Saturday, April 30, 2011

Chicago Funk Fusion at The Mint

Continuing the trend of funk parading through The Mint during Jazzfest West, Sidewalk Chalk, a Chicago based group that fuses jazz, funk and hip-hop, hits their stage on Sunday night.

Lifting a page out of The Roots Organix and Do You Want More? handbooks, Sidewalk Chalk makes their best efforts to blend jazz informed bass and rhythms with a female vocalist and male MCs that guide you on a musical journey. Although not as tight as the Jimmy Fallon house band, Sidewalk Chalk is finding their way in a too infrequently explored musical space. Check out this video of them in the studio....

Hats & Shoes | Sidewalk Chalk | Studio 10 Sessions from David Burkart on Vimeo.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Beastie Boys - "Make Some Noise"

Saturdays Off The 405

The Getty announced their Saturdays Off The 405 concert series and the summer gathering's initial line up is a pretty sexy who's who if artistic indie rock. Kicking things off are the young and talented Avi Buffalo who are joined by DJ Kevin Bronson on Saturday May 7th.

In June, Dengue Fever rocks the indie party on the 18th. July brings gazing indie band Best Coast who are joined by the 45 spinning Kave-In on July 9th.

All performances are FREE and from 6-9 pm. Early arrival strongly suggested.

For more info:

Identity Announced: 1st Traveling Exclusive Electronic Music Festival

Just when I thought festival announcements were over, MSO Publicity puts out a press release about the first ever traveling electronic only music festival that is hitting approximately 20 cities in August and September. The disappointment of missing Ultra Music Festival and possibly Camp Bisco and EDC suddenly turned into optimism with one open of my e-mail box.

Without revealing the full line-up, we already know that the traveling, multi-stage IDENTITY festival is going to feature the likenesses of heavy hitters (and personal favorites) like Pretty Lights, Rusko, Disco Biscuits, Skrillex, DJ Shadow, Holy Ghost! and more, including Chad Hugo (of N.E.R.D.), Dim Mak's Steve Aoki, Chuckie, The Crystal Method, Avicii. Furthermore, the fest has partnered with Beatport to give it the appropriate street cred (and probably make some cool ticket and music purchase packages available).

More artists are going to be revealed in May when they intend on announcing the cities. For now, you can check out for more information.

I can't wait for the full announcement. The only thing that would make me more excited is if 12th Planet were added!

The line up for IDENTITY currently is:



Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Round 2 - April 28th, 29th and 30th

Prince has announced the second installment of residency dates at the forum, this coming Thursday (28th), Friday (29th) and Saturday (30th).

Don't leave the office for lunch because tickets go on sale in about 2 hours -

Remember, while the tickets are cheap, the parking over at The Forum is a whopping $25 cash per car so carpool or park early on Manchester and walk a few blocks if you are lucky enough to score tickets.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Lo Down Loretta Brown in Downtown San Fran (Show Review)

Oh my, my, my, the audience was feelin’ high. Dj Lo Down Loretta Brown, aka Erykah Badu and @FatBellyBella on twitter, screwed up some ditties on 4.20.2011 for a night of soul, funk, and hip-hop on the turntables at Ruby Skye in downtown San Francisco. It’s one thing to hear the beautiful Badu belt out some soulful lyrics, but to watch this woman play with tracks that she’s influenced by is something that’s on a whole other level. Just by watching her spin, you can see her love for music being poured out of her head and shaken on the table. She had the entire place rocking their hips or AT LEAST bobbing their heads to her bass driven beats. To top things off, she almost made it a chore to keep her audience in check by singing a little flow here and there and stopping the occasional track to let audience take over control on vocals and sing-a-long. Erykah, if you want to have me sing-a-long with you just give me a beat and a headwrap and I’m there, Ma.

Follow them NOW

Ruby Skye - @RubySkye
Erykah Badu - @FatBellyBella

Post by Anthony Martinez

Friday, April 22, 2011

Keeping it Cremey

Dub Frequency (DF) is smacking LA in the face with some cool parties this weekend.

Tonight, Creme De La Creme is at Foundation Room at House of Blues on Sunset. Blaqstarr holds it down, with support from a few friends. I'll be there post T. Mills.

