I’m a fan of Tom Krell’s music. Performing under the stage name “How To Dress Well”, his music has always has always resonated a sadness or longing in me. Whether its his airy falsetto, or the generally dark lyrical topics of his compositions, his music always makes me want to lay on a coach and contemplate life, love, at other personal topics. When I saw him perform at … Read More How to Dress Well’s “Repeat Pleasure” (Part 1 of 3 “What Is This Heart?” trilogy) (Official Video)
CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT BLOG ENTRIES OF OTHER BANDS I SAW AT COACHELLA! My guilty pleasure? Wholesome pop-rock that sounds like it could have come from the mid to late 80s. That’s why I decided to check out HAIM’s set at Coachella. Having heard a lot about their music, I’ve been wanting to purchase their debut LP “Days Are Gone” for a while … Read More HAIM | Coachella | 4/11/14 (PHOTOS)
I was already excited to watch Atomic Ape do their thing at El Cid, but when Jason Schimmel messaged me that the band performing after them would blow my mind, my curiosity got piqued. I typically take statements like that with a grain of salt, but knowing how extraordinarily talented a musician Jason is, coming from him, that statement carried with it a lot more weight. A week before the date of … Read More Thruster! | El Cid | 1/31/14
What do you get when you combine progressive rock, Balkan folk, Klezmer jazz and surf rock? Atomic Ape. Formerly known as Orange Tulip Conspiracy, the 5 piece band led by Jason Schimmel performed a gig at El Cid on January 31, 2014 to celebrate the release of their latest album, “Swarm”. The intimate venue was packed (capacity 104), and those that were in attendance were treated to a … Read More Atomic Ape | El Cid | 1/31/14
A tip for any avid concert goer living in Los Angeles: ALWAYS find a concert or two to go to during Grammy Week. During the week immediately preceding the awards ceremony, amazing musical talent from all over the world flocks to Los Angeles to join in the celebration of music, whether to attend the ceremony as a nominee, to perform in the city of … Read More Terrace Martin | The Virgil | 1/22/14
I’m extremely grateful that my friends – most of my friends – have good taste in music. On 3/28/13, a buddy of mine shoots me a text at 11:22am about a show that he’s planning on going to in Hollywood on 3/29/13. He tells me that a friend of his is managing a band based out of Nashville called The Weeks. He described them … Read More The Weeks | Three Clubs | 3/29/13
Earlier this year, a friend of mine posted a video clip on Facebook of a performance by a singer named Jose James. I liked what I heard, and started googling him and his music. When I stumbled upon his amazing cover of Freestyle Fellowship’s “Park Bench People”, I nearly lost my mind. I mean, I grew up with “Innercity Griots”, and I have always preached how that … Read More Jose James | The Del Monte Speakeasy | 3/13/13
I walked into the bathroom, and some dude with glazed eyes immediately asked me if I wanted mollies on paper. I was about to refuse the offer, but before I could answer, my attention turned to the bathroom stall where someone was purging themselves. I didn’t have to answer, as the dude offering, just left the bathroom. Dubstep shows… Is this how they usually … Read More Dubstep: This Generation’s Disco?