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Preview: Red Bull Sound Select’s 30 Days In LA *MUST-SEE Shows!

October 30th, 2014 by | Alternative/Indie, Concert/Festival Review, Dance, Electronic Rock, Electropop, Hip-Hop/Rap, R&B, Rock, synthpop |

unnamed1 Preview: Red Bull Sound Selects 30 Days In LA *MUST SEE Shows!So we are soon approaching something very awesome in LA featuring over 60 musicians in a 30 day period in November. Starting November 1st through November 30th, Red Bull Sound Select has put together 30 concerts showcasing various talents and I can’t be more excited. My coworkers at The Grammys and I have been talking about this constantly about what shows were going to, as I’m really excited not only because of the musical variety that RBSS has curated during the month of November but highlighting local acts that need more attention and curating shows at venues all over this vast city of Angels. Below I’m here to tell you which 5 shows you definitely can’t miss! (more…)

Review: Brother Ruxpin, Keith Masters, Verbs and Awfully Awesome at The Mint

May 13th, 2014 by | Concert/Festival Review, Electronic Tuesday, Electropop, Hip-Hop/Rap |

10286832 10152036648347327 8819582795034813938 o 450x600 Review: Brother Ruxpin, Keith Masters, Verbs and Awfully Awesome at The MintLast week on Monday, I saw 4 different musicians perform in the back of The Mint for what was a packed audience performing hip-hop and electronic music in a crowded intimate space. The artists I saw included Keith MastersVerbs, Awfully Awesome and Brother Ruxpin DJing. Read my review below.
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Exclusive: Q&A Interview with Thurz

April 8th, 2014 by | Before Bigs Exclusive, Hip-Hop/Rap |

image proxy large 3 399x600 Exclusive: Q&A Interview with ThurzLast Friday I attended Red Bull Sound Select’s pop-up show for Chuck Inglish‘s record release party for his latest album, Convertibles. It was a great show (read my review here), and I was afforded the opportunity to interview rising LA hip-hop act Thurz before the show as he was opening for Chuck Inglish. Here’s most of what I (@ImZachSE) talked about with Thurz (@Thurzday) before the show.
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Review: Thurz and Chuck Inglish at The Well *Packed house

April 8th, 2014 by | Concert/Festival Review, Hip-Hop/Rap |

image proxy large 600x399 Review: Thurz and Chuck Inglish at The Well *Packed houseWhenever I think of Thurz, I immediately think of the hook in his song, “Goddamn goddamn” and how catchy that hip-hop song is. Last Friday I got to witness Los Angeles rapper Thurz and his band perform live at The Well in Downtown Los Angeles opening for Chuck Inglish (of The Cool Kids) at the Red Bull Sound Select pop-up Show Friday night. It was my first hip-hop show since March and definitely well worth it. Read more below. (more…)

Download: Sage The Gemini ft. IAMSU – Gas Pedal (Zero Calories Remix)

April 4th, 2014 by | Hip-Hop/Rap |

artworks 000075270911 mf5qn4 t500x500 Download: Sage The Gemini ft. IAMSU   Gas Pedal (Zero Calories Remix)This is one of those ratchet club songs to get down to. So when you press play on this, fix yourself a drink and start dancing, because this is a song that tears the club off or whatever sort of words sound really hot. Shout out to Kosha Dillz for sharing this trap/hip-hop remix to me.

Video: iSH – Light Up feat. Daniel Richter *hip-pop fun

April 3rd, 2014 by | Hip-Hop/Rap, Music Video, Pop |

bg4 610 600x337 Video: iSH   Light Up feat. Daniel Richter *hip pop funWhy has my favorite new hip-hop been coming out of Canada? With the latest video from Zoo Legacy to everything Drake puts out to always remembering who the most underrated hip-hop artist of all time is, K-Os, Canada has been balling more in the hip-hop department than America, step up Patriots!

Here’s the latest hip-pop video from iSH which sounds like a radio hit if more well known artists were attached to this production. Watch the video to “Light Up” featuring Daniel Richter below. (more…)

Video+Download: Zoo Legacy – CRWD *alternative hip-hop

April 2nd, 2014 by | Alternative/Indie, Hip-Hop/Rap, Music Video |

Zoo Legacy Video+Download: Zoo Legacy   CRWD *alternative hip hopCanada’s best alternative hip-hop band Zoo Legacy has released a new single in “CRWD” with a video release and single available for FREE download! “CRWD” continues their almost laid back hip-hop/alternative approach with catchy hooks and overall a grooving track easy to get into. I’ve long been a fan of this band and am glad to hear they have released something new!

Watch the video to “CRWD” below and watch support their kickstarter campaign so we can get a new album from these emerging musicians!
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Video: Chance Waters ft. The Griswolds – Bonnie *indie hip-pop

April 1st, 2014 by | Alternative/Indie, Hip-Hop/Rap, Music Video, Pop |

unnamed 600x360 Video: Chance Waters ft. The Griswolds   Bonnie *indie hip popNot sure how to categorize this song but I think it has this hip indie pop-rock feel that is very fun from some awesome Australian musicians in MC Chance Waters and infectious pop-rock band The Griswolds, my favorite emerging pop-rock band in Australia and maybe worldwide!

The video is the perfect companion piece to the multi-talented Chance Waters‘ ”Bonnie,” the MC’s collaboration with Sydney indie-poppers The Griswolds. The song blurs lines with pop hooks, harmonies, swathes of live instrumentation and world class production from Adelaide producer One Above (Hilltop Hoods).You can hear elements of Lily Allen crossed with Macklemore, crossed with the jubilation of such modern pop upstarts as Capital Cities.

Watch “Bonnie” below and start singing along to the catchy chorus. Do me a favor and comment below if you know anybody named Bonnie and who is younger than 30 years old. (more…)

Review: The Wyld at Bardot’s It’s A School Night

March 26th, 2014 by | Alternative/Indie, Concert/Festival Review, Hip-Hop/Rap |

10003278 775430655802913 211101178 n 600x400 Review: The Wyld at Bardots Its A School NightNew Zealand alternative hip-hop trio The Wyld made their US performance debut with an intimate show at Bardot in Hollywood, California to a packed house. During the show, I spotted my friend and rapper @KoshaDillz and we were able to discuss the performance we were watching. To be honest, I hate to talk bad but I wasn’t impressed with The Wyld at all. This is a band I’ve been following since fall 2010 when they came onto the scene with “Revolution” and followed that up with “Full Circle” nearly a month later in late 2010. I became a huge fan and thought they had a ton of potential as they had this Kid Cudi with a Cage The Elephant vibe. They didn’t release anything for a while until fall 2013 with the release of Abstract EP, which really disappointed me as there was only 1 song from it, I’ve since continued to enjoy, “Wake Up” plus their new edit of “Revolution”.
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Review: Aer, RDGLDGRN and New Beat Fund live at El Rey Theatre

March 12th, 2014 by | Alternative/Indie, Chill/Jam/Reggae, Concert/Festival Review, Hip-Hop/Rap, Rock |

BiMFOAlCcAIilcu 450x600 Review: Aer, RDGLDGRN and New Beat Fund live at El Rey TheatreLast Friday I saw three impressive up-and-coming bands in New Beat FundRDGLDGRN and AER at El Rey Theatre. It was my first time seeing all three of these bands and my first time at the Los Angeles music venue; read my review below.
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