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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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Kaytranada
Kaytranada closes the year at The Novo with exhilarating dance party

Los Angeles ended the year with many bangs. Kaytranada‘s sold out show at The Novo was a breath of fresh sounds easing the commotions of the year about to end. The young Montreal-based Hatian Canadian producer has a unique way to blend hits and beats, quickly growing from Soundcloud to live superstar. Hip Hop producer Lou […]

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Lee Fields and The Expressions deliver heartwarming soul show at El Rey

We are entering times in which the opportunities of experiencing shows of live living legends are becoming scarce. Although some genres are no longer on the spotlight in the mainstream, their style has shaped and inspired today’s sounds. Lee Fields has been on the soul path for decades and his recent productions are rich in the soulful […]

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Sleepless at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
The Music Center transforms the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion into a thrilling wonderland of sound and visuals for its latest Sleepless event

Once again, The Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion set up a late night of interactive spaces to submerge the senses, as if it were all a dream. Their most recent “Sleepless” installation included dreamlike scenarios all over the space. At the entrance, snow fell from different corners welcomed by music from Light In The Attic, as the audience […]

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Damian Marley sizzles at sold-out Roxy gig — the Marley legacy is strong

Damian Robert Nesta Marley a.k.a. “Junior Gong,” son of reggae legend Bob Marley lit up The Roxy theatre with fire from new songs as well as classics. The crowd was fiercely holding on to their spots to catch some of the energy that was about to ensue. They said it would be an intimate show, however the […]

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Protoje and The Indiggnation drop the irie at Twilight Concerts at Santa Monica Pier

Despite the Horrific Vehicle and Foot Traffic, Protoje and The Indiggnation were Good Vibes All Around For this year’s editions of the Twilight Concert series, the organizers went HUGE turning the Santa Monica Pier into a summer time festival on Thursdays; bigger than ever before. The increased access with the train plus, the influx of people during […]

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