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Review: Make Music Pasadena 2014 featuring Saint Motel, Run River North, Yuna and The Record Company

June 10th, 2014 by | Alternative/Indie, Chill/Jam/Reggae, Concert/Festival Review, Pop, Rock |

10365349 10152203036371523 6485846312974828339 o 399x600 Review: Make Music Pasadena 2014 featuring Saint Motel, Run River North, Yuna and The Record CompanyAt Make Music Pasadena 2014, the free arts & music festival in Downtown Pasadena, California, I saw about 5 or 6 musicians, about 4 of which definitely kept my attention and were a pleasure to see live. Read my review on Saint MotelRun River NorthYuna and The Record Company. (more…)

Stream: The Griswolds – Beware The Dog *new indie pop-rock single

May 20th, 2014 by | Alternative/Indie, Pop, Rock |

artworks 000078845514 8749c2 t500x500 Stream: The Griswolds   Beware The Dog *new indie pop rock singleMy favorite up-and-coming Australian band, The Griswolds, released their latest single off their debut album, “Beware The Dog” and it’s so much fun! I love the pop-rock vibe that is just so catchy and sounds a bit tropical, like your dancing on a raft floating down a tropical Amazonian river with exotic animals and tribal people following you along the river dancing and cheering as you are dancing on this raft floating down some exotic river outside your comfort zone.

Stream the new Tony Hoffer (Beck, M83) produced single ”Beware The Dog” from The Griswolds below.

I can’t wait for The Griswolds debut album to come out, it’s going to be great!

Review: De Lux at The Echo *sold out post-punk dance party

May 3rd, 2014 by | Concert/Festival Review, Dance, Rock |

12945628945 cf0eecd907 o Review: De Lux at The Echo *sold out post punk dance partyA few weeks ago I saw post-punk dance band De Lux perform live at Los Angeles venue, The Echo. This Los Angeles-based band, signed to Innovative Leisure, is poised to breakout once they start touring more and open for a similar band like !!! (chk chk chk), Rapture, and Talking Heads. (more…)

Hidden Gem: Saints of Valory *upbeat alternative Pop/Rock

April 8th, 2014 by | Alternative/Indie, Concert/Festival Review, Hidden Gem, Music Video, Pop, Rock |

1957299 saints of valory 617 409 600x397 Hidden Gem: Saints of Valory *upbeat alternative Pop/RockI don’t know how I discovered this band, I just found four of their songs on my iTunes that I downloaded in December and finally got to. But wow, Saints of Valory‘s four song Possibilities EP is some great upbeat fun that I enjoy very much! This rock/alternative/pop band signed to Atlantic Records and are a hit!

Stream the Saints of Valory‘s Possibilities EP to understand the hype, my favorites are “Kids”, “Long Time Coming” and “Back Up”.

Oh wait, now I remember how I might have discovered them! When I was really into ”Royals” covers, I think I came across theres and became a fan of the band. Watch their Saints of Valory‘s acoustic cover to “Royals”, the harmonized vocals are hot and makes you want to sing along to Lorde‘s catchy lyrics!
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Review: X Ambassadors at Bootleg Theatre *excellent

April 7th, 2014 by | Concert/Festival Review, Rock |

6 600x450 Review: X Ambassadors at Bootleg Theatre *excellentLast Thursday I saw an excellent performance from X Ambassadors, who debuted new tracks off their latest EP, The Reason as well as did a brief cover of “Sabotage” by Beastie Boys to lead into another one of their tracks. They even performed two songs in their encore, including “Brother” off their first EP and a song with Jamie N Commons, “Jungle”, that makes me want to see the film the song was made for.

Overall a very impressive performance from the rising Brooklyn band signed to Kid In A Korner’s label (Imagine Dragons, Skylar Grey, Jamie N Commons), the subsidiary under Interscope led by producer Alex Da Kid. I highly recommend catching X Ambassadors live as they will not disappoint because of their high energy, catchy hooks and the drums and guitar are straight fire throughout the song.