Tomorrow, the dF crew heads downtown to The Standard for a No Shirt, No Shoes curated pool party with musical stylings from Poolside, Futurecop!, Fiero and more! It is their 1st pool party of the summer, so you know it will be banging.

RSVP to the events for FREE entry at

Thursday, April 21, 2011

The Forum Tonight

A new type of magic is happening at The Forum. Prince on his residency. I'll be in the nose bleeds enjoying anything and everything he plays.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Colorado High Notes

April 20th is the highest of holidays and one of the best days to see music in Colorado. After some of the largest smoke outs in the country go down at 4:20 in the afternoon, venues all over the state are filled with incredible talent and something to satisfy many concertgoers. The most 420 friendly venue in Colorado is Cervantes and they have Two Fresh, Lazer Sword, Mochipet, Papa Skunk, and Ecliptik for a glitch hop/hip hop throw down in the main room as well as B Foundation, Apex Vibe, Roster McCabe, Katastro, and Sober Down playing reggae in the Other Side.

If you’re looking for a different style of electronic music in Denver, check out Sphongle, Random Rab, and Lynx at the Bluebird or Sleepyhead, Salva, .anasi, Treethugger (Fisk), and Wyatt Lamond are holding it down at Club Vinyl. For all the Northern Colorado whompers, Vibesquad, Michal Menert, The Villians, and Trichrome are at the El Carousel Night Club in Greeley. Fort Collins electronic music enthusiasts can enjoy either Nosaj Thing, Break Science, Ill-Mannered, Acidophiles, and Untyed Laces at the Aggie Theater or Steve Bonez, Don Womp, Skywalkker, BathDub, and Pink Elephants at Hodi’s Half Note.

For the non-electronically inclined, you may be on of those lucky enough to already have tickets for Duran Duran’s sold out show at the Ogden Theater in Denver and for all you hip hop heads out there Collie Budz, New Kingston and Los Rakas are at the Fox Theater in Boulder. It doesn't matter if you're high or not, if you are in Colorado, there is absolutely no reason to miss out on so much amazing music this 4/20!!!

Article submitted by Dan Scheidt

Indie Music on A Stoner Holiday

If you're hip to cannabis culture, you'd know today is a holiday for the avid weed smoker. You might also know that Slightly Stoopid is playing at Greek Theatre tonight, where they are joined by Bad Brains, Barrington Levy and special guests Karl Denson, Del Tha Funky Homosapien and Don Carlos. This line-up is like a mini-festival and I'm sure it will be some stanky funky 'ish (both audibly and odorously).

If you can't foot the bill for that, or you just want to kick it low key with the Stoopid boys post show - El Cid is hosting the after party, where they will be showing Reefer Madness and have performances from Stonefeather and The Originalites amongst others.

There are plenty of musicians elsewhere around town, including ones that embrace the bottle over the cheeba. You could share a drink with some rising locals at any eastside indie enclave - and I plan on doing just that at Silverlake Lounge with Risers at 9:15, as well as with Tic Tic Boom! at Bootleg at 11:30. I like both acts songwriting a lot - Tic Tic Boom!'s catchy "Just Friends" on Locals Only has caught my ear (as well as their latest "Bees") and Risers sort of wowed me at The Satellite last week with their performance of Devil's Game. Check that out here -

Risers are joined by Aerial Stereo (8:30), Handshakes (10), Mile Greene (10:45) and Y Luv (11:30); Tic Tic Boom! are joined by Old Scholar (10:30) and Tyler Steele & The Helping Thieves (9:30) as well as I Promote Good Bands and Zoomania Music crews.

Hope to see you out tonight. New Los Angeles Concert Blast published tomorrow!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


Today is Tuesday and saying it is SUPERGOOD is no joke. All across Los Angeles, our blog is smacking you upside your head with some fantastic music.

For the true hipsters on their grind, we've got an amazing line up at The Satellite tonight that features bluesy buzz indie rock band, The Stone Foxes, who were just announced as a performer at Outside Lands Festival and are en route to open for The Black Keys in Arizona! They put on a raucous show and this is their first time playing east of the 101.

