Big News! Some of you have noticed that I haven’t been posting here as often as I used to, and there’s good reason for it. Real world work aside, I was recently approached by another blog to be their music editor. The site is www.BlurredCulture.com and I’m excited for the transition. Feel free to follow them on by CLICKING HERE. Though I won’t be posting here anymore, you can “follow” my personal profile ( https://www.facebook.com/DKLEE13 ) as I will be sharing my entries there. Thank you all for your support, and keep music in your heart. Cheers!
I don’t fall in love with voices that often, but when I do, it’s pretty much for life. I’ve fallen in love with a voice and it belongs to Monica Martin, the lead singer of the Baraboo, Wisconsin band PHOX…. This post has been moved to www.BlurredCulture.com and you can get there by CLICKING THIS LINK!
I don’t often watch late night talk shows these day, but when I did I usually tuned in for the musical guests. Now, this list is by no means comprehensive. I obviously haven’t watched the over 4000 episodes David hosted, so this is a list of the performances that I watched and that I can recall either actually made me WANT to go out and buy the band’s album or impressed the hell out of me.
Continue reading Late Show with David Letterman | My 10 Favorite Musical Guests
Opening for PHOX at The Roxy was a Daniel And The Lion, and we were there to snap some pics! Continue reading PHOTOS+VIDEO: Daniel and the Lion | The Roxy | 4/15/15
Nate Mendel has played in the Foo Fighters for the past 20 plus years. In fact, the only person who’s been in the Foo Fighters longer is Dave Grohl. While Dave’s non-Foo gigs, and there are many (Them Crooked Vultures, Queens of The Stone Age. etc) may have received much of the attention, Nate’s musical output outside of Foo Fighters is just as impressive.
Continue reading REVIEW+PHOTOS+VIDEO: Lieutenant | Troubadour | 4/8/15
Toronto based, indie synth-rock band Yukon Blonde opened for Nate Mendel’s bad Lieutenant at the Troubadour 4/8/15. It took a while, but we finally posted some photos from their gig. Continue reading PHOTOS+VIDEO: Yukon Blonde | Troubadour | 4/8/15
One of the bands opening for Lieutenant at the Troubadour 4/8/15 was the Echo Park based, indie rock band Banta. Continue reading Photos: Banta | Troubadour | 4/8/15
There is a strong love of the rockabilly/ska genre in southern California, so it seems that Kitty, Daisy & Lewis had the proper foresight to close the U.S. leg of their tour at the El Rey on April 3, 2015.
Continue reading Photos+Videos: Kitty, Daisy & Lewis | El Rey Theatre | 4/3/15
Gemma Ray, a British musician, composer and producer whose retro-noire music stylings ranged from surf rock rockabilly to psychedelia and blues, earned some new fans opening for Kitty, Daisy & Lewis at the El Rey. Continue reading Photos+Videos: Gemma Ray | El Rey Theatre | 4/3/15
E&J Brandy is America’s most awarded brandy. Celebrating their 40th anniversary, they’ve embarked on a “Generations of Soul” campaign featuring the musical talents of Raphael Saadiq, BJ the Chicago Kid and Lee Fields. We were able to attend their private concert at Mack Sennett Studios on 4/2/15 and Raphael Saadiq gave a performance that embodied what modern soul music is all about. Continue reading REVIEW+PHOTOS+VIDS: Raphael Saadiq | “Generations of Soul” | Mack Sennett Studios | 4/2/15