Tag: cover

VIDEO: Hiatus Kaiyote cover Gorillaz “Dare”

Multi-Dimensional, Polyrhythmic Gangster Shit. That is Hiatus Kaiyote. That’s the reason I can’t get enough of them.

Your Weekly Weekend Music Mix | 7/4/14 [MUSIC NEWS]

MUSIC INSTA-BABE: Christina Milian Christina Milian is an R&B/hip-hop/pop artist who released her first album in 2001. A multitalented performer, she not only sings, but also has starred in various feature films like “Love Don’t Cost a Thing” and “Be Cool”. Though there are rumors that she may be dating Lil Wayne, as far as I’m concerned, until she says so, she’s single (wishful thinking, … Read More Your Weekly Weekend Music Mix | 7/4/14 [MUSIC NEWS]

Your Weekly Weekend Music Mix | 6/27/14 [NEWS]

MUSIC INSTA-BABE: Nicole Scherzinger Nicole Scherzinger is a singer, songwriter, actress and dancer who first gained notoriety as the front-woman of The Pussycat Dolls (a burlesque inspired recording group) before branching out as a solo artist. Part Filipino, Hawaiian and Russian, she seems to have procured the best of each gene pool. Follow her on instagram: @nicolescherzy. KILLER COVER: Sam Smith covers Whitney Houston I acknowledge … Read More Your Weekly Weekend Music Mix | 6/27/14 [NEWS]

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The 28th Annual JazzReggae Festival | UCLA | May 25th & 26th [PHOTOS]

Every Memorial Day weekend for the past 28 years, UCLA has hosted a music festival called the JazzReggae Festival. Originally, the first day was devoted to Jazz and the second day was devoted Reggae. Though the first day has morphed to a “Jam” day, the festival has always been able to pull in outstanding talent for the price of admission. If you are ever … Read More The 28th Annual JazzReggae Festival | UCLA | May 25th & 26th [PHOTOS]

Snoop Dogg | UCLA Jazz Reggae Fest | 5/25/14

Working for Snoop, I’ve gone to my fare share of his concerts. One would think that after going to more shows than I can count on my fingers and toes, I’d be bored or indifferent to watching him perform. This is far from the truth. Snoop’s passion for his art always impresses me. His live show, which features a live band, is always entertaining … Read More Snoop Dogg | UCLA Jazz Reggae Fest | 5/25/14

Aloe Blacc | UCLA Jazz Reggae Fest | 5/25/14

I was a fan of Aloe Blacc before he was … Aloe Blacc. Being a fan of the underground, L.A., hip-hop scene back in the mid 90s, I was listening to Aloe Blacc’s music before he broke-out, commerically, with “I Need A Dollar” in 2010. I saw Aloe Blacc first perform at The Beach Ball Festival: Soul Revue September of 2013. As much as I liked … Read More Aloe Blacc | UCLA Jazz Reggae Fest | 5/25/14

365 Songs in 365 Days: A Woman’s Commitment To Sing

I feel like I do a good job at picking friends whose passion for music is as strong as, or greater than, mine. In fact, for some of them, the music is actually in their blood. Literally. Tina Watkins is a friend of mine since elementary school (her brother was in my 6th grade class). I remember going to her parent’s house and hanging out … Read More 365 Songs in 365 Days: A Woman’s Commitment To Sing

Allen Stone | The Echo | 2/20/14

When I first started this blog in January 2013, one of the first blog entries I put up was a list of my favorite concerts of 2012. Breaking the Top 10 was Allen Stone’s performance at the Fonda Theatre, Friday, October 19th, 2012. I only wrote a couple of sentences about the performance (below … which I should have proofread), but being an avid … Read More Allen Stone | The Echo | 2/20/14

The Universe Wanted Me To Listen to the Talking Heads’ “This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)”

In a weird, cosmic way, through a series of subtle and not-so-subtle little bits of life events, the universe led me to this song: Talking Heads’ “This Must Be The Place”. To summarize: – A couple weeks ago, I saw on my twitter feed that David Byrnes was offering a free download of his latest set of recordings with St. Vincent. I downloaded it; … Read More The Universe Wanted Me To Listen to the Talking Heads’ “This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)”

Beck Reimagines David Bowie’s “Sound and Vision”

Wow. Sometimes covers put a new spin on old material. Sometimes the cover surprises. Most of the time, covers disappoint.  Some covers make you want to blog about it … If you aren’t familiar with David Bowie’s “Sound And Vision”, listen to the video below:  Beck “reimagines” this David Bowie staple and the YouTube description states the following: “The Hello, Again performance started with … Read More Beck Reimagines David Bowie’s “Sound and Vision”

Jose James’ “Park Bench People” (Live)- A Cover of a Freestyle Fellowship Classic

Back when I was a young tyke, I was heavily influenced by jazz infused hip-hop. Tracks by A Tribe Called Quest, Guru and De La Soul were getting heavy spins on the radio, but I was more drawn in to the underground sounds of the Los Angeles based hip hop group (being an Angeleno) Freestyle Fellowship. Their album “Innercity Griots” is, by my standards, … Read More Jose James’ “Park Bench People” (Live)- A Cover of a Freestyle Fellowship Classic