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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 |

At 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…)

Review: Make Musica Pasadena *Best FREE festival

June 26th, 2012 by | Album/Mixtape/EP Review, Alternative/Indie, Before Bigs Exclusive |

A week and a half ago I went to Make Music Pasadena, a free music festival featuring the likes of Grouplove, Milo Greene, Electric Guest, The Steelwells and many more. Read my review below. (more…)

Torches – I Want Something *Indie Rock

June 14th, 2012 by | Alternative/Indie |

Los Angeles’ own Torches are proudly spreading the word about their debut album Heads Full Of Rust to the masses. Gaining recognition from local radio stations, KROQ and KCRW as well as Buzz Bands LA and even BBC, this budding trio aren’t just confident in themselves but they’ve got the talents of engineer David Newton (The Henry Clay People, Happy Hollows) behind them too!

“I Want Something” walks the fine line between chugging percussion and delicate guitar rhythms plus hypnotic vocals courtesy of singer, Azad Cheikosman.

Catch Torches at the Make Music Pasadena Festival on Saturday, June 16. They’ll be playing at the Town Pub Stage at 7:15PM! They’ve also got a show at The Bootleg Theater on June 22.

Stay tuned for our review of Heads Full Of Rust!

Make Music Pasadena, Saturday June 16 *Free

June 13th, 2012 by | Alternative/Indie |

The 5th annual Make Music Pasadena Festival is back and happening Saturday, June 16 from 11AM-11PM!

Scheduled to include LA locals like The Happy Hollows, Dam Funk, The Peach Kings and BeforeBigs favorite, Milo Greene, amongst many other artists and DJ’s, Make Music Pasadena will feature more than a dozen pop-up stages in parks, streets and even churches scattered about Old Pasadena. Pasadena ARTS buses will also host live music onboard, carrying riders to the various Make Music Pasadena main stages.

Presented by KCRW-FM (89.9) and produced by the Old Pasadena Management District, the Playhouse Districe Assn., and South Lake, there are no tickets or RSVP required – Make Music Pasadena is free and all-ages!

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