Tag: live

Coachella 2013 | April 12-14 | Friday

      This is a three part blog entry. The link to the following day is at the bottom of the page.Oh, Coachella, how I’ve missed you. Though many expressed dissatisfaction with the line-up, I was ecstatic. In fact, I had circled more bands on the schedule than I could have possibly seen, so I was actually setting myself up with being disappointed … Read More Coachella 2013 | April 12-14 | Friday

Toddchella | Part I | Tijuana Tears

House parties in Los Angeles can be hit or miss.  More often misses, than hits.  At Toddchella, I discovered what it takes to make a house party a sure-fire hit (i) have the house party at a really cool location, (ii) have fully stocked bars with bartenders, (iii) have vending machines that dispense party essentials (i.e. lighters, cigarettes, condoms…), (iv) have a free taco … Read More Toddchella | Part I | Tijuana Tears

Toddchella | Part II | The Record Company

Continued from Toddchella | Part I | Tijuana Tears I had noticed people behind me dancing with little LCD light bracelets, and I asked around to see where they got them. I was informed that a photography company named Harmonic Light was taking psychedelic pictures for the party, so I head into the nearby room (with a stripper pole) where they were set up. With … Read More Toddchella | Part II | The Record Company

Toddchella | Part III | We Were Indians

Continued from Toddchella | Part II | The Record Company My buzz was still going, and I kept going to the bar to get more ice for my scotch. I tipped each time I ask for more ice. I never had to wait for ice. Tipping usually works that way. I head back out to the stage area, and by the time I returned … Read More Toddchella | Part III | We Were Indians

Passenger ‘I Hate’ Live from The Borderline, London (Short Version)

I really enjoyed listening to the lyrics of this tune. It’s seems that I hate all of the things that Passenger (Mike Rosenberg) hates as well.

Nai Palm & Hiatus Kaiyote: Australian Soul

[If you want to read about their show that “blew my mind” click here] Sometimes you can’t find soul. Soul finds you. Apparently it found a group of talented musicians in Australia. Last weekend I went to see Jose James at the Del Monte Speakeasy. I bought tickets for that show online on the venue’s website a few months ago.  I noticed that there was a … Read More Nai Palm & Hiatus Kaiyote: Australian Soul

Morrissey | Staples Center | 3/1/13

I remember when I was first introduced to the music of The Smiths.  It was the summer after 8th grade, and I was shipped off to a summer, boarding program called C.T.Y. [Insert nerd jokes here]. I always enjoyed spending the summers away from home (I went to my first summer boarding school after 6th grade). Studying asides, I saw boarding school as an opportunity … Read More Morrissey | Staples Center | 3/1/13

Orange Tulip Conspiracy | El Cid | 2/22/13

Had I been born in a different era, I would have probably spent my evenings sitting in the corner of a small jazz club, dressed in black, lighting up cigarettes and sipping on some scotch while letting the sounds of Duke, Miles or Coltrane take me away.  These days it’s hard enough to find a good jazz club, let alone smoke in a venue. … Read More Orange Tulip Conspiracy | El Cid | 2/22/13

Jose James’ “Park Bench People” (Live)- A Cover of a Freestyle Fellowship Classic

Back when I was a young tyke, I was heavily influenced by jazz infused hip-hop. Tracks by A Tribe Called Quest, Guru and De La Soul were getting heavy spins on the radio, but I was more drawn in to the underground sounds of the Los Angeles based hip hop group (being an Angeleno) Freestyle Fellowship. Their album “Innercity Griots” is, by my standards, … Read More Jose James’ “Park Bench People” (Live)- A Cover of a Freestyle Fellowship Classic

Laura Mvula’s “She” (Live)… Amazing

Wow. I was eating lunch and surfing the web when I stopped what I was doing to post this video. I don’t know much, if anything, about this singer-songwriting, but I was immediately floored by her sound. Born in Birmingham, United Kingdom (why does it seem like all of the great soul singers these days are coming from England… lol), this 26 year old … Read More Laura Mvula’s “She” (Live)… Amazing

“Get On The Ball” by No Doubt

I saw No Doubt perform at the Gibson Amphitheater on November 30, 2012 and I though they were awesome (Gwen Stefani, let me be your cabana boy… lol) but what I would give to have seen them perform back when they were starting out … back when they were performing in dive bars and college campuses when they were just getting their careers started … Read More “Get On The Ball” by No Doubt