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Review: Wildcat! Wildcat! at El Rey Theater

October 29th, 2014 by | Alternative/Indie, Concert/Festival Review |

Last Tuesday, I got to see Wildcat! Wildcat! for the 3rd time ever and out of all the times I’ve seen them live, this was in the largest venue as they were headlining to promote their new album, No Moon At All (iTunes). Their live performance convinced me their album is worth listening to and once I did after I found there were some new tracks I really enjoyed, I discovered the album is pretty great and this is an alternative band that is a must-follow act!

Here’s my favorite songs from their show, “Hero”, “Holloway” and “Circuit Breaker”.


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…)

More in-depth review: Pacific Festival 2012

September 12th, 2012 by | Alternative/Indie, Before Bigs Exclusive, Chill/Jam/Reggae, Concert/Festival Review, Daily Mix, Dance, Disco, Electro, Electronic Dance Music, Electronic Rock, Electropop, House, Music Video, Pop, Remix, Rock, synthpop |

A couple Sunday’s ago, I attended Pacific Festival 2012: The Dunes, featuring Mayer HawthornePoolsideBag RaidersCapital Cities and much much more vibe out at the Newport Beach Marina. This was my 2nd time attending Pacific Festival and this year they toned it down on worldwide acts (last year Snoop Dogg, Cut Copy, Steve Aoki and Calvin Harris were some notable favorites) but they moved the location away from an isolated area (from Oak Canyon Ranch to Newport Beach) and really created this unique festival vibe on a beach.

While E-Wish’s review was straight to the point, it only covered half the acts we saw and is very simple.  Read my full review below.
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Review: Pacific Festival 2012: The Dunes

September 9th, 2012 by | Before Bigs Exclusive, Concert/Festival Review |

Last Sunday, we had the luxury of attending the Pacific Festival at Newport Dunes. This event was very spread out on a beautiful resort with four different stages and a great beach vibe. It was the first year in this part of Newport Beach but certainly not the last. On top of it all, it was an extremely beautiful day. Perfect for an end of the summer fiesta!

The Pacific Festival had a much different atmosphere than your typical music festival (no drug use, somewhat conservative, kind of quiet, reserved etc.). Regardless, it was truly a great experience.

My favorite acts of the day were definitely Capital Cities, Mayer Hawthorne, Wildcat! Wildcat!, Steed Lord, American Royalty and Poolside many more. Take a listen to the best song of each performer’s set. Enjoy!

Capital Cities – “Safe and Sound”:

Mayer Hawthorne – “Held The Hand”:

Wildcat! Wildcat! – “Mr. Quiche”:

SteedLord – “Bed of Needles”: 

American Royalty – “Matchstick”:

Poolside – “Take Me Home:”

Review: DWNTWN & Wildcat! Wildcat! at The Echo

August 29th, 2012 by | Album/Mixtape/EP Review, Alternative/Indie, Dance, Electropop, Pop, Rock |

This past Monday, I caught Wildcat! Wildcat!‘s final residency at The Echo and they brought one of our favorite up-and-coming indie electro-pop bands in LA, DWNTWN. Read my review below.
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Pacific Festival: The Dunes 2012 preview + official festival mix

August 21st, 2012 by | Before Bigs Exclusive, Daily Mix, Guest Mix |

Southern California’s Pacific Festival: The Dunes 2012 is quickly approaching and I thought I would provide some details into one of the most underrated festivals in California. Not only is there a great variety of music from retro soul crooner Mayer Hawthorne to daytime disco duo Poolside to probably the best electro-dance pop/rock band ever, Capital Cities, this is a festival you don’t want to miss on Sunday September 2! This festival will be set against the backdrop of the Pacific Ocean at The Dunes in Newport Beach with DJ sets from plenty of up-and-comers you need to see live including Bag Raiders, Goldroom andMiami Horror to name a few.

The best way for me to express my excitement for Pacific Festival (which we reviewed last year), is to once again provide the “unofficial” Pacific Festival 2012 mixtape, which features 15 of my favorite songs from the acts performing at this year’s festival. Stream the 15-track mix below as well as the official “Pacific Festival: The Dunes 2012” mix. Purchase tickets here and visit PacificFestival.com for more info on this must-see event that added the people behind Identity Festival to make this year’s festival even more of a rager! (more…)

Best You Never Heard 7: Summer Underdogs

August 15th, 2012 by | Alternative/Indie, Before Bigs Exclusive, Chill/Jam/Reggae, Dance, Electro, Electronic Dance Music, Electropop, Guest Mix, Hip-Hop/Rap, House, Pop, R&B, Rock, synthpop |

Today we are excited to present Best You Never Heard Volume 7: Summer Underdogs. Shouts to @E_Wish1 on the cover art and the artists for agreeing to have their songs featured on this mix.

With our latest edition of Best You Never Heard, we put out songs that have fun feel-good summer vibes from artists we believe should be getting way more attention for their music. Our criteria for selecting these artists is they had to have under 5,000 facebook fans or under 10,000 twitter followers.

We continue to help young, upcoming musicians in their efforts to reach mainstream success. Many of the people featured on our previous mixes have gone on to accomplish a lot within the music industry.

Below is our 12-track mix that will surely add to your favorite music list and provide you with new artists to listen to that we consider to be the Best You Never Heard. Enjoy!

Tracklist and previous edition of Best You Never Heard below. (more…)

Hidden Gem: Wildcat! Wildcat! *electronic R&B/indie pop

July 15th, 2012 by | Alternative/Indie, Electropop, Hidden Gem, Music Video, Pop, R&B |

Wildcat! Wildcat! has a sound that is really different from other acts out there, I can’tquite think of an act to compare them with as they have this real alternative sound that can be best described as  indie electronic pop R&B.

However, I’d prefer to let the music speak for itself and Buzzbands.LA does a pretty good review on them., so stream and download their three releases, “The Chief”, “End Of The World Everyday” and “Mr. Quiche”.


If you dig the music above, watch the official video to “Mr. Quiche” and some links to keep up with Wildcat! Wildcat! (more…)


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