Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Tonight in L.A. - 9.26.2012 Concerts in Los Angeles

Enjoy your last Wednesday of September with the fresh sounds of Weapons of Audio, Peach Kings, Torches and Hey Champ at The Roxy.  Its an eclectic line-up – with the indie rock Outkast-esque Weapons of Audio leading it off and the synthesized pop tunes of Hey Champ closing it out.   The Peach Kings are a charming L.A. flavored indie rock outfit that are worth seeing more than once [she rocks  - promise ;) ] and I’ll be breaking my metaphorical cherry for Torches.  If you’re looking for a dosage of new(er) acts making quality music – head to The Roxy.  Want some free access? Get to twitter and tweet out @supergoodmusic @theroxy @weaponsofaudio @heychampmusic @thepeachkings to enter.  You could also buy tickets here.  

Of course – there are other options too.  Low End Theory hosts Teebs and Astronautica for the beat scene and Iheartcomix presents Django Django, Vinyl Williams and HOTT MT for a party over at The Echo.  

The Features with Army Navy at The Troubadour would be my second pick – you may be familiar with the Some Kind of Salvation Nashville infused indie rock styles that The Features are known for.  Well worth the cost of admission – as are The Killers at Fonda Theatre.  

There is a full list of shows below.  Remember to hit twitter or email us at if you want tickets to Hey Champ, Weapons of Audio, Torches and The Peach Kings!

  • Alanis Morissette @ Fox Theater Pomona
  • Indian School @ Origami Vinyl
  • Samantha Ronson @ The Malibu Inn
  • Riza Binder, Terron Brooks, Natalie Mishell, Aiden James @ Room 5 Lounge
  • D Henry Fenton, Jackie Does Joel, Gooding, Lots of Love, Florence Hartigan @ The Hotel Café
  • Django Django, Vinyl Williams, HOTT MT @ The Echo
  • Dub Club @ The Echoplex (FREE)
  • Harlan, Madi Diaz, Warships @ The Satellite
  • RT N The 44’s @ One Eyed Gypsy
  • Taken By Trees, Big Search @ Bootleg Bar
  • Deccatree, Loretti, Karmic @ Silverlake Lounge
  • Teebs, Astronautica, Jincallo @ Low End Theory (at The Airliner)
  • The Killers @ The Fonda Theatre
  • Dispatch @ House of Blues – Sunset
  • Andrea Marcell, Mitch Forman, Doug Webb, Jeff Littleton @ bluewhale
  • Weapons of Audio, Hey Champ, Peach Kings, Torches @ The Roxy
  • Jerry Montano’s Down & Dirty, heaven Below, DJ Davewave @ The Viper Room
  • PIKNIK @ Key Club
  • The Features, Army Navy @ Troubadour
  • The Cashbags (Johnny Cash Tribute) @ TRiP
  • I AM 38 COMEDY w/ Johnny Sanchez, Jill Michele Melean,Rudy Moreno, Goerge Perez, Rick Najera @ Yost Theater
  • Lant Lazwell’s Cirque Du Rawk @ The Mint
  • Bloodshot Bill, Thee Cormans, Don Juan y Los Blancos, Becky Lee, Drunkfoot @ Alex’s Bar
  • Maddison Hawkes (6 PM), Jonny Two Bags, Salvation Town, Suedehead, For The Kings @ Saint Rocke
  • House of Vibe All-Stars @ Harvelle’s
  • Clare Reynolds, Makepeace Brothers @ WitZend
  • Nocturnal Youth, Alphabet, Skyler Funk @ The Central SAPC
  • Jamestown Pagans @ 3 Clubs
  • Kinds Hearts & Coronets @ Down and Out
  • Jerry Vivino Quartet @ Vitello’s Jazz & Supper Club
  • The Ukulele Urchestra of the Western Hemisphere, Valente, Summer Lovebirds, Samantha Jae @ El Cid
  • Chris August @ The Observatory
  • Meiko, Bobby Long @ SLO Brew

