Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Bronsolini Turns Up For The Elderly

Vine prankster, esteemed chef and foodie, and plus-sized rapper Action Bronson continued his comedic and entertaining antics this week with an impromptu performance at St. Hilda's old folks home in the UK.   Despite the geezers giving a collective score of 5.2 for the show (we think they're just not familiar or fond of rap music), when asked about the experience, Bronson remarked that it was "the most electrifying performance of [his] career" and that his hair was perfect.   Check out the grandpa bobbing his head around 1:50.

Don't you want Action Bronson to deliver you chocolate after an intimate "Strictly 4 My Jeeps" concert?   That would be so SUPERGOOD.


Los Angeles Tonight (July 31, 2013)

End your month on a good note.  We strongly recommend Stanton Moore's final residency performance at The Mint with fellow Garage A Trois mate Marco Benevento on keys.  It will be some crazy jazz tonight on Pico!  We have a couple tickets to giveaway so email us at or comment on this post.  If you're on that jazz tip, but you're all the way in Hollywood - then the Props to Pops event at Hollywood Bowl hosted by Dr. John and paying homage to Louis Armstrong should be a perfect fit.

If eclectic is your style, but jazz is not, consider The Flaming Lips at Pacific Amphtiheatre or the healthy indie bill of Mt. Ossa, Willoughby, Thee Rain Cats and Wildcat! Wildcat!'s Jesse Charmichael at The Echo.  More shows listed below the videos...

  • The Flaming Lips @ Pacific Amphitheatre

  • Wild Cub, Soft Swells, Rare Times @ The Satellite

  • Dub Club w/ DJ Tom Chasteen @ Echoplex

  • Props to Pops: Dr. John’s Tribute to Louis Armstrong feat. Special Guests @ Hollywood Bowl

  • Hiatus Kaiyote, Contact Field Orchestra, Jeremy Sole @ Bootleg Theater

  • Mt. Ossa, Willoughby, Thee Rain Cats, DJ Jesse Charmichael (Wildcat! Wildcat!) @ The Echo

  • The Bath Party, Mother, Liza Oppenheimer, Cities @ Silverlake Lounge

  • Morgan Heritage, The Simpkin Project @ El Rey Theatre

  • Stanton Moore, Marco Benevento @ The Mint

  • Max Collins, Clark Graham, Jason Rabe, Linus of Hollywood @ The Hotel Café

  • Alex Goot, Sam Tsui, Against the Current, Luke Conrad & Landon Austin, King the Kid @ The Roxy

  • The Anti-Job, Owl Owl, Emily Oman @ Malo

  • Rootz Underground, The Expanders, Arise Roots @ Saint Rocke

  • Wild Pack of Canaries, Deerpeople, Beach Party, St. Ranger @ Alex’s Bar

  • The Breakups @ Vibe Hotel

  • DYM, Fractured, Marching Dynamics @ the Complex

  • Hollywood Undead, Escape the Fate @ House of Blues – Sunset Strip

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Los Angeles Tonight (July 30, 2013)

There's a lot on the concert list tonight, but not a lot of names that pop out.  So you've got to dig a lil', find some diamonds in the rough.

Like the Bob Dylan and Dead Tribute night going down at Lot 1 with Cubensis and Highway 61 Revisited.  I shouldn't have to tell you that this sounds heady.

Or maybe you've got like, some teen angst, and We the Kings with Breath Carolina at The House of Blues is your type of thing.

Young Creatures are friendly dudes, go give them a listen at The Silverlake Lounge.

Or maybe you snagged a ticket to Franz Ferdinand at The Echoplex, in which case, you don't have to dig too deep at all.  You just gotta dance.


Fox Hollow, Josh Boyd, Young Lovers, Weird Wonders, DJ LITE @ Pehrspace

Warp Zone Comedy @ Virgil

Malese Jow, Amie Miriello, Smokey Jones @ Hotel Cafe

Bernadette Sebastiani, Sean Makhuli, Austin David @ Room 5

"Service Your Soul" hosted by: Hunter and the Dirty Jacks @ Harvelle's Santa Monica

Tasuni-Mak World Music Series feat. Mohommed Alidu @ Del Monte Speakeasy

La Marche, We The Folk, Karen Dezelle, Eric Binkley, Skye @ Witzend

Lost Marauders, Chris Cotta, Mammoth, The Sindicate, Peter Trevino @ TRiP

We The Kings w/ Breathe Carolina, T. Mills, The Ready Set, Keep It Cute @ House of Blues Sunset Strip

Tribute to Dylan and the Dead with Cubensis and Highway 61 Revisited All is Well Son @ Lot 1

Ours, Luna Arcade @ Slidebar

Michael Van London, It's OK, Reigning Monarchs, California Lions @ Redwood Bar

The Sir Sultry Quintet @ El Cid

Young Creatures, Mars and the Massacre, The Space Race @ Silverlake Lounge

The Webb Brothers, "So you think you can DJ?" (Amateur DJ Competition) @ Los Globos

Kathleen Grace Band feat. Anthony Wilson @ bluewhale

Bad Cop/Bad Cop, The Meka Leka Hi's @ Detroit Bar

A Night of Elegance @ Hollywood Bowl

Wicklow Atwater and the Fallen Flame, The Evening Guests, Casey K., Ricky England @ The Mint

Amaranthe, Kobra & The Lotus, Sirion, Signs of Siren, DJ Dayle @ The Roxy

Lady, Ras G @ The Echo

Naam, The Ultra Electric Mega Galactic @ The Satellite

Anna Lunoe, Rick Rude, Mystery Skulls, Bones @ Dim Mak Studios

Franz Ferdinand @ The Echoplex

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Echo's Scavenger Hunt #EchoTakesLA: Game On at 4 PM

The great minds behind the esteemed Echo and Echoplex went a little craybans with concerts on this July 25th - with shows at The Echo, First Unitarian Church and Santa Monica Pier. To feed the true local music heads and the social media beast - they've devised a wild scavenger hunt (#EchoTakesLA) that launches at 4 pm.  By the way, that First Unitarian Church show is Aesop Rock and Kimya Dawson as the Uncluded and we are giving away tickets to it here.  The Pier is No Age and Tijuana Panthers and its FREE.