I loved all but 1 song, some acoustic slowed-down jam that I wasn’t in the mood for. Other than that, nearly perfect set and this group is going to blow up once their debut album drops! Stream “Brother” and The Reason EP below, all the tracks on that are STRAIGHT FIRE!

Video: Wunder Wunder – Coastline *upbeat retro psychadelia

April 3rd, 2014 by | Alternative/Indie, Music Video, Rock |

wunder Video: Wunder Wunder   Coastline *upbeat retro psychadelia

We initially introduced you to Wunder Wunder through “Sure Stuck” which was a very fun track that I wanted to listen to while cruising on a long board through a beach town. Their latest “Coastline” makes you want to ride your longboard skateboard to the beach.

This song makes me want to run to a beach and see how far I go until I’m annoyed by all the salt water and call it quits and say, “fuck sand” as I inevitably will say at some point when I go to the beach. Anyways, shouts to Noisey for premiering Wunder Wunder‘s latest video for “Coastline”, it’s a fun beach rock retro psychadelia type of song that’s easy to enjoy.

Watch “Coastline” below.
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Review: Miniature Tigers at The Roxy Theatre *They were AMAZING!

March 31st, 2014 by | Alternative/Indie, Concert/Festival Review, Pop, Rock |

127c6ea8b84911e3be071265523e6823 8 600x600 Review: Miniature Tigers at The Roxy Theatre *They were AMAZING!Maybe the best performance I’ve ever seen at The Roxy Theatre occurred last Saturday when I went to see Miniature Tigers perform at the classic West Hollywood venue. Read more of my review below.
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Video: Wildlife – Born To Ruin *emerging Canadian indie rockers

March 28th, 2014 by | Alternative/Indie, Rock |

a0741684923 10 600x600 Video: Wildlife   Born To Ruin *emerging Canadian indie rockersCanadian indie rockers Wildlife will be touring this April in support of their recently released sophomore album, “…On The Heart,” and I thought I’d share their latest single “Born To Ruin” from that album. Below are the tour dates, which includes an LA show at Troubadour that I can’t wait to attend! Also below is the music video to “Born To Ruin”.
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Video: Miniature Tigers – Swimming Pool Blues *summer indie pop-rock fun!

March 27th, 2014 by | Music Video, Pop, Rock |

unnamed 600x334 Video: Miniature Tigers   Swimming Pool Blues *summer indie pop rock fun!Miniature Tigers have just released the video for their new single “Swimming Pool Blues.” The pool-side sun-infused clip debuted on NYLON today, who said “Good to the last synth, this video is getting us seriously psyched for summer.”

The band is finishing up a headlining tour and will be playing at The Roxy Theatre in LA this Saturday.  Their much-anticipated new LP Cruel Runnings, is slated for release June 10 via YEBO Music.

It’s hard not to sing along to the chorus and when the lead singer keeps singing “yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah”, it’s so catchy and fun, I want summer now because of this song!

Watch “Swimming Pool Blues” (iTunes) below.
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Review: Real Estate at The Fonda Theatre *chill indie relaxation tunes

March 24th, 2014 by | Alternative/Indie, Chill/Jam/Reggae, Concert/Festival Review, Rock |

real estate 1 600x400 Review: Real Estate at The Fonda Theatre *chill indie relaxation tunesAlmost two weeks ago I saw Real Estate perform at The Fonda Theatre in Hollywood. I enjoyed most of the songs and constantly felt like I would most enjoy hearing them live if I was on a roller coaster backwards and in slow motion, that’s how their music feels. Hard to tell you my favorite song since most of their records have this chill laid back indie rock vibe that’s easy to enjoy but also easy to forget. Below was the song I loved hearing them perform the most, which was a cover of the Neil Young track, “Only Love Can Break Your Heart” in which they brought out supporting act The Shiloh‘s to help them cover it. It was delightful yet the tone sad but very enjoyable because most of the crowd got into it and sang along. (more…)


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