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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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Pussy Riot. Photo by Farah Sosa
PHOTOS: Pussy Riot smash Los Angeles debut at the Lodge Room with powerful performance

The freshly open LA venue, Lodge Room is just a bit over a month old and is already having hot sold-out shows. Last night, a Russian powerhouse came to town and landed in Highland Park. Pussy Riot, the protest punk rock band that has been openly political since inception came to the Lodge Room filling it with intensity. […]

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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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Damian Marley
Damian Marley Wakes Fans at The Belasco with New Album Stony Hill

Keeping the warm Los Angeles spirit going, The Belasco Theatre had a night of reggae celebrating Damien “Jr Gong” Marley’s new album Stony Hill. Tickets sold out since way before the show yet people kept arriving in hopes to get in.  The son of Bob Marley represented the family’s legacy with a powerful performance. Keeping […]

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Earth Arrow
18th Annual Eagle Rock Music Festival bursts with the soundtrack of Los Angeles

For its 18th year, Eagle Rock Music Festival brought free music to Los Angeles. Produced by the Center for the Arts Eagle Rock in partnership with Council Member Jose Huizar their motto “By Locals for Locals” was loud and clear bring emerging bands filled with freshness and diversity along with seasoned musicians that we never get tired of hearing. The afternoon […]

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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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Seun Kuti & Egypt 80
Seun Kuti and Egypt 80 drop colorful rainbow of Afrobeat and brass at Zebulon

FYF Fest has come strong on music diversity this year. However this variety display is not limited to the festival. “FYF Presents” brings a sizzling gumbo of shows to different LA venues throughout the year. Just recently, the new Frog Town concert venue, Cafe Zebulon hosted two packed nights of Afrobeat with a strong performance by Seun […]

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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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Mount Kimbie at El Rey Theatre
Mount Kimbie fire up the El Rey Theatre with a wild dance party

UK Electronica outfit Mount Kimbie are currently on tour and made their Los Angeles stop this past Friday. The duo packed the El Rey Theatre full of music lovers. Mount Kimbie’s ambient noise, synths and percussion immediately set the audience into an entrancing state. The band has grown from their past “post-dubstep” to a more mature and […]

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Ondatrópica
Ondatrópica (Quantic and Frente Cumbiero) drop lush Latin American sounds at the Echo with vinyl-only set

In 2011 the Colombian musician Mario Galeano from Frente Cumbiero and English producer Will Holand aka Quantic, joined forces and formed the project Ondatrópica highlighting the sounds of Colombia with a roster of talented musicians. The duo closed their US tour in Los Angeles and brought the rich flavors of Latin America to The Echo with superb vinyl-only […]

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