Category: Reviews

Goapele | El Rey Theater | 11/18/14 [Review, Photos and Video]

Goapele: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Earlier this year, I got a call from management to negotiate a side artist agreement for a track Snoop was to be featured on. When I asked who the featured verse was for, management indicated that it was a female R&B singer named Goapele. Goapele … that name sounded so familiar to me. I quickly opened my iTunes and found that I had … Read More Goapele | El Rey Theater | 11/18/14 [Review, Photos and Video]

Josiah Bell | El Rey Theater | 11/18/14 [Review, Photos and Video]

To Check Out Other Bands We Caught During Red Bull Sound Selects “30 Days In LA” CLICK HERE THE ACT: Josiah Bell | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram THOUGHTS: (Excerpted from the Full Length Concert Review that you can read by CLICKING HERE) “[…] Josiah is a solid singer whose vocal range, and timbre, reminded me of Brian McKnight. His music is pure R&B and I was pleasantly surprised with what I … Read More Josiah Bell | El Rey Theater | 11/18/14 [Review, Photos and Video]

Run The Jewels, Mystery Skulls & Thurz | Echoplex | Red Bull Sound Select’s “30 Days In LA” | 11/13/14 [Concert Review]

To Check Out Other Bands We Caught During Red Bull Sound Selects “30 Days In LA” CLICK HERE Two of the best hip-hop albums I’ve purchased in the past 5 years were released in 2012: Kendrick Lamar’s “good kid, m.A.A.d city” … and Killer Mike’s “R.A.P. Music”. “R.A.P. Music”, like “good kid, m.A.A.d city”, received widespread acclaim from music critics. Produced entirely by El-P, … Read More Run The Jewels, Mystery Skulls & Thurz | Echoplex | Red Bull Sound Select’s “30 Days In LA” | 11/13/14 [Concert Review]

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Bad Religion, The Scandals & Baby Baby | Mayan Theater | Red Bull Sound Select’s “30 Days In LA” | 11/9/14 [Concert Review]

To Check Out Other Bands We Caught During Red Bull Sound Selects “30 Days In LA” CLICK HERE Editor’s Note: I had asked my writer to write up short little blurbs with his thoughts on each band playing for Red Bull Sound Select’s “30 Days In L.A.” featuring Bad Religion, and he came back to me with a magna opus about punk rock. Rather … Read More Bad Religion, The Scandals & Baby Baby | Mayan Theater | Red Bull Sound Select’s “30 Days In LA” | 11/9/14 [Concert Review]

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Bad Religion | Mayan Theater | Red Bull Sound Select’s “30 Days In LA” | 11/9/14 [Review, Photos, Setlist & Videos]

To Check Out Other Bands We Caught During Red Bull Sound Selects “30 Days In LA” CLICK HERE THE ACT: Bad Religion | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram SOUNDS LIKE:  THOUGHTS: (Excerpted from M. Sloves full article which you can read by clicking HERE) “[…] Bad Religion religion finally took the stage and started just as you’d expect them to: minimal bullshit, maximum intensity. At 50 these guys still look like freaking … Read More Bad Religion | Mayan Theater | Red Bull Sound Select’s “30 Days In LA” | 11/9/14 [Review, Photos, Setlist & Videos]

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The Scandals | Mayan Theater | Red Bull Sound Select’s “30 Days In LA” | 11/9/14 [Review, Photos & Videos]

To Check Out Other Bands We Caught During Red Bull Sound Selects “30 Days In LA” CLICK HERE THE ACT: The Scandals |  Facebook | Twitter SOUNDS LIKE:  THOUGHTS: (Excerpted from M. Sloves full article which you can read by clicking HERE) “[…] In a landscape that demands you either innovate or execute, they execute extremely well. Their cover of  Tom Petty’s “American Girl” played well to the audience … Read More The Scandals | Mayan Theater | Red Bull Sound Select’s “30 Days In LA” | 11/9/14 [Review, Photos & Videos]

