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City By Storm – Sleeping With The Devil *Alternative/Punk Rock

October 8th, 2011 by | Alternative/Indie, Rock |

Shout out to Lauren from Hungry Mind Entertainment for telling me about City By Storm an Alternative & Punk band from the OC with a sound that reminds me of Rise Against but less hard rock.

My favorite City By Storm track is “Sleeping With The Devil”, I’m more a fan of the upbeat rocking instrumentals than lyrics about sleeping with the devil, but if you can get around that or enjoy that, then you will really like this song. Here’s “Sleeping With The Devil”.
City By Storm – Sleeping With The Devil (DOWNLOAD)

Pacific Festival Exclusive Review (Orange County, CA) 8-13-11

August 17th, 2011 by | Alternative/Indie, Before Bigs Exclusive, Chill/Jam/Reggae, Dance, Hip-Hop/Rap, House, Pop, Remix, Rock |


As we drove down the 5 freeway headed to the Pacific Festival, the excitement level was rising like a hot kettle on the stove. With a loaded lineup headlined by Snoop Dogg & Cut Copy and artists such as Calvin Harris, Phantogram, Ghostland Observatory, Steve Aoki, Fred Falke, Bag Raiders, The C90’s, !!! (Chk, Chk, Chk) on the schedule, there was no better place to be on August 13th, 2011 than Oak Canyon Ranch in Orange County, California. Having VIP Backstage access was sure to make it epic. What follows is just that. E.P.I.C.

Click read more to read my part 1 review of the Pacific Festival. (more…)

BtB presents: unofficial Pacific Festival 2011 mixtape

July 17th, 2011 by | Before Bigs Exclusive |

So were less than one month away to the first-ever Orange County Pacific Festival on August 13, 2011. I’m super excited for this festival as it features many underrated acts and I really respect the fact that the organizers of this festival were able to bring in so many quality acts in their first year of this festival. Here’s a cool Pacific Festival trailer to watch that has more info on the event.

Some of the notable acts performing include Snoop Dogg, Cut Copy, Steve Aoki, Calvin Harris, Ghostland Observatory, Phantogram, toro y moi, Bag Raiders, and many more! Buy tickets here.

I am so excited for the Pacific Festival that I decided to make a 25-track mixtape with my favorite songs from many of the artists performing on August 13, 2011 in Orange County, California.

Download the Unofficial Pacific Festival 2011 mixtape presented by BeforeBigs.com

Tracklisting after the jump. (more…)

The Steelwells live at The Roxy

May 9th, 2011 by | Alternative/Indie, Before Bigs Exclusive, Concert/Festival Review, Music Video, Reviews, Rock |

Talk about talent. Saturday night I was fortunate enough to see Southern California indie rockers The Steelwells and The Silent Comedy at The Roxy Los Angeles. I knew and heard very little from each artist and left with my hands red from all the clapping I did, continually feeling so grateful to witness great performances from these artists who have easily become two of my favorite SoCal rock groups. Here’s my review on The Steelwells:

The Steelwells came out with three different band members playing some drums, which was unusual at first, but made their music sound so epic as they had some excellent build-ups in almost all their songs. Listening to the songs on a computer really doesn’t do justice on how talented and enjoyable their music is. I wished their set was a bit longer as I want to hear a lot more from this group. However, here’s 3 of my favorites from the group.
The Steelwells – This Dance Is Out Of Your Hands
The Steelwells – El Capitan
The Steelwells – Our Fabled Little Rabbits
If you like the above songs, I recommend downloading their album, Shallow On The Draft. Below watch the official music video to their album single “El Capitan” and make sure to follow The Steelwells on facebook and twitter. (more…)

Introducing J.Vill

October 15th, 2010 by | Hip-Hop/Rap, Pop, Remix |

J. Vill is hails from the OC… Orange County, New York that is. J. Vill has been hitting us up on twitter and for good reason; his 2nd mixtape, Chillin By The Sun, has got a nice relaxing sound to it. Good sampling, keeping some of the best parts of the original song in his songs while having some solid rhymes over it.


Listen and dowload all 10 tracks below or download it all here

http://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Fplaylists%2F246073%3Fsecret_token%3Ds-LUo7U&secret_url=false  J.VILL Presents Chillin By The Sun by J.VILL 

Click read more for more on J. Vill’s latest project.
Here’s the write up from J. Vill: 

J.VILL Presents Chillin By The Sun, a free album that incorporates a visual sun filled experience along with pop sounding mainstream records. Adding stories of his personal experiences, J.VILL tries to entice all of his listeners to live life young and for the moment. Currently, only his second big project to date, J.VILL produced/mixed/song-written and put in countless of hours into this project with very limited support. Putting out this project at the perfect time, J.VILL hopes to gain many true supporters through word of mouth. Currently working with more industry names J.VILL will keep putting out more quality records leading up to his official EP in the near future.

Check out J. Vill on facebook. Enjoy!


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