Smallpools live at The Fonda Theatre

So after I went to dinner with my parents and my girlfriend for my birthday, I won myself a pair of tickets to see Smallpools at Fonda Theatre in Hollywood and walked over to that show after a fine dining experience from Cleo at The Redbury Hotel. Smallpools was fantastic live, bringing...

Review: Walk The Moon, Saint Motel and Holychild at The Greek Theatre

The best concert I attended this year was seeing Walk The Moon, Saint Motel and a bit of HOLYCHILD live at The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. It was an incredible show mostly because of Walk The Moon, Saint Motel and the perfect weather at the magical outdoor intimate venue of The...

Stream: Best of October 2015 *new Miike Snow, Goldroom, Skrillex & The Game, and Outasight

Ok so below is a 50 track playlist of my favorite songs that got released in October 2015 on Soundcloud. It's a huge variety and below the playlist, I'll touch on some that were personally sent to me or from artists that we've written on here before and are big...

Review: Kero Kero Bonito and Skylar Spence live at The Echo

Last Thursday, I was in for a wild ride of alternative music as alternative dance pop trio Kero Kero Bonito and indie alternative pop band Skylar Spence performed at The Echo in Los Angeles. Even though the show started late and I couldn't catch all of Skylar Spence's set because of work...

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

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...

Review: Hozier at the Theatre at Ace Hotel *great band, great voice

Hozier is not the best musician I've seen live but he is a crowd pleaser, get's everybody involved in singing along to his tunes and has a great band backing a great voice. I had the pleasure of getting on the guest list for Live From The Artists Den production...

Stream: Magic Giant - Set On Fire *must-listen uplifting folk

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 Giant, Monogem and Con Bro Chill are performing at Troubadour in West Hollywood. I'll be there and hope...

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

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...

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

Last Saturday I attended the Taste of South Lake Festival in South Pasadena, California, seeing Freedom Fry, Run River North, The 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...

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

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. Grimes, whose follow-up to "Visions" is one of the most highly anticipated albums of the year, will kick off the live performances Nov. 2...

Review: Oliver Riot at The Satellite

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...

Review: Story Of The Running Wolf at Bootleg Theater

This past Monday I caught Story Of The Running Wolf, who opened for the first night of Kid Cadaver's residency on Monday nights at the Bootleg Theater. SOTRW is a nostalgic 80's band with good synth pop/electro pop vibes. The two-piece band really jams out and dresses in awesome attire. My...

Review: Years & Years and Tei Shi live at The Wiltern

Last Wednesday I went to The Wiltern to see Tei Shi and Years & Years live at The Wiltern. It was a great show and mostly worth the price of admission as Years & Years was incredible and Tei Shi was pretty decent in getting the crowd in the right mood for...

Best of Soundcloud September 2015

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. Sydney native DJ and producer, Wave Racer, unveils the second single "World Record" feat. Lido from his forthcoming Flash...

Review: Spirit Animal at Bootleg Theater *emerging alt-rock band

Last night I caught alternative rock n roll band Spirit Animal at The Bootleg Bar in Los Angeles. It was a free show and it was totally worth it seeing this emerging band who I think will be on a local radio station by the end of 2015 or sometime in...

Review: Body Language live at The Satellite

Last Saturday night, after attending Tarfest (review here) and going out to dinner in K-Town, we arrived at Dance Yourself Clean at The Satellite to see Powers  and Body Language. We ended up seeing only Body Language and the fantastic Dance Yourself Clean DJs spinning indie dance pop tunes but what a wonderful...

Review: Tarfest 2015 with Gavin Turek and The Shelters

Last Saturday I caught two shows in one day. The first show I went to was a mini-festival free at La Brea Tar Pits called Tarfest. It was the 13th Annual Tarfest and this year they had sexy singer/dancer Gavin Turek headline and emerging psychedelic rock band The Shelters perform...

Review: Tune-Yards at Santa Monica Pier *Must-see band

Last Thursday for the final Twilight Concert Series show at Santa Monica Pier, I saw Tune-Yards bring their best under the backdrop of the Pacific Ocean. Tune-Yards dazzled the crowd with upbeat yet unusual beats, weird instrumentals and overall some fun almost ritualistic music that really drew the crowd in to...

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

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...

Review: Fool's Gold and Isaac Rother & The Phantoms at Echoplex

Last Thursday I witnessed Isaac Rother & The Phantoms and Fool's Gold live at The Echoplex as part of Red Bull Sound Select's monthly LA concert series showcasing underrated bands. It was truly a great show with Isaac Rother & The Phantoms bringing a 60's and 70's psychedelic rock pop variety that was catchy...

Review: We Are The West and Morello in The Underground Series

Last Saturday I worked the merchandise and food & beverage table at We Are The West's "The Underground Series" a monthly concert done in an underground parking garage on a Saturday night in Santa Monica, California that features We Are The West and a different opening act each month. It was...

Review: Echo Park Rising *Harriet Brown, Happyness, Survive

Last weekend I attended Echo Park Rising for a few hours and caught acts that were mostly forgettable except for Harriet Brown, an Asian male with a bowl cut who might be the 2nd coming of Prince! Here's my review of the acts I saw below. I arrived around 4:30 and...

Review: Ben Browning (of Cut Copy) live at Santa Monica Pier

Last Thursday I caught Ben Browning, Bassist of Cut Copy, perform for free at Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica, CA. It was a solid show and because I LOVE CUT COPY I had to see Ben Browning's solo project. It's not as dance-able as Cut Copy is but surprisingly real...

Review: Mike Posner and Main Attrakionz at Bardot

Last Monday, I caught cloud rap duo Main Attrakionz and Mike Posner perform new songs to much delight of the Hollywood crowd at Bardot. Main Attrakionz opened things up quite nicely with wave-y beats, solid rhymes and just a really good presence, I'm super excited for their debut album to come out...

Review: Coin, Pretty Sister at Bardot

June 9, indie rockers COIN, made their LA debut performing at KCRW's It's A School Night at Bardot in Hollywood, CA. They rocked out and performed some future hits and were a lot of fun to see live! My favorite song by far was "Run", their single that's hitting alternative stations...

Review: Milo Greene at The Echo

In late April I caught the fantastic energetic Los Angeles indie folk rock band, Milo Greene, who played many songs from their new album while also wowing the crowd with old favorite, "1957". Headliner Milo Greene entranced the crowd with their complex brand of indie folk rock, replete with four-part harmonies...

BtB Episode 9 featuring Tahsan Scott of Groundsounds.com

Before the Bigs Music Podcast episode 9 was a bit shorter (around an hour versus hour and 5 minutes like the other episodes) but it was packed full of great new tunes in hip-hop, dance, alternative and much more variety as Tahsan Scott of Groundsounds.com came on the show and...

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

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...

BtB Podcast Episode 7 ft Griz, Big Data, Galantis, Viceroy, and much much more!

                                      Before the Bigs Podcast 7 is out and it's a doozy full of 15 tracks as I hosted the show solo but found some great hidden gems to play for you. Included in this episode are new tracks from GRiZ, Big Data, Galantis, Viceroy featuring K.flay, Urban Cone, Great Good Fine Ok, Max And the Moon, Pr0files, Bad...