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Young Creatures Live at The Bootleg Bar

November 19th, 2015 by | Alternative/Indie, Chill/Jam/Reggae, Concert/Festival Review, Rock |

Last night I watched indie psychedelic rock band Young Creatures entertain us with some tracks at their show at The Bootleg Bar. I thought they started the set off strong with some of their more memorable tracks like “Give Me A Reason” and “Fear All The Things”. This is a quality band to see in LA, I hope they  can open for some really big psych rock band to give them more exposure.

Listen to their album below, the first two tracks are my favorites.

Review: Con Bro Chill, Magic Giant and Monogem at The Troubadour

October 22nd, 2015 by | Alternative/Indie, Chill/Jam/Reggae, Concert/Festival Review, Electropop, synthpop |


Last night I was fortunate enough to get put on the guest list to cover indie electronic folk band Magic Giant who combine the harmonic grassroots elements of folk with some dubstep-type beats in parts of some of their songs. But what makes Magic Giant really stick out is there high energy performances from each member for the 4-piece band. This was my 4th time seeing them live, the first time over a year ago at the first ever (and best) Daybreaker LA when not only did they perform but Eric Sharp played the best morning dance set ever. Listen to that set in the morning and it will bring you the best vibes to start your day. Anyways I’m getting off topic. Below is my review of the show in which I saw Monogem perform a couple songs, Magic Giant perform about 6 songs including an Outkast “Hey Ya” cover and Con Bro Chill bring their neon lights party that maybe showed me what partying in the 80’s was like as every song they performed was about partying.
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Stream: Magic Giant – Set On Fire *must-listen uplifting folk

October 21st, 2015 by | Chill/Jam/Reggae, Pop |

My favorite local folk band Magic Giant has released a new single, “Set On Fire” and it’s a must-listen. It’s an uplifting upbeat folk song that makes you want to sing and dance. Stream it below.

Tonight Magic GiantMonogem and Con Bro Chill are performing at Troubadour in West Hollywood. I’ll be there and hope to see you as well. Here’s the details: facebook event page

Review: Jeremy Loops and Brick + Mortar live at The Roxy

October 15th, 2015 by | Alternative/Indie, Chill/Jam/Reggae, Concert/Festival Review, Drum & Bass, Pop, Rock |

Last night I got to catch two artists I’ve never seen or really dug deep into to be quite honest. However after the show, I left a huge fan, scanning the internet for as much of their material as possible as Brick + Mortar and Jeremy Loops were two incredible bands that got the party started on hump day last night at The Roxy in West Hollywood. This was the first night of their tour together and both DIY artists really impressed the young millennial audience by crafting jams that were hand-clapping, raise your fist in the air pop/rock fun. (more…)

Review: Freedom Fry, Run River North, The Colourist and The Bird And The Bee live in Pasadena

October 13th, 2015 by | Alternative/Indie, Chill/Jam/Reggae, Concert/Festival Review, Electropop, Pop, Rock |

Last Saturday I attended the Taste of South Lake Festival in South Pasadena, California, seeing Freedom FryRun River NorthThe Colourist and The Bird and The Bee for FREE at this community music and food festival that supports local Pasadena businesses.

Not only did I eat delicious local cuisine food that cost little nothing and have a few free samples but I got to sing and dance along to some of my favorite up and coming acts and see The Bird And The Bee live which was pretty fun. Here’s my review. (more…)

RBSS Presents 30 Days in LA featuring Chromeo, Flume, Kiesza, Toro Y Moi and more!

October 12th, 2015 by | Alternative/Indie, Chill/Jam/Reggae, Dance, Electropop, Hip-Hop/Rap, Music Video, Pop, synthpop |

Red Bull Sound Select Presents: 30 Days In LA 2015 Lineup

Red Bull Sound Select Presents: 30 Days in LA returns to venues all across Los Angeles in November for the second annual installation of the month-long music festival. (more…)

Review: Oliver Riot at The Satellite

October 8th, 2015 by | Alternative/Indie, Chill/Jam/Reggae |


So instead of catching Kid Cadaver for their residency at Bootleg Theater this past Monday, I skipped out after SOTRW to see my friend Ben and his band Oliver Riot jam out with their raw acid folk which was quite fun. I don’t remember any of the original songs quite well but my favorite was their “Riptide” cover by Vance Joy. The crowd was asking for it and they played it; it was so awesome and a lot of fun to hear that song.

Here’s a video of them performing on The Tomorrow Show with their song “Alcatraz” which now I remember them playing Monday at The Satellite and just jamming out. This is my favorite original song from them. (more…)

Best of Soundcloud September 2015

October 1st, 2015 by | Alternative/Indie, Chill/Jam/Reggae, Dance, Disco, Electronic Dance Music, Electronic Rock, Electropop, Pop, R&B, Rock, synthpop |

Below is a 40-track playlist of my favorite songs released in September 2015 on soundcloud. It’s an eclectic diverse mix and here’s some words on some of the tracks and artists featured.

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Best of August 2015 on Soundcloud *60 songs to get you through the day (and night)!

September 2nd, 2015 by | Alternative/Indie, Chill/Jam/Reggae, Dance, Disco, Electro, Electronic Rock, Electropop, Guest Mix, Hip-Hop/Rap, House, Pop, R&B, Remix, Rock, synthpop |

So I decided the best way to put together all the songs I discovered in August 2015 would be to make an epic playlist dedicated to all those songs. Below is the 60-track playlist which ranges in genre and the popularity of the artist. Read below the playlist to hear my thoughts on several of these artists to keep an eye on. (more…)

BtB Podcast Ep 8 with Joel from Lights & Music Entertainment!

March 5th, 2015 by | Ambient, Before the Bigs Radio, Chill/Jam/Reggae, Dance, Disco, Electro, Electronic Rock, Electropop, Guest Mix, House, Pop, Remix, synthpop |

This week I had my friend Joel from Lights & Music Entertainment, a concert promoting/music production company that is on the rise with parties in LA, Seattle and Portland. Joel Albers is taking concerts to another level by creating dance-able vibes through indie pop vibes. I attended the last night of 8th Grader’s residency at The Satellite through Joel’s Dance Yrself Clean party in Silverlake and had a fantastic time singing and dancing a bit along to 8th Grader‘s Neo R&B/indie electro pop vibes. We also talk his new showcase, KILLER DISKO, more info here.

Before the Bigs Podcast Episode 8 with Joel from Lights & Music Entertainment by Beforebigs.Com on Mixcloud

Stream the podcast in full above where Joel and I talk not only 8th Grader but we get an exclusive preview of 8th Grader‘s collaboration with TouchTone who Joel calls the most underrated disco producer in LA, new edit from JRocc (of The Knocks) to Tuxedo‘s “Do It”. We got lounge house from PANG, new song from Scarlett Johansson/Este Haim’s The Singles collaboration which is produced by Dave Sitek, new remixes from Shook, Cats Hero, Monsieur Adi and Chimes to songs I absolutely love. Also Joel introduces me to machineheart, plus we close out the show with a feel good electro house pop song from Goldhouse and disco funky vibes from Falcon Punch. Stream most of the tracks played on the podcast on soundcloud below.


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