Thursday, December 29, 2011
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Telling tales of college aged mischief, partying antics and disappointing women - Bleeding Knees Club - are exciting an inner punk within. Aren't you just ready to play Edward Fortyhands and do something illegal? You should be.
I've never met, let alone seen this Club, which is now a trio (used to be a duo)...but I think I'd like to be an honorary member. Dick taps aside - they're some flat brim rocking, candy eating dudes that shoot hoops at night, eat off paper plates and "get drunk on the roof." Seem like some bad guys I'd have no problem hanging out with, plus I dig their music and their punk rock ethos.
Extra props for the wolf t-shirt and the taco cameo in the video. Seriously. Extra props.
The group has a record coming out in 2012 on IAMSOUND, but their Virginity EP contains "Bad Guys."
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Christmas comes early. Party with Mike B, The Haycocks and DJ Pubes at La Cita if you don't feel like dropping $30 on the Stones Throw celebration at The Exchange. Either way - downtown is the place to be. For info on the Stones Throw celebration - check out our latest version of the LA Concert Blast.
Monday, December 12, 2011
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Friday, December 9, 2011
Some of SUPERGOOD’s favorites are tearing up the scene for Avalon’s club night, Control. In just a few short hours - Daedelus, Nosaj Thing and Two Fresh are bringing their addictive beats to heads in Hollywood.
From opening for DJ Assault, Justice and Two Live Crew to appearing in Erykah Badu’s most recent video, “Honey”, more and more are happily becoming hip to Daedelus. As his reputation is growing, so is his notoriety as being one of the most innovative and technically sound electronic composers in the game. The quirky, self-expressed Alfred Darlington maintains avant-garde elements not only in his often hipster-sheik dress (he often wears unique suits) but also in his beautiful melodic electronic orchestrations with hints of soul, world music, classical, hip-hop, electronic and more. Peep his KEXP DJ set below.
Noted as one of LA’s finest musical creators, Nosaj Thing paints a sonic landscape with his obscure and highly imaginative style. As see when he played Coachella’s Gobi Tent this past year, Nosaj Thing creates an experience for the audience that stimulates both the eyes and ears. Check out his DJ set from KEXP as well.
Also joining this crew of vanguards are DJ duo Two Fresh. Stemming from a hip-hop core, Two Fresh incorporate elements of sampling with their distinct synthesized beats and create music that not only agrees with their name but is undeniably catchy. I am not certain if drummer Colby is joining them tonight or not - but whether he is or is not there - the Nichols twins will melt your face. Get to know Two Fresh in this video of their Summer Camp 2011 experience...
Each of these rising Los Angeles DJ’s will make you take notice as they ooze with innovation in everything they create. With music this legit, Avalon’s Control is a definite hot spot for the night.
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Monday, December 5, 2011
Saturday, December 3, 2011
Moses Wasteland by kosha dillz
Wolfe's metalish folky tunes are captivating and artful, but Kosha's take gives them a totally different character. Personally, I enjoy both, but if you're partial to the originals - listen to them below.
Friday, December 2, 2011
Do you have a front runner in this category? I'm not advocating making your computer a personal MTV circa 1988 - I've listened to the records more than I've watched any of these music videos - but in 30 minutes you can digest all the Grammy nominees, and, with the exception of Weird Al's parody of Gaga, the nominated videos are synch with quality material.
In some of the videos - there are lots of great special effects (OK Go, Skrillex, Memory Tapes), others have creative dance interpretations, broken dishes and synchronized glass ripples. Prepare to be entertained...
Skrillex - "First of the Year (Equinox)"
Adele - "Rolling In The Deep"
Radiohead - "Lotus Flower"
Memory Tapes - "Yes I Know"
Weird Al Yankovic - "Perform This Way"
OK Go - "All Is Not Lost"
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Danny Brown’s newest video “Blunt after Blunt” is setting the bar high (no pun intended) for fellow stoners. Following the very inappropriate yet appropriate title, MC ASAP Rocky and the ICU directed this hooking video, pushing a new anthem and chant for the cannabis scene. It’s hard to decide whether it’s the tiger suit Brown sports amidst the hot boxed room or the heavy lyrics that keep your head bobbing, but somehow, Danny Brown succeeds in romanticizing gritty-rap.
Make sure you get your fill of “Blunt after Blunt”, off this Detroit Native’s most recent and free mixtape XXX, before Brown decides to clean it up for a more radio friendly album.
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
If you had enough energy from the long holiday weekend to make it out for KCRW’s “It’s a School Night”, then you were lucky enough to catch rising indie-pop act Milo Greene play an intimate session at the Bardot in Hollywood.
The quartet brought a full crowd to the aesthetically pleasing venue and played their most recognizable tracks, including their catchy hit, “1957”. The show highlighted some of what’s to come in the band’s first full-length album, which is due to drop in the very near future. A favorite of the night was their rendition of Sufjan Stevens’ “Chicago”, which the harmonizing act was able to pull off in an impressive manner, even making it unique to their own distinct style.
Milo Greene’s airy and organic sounds made it very easy to get lost in their music and after a few songs, it almost felt as though you were watching them play in the middle of a house party. The band mates joked and laughed throughout their set, teasing Marlana (female vocals) for losing her voice and celebrating Andrew’s (male vocals) birthday. Each member brings something distinct and significant to the band; although they have the talent to stand apart from one another, there’s something magical in Milo Greene’s seamless collaboration.
