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: 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]”

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: 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]”

The Electric Sons | 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]”

Charles Bradley | The Fonda Theatre | 5/17/14 [PHOTOS]

Charles Bradley is living proof that the American Dream is still alive.  After learning about his life from the documentary “Soul of America”, I made an effort to catch his afternoon set at FYF Fest in 2013. His performance was a highlight of that day. When I heard that he was to perform at the Fonda Theatre,Continue reading “Charles Bradley | The Fonda Theatre | 5/17/14 [PHOTOS]”

Bizarre Ride Live | Welcome to Dillaville | El Rey Theatre | 5/12/14

Following Slum Village’s tribute set to J Dilla, FatLip and SlimKid3 (two of the original members of the essential hip-hop group The Pharcyde), J-Swift and K-Natural performed cuts from Pharcyde’s seminal album, “Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde.” I had already seen Bizarre Ride Live (what the band calls the performance) last year; in fact it was one of theContinue reading “Bizarre Ride Live | Welcome to Dillaville | El Rey Theatre | 5/12/14”

Slum Village | Welcome to Dillaville | El Rey Theatre | 5/12/14

There’s a special place in my heart for James Dewitt Yancey, pka J Dilla. I’ve already written about the impact his music has had on my life, so I won’t rehash it here, but let’s just say his music has meant a lot to me. When I heard that Slum Village and Bizarre Ride Live (The Pharcyde’s FatlipContinue reading “Slum Village | Welcome to Dillaville | El Rey Theatre | 5/12/14”

Laura Mvula | The Orpheum Theatre | 10/31/13

Earlier this year, I hit a little bit of a rough patch. It was one of those times when life just didn’t seem to go my way. My loving dog of 13 years, Samson, passed away while I was out of state, I was having some personal issues I was dealing with, and the icing on theContinue reading “Laura Mvula | The Orpheum Theatre | 10/31/13”

Iza | Culture Collide | 10/10/13

Click here to check out the other bands that I saw perform at Culture Collide 2013 Earlier this year (2013), Snoop threw up some beats he had cobbled together onto his Soundcloud account, giving other musicians on Soundcloud the opportunity to record melodies and lyrics on top of them for fun. It so happened thatContinue reading “Iza | Culture Collide | 10/10/13”

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”

The Beach Ball Festival: Soul Revue | Santa Monica Pier | September 21, 2013

I LOVE soul music. I listen to all genres, but if I had to guess, I’d venture to guess that probably a third of my music collection (iTunes indicates that I have 19,452 songs that last 54.4 days) consists of soul tracks and about half of my vinyl collection consists of soul LPs. From ArethaContinue reading “The Beach Ball Festival: Soul Revue | Santa Monica Pier | September 21, 2013”