Posters hung at the venues listed above reveal pertinent clues that you'll need to photograph and tag it on twitter w/ @TheEchoLA #EchoTakesLA and include info on who is performing at the venue of choice. If you are led to the "ultimate hidden show poster" - and you tag it... well there is a grand prize provided you've found the other 3 clues too. Plus there are prizes for those other uber-detectives that locate two clues.

Here is a scavenger map. Get on it at 4 pm.


Grand prize gets a crazy Echo Ticket package that includes the following:

· Pair of tickets to any show in August at The Echo and Echoplex.

· Pair of tickets to one upcoming show at First Unitarian Church (Julia Holter / Olafur Arnalds / Youth Lagoon)

· Pair of tickets to Beach Ball festival or Way Over Yonder festival at the Santa Monica Pier.


Locating 3 Clues (and sharing them w/ appropriate tags) gets you:

· Pair of Echo Park Rising VIP tickets

· Pair of tickets to Any Echo or Echoplex show in August


For 2 Clues:

· Pair of tickets to one show at The Echo in August


Scavenge away!


Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Los Angeles Tonight (July 24, 2013)

Make sure the middle of your week is exciting - and what better way then hitting yourself with music?

Postal Service delivers another show at Greek Theatre, again with Baths, but this time substituting Divine Fits in place of Big Freedia.  The Queen Diva takes her talents south to the Observatory, where Freedia will certainly be shaking ass everywhere.  Close by - local favorites Saint Motel cruise through Detroit Bar on their nationwide tour with Hockey.

To make your midweek funky - I like Stanton Moore and friends Will Bernard and Wil Blades at The Mint.  We have a set of tickets to give away to that too so just email or comment on this post.  Harvelle's also hosts House of Vibe All-Stars if you're in Santa Monica and on a funk kick.

Other notables include Savages at El Rey Theatre, The Happy Hollows at The Satellite and the weekly beat parties Low End Theory (at Airliner) and Dub Club (at Echoplex).  Full list of shows below the videos....

  • Mr. Elevator & The Brain Hotel, Blackfeet Braves, Cherry Glazerr @ The Smell

  • RT N The 44’s @ One Eyed Gypsy

  • All Scene Eyes, DJ Dave Zee w/ Sonny Bonasera @ Harvard & Stone

  • Tijuana Tears @ Virgil

  • Max Collins, Billy Raffoul @ Hotel Cafe

  • Moke Hill, Britt Warner, Dawn Mitschele, Natalie Nicole Gilbert @ Room 5

  • Elle Carpenter, Nominee, Trapdoor Social @ Molly Malones

  • Mick Rhodes, The Hard @ Taix

  • House of Vibe All-Stars @ Harvelle’s Santa Monica

  • Brightener, Stinky Pinky, Ocho Diez @ Saint Rocke

  • Venice Underground Comedy @ Del Monte Speakeasy

  • Naomi Greenwald, All Spots To Black, Scott Cowie, Janeen Leah @ Witzend

  • TRiP Tease Burlesque @ TRiP

  • Wake not the Dead @ King King

  • Manou and LaMuff, Chauncey, toyMasulina, Adam Geraghty @ Viper Room

  • Burly Temple, Blackwater Juke Box, Borts Minorts @ Redwood Bar

  • The Bath Party, Mother, Moons of Mars, StaG @ Silverlake Lounge

  • Hej Fund, Jazner, Silk Road @ Club Los Globos

  • Jessica Vautor Group @ bluewhale

  • Hockey, Saint Motel, SWIMM @ Detroit Bar

  • Big Freedia @ Observatory

  • The Carnival/ Choreographer’s Ball @ Avalon

  • Jesus Culture @ Gibson Amphitheatre

  • The Postal Service, Divine Fits, Baths @ Greek Theatre

  • Stanton Moore, Will Bernard, Wil Blades @ The Mint

  • Candlebox, Candlelight Red @ The Roxy

  • The 1975, Bad Suns @ Troubadour (SOLD OUT)

  • Dibiase, EPROM, Great Dane, Alter @ Low End Theory at The Airliner

  • Savages, Johnny Hostile @ El Rey Theatre

  • MT. OSSA, Tigercide, Glorious Wondour, DJ Mike Meza @ The Echo

  • Dub Club feat. Tom Chasteen @ The Echoplex (FREE before 10)

  • The Happy Hollows, Nightmare Air, George Glass, Son of Stan, DJ Michael Feerick @ The Satellite

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Los Angeles Tonight

Keep your Tuesday exciting with some live music in Los Angeles.    Take a leap forward with Futurebirds at The Echo - with support from Diarrhea Planet and T. Hardy Morris.  We have tickets to giveaway so comment on this post or email for some love on those.    People on that next next tip might want to check out Davis Fetter at The Roxy too.

