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Combo Chimbita. Photo by Farah Sosa
Combo Chimbita thrill LA fans at Resident with addictive tropical futurism

Resident DTLA hosted the perfect Sunday trifecta of sonic journeys. The bands Yanga, Here Lies Man and Combo Chimbita with Dublab DJs in between sets, made a great reflection of the diverse music influencing Los Angeles. Yanga and their Afro-Colombian rhythms blended with Los Angeles and Inland Empire punk funk spice had the crowd dancing during their […]

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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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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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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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Kaytranada
Kaytranada closes the year at The Novo with exhilarating dance party

Los Angeles ended the year with many bangs. Kaytranada‘s sold out show at The Novo was a breath of fresh sounds easing the commotions of the year about to end. The young Montreal-based Hatian Canadian producer has a unique way to blend hits and beats, quickly growing from Soundcloud to live superstar. Hip Hop producer Lou […]

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Sleepless at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
The Music Center transforms the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion into a thrilling wonderland of sound and visuals for its latest Sleepless event

Once again, The Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion set up a late night of interactive spaces to submerge the senses, as if it were all a dream. Their most recent “Sleepless” installation included dreamlike scenarios all over the space. At the entrance, snow fell from different corners welcomed by music from Light In The Attic, as the audience […]

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DJ Rashida
Sleepless: The Music Center After Hours Provides Surreal Musical and Visual Experience, feat. Adrian Younge, Money Mark, Peanut Butter Wolf & More

The Music Center in Downtown Los Angeles has created a new special event dubbed Sleepless, where attendees can immerse themselves in a unique artistic experience and space, that is usually not accessible to the public. The gorgeous structure was re-imagined and re-invigorated with music, performance and visual arts, an incentive for attendees to also come […]

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Beats Antique
Lettuce and Beats Antique deliver multi sensorial experience with two vidid performances at Club Nokia

Beats Antique With two powerful performances last Friday night, Club Nokia was submerged in mystical soul infused world that casted funky spells on the audience. Boston’s funk jam collective Lettuce occupied the space with vigorous brass and heavy solos displaying illustrious funk that could have kept us going for days. With hip hop inspired beats blended […]

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Ariel Pink shows his Pom Pom at the Regent Theater (and then some)

Upon entering the Regent a voice on the PA is chanting, “Only men fall in love. Only men fall in love…” This obscure piece of new wave seemed fitting for a pre-Pink playlist; an esoteric Home Services track off of a 1981 single complete with phallical imagery and a strange, hypnotic, male-centric refrain that skirts […]

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SBTRKT blasts an unworldly dose of remixes at The Belasco

London’s Aaron Jerome, better known by his musical project SBTRKT (pronounced “subtract”) provided an outstanding performance for two nights in a row at The Belasco. SBTRKT has had a long trajectory remixing for remixed MIA, Basement Jaxx, Mark Ronson, and Underworld amongst many others, and this experience shines throughout his music. Performing a set with live […]

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