Mexico68 | Twilight Concert Series | Santa Monica Pier | 8/28/14 [PHOTOS]

CLICK HERE to check out other acts performing a Twilight Concert at the Santa Monica Pier! With 13 members in its collective, Mexico68 is an afrobeat band that does it right. Their tight-knit sound, and superb energy, really lifted the audience’s spirit, and had many in the crowd dancing to their sounds. Personally, I’m a huge fanContinue reading “Mexico68 | Twilight Concert Series | Santa Monica Pier | 8/28/14 [PHOTOS]”

Mystic Braves | Twilight Concert Series | Santa Monica Pier | 8/21/14 [PHOTOS]

CLICK HERE to check out other acts performing a Twilight Concert at the Santa Monica Pier! With the distinct honor of opening for the legendary The Zombies, Mystic Braves took the stage and served up a worthy appetizer of psychedelic rock to the masses. Now based in Echo Park, and signed to local label LolipopContinue reading “Mystic Braves | Twilight Concert Series | Santa Monica Pier | 8/21/14 [PHOTOS]”

Mystic Braves| Twilight Concert Series | Santa Monica Pier | 8/21/14 [INSTAGRAM VIDS]

CLICK HERE to check out other acts I caught at the Twilight Concert on the Santa Monica Pier! Below are Instagram clips of some of the songs from Mystic Brave’s set at the Santa Monica Pier as part of the Twilight Concert Series. Instagram’s embed settings are, unfortunately, too large for WordPress, but hopefully, you’ll stillContinue reading “Mystic Braves| Twilight Concert Series | Santa Monica Pier | 8/21/14 [INSTAGRAM VIDS]”

Twilight Concert Series | Santa Monica Pier | Summer 2014

Whenever I have friends visiting Los Angeles during the summer and they ask me for suggestions, I always recommend attending a concert at the Santa Monica Pier. After all, there isn’t a much better way to spend a summer day/eve, at the beach with a picnic listening to some quality music. For the past 30Continue reading “Twilight Concert Series | Santa Monica Pier | Summer 2014”

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”

Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue | Twilight Concert Series | August 29, 2013

The first time I heard of Trombone Shorty, he was a recurring character on the HBO Series “Treme”. At first I thought he was fictional character, but as I did more research on the music played in the show, I discovered that he was, in fact, a highly acclaimed trumpet and trombone player who grew upContinue reading “Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue | Twilight Concert Series | August 29, 2013”

The Dustbowl Revival | Twilight Concert Series | August 29, 2013

Opening for Trombone Shorty on the Santa Monica Pier as part of the 2013 Twilight Concert Series was a Veince, CA based folk/bluegrass/swing band named The Dustbowl Revival. Upon retrospect, they were more of a mini-orchestra than a band with 10 members playing a wide range of instruments from trumpets, trombones and bajos to washboards andContinue reading “The Dustbowl Revival | Twilight Concert Series | August 29, 2013”

Hanni El Khatib | Twilight Concert Series | August 8, 2013

For the past 29 years, the Santa Monica Pier has been hosting amazing free concerts during the summer season. The line up for this year’s Twilight Concert Series  is particularly outstanding. From Meshell Ngegeocello and the Record Company to Jimmy Cliff to Trombone Shorty, it would simply be a shame if you lived in the area and didn’t makeContinue reading “Hanni El Khatib | Twilight Concert Series | August 8, 2013”

OK Go| Twilight Concert Series | Santa Monica Pier | 9/4/14 [INSTAGRAM VIDS]

CLICK HERE to check out other acts I caught at the Twilight Concert on the Santa Monica Pier! Below are Instagram clips of some of the songs from OK Go’s set at the Santa Monica Pier as part of the Twilight Concert Series. Instagram’s embed settings are, unfortunately, too large for WordPress, but hopefully, you’ll still beContinue reading “OK Go| Twilight Concert Series | Santa Monica Pier | 9/4/14 [INSTAGRAM VIDS]”

Allah- Las| Twilight Concert Series | Santa Monica Pier | 9/4/14 [INSTAGRAM VIDS]

CLICK HERE to check out other acts I caught at the Twilight Concert on the Santa Monica Pier! Below are Instagram clips of some of the songs from Allah-Las‘ set at the Santa Monica Pier as part of the Twilight Concert Series. Instagram’s embed settings are, unfortunately, too large for WordPress, but hopefully, you’ll still be ableContinue reading “Allah- Las| Twilight Concert Series | Santa Monica Pier | 9/4/14 [INSTAGRAM VIDS]”