They are joined by local quartet sensation Chasing Kings, who've been very active recently and are known for their vocal driven rock jams. You can hear a few songs on their facebook page -

The bill is opened by Risers (formerly Anglos), who released their EP full of strongly composed indie rock in early 2011, have had some spins on Moheak Radio. They go on at 9 pm. The show is anchored by Strange Vine - who should hit the stage around 12:25, after the Foxes have finished their hour long set....

Over on the westside, it is the second installment of SUPERGOOD (and FREE) Tuesdays at The Central SAPC. The event page is here . Residents Hello Echo (11 pm) are joined by VICES (8 pm), Benjamin Dunn & Friends (9 pm), Sing The Body Electric (10 pm). Having heard good things about the UK's VICES, who just recorded with Jeff Saltzman out here in Los Angeles, I suggest early arrival. Enjoy the sounds of some emerging indie talent that you might expect to find at the previously mentioned Satellite, but are willing to brave the westside. Plus, enjoy a 2 for 1 round of drinks if you check in on FourSquare!


Read it and weep.

The Stone Foxes, who are playing our event tonight at The Satellite, are playing at Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco, along with the mother-f'ing Roots!, Phish, Muse, The Black Keys, Arctic Monkeys and so many more.

Here is a list of the line-up as printed on the flyer:

Phish (2 Sets)
Arcade Fire
The Black Keys
Girl Talk
The Decemberists
John Fogerty
Erykah Badu
The Original Meters
The Roots
Arctic Monkeys
Big Audio Dynamite
Warren Haynes Band
Big Boi
Major Lazer
Little Dragon
Julieta Venegas
The Greyboy Allstars
Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band
Old 97's
Mavis Staples
Latryx feat Lyrics Born & Lateef
Best Coast
Collie Buddz
Charles Bradley
Pajama Party
The Infamous Stringdusters
The Vaccines
Toro Y Moi
The Limousines
The Stone Foxes
The Joy Formidable
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Wye Oak
Ana Tijuoux
Lord Huron
The Fresh & Onlys
Ximena Sarinana
Ty Segall
Foster The People
Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers
Diego's Umbrealla
Ghost Robot

Sunday, April 10, 2011

KXSC Fest Announces Flying Lotus & Delicate Steve to Festival - Playing Today for FREE

Yes. Its true. The amazing electronic production wizard Flying Lotus is playing at KXSC Festival today. Its FREE. Its going to be dope and there are going to be Trojan cuties in full force on this excellent Sunday.

Not only is the L.A. Dilla-inspired beat champion going to be in the house, up and comer Delicate Steve is also going to be there as well...

They join a line-up that already features Sister Crayon, Abe Vigoda and SUPERGOODMUSIC's very own Boom D in the DJ Booth. With Marko from Downtown Lobby and Dublab Derek also DJing - it should be a continuous banger from 4 pm to close (around midnight).

If you come by - please visit the booth so we can meet you. Plus we'll have some CDs to give-away, some stickers to give-away and some clothing to give away - so its worth your time.

Don't be a stranger. Hope to see you there!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Thank You Xaphoon!

Yo yo yo - Xaphoon Jones of Chiddy Bang dropped an ill ill mixtape last week. I was out of town on a personal matter and not on the internet, so I am a little bit late to the game - but at least I made it.

This mixtape has some heat - especially "The Jackson Pit" - which blends Passion Pit's "Sleepyhead" with Jackson 5's "I Want You Back" before busting into Xaphoon's remix of The Knocks' "Dancing With The DJ."

If you like party anthems and danceable jams - don't sleep on Xaphoon's latest. Download it off MediaFire here.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Mowgli's Roll North To Rock Elbo Room; Afghan Raiders Crush 111 Minna Gallery

Last night LA natives The Mowglis drove up to San Francisco and rocked a little place called The Elbo Room. This band, complete with it's 8 members, know what they want, who they are & they know how to make you want it. Its not just about them. It's about everyone. The music invites you in & I never wanted to leave.

Remember the LJ meme ____ is Love ? Well let's bring it back with The Mowgli's are love. Their song 'San Francisco' represents the city perfectly and I love that I now call it home. 'Staying Alive' slows down and makes me enjoy life while never skipping a beat. Can you tell I'm in love? I'm about to carve Mowgli's + Sheida 4eva in a tree. When you think of Mowgli, who do you think of? The little boy from The Jungle Book. Well - for their very last song The Mowgli's finished with a cover of I Wanna Be Like You. Everyone's inner child in the room escaped their aged body and started to dance. Michael, Colin, Dave, Josh, Peter, Spencer, Matt and the beautiful Katie, come back soon, kay?

