Shy Girls | Park Plaza Hotel | Red Bull Sound Select’s “30 Days In LA” | 11/23/14 [Review & Photos]

To Check Out Other Bands We Caught During Red Bull Sound Selects “30 Days In LA” CLICK HERE THE ACT: Shy Girls | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram SOUNDS LIKE:  THOUGHTS: I’m a sucker for new R&B music. When I heard KCRW play Shy Girls’ Shy Girls’ “Voyeur’s Gaze” on Morning Becomes Eclectic in 2013, I was hooked. When I saw that they wereContinue reading “Shy Girls | Park Plaza Hotel | Red Bull Sound Select’s “30 Days In LA” | 11/23/14 [Review & Photos]”

Goapele | El Rey Theater | 11/18/14 [Review, Photos and Video]

Goapele: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Earlier this year, I got a call from management to negotiate a side artist agreement for a track Snoop was to be featured on. When I asked who the featured verse was for, management indicated that it was a female R&B singer named Goapele. Goapele … that name sounded so familiar to me. IContinue reading “Goapele | El Rey Theater | 11/18/14 [Review, Photos and Video]”

Josiah Bell | El Rey Theater | 11/18/14 [Review, Photos and Video]

To Check Out Other Bands We Caught During Red Bull Sound Selects “30 Days In LA” CLICK HERE THE ACT: Josiah Bell | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram THOUGHTS: (Excerpted from the Full Length Concert Review that you can read by CLICKING HERE) “[…] Josiah is a solid singer whose vocal range, and timbre, reminded me of Brian McKnight. His music is pureContinue reading “Josiah Bell | El Rey Theater | 11/18/14 [Review, Photos and Video]”

Nick Waterhouse | Ink-N-Iron | 6/7/14 [PHOTOS & VIDEO]

When retro-soul is done right, I love it. Last year, I was unable to catch Nick Waterhouse’s concert on the Santa Monica Pier. When I heard that he was scheduled to perform at Ink-N-Iron, I was thrilled. Some may argue that a “kid” in his mid-twenties, couldn’t possibly know about retro-soul. I’d have to disagreeContinue reading “Nick Waterhouse | Ink-N-Iron | 6/7/14 [PHOTOS & VIDEO]”

Banks | Coachella | 4/12/14 (PHOTOS)

CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT BLOG ENTRIES OF OTHER BANDS I SAW AT COACHELLA!   After catching two post punk bands, I decided to switch gears and slow it down a bit and check out Banks. Jillian Banks grew up in Southern California and I first noticed her when she did a stint opening for The Weeknd‘sContinue reading “Banks | Coachella | 4/12/14 (PHOTOS)”

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,Continue reading “Cody ChesnuTT | The Troubadour | 3/30/14”

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 musicContinue reading “How To Dress Well | The Roxy | 3/18/14”

Stevie Wonder | Songs In The Key Of Life | Nokia Theatre L.A. Live | 12/21/13

Have you ever thought about what you would say or do if you were in a room with one of your childhood idols? One of my childhood idols was Stevie Wonder. I discovered his music by way of the 1993 cover of “Lately” by Jodeci. When I started doing some research browsing the CD racksContinue reading “Stevie Wonder | Songs In The Key Of Life | Nokia Theatre L.A. Live | 12/21/13”

Shy Girls | The Spare Room and Bootleg Bar | 12/12/13 and 12/13/13

I was driving around town while listening to KCRW when the silky vocals and opening keyboard chord progression of a smooth jam gently flowed through my car’s speaker circuits. A rhythm guitar stealthily crept in, sweeping into a late 80’s, early 90’s, drum program with a subtle flourish line added to the chords that caughtContinue reading “Shy Girls | The Spare Room and Bootleg Bar | 12/12/13 and 12/13/13”

Snoopzilla and Dam Funk “7 Days Of Funk” Record Release Party | Los Angeles Exchange | 12/10/13

[Note: The video I took of the event is, unfortunately, unusable, so you’ll have to make do with video clips I found online.] Snoop’s record release parties are always a good time. There are always big names in the building, and a special performance set by Snoop of a mix of new tracks and classicContinue reading “Snoopzilla and Dam Funk “7 Days Of Funk” Record Release Party | Los Angeles Exchange | 12/10/13″