REVIEW+PHOTOS: Mod Sun | The Roxy | 3/28/15

Late last year, I got to see a rapper named Mod Sun “light up” a stage at the Sunset Music Festival. A few weeks later, I read in a trade magazine that Rostrum Records (home to artists like Wiz Khalifa and Mac Miller) had signed the artist to their label. It made total sense.

Photos & Video: Karizma | The Roxy | 3/28/15

Hailing from the Twin Cities, Morgan Parriott p/k/a Karizma had one of the opening slots for Mod Sun’s Look Up Tour. He performed his set with DJ Gnash supporting him. His set was demonstrated energetic hip-hop that certainly got the crowd bouncing. We were able to catch a few photos and video clips from his set. Enjoy!

Rae Sremmurd | Album Listening Party | Couture Lounge | 12/10/14

Words and Photos by Kate M.  Rae Sremmurd | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram It’s hard to explain how great these guys are . . .except for it’s easy because they’re so dope!  Their infectious sound and unforgettable hooks make people feel GOOD!   Flow is flawless, they party, lyrics are fun and transcend genres of audiences, and their hooks reach anthemContinue reading “Rae Sremmurd | Album Listening Party | Couture Lounge | 12/10/14”

SPEAK | The Wiltern | Red Bull Sound Select’s “30 Days In LA” | 11/20/14 [Photos & Video]

To Check Out Other Bands We Caught During Red Bull Sound Selects “30 Days In LA” CLICK HERE THE ACT: SPEAK |  Facebook | Twitter | Instagram SOUNDS LIKE:  THOUGHTS: (Excerpted from the Full Length Concert Review that you can read by CLICKING HERE) “[…] Joey, Troupe, and Nick (bass, vocals, guitar) heralded three part harmonies that maintained the attention of an audienceContinue reading “SPEAK | The Wiltern | Red Bull Sound Select’s “30 Days In LA” | 11/20/14 [Photos & Video]”

Run The Jewels, Mystery Skulls & Thurz | Echoplex | Red Bull Sound Select’s “30 Days In LA” | 11/13/14 [Concert Review]

To Check Out Other Bands We Caught During Red Bull Sound Selects “30 Days In LA” CLICK HERE Two of the best hip-hop albums I’ve purchased in the past 5 years were released in 2012: Kendrick Lamar’s “good kid, m.A.A.d city” … and Killer Mike’s “R.A.P. Music”. “R.A.P. Music”, like “good kid, m.A.A.d city”, receivedContinue reading “Run The Jewels, Mystery Skulls & Thurz | Echoplex | Red Bull Sound Select’s “30 Days In LA” | 11/13/14 [Concert Review]”

Afrika Bambaataa and Gaslamp Killer | Low End Theory | 10/29/14 [Photos & Videos]

MEAR ONE is a contemporary American artist based in Los Angeles. Having been labeled as “The Michelangelo of Graffiti” and “The Salvador Dali of Hip-Hop” he is considered by many to be Los Angeles’ most prolific graffiti artist. When he invited me to his birthday celebration I was honored. When I was told that Gaslamp Killer andContinue reading “Afrika Bambaataa and Gaslamp Killer | Low End Theory | 10/29/14 [Photos & Videos]”

Tkay Maidza | Culture Collide | The Echo | 10/18/14 [Review, Vids & Photos]

To Check Out Other Bands We Caught At Culture Collide CLICK HERE THE ACT: Tkay Maidza | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram SOUNDS LIKE:  THOUGHTS  [Written by Kate M.]: A highlight of the day, and my personal highlight!  Who are you, girl!?  It’s pronounced “T.K.,” and readers, you should probably remember that – her rapping is pure fire!  She killed it! Continue reading “Tkay Maidza | Culture Collide | The Echo | 10/18/14 [Review, Vids & Photos]”

Riff Raff | Sunset Strip Music Festival | 9/20/14 [Photos]

To Check Out Other Acts that I Caught At The Sunset Strip Music Festival, CLICK HERE! THE ACT: Riff Raff | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram SOUNDS LIKE:  THOUGHTS: Riff Raff. He started from the bottom now he’s here. He first came onto the scene as a contestant on MTV’s reality show “From G’s to Gents”, and he’s still a G. HisContinue reading “Riff Raff | Sunset Strip Music Festival | 9/20/14 [Photos]”