Photos+Videos: Kitty, Daisy & Lewis | El Rey Theatre | 4/3/15

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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.

Nikki Lane | The Troubadour | 11/30/14 [Photos and Video]

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THOUGHTS (Excerpted from M. Sloves’ terrifically written concert review that you can read by CLICKING HERE!):

“Her South Carolina accent makes her sound a helluva lot older than she looks. It’s a little raspy but not in a French/Israeli “I’ve been smoking since I was 8 years old” kinda way. Nikki probably sounded like this straight out of the womb. Lends her a certain gravitas that plays well off the current of thick heavy drumbeats that connect her grittier rock moments to her slower country vibes.

Heartless Bastards | Way Over Yonder | Santa Monica Pier | 9/27/14 [Photos]

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THE ACT: Heartless Bastards | Facebook | Twitter Instagram

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THOUGHTS: I was really looking forward to seeing/hearing Heartless Bastards live, but sound problems at the start of their set didn’t really give me a chance really appreciate what I know this band is capable of. Granted, I only stayed for the first half of their set (I had to photograph another artist whose set had started) and, as you can tell from the Instagram video clips bellows (that I filmed as I was walking to the other state) their sound issues did get better. But, I think I’ll reserved my opinions … until I can catch them in concert again.

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VIDEO CLIPS:

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Joe Pug | Way Over Yonder | Santa Monica Pier | 9/27/14 [Photos]

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THE ACT: Joe Pug | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

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THOUGHTS: Joe Pug is a singer-songwriter whose folk music is as tender and moving as it comes. Performing solo, armed with just his acoustic guitar and a harmonica, Joe’s soothing sound, under the bright red spotlight, mellowed the audience into a blissful trance. His performance was emotional, without being overindulgent. Critics have favorably compared him to Bob Dylan, and I can’t disagree. I like Bob Dylan. I also like Joe Pug.

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Jamestown Revival | Way Over Yonder | Santa Monica Pier | 9/27/14 [Photos]

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THE ACT: Jamestown Revival | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

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THOUGHTS: I first saw Jamestown Revival at KCRW’s concert series Country In The City this summer, and they were terrific. Noted music industry blogger Bob Lefsetz called them a “revelation”. I completely agree. In fact, I won’t bother writing any more about them in the post. Rather, I suggest you take a read of what Mr. Lefsetz said about them by CLICKING HERE … after you take a look at some of the photos that I snapped 😉

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Leslie Stevens | Way Over Yonder | Santa Monica Pier | 9/27/14 [Photos]

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THE ACT: Leslie Stevens | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

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THOUGHTS: Leslie Stevens sings with a sublime, soprano frailty that reminds me of country singers like Tammy Wynette and Dolly Parton. I don’t know much about her, but I think she is a Los Angeles native (her latest album was recorded at Five Star Studio in Echo Park). There was a wave of country that came out of California with the likes of Merle Haggard … perhaps she cane the catalyst for another California, Country renaissance.

PHOTOS: Darn that red spotlight!!!

 

VIDEO CLIPS:

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Lucinda Williams | Way Over Yonder | Santa Monica Pier | 9/26/14 [Photos]

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THE ACT: Lucinda Williams | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

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THOUGHTS: Lucinda Williams. What can you say about this woman and her incredible music? Honestly … you can’t say much since it’s already been said. Having won multiple Grammy awards and being recognized as one of America’s best songwriters, it goes without saying that when she sings, you have to listen to every word, or your just missing out.

PHOTOS: Wish I had had more time in the pit for Lucinda’s set. Though the pics below aren’t bad, I feel like I should have been able to do a better job shooting around shadows and the microphone.

VIDEO CLIPS:

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Joe Fletcher | Way Over Yonder | Santa Monica Pier | 9/26/14 [Photos]

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THE ACT: Joe Fletcher | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

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THOUGHTS: Though he usually plays with his backing band The Wrong Reasons, Joe Fletcher performed solo acoustic set at Way Over Yonder’s carousel stage. Gritty and raw, and under the hard red stage lighting, Joe performed American roots music with a passionate intensity that had his audience spellbound.

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Moses Sumney | Way Over Yonder | Santa Monica Pier | 9/26/14 [Photos]

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THE ACT: Moses Sumney | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

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THOUGHTS: The first time I saw/met Moses, it was after a Hiatus Kaiyote concert at the Bootleg Theater. His impromptu acappela jam with Nai Palm impressed me so much that I made a concerted effort to see him perform live, which I did HERE and HERE. The other performances were intimate performance in front of significantly smaller crowds. I was very interested to see how his performance would play out in front of a significantly larger festival crowd. Armed with just his voice, vocal looper, electric guitar, he dazzled the crowd with creative songwriting and arrangements. I’ll admit, I much prefer seeing him perform in smaller venues, but when the music sounds this good, you take when you get it.

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The Wild Reeds| Way Over Yonder | Santa Monica Pier | 9/26/14 [Photos]

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THE ACT: The Wild Reeds | Facebook | Twitter

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THOUGHTS: With tight harmonies singing folk songs about the everyman, you probably would’ve guessed that this band came from the midwest or the south. Nope. These talented musicians are Los Angeles based, and delighted the audience that came to the Carousel Stage to watch them perform with their light and carefree tunes.

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