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Tonight in L.A. (The Daily Dose - 9/25/2012)

The Concert Blast is going to be moved to publish on Wednesdays - and so we're delivering you today's daily dosage of shows via the blog.  There are a handful of notable bills that might make those seeking entertainment open their wallets and ears - whether its for laughter at the Naughtical Comedy Show at Brixton South Bay or for dancie-pop stylings from Dragonette and The Knocks at El Rey Theatre - to each their own.  Amanda Palmer, of Kickstarter notoriety, brings her Grand Theft Orchestra with her to The Fonda Theatre.  You can celebrate the DIY style with her - or for free at The Central SAPC with the gritty sounds of The Muddy Reds, John Wayne Bro and roots of Dustbowl Revival. 

Murs and Fashawn will be dropping some tracks off their new release at Amoeba Music and Band of Horses at Space 15 Twenty make sure the Sunset & Ivar region is a hotplace to be too.    For a complete list of shows in Los Angeles tonight - read below.

  • Band of Horses @ Space 15 Twenty
  • Murs @ Amoeba Music (FREE)
  • Dum Dum Girls @ Origami Vinyl (FREE)
  • Russell Brand @ Largo
  • Diamond Light, Last American Buffalo @ Harvard & Stone
  • The Curse @ The Malibu Inn
  • A Leaf, Jesse Thomas, Claire Holley, Emily Herndon @ Room 5 Lounge
  • Bravesoul, Jake Newton, Aaron Hendra @ The Hotel Café
  • Hola Indio, Dani Shivers, Tropical Popsicle, Ganas @ The Echoplex ($1 Donation Or More)
  • Dean Risko @ Los Globos
  • Spirit Animal, Jutty Ranx, Busy Living, DJ Son of Stan, DJ Chutie Moreno @ The Satellite
  • Ferraby Lionheart, Drug Cabin, Fire Chief Charlie @ Bootleg Bar
  • Plus, Angelo De Augustine, Goldilocks Planet, Twin Owl, The Wingard Manor @ Silverlake Lounge
  • Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra, The Simple Pleasure, Jherek Bischoff, Ronald Reagan @ The Fonda Theatre
  • Beach House, Dustin Wong @ The Wiltern
  • Candyland, Singularity, MiTis, BONES, SLDGHMR @ Dim Mak Studios
  • Dragonette, The Knocks, Frank + Derol, DJ Bryan Davidson @ El Rey Theatre
  • David Binney, John Escreet, Eric Revis, Alex Cline @ bluewhale
  • Pentatonix, Alexander Cardinale @ The Roxy
  • Brit Floyd – The World’s Greatest Pink Floyd Show @ House of Blues – Sunset Strip
  • The Memorials, 28 North, Honey Henny Lime, Leroy Bell @ The Viper Room
  • Nikki Kelly @ TRiP
  • Guy Blakeslee Solo (Entrance Band), Mr. Elevator and the Brain Motel, Blackfeet Braves, Froth, Record Rotations, Reason666 @ Yost Theater (FREE)
  • Robinson, Alto, Eddie Grey, Fernando Perdomo @ The Mint
  • Naughtical Comedy Show w/ Jen Kober, Julian McCullough, Shelagh Ratner, Erik Charles Nielsen, Melinda Hill, Ian Edwards @ Brixton South Bay
  • Stevie Starlight @ Harvelles
  • Chelsea Dyer, The Peoples Mic, Holmes @ WitZend
  • The Muddy Reds, Dustbowl Revival, Hargo, John Wayne Bro @ The Central SAPC (FREE)
  • The Temporary Thing @ The Basement Tavern
  • Owl City, Action Item @ House of Blues – Anaheim
  • Chris Cerna Trio @ Catalina Bar & Grill
  • Terraplane Sun, The Mowgli’s @ SLO Brew


Need a dosage of free tune-age to get you through the day?  Indulge in the roots and gritty rock sounds of Dustbowl Revival, John Wayne Bro and The Muddy Reds - and then do it again live tonight at The Central SAPC.  All for FREE!

