Tag: Live Music

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Tom Odell | Coachella | 4/11/14 (PHOTOS)

CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT BLOG ENTRIES OF OTHER BANDS I SAW AT COACHELLA!   The first act I caught at Coachella at noon on Friday was British, Singer Songwriter, Tom Odell. A solid singer songwriter who I believe can have a long and fruitful career so long as he can keep writing songs that his fans can relate to. I couldn’t find a setlist … Read More Tom Odell | Coachella | 4/11/14 (PHOTOS)

Coachella 2014 | April 11 – 13

This year, I was lucky enough to get approved for a media/photo pass for the first weekend of Coachella. The photo pass allows me to take pictures from the photo pit of each stage, and being armed with an incredible lens, I’ve taken some pretty amazing pictures so far, and I can’t wait to sift through them all and post what I’ve been able … Read More Coachella 2014 | April 11 – 13

The Strypes | El Rey Theatre | 3/31/14

I don’t know what they are feeding their kids across the pond, but I would suggest that we bring whatever they have over there and start feeding it to our kids in the States. It was a last minute decision, but having missed out on seeing Jake Bugg perform at The Wiltern, I decided that I wouldn’t miss out on catching The Strypes, a four piece blues/garage rock … Read More The Strypes | El Rey Theatre | 3/31/14

Cody ChesnuTT | The Troubadour | 3/30/14

  On March 30, 2014, Cody ChesnuTT restored my faith in R&B music. Over a decade ago, I first learned about Cody ChesnuTT  when he was featured on The Roots cover of his own recording titled “The Seed.” I made a mental note then to keep an ear out for more music from him, but for whatever reason, his music and my ears just didn’t cross paths. … Read More Cody ChesnuTT | The Troubadour | 3/30/14

Dr. Madd Vibe | The Troubadour | 3/30/14

Opening for Cody ChesnuTT at The Troubadour was a band billed as Madd Vibe. Now, I usually do my due diligence before I go to a concert when there’s a band performing that I’m unfamiliar with. In this instant, for whatever reason, I didn’t. When I got to the venue and the band took to the stage, I noticed that the frontman of the band … Read More Dr. Madd Vibe | The Troubadour | 3/30/14

Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings | The Wiltern | 3/25/14

Sharon Jones. My, my, my … that woman is a force of nature. I’m a big fan of the classic R&B sound. There are a good number of male recording artists that I follow (i.e. Charles Bradley, Lee Fields, etc.), but there really is only one female R&B artist that really knocks it out of the park for me, and that’s Sharon Jones. In … Read More Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings | The Wiltern | 3/25/14

Valerie June | Wiltern Theater | 3/25/14

One of my favorite albums of 2013 was Valerie June’s “Pushin’ Against A Stone”. Produced by Kevin Agunas and Dan Auerbach (the Black Keys), it was album that caught my ear with its seamless mix of roots, blues and folk sung by a voice that seemed to have decades of earnest life lessons behind it. Valerie June’s voice is unique. It’s a voice that you can’t confuse … Read More Valerie June | Wiltern Theater | 3/25/14

How To Dress Well | The Roxy | 3/18/14

  The first time I saw Tom Krell p/k/a “How To Dress Well” perform live, I thought to myself, “I really need to see him perform in an intimate club venue.” On March 18th, at The Roxy Theatre, I got my chance. What intially hooked me to How To Dress Well’s music was twofold. First, the music leaned dark, simple and atmospheric; the kind of music … Read More How To Dress Well | The Roxy | 3/18/14

Lee “Scratch” Perry | Twilight Concert Series | Santa Monica Pier | 8/28/14 [INSTAGRAM VIDS]

CLICK HERE to check out other acts I caught at the Twilight Concert on the Santa Monica Pier! Below are Instagram clips of some of the songs from Lee “Scratch” Perry’s set at the Santa Monica Pier as part of the Twilight Concert Series. Instagram’s embed settings are, unfortunately, too large for WordPress, but hopefully, you’ll still be able to click through to watch the video … Read More Lee “Scratch” Perry | Twilight Concert Series | Santa Monica Pier | 8/28/14 [INSTAGRAM VIDS]