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Hidden Gem: De Lux *post-punk dance like Rapture, Talking Heads

April 9th, 2014 by | Dance, Electronic Rock, Electropop, Hidden Gem |

de lux scion av 600x399 Hidden Gem: De Lux *post punk dance like Rapture, Talking HeadsLos Angeles duo De Lux is back with a new video to “It All Works All The Time”. These guys are a hit in the realm of post punk dance revival acts like RaptureTalking Heads, !!! (chk chk chk) and Scissor Sisters. It’s very fun laid back music that you can dance to.

Watch “It All Works All The Time” from the Innovative Leisure band De Lux.
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Review: Thurz and Chuck Inglish at The Well *Packed house

April 8th, 2014 by | Concert/Festival Review, Hip-Hop/Rap |

image proxy large 600x399 Review: Thurz and Chuck Inglish at The Well *Packed houseWhenever I think of Thurz, I immediately think of the hook in his song, “Goddamn goddamn” and how catchy that hip-hop song is. Last Friday I got to witness Los Angeles rapper Thurz and his band perform live at The Well in Downtown Los Angeles opening for Chuck Inglish (of The Cool Kids) at the Red Bull Sound Select pop-up Show Friday night. It was my first hip-hop show since March and definitely well worth it. Read more below. (more…)

Preview: Brokechella 2014 *best LA value festival of 2014

April 4th, 2014 by | Concert/Festival Review, Guest Mix |

brokechella poster final 2 1 485x600 Preview: Brokechella 2014 *best LA value festival of 2014A festival I had an unforgettable experience at because of the art, the underrated music, the hospitality of event staffers and overall fun in such a local scene was Brokechella 2012. Last year I couldn’t attend because of Coachella and this year personally won’t be able to attend but that doesn’t mean I won’t have awesome friends covering the festival for me while I enjoy Coachella weekend 2.

For those in Southern California that can’t afford Coachella and are into more intimate festival scenes, then Brokechella is for you! With over 50 musicians performing and even comedians this year, it’s sure to be a festival worth going to. For $10, that’s less than 50 cents an artist and you know the people of cARTel know how to throw a super fly dope fun event for all. Now it’s in 4th year, Brokechella is sure to be one of the most talked about and underrated events of the season in Los Angeles and I highly recommend any music and/or comedy fan to check it out as you will have as great a time I did two years ago attending this Downtown LA event.

For more info on Brokechella, visit Brokechella.com and purchase tickets here. Because I’m pretty pumped the event has continued for the 4th year in a row, I’ve created a playlist of 15 artists from Brokechella to look forward to including BtB favorites Azad RightWarm BrewVerbs and many more! (more…)

Introducing SIREN… I Think I Like You

April 4th, 2014 by | Alternative/Indie, Electropop, Pop |


The title above is the exact subject of how I received the email from this up-and-coming female pop duo from Los Angeles and is exactly how I feel about their music right now. I think I like it but I’m not quite sure. However I feel compelled enough to post it as I love the beat, the chorus in “I Think I Like You” is fun with them singing about how it’s complicated is real cool.

I almost want to wait until the video comes out but this duo SIREN may just have a chance to become real big so it’s probably a good idea I jump on it and post it now before the other blogs forget to credit us for posting this.

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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: Aer, RDGLDGRN and New Beat Fund live at El Rey Theatre

March 12th, 2014 by | Alternative/Indie, Chill/Jam/Reggae, Concert/Festival Review, Hip-Hop/Rap, Rock |

BiMFOAlCcAIilcu 450x600 Review: Aer, RDGLDGRN and New Beat Fund live at El Rey TheatreLast Friday I saw three impressive up-and-coming bands in New Beat FundRDGLDGRN and AER at El Rey Theatre. It was my first time seeing all three of these bands and my first time at the Los Angeles music venue; read my review below.
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Download: Wunder Wunder – Sure Stuck *must-listen lo-fi chill rock

March 5th, 2014 by | Rock |

artworks 000063387469 gxbg2f crop Download: Wunder Wunder   Sure Stuck *must listen lo fi chill rockWith an amalgamation of lo-fi squelch, dreamy guitars and warping synths, Wunder Wunder is a true aural trip into the west coast sun. “Sure Stuck” provides a kaleidoscope of melodies, they provide the sonic colour and boldness that most music seems to forget.

Wunder Wunder is the creative conception of Australian music producers, Aaron Shanahan and Benjamin Plant. After many years of producing and writing electronic music, the duo have given birth to a new project that adventures into their love of colourful psychedelic ’60s and ’70s pop.

Stream and download “Sure Stuck” below and make sure to keep an eye out on their upcoming releases.

“Sure Stack” reminds me of Arcade Fire (Reflektor edition), LCD Soundsystem and !!! (Chk chk chk) in how the song finishes.

 

Review: St. Lucia, Capital Cities and Two Door Cinema Club live at The Greek

November 12th, 2013 by | Alternative/Indie, Concert/Festival Review, Electronic Rock, Electropop, Music Video, Rock |

TwoDoorCinemaClub 0453 600x399 Review: St. Lucia, Capital Cities and Two Door Cinema Club live at The GreekFirst time at the Greek on November 2nd and what an amazing time sitting in section A to see St. LuciaCapital Cities and Two Door Cinema Club. Read my review below.
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Contest: Win tickets to Strange Talk & The Griswolds at The Satellite Thursday

November 5th, 2013 by | Alternative/Indie, Before Bigs Exclusive, Dance, Electronic Rock, Electropop, Hidden Gem, Music Video, Rock, synthpop |

04.03.strangetalk 1 Contest: Win tickets to Strange Talk & The Griswolds at The Satellite ThursdayCourtesy of Wind-Up Records, they’ve given us two tickets to giveaway for Thursday’s show to see two rising bands out of Australia, including one of my absolute favorite acts, Strange Talk and another I’ve slowly become a fan of, The Griswolds.

To win 2 tickets to see Strange Talk and The Griswolds this Thursday at The Satellite, email beforebigs@gmail.com with subject CONTEST and mention why you deserve tickets to see both Australian acts at the Satellite on Thursday. Contest ends Thursday at noon PST and if you don’t win, I highly recommend going to the show, more details on it here.

Below read more about both bands including links to my favorite songs from each! (more…)

Review: The Dustbowl Revival at The Mint *must-see band!

October 26th, 2013 by | Alternative/Indie, Concert/Festival Review |

1380706 10151779725303040 733353271 n 600x448 Review: The Dustbowl Revival at The Mint *must see band!One of the most underrated live bands is The Dustbowl Revival. The Venice beach collective plays a variety of music from old school country honkey tonk to indie rock to catchy pop. There’s nothing Dustbowl Revival can’t play and they seem to always prepare a different set for each performance they do bringing on various musicians as well. It was also the violinist’s birthday so there were many violin solo’s which you don’t see very often and was quite awesome. Read more below. (more…)


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