Stuff by: FarahSosa

GZA joined by fellow Wu member Masta Killa at the Echoplex

The lines started early last night, almost reaching around the block from the Echoplex. Themed shirts and posters adorned the Sunset Blvd. with the crowd waiting to get inside the venue for a sold-out night with GZA, founding member of the Wu-Tang Clan. Opening band Black Fantastic was a real treat for the night dropping a […]

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Pimps of Joytime and Chantal Claret get fans at the Satellite dancing to infectious grooves

With a touch of blues, funk and good ole rock ‘n’ roll, The Satellite hosted a night of great talent having the Brooklyn based band Pimps of Joytime fill the space with their infectious range of musical influences. Making the crowd shake and sweat, the pimps were all about making everybody wear out their dance shoes. […]

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The unstoppable Yellowman takes over Dub Club at Echoplex

Dubclub, the ongoing destination for your reggae fix in Los Angeles had the Echoplex cracking with Dancehall legend and reggae musician, Deejay Yellowman. The albino from Jamaica from growing up in an orphanage with the stigma of the color of his skin became the dancehall king during the 80’s. Although life has not been easy Yellowman […]

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Meshell Ndegeocello knocks out stunning performance at Apogee Studio

In a very intimate setting set up for a few chosen ones, last night, KCRW hosted a night to enjoy singer songwriter Meshell Ndegeocello up close and personal at their “Apogee Sessions”. Hosted by Chris Douridas, the music gathering took place at Apogee Studio, the private recording studio of legendary producer/mixer, Bob Clearmountain and Apogee Electronics. These […]

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Brazil’s legendary Caetano Veloso gives superb performance at Hollywood Bowl featuring Andrew Bird and Devendra Banhart

Trying our best to hold on to summer we headed to the Hollywood Bowl for a night of smooth sounds for the legendary Brazilian singer song-writer, Caetano Veloso. This icon went back to his roots performing mostly songs of his new album Abracaco (big hug) with touches of rock ‘n’ roll accompanied with a stellar cast of […]

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Jose James spices up Sonos Studio with intimate performance

This past Monday, the summer heat was eased with Sonos Studio‘s chill atmosphere that celebrated Blue Note Records 75th anniversary with a very private show featuring singer-songwriter Jose James. Discussing his fifth album While You Were Sleeping through a charming interview conducted by KCRW music director, Jason Bentley, the night turned into a perfect teaser to James’ new production. The very attentive crowd […]

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Full of joy and preaching the good love, Charles Bradley closes Twilight Concert Series at Santa Monica Pier

With dashes of summer still in the air and a perfect evening at the beach, the Twilight Concert Series at Santa Monica Pier has come to an end. If you didn’t attend, trust, you missed out Big Time! Going strong for 30 years, Twilight’s last show of the season was a hot, sweaty, and loving […]

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Living legend Lee “Scratch” Perry illuminates Santa Monica Pier

Between music legends and up and coming musicians, the Twilight Concert Series at Santa Monica Pier has been raging with talent.  This past Thursday with the rising moon and crashing waves, the Pier was vibing with music from Jamaica to Nigeria via Los Angeles. The night started with LA’s quickly rising afrobeat orchestra Mexico68 who […]

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La Santa Cecilia enamour fans at Santa Monica Pier’s Twilight Concerts

Los Angeles sweethearts and Grammy winners La Santa Cecilia has been one of the most awaited shows at the Santa Monica Pier’s Twilight Concerts series. Their revolutionary lyrics filled with wit and stories portraying daily life have made an impact not just on music lovers but those in communities who identify with their messages in solidarity with […]

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West Coast Premiere Of Alex Gibney's "Finding Fela" At Sonos Studio
West Coast Premiere of Alex Gibney’s “Finding Fela” at Sonos Studio

Photo: Getty Images for Sonos I get amazed every time whenever I mention Fela Kuti or Afrobeat and whoever is around me has no clue about either. When the U.S. was raging with funk and jazz ’60s, Nigeria was having its beginnings with this music phenomena that would change that course of history. Sonos Studio, […]

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Deer Tick rowdy the Echoplex with beer-spittin’ rock ‘n’ roll

The Echoplex was packed this past Thursday for a night of rowdy rock ‘n’ roll with heavy elements of folk, blues and country. The raucous boys of Deer Tick left their Rhode Island digs to embark on an epic tour performing tracks off their latest album Negativity (Partisan Records) along come classic heavy hitters that had the crowd […]

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Yuna Lights Up Twilight Concerts at Santa Monica Pier with Illustrious Sheen

The summer concerts have started and one of our favorite spots to feel the sun, ocean breeze with incredible music is the Twilight Concerts at the Santa Monica Pier.  Last night Yuna, a charismatic young singer from Malaysia, took over the stage and conquered the crowd with her soft vocals and soothing presence. Her music has dashes of […]

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Devo take the stage at the Wiltern costumeless while sitting on barstools

Devo, the legendary synthpop new wave band is currently traveling the US with the Hardcore DEVO tour dedicated to the memory of Robert Casale (AKA Bob2, one of the five original band members. The tour features experimental music that the band created between 1974-1977 in Akron, Ohio and a portion of the proceeds goes to Bob Casale’s […]

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