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Review: Cut Copy opens up Red Bull’s #30DaysInLA

November 3rd, 2014 by | Alternative/Indie, Concert/Festival Review, Dance, Electropop, Music Video, Rock, synthpop |

image proxy large 600x392 Review: Cut Copy opens up Red Bulls #30DaysInLAOn Saturday November 1st, Red Bull Sound Select’s #30DaysInLA kicked off with Australian dance pop/rock band Cut Copy headlining a fantastic show at the Downtown Los Angeles Luxe Hotel parking lot across the street from LA Live. I absolutely love Cut Copy, they are in my top 5 favorite artists I’ve seen live with their upbeat, catchy fun dance tunes and lyrics that are easy to sing along to and uplifting.

I loved almost every single song they played and after seeing them for the first time since 2011, I was so excited to be able to take my close friend @MikeRips, who saw Cut Copy with me back at Pacific Festival 2011 so I knew I had to invite him again. Thanks to Grandstand Media for hooking me up with press passes and I can’t wait to attend further Red Bull Sound Select shows in LA this month and beyond!

Below are a few must-listen Cut Copy tracks. (more…)

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: 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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