Come hang with the Jam In The Van and SUPERGOOD crews while supporting The Muddy Reds final residency bill and catch some of Dustbowl Revival's latest tunes from their forthcoming release tonight at The Central SAPC!

Monday, September 24, 2012

IHC Getting It In This Week (Ladyhawke, Django Django, Dum Dum Girls + More)

Iheartcomix Presents really gets it in this week with four fierce shows for Los Angelenos.  Their week long extravaganza commences tonight at The Echoplex with their Ladyhawke, American Royalty and DJ Vice Cooler jam.  Get scarred by electro-indie tunes after getting your tickets here.  

The IHC week continues with Django Django, Vinyl Williams and Hott Mt on Wednesday at The Echo followed by The Dum Dum Girls "End of Daze"record release show the next night at Los Globos.  Supported by the smooth DJ style of Tamaryn and additional band-age from Tremellow and Dunes - the band celebrates the drop of its 4th Ep.  It will definitely be a noise pop release party for sure - coming just a year after their second album and presumably with a performance of "Lord Knows" which received accolades from Pitchfork, amongst others earlier this year.   

Dum Dum Girls - "Lord Knows"

We're sending someone and their friend - if you want to enter just tweet out @supergoodmusic @iheartcomix and @clublosglobos or email us at  Winners picked the morning of the show.  Or buy tickets here.

Closing out the IHC run - return to Los Globos for Sepalcure, Clark, Djemba Djemba and Say Uhns on Friday night.  We're sending a lucky fan their too.  Follow the same directions as above...or just purchase tickets in advance.  

Friday, September 21, 2012

Flobots In Los Angeles

Flobots bring their steezy Colorado based hip-hop rock sounds to The Roxy tonight.  We're giving away a few pairs of tickets to the show.  Email if you're interested and then go get rocky mountain fresh with them tonight - but enjoy these videos first....

Monday, September 17, 2012

New Dragonette Video - "Live In This City"

Fun unoffensive poppy dance-inducing act Dragonette is back at it with a video drop for "Live In This City"off of their Bodyparts record - available September 25th.   Los Angelenos can catch them next week at El Rey Theatre the day their album drops!  Get tickets here - Frank + Derol and The Knocks support.

Dynamite Mash Ups This Wednesday

Go HAM with Kids & Explosions this Wednesday at The Central SAPC as the oscar-nominated mash-up artist Josh Raskin introduces you to his madness....which is kind of like an AP or Ivy League version of Girl Talk.  Kids & Explosions material is just superior to those pseudo standard schitzo pop mash-ups.   Here is a sample below...

If you like what you heard - enter our contest to win a pair of free tickets to the show by emailing or tweeting out @supergoodmusic @thecentralsapc and @kidsnexplosions.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Eclectic Session with The Seshen, Gavin Turek & More

Tonight at Bootleg catch a series of sexy vocalists over smooth down tempo eclectic beats.  From The Seshen to Gavin Turek - enjoy a night of beautiful voices and solid rhythmic backdrops.  

Check out "Oblivion" by The Seshen - a cross between Santigold and Budos Band, with a sprinkle of something like Zhane (might just be homegirls hairdo in the live video that made me think of that one).  Anyhow - their music is fresh and I'm sure the concert will be too.  Get tickets here

Then enjoy Gavin Turek - with her famous Rebecca Gayheart-esque hair and soft voice that's crushed on dope tracks from Tokimonsta ("Darkest" below) and flown on her own material too.  Check her out below and out the show..

Friday, September 14, 2012

Skrillex' Reggae Steeze

Skrillex combined with Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley to drop a bass heavy video for "Make It Bun Dem" to get those reggae vibes out before the 2012 heatwaves are all gone.  Enjoy....

