Category: Reviews

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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.

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REVIEW & PHOTOS: Joshua Radin, Rachael Yamagata & Cary Brothers | The Fonda Theatre | 3/7/15

If there’s one thing I learned from going to Joshua Radin’s gig at The Fonda Theatre it’s that the next time I go to one of his concerts, I’m bringing a date. Period. As I waited for my guest to arrive (a friend, not a date … unfortunately), I took notice of the line waiting to get in. 15 to 1, fellas. 15 gals to 1 guy. Most … Read More REVIEW & PHOTOS: Joshua Radin, Rachael Yamagata & Cary Brothers | The Fonda Theatre | 3/7/15

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REVIEW: Galactic & Kung Fu | El Rey Theatre | 3/5/15

Galactic brought their raucous brand of New Orleans funk to the El Rey Theatre and we had a friend of the blog, Alex B., review it while D. Lee snapped some pics.

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REVIEW: Zap Mama & Antibalas | The Broad Stage | 2/21/15

Zap Mama and Antibalas played The Broad Stage in Santa Monica on 2/21/15. We sent M. Sloves to review and D. Lee to shoot.

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REVIEW: Shaun White Presents AIR+STYLE | The Rose Bowl | 2/21/15-2/22/15

Los Angeleans, myself included, are a spoiled bunch. With our seemingly perpetual, perfect weather, we aren’t ones who are necessarily fond of inclement weather. In fact, dark clouds in the sky will give pause to many in Los Angeles about whether they’ll even leave the house. But I wasn’t going to let the forecast of bad weather stop me from catching Shaun White’s inaugural … Read More REVIEW: Shaun White Presents AIR+STYLE | The Rose Bowl | 2/21/15-2/22/15

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REVIEW: The Janks, Korey Dane & Rachel Goodrich and the Grrrls | Bootleg HiFi | 2/19/15

I’ve got a full time job. It takes a lot for me to drive 45 minutes to catch a band play on a weekday. When I found out that The Janks and Rachel Goodrich and the Grrrls were playing on the same bill at the Bootleg HiFi on a Thursday night, the 90 minutes of driving and the subsequent lack of sleep for a 9am … Read More REVIEW: The Janks, Korey Dane & Rachel Goodrich and the Grrrls | Bootleg HiFi | 2/19/15

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Hopeless Jack & the Handsome Devil | Silverlake Lounge | 2/17/15 [Photos and Review]

I always love hitting up venues that I’ve never been to before. I like them even more when bands that I love play there.

Breakbot, Irfane, So Me & Franki Chan | Sound Nightclub | 2/12/15 [Photos and Review]

I won’t lie. DJ sets these days bore me. The unending flow of generic EDM beats with the expected bass-drops just doesn’t do it for me. It takes a special kind of sound to get me to a club to see a DJ “perform”. Breakbot is one of those DJs.

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Snoop Dogg and Levi’s Pre-Grammy Concert | The Hollywood Palladium | 2/5/15 [REVIEW]

Words by E. Flinn | Photos by D. Lee It’s Grammy’s week in Los Angeles, which means everyone who is anyone in the music industry descends upon the city.  Starting this past Monday, venues big and small played host to elite parties celebrating the industries best and brightest. 

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Red Bull Sound Select Presents: Blackbird Blackbird & Puro Instinct | Sayers Club | 1/28/15 [Concert Review]

Last year, I attended over half a dozen concerts that were organized by Red Bull Sound Select for their month long “30 Days In L.A.” initiative, and I have to admit that each of the shows I attended was extremely well curated. With the new year, I’ve got new expectations, and since Red Bull Sound Select knocked it out of the park last year, and since Amoeba … Read More Red Bull Sound Select Presents: Blackbird Blackbird & Puro Instinct | Sayers Club | 1/28/15 [Concert Review]

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A Year of Concerts: 2014

Yusuf Islam / Cat Stevens | “Peace Train … Late Again” Tour | Nokia Theatre L.A. Live | 12/14/14 [Concert Review & Photos] Yusuf Islam / Cat Stevens | “Peace Train … Late Again” Tour | Nokia Theatre L.A. Live | 12/14/14 [Setlist & Video Clips] Jamestown Revival, Nikki Lane & Pete Molinari | The Troubadour | 11/30/14 [Concert Review] Jamestown Revival | The … Read More A Year of Concerts: 2014

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Foo Fighters | Dave’s Super Fucking Rad Rock & Roll Club | The Forum | 1/10/15 [Review and Photos]

“Welcome to the craziest fucking night of your entire fucking life,” Dave Grohl shouted to his fans as the Foo Fighters took the rotating circular stage in the middle of The Forum. And just like that … on a cold, rainy Southern California evening in January … the sold out crowd of 17,000 fans were treated to what may very well be the one … Read More Foo Fighters | Dave’s Super Fucking Rad Rock & Roll Club | The Forum | 1/10/15 [Review and Photos]