Monday, April 26, 2010

Silverlake Indie Surfing

Tonight and tomorrow night I will find myself doing a back to back Silverlake Lounge trip. Like the frequency in which I go surfing, it is rare that I find myself wanting to hit up Silverlake Lounge two nights in a row over other LA offerings. But, I have good reason this week as both Hotel St. George and Chasing Kings will be showcasing their talents on the small eastside stage.

Hotel St. George, whom hail from San Diego, are making the drive up tonight for a FREE performance on the heels of their recent video release which features outdoor wizard back rubs and robots with guns and whiskey. As of this writing, it has been viewed a mere 41 times, but with that sort of ridiculousness, it ought to be viewed more.

You can see Hotel St. George (and maybe even the robot?) play tonight at Silverlake Lounge.

Chasing Kings reign on the stage tomorrow night at 10 pm. The quartet plays cool, classic-rock, indie-rock and surf-rock inspired grooves with stellar vocals that will have you pining for more at the end of their show. I had the privilege of catching up with the band in their living/rehearsal space a few weeks back where we talked about everything from first dates to music festivals to Stop Making Sense. Any questions? Just check out some of the footage from our hilarious conversations here...

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Wild (and sick) Week

The week started off with a bit of a Coachella hangover that was quickly cured by Keith Masters' electro majic at Libertine for Hunnypot Unlimited.

The electro-party carried over into Tuesday with performances by Steve Aoki, Felix Cartal and Tiesto - as well as resident staples Them Jeans and Dan Oh! - at Cinespace for Dimmak Tuesdays. The party jumped until 2 am easy....

Wednesday saw me roll to the Troubadour for a trio of rising bands - Bad Rabbits, Young Veins and Foxy Shazam. Although they played in that order - I must say that I thought Bad Rabbits provided the most exhilarating performance of the three. The soulful voice of their lead, and his range, is absolutely incredible. Despite the fact that Young Veins contains two members of Panic At The Disco!, I left thinking they gave the weakest showing of the sets. Foxy Shazam was a whole stage show - from coordinated headbanging to the keys man playing with his feet and his crazy beard.

Thursday saw me get super super ill....which unfortunately meant I had to miss John Fulford's Jingle Schmingle that featured the up and comer Chiddy Bang. Also meant I missed Bonobo :(

Today, I tried to get back on the train and went to the Entourage set to facilitate some product placement and show Keith Masters what LA is like, then to the THC Expose to link up with Grassroots California and then the after party to see some cannabis themed bands like Los Marijuanos.

Although not the insanity of Coachella, it was a wild week. We hope to see you all out again at a show sometime soon.

FYI - tomorrow night Redman and Barrington Levy are playing at Vanguard.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

DipDive Oasis Party Update - 4/17/2010 - and More!

LA RIOTS just added to this party - performing during the daytime. Party is Saturday of Coachella weekend at the Merv Griffin estate. Don't miss out - this is going to be off the chain!

1st Coachella Performance We're Checking Out Is....WALE

Since checking out the schedule, we've had to make some hard decisions on who we're going to see, who we're not going to see and when we're going to attend some of the amazing satellite parties we've been hearing about.

One thing is certain though, I'm trying to make Wale my first performance of Coachella 2010. The rising MC, managed by Elitaste, is performing from 2:35 - 3:25 on the Coachella stage, so you'll hear him when you are walking in the festival grounds. He first popped on my radar at the 2007 MTV I've been a fan since before "Nike Boots," and I imagine if you read this blog, you've at least heard of the rapper born Olubowale Victor Akintimehin. If you haven't heard about Wale, you probably don't listen to radio, have been absent from the music blogosphere and/or have no love for hip-hop. If you haven't heard of him - but want to check out a little more about him and hear one of his songs - go to this blog/site -

The Interscope signed artist released his debut album, Attention Deficit, in November 2009 which featured a few dope singles, including Chillin' (featuring Lady Gaga) that made its way onto a few SUPERGOODMUSIC mixes and World Tour (featuring Jamie Sullivan) which is on our April Showers Bring Coachella Flowers mix.

