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Imarhan. Photo Farah Sosa
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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De Lux at Sleepless. Photo Farah Sosa
Photos: Sleepless goes disco with their latest Music Center after hours

The heat is starting and that means that multiple late night experiences are popping up in the City of Angels.  Visiting “Sleepless” the Music Center After Hours should absolutely be in your list of things to do in LA. On the latest edition of Sleepless, Disco took over the Dorothy Chandler Pavillion dressing up with […]

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Omara Portuondo. Photo by Farah Sosa
Cuban icon, Omara Portuondo of Buena Vista Social Club delivers most memorable performance at The Regent

The Regent Theatre in Downtown Los Angeles opened its doors early with lines eager to get in and see a star. Cuban artist Omara Portuondo from the Buena Vista Social Club has come a long historical way and the show was a reflection of all those years. Omara was born in 1930 and started her […]

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Moby. Photo by Farah Sosa
Moby kicks off night one of three sold-out LA shows at the Echo with endless wit and charm

Richard Melville Hall also known as Moby has lined up three sold-out shows at The Echo.  The show included material from his new album Everything Was Beautiful, And Nothing Hurt and good old timeless songs that we all enjoy.  Filled with wit and charm, and accompanied by a five piece band, Moby went back and fourth with […]

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Gogol Bordello with Regina Spektor. Photo by Farah Sosa
Gogol Bordello fire up the Fonda with crowd-surfing, moshing and Regina Spektor

The Fonda Theatre is a great example of Hollywood breaking stereotypes any day of the week.  In this occasion, the venue was raging with multigenerational gypsy punk lovers getting down all night long with Gogol Bordello and opening act Lucky Chops. New York-based band Gogol Bordello had a sold-out show with crowds filling up the spot […]

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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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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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