IHC Presents: Clicks & Whistles at Los Globos

Tonight get down with the emerging dope filth that is Clicks & Whistles at Los Globos.  

Likely to cut up the best in fresh beats that you've hardly ever heard - Clicks & Whistles bring a refreshing grind to the beat scene.  Low End Theory heads should take notice and anyone looking to accelerate their HAM situation tonight should show up at Globos before midnight - which is when Clicks & Whistles allegedly take the stage.

Its an IHC Presents event - so you know the visuals will be dope, the crowd will be colorful and the music on point.  Due to travel complications - Sinjin Hawke had to bail - so Sinden is stepping in, along with FuzZ and Keltronix.  Snag tickets so you can come whenever you want at or wait for the door - its $12.  You can also enter our contest for a pair of tickets by emailing or tweeting out @supergoodmusic @iheartcomix  @clicksxwhistles #ff.  Winner will be chosen in 2 hours.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Pacific Festival Video Recap

Check out what you missed at the third annual Pacific Festival at The Dunes in Newport Beach...soundtrack courtesy of Poolside.

New Nosaj Snippet Video/Show at Detroit Bar on Saturday

Los Angeleno Nosaj Thing released a little snippet video for his forthcoming single "Eclipse/Blue" - slated for an October 2nd release.  Taste it and then catch the beatsmith do his thing live on Saturday night at Detroit Bar!  Get tickets here and pre-order Nosaj's release via Amazon.

Pacific Festival Review

Labor Day weekend - a few SUPERGOOD supporters attended Pacific Festival 2012: The Dunes, featuring Mayer HawthornePoolsideBag RaidersCapital Cities and many more to vibe out at the Newport Beach Marina.   Zach Siegel-Eisman of Before The Bigs brings us his coverage below....

Arriving shortly after 2pm, we snagged media passes and briefly saw Tijuana Panthers rock out before moving onto the Identity Village, which was a dance party on the sand that DJ Metric was getting started.   I don't remember much of DJ Metric's set as we snuck into the VIP area and, after getting as many free drinks before security told us to leave, we were on to the next act.  (Note to self - get VIP pass next year)


Stream and download DJ Metric's latest sound cloud mix below.

After Metric, we rushed to the other end of the festival grounds to catch up-and-coming indie/alternative pop band Wildcat! Wildcat!.  However when we got there, we found that the acts from the Camm Stage were running behind schedule so we went to the Main stage to see American Royalty.

Los Angeles alternative electronic indie rock band American Royalty has been bubbling on the scene for a hot minute, as Filter Magazine has used the lead singer to DJ many of their parties and the band just finished a residency at The Echo earlier this year.  Their mp3's do not give their live music justice as they straight up jam out with various sounds that are easy to get down and dance to.   I didn't leave their set remembering any of their songs but left feeling satisfied with how they organically blended on stage, with the lead singer switching from keyboard to guitar and all three members of the band singing and injecting emotion into their songs.

My favorite song because of it's more electronic mixed with rock appeal is "Lately". Stream that below.

Catching up to Camm Stage - we indulged in the last three songs from Wildcat! Wildcat!
I love how they have two vocalists, the most interesting instrumentals and great stage attitude.  They continue to remind me of MGMT before MGMT went mainstream.  They were one of my favorites during the day - stream and download "Mr. Quiche" and "The Chief".

We meandered by Fool's Gold's set a couple times and I enjoyed the chill alternative beach pop vibes.   After checking out their songs afterwards, the song I most remember enjoying from the festival was "Surprise Hotel", which has such soothing chill instrumentals. Watch the video for it below.

Next I saw Mr. Little Jeans perform. This was the only disappointment of the day.   The Swedish artist performs mostly slow pop songs that generally don't get people dancing and leave you aching for something more upbeat.  After hearing two songs including her hit "Runaway", I left to grab a bite to eat. Watch the video to "Runaway" below.