Dim Mak's Tuesdays returns with Chuck Inglish from Cool Kids for his Sounds Like Fun party, Bastille and Daylight perform to a sold out crowd at Troubadour and Postal Service begins their two night run at Greek Theatre with help from bounce queen diva Big Freedia and Baths.

More shows below the videos....

  • Futurebirds, Diarrhea Planet, T. Hardy Morris @ The Echo

  • Savages, Johnny Hostile @ El Rey Theatre

  • The Watkins Family Hour @ Largo

  • American Idol Live! Tour 2013 @ Nokia Theatre LA Live

  • Jesus Culture @ Gibson Amphitheatre

  • Papa. Wardell @ The Constellation Room

  • The Postal Service, Big Freedia, Baths @ Greek Theatre

  • The Rite of Spring @ Hollywood Bowl

  • KROQ Locals Only w/ Davis Fetter @ The Roxy

  • Sounds Like Fun w/ Chuck Inglish @ Dim Mak Studios

  • Heavy Hitters of Comedy w/ Dwayne Perkins, Tony Baker, Darren Carter, Michael John Casentini, Teddy Tutson, Jason Lawhead @ The Mint

  • Wes Smith @ bluewhale

  • The Bellhaunts, Dragonsoundz, The Grinning Ghosts @ Detroit Bar

  • Bastille, Little Daylight @ Troubadour (SOLD OUT)

Saturday, July 20, 2013

The Service Company Takes Over Hollywood Tonight!



Don't miss the stylings of the emerging beat generating family that is The Service Company at Dim Mak Studios tonight.  With TSC's roster - which includes Daedelus, Tokimonsta, Two Fresh, $o Japan, TK, LION KNGS and Robert Raimon Roy - you can expect eclectic, artsy and thoughtful music at the Hollywood Blvd. enclave tonight....I just couldn't tell you which one of these talented artists will be supplying it.

Deciphering the poster and the other parties involved - I'd venture to say performances will be of a beat driven variety, although I couldn't say whom will be at the helm pushing buttons and cuing tracks.   You have to show up to figure out who the SECRET GUEST HEADLINER is or are.  BUT if you're in the mood for some trap and heavy bass - look no further than Dim Mak Studios tonight.   Return to the region tomorrow for Round 2 when Kendo of Two Fresh hits iheartcomix's Sunday night party at Drai's, where he opens for 12th Planet!



Friday, July 19, 2013

Los Angeles Tonight (July 19, 2013)

Kick off your weekend where the turn up is usually real --- Hollywood. Whether its Private Label at LURE for Brazil's The Twelves, Mighty Fools at Avalon or Sander Van Doorn at Create Nightclub - dance floors should be sweating.

For fans of instruments that don't require a plug - Dustbowl Revival plays for FREE at Levitt Pavilion in MacArthur Park and Robert Randolph slides steel at House of Blues - Sunset Strip.  A more complete list of concert options is below the videos....

  • Conte, Oh Boy Les Mecs, Turnbull Green @ The Echo

  • Harper Blynn, Act As If, Thorcraft Cobra @ The Satellite

  • Passenger, Stu Larsen @ El Rey Theatre

  • Mighty Fools, Hot Mouth, Tyler Sherritt, Blue Version, Matty Scoll @ Avalon Hollywood

  • Joe Henry @ Largo

  • Sander Van Doorn @ Create Nightclub

  • Private Label Fridays w/ The Twelves, Moon Boots @ LURE

  • The Dan Band @ Club Nokia

  • Victor Manuelle @ Gibson Amphitheatre

  • Red Baraat, La Chamba @ FIG at 7th

  • Gizelle, Omar and the Stringpoppers, The Delta Bombers, Texas Steve and the Tornadoes, Pachuco Jose, The Hurricanes, Lew Phillips, Luis Wildfire, The Hi-Tone Boppers, Marisela and the Lucky Boys & The Black Mambas @ The Observatory

  • Kryder, Bass Kleph @ Yost Theater

  • Brantley Gilbert, Jack Ingram, Rachel Farley @ Greek Theatre

  • Get Happy w/ Pink Martini @ Hollywood Bowl

  • Antenna The End, Vintage 90, Raw Fabrics, Beautiful Leah, Principal Spinach, I, Omega @ The Roxy

  • Lantz Lazwell & The Vibe Tribe @ The Mint

  • Dustbowl Revival @ Levitt Pavilion MacArthur Park

  • Gor Mkhitarian @ Levitt Pavilion Pasadena

  • Mucca Pazza @ California Plaza

  • Patterson Hood, T. Hardy Morris @ McCabe’s Guitar Shop

  • La Boite Funk @ Detroit Bar

  • Major League Dreams, Nick Pratt, Sophisticats, Olivia Noelle, Goodfellas @ Troubadour

  • Will Magid @ One Eyed Gypsy

  • H & S Band and Burlesque, DJ Dan Mancini, Darbi Gwynn @ Harvard & Stone

  • Fly Radio, Mason Summit, Freefall Rescue, Stage 11, Porter Lori @ Molly Malones

  • Double Naughty Spy Car, Rough Church @ Taix Lounge

  • Soul Scratch, Urban Renewal Project @ Harvelle's Santa Monica

  • Pompous Highmen, Beatles vs. Stones - A Musical Shootout @ Saint Rocke

  • The Barry Zweig Trio, DJ Alfred Hawkins @ Townhouse Venice

  • Bassjackers @ Exchange LA

  • Big Brass AllStar Variety Show w/ Pumpkin, Nico Luminous, Black 22's, Little John, Das Tapes @ King King Hollywood

  • Deadly Birds, The Glory Stompers, Thread, ONE @ The Viper Room

  • Robert Randolph & The Family Band @ House of Blues - Sunset Strip

  • Silent Disco @ The Wilshire

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Los Angeles Tonight (July 18, 2013)

Weekend Warmup time...

