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.

De Lux | Culture Collide | Echoplex | 10/16/14 [Photos]

To Check Out Other Band We Caught At Culture Collide CLICK HERE THE ACT: De Lux | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram SOUNDS LIKE:  THOUGHTS: I don’t know how many times can I say it. I love this band. When I first saw them play opening for Omar Souleyman, I knew that I’d have to see them play again. Catching them at CultureContinue reading “De Lux | Culture Collide | Echoplex | 10/16/14 [Photos]”

De Lux | Twilight Concert | Santa Monica Pier | 7/31/14 [PHOTOS & REVIEW]

CLICK HERE to check out other acts performing a Twilight Concert at the Santa Monica Pier! Opening for Omar Souleyman was the Los Angeles-based, indie neo-disco band De Lux. I had gotten a little sampling of their music online, but listening to this band’s music live was something else. De Lux is a favorite of KCRW DJsContinue reading “De Lux | Twilight Concert | Santa Monica Pier | 7/31/14 [PHOTOS & REVIEW]”

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 talentContinue reading “The 28th Annual JazzReggae Festival | UCLA | May 25th & 26th [PHOTOS]”

Gramps Morgan | UCLA Jazz Reggae Fest | 5/26/14 [PHOTOS]

Roy “Gramps” Morgan has reggae music in his blood. After all,  Denroy Morgan, a founding member of the Black Eagles, is his father. Though he’s only release two albums, his most recent album, “Reggae Music Lives”, was well received and peaked at #12 on the Billboard Top Reggae Albums list. His set was was filled withContinue reading “Gramps Morgan | UCLA Jazz Reggae Fest | 5/26/14 [PHOTOS]”

Kevin Lyttle | UCLA Jazz Reggae Fest | 5/26/14 [PHOTOS]

Kevin Lyttle  is a Vincentian soca artist who had a worldwide hit back in 2004 with his collaboration with  Spragga Benz on a track called “Turn Me On”. Soca, also known as Soul Calypso [SOul CAlypso], is a style of Caribbean music originating in Trinidad and Tobago. It is a style of music that incorporatesContinue reading “Kevin Lyttle | UCLA Jazz Reggae Fest | 5/26/14 [PHOTOS]”

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). IContinue reading “365 Songs in 365 Days: A Woman’s Commitment To Sing”

Dubstep: This Generation’s Disco?

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 leftContinue reading “Dubstep: This Generation’s Disco?”