Returning to Camm Stage we found the daytime disco vibes of Tropicool DJing. Although there was only about 25-50 people in the area, people were still dancing or bobbing their head while finding a place in the shade to lay down. Stream Tropicool's latest mix below.

Since Poolside began before Capital Cities, we opted to catch  the greatest daytime disco act jam out. On record, Poolside is composed of the duo of Filip Nikolic and Jeffrey Paradise.  In a live setting the band is a four piece with Nikolic on lead vocals and bass and Paradise on electronics, and the duo is joined by drummer and percussionist Jason Pipkin and multi-instrumentalist Michael Gold.

My first introduction to Poolside was at last year's Pacific Festival, in which they DJed before Fred Falke on one of the smaller stages. This year Poolside performed with their full band on the main stage and I couldn't have been happier. Witnessing them as a full band just enhanced the whole experience by creating this groovy dance vibe that anybody can enjoy. They were one of the three best acts I saw at Pacific Festival and can't wait to see them perform next! Since I love all the music from Poolside, here's 9 tracks to stream and mostly download from them. Sit back and relax.

We dipped on Poolside's set early so we could catch the last couple songs from Capital Cities, one of our favorite genre-blending dual vocal bands ever. While I didn't get to catch "Kangaroo Court," we did hear "Safe and Sound" and had the pleasure of hearing a horn solo too.  Everybody was dancing and singing along and they were one of my favorites of the day with their electro pop rock dance vibes. Stream "Safe and Sound" below.

In between destinations - we briefly caught Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.  Hearing them live was great. Although it was brief, I enjoyed everything I heard and recommend catching them live as they sound a little more natural and than listening to their song releases. Watch their latest video, "Simple Girl" below.

We arrived to Bag Raiders set and immediately noticed it was overcrowded with cigarette-smoking bros and couples that were complaining about a music festival on a beach!  I was still pumped to see their DJ set but completely turned off by the Newport Beach locals, who all smoked cigarette's and were distracted by their phones or significant other to enjoy the music.   They need to wake up and hear these beats.   Stream the latest mix from Bag Raiders below.

Post Bag Raiders we caught several songs from Steed Lord. Before Pacific Festival, I thought Steed Lord was a couple DJs who created electro house vibes and didn't know it was Steed Lord until after the festival. Upon hearing this synth pop trio (which won my award for best dressed), I've become a huge fan! Steed Lord consists of two DJs (Demo and Mega) and one beautiful lead vocalist (Cali, pictured above). Their blend of electro pop instrumentals with vocals from Cali is spectacular. If you like Empire of the Sun but want a female vocalist, Steed Lord has that kind of vibe but less rock and more dance. Listen to "B4 U Walk Out Of My Life (Steed Lord Diva Edit)" and "Hear Me Now" below.

After Steed Lord, we then caught Sneaky Sound System. I thought Steed Lord was amazing and then once I heard Sneaky Sound System, I knew I redefined what amazing meant! While Steed Lord has a great vibe, Sneaky Sound System was even better; very catchy and easy to sing along to. My favorite was "We Love" which will be on commercials and anywhere else it can get placed if it hasn't already. Watch "We Love" below.

From the catchy performance of Sneaky Sound System it was time from the neo-soul crooning of headliner Mayer Hawthorne and The County. He has such a clean-cut act with the band choreographed dancing and a great set-up with the lighting experience as well. Mayer Hawthorne has this cool personality that reminds me of Justin Timberlake when he does on-air interviews. Overall Mayer Hawthorne didn't disappoint but if you are going to see him, go with somebody you want to hook up with as he has some sweet baby-making vibes that would be a perfect fit if you're on a date. Watch the video to my favorite song below.

The above review was from Zach S-E of Follow @BeforeBigs and instagram for more photos from Pacific Festival.