Pretty Lights is doing a freebie at Amoeba today at 6PM.  So get your early thizz on early.

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White Arrows and Pyramids are at the bootleg (Woah. Trippy. Man.).

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Fol Chen is at the Hammer Museum for the KCRW summer series.

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Alabama Shakes are at the Palladium with Hurray for the Riff Raff.

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The B-52's are at the Pacific Amphitheater.

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Mayer Hawthorne does a DJ set at Fingerprints.

The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers are at The Echo.

The Record Company takes to the Santa Monica Pier for the Twilight Concert Series opening for MeShell Ndegocello.

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That's a lot of doing tonight, so get to gettin.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Los Angeles Tonight (July 17, 2013)

Its Wednesday and there is music abound in Los Angeles that will put some thump into your humpday.  I'm talking about the drums of Stanton Moore at The Mint who is joined by the legendary Ivan Neville or the vinyl stylings of Dam-Funk and Azul at Eastside Luv Wine Bar.  If you want some heart in your humpday - consider Mayer Hawthorne crooning at Troubadour.  Rock?  Wolfmother at Observatory or the digestible sounds of Alabama Shakes and Hurray for the Riff Raff at Hollywood Palladium.

Buy tickets to Stanton Moore at The Mint here. There is even a pre-show drum clinic from the legend.

  • Mayer Hawthorne @ Troubadour

  • Caravan Place, Red Light District, Shok, Jamais Vu @ Fonda Theatre

  • Belle & Sebastian, Best Coast @ Santa Barbara Bowl

  • Matchbox Twenty, Goo Goo Dolls @ Gibson Amphitheatre

  • Alabama Shakes, Fly Golden Eagle, Hurray for the Riff Raff @ Hollywood Palladium

  • Stanton Moore, Wil Blades, Ivan Neville @ The Mint

  • Etan Atias @ The Viper Room

  • Young Rapscallions, Flying Zephyr, Community Womb @ Saint Rocke

  • Dane Drewis @ Saint Rocke (Happy Hour)

  • Naomi Greenwald @ WitZend

  • BLOK, Garden @ Detroit Bar

  • Wolfmother @ Observatory

  • The Brevet and Daena Jay & These Pilgrims @ Constellation Room

  • Alan Jackson @ Pacific Amphitheatre

  • Corners, Froth, Wyatt Blair @ The Smell

  • Veterans of Future Wars @ Lot 1 Café

  • Alpha Rev, The Guggenheim Grotto, Daniella Mason @ The Hotel Café

  • Hi Fashion, AB Soto, Purple Crush @ The Satellite

  • Seven Saturdays @ Standard Hollywood

  • Marc Baker, Kid Karate, Coming @ Los Globos

  • Foundation Come Again, Trinity, Ranking Joe, Tippa Lee @ Echoplex

  • Mt. OSSA, Eastern Conference Champions, Kid Cadaver, Pomar @ The Echo

  • The Bath Party, Mossbreaker, Polybuzz, Gallo @ Silverlake Lounge

  • Katie Boeck, Cassandra McGrath @ Bootleg Bar

  • Sergio Mendes, Herb Alpert, Lani Hall @ Hollywood Bowl

  • Dam-Funk, Azul @ Eastside Luv Wine Bar

  • Green Today, Total Distortion @ OC Fair & Event Center

  • Moses Campbell @ Harvard & Stone (FREE)

  • Psyclon Nine @ The Complex

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Keith Masters Drops "Very First Time" Video



Keith Masters, an emerging Chicago artist, treated his electromajic fans to his latest effort, “Very First Time,” last week.   The song showcases Keith's emerging pop-fused electronic hip-hop style that's been honed through countless studio sessions and several years of grinding on the road, including sharing stages with Foster The People, Imagine Dragons, Far East Movement, Futurecop!, STRFCKER, French Horn Rebellion and Cannibal Ox.  On "Very First Time," written by Keith Masters and produced by Curtis Marolt, Keith delivers a truly pop-driven hook which is quickly becoming a perfect top-down summer jam. The video, also directed by Masters and premiering today on, shows off the style, confidence and youthful enthusiasm that defines his music.   Enjoy the video and grab the song on i-tunes or stream it on Spotify come July 30th!


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Sunday, July 14, 2013

Los Angeles Tonight (July 14, 2013)

Its a gorgeous Sunday and there is plenty of phenomenal music.  Top picks are Rodrigo y Gabriela at Hollywood Bowl, Salva and Riff Raff at Drai's Hollywood, the Do Over at LURE, Dirty Dozen Brass Band in Pasadena for FREE and the last day of Lightning in a Bottle!

