Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Milo Greene Enjoys Recess at Its A School Night

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.

Free MuteMath Shows in Santa Monica

The people over at Windows Phone are trying to elevate the buzz around their new product, and they've enlisted MuteMath and Pier 59 Studios West to help with that task.

On both Wednesday and Thursday night - Pier 59 Studios West will host an exclusive RSVP only event featuring music from MuteMath. The festivities kick off at 7 pm in Santa Monica each night with complimentary food and cocktails for the 21+ crowd. Pier 59 Studios West are located at 2415 Michigan Ave. Capacity is limited so we're recommending you go early if you want to ensure access.

You can RSVP for the event here, but if you'd like to go VIP style - e-mail contest@supergoodmusic.com or comment on our facebook page to enter. We'll be giving away one pair of VIP tickets for each night!

Check out one of MuteMath's more recent videos for their single "Blood Pressure."

Black Box Revelation Comes to California

Bluesy garage rockers Black Box Revelation are stopping by the Wiltern this Saturday December 3 to join Beady Eye and we wanted to tip everyone off to what should be a fantastic show. The Belgian duo joins Beady Eye, the new band formed by Liam Gallagher and other Oasis members, and also gets support from Incan Abraham.

BBR's latest release Shiver of Joy is already making waves overseas, and their simplistic and powerful approach to 60s garage rock is known to turn some heads. Black Box Revelation uses skuzzy guitars and crashing drums to dress pop melodies in a trench coat of raw power and grit. If you need to hear Black Box Revelation before you call your friends to make plans, here’s a free download link for their EP title track “Shiver of Joy.”

We're giving away three pairs of tickets to the Saturday show - just tweet out @supergoodmusic @livenationLA and @wiltern in the same tweet or e-mail contest@supergoodmusic.com to enter.

If you have friends in San Francisco, let them know Black Box Revelation will be at The Warfield Friday, December 2!

"I Love It" featuring Sia

Hilltop Hoods -“I Love It” (feat. Sia)

For all the Hip Hop fans, we've got a new act and album to keep an eye on. Hilltop Hoods released the first single "I Love It (ft. Sia)" from their upcoming album Drinking from The Sun, and this track is dope! Featuring Australian vocalist Sia Furler, this single consumes you even on first listen. The album is set for release February 2012, so you’ll most definitely hear "I Love It" somewhere between now and then, but why torture yourself with anticipation? Give it a listen here.

Shout outs to hillydilly.com for helping me discover it.


Saturday, November 19, 2011

Exploding Soon...Tic Tic Boom!

Local indie synth rock couple comprised of Leilani Francisco and Mike Delay, but better known as Tic Tic Boom! recently released this cute video starring their pseudo-child (their dog). The two Monday night, November 21st, at The Echo with the other members (drummer and bassist) of Tic Tic Boom! to continue their recent blitz of the local scene that has seen the act perform at Saint Rocke, Harvard & Stone, USC, The Central SAPC, Space 15 Twenty, Lot 1 Cafe and more.

Those who may have missed out on those - might have heard "Just Friends" on KROQ or caught it on Friend Zone or The Real L Word, where TTB music has recently been featured. Whether you're already hip to them or not - check out the cute video, as well as a live rendition of the same. If you like what you see/hear - you can get some more of that tonight at The Echo for FREE where the band is joined by K. Flay, Lesands and resident The Chain Gang of 1974!

You can check out all things Tic Tic Boom! on their website here, where you can pick up their recently released acoustic EP "Bare." They will also be playing the SUPERGOODMUSIC SUPERDOPE series at The Viper Room for our year end Mustache & Sweater Party on Wednesday December 14th!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Electronic Music's Next Huge Thing: Porter Robinson

If you felt like you were late to the Skrillex party last year, don't make the same mistake twice. We hope you learned your lesson and are already hip to Porter Robinson because he could be the next act to blow the roof off of electronic music. The 19-year-old’s accomplishments thus far rival many seasoned veterans’ and may we remind you he’s only 19?!?

Having just completed a tour supporting Tiesto in which Robinson performed for the largest DJ event in US history (approximately 26,000 were in attendance), his peers are already touting him as one of the nu-breed saviors of electronic music. Porter Robinson was featured on Billboard’s “Top 21 Under 21” list, and managed to crash Beatport’s servers when he released his Spitfire EP earlier this year. He’s already remixed the likes of Lady Gaga and Avicii with several more A-list offers rolling in. What’s that, you want to see Porter Robinson live? Well you’re in luck because he’s stopping by The Music Box Saturday December 3rd (get tickets here).

If you can, clear your schedule on the 3rd…you won’t be disappointed.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Mary J Invites Nas to Join Her At Club Nokia Tonight

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


The Stone Foxes play their final show of the year tonight! In Los Angeles! At the world famous Viper Room! And, oh yeah, its a SUPERGOODMUSIC event too.

You may have heard the band recently on 98.7, or 103.1, or Houndstooth Radio, or maybe you saw them at Outside Lands Festival or Voodoo Music Festival. If you're in L.A. tonight, you can see them and hear them again. Tickets are $10 and you are sure to hear them play their new single - "Psycho." Watch the fan sourced music video below and come out tonight if you're in Los Angeles to see this rising gritty, indie-blues rock band get down. The band is joined by Kyle Nicolaides, Stonefeather and Armada tonight.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Penguin Prison Hit LA for 2 Days/Don't F With My Money

We had Penguin Prison perform at our SUPERGOODMUSIC Showcase series in Austin, TX during SXSW 2011 - which included a performance of "Golden Train" at Rusty Spurs (see video below). The act has steadily been infiltrating other blogger's respective radars and recently picked up Windish to their booking - so you should certainly expect to see their name popping up on more festivals and more national tours in 2012.

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.

