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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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POND close out US tour at The Fonda Theatre with a colorful palette of sounds

The Aussie psych rock group POND made their way West and landed at the Fonda Theatre Sunday night, putting the cap on a brief US tour with a colorful palette of sounds. The band has a propensity for such things, as each release of theirs (particularly the latest two records Tasmania and The Weather) build […]

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Interview: Madison Malone Proudly Advocates for the Freedom to Love

I wanted to put my own walls down with the whole world and be open with everyone about how I truly feel. I wanted to surrender to my feelings. ~ Madison Malone Last week, Madison Malone released a humble anthem for generations to come. ‘Quiet Down’ is a song inspired by love for love, declaring […]

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Holy Wars Releases Cult-ish Music Video For Their Latest Anthem ‘Legend’

Holy Wars released a music video for their epic anthem, ‘Legend,’ that flirts with society’s desire for fame and individuality. Featuring pale characters stripped of their autonomy, the video was directed by Erin Naifeh along with front woman Kat Leon. ‘Legend’ is hauntingly cinematic and uncomfortably beautiful. Thundering drums parade us throughout a tale about […]

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NoKillShelter Debuts Introspective Single ‘Balanced Love’ ft. Mariah Priddy

Need a vibe to go with your morning coffee? Or how about a settling tune to drift off to with your afternoon tea? ‘Balanced Love’ by NoKillShelter is a fluid, atmospheric journey that embeds just the right amount of pop. Catchy melodies, hand-collected samples, and a slew of vintage synths make up the song about […]

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Santigold shimmers “10 Years Golder” at Hollywood Palladium

There is something about Santigold and the Hollywood Palladium. When her album 99cents came out, it was there where Los Angeles gathered for an explosive show. Now, Santigold returned to this venue, equally packed and relevant to her fan base. With familiar and new sounds, Santigold’s delivery seemed even stronger and rather mature. Santigold’s “10 […]

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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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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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