Full list below:

  • Grand Ole Echo w/ Rick Shea, Ocha La Rocha, The Get Down Boys, Country Supper @ The Echoplex

  • Mannequin Records Mini-Fest w/ Newclear, Waves, Octavius, Deathday + More @ The Echo

  • Mirror Talk, Glow Marrow, Sami @ The Satellite (FREE)

  • Rodrigo y Gabriela, DeVotchKa, Lord Huron @ Hollywood Bowl

  • 70’s Soul Jam feat. The Stylistics, Brenton Wood, Bloodstone, Peaches and Herb, Barbara Lewis, Intruders, Rose Royce and Main Ingredient feat. Cuba Gooding Sr. @ Greek Theatre

  • Casey Veggies, TY$, AV of LMKR, JDuke, Tyran Brown, Reem Riches, Joe Young, Anthony Gates @ Yost Theater

  • Cosmonauts, Burnt Ones, Tomorrows Tulips, The Abigails @ The Constellation Room

  • iHC Sundays w/ Salva, Riff Raff, Stevie Be @ Drai’s Hollywood

  • Maxi Storrs, Sex Pixels, Eduardo Castillo, Nico Luminous, 1 Giant Mind, Herbert Bail Orchestra, Goldroom, William Close & The Earth Harp Collective, Papadosio, Eprom, Giraffage, Gladiator, Goldstar, Tycho, Herobust, Paper Diamond, PantyRaid, Phutureprimitive, An-Ten-Nae, Francois K, Acid Pauli, Lee Burridge, Lusine, Pumpkin, Tim Green, Gigamesh, Haywyre, The Big Relief, The Brethren of the Coast, The Downtown Train, SWF, Andrew Sheppard & The Gallivants, Gibbons & The Sluts, Blackwater Jukebox, The Wild Reeds, The Dustbowl Revival @ Lightning in A Bottle

  • Kalin & Myles, Megan Nicole, Ye Dior @ The Roxy

  • Patsy Baker, Emerald City, The Scares @ On The Rox

  • Summer Tramp w/ 2 Live Crew @ Belasco Theater

  • Jenny O, Pop Levi @ Federal Bar (Brunch Show)

  • Dirty Dozen Brass Band @ Levitt Pavilion Pasadena

  • Chuck Mead @ McCabe’s Guitar Shop

  • Slightly Stoopid, Atmosphere, Tribal Seeds @ Santa Barbara Bowl

  • The Go Go’s @ Pacific Amphitheatre

  • Arnold Maur, The Oxford Coma, Red, Red Woods, Caroline Wateres, Meghan Andrews @ The Mint

Friday, July 12, 2013

Los Angeles Tonight (July 12, 2013)

Its Friday, the sun is shining and the sounds are sweet with the likes of Portugal. The Man at The Wiltern, Shugo Tokumaru at The Echo, Martin Solveig at Avalon and Olafur Arnalds at Masonic Lodge.  Lightning in a Bottle takes a lot of the cities bustling electronic music enthusiasts out to Lake Irvine for three consecutive days of beats, music, art, and positive vibes delivered courtesy of The Do Lab.  Tickets are largely sold out except for Sunday only passes - but if you're in on the celebration already, make sure you arrive with time to see Purity Ring tonight.  If you head to Irvine and get turned away - Slightly Stoopid and Atmosphere at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre provide a solid substitute for entertainment or you could wax nostalgic with All-4-One and Color Me Badd at the City National Grove of Anaheim.  Last but not leaset - Akron/Family play for FREE at FIG at 7th.   List of other shows below...

  • Shugo Tokumaru, Tara Jane O’Neil @ The Echo

  • The Blackeyed Soul Club, Chinese Rocks, The Mo Odds @ The Satellite

  • Martin Solveig, Brazabelle, Henry Fong, Aaron Snapes @ Avalon

  • Portugal. The Man, Avi Buffalo @ The Wiltern

  • Jaytech, Matt Lange, Darin Epsilon @ ExchangeLA

  • Eddie Barajas, Zack Hill, Torin Rea @ King King Club

  • Garden of Eden, Andy Moor, Space Rockerz, Victor Dinaire, Kevin Wild, Mr. Brooks @ Yost Theater

  • Black Flag (w/ Greg Ginn, Ron Reyes), Good For You @ The Observatory

  • Palms, Crypts @ Troubadour

  • Say Anything @ House of Blues – Sunset Strip

  • Will Magid @ One Eyed Gypsy

  • AN21, Fehrplay, Jordan V @ Create

  • Chris “Ahee” Adams, The Ferocious Few, Paul Chesne Band, Robbiefitzsimmons, Smithfield Bargain, Purity Ring, The Polish Ambassador, Miguel Migs, Bourke & The Revolving Door, Early Bird Circus, Low Volts, Marques Wyatt, A. Skillz, Lucent Dossier Experience, Emancipator, Ill-Esha, Crywolf, Random Rab, Oscure, ChrisB., Desert Dwellers, Blockhead, Black 22s, Lost Optical, Loomer, Matt Xavier, Cameron Angelo, Joplin, Psychemagik, Worthy, Christian Martin, Runson Willis, Yogi, Keaton Simons, Rose Shawan, Colin Warling, Parker Ainsworth, Hannah Lees @ Lightning in a Bottle

  • Gold Rush Kings, Cutiss King, El Prez @ On The Rox

  • Young Dubliners, Brother Sal, Nina Storey, Steel Toed Slippers @ The Roxy

  • Olafur Arnalds @ Masonic Lodge

  • Hunter Hunted, Harriet @ Skirball Center

  • Akron/Family, Peaking Lights @ FIG at 7th

  • Los Neighbors @ Levitt Pavilion MacArthur Park

  • Son Ark @ Casey’s

  • The Melodic, Song Preservation Society @ McCabe’s Guitar Shop

  • Slightly Stoopid, Atmosphere @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Irvine