To close out their 2011, they are making a trip back to L.A. to play Dim Mak Tuesdays tonight at Dim Mak Studios and then tomorrow they head west to The Central SAPC to perform Wednesday night. Their high energy, infectious-indie-electro jams translate really well to concert and we strongly recommend you check them out if you can.

Friday, November 11, 2011

MC To Watch: ProbCause

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."

Win Tickets to Purple Melon at The Central!

We know you like free stuff, so hopefully you’re still looking for something to do Saturday night because we have tickets for Purple Melon at The Central SAPC in Santa Monica!

Purple Melon is a British transplant rock band gracing LA with their presence for sometime now, and their upcoming album Henry’s Rocket is due out later this month. Check this video for a preview of the band, and once you decide you want to go, email contest@supergoodmusic.com.

PBW & Friends Dial In for 11-11-11

Still looking for 11-11-11 plans? If you’re into apophenia and like to party, this is probably what you should be doing with your Friday night....

Peanut Butter Wolf and Stones Throw are hosting an “11” party tonight at the Eagle Rock Center For The Arts (2225 Colorado Blvd) . Presented by Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock and I See Sound, the event will host 11 DJs, an $11 entry fee and will feature music from exactly 11 hundred records expected to be delivered via U-Haul.

Don’t worry about waiting until 11pm to join this party, things are set to kick off around 6pm and got until 1am.

The Echo Turns 10!

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.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Pinot - The New L.A. Jam Funk Band To Watch

SUPERGOODMUSIC got funked up on some Pinot at the Roxy on Saturday November 5th, and it proved a perfect reminder of what live music can do to an audience. Every person at The Roxy found their groove, and some found moves they had only seen on TV or in The Black Keys video for "Lonely Boy."

Pinot’s funky foundation peppered with everything from dance music to jazz created the perfect storm on the floor causing every waist to swivel, head to bob, and foot to tap. Delta Nove played a very solid set as usual, but the entire night had the aura of a “passing of the torch” as Pinot posted the set to remember. Pinot’s pocket was tighter, the arrangements more interesting, and the dynamic swells came at just the right moments kicking the party into a new gear every time. Its apparent that Pinot is taking the L.A. funky jam scene to the next level with the help of a remarkable vocalist in G. Curtis.

If you are a fan of Delta Nove and weren't at the show, you owe it to yourself to check out Pinot. The sheer tightness of the band alone created an instant respect for the players on stage, and once each member had their turn in the spotlight it was clear Pinot found something that works. If you have friends that think they can’t dance, take them to a Pinot show. If you haven’t already opened a new window to check out Pinot’s website you can do so here < http://www.pinotfunk.com/PINOT/PINOT.html>, and check in with SUPERGOODMUSIC for news on when you can get down with a funky glass of Pinot next.

Radiohead Announce Dates for US Tour in 2012

Radiohead is giving fans reason to celebrate this week with their announcement of an official 2012 U.S tour!

Making their first stop on February 27th at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, this highly exclusive and ultra-amazing band will rock what may be some of the most anticipated concerts of the year. Led by the great Thom Yorke, the band will set sail in support of their eighth album, "The King of Limbs."

Whether they’re making music or touring, Radiohead definitely knows how to heighten our excitement, allowing for a lengthy period of absence between creative projects. The band’s last full-scale statewide tour closed in August of 2008, leaving a heavy four-year hiatus, which added more than enough fuel to their fans’ gusto.

Selling more than 200,000 copies since its February release, “The King of Limbs” adds to their already extensive repertoire of breakthrough music. The tour will feature indie-rockers, Other Lives, who’ve already made a mark touring with Bon Iver. Their haunting and ethereal sound is sure to compliment the unconventionally innovative feel Radiohead will bring to this tour.

With a limited amount of cities listed on their site as of today, it’s still too early to regard their tour dates as concrete, especially considering major cities like Los Angeles and New York have yet to make the bill. General tickets for the shows will go on sale this Saturday, while SUPERGOODMUSIC waits for Radiohead to announce more dates SOON.

So far, here are some set dates:

» February 27 - Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena

» February 29 - Tampa, FL @ The St. Pete Times Forum

» March 1 - Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena

» March 3 - Houston, TX @ Toyota Center

» March 5 - Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center

» March 7 - Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center

» March 9 - St. Louis, MO @ Scottrade Center

» March 11 - Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center

» March 13 - Broomfield, CO @ 1stBank Center

» March 15 - Glendale, AZ @ Jobing.com Arena

Monday, November 7, 2011

VV Brown Hits The Town

British Queen, VV Brown is putting her fingerprints on Los Angeles this week, playing two hot shows. One is tonight at Los Angeles’ Bardot for "It's a School Night" and then Wednesday at The Hotel CafĂ©, where Vanessa “VV” Brown plans to take you on a musical high.

The beautiful songstress infuses raw elements with an upbeat mixture of rock, soul and pop. Buzzing off her second, upcoming full-length album, her single "Children" (featuring Chiddy of Chiddy Bang) marks the tone for Lollipops and Politics. Set for release on February 7, 2012, Lollipops and Politics is simply, “a positive way to somehow talk about some serious things (VV).”

Having appeared on Ellen, Rachael Ray, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, The Late Show with David Letterman and then hitting the road with Maroon 5 for its 2010 North American tour, on top of performing on BET’s Black Girls Rock show alongside the legendary Mary J. Blige and Jill Scott, it’s no question that Miss Brown’s latest album is a brilliant product of a highly inspirational year.

You can RSVP for tonight's show at Bardot here. You can purchase tickets to The Hotel Cafe here. We will be giving away a pair of tickets to Wednesday's show as well. Participate in the contest by e-mailing contest@supergoodmusic.com or tweeting @thehotelcafe @supergoodmusic and @vvbrown.