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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: X Ambassadors at Bootleg Theatre *excellent

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

Last 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!

Review: Madi Diaz live at Bootleg Theatre

August 15th, 2013 by | Concert/Festival Review, Electropop, Pop, Rock |

A couple days ago, I had the pleasure of seeing electro pop/rock act Madi Diaz at LA’s Bootleg Theatre. I originally came to see electro indie pop duo Carousel thinking they would be going on at 9pm but however stumbled upon Madi Diaz, who was a joy live. Before seeing her live, I had only known her music through her vocals being used on what I consider the most underrated summer jam of 2012, Viceroy‘s “Chase Us Around”.

Madi Diaz has an 80’s vibe minus the reliance on synths and with more of a rock vibe. She’s a up-and-coming artist you should keep an eye on as she engages the audience with her booming voice that creates a fun vibe seeing them live. It’s very easy to dance to their music and some of the hooks are quite catchy. I highly recommend seeing Madi Diaz live as this is an artist I hope gets the recognition they deserve and get a major record deal as Madi could become a star if connected with the right people and set up open for acts like Tegan & Sara or Haim.

Anyways, here’s my favorites from Madi Diaz, which is also her newest song.

Download “Stay Together” below.

Review: Carousel & Trails and Ways live at Bootleg Theatre

March 15th, 2013 by | Alternative/Indie, Concert/Festival Review, Electronic Rock, Electropop, Rock |

Last Saturday I had the pleasure to catch indie electro pop duo Carousel and dream pop quartet, Trails and Ways, live at the Bootleg Theatre near Downtown Los Angeles. Read my review below. (more…)

Black Crystal Wolf Kids, Weapons of Audio and Mind the Gap at The Bootleg Theatre

November 8th, 2011 by | Alternative/Indie, Concert/Festival Review, Hip-Hop/Rap, Rock |

I know I’m a bit late on this review but on Halloween night, I was blessed to see three very talented music groups perform. It all went down at the Bootleg Theatre in Silver Lake. I saw the Black Crystal Wolf Kids, Weapons of Audio, and Mind the Gap kill it on stage. Everyone was in their costumes and it was a very great vibe f0r an awesome concert.

Black Crystal Wolf Kids are an indie rock cover band who impersonate many widely popular alternative rock groups with style. This group has a solid following and loves getting very involved with their crowds at their shows. They just love to enjoy themselves and joke around on stage which makes them even more legit. This show featured songs by the likes of Foster the People, MGMT and many others. My favorite was their cover of Foster the People’s “Pumped Up Kicks”. They sounded so much like the real band. All I have is the live version for now but it is still very enjoyable. Check it out below.

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Next up was Weapons of Audio, this was my third time seeing them live and though their drummer Grey couldn’t make it to this show, they still do an amazing job on stage. My favorite track of theirs live is one that has been at the top of my list for a while. Check out the future radio hit “Night Light” below.

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Finally to cap off a great night of music came a very talented an unique band called Mind The Gap. The are an indie pop-rock band whose group members are a Korean, a Sri Lankan, a Mexican, and a Jew from Cleveland. Their stage presence was great an they even dressed up in costumes that matched their stereotypes and their response to it was “we are who we are”. Check out my favorite track of theirs below called “Once You Leave”. Enjoy!

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