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The Weeknd at SoFi Stadium - photo by Bryan Olinger
Despite Night Two Ending Early, The Weeknd’s First Night at SoFi Stadium Was Extraordinary

While the second night of the Weeknd‘s sold-out After Hours Til Dawn concerts at Sofi Stadium was cut short due to Abel Tesfaye‘s voice giving out after a couple songs, fans who attended the Weeknd’s Friday night (Sept. 2) performance at SoFi experienced a concert that they will never forget. But before the love fest […]

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Jackson Wang and Milli HITC Day 2 by Asha Mone
Photos: “Magic Man” Jackson Wang was just one of many extraordinary moments at Head In The Clouds Day 2

Head In The Clouds day two photos are in! Jackson Wang, the “magic man” was just one of the many highlights from a lineup busting at the seams with talented, multi-faceted Asian artists from around the world. Thank you for a weekend filled with great music, insatiable energy and Asian representation on the big stage.  […]

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Crowd Shots HITC Day 1 by Asha Mone
Day one of Head In The Clouds leaves fans thirsty for more music, and more water

Day 1 of Head In The Clouds left fans thirsty, and ultimately revealed why Jay Park is K-pop royalty and should have been the headliner for the first day of the festival.  Photos & Words: Asha Moné Doors opened to tens of thousands of fans on Saturday, Aug. 20 at Brookside Park at the Rose […]

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Local Natives at the Youtube Theater by Steven Ward
Local Natives return home for their Inside An Hourglass Tour at Youtube Theater with splendorous bedroom-pop act Jordana

Deep into the first leg of their first tour in three years, Local Natives arrived home in Los Angeles poised to give fans at the Youtube Theater a rapturous and beatific set. And that’s exactly what they did: filling the cavernous confines of the theater with their swelling harmonies, lush instrumentation, and divinely euphonious crooning. […]

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Glitch Princess, Yeule packed The Echo in Los Angeles with extraordinary performance

“I watch you on twitch,” screams a male fan as an eruption of praise fills the room.  Twitch you say – Welcome to the world of Glitch Princess and art house/ anime apocalyptic cyber pop artist, Nat Ćmiel also known as Yeule. Wow that was a mouthful.  On a quiet Saturday night in Los Angeles, Singaporean […]

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Angel Olsen at the Greek Theater by Steven Ward
Sharon Van Etten, Angel Olsen, and Julien Baker offered two nights of ardent wonder at the Greek Theatre for their Wild Hearts Tour

The Wild Hearts tour finally graced the Greek Theatre this week with two back-to-back shows as Sharon Van Etten, Angel Olsen, and Julien Baker took the stage to serenade fans with their ardent songwriting. It was the kind of lineup you get once in a very blue moon — and the trio made good on […]

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Nikka Costa at the Starlight Bowl by Steven Ward
The Starlight Bowl in Burbank hosted a night of stellar energy featuring Common, Nikka Costa, Lettuce and more

Atop a hill in Burbank, hip hop icon Common descended backed by Double G and his 50-piece Stardust Symphony, incandescent and bombastic. Though much of the atmosphere was owed to the Starlight Bowl itself — a kind of shrunk-down Hollywood Bowl, complete with a grassy knoll from which to picnic and watch the show. But […]

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boylife at El CID by Asha Moné
boylife Packs Out El Cid at First Homecoming Performance

With a debut album filled with lyrics straight from his journal writings, last Thursday was an alluring show of Ryan Yoo aka boylife’s openness to his audience. Selling out his first hometown show in Los Angeles, at El Cid in East Hollywood, fans came to show love in swarms. But I must be honest, the […]

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Keshi @ Fonda Theatre by Asha Moné
Fans Get Personal at Keshi’s Fonda Theatre Show, basking in the love and comfort of his words

All In favor of Keshi being the new prototype “Boy Next Door,” raise your hand. 🙋🏽‍♀️ If you are unfamiliar with Keshi, his music has that lo-fi study vibe. His sound is soft and melodic, like a summer sunset accompanied by beautifully thought-out guitar cords. Do yourself a favor and skim through his current discography, […]

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UMI at Fonda Theatre Photo by Asha Mone
UMI drops all the self-affirming good vibes at her celestial performance at Fonda Theatre

UMI at Fonda Theatre – photo by Asha Moné As the Fonda Theatre filled with fans changing “UMI!” and the smell of burning sage and incense, Seattle-born neo r&b songstress, UMI, glides onto the stage of her second sold-out night. In a room grounded in positive intentions, UMI lead 1,200+ people in a brief guided […]

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The Kills at The Mayan - Photo by Bryan Olinger
Photos & Review: The Kills deliver an insatiable rock show at The Mayan

It’s been a long time coming … four years to be exact since the electrifying rock n roll duo, The Kills graced a Los Angeles stage. Last night at The Mayan in Downtown L.A., The Kills delivered a magnetic performance full of their signature gritty rock style and swagger. As the first of two back-to-back […]

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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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