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Hot New Music: Kacey Johansing – Grand Ghosts – Album Review

  Close your eyes and imagine hearing the voice of a glamorous lounge singer circa 1940 with sultry vocals created to melt your heart. Kacey Johansing’s sophomore LP Grand Ghosts, blends the classic beauty of yesteryear with a touch of sullen tone and modern experimental music. Her warm and rich vocals have an old-timey feel that’s […]

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Win Tickets to Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe w/ Howlin Rain at the El Rey – Feb. 1, 2013

Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe headlines the El Rey on Friday, Feb. 1. Many will recognize him as a member of Lenny Kravitz’s band playing sultry sounds through his sax. Denson has co-founded and led The Greyboy Allstars as well as record with artists such as Blind Boys of Alabama, Joe Foreman, and Dave Holland. Karl […]

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Shuggie Otis—Echoplex—Photos Review

 Shuggie Otis—Echoplex—Photos Review Los Angeles is a city of stars and legends, and we are lucky to check out a lot of them. This past Wednesday, Dec. 5 — jazz, R&B and blues guitar legend (and more), Shuggie Otis graced us with his presence at The Echoplex. This sold-out show had a heavy line of people […]

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Buika at the Luckman Fine Arts Complex – Photos and Show Review – Nov. 17, 2012

We get to see so many spectacular shows and only with a few do the performers get up-close-and-personal with the audience, touching those special nerves that move something inside you. We saw “Flamenco queen” and Latin Grammy winner, Buika (“BWEE-kah”) last Saturday, November 17 at The Luckman Fine Arts Complex and this woman hit some nostalgic, bitter sweet […]

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Hot Band Alert: Wild Belle – Performing at the Echo Nov. 26, 2012

Chicago sibling-duo Wild Belle are making their way to Los Angeles, Echo Park to be exact with a headlining show at the Echo on Monday, Nov. 26. The breezy duo are easy on they eyes and even smoother on the soul. Composed of Natalie and Elliot Bergman, the band evoke that classic radiance of yesteryear with their  psychedelic-soul jams, blistering with […]

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What Cool Shows Are Going On This Week in L.A.? (July 16 – 22, 2012)

Shabazz Palaces at the Echo – Photo: Farah Sosa We don’t post every show that’s going on every night (in or around L.A.) we just post the goods according to our collective knowledge. We’re music elitists at heart but we try our best to keep an open palette of taste with an affinity towards underground, […]

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What Cool Shows Are Going On This Week in L.A.? (Feb.13 – 19, 2012)

Lauryn Hill at Rock The Bells at San Manuel Amphitheater – Photo: Matt Fisher We don’t post every show that’s going on every night (in or around L.A.) we just post the goods according to our collective knowledge. We’re music elitists at heart but we try our best to keep an open palette of taste with […]

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Contest: Win Tickets to Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue at the El Rey Theatre (October 6, 2011)

The young horn phoneme and the band bring some Louisianan soul to LA’s El Rey Theatre on Thursday, October 6. We’re talking about Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue! Fusing all things jazz, funk and hip hop, this is going be one bumpin’ show, so be sure to put on those dancing shoes! Tickets to the show are $20 and open to all […]

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Contest: Win Tickets to Groundation at the El Rey Theatre (Aug. 19, 2011)

The Northern California-based, nine-piece collective known as Groundation are coming to the El Rey Theatre on Friday, Aug. 19. Spreading their message of positivity through the medium of roots reggae infused with elements of jazz, funk, dub and more, Groundation will be performing in support of their sixth studio album, Here I Am. Groundation will […]

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Bridezilla EP – Album Review

Delivering beautiful music filled with luscious breathy vocals and a delicate yet powerful orchestration of sound, Australian quintet Bridezilla, is set to release their EP in September. Already nearing completion of their highly anticipated LP, Bridezilla has played alongside Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds, The Dirty Three and Sia. In the emotionally powerful track […]

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