Late last year, I got to see a rapper named Mod Sun “light up” a stage at the Sunset Music Festival. A few weeks later, I read in a trade magazine that Rostrum Records (home to artists like Wiz Khalifa and Mac Miller) had signed the artist to their label. It made total sense.
Rapping the east coast on the Mod Sun’s “Look Up Tour” was Brooklyn, New York rapper Dillon Cooper. His flow was on point and I was particularly impressed with the quality of his rhymes.
Los Angeles based rapper KR had one of the opening slots for Mod Sun’s “Look Up Tour”. He’s seems to be making some waves as of late, and was evening featured in an L.A. Weekly article for being a Soundcloud rap phenom.
To Check Out Other Bands We Caught During Red Bull Sound Selects “30 Days In LA” CLICK HERE THE ACT: MS MR | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram SOUNDS LIKE: THOUGHTS: Lizzy Plapinger and Max Hershenow are MS MR, respectively. Though there are a lot of solid electronic music groups fronted by a male and female duos these days (i.e. Phantogram andContinue reading “MS MR | The Roxy | Red Bull Sound Select’s “30 Days In LA” | 11/2/14 [Photos]”
To Check Out Other Bands We Caught During Red Bull Sound Selects “30 Days In LA” CLICK HERE THE ACT: Feathers | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram SOUNDS LIKE: THOUGHTS: Feather’s set was shorter than anticipated. Though I’m not absolutely certain, I think it may have been a result of the technical difficulties that they seemed to be dealing with; whichContinue reading “Feathers | The Roxy | Red Bull Sound Select’s “30 Days In LA” | 11/2/14 [Photos]”
To Check Out Other Bands We Caught During Red Bull Sound Selects “30 Days In LA” CLICK HERE THE ACT: The Electric Sons | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram SOUNDS LIKE: THOUGHTS: This band from Altanta Georgia impressed me. Their polished synth and drum driven melodies had the packed house at the The Roxy moving to their beat, and it was prettyContinue reading “The Electric Sons | The Roxy | Red Bull Sound Select’s “30 Days In LA” | 11/2/14 [Photos]”
Nicholas Jame Murphy is Chet Faker, and chicks dig him. After hearing a couple of cuts from his latest album “Built on Glass” on NPR- God bless public radio- I scoured the internet to listen to more of his work. I was instantly hooked. To me, his take on electronic music reminded me of JamesContinue reading “Chet Faker | The Roxy | 5/29/14 [PHOTOS]”
I’m a fan of Tom Krell’s music. Performing under the stage name “How To Dress Well”, his music has always has always resonated a sadness or longing in me. Whether its his airy falsetto, or the generally dark lyrical topics of his compositions, his music always makes me want to lay on a coach and contemplate life, love,Continue reading “How to Dress Well’s “Repeat Pleasure” (Part 1 of 3 “What Is This Heart?” trilogy) (Official Video)”
Opening for the Dandy Warhols at the Roxy was the American, psychedelic rock band The Warlocks. Founded in 1998 by Bobby Hecksher, the band has been playing with various lineups since, with Hecksher the only constant member. With half a dozen albums released since it’s inception (with their latest album, “Skull Worship” being released in November ofContinue reading “The Warlocks | The Roxy | 4/25/14”
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”