REVIEW+PHOTOS: Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield | Wilshire Ebell Theatre | 3/31/15

Earlier this year, Seth Avett and Jessica Lea Mayfield released an elegant album of Elliot Smith covers, “Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield Sing Elliott Smith“. We were able attend the last concert in support of their album. Derrick snapped the pics. Erin wrote the piece. Enjoy!

REVIEW: Cornell University Chorus | Loyola Marymount | 3/29/15

“Oh I want to go back to the old days … those good old days on The Hill” I have a lot of fond memories of my college days at Cornell University, but some of the greatest ones I have are those that involve singing.

REVIEW+PHOTOS: Mod Sun | The Roxy | 3/28/15

Late last year, I got to see a rapper named Mod Sun “light up” a stage at the Sunset Music Festival. A few weeks later, I read in a trade magazine that Rostrum Records (home to artists like Wiz Khalifa and Mac Miller) had signed the artist to their label. It made total sense.

PHOTOS+VIDEO: Blackbear | The Roxy | 3/28/15

The only non-rapper on Mod Sun’s “Look Up Tour” was Hollywood’s own R&B/Neo-Soul crooner Mat Musto p/k/a Blackbear. The mood was immediately set when the house lights dimmed to an almost completely pitch black.

Photos & Video: Karizma | The Roxy | 3/28/15

Hailing from the Twin Cities, Morgan Parriott p/k/a Karizma had one of the opening slots for Mod Sun’s Look Up Tour. He performed his set with DJ Gnash supporting him. His set was demonstrated energetic hip-hop that certainly got the crowd bouncing. We were able to catch a few photos and video clips from his set. Enjoy!

REVIEW: Martin Sexton | El Rey Theatre | 3/13/15

The first time I heard of Martin Sexton, it was in college circa 1998. A member of my vocal group had arranged an acappella cover of his song “Love Keep Us Together.” It was a beautiful arrangement, and I loved singing the background tenor 2 part every time our music director called it.