He has the lyrics, the beats and the charisma to be a hip-hop staple for a while, so don't sleep on this opportunity to see him while he is still a rising star...

Article by Brandon "Boom D" Dorsky

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Coachella Set Times

@SUPERGOODRCA helps @JennsDrunk with her @JustinBieber Obsession

SUPERGOODMUSIC's very own RCA has a very dear friend who is 22 years old, a twitter phenom and is obsessed with Justin Bieber.

Watch below as he helps her cope with her growing obsession.

Monday, April 12, 2010

SUPERGOODRCA Coachella Recommendation: Ra Ra Riot on April 16th

The 2010 Coachella Music Festival is less than a week away, and with a lineup that boasts of some of the biggest players in all genres of music, but for me Friday April 16th is all about one band, Ra Ra Riot.

To think that I had never even heard of this band a year ago is astonishing to me because once I discovered them, they quickly became one of my favorite bands. They originated in Syracuse, New York and after forming began playing at venues in the area which soon resulted in an appearance at the CMJ Music Marathon in New York. After a rave review from SPIN Magazine, opening spots for Art Brut, Bow Wow Wow and Tokyo Police Club soon followed.

After a string of incredible things happened to Ra Ra Riot, tragedy came there way. After a show in Providence, John Ryan Pike, the bands original drummer went missing and weeks later his body was discovered. The band mourned the loss of one of its original members but promised fans to continue on despite the loss.

Ra Ra Riot released their debut LP The Rhumb Line on August 19, 2008, and, in my opinion, it’s a great representation of contemporary music and I fully stand by opinion of calling them one of the best live bands around right now. I have only seen them live at the 2009 Lollapalooza Festival and the 2010 SXSW Festival, but I can pretty much guarantee that I will be waiting at their stage on Friday to see them live for the third time.

If you don’t know anything about them then head over to the bands official MySpace page to hear some of their music.

Stay tuned for more Coachella recommendations from SUPERGOODRCA.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Rob Laufer Review from Our Newest Writer - Samantha Ray

Walking into Los Angeles' Hotel Cafe, at the very least, I know I'm in for musicians of hunger and genuine love for the music they play. The double doors open and the blonde, twangy chick belting on stage is plain fucking cute. The crowd is generous and seems to be getting excited for the next round of sound. A quiet steadies over the scene and it's only inevitable that I notice the red hue practically screaming from the cut out bulbs hanging from wires -- and I finally see the man I've come for.

Mister Rob Laufer enters, quiet and serene. He instantly reminds me of some wearied fisherman. Sad. Sweet. Just wanting to be heard. He begins to tune his guitar on stage, and out come the other two members of his band -- and here my excitement builds as Scott Babcock pulls out an enormous viola. Ummm, YES, PLEASE. Drummer, Carl Sealove, takes a seat, and with that, Rob gives the audience a definite look of "Shhhh," and the show begins.

This bass beat comes in from their first song choice, "Broken Record," and I immediately think I can place pieces of it in some feel good Crowe flick like "Singles"... You know, something that's true and is there to teach you something. Laufer croons, "They'll always beat you til you change." Amen to that.

Laufer, a mixture of Dave Matthews' mellow tones-Eric Clapton-"Secret Garden"-style-meets the 90's, speaks: "Now we're going to get into the Excruciating Bliss part of the program," Rob's way of announcing his new album's release. To this, those in attendance give a loud and pronounced "WOO!!!," which warmed my heart to know that they were, indeed, there to support.

I hear an opening like the ocean...waves and distortion and smoothness just like I like it. "Under the sheet of ice / there's a deep blue sea...she's a child of the moon." Rob strums that guitar like his child, Babcock's drums kick into steady gear, Sealove's bass of the grandest stature hums, all in unison, to the tune of, "That's the thing about angels, they don't give a fuck really."

