Stuff by: FarahSosa

Princess Nokia. Photo by Farah Sosa
Princess Nokia drops slick confidence at at El Rey Theatre

With powerful confidence and expected hype, rapper Destiny Nicole Frasqueri aka Princess Nokia filled El Rey Theatre with an empowered crowd that raged and knew all the lyrics beginning til the end. Since early, the venue was packed getting down to dj / producer Suzi Analogue and her male dancers driving the girls in the audience […]

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Pussy Riot. Photo by Farah Sosa
PHOTOS: Pussy Riot smash Los Angeles debut at the Lodge Room with powerful performance

The freshly open LA venue, Lodge Room is just a bit over a month old and is already having hot sold-out shows. Last night, a Russian powerhouse came to town and landed in Highland Park. Pussy Riot, the protest punk rock band that has been openly political since inception came to the Lodge Room filling it with intensity. […]

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Photos: Rhye hypnotizes fans at Moroccan Lounge with sensual charm

If you are from Los Angeles, or have been in this city for a while, you may be familiar with the corner of first street and Vignes, a venue that throughout the years has had different names and flavors.  Now, from the founders of Teragram Ballroom, it has been transformed into the Moroccan Lounge, an intimate […]

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Alice Coltrane Tribute
Red Bull Music Academy brings out the spirit of Alice Coltrane with beautiful tribute show

For the past month, Red Bull Music Academy creatively executed a music festival in Los Angeles in which all kinds of experiences took place. From underground to the sublime, the festival had it all.  On this occasion, I headed to celebrate the life and music of Alice Coltrane, the iconic harpist, pianist, composer, and wife of John Coltrane in […]

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Damian Marley
Damian Marley Wakes Fans at The Belasco with New Album Stony Hill

Keeping the warm Los Angeles spirit going, The Belasco Theatre had a night of reggae celebrating Damien “Jr Gong” Marley’s new album Stony Hill. Tickets sold out since way before the show yet people kept arriving in hopes to get in.  The son of Bob Marley represented the family’s legacy with a powerful performance. Keeping […]

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Earth Arrow
18th Annual Eagle Rock Music Festival bursts with the soundtrack of Los Angeles

For its 18th year, Eagle Rock Music Festival brought free music to Los Angeles. Produced by the Center for the Arts Eagle Rock in partnership with Council Member Jose Huizar their motto “By Locals for Locals” was loud and clear bring emerging bands filled with freshness and diversity along with seasoned musicians that we never get tired of hearing. The afternoon […]

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Apocalyptica amaze fans at The Mayan with their cello symphony of metal

Cellos and heavy metal may sound a bit odd in the same sentence, but when you get to see it live under the masterful hands of Apocalyptica, it all makes sense. The Finnish four-cellos metal band rocked the Mayan Theater not only with their classical Metallica tributes but with loads of compositions of their own. Although there was […]

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Chicano Batman
Chicano Batman wrap epic hattrick of sold-out gigs at Fonda Theatre with opening acts El Haru Kuroi and Khruangbi

After touring all over the country, Los Angeles band Chicano Batman finally landed back home with three sold out shows at the Fonda Theatre.  Tickets were in great demand after the first two shows were sold out a third night had to be added. The band did not come alone, they brought a stellar line-up […]

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Seun Kuti & Egypt 80
Seun Kuti and Egypt 80 drop colorful rainbow of Afrobeat and brass at Zebulon

FYF Fest has come strong on music diversity this year. However this variety display is not limited to the festival. “FYF Presents” brings a sizzling gumbo of shows to different LA venues throughout the year. Just recently, the new Frog Town concert venue, Cafe Zebulon hosted two packed nights of Afrobeat with a strong performance by Seun […]

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Sleepless at Walt Disney Concert Hall
Photos: Sleepless at Walt Disney Concert Hall — the best adult slumber party (with no slumber)

Once again, Sleepless: The Music Center After Hours — the extraordinary experiences taking over spaces in unusual ways for a late night trip to the senses has returned.  For Sleepless’ latest occasion, the Walt Disney Concert Hall was the protagonist of art installations, dance parties, visuals, and more. Starting from the outside, the building was adorned by […]

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Mount Kimbie at El Rey Theatre
Mount Kimbie fire up the El Rey Theatre with a wild dance party

UK Electronica outfit Mount Kimbie are currently on tour and made their Los Angeles stop this past Friday. The duo packed the El Rey Theatre full of music lovers. Mount Kimbie’s ambient noise, synths and percussion immediately set the audience into an entrancing state. The band has grown from their past “post-dubstep” to a more mature and […]

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Kikagaku Moyo
All the way from Japan, Kikagaku Moyo dose Los Angeles with their “feel good” psych rock at the Echoplex

Kikagaku Moyo is a Japanese psychedelic band from Tokyo. They coin their sounds as feel good music and once you experience them, you understand why. On Monday night in Los Angeles, the Echoplex was filled with the curious and the lovers of these trippy sounds. Long hair, electric guitars, drums, tambourine and even a sitar were […]

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Balkan Beat Box shake up the Troubadour, West Hollywood with fierce energy and style

Israeli band Balkan Beat Box (BBB) took over the Troubadour like a storm. Starting the week with this band represented an inevitable wave of energy strong enough to lift up any spirit. The core trio formed by singer Tomer Yosef, saxophonist Ori Kaplan and percussionist Tamir Muskat recently released their  their fifth album “Shout it Out” […]

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