Chet Faker | The Roxy | 5/29/14 [PHOTOS]

Nicholas Jame Murphy is Chet Faker, and chicks dig him. After hearing a couple of cuts from his latest album “Built on Glass” on NPR- God bless public radio- I scoured the internet to listen to more of his work. I was instantly hooked. To me, his take on electronic music reminded me of JamesContinue reading “Chet Faker | The Roxy | 5/29/14 [PHOTOS]”

Moses Sumney | Skirball Center | 11/30/13

On July 31, 2013, I went to go see Hiatus Kaiyote at the Bootleg Theater. Following the gig, and due to a year long set of fate-induced circumstances, I was lucky enough to hang out with the band for a bit before they had to run to the airport for travel. The lead singer, Nai Palm, wasContinue reading “Moses Sumney | Skirball Center | 11/30/13”

Aloe Blacc | The Beach Ball Festival: Soul Revue | September 21, 2013

Click here to check out the blog entries of the other acts I was able to catch (Myron & E, Lee Fields and the Expressions, Maceo Parker and Allen Stone) at The Beach Ball Festival: Soul Revue.   My first exposure to Aloe Blacc‘s music was years ago (late 90’s) when he was performing as aContinue reading “Aloe Blacc | The Beach Ball Festival: Soul Revue | September 21, 2013”

The Beach Ball Festival: Soul Revue | Santa Monica Pier | September 21, 2013

I LOVE soul music. I listen to all genres, but if I had to guess, I’d venture to guess that probably a third of my music collection (iTunes indicates that I have 19,452 songs that last 54.4 days) consists of soul tracks and about half of my vinyl collection consists of soul LPs. From ArethaContinue reading “The Beach Ball Festival: Soul Revue | Santa Monica Pier | September 21, 2013”

Myron & E | The Beach Ball Festival: Soul Revue | September 21, 2013

Click here to check out the blog entries of the other acts I was able to catch (Lee Fields, Maceo Parker, Allen Stone and Aloe Blacc) at The Beach Ball Festival: Soul Revue. Myron & E are a soul duo based in the Bay Area. They are currently signed to one of my favorite independent labels,Continue reading “Myron & E | The Beach Ball Festival: Soul Revue | September 21, 2013”

Rodrigo y Gabriela | Hollywood Bowl | July 14, 2013

Most of the time, my lust to see a band perform live is satiated once it happens.  After all, the costs of concert going these days can get quite expensive, and I typically like to use my hard earned cash experiencing something new, rather than retread the same territory. There are a handful of actsContinue reading “Rodrigo y Gabriela | Hollywood Bowl | July 14, 2013”

Young, Gifted & Nina: A Tribute to Nina Simone | California Plaza | July 5, 2013

If Nina Simone were alive today, she would have celebrated her 80th birthday in April. Having passed away ten years ago, Grand Performances and KCRW organized a free evening concert in the heart of downtown Los Angeles celebrating her life. Hosted by KCRW DJ Tom Schnabel, it was an evening that touched on a wideContinue reading “Young, Gifted & Nina: A Tribute to Nina Simone | California Plaza | July 5, 2013”

Make Music Pasadena 2013 | June 1, 2013

What do I love more than music festivals? FREE music festivals. Every summer, since 2008, the city of Pasadena transforms Old Town Pasadena into into a bevy of performance venues. Although this year was my first time attending, it is definitely a summer concert experience that I’m sure I will attend for years to come.Continue reading “Make Music Pasadena 2013 | June 1, 2013”

Jose James | The Del Monte Speakeasy | 3/13/13

Earlier this year, a friend of mine posted a video clip on Facebook of a performance by a singer named Jose James. I liked what I heard, and started googling him and his music.  When I stumbled upon his amazing cover of Freestyle Fellowship’s “Park Bench People”, I nearly lost my mind.  I mean, I grew upContinue reading “Jose James | The Del Monte Speakeasy | 3/13/13”

A Year of Concerts: 2012, 24 Concerts, 1 Favorite

In 2012, I was blessed to have been able to attend 24 concerts.  This being the inaugural post of my blog, I thought it may be a good way to kick things off if I listed each of the concerts in the order that I enjoyed them (starting with the least favorite, and ending withContinue reading “A Year of Concerts: 2012, 24 Concerts, 1 Favorite”