Top 5 Upcoming Hip-Hop Concerts In LA

Check out some low-key shows in town

February 10th, 2016
Kimberly Quitzon
Category: News, Staff Pick
Joey Badass lead

Now that 2016 is in full swing, tons of artists are out of tour, with many stopping by LA in the next few months. Check out the hip-hop shows hitting our fair city that I think you’d be crazy to miss.
Continue reading…

Ashlee’s “I Don’t Need No Man” Playlist!

Escaping the Valentine’s Day blues through music

Ashlee Burke
Category: News, Staff Pick
beyonce pretty hurts

Being single on Valentine’s Day can be a drag, especially with hearts on every store window and couples being extra affectionate. In fact, if I have to stand behind one more couple groping each other and making out in line at Starbucks…well, let’s face it, I won’t do anything other than shoot daggers at their lucky, love bubble-ensconced, happily ignorant backs while stalking my ex on Twitter.
Continue reading…

RIP Maurice White, Founder of Earth, Wind & Fire

This guy left us with some serious hits

Anthony Marks
Category: News
maurice white

Maurice White, singer and founder of Earth, Wind & Fire, has died, but he leaves behind one hell of a legacy.
Continue reading…

Show Review: Shook Ones @ The Lost Room

Seattle punks tear apart The Lost Room

February 9th, 2016
Lex Voight
Category: Review
ShookOnes_LostRoom_LexVoight2016-16 copy copy

For having released only a handful of records, Shook Ones have managed to build a fervent following. When you take a formula laid down by Kid Dynamite and perfect it, however, it’s easy to see why. This weekend the group played The Lost Room in LA, putting on a riotously fun set and bringing some serious up-and-comers with them in the mysterious Creative Adult and the absolutely blistering Super Unison.
Continue reading…

Play This Playlist: The Best Of J Dilla

Hip-hop producer lives on through his music

Kristen Meza
Category: Staff Pick, Video
j dilla by Roger Erickson

J Dilla (aka Jay Dee) was one of the most influential hip-hop producers/artists coming up in the ’90s, working with such incredible acts as A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Erykah Badu, The Roots, and The Pharcyde. Sadly, the world lost Jay Dee to a rare blood disease on February 10, 2006, but his memory was celebrated this past weekend in Miami, FL with the second annual J Dilla Weekend.
Continue reading…

Show Review: Unknown Mortal Orchestra @ The Fonda

Band headlines sold-out show in Hollywood

Sean Kramer
Category: Review
UMO review

Since the release of last year’s excellent Multi-Love, Unknown Mortal Orchestra has enjoyed even more exposure via a slew of favorable press mentions, high-profile television spots, and a show that has earned the group a well-deserved reputation as a band that must be seen live. It’s hard to believe that just five years ago, UMO was little more than a loose concept that only existed via a single non-hyped Bandcamp release.
Continue reading…

Preview: Self Help Fest 2016

San Bernardino fest brings out the big guns

Lex Voight
Category: News
self help festival

For its third iteration on March 19, 2016, Self Help Fest is bringing out the big guns. Not only are festival founders A Day To Remember taking over headlining duties (after a one-year break that saw Sleeping With Sirens and Pierce The Veil take over), but the almighty, incredible Underøath is staging its triumphant return from hiatus with the They’re Only Chasing Safety-era lineup.
Continue reading…

Beyonce Announces World Tour

“Formation” stadium tour coming this summer

Mary Bonney
Category: Lead Story, News
tumblr_inline_o27heiKnAQ1qzr0vw_540

Beyoncé has proven time and time again she is a pop star unlike the rest. Last year, Queen Bey dropped an incredible self-titled album complete with dazzlingly music videos to accompany each slickly produced track with no notice, and she is back at it in 2016, surprising fans with a new single “Formation” and another powerful music video this past weekend.
Continue reading…