Tag: pop music

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!  She sings, too.  Tkay combines pistol quick rap and … Read More Tkay Maidza | Culture Collide | The Echo | 10/18/14 [Review, Vids & Photos]

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

To Check Out Other Bands We Caught At Culture Collide CLICK HERE THE ACT: Banoffee | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram SOUNDS LIKE:  THOUGHTS  [Written by Kate M.]: Pop, rhythm and EDM.  Singer/producer Banoffee is an Australian artist whose performance included mixing her own R&B and sometimes Reggae style beats, throwing down versus once or twice, singing and frontin’ the ultimate cool chick persona and musical ability.   Her music … Read More Banoffee | Culture Collide | The Echo | 10/18/14 [Review, Vids & Photos]

Takeoffs & Landings | Culture Collide | World Stage | 10/18/14 [Review, Vids & Photos]

To Check Out Other Bands We Caught At Culture Collide CLICK HERE THE ACT: Takeoffs & Landings | Facebook | Twitter SOUNDS LIKE:  THOUGHTS  [Written by Kate M.]: Good band, they got it done.  On lead vocals is Naama, her voice has a unique sound, one you don’t hear often these days in the music age of Electronic and Dance Pop.  Truth, I love this girl’s voice – it’s a slightly raspy, … Read More Takeoffs & Landings | Culture Collide | World Stage | 10/18/14 [Review, Vids & Photos]

Torches | Culture Collide | The Methodist Church of Echo Park | 10/18/14 [Review, Vids & Photos]

To Check Out Other Bands We Caught At Culture Collide CLICK HERE THE ACT: Torches | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram SOUNDS LIKE:  THOUGHTS  [Written by Kate M.]: Pop, Indie Rock, EDM, Punk – one reason I liked this festival is that every band had unique musical stylings and combinations of sounds, and the US band Torches was no exception.  Torches is an Indie, Rock, Electronic blend and the second band … Read More Torches | Culture Collide | The Methodist Church of Echo Park | 10/18/14 [Review, Vids & Photos]

Solander | Culture Collide | The Methodist Church of Echo Park | 10/18/14 [Review, Vids & Photos]

To Check Out Other Bands We Caught At Culture Collide CLICK HERE THE ACT: Solander | Facebook | Twitter SOUNDS LIKE:  THOUGHTS: [Written by Kate M.] Described as a Pop, Indie, Folk band, Solander is the quintessential example of this, and The United Methodist Church was an apropos venue to hear this poetic and artistic band from Sweden. The duo, Fredrik Karlsson and Anja Linna, are supported by … Read More Solander | Culture Collide | The Methodist Church of Echo Park | 10/18/14 [Review, Vids & Photos]

Nina Persson | Culture Collide | The Methodist Church of Echo Park | 10/17/14 [Review, Vids & Photos]

To Check Out Other Bands We Caught At Culture Collide CLICK HERE THE ACT:  Nina Persson | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram SOUNDS LIKE:  THOUGHTS: [Excerpted from M. Sloves full-day review that you can read HERE.] “[…] She sounds good. Not pop. Channeling some Chrissie Hynde type of energy […] [T]his woman can belt it out. Talk about presence! Compared to all the falsetto twink 20-something little duders in skinny … Read More Nina Persson | Culture Collide | The Methodist Church of Echo Park | 10/17/14 [Review, Vids & Photos]

Beat Connection | Culture Collide | TAIX Main Stage | 10/17/14 [Review, Vid & Photos]

To Check Out Other Bands We Caught At Culture Collide CLICK HERE THE ACT:  Beat Connection | Facebook | Twitter SOUNDS LIKE:  THOUGHTS: [Excerpted from M. Sloves full-day review that you can read HERE.] “[…] They had a Jamiroquai-esque sound but didn’t feel super-derivative. Melodic lyrics floated over a heavy drum beat. Good dance vibe for a crowd that was starting to hit critical mass for getting dancey. … Read More Beat Connection | Culture Collide | TAIX Main Stage | 10/17/14 [Review, Vid & Photos]

De Lux | Culture Collide | Echoplex | 10/16/14 [Photos]

To Check Out Other Band We Caught At Culture Collide CLICK HERE THE ACT: De Lux | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram SOUNDS LIKE:  THOUGHTS: I don’t know how many times can I say it. I love this band. When I first saw them play opening for Omar Souleyman, I knew that I’d have to see them play again. Catching them at Culture Collide was my third time this year (the second … Read More De Lux | Culture Collide | Echoplex | 10/16/14 [Photos]

Holy Child | Culture Collide | Echoplex | 10/16/14 [Photos]

To Check Out Other Band We Caught At Culture Collide CLICK HERE THE ACT: Holy Child | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram SOUNDS LIKE:  THOUGHTS: Holy Child is a lot of fun. If you’re looking for uptempo, energetic pop music with a beat, this is the band for you. They call their music “brat pop”, and I really couldn’t argue with the categorization. Their front woman, Liz, is a sprite full … Read More Holy Child | Culture Collide | Echoplex | 10/16/14 [Photos]

De Lux | Twilight Concert | Santa Monica Pier | 7/31/14 [PHOTOS & REVIEW]

CLICK HERE to check out other acts performing a Twilight Concert at the Santa Monica Pier! Opening for Omar Souleyman was the Los Angeles-based, indie neo-disco band De Lux. I had gotten a little sampling of their music online, but listening to this band’s music live was something else. De Lux is a favorite of KCRW DJs across the board (they are one of the few … Read More De Lux | Twilight Concert | Santa Monica Pier | 7/31/14 [PHOTOS & REVIEW]

The Slightlys | Twilight Concert | Santa Monica Pier | 7/31/14 [PHOTOS & REVIEW]

CLICK HERE to check out other acts performing a Twilight Concert at the Santa Monica Pier! Opening for De Lux and Omar Souleyman was a local band named The Slightlys. Performing in a local “battle of the bands” contest, they won their right to play the pier after weeks of competition. This preteen band (the oldest member of the band is only 18) took … Read More The Slightlys | Twilight Concert | Santa Monica Pier | 7/31/14 [PHOTOS & REVIEW]

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Elle Varner | BET Experience: Music Matters | 6/29/14 [PHOTOS]

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE OTHER PERFORMANCES THAT I CAUGHT DURING THE BET EXPERIENCE AT L.A. LIVE On the second day of the BET Experience at L.A. Live, I decided to watch the various acts performing on the main stage of the convention center. Each of the acts performed short sets to give the audience a sampling of what their music was all about. … Read More Elle Varner | BET Experience: Music Matters | 6/29/14 [PHOTOS]