If you missed their show, you have many chances to see them in February 2012 when they kick off their residency at the Satellite in Silverlake.
Shout outs to hillydilly.com for helping me discover it.
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Friday, November 18, 2011
Thursday, November 17, 2011
If you’re headed to Club Nokia tonight for the popular livestream music series American Express Unstaged, then you’re in for a special and pretty dope treat. Not only will you have the pleasure of seeing the amazing nine–time Grammy award winning Mary J. Blige, but also witness one of Hip-Hop’s most influential figures, NAS, share the same stage. If you’re a fan of hip-hop or even just a music junkie, there’s no need to explain the importance and rarity of a night like this, just the names on the marquee are enough to stir major excitement.
And to make the experience that much more memorable, American Express Unstaged is giving fans more than one chance to be a part of the show. Get there early and join in a unique “Press Pass Challenge” where you and other fans can submit questions that will possibly get used by Billboard.com in an upcoming interview with Mary J. Blige. Want to share the stage with Ms. Blige, herself? You have a chance by submitting personal photos of impactful moments to www.amexunstaged.com/maryjblige.
For those of you who are not able to physically attend, you can still tune in to www.YouTube.com/MaryJBligeVEVO and stream the event live at 11 PM ET/ 8 PM PT. Be part of the experience at home by switching between multiple cameras to control your view or collaborate with the rest of the online audience to help decide on a song that Mary J. Blige will perform during the livestream event.
After the show, “like” the American Express Entertainment tab on Facebook to download three Mary J. Blige tracks from the evening.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
They also just dropped this video for "Don't F With My Money" that has Occupy Wall Street themes in it and is definitely stirring up a little controversy.
Friday, November 11, 2011
Chicago native, ProbCause is bringing us some home-cooked goodness with his latest E.P. Stir Fry. This rising star is adding new flavor to the hip-hop scene, bouncing from gritty rap to dubstep to lyrical hip-hop and even some R&B. With diverse influences from Cannonball Adderley, Mulatto Astatke, Black Milk, Dilla, Stones Throw, Rhymesayers, STS9, Odd Future, Phoenix, Ratatat, Basquiat, Picasso, and Gerhard Richter, you can be certain that versatile talent such as ProbCause will take you on a limitless musical journey.
Immersed in a scene where, according to ProbCause, “there is always going to be hate and criticism”, this young MC is taking and preaching from the best. Mentored by the likes of Chicago’s queen of hip-hop, Psalm One, and Chicago’s veteran MC, Longshot, ProbCause is not interested in “the city of hate excuse.” And his mentality is translating very well in his music career, he's already toured this year as lead support for Big Sean, Twista, Machine Gun Kelly, Steve Aoki, Kreayshawn and Neon Indian in addition to performances with Raekwon, Chip tha Ripper, even earning a spot at the North Coast Music Festival for the second consecutive year (his performance was dope). He most recently visited L.A. last month - dropping in at Dim Mak Studios for their notorious Tuesday party and then hitting up Yost Theater the following night.
Probcause is not only making it hard to keep up but also influencing those behind him in a way that many probably didn’t see possible. Spitting rhymes that make you think and feel good, he’s nothing short of impressive, proving that creativity transcends all labels. For a taste of his most recent Mixtape, “Stir Fry”, SUPERGOODMUSIC has a free download of "Loud Through the Town" available for your listening pleasure and then a video for his remix of "Blue Sky."
Voted by Filter Magazine as one of Los Angeles’s top 5 music venues, The Echo is coming-up on it’s 10th anniversary this December 3rd.
An eastside gem, the Echo has featured prime artists such as Beck, Band of Horses, The Decembrists and Vampire Weekend. Its helped launch the careers of acts with their notorious free residencies - including recently Foster The People (resident in early 2011).
Whether musical karma or just the vibe and standards of it’s surrounding, if you see an unknown artist at the Echo, chances are they could blow up soon after (Chain Gang of 1974, Tic Tic Boom!, Polaris At Noon, Cassettes Won't Listen and many more are all playing the residency this month). But the Echo wears many hats; a venue that showcases fresh talent, hosts legit dance parties and simply remains a prime spot to hit the bar on a weekend night (Funky Sole, the free DJ fueled soul-funk dance party event on Saturdays is always good). It drew such attention that it ultimately opened Echoplex downstairs.
To thank all fans of the Echo in celebration of their 10 years, SUPERGOODMUSIC is excited to giveaway tickets to a few shows at this favorite hot spot in the next coming weeks.
Starting tonight, a few of you had the chance to win tickets to the Echo for 11.11.11, featuring Austra, Grimes and Baron Von Luxxury! It’ll be an evening filled with ornate and highly creative sounds from the underground disco beats of Baron Von Luxxury to the catchy synth-gothisms of Grimes, and Canadian trio Austra.
If you missed out on that - Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears with support from Sheepdogs is gonna stir up a stage of funky rock-soul and hot harmonies in the Echoplex downstairs. Its $18+ and tickets are $17 at the door. Unfortunately we don't have tickets to giveaway to that show - but I promise it will be excellent. Just check out this video from Black Joe Lewis - "Livin In The Jungle" - if you're not convinced.