Monthly Archives: December 2015

Scott Weiland
Remembering Scott Weiland: 1967-2015 — one of the greatest voices of our generation

Some will say that Scott Weiland lived many years beyond what was expected, given his hard and fast lifestyle as one of the biggest rock stars of the 1990s. It didn’t make it any less sad when the former Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver singer was found dead Thursday in his tour bus at the […]

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Win Tickets to Kamasi Washington at Club Nokia

Los Angeles saxophonist Kamasi Washington is living proof that jazz is NOT dead. The bright and ambitious musician released his 174 minute aptly-titled album The Epic earlier this year, which is of course, nothing short of epic. Washington is also backed by a 10 piece band and with their support they’re bringing jazz to a whole new […]

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EFG
Video Premiere: Watch EFG’s captivating new video for “Suzanne”

Los Angeles trio, EFG (formerly known as Electric Flower Group) just signed to LA-based Bodan Kuma and are currently in the studio working on a new EP and a full length record which will be set for release in 2016. The group led by the eclectic guitarist and vocalist, guitarist Imaad Wasif (Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs, Lou Barlow, Alaska) […]

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30 days in LA
30 Days In LA Back Yard BBQ: a foodie and music lover’s delight

Before sending us off to Thanksgiving holiday, 30 days in LA hooked up a few lucky ones to pre-stuffing day with a fantastic backyard bbq hosted by KCRW’s Jason Bentley.  In a work/studio environment, guests were greeted with unique Crap Eyewear goodies while outside in the patio, generous food trucks and drinks awaited.  DJs Carlos […]

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Win Tickets to Chris Robinson Brotherhood at the El Rey Theatre

Blues rock n’ rollers Chris Robinson Brotherhood (featuring members of The Black Crowes) are serving up their self-described “psychedelic filling in a Folk Blues pie” at the El Rey Theatre on Wednesday, December 9th. Hear hot and fresh new jams off their latest, and third studio album release for Silver Arrow Records, Phosphorescent Harvest. If you […]

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nicki minaj
Nicki Minaj surprises Teragram Ballroom crowd at final Red Bull Sound Select 30 Days In LA

Monday night, Red Bull Sound Select‘s second-annual #30DaysInLA culminated in a secret performance at the 600-capacity Teragram Ballroom. All that was known heading in was that it was a hip-hop / rap performance with rumors swirling that it could be The Weeknd, Missy Elliott, or Nicki Minaj. By the time 10:30 pm rolled around, nobody […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Angela Parrish
Hot Artist Alert: Angela Parrish — a classic and captivating voice with rich storytelling lyrics

Just the other day, I was talking to a friend about how we need to bring intimate lounge singing back. Nowadays, many singer-songwriters perform at large venues and even sometimes arenas. The days of catching a performer live at intimate venues such as the famed Cocoanut Grove are slim to none, but the style of […]

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Foals
Foals intoxicate fans at Wiltern with rapturous dance-punk and emotionally charged ballads

If you had walked into The Wiltern Theatre at any point during Foals‘ hour long set last Sunday night, you would’ve been hard-pressed to believe that the quintet itself hasn’t been around very long. Antidotes was released a measly seven years ago, an event that even I’m old enough to remember–yet Yannis Philippakis and his […]

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Win Tickets to Ezra Furman at The Echo

Chicago’s genre-crossing singer-songwriter Ezra Furman is touring in support of his standout, third studio album Perpetual Motion People (Bella Union) and he’ll be headlining The Echo on Wednesday, December 9th. Furman doesn’t hold back from covering a range of relatable topics, from misfit anthems to gender fluidity to anxiety and everything else in between. Guy Blakeslee (The Entrance […]

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Public Image Ltd. Photos by ceethreedom
Public Image LTD. at Fonda: always evolving, always a thrilling performance

November has been a great month for me shooting some of my bucket list bands! Earlier this month, it was The Psychedelic Furs at The Teragram and then this past Sunday night it was the mighty post-punk pioneers, Public Image Ltd. at the Fonda Theatre! Even with the Hollywood Christmas Parade closing down most of […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |