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Levitt Pavilion Free Summer Concerts - photo by Farah Sosa
10 Must-See Free Summer Concerts in Los Angeles This August 2022

With so many options for free entertainment and events, it’s time again to dive into the best free summer concerts in Los Angeles. Featuring diverse acts of world class standards, as well as rising stars and local gems, this summer is packed with free shows and festivals well worth braving the LA heat and traffic […]

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Chico Hamilton
Vintage Gold: Chico Hamilton, the Enigmatic Jazz Drummer and Band Leader

During his decades-long career, Afro-Mexican drummer and band leader Foreststorn “Chico” Hamilton would become incredibly influential in the ever changing and growing genre of jazz music. A subtle, yet creative drummer, he is best remembered for the series of quintents he led throughout 1955-1965. During that time, he and his jazz bands would play such […]

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The Blossoms
Vintage Gold: The Blossoms, a Formative All Girl Band Who Pioneered the Girl Group Sound

Starting out as the Dreamers, The Blossoms were probably one of the first girl groups ever to form, coming together in the 1950s before the “girl group sound” would explode later in the 1960s with bands such as The Chiffons, the Dixie Cups, the Ronettes and more. Formed when original band members Fanita James, sisters […]

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The Best Summer Music Festivals of 2022 in Southern California

After two years of the world being closed due to the pandemic, summer music  festivals are back and better than ever! We’ve compiled a complete guide to the best summer music festivals in Southern California. From San Diego to Los Angeles and all the way to the desert, Southern Californian music festivals are without a […]

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Island Wave 2022
Artist Collective Island Wave Aims to Support Caribbean Music As Well as Strengthen Mental Health Awareness in their Communities

Formed out of a desire to bring Caribbean music to the forefront of the world music stage, Island Wave — a Caribbean collective of artists — aims not only to highlight and support Caribbean music and the artists who create it, but also make impactful strides toward better mental health care and awareness within the […]

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JUNETEENTH LOS ANGELES
The Best Juneteenth Concerts and Events in Los Angeles

Celebrating Black freedom in the U.S. and honoring Los Angeles’ Black culture and community, we present you with the best Juneteenth live music events in Los Angeles! While you’re out there enjoying the festivities, and this especially goes for all non-Black folx, make sure you’re supporting Black culture in America in every way on this […]

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BIIANCO
BIIANCO Teams up with Songbird Sessions for Sister Rhythm – A First of its Kind Womxn in Electro/House Music Showcase

Teaming up with Songbird Sessions to create Sister Rhythm, a womxn-centered musical event and workshop, artist BIIANCO is extremely proud to help spearhead the electro / house music showcase while also reinvigorating their own journey as an artist through community and collaboration. Kicking off with artist Bri Giger, Sister Rhythm will take place on April […]

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American Teeth NFT art by Nas Bogado
An Interview with Nas Bogado — when music photography meets the NFT future, launching DIY Crypto Punk featuring American Teeth

Latinx, non-binary artist, Nas Bogado has made their NFT debut with the release of an enticing NFT photography series, DIY Crypto Punk. Capturing “unique beings and environment inspired by technology,” the first set of the series features musician American Teeth. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Nas Bogado is known for their vibrant work with […]

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Premiere: Cambria and its “Wild Sea” Inspired New Dresage Music Video & ‘Terror Nights / Terror Days’ EP

Keeley Bumford knows what it’s like to gather your courage and face fear head-on. Her EP Terror Nights / Terror Days describes the very anxieties that have made her falter in years past, yet the release has a triumphant end. The Los Angeles musician and producer also known as Dresage begins the release with “Who […]

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Outside Lands 2016
Outside Lands announced single day tickets and daily festival lineup

Easy one of the best music festivals, Outside Lands has made its post-pandemic return to Golden Gate Park. Today, the independent music festival shares single day tickets sales as well as well as the daily lineups for Outside Lands 2021. The Strokes and Tyler, The Creator on Friday night, Lizzo and Vampire Weekend on Saturday […]

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Jessica Rotter
Sonic Motherhood: Reclaiming Your Shine with Singer / Music Creator Jessica Rotter

With lush vocals that warm your heart and fill you soul, Jessica Rotter‘s voice has been echoed all over with her modern folk band JEMS, as well as across multiple platforms including: movies, TV shows and commercials to backing vocals and collaborations with other artists—in addition to her original songs. She has worked with notable […]

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The Hollywood Bowl Returns with 4 FREE Concerts and Summer Concerts at the Bowl

The Hollywood Bowl has announced plans for re-opening this summer and we couldn’t be more thrilled! The legendary outdoor venue will open this May and June, followed by the official return of the Hollywood Bowl’s Summer Concerts! This May and June the Hollywood Bowl will host four FREE concerts “for healthcare workers, first responders, and […]

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Grimy Goods Celebrates 13 years with Mini Documentary
Grimy Goods Celebrates 13 years with Mini Documentary featuring commentary from Los Angeles music community

When I watched this video this morning, I was in tears; the kinds words from artists in our music community, who over the years have grown to be people I admire and proudly call friends. Happy tears! That’s what I tell my toddler when she sees mama cry over her growth from baby to little […]

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