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Baby Baby | Mayan Theater | Red Bull Sound Select’s “30 Days In LA” | 11/9/14 [Review, Photos & Videos]

To Check Out Other Bands We Caught During Red Bull Sound Selects “30 Days In LA” CLICK HERE THE ACT: Baby Baby | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram SOUNDS LIKE:  THOUGHTS: (Excerpted from M. Sloves full article which you can read by clicking HERE) “A little punk, a little party band, a lot of fun. That’s how they describe themselves – “fun rock”. Mission accomplished. [… ] Baby Baby … Read More Baby Baby | Mayan Theater | Red Bull Sound Select’s “30 Days In LA” | 11/9/14 [Review, Photos & Videos]

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Reignwolf | The Mint | Red Bull Sound Select’s “30 Days In LA” | 11/12/14 [Review, Photos & Videos]

To Check Out Other Bands We Caught During Red Bull Sound Selects “30 Days In LA” CLICK HERE THE ACT:  Facebook | Twitter | Instagram SOUNDS LIKE:  THOUGHTS: The anticipation for Reignwolf at The Mint was palpable. After giving early comers army jackets emblazoned with Reignwolf logos, looking around the small venue it looked, with what seemed like a majority of the fans in attendance wearing the matching jackets, … Read More Reignwolf | The Mint | Red Bull Sound Select’s “30 Days In LA” | 11/12/14 [Review, Photos & Videos]

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The Tontons | The Mint | Red Bull Sound Select’s “30 Days In LA” | 11/12/14 [Review, Photos & Videos]

To Check Out Other Bands We Caught During Red Bull Sound Selects “30 Days In LA” CLICK HERE THE ACT: The Tontons | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram SOUNDS LIKE:  THOUGHTS: I was excited to see The Tontons perform live. Based out of Houston, Texas, I had read a lot of good buzz about this band. Plus, how can you not at least be partially interested in a band that names itself … Read More The Tontons | The Mint | Red Bull Sound Select’s “30 Days In LA” | 11/12/14 [Review, Photos & Videos]

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The Grizzled Mighty | The Mint | Red Bull Sound Select’s “30 Days In LA” | 11/12/14 [Review, Photos & Videos]

To Check Out Other Bands We Caught During Red Bull Sound Selects “30 Days In LA” CLICK HERE THE ACT: The Grizzled Mighty | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram SOUNDS LIKE:  THOUGHTS: The Grizzled Mighty is a blues/garage rock duo from Seattle. With a female (Lupe Flores) on drums, and a male (Ryan Granger) on guitar and vocals, obvious comparisons to The White Stripes comes to mind, but I think it’d … Read More The Grizzled Mighty | The Mint | Red Bull Sound Select’s “30 Days In LA” | 11/12/14 [Review, Photos & Videos]

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Alabama Shakes | Mercedes-Benz Evolution Tour | Barker Hangar | 11/6/14 [Photos & Review]

I don’t often “win” prizes, but when I do, I love it when those prizes are music related. I’m not sure when I registered for it, but apparently I had registered to win tickets for a Mercedes-Benz sponsored concert event featuring Young the Giant and Alabama Shakes. I guess it goes without saying … I won tickets. The concert was held in Santa Monica Airport’s Barker Hangar, … Read More Alabama Shakes | Mercedes-Benz Evolution Tour | Barker Hangar | 11/6/14 [Photos & Review]

Quantic | Culture Collide | The Methodist Church of Echo Park | 10/18/14 [Review, Vids & Photos]

To Check Out Other Bands We Caught At Culture Collide CLICK HERE THE ACT: Quantic | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram SOUNDS LIKE:  THOUGHTS  [Written by Kate M.]: Don’t you love it when soul meets any genre of music?   A highlight of the Festival.  Best time of the night!  Will Holland, the musician, producer and DJ who is Quantic does just that.   Holland collaborates with musicians, DJs and … Read More Quantic | Culture Collide | The Methodist Church of Echo Park | 10/18/14 [Review, Vids & Photos]