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

August 31st, 2015 by | Alternative/Indie, Concert/Festival Review, Pop, Rock |

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 and fun. (more…)

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

August 17th, 2015 by | Alternative/Indie, Concert/Festival Review, Electropop, R&B, synthpop |

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.

Review: Papadosio & The Main Squeeze live at Echoplex

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

About 10 days ago I witnessed a very laid back almost trippy performance from Papadosio and a ton of fun covers and original tunes from one of the most underrated bands, The Main Squeeze, at Echoplex. Read more below. (more…)

Review: Com Truise at Echoplex

March 10th, 2014 by | Ambient, Concert/Festival Review, Dance, Electro |

A couple Friday’s ago I saw Com Truise at Echoplex. This show felt like being in the game Tron but with drugs like speed and cocaine to enhance your skills in the game. It was almost surreal, especially since Com Truise had the lights going in accordance to the beats he was making; truly a sweet show to be at although some vocals would be nice. I really enjoyed all of it as the music puts you in a trance to dance and feels great but I would love some damn vocalist on stage with Com Truise, that would make things really interesting.

Anyways it’s tough to pick a favorite but the most memorable was probably “Brokendate”. Watch the interesting video for that song below.

Review: FIDLAR at Echoplex

March 10th, 2014 by | Concert/Festival Review, Rock |

About 10 days ago I attended Red Bull Sound Select’s latest LA offering, which was FIDLAR at an all ages affair at Echoplex. Read my review below.


Preview: FIDLAR, Cheatahs, Cherry Glazerr, Isaac Rother & the Phantoms at Echoplex 2/27

February 26th, 2014 by | Music Video, Rock |

Tomorrow night will be a crazy good punk rock show featuring LA’s very own FIDLAR and rising local artists Cherry Glazerr and Isaac Rother & the Phantoms. Also London-based four-piece Cheatahs has also been added to the bill.

The showcase was curated by new Los Angeles curator Amoeba Music and will feature the smooth stylings of LA-based quintet Isaac Rother & The Phantoms, who harken back to an era when rock ‘n roll was simple, fun and dangerous. Meanwhile, LA trio Cherry Glazerr combines lo-fi shoegaze elements with relentless driving grooves. Fiery alt-rockers Cheatahs will celebrate the recent release of their self-titled debut album, which VICE named February’s Best Album of the Month. They’ll join headliners FIDLAR, who have a reputation for being one of the most exciting punk bands on the planet. I’ve seen FIDLAR before and they know how to rock out with lots of energy, creating a really fun raucous environment.

The show is just $3 with RSVP to and $12 without RSVPing. So if you have any interest, make sure to RSVP, especially since it’s at one of the most underrated music venues in LA, Echoplex!

Below, watch FIDLAR’s latest video, “Cocaine”, starring comedian/actor Nick Offerman pissing everywhere around LA.

Review: Penguin Prison live at Echoplex

February 25th, 2014 by | Concert/Festival Review, Dance, Disco, Electropop, House, Music Video, synthpop |

Saturday night I saw one of the best performances of a DJ singing ever in Brooklyn’s Chris Glover aka Penguin Prison performing live at Echoplex. The only other DJ who also sang that possibly rivals how awesome of a performance I saw Saturday night might be that of Mystery Skulls back in October at Culture Collide Festival. (more…)

Review: Wildcat! Wildcat!, Body Parts, Scavenger Hunt, Mt. Ossa live

February 24th, 2014 by | Alternative/Indie, Concert/Festival Review |

This past Friday, I was given the ultimate Echo Park music fan hall pass, I got all-access into two venues in one night, enjoying Scavenger Hunt upstairs at The Echo and Mt. OssaBody Parts, and Wildcat! Wildcat! downstairs at Echoplex. It was quite the night of good alternative dance pop music and I’ll try to recap what I enjoyed most below. (more…)

Review: Culture Collide Festival (Miami Horror, Mystery Skulls, Gemini Club, Plastic Plates, Maya Vik, and Ghost Wave)

October 15th, 2013 by | Concert/Festival Review |

Late last week I caught Filter Magazine’s 4th Annual Culture Collide Festival. I went to days one and two of the three day festival and thoroughly enjoyed most of the acts I saw, although this years lineup didn’t have the same sexiness that previous lineups had, although Maya Vik is one sexy lead singer/guitarist! Read more below for reviews on the acts I enjoyed, which included: Maya VikGhost WavePlastic PlatesMiami Horror (DJ Set + live band), Gemini Club and Mystery Skulls.

I was going to write reviews of every band I saw but I didn’t enjoy every band and feel it’s better to not saying anything at all on them if I have nothing good to say.

Goldroom, Ghost Beach & Carousel Light Up the Echoplex

November 2nd, 2012 by | Alternative/Indie, Before Bigs Exclusive, Concert/Festival Review, Electropop, synthpop |

(Pictured Above; Ghost Beach)

Last Thursday, I was blessed to see a great show at the Echoplex in Silverlake. Goldroom, Carousel and Ghost Beach absolutely rocked a packed house full of energetic hipsters. All three have a style each unique in it’s own way.

Originally apart of synth pop trio NightWaves, Goldroom of Los Angeles provided a laid-back disco feel similar to Poolside. It is perfect for the typical Southern California vibe and even though it is not summertime anymore, it sure felt like it when he was on stage. Below is my favorite track of his from the night.

Goldroom – “Morgan’s Bay”:

Brooklyn based electro-pop duo, Carousel will soon become house hold names in the music industry. Their catchy and genuine sound  got the crowd dancing their shoes off.This was the first time I have ever seen them live but certainly not the last. Check out my favorite track of theirs from the night that will surly be getting some radio time soon.

Carousel – “Open Road”:

By far the best performance of the night that I saw was that of Ghost Beach. Hailing from New York City, this tropical grit pop group provides an 80’s rock influence with a modern day alternative rock sound. They were featured on our Best You Never Heard 7: Summer Underdogs mixtape back in August. This group is going places and I look forward to seeing them perform live again. My favorite track of theirs from the night is below.

Ghost Beach – “Tear Us Apart”: 

As a whole, this show featured some great electro-pop up-and-comers that are worth taking a closer look. I cannot wait to see how they progress as artists.



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