Tag: el rey

Bass Drum of Death | El Rey Theatre | 10/25/13

I follow Thundercat on twitter, and I noticed a tweet he posted earlier this year stating that the guys in Bass Drum of Death were cool dudes. That piqued my curiosity. Them opening for Hanni El Khatib? I was excited to hear what they were all about. Their set was as aggressive and as loud as their name would imply. There was almost a collective release … Read More Bass Drum of Death | El Rey Theatre | 10/25/13

Tijuana Panthers | El Rey Theatre| 10/25/13

A lot of good music has come out of Long Beach, California. Nate Dogg, Snoop Dogg and Warren G left their mark on West Coast hip-hop.  Zach De La Rocha of  Rage Against the Machine, Bradley Nowell, founder and vocalist of the band Sublime, No Doubt … All based out of Long Beach while coming up in the music game. Tijuana Panthers are from Long Beach too.  Their music embodies Southern California surf rock; lo-fi, rock and roll with catchy … Read More Tijuana Panthers | El Rey Theatre| 10/25/13

Laura Mvula | El Rey Theatre | 9/17/13

I remember the day I first heard Laura Mvula sing (January 18th, 2013) because I was so amazed by what I heard that I immediately posted a blog entry about it. I kept an eye (and ear) on her music and would post additional blog entries about some of her other songs (“That’s Alright” and “Jump Right Out”) because I was enthralled with her sound and excited about … Read More Laura Mvula | El Rey Theatre | 9/17/13

Hanni El Khatib | Twilight Concert Series | August 8, 2013

For the past 29 years, the Santa Monica Pier has been hosting amazing free concerts during the summer season. The line up for this year’s Twilight Concert Series  is particularly outstanding. From Meshell Ngegeocello and the Record Company to Jimmy Cliff to Trombone Shorty, it would simply be a shame if you lived in the area and didn’t make it out to at least one of the free … Read More Hanni El Khatib | Twilight Concert Series | August 8, 2013

Savages | El Rey Theatre | July 23, 2013

I wanted to catch Savages‘ set at Coachella in 2013. From what little I knew about them at the time, they were an all-female, loud, punk band based out of the United Kingdom. They didn’t have a lot of music out, but from what I was able to hear and watch online, they definitely piqued my curiosity. As fate would have it, I wasn’t able to get … Read More Savages | El Rey Theatre | July 23, 2013

Dead Sara | El Rey Theater | May 9, 2013

I can’t remember the last time I was in a mosh pit. In fact… if I’m remembering correctly … the last true mosh pit I was in was for a Let’s Go Bowling show back, back, back in the day. Like… back in my ska days when I used to wear khakis with suspenders, a wife beater and my Doc Martins. On May 9, 2013, I … Read More Dead Sara | El Rey Theater | May 9, 2013