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Cedric Burnside | Photo Farah Sosa
Cedric Burnside Gifts Los Angeles with Those Legacy Hill Country Blues at The Echo

Cedric Burnside | Photo Farah Sosa The blues are alive and well in 2020, thanks to musicians with a heritage of tradition like Mississippi’s Cedric Burnside. The Echo was packed Tuesday night and you could hear the crowd commenting about Burnside’s Grammy nominations and masterful style. He is pure musical craftsmanship at its finest. Born […]

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Nai Palm delivers brilliant performance at Lodge Room, Highland Park

Australian singer-songwriter Naomi “Nai Palm” Saalfield, lead singer of the future-soul band Hiatus Kaiyote has her own solo project “Needle Paw” and brought it to The Lodge Room in Highland Park. Equipped with a Jackson electronic guitar, background vocalists and her fabulous persona — Nai Palm brilliantly enamored the audience with her unique energy and […]

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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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Quantic and DJ Jeremy Sole scorch the Lodge Room in Highland Park with delicious Afro-Latin rhythms

Will Holland, better known as Quantic, is a prolific English producer and DJ. When his live show at the Lodge Room in Highland Park was announced, it was not surprising that it quickly sold-out. You never know what to expect at a “live” Quantic performance. It could be an amazing live band formed by the […]

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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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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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Cafe Tacvba rock The Troubadour with inspiring words and a bombastic performance

The iconic Mexican band Café Tacvba took Los Angeles by surprise with a five-night residency at The Troubadour in West Hollywood. Each night was jamme- packed, sold-out and filled with fans that seemed to know the band’s entire discography not missing one beat during their performance. These Latin rock legends have been at it since the early 90’s […]

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Femi Kuti & the Positive Force dose the El Rey with good vibes and hope

Femi Kuti & the Positive Force are no strangers to Los Angeles. The son of Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti, came to the El Rey Theatre drawing fans eager to hear the message on from his latest album One People One World. Singing about hope, but also sharing the dark political realities of Africa and Nigeria, Femi […]

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Nightmares on Wax drop all the good bleep and bass at the Fonda Hollywood

Nightmares on Wax, one of the pioneers of the British bleep and bass era recently released new music and came to share it with Los Angeles at the Fonda Theatre.  George Evelyn, the main man behind N.O.W. has blended live instrumentation, beats and vocals on his latest production “Shape The Future” giving it a fresh twist. […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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