Stuff by: FarahSosa

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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Ondatrópica
Ondatrópica (Quantic and Frente Cumbiero) drop lush Latin American sounds at the Echo with vinyl-only set

In 2011 the Colombian musician Mario Galeano from Frente Cumbiero and English producer Will Holand aka Quantic, joined forces and formed the project Ondatrópica highlighting the sounds of Colombia with a roster of talented musicians. The duo closed their US tour in Los Angeles and brought the rich flavors of Latin America to The Echo with superb vinyl-only […]

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Bash and Pop, Farah Sosa
Bash & Pop rock ‘n’ roll their way through The Troubadour, West Hollywood

If good ole rock ‘n’ roll is your thing, you had to be at The Troubadour this past Tuesday for Bash & Pop. Formed in 1992 by Tommy Stinson after the breakup of legendary band The Replacements,  throughout the years Bash & Pop have gone in-and-out of the music scene. Recently the band got together again and is currently on […]

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Boiler Room heats up Club Bahia with Los Angeles stop featuring Buyepongo, Quantic and more

Boiler Room, the global music event made its way to Los Angeles last week. To score and invited to their coveted events, you must subscribe to their website and wait for an invite disclosing the location the day of the event. For this occasion, the epicenter was Club Bahia in Echo Park. By noon, guests had […]

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buscabulla
Buscabulla steam the Echoplex with their Latin-inspired electro pop, so much sensual sweetness

I closed the “love” month with Buscabulla, a wave of loveliness from Puerto Rico by way of New York. Grimy Goods recently interviewed the duo made up of Raquel Berrios and Luis Alfredo Del Valle, and without a doubt, this was a show not to be missed. With KCRW presenting the sold-out show at the Echoplex, the house was […]

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Devendra Banhart, Farah Sosa
Devendra Banhart spices up The Mayan after sharing some political commentary

When going to a Devendra Banhart show I am always conflicted between closing my eyes and drifting away with his fine lyricism and lovely sounds, or if to keep them open and take it all in as one of those “you had to be there” experiences. The Mayan Theatre was the epicenter of a fantastic Tuesday […]

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