A British Invasion | Ed Sheeran & Rudimental | Staples Center | 8/27/14 [Photos and Videos]

Performing in front of a crowd of 18,000 at the Staples Center sounds like a daunting task. Performing in front of a crowd of 18,000 alone? I think it would take a little more than imagining the crowd naked, no matter how good looking, to get over the nerves I would probably have. Ed Sheeran,Continue reading “A British Invasion | Ed Sheeran & Rudimental | Staples Center | 8/27/14 [Photos and Videos]”

Lady Gaga: Booty Shorts, Bikini Tops & Teddies, Oh My! | Staples Center | 7/21/14 [REVIEW]

THIS ENTRY WAS WRITTEN 8/8/14 BY A. LEVEL AND IS REPRINTED HERE BY PERMISSION. It took me about 5 seconds to regret my decision not to dress up for Lady Gaga. I’d actually started – putting on a shiny velvet tank top, digging out costume jewelry, and getting out my lime-green faux fur jacket – butContinue reading “Lady Gaga: Booty Shorts, Bikini Tops & Teddies, Oh My! | Staples Center | 7/21/14 [REVIEW]”

Cyndi Lauper & Cher: Larger Than Life and Brighter Than Rhinestones | Staples Center | 7/7/14 [REVIEW]

THIS ENTRY WAS WRITTEN 7/14/14 BY A. LEVEL AND IS REPRINTED HERE BY PERMISSION. It’s never a good sign for an artist’s career when you can get $25 tickets (plus Evil Fees, of course) for a concert at the Staples Center 2 days before the show. In the case of Cyndi Lauper and Cher, itContinue reading “Cyndi Lauper & Cher: Larger Than Life and Brighter Than Rhinestones | Staples Center | 7/7/14 [REVIEW]”

Dear Kanye … Your Stage Production is Overrated, And What’s Up With The Cheescake?

THIS ENTRY WAS WRITTEN 11/30/14 BY A. LEVEL AND IS REPRINTED HERE BY PERMISSION. Dear Kanye: Could you please fire your entire production design team? Honestly, who thought it was a great idea for you to perform in a series of masks for virtually the entire concert? And why did you steadfastly refuse to standContinue reading “Dear Kanye … Your Stage Production is Overrated, And What’s Up With The Cheescake?”

A Year of Concerts: 2013

Listed chronologically, the most recent show first. 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 Snoopzilla and Dam Funk “7 Days Of Funk” Record Release Party | Los Angeles Exchange | 12/10/13 Thundercat |Continue reading “A Year of Concerts: 2013”

Nine Inch Nails | Staples Center | 11/08/13

“Pretty Hate Machine” was a very important part of my teen years. Believe it or not, I used to play football – granted it was 8 man football, rather than the traditional 11 man game. Before every game, for the four years I played in high school, my Discman played the the same 3 CDs to get meContinue reading “Nine Inch Nails | Staples Center | 11/08/13”

Depeche Mode | Staples Center | 9/29/13

Years ago, back in 2009, I got to see one of my favorite bands growing up, Depeche Mode, perform at the Hollywood Bowl. It was a concert that I hadn’t purchased a ticket for, but I was lucky enough to have friends who, for one reason or another, couldn’t go, and I was the luckyContinue reading “Depeche Mode | Staples Center | 9/29/13”

BET Experience | Snoop, Kendrick Lamar & J.Cole | Staples Center | 6/29/13

This blog entry about the BET Experience is continued from “BET Experience | Beyonce | Staples Center | 6/28/13“ I woke up Saturday morning still in a daze from The Mrs. Carter World Tour performance that Beyonce put on at Staples the night before, but I still had two more full days of music aheadContinue reading “BET Experience | Snoop, Kendrick Lamar & J.Cole | Staples Center | 6/29/13”

BET Experience | Beyonce | Staples Center | 6/28/13

It was during my college years when Destiny’s Child released their first album. At the time, I was more invested in learning (and buying) R&B music from Motown’s “Golden Age”, I didn’t pay too much attention to that album, even though it had tracks produced by Wyclef Jean and Jermaine Dupri (big time producers atContinue reading “BET Experience | Beyonce | Staples Center | 6/28/13”

Rudimental | Staples Center | Staples Center | 8/29/14 [Instagram Videos]

Click Here To Go Back To The Concert Review Below are Instagram clips of some of the songs from Rudimental’s at Staples Center. Instagram’s embed settings are, unfortunately, too large for WordPress, but hopefully, you’ll still be able to click through to watch the video clips. Enjoy. Click Here To Go Back To The Concert Review