All ends on a marching, upbeat note:

"Sunlight / baby / it's gonna happen / ... / everything's gonna come 'round"

There's something simple and honest about this and about him, and it makes me want to put this record on in the background and type that letter that I've been meaning to send for years. And even though love is the last thing I wanna be in right now, this stuff makes it seem pretty damn appealing.

Where to check Rob out:

Post by Samantha Ray

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Coachella Countdown Starts Now...

If you checked out our blast, you'd know how excited we are for this year's Coachella. We gave you a handsome serving of our thoughts on some of the artists playing in this week's CONCERT BLAST, but we're feeding you even more here...

Deadmau5 is definitely one artist that we think you should check out on Friday. Not only do we love the dude's funky fresh Mickey Mouse-ish logo, but the guys beats are spectacular. His 2008 Coachella performance was off the chain and there is no reason to suspect that Joel Thomas Zimmerman (the man behind the Mouse mask) won't bring it again.

The recent winner of several International Dance Music Awards and resident of Toronto is known for his progressive electro house music, as well as work other artists in the scene such as Kaskade. If you have not seen him before, it is nothing but danceable fun...and what else are you looking for at Coachella?

From his original tracks like "All U Ever Want", "Strobe" and "Ghosts N Stuff" to mash-ups featuring his music like "Hi Fatmau5" to DJs just blending his stuff at the club - you've probably already heard and enjoyed Deadmau5 even if you didn't know it. If you're gonna be at Coachella - make the conscious decision to see him. I promise you won't regret it.

Monday, April 5, 2010


Hollywood heats up Tuesday night with a handful of great music to check out. I'm particularly keen on Mustard Pimp at Cinespace for Dimmak Tuesdays because I've been loving their remix of "Fresh Prince of Bel Air" and DIMMAK never lets down.

Go early and stay late - cause alcohol is free for 5 minutes every half hour!


Friday, April 2, 2010

Lebowski Fest in Los Angeles

Los Angeles has the privilege of hosting the kick-off to this year's Lebowski Fest. Lebowski Fest, which celebrates the esteemed Coen Brother's Film "The Big Lebowski" from the '90s - is an event that brings together fans of The Dude, Jesus, Walter, Shomer Shabbas, Bowling, The Coen Brothers, rugs that tie rooms together and Tara Reid's inherently poor acting skills (as depicted in the brilliant film).

It is a 2 day extravaganza that features both a big room screening of the classic and then a full fledged night of Lebowski themed bowling. White Russians flow freely, handguns may or may not be waived around bowling lanes and someone, undoubtedly, will bring a ringer. You may even find a guy in a purple body suit claiming to be none other than Jesus himself. The question is - will you be there to see it?

The screening is at The Wiltern tonight and the bowling, trivia, etc. event is at Cal Bowl tomorrow. Details are below. You can pick up discounted tickets for both nights for $39.99 - just go over to to figure out how.

Fri, April 2nd - Movie Party - Creedence cover set by Paddy and The Poor Boys + special guests Peter Stormare (Uli The Nihilist/Karl Hungus), Jack Kehler (Dude's Landlord), Philip Moon (Woo The Carpet Pisser), Jim Hoosier (Liam), Jeff Dowd (inspiration for The Dude), Peter Exline (inspiration for the story), Robin Jones (Ralph's Girl), Andrea Nunn (Julianne Moore/Maude's Stand-in for the carpet flying scene) and possibly others followed by a screening of The Big Lebowski. Doors 8:30 / Show 9:00 / Movie 10:00 @ The Wiltern - All Ages - $19.99

Sat, April 3rd - Bowling Party - Bowling, costume, trivia and other contests. Special guests Mike Gomez ("Leads" Cop!), Jim Hoosier (Liam), Jeff "The Dude" Dowd and Robin Jones (Ralph's Girl). Bowling and shoe rental included. Bowling is general admission and not guaranteed. 9 pm @ The Cal Bowl - All Ages - $25 adv / $30 day of. RSVP on Facebook

Lebowski Fest LA 2010