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Robert Glasper, Photo by Farah Sosa
Robert Glasper’s GRAMMYs Jam shimmers with special guests including jazz legend Herbie Hancock

It’s GRAMMY weekend in L.A. which means, wonderfully curated events full of talent currently in town. The very expected, Seventh Annual Robert Glasper’s GRAMMY Jam hosted by UPROXX at Teragram Ballroom was a reunion of brilliant musicians. The talented jazz pianist gathered a roster of friends bringing to the stage the energy of the sounds […]

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Cedric Burnside Gifts Los Angeles with Those Legacy Hill Country Blues at The Echo

Cedric Burnside | Photo Farah Sosa The blues are alive and well in 2020, thanks to musicians with a heritage of tradition like Mississippi’s Cedric Burnside. The Echo was packed Tuesday night and you could hear the crowd commenting about Burnside’s Grammy nominations and masterful style. He is pure musical craftsmanship at its finest. Born […]

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San Cha delivers stunning performance at The Echo celebrating new album La Luz de La Esperanza

When a show leaves you wondering if a wedding, an orgasm and pain happened on stage, the artist is really up to something memorable. This was the case of San Cha‘s recent album release at the Echoplex, Los Angeles. Her new album, titled in Spanish, ‘La Luz de La Esperanza’ translates to “The Light of […]

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Nai Palm delivers brilliant performance at Lodge Room, Highland Park

Australian singer-songwriter Naomi “Nai Palm” Saalfield, lead singer of the future-soul band Hiatus Kaiyote has her own solo project “Needle Paw” and brought it to The Lodge Room in Highland Park. Equipped with a Jackson electronic guitar, background vocalists and her fabulous persona — Nai Palm brilliantly enamored the audience with her unique energy and […]

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KOKOKO! fill The Echo with their succulent Congolese rhythms and eco-beats

The Congolese band KOKOKO! has been making the rounds lately. This time, they landed at The Echo early in the week. The intensity of their performance was not for your regular Tuesday night as their uplifting energy left no time for standing on the dance floor. The rumor in the audience was that they made […]

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Quantic and DJ Jeremy Sole scorch the Lodge Room in Highland Park with delicious Afro-Latin rhythms

Will Holland, better known as Quantic, is a prolific English producer and DJ. When his live show at the Lodge Room in Highland Park was announced, it was not surprising that it quickly sold-out. You never know what to expect at a “live” Quantic performance. It could be an amazing live band formed by the […]

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Combo Chimbita and El Sancha bring the Mystical Heat to The Echo

Combo Chimbita‘s new album Ahomale is out now on ANTI- Records and they brought it to The Echo with all kinds of fire. Lead singer Carolina Oliveros captivated the audience with her raw strength. The intensity of her performance along with the entire musicianship provides a unique and elevated experience to their latest mystical sounds. […]

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Leikeli47 fires up the crowd with words of empowerment at The Roxy

If you are into empowered women, strong bold lyrics, self-power and hip hop Leikeli47 is for you. Her sold-out show at The Roxy was full of intensity from the moment she stepped on the stage. Normalizing all kinds of beauty has been in her content and it drove the crowd wild raising their hands up […]

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J.S. Ondara beautifully delivers his Tales of America at sold-out Los Angeles gig at Moroccan Lounge

The Moroccan Lounge is not even two years old, yet it has hosted pretty epic shows that satisfy your music quest. J.S. Ondara, currently on tour promoting his album Tales of America, was no exception. This is the first time that I experience an African folk music singer-songwriter. J.S. Ondara has a soothing hypnotizing voice. […]

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CHAI charms The Echo Los Angeles with their unique Japanese Punk, Haiku Hands get the party started

My story with CHAI started a couple of weeks ago at SXSW. In 2015, SXSW was a trampoline for CHAI in the United States, and from then, they have toured around the country. I was aware they were coming to Los Angeles and it was a nice surprise to stumble upon the Volcom Garden show […]

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Raja Kumari sizzles with empowering performance at The Roxy

The music in Los Angeles feels like summer and the rain cannot stop it. The Roxy was adorned by Indian flavors with Raja Kumari’s empowering performance blending Eastern culture and Hip Hop. She has done collaborations with Timbaland, Gwen Steffani and more, in addition to being nominated for a Grammy. Kumari was born in Claremont, […]

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Bomba Estéreo and Reyna Tropical heat up the Novo Los Angeles with a fiery jungle of sounds

Colombian band Bomba Estéreo is currently on the biggest U.S. headline tour of their career. They recently hit the road with sold-out shows in numerous cities, and their recent stint in Los Angeles at The Novo was no exception. On board, opening for the band was the new act Reyna Tropical making it a perfect match, beginning […]

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Rituals of Mine explode with raw energy at Resident Downtown LA

The city is bursting with end of the year happenings. Los Angeles-based Rituals of Mine joined the festive season with their final show of the year. The eventful night took place at Resident DTLA Lead singer Terra Lopez was an eruption of energy in every song. Heads bobbed, sweat flowed and hair flew, while the percussion coexisted with […]

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Cafe Tacvba rock The Troubadour with inspiring words and a bombastic performance

The iconic Mexican band Café Tacvba took Los Angeles by surprise with a five-night residency at The Troubadour in West Hollywood. Each night was jamme- packed, sold-out and filled with fans that seemed to know the band’s entire discography not missing one beat during their performance. These Latin rock legends have been at it since the early 90’s […]

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Kali Uchis bring the heat at Shrine Auditorium, Gabriel Garzon Montano proves to be a name to know

Los Angeles nights are most definitely about its diverse music. The Shrine Auditorium is on that tip and hosted a night of modern soul full of Latin flavor delivered by Kali Uchis and Gabriel Garzon Montano. The two threw down a most stunning performance. Colombian-American singer Kali Uchis is on tour for the first time since […]

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Peter Mawanga brings his stories to life with gorgeous Skirball performance

Los Angeles free summer concerts season is a reflection of the diversity of the city. The Skirball Cultural Center as part of their Sunset Concerts is featuring artists from across the globe and LA’s own. This time it was the turn of Peter Mawanga, a multi-talented artist and humanitarian from Malawi. While his performance was exceptional, […]

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Femi Kuti & the Positive Force dose the El Rey with good vibes and hope

Femi Kuti & the Positive Force are no strangers to Los Angeles. The son of Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti, came to the El Rey Theatre drawing fans eager to hear the message on from his latest album One People One World. Singing about hope, but also sharing the dark political realities of Africa and Nigeria, Femi […]

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Nightmares on Wax drop all the good bleep and bass at the Fonda Hollywood

Nightmares on Wax, one of the pioneers of the British bleep and bass era recently released new music and came to share it with Los Angeles at the Fonda Theatre.  George Evelyn, the main man behind N.O.W. has blended live instrumentation, beats and vocals on his latest production “Shape The Future” giving it a fresh twist. […]

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Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles Opens their free summer concerts with Nortec Collective

One of the official summertime signs in Los Angeles is when multiple free concerts with all sorts of influences start popping up.  This last weekend, Levitt Los Angeles started their 50 Free Concerts for the summer with a massive audience of about 1500 hundred people in attendance. Levitt LA was not shy to start the […]

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Imarhan brings the psycheldic sounds of the Tuareg desert to Los Angeles with entrancing performance at The Echo

While everyone was making their annual trip to the desert the past week, the desert was making its way to Los Angeles. The Algerian Tuareg desert rock band Imarhan delivered a warm show at the Echo, immediately throwing the audience in a sonic trance. Imarhan’s music follows a line of tradition blended with the new wave […]

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