  • All-4-One, Color Me Badd @ City National Grove of Anaheim

  • Colbie Caillat @ Pacific Amphitheatre

  • Sorne, Pool Party, Booker Long Duo @ The Mint

  • Big Black Cloud, Drunk Dad, 51 Drones, Roses @ The Smell

  • My Name is You, David Berkeley, Among Savages, Jared & The Mill, The Sound Committee, Adam Cullen @ Hotel Café

  • Lola, Topher Mohr, Andree Belle @ El Cid

  • Hayley Sales, Adam Shenk, Cole DeGenova

  • Electric Child, The Krooks, Jack and Rip Her, Nasty Habits, The Swirl, Silke’ Berlin @ Molly Malones

  • Whitley Heights, The Luke Mulholland Band, XY Unlimited, Martha Liz, Coffis Brothers @ Witzend

  • Bunnynose, Sexy Black & the 1%, The Regal Peaches, Johnny Rad & the Eggplants, Seaside Michael (Mike Randle), Natasha Perez & Tati, D. Whitney Quinn @ TRiP

  • Phil Shane – The One Man Legend @ Alex’s Bar

  • Ragged Jubilee, Heavy Heavy Hearts @ Harvelle’s Santa Monica

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Los Angeles Tonight (July 11, 2013)

So Jam in the Van just filmed The Melodic at High Sierra Music Festival and they were excellent, which is why I highly recommend going to check them out at The Bootleg Theater tonight. They sound a bit Mumfordish, in a good way.

Portugal. the Man and Avi Buffalo are at the House of Blues in Anaslime.

Incan Abraham trips out The Echo.

Brooklyn electro-rockers Anamanaguchi are at the Observatory. I hear if you can say the name five times fast at the door you get in for regular ticket price.

The big party tonight however is at the beach as the Santa Monica Twilight Concert Series opens up with a performance by Surfer Blood. So pack up your wine and cheese, get on your bike and head over to the pier for some fuzz rock. Remember to bring a sweater because it gets chilly.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Los Angeles Tonight (Wednesday, July 10th)

Tonight is the second night of Stanton Moore's month long residency at The Mint. He's accompanied by Will Blades and psychopath (I mean that in the best possible way) percussionist Mike Dillon. Stanton has been teaching drum clinics before the shows, so head to the Mint early to learn some tricks of the trade from one of the best in the game.

Grammy winners Amadou and Miriam bring their awesome Afro-beat vibes to the Fonda Theatre tonight.

If you want to spend your hump day laughing your ass off, head over to the Largo where Russell Brand is performing tonight.

One of Pepsi's R&B artists to watch for, Kelela, joins Inc. for a wild night at The Roxy.  We've got tickets to giveaway so mention us and @theroxy and @kelelam on twitter or email to get down on the action.  For a full list of shows - see below.

  • Them Howling Bones, Mt. Ossa, Wet & Reckless, VUM, DJ The Mega @ The Echo

  • Dub Club @ The Echoplex

  • Wisecub, Auditorium, The Man From John @ The Satellite

  • Amadou & Mariam, DJ Jeremy Sole @ Fonda Theatre

  • Bettis, White Blush, Ryan Crosby, Tigercide, Horizon @ The Codega

  • Queen Latifah, Roy Ayers @ Hollywood Bowl

  • Ana Gazzola Trio @ Pershing Square

  • Breach The Summit, The Relative Strangers & The Jesters @ The Constellation Room

  • Crash Kings (Record Release), Atomic Tom, Night Riots @ Troubadour

  • RT n the 44’s @ One Eyed Gypsy

  • KNXWLEDGE, Astronautica, Sleeve @ Low End Theory (at Airliner)

  • Inc., Kelela, Total Freedom @ The Roxy

  • Fire in the Hamptons, Faker, Ingenue @ El Cid

  • Stanton Moore, Wil Blades, Mike Dillon @ The Mint

  • Anatommy, Veterans of Future Wars, U2M3R8i0 (You-to-Me: Ratio) @ Lot 1

  • Courtaud & Bobtail, Palm Reader, Canyons, Take Pictures @ The Smell

  • Ian Ball & Friends, Appleonia, James Levy & The Blood Red Rose, Alice & the Glass Lake @ Hotel Cafe

  • The Bath Party, Mossbreaker, Earlybizrd and The Bees, Word to the Wise @ Silverlake Lounge

  • Sara Niemietz, Ciara Elizabeth, Elinor Sitrish @ Room 5

  • Mama’s Kitchin, Stamps, Project Primal, Sully @ Molly Malones

  • The Book of Fears, Naomi Greenwald, Anna Montgomery, Rebecca Zoe Leigh, Billy Kent @ Witzend

  • TRiP Tease Burlesque @ TRiP

  • House of Vibe All-Stars @ Harvelle’s Santa Monica

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Los Angeles Tonight (July 9, 2013)

Oh wow, so I see that Tokimonsta is playing with Bay Urrea freaky deaky Brooke Candy at The Echoplex...

The Blank Tapes are at The Bootleg Theater with Fletcher C. Johnson.

Rumspringa opens minds at the Harvard and Stone.

Black Crystal Wolf Kids celebrate Jeff Miller's Birthday at The Mint, along with Mind The Gap and a few more friends.  Its going to be a party!

And that'll be your Tuesday night.

