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Sampa The Great at the Roxy
Fans scream “Black Girl Magik” and all the “OMG”s at Sampa The Great’s electrifying performance at The Roxy

Sampa Tembo, better known as Sampa The Great is a Zambian artist based in Australia with plenty of world experience. Bringing her wide influences and undeniable fierceness to The Roxy in West Hollywood, Sampa The Great kept loving fans excited the entire performance. This rapper, songwriter has released multiple albums throughout her career including partnerships […]

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Amber Mark at El Rey by Asha Moné
Amber Mark shines bright at the El Rey Theatre; Shaun Ross opens with stunning performance

Amber Mark’s show at the El Rey Theatre was packed from wall to wall Tuesday night. Just hours before, Mark performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live showcasing her outstanding set of husky vocals, overtop of bossanova and hip hop influenced beats. It’s refreshing to see a crowd in L.A. that knows all of an artist’s deep […]

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Ho9909 at the Echoplex by Asha Moné
Photos: Ho99o9 and N8N0FACE give fans an unforgettable night of turbulent bliss at the Echoplex

If you know anything about the Los Angeles underground music scene, you know there are two music genres that reign supreme in the underground world; hip-hop and punk rock. This past Friday at the Echoplex, New Jersey-bred artists H09909, made up of theOGM and Eaddy, teamed up with the L.A. punk scene O.G. — N8NOface […]

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Rina Sawayama at Fonda Theatre - Photo: Asha Moné
Rina Sawayama shines with pop supernova opulence at Fonda Theatre, joined by supporting act HANA

At 8:50pm, the line around the Fonda Theater seemed endless and the one-person-manned merch counter seemed submerged in a sea of “pixels.” On this Saturday night, the Fonda was sold-out and everyone was here for Rina Sawayama. Sawayama is an alt-pop queen in the making without question, just ask her loyal fanbase, cleverly named “pixels,” who […]

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Plus with Tyler Mann at High Tide by Steven Ward
L.A. producer Kyle McCammon unleashes new project, Plus with single release party at High Tide for “Love I Found” feat. Tyler Mann

Los Angeles producer Kyle McCammon hosted a release party for his recent single “Love I Found” (feat. Tyler Mann) at High Tide on an alluringly warm Friday night. Underneath a canopy of palms and inside the foggy baby-blue, club friends and fans gathered to hear McCammon play songs from his latest project Plus. It’s under […]

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Valerie June at Fonda Theatre - Photo: Asha Moné
Valerie June illuminates the Fonda Theatre Hollywood with love and country Southern comfort, along with supporting act Caitlin Jemma

Enchanting sounds of birds and wind chimes floated through the Fonda Friday night as fans ecstatically waited to hear Grammy-nominated country music star, Valerie June.  “I’ve had my ticket for 6 months.” A young woman in the front said.  “I’ve only been waiting to see her for 3 years,” a man in the crowd tells […]

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Hana Vu at the Moroccan Lounge by Steven Ward
Hana Vu makes rapturizing headlining debut at the Moroccan Lounge

Making her headlining debut at the Moroccan Lounge, Hana Vu bathed the sold-out crowd in wave after wave of her kinetically existential songs. It would be a criminally short set with no encore (something she was upfront about from the beginning, though you can appreciate her desire to not go through the nonsense of leaving […]

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Ata Kak. Photo by Farah Sosa.
Ghanaian singer / rapper, Ata Kak Makes a Vibrant Los Angeles Debut at the Lodge Room

Ghanaian singer / rapper, Ata Kak performed in Los Angeles for the first time ever at there Lodge Room in Highland Park. The night was strongly anticipated and sold-out before the date of the show. People waited outside hoping to find tickets, however, the space was full of fans and music-curiousos since before doors. Ata […]

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smokin grooves fest
Smokin Grooves sparks up a fiery force of eclectic sounds and timeless grooves

Saturday was a spiritual reset for the 80’s and 90’s babies. For eleven hours, fans from around the globe came together on the vast greenery at the Los Angeles State Historic Park to relish in all the groovealicous offerings at Smokin Grooves music festival. Nothing else mattered but enjoying 38 of the world’s most talented […]

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Nick Cave and Warren Ellis at the Orpheum Theatre Los Angeles photos
Nick Cave & Warren Ellis deliver a glorious dark rock gospel at Orpheum Theatre LA

As the stage lights shone throughout the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Los Angeles, and the robust atmospherics radiated the space, Nick Cave and Warren Ellis were welcomed with joyful howls and claps. Fans came out donning their best muted tones, it was a rainbow of black, grey and more black as the crowd piled into […]

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Joy Downer at the Observatory OC by Steven Ward
Spoon rattle Observatory OC alongside the dreamy Joy Downer

Spoon brought their endlessly kinetic and genre-shifting rock anthems to the Observatory OC last night. The show comes just days before the release of the band’s deeply anticipated and monumental tenth album Lucifer on the Sofa, so of course, the album’s hot singles “The Hardest Cut” and “Wild” got some stage-time. But the night’s setlist […]

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Tia Wood at Zebulon by Asha Moné
Tia Wood shines with vocal prowess and charm at Zebulon

Community is everything and as MC Daniel J. French said, “We all come from somewhere. We are all Indigenous to somewhere.” In an intimate show at Zebulon last week, a space located on the Tongva Land we call Los Angeles, Indigenous performers find a safe space to share their musicality. With smooth jams and Fela […]

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Remi Wolf at The Fonda by Asha Moné
Photos: Remi Wolf gushes with vibrant energy infecting the “Rem Jobs” with nothing but good vibes

“On the count of 3 we are going to do a big inhale,” says Remi Wolf to a sold out crowd, last night at The Fonda. “1! 2! 3! Shh! Quiet on set, run it, I been takin’ my bets, frontin’”  And just like that the crowd erupted with the energy of a pre-pandemic college party. The crowd […]

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