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DYLLAN Is ‘Not Your Goddess’; EP Release Show At Hollywood’s Madame Siam

LA starlet DYLLAN has just released her highly anticipated, debut EP not your goddess. The collection consists of four songs that wonderfully illustrate the eclectic songwriter’s ethos, essence, and mastery. Listen below. To celebrate the drop, DYLLAN performed at Hollywood’s magic den, Madame Siam. She drew the crowd in closer with each dreamy, tantalizing melody. […]

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St Lucia
Fonda Theatre crowd gets ‘physical’ for St. Lucia

Embed from Getty Images “I know it’s Thursday but really, this is like Friday night!” St. Lucia leader Jean-Philip Grobler yelled to the crowd at the sold-out Fonda Theatre midway through their energetic set. The crowd needed no prodding from Grobler as they would dance all night to their tropical tunes over the course of […]

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Tory Lanez
Jessie Ware, Cashmere Cat, Ryn Weaver, Tory Lanez deliver the goods at El Rey for Friends Keep Secrets showcase

Thursday night, producer Benny Blanco’s label Friends Keep Secrets held a special showcase at the El Rey Theatre. It shined a light on the present and also showed the future is very bright after featuring a slew of performances from Jessie Ware, Cashmere Cat, Ryn Weaver, Tory Lanez and other special drop-ins. Rising pop star […]

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G-Eazy
G-Eazy brings out A-listers P. Diddy, Chris Brown for second sold-out Shrine Expo Hall show

Almost exactly a year ago, Bay Area rapper G-Eazy had two sold-out nights at The Wiltern as he toured behind his second album These Things Happen. Over the course of those two evenings, the young rapper brought out a venerable who’s who of the hip-hop community – from T.I. to Big Sean to Bay Area […]

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Riothorse Royale, Kera and the Lesbians help wrap up inaugural GirlSchool at Bootleg Theater

Anna Bulbrook needed only a few months to pull together an epic three-day fest celebrating women in rock. The lead singer of The Bulls brought the inaugural GirlSchool’s Field Day Weekend to the Bootleg Theater and Bar, featuring names like Dead Sara, Veruca Salt and Riothorse Royale on the bill. We were there on the […]

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Futurebirds
Futurebirds belt The Echo with high-quality country-rock

Wednesday night, Athens, Georgia’s Futurebirds brought their brand of country-rock to The Echo. Playing mostly songs from their 2015 record Hotel Parties, though the venue wasn’t sold out, it was filled with fans passionate for their tunes. One interesting thing I found while watching this band is how they alternate vocals between their three main […]

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Matt Corby Masonic Lodge Hollywood Forever
Matt Corby awes Masonic Lodge crowd at Hollywood Cemetery

Years ago, I discovered singer-songwriter Matt Corby via the Australian radio station TripleJ’s Like a Version segment – which is when a musician stops in and performs an original song and a cover on their air. His cover of The Black Keys’ “Lonely Boy” was solid, but it was his original song “Brother” that had […]

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miguel bardot school night
Miguel channels David Bowie during special intimate School Night performance

I arrived at Bardot on Monday night for a special edition of School Night at 7:30 PM in an effort to nag a great spot in the tiny Hollywood venue. R&B singer Miguel was announced as the special headliner just an hour or so earlier, and I knew the place was going to be jam-packed. […]

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Talib Kweli
Talib Kweli, Hi-Tek dust off Reflection Eternal at Belasco gig to much fanfare

Friday night at The Belasco in downtown Los Angeles, I got to see Talib Kweli dust off his side-project with Hi-Tek called Reflection Eternal. In order to get to the point where Talib finally took the stage a little bit after 11:15 PM, I had to brave the smell of your mom and dad’s not-so-dank […]

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Cage The Elephant
Cage the Elephant inspires madness at iHeartRadio Theater LA

I’ve seen a number of shows at the awesome iHeartRadio Theater LA in Burbank, but none of them matched the intensity of Cage the Elephant’s performance Wednesday night. While most crowds are somewhat subdued for these intimate performances, the crowd for Cage the Elephant was raucous from the get-go. Wearing a black blazer, singer Matt […]

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