Keep it heady boys and girls.

Colorforms and Choose Your Own Adventure: Tokimonsta's "Clean Slate" Video

Tokimonsta, one of the baddest B's in the production game, took her creative chops to a new level this week dropping a Choose Your Own Adventure-esque, color forms reminiscent, comic book feeling music video for "Clean Slate."  The Half Shadows single features Gavin Turek and the two of them play around on green screens while the viewer selects which creatures to populate the landscapes.  Play in Jennifer 's fantasy land here.


You can also play around with Queen Tokimonsta on Tuesday July 9th at Echoplex - where she headlines a healthy Check Yo Ponytail 2 bill that also includes Pipes, Brooke Candy and newcomer $o Japan - an emerging trap-esque producer.  It will be Toki's first LA show since her album release, and first show in the states since returning from her first Australian tour.  Don't miss out - get your tickets here!



Monday, July 8, 2013

Los Angeles Tonight (July 8, 2013)

Kick off your week with hometown heroes like Tapioca & The Flea at The Echo or the often soulful Jason Joseph & The Spectacular at The Hotel Cafe.  Recently signed Mystery Skulls drops his party on the It's A SChool Night crowd at Bardot.  For more shows see below...

  • HOTT MT, Tapioca & The Flea, Oh Boy Les Mecs, Gazoota @ The Echo

  • London Grammar, Mystery Skulls, Tropical Popsicle @ Bardot

  • Last American Buffalo, Mojo Stone, Sister Ruby Band @ The Satellite

  • Bird Mad Girl, Harmful if Swallowed, Washing Machines, Ancient Animals, Plastic Sons and the Owls @ Los Globos

  • Jason Joseph & The Spectacular, Maddy Hay, Deb  Oh & The Cavalers, Janet LaBelle @ The Hotel Café

  • Pete Holmes, Anthony Jesenik, Jaston Mantzoukas, Kurt Braunohler @ The Troubadour

  • Marques Nelson, Bixby, Lady on the Moon, Calvin Gold @ The Mint

  • Todd Rundgren, MT. OSSA @ Coach House

  • Max & The Moon @ Constellation Room

  • Nightmare Air, Happy Hollows, Terminal A @ Detroit Bar

  • Steel Panther, Kingqueen, Fire Tiger @ HOB – Sunset Strip

  • Downtown Attraction, Albert Garrett & The Bad Romantics, Brando’s Island, TB5 @ The Viper Room

  • Deep Time, Roses, Charlyne Yi @ Pehrspace

  • Dolphins N’ Shit, Gems, Darger De Mio, Our Friend the Mountain @ Lot 1 Café

  • The Absolute, Naked Walrus, Tomemitsu, Roof Beam Carpenters @ Silverlake Lounge

  • Miner, Harper Blynn, The Cerny Brothers, Tyler Lyle @ Bootleg Bar

  • Future Bible Heroes, Claudia Gonson, Shirley Simms, Christopher Ewen, Anthony Kacyznski, Luxury Liners @ Echoplex

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Los Angeles Tonight (July 5, 2013)

Recover from the fireworks, stuff down some more BBQ and then take a trip back to the 90s at either Greek Theatre or Staples Center. The latter hosts New Kids on the Block, 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men. If you're in your thirties - you danced to that 'ish at Bar Mitzvahs, don't lie! The former gets Guy, Tony! Toni! Tone!, Dru Hill, SWV and Al. B Sure. If that line up doesn't make you weak in the knees - well, you're just not a 90s soul child.

If you're into that new - catch the ludicrous vernacular of Riff Raff at The Observatory with support from Lil' Debbie or try the likes of Fartbarf, Ninja Betty & The Nunchix and more at El Cid. Keep a Friday night funky with The B Side Players at The Mint or keep it cartoonish with Bugs Bunny at The Symphony at the Hollywood Bowl.

For some more musical options - see below.

  • Go Betty Go, The Dollyrots, The Hot Toddies, The Potential Lunatics @ Troubadour

  • Steed Lord, Parallels, The Frail, Night Club @ Los Globos

  • FROTH, Black Sea, Mr. Elevator & The Brain Hotel, Mystic Rabbit @ Bootleg Bar

  • T.N.T., Gummy, Party Favor, Them Lost Boys, Cliff @ Los Globos

  • Fartbarf, Ninja Betty & The Nunchix, SpaceCream, Hampus Norlander & Topher Buckland @ El Cid

  • Guy, Tony! Toni! Tone!, Dru Hill, SWV, Al. B Sure @ Greek Theatre

  • New Kids on the Block, 98 Degress, Boyz II Men @ The Staples Center

  • Bugs Bunny at the Symphony @ Hollywood Bowl

  • Hausa, FF @ The Echoplex

  • Kid Cadaver, Batwings Catwings, Dustin & The Explosions, Manhattan Murder Mystery @ The Smell

  • The B Side Players @ The Mint

  • Whiplash @ Whisky A go Go

  • Great White, Jack Russell, Trash Cowboys, Stone Breed, Faded Sun @ Saint Rocke

  • Riff Raff, Lil’ Debbie @ The Observatory

  • Otherwise, Slater, False Puppet, Galvanized Souls, La La La Birdtime, A+ Dropouts @ Roxy Theatre

  • Linda Perhacs and Friends @ Levitt Pavilion Pasadena

Los Angeles Tonight (July 4, 2013)

It's a quiet ass night as far as music goes... I guess maybe our founding fathers wanted it that way?