After all that was done, I was a hop, skip and a Bart away from 111 Minna Gallery to see Afghan Raiders. The boys played a free show to an intimate crowd. Mikey & Vincent are joined at the hip. Their synths and vocals did wonders to mine. And Drew's bass drum is just something I can't talk about right now. The short set ended and friends gathered around to congratulate the band. Afghan Raiders are so sharp & sexy. The gallery itself was filled with a collection from local artists. The drinks were good and the bartender was sweet.

All in all the ringing in my ears this morning was well worth it.

No tree was harmed after this post.

Review by Sheida Mohammed AKA @ohsheida

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Goulding's "Lights" Blind Boulder Crowd

Having seen Ellie Goulding’s name thrown around the blogosphere for the past few months surrounding the release of her album Lights and the stream of remixes that followed, coming from a slew of big names - from Chiddy Bang to Bassnectar. When I saw that she was coming to Boulder as part of her massive US tour, I was psyched, only to be let down when I learned tickets were sold out weeks in advance. Luckily I found a friend who hooked it up, and I was able to check out Ellie Goulding at the Fox Theatre this past Saturday.

I was perhaps equally pumped to throw on my dancing shoes for the opening band The Knocks, who went onstage promptly at 9:00. I’m a big fan of their music because it’s such a departure from the heavy whomps and aggressive sounds that classify most electronic music these days. The Knocks are just fun to dance to.

Also, unlike most other DJs and Producers, The Knocks use more than just computers and software to make their songs. Their set-up includes keyboards, drums, and other toys they used throughout their performance to add to the jams coming through their computers. The Knocks set included their hit singles “Dancing with the DJ” and “Something to Dance To” along with some pretty awesome remixes including “What’cha Say” by Jason Derulo. For their short 45 minute-ish set, The Knocks kept the party grooving and the bodies moving. Never have I seen the opening act get so much love, and they definitely left the crowd wanting more. I hope The Knocks get a headlining spot the next time around. They deserve it.

After a short break, Ellie Goulding’s band came on stage and started playing “Under the Sheets.” After a few bars, Ellie herself triumphantly joined them on stage. The crowd, admittedly full of mostly teenage girls, went crazy. She followed by going through most of Lights, including the hit title track and “Starry Eyed.” Throughout her set, which lasted a little over an hour, the energy was huge. Ellie did her best to belt out every word, even though she was still recovering from an illness, which forced her to cancel the previous show in Minneapolis.

I’m not quite sure where Ellie Goulding came from but she is turning into a phenomenon over here in the US. She has sold out just about every show across the whole country, people know all of the words to her songs, and the energy, at least in Boulder, was tremendous.

Ellie is going to be a full on pop star soon enough, but I’m a big fan because she’s changing the game. Her music isn’t typical bubblegum pop. Lights is full of everything from slow ballads, to electronic jams, to straight up rockers. Not only does shoe play great music, she will likely be a positive influence on teenage girls growing up with misogynistic and anti-feminist music all around them. I’m excited to see what Ms. Goulding has in store for her next.

Review by Adam Freedman (Colorado)

Friday, April 1, 2011


Now, I may have been fooled by someone else's April Fools post, but given it is One Thirty BPM as the source - I am going to cross my fingers and hope for the best. This would mean that yes, it is finally f'ing true, David Bowie is going to hit the road again.

Not as a surprise Coachella guest or even next years headliner. Rather, Bowie is boasting afinal farewell episode of 12 shows in some of the worlds biggest cities - including London, Madrid, Rome, Berlin and 6 lucky locations in the United States.

Not only will Bowie be closing the dozen show run in Los Angeles at The Staples Center on August 10, 2012, it is rumored that Trent Reznor will bring the Nine Inch Nails out of retirement to support the legend. Talk about an amazing bill of talent!

Tickets will only be available via phone in at 1-800-277-3665 starting at 1 pm. Please for the love of god this better not be a hoax.