Tag: Live Music

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Chet Faker | Mack Sennett Studios | Red Bull Sound Select’s “30 Days In LA” | 11/29/14 [Review & Photos]

To Check Out Other Bands We Caught During Red Bull Sound Selects “30 Days In LA” CLICK HERE THE ACT: Chet Faker | Facebook | Twitter SOUNDS LIKE:  THOUGHTS: Chet Faker. Girls love him. Guys wish they could write music like him. I saw Chet Faker earlier this year at The Roxy. Musically, there is no question that Nicholas James Murphy a/k/a “Chet Faker” has the musical goods. His … Read More Chet Faker | Mack Sennett Studios | Red Bull Sound Select’s “30 Days In LA” | 11/29/14 [Review & Photos]

Dead Sara | The Viper Room | 11/1/14 [Photos & Video]

THE ACT: Dead Sara | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram THOUGHTS: The Viper Room. It’s a storied venue that’s had everyone from Tom Petty and the Hearbreakers, Bruce Springteen and Johnny Cash to Stone Temple Pilots, the Go-Go’s and Oasis. Christina Applegate once tended bar one night. With a capacity of only 250, when certain shows get announced, it’s often times only the hard core fans, or fans in the … Read More Dead Sara | The Viper Room | 11/1/14 [Photos & Video]

Fire In The Hamptons | The Viper Room | 11/1/14 [Photos & Video]

THE ACT: Fire In The Hamptons | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram SOUNDS LIKE:  THOUGHTS: Fire in the Hamptons is an L.A. based indie rock band fronted by Zack Arnett. Their latest EP, “Chosen Ones”, was funded by a Kickstarter campaign, and they seem to have enough fan-backing to get their recent projects seen through. Their live show is energetic and enjoyable. Their music is polished and danceable. They’ve put … Read More Fire In The Hamptons | The Viper Room | 11/1/14 [Photos & Video]

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MS MR | The Roxy | Red Bull Sound Select’s “30 Days In LA” | 11/2/14 [Photos]

To Check Out Other Bands We Caught During Red Bull Sound Selects “30 Days In LA” CLICK HERE THE ACT: MS MR | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram SOUNDS LIKE:  THOUGHTS: Lizzy Plapinger and Max Hershenow are MS MR, respectively. Though there are a lot of solid electronic music groups fronted by a male and female duos these days (i.e. Phantogram and The Naked and Famous), MS MR distinguish themselves in … Read More MS MR | The Roxy | Red Bull Sound Select’s “30 Days In LA” | 11/2/14 [Photos]

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Feathers | The Roxy | Red Bull Sound Select’s “30 Days In LA” | 11/2/14 [Photos]

To Check Out Other Bands We Caught During Red Bull Sound Selects “30 Days In LA” CLICK HERE THE ACT: Feathers | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram SOUNDS LIKE:  THOUGHTS: Feather’s set was shorter than anticipated. Though I’m not absolutely certain, I think it may have been a result of the technical difficulties that they seemed to be dealing with; which in turn seemed to affect Anastasia Dimou’s (the founder … Read More Feathers | The Roxy | Red Bull Sound Select’s “30 Days In LA” | 11/2/14 [Photos]

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The Electric Sons | The Roxy | Red Bull Sound Select’s “30 Days In LA” | 11/2/14 [Photos]

To Check Out Other Bands We Caught During Red Bull Sound Selects “30 Days In LA” CLICK HERE THE ACT: The Electric Sons | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram SOUNDS LIKE:  THOUGHTS: This band from Altanta Georgia impressed me. Their polished synth and drum driven melodies had the packed house at the The Roxy moving to their beat, and it was pretty clear to see/hear why Red Bull Sound Select decided … Read More The Electric Sons | The Roxy | Red Bull Sound Select’s “30 Days In LA” | 11/2/14 [Photos]

Rival Sons | The Observatory | 9/19/14 [Photos]

A few weeks ago, I was sitting in a club with a friend and we were talking about bad ass bands, and the name Rival Sons came up. I had never heard of the band previously, so I had I a lot of questions. Where are they from? What kind of music do they play? How many albums have they released? The only I … Read More Rival Sons | The Observatory | 9/19/14 [Photos]

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Charles Bradley | Twilight Concert Series | Santa Monica Pier 9/11/14 [Photos]

CLICK HERE to check out other acts performing a Twilight Concert at the Santa Monica Pier! Charles Bradley loves everybody. Charles Bradley loves you. Charles Bradley loves me. And you know what? I love Charles Bradley. I love his spirit. I love his passion. I love his music. I won’t wax poetic about how much I his music moves my soul (I’ve already done … Read More Charles Bradley | Twilight Concert Series | Santa Monica Pier 9/11/14 [Photos]

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King James & The Special Men | Twilight Concert Series | Santa Monica Pier 9/11/14 [Photos]

CLICK HERE to check out other acts performing a Twilight Concert at the Santa Monica Pier! I love New Orleans. I love its people. I love its food. I love its music. God damn, how I love its music. Blues, jazz, funk, dixieland … New Orleans has it all. On September 11, 2014, a bit of New Orleans came to the Santa Monica Pier. … Read More King James & The Special Men | Twilight Concert Series | Santa Monica Pier 9/11/14 [Photos]

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Geographer | First City Festival | 8/24/14 [PHOTOS]

To Check Out Other Acts that I Caught At First City Festival, CLICK HERE. THE ACT: Geographer | Facebook | Twitter INSTAGRAM VIDEOS: CLICK HERE SOUNDS LIKE:  THOUGHTS: The only scheduling conflict for the entire festival for me was between Geographer’s set and The Naked And Famous’ set. Geographer started at 7pm and TNAF started at 7:25, and being  approved for a photo pass, I was instructed to be at … Read More Geographer | First City Festival | 8/24/14 [PHOTOS]

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Lo-Fang | First City Festival | 8/24/14 [PHOTOS]

To Check Out Other Acts that I Caught At First City Festival, CLICK HERE. THE ACT: Lo-Fang | Facebook | Twitter INSTAGRAM VIDEOS: CLICK HERE SOUNDS LIKE:  THOUGHTS: A few months ago, I was at a local record store, Origami Vinyl, shopping for new wax. On display were autographed copies of a new LP by an artist I hadn’t heard of before. It’s was Lo-Fang’s debut album “Blue Film” … … Read More Lo-Fang | First City Festival | 8/24/14 [PHOTOS]

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Future Islands | First City Festival | 8/24/14 [PHOTOS]

To Check Out Other Acts that I Caught At First City Festival, CLICK HERE. THE ACT: Future Islands | Facebook | Twitter INSTAGRAM VIDEOS: CLICK HERE SOUNDS LIKE:  THOUGHTS: To think that I almost missed out on seeing Future Islands perform at Coachella 2014. If it wasn’t for their lead singer, Sam Herring, convincing me to check them out, I would have missed out on music that I have perched high … Read More Future Islands | First City Festival | 8/24/14 [PHOTOS]