At any rate, you can catch Josh Groban at the Bowl, or you can sing to yourself... Happy Independence day y'all.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Los Angeles Tonight (July 3rd, 2013)

As a handful of you readers close out your work week super early - a concert might be the perfect cocktail to enter your holiday weekend before the fireworks and BBQs commence.

There is no better place to get a funky start to the freedom festivities then to go to The Mint for the launch of Stanton Moore's residency.  The Galactic super drummer is joined by Wil Blades and Meters' guitarist Leo Nocentelli.  If you can't handle the funk, House of Vibe at Harvelle's probably won't be the right decision either.

If you're anxious for fireworks - then Hollywood Bowl for Josh Groban and LA Phil is not a bad bet.  If you prefer your explosions of the bass and trap variety - then Downlink and Etc! Etc! at Yost Theater is for you.

Last, but certainly not least, the Marley bloodline makes an appearance at Echoplex for Dub Club as Damian Marley and Stephen Marley host a night featuring Ghetto Youths Crew, Christopher Ellis, Black Am I, Jo Mensa and special guests!

For more shows see the list below:

  • Stanton Moore, Wil Blades, Leo Nocentelli  @ The Mint - $18-$20

  • Mike Kijanski, Hestyn, Bree Harlow, Katie Dayton, Dylan Starrs @ The Troubadour - $15

  • July Talk & Grounders, Orange Anima, Chris Puckett @ The Roxy - $10.50

  • Rainbow Jackson, Quiet Company, Josh Boyd 3 @ The Satellite - $8

  • Frontier Ruckus, Widower, Adam Arcuragi & Ark Life, Rebecca Marie Miller @ The Hotel Café

  • Sanglorians, Go West Young Man, Kid Cadaver @ Bootleg Bar - $10

  • Ghetto Youths Crew feat. Wayne Marshall, Christopher Ellis, Black Am I, Jo Mensa (Hosted by Damian “Jr Gong” Marley and Stephen “Ragga” Marley) + Special Guests @ The Echoplex

  • Downlink, Etc! Etc! @ Yost Theater - $15

  • The Spazmatics, Gold SOundz, Stevie G Band @ Saint Rocke

  • MC XYZ @ DragonFly

  • Josh Groban, Los Angeles Philharmonic @ Hollywood Bowl

  • Fleetwood Mac @ Staples Center

  • House of Vibe @ Harvelle’s

  • Marques Wyatt @ Del Monte Speakeasy

  • Lou Pine, Restavrant @ Silverlake Lounge (FREE)

  • Outer Minds, Dante Vs. Zombies, Death Valley Girls @ LA Fort

  • Snakebit Drifters, Mammoth Thunderpower, G.B.M.C., Stanley Lucas Revolution, The Get Down Boys, DjwwJdj (of the Growlers) @ Detroit Bar

  • Sonsoles, Casa De Calacas @ HOB – Sunset Strip

  • Whiplash, Iron Reagan, Witchaven @ Constellation Room

Los Angeles Tonight (July 2, 2013)

It's Tuesday in LA during TV offseason, here's what you can do after the sun goes down (because when the sun is up y'all need to either be at work or playing outside, stop gettin fat America)...

Outer Minds and Dante vs. Zombies take over the Observatory.  FYI they aren't real zombies, so no need to arm yourselves.

The Garden is at the Smell, those dues are quirky, there's a few other bands playing with them, def. worth $5.00, which coincidentally is the price.

Royal Teeth are cuttin  at The Troubadour.

That should keep you busy.  Stay safe.

AraabMUZIK's The Remixes Vol. 1 Streaming Now on Pitchfork

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Its Tuesday, but it already feels like the week is halfway over given that most of America is checking out of work Wednesday for an extended weekend.  Before you head out for the fireworks, BBQs and lounging by a pool or beach to cure the ails of these heat waves - check out the stream of AraabMUZIK's The Remixes Vol. 1 on Pitchfork.  

As you might expect - the MPC master freaks and reworks popular tracks and dance floor anthems, infusing them with his quintessential hip-hop swagger.  AraabMUZIK's release drops on Ultra Music on July 9th - but stream this at your celebration(s) of freedom if you want to see a little extra free expression on your patio dance floor.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Tim & Eric Promote Baauer and R.L. Grime's Tour

Purveyor of the new version of the "Harlem Shake" Baauer and the always dope R.L Grime are joining forces like Voltron to transform venues across America on their Infinite Daps Tour.

The dance craze inspiring Harry Rodriguez responsible for the #1 Billboard hit attacks the midwest to deliver his electronified hip-hop music along with Grime, legally known as Henry Steinway, who is responsible for solid remixes of Chicago MC's like Yeezy's "Mercy" and Chief Keef's "Love Sosa." Ryan Hemsworth and Jim-E Stack join to make sure the bills are healthy. The fun starts July 8th at Ottawa Blues Fest.

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Infinite Daps Tour Dates:
7/8 - Ottawa, ON - Ottawa Blues Fest
7/9 - Burlington, VT - Higher Ground
7/10 - Rochester, NY - Pearl Nightclub
7/15 - Columbus, OH - Skully's
7/16 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Smalls
7/17 - Cincinnati, OH - Bogarts
7/18 - St. Louis, MO - Old Rock House
7/19 - Lawrence, KS - The Granada Theater (w/o Baauer)
7/20 - Omaha, NE - Slowdown (w/o) (Ryan Hemsworth)