Atmosphere at the Wiltern

God (and LA) loves Atmosphere

August 21st, 2017
Lex Voight
Category: News, Photo Gallery

Atmosphere may self-deprecatingly label themselves “dad rap,” but this past friday night at the Wiltern, the legendary underground hip hop duo proved these dads still do it better than any of the young whippersnappers who have come after them.
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The Weeknd at the Grammy Museum

The Weeknd seduces the Grammy Museum

August 18th, 2017
Lex Voight
Category: News, Photo Gallery

Somewhere in between being one of the biggest names in music at the moment, selling millions of records, and writing hits, R&B superstar The Weeknd stopped in for a sold-out show at the Grammy Museum.
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Portugal. The Man @ The Hollywood Palladium

Live photos of Portugal. The Man

August 2nd, 2017
David Valera

Smoke, laser beams and projections filled The Hollywood Palladium as Portugal. The Man completed their two day stay in Los Angeles. Frontman John Gourley and the rest of the Alaskan natives electrified the crowd with songs from their latest release Woodstock.
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Gallery: FYF Fest 2017

Live photos from FYF Fest 2017

July 25th, 2017
David Valera

L.A.’s backyard festival FYF Fest took place July 21-23 at Exposition Park. The tightly curated festival featured a cross pollination of music to feed everyone’s soul. The 3-day festival featured performances by Frank Ocean, Missy Elliott, Nine Inch Nails, Björk, Anderson.Paak, & the Free Nationals, A Tribe Called Quest, Solange and Iggy Pop. The undercard was just as impressive as the headliners and not to be ignored.

Have a look at the festival photos and if you were there, tell us about your favorite moment from the “best weekend of summer”.

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Sheryl Crow @ The Grammy Museum

Wednesday Night Music Club

June 9th, 2017
Lex Voight
Category: News, Photo Gallery

It would be difficult to find a more successful, influential, or prolific female pop rock musician of the last several years than Sheryl Crow. The 55 year old rock n’ roll legend stopped by the Grammy museum this past Wednesday for a candid look at her recently released 9th record and a short performance featuring her biggest hits.
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Strange 80’s @ The Fonda

A cornucopia of stars for Sweet Relief

May 19th, 2017
Lex Voight

This past weekend was a star-studded benefit for Sweet Relief, a non profit seeking to provide healthcare for career musicians. Covering all the biggest hits of the 80’s, performers like Tenacious D, Weird Al, Sarah Silverman, Taking Back Sunday, Anberlin, Slipknot, Velvet Revolver and tons more all put on a night to remember at the Fonda.
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Photo Gallery: Kiian’s “Beverly Hell” Music Video

Exclusive behind-the-scenes of the making-of

May 4th, 2017
David Fisch

Last week, Los Angeles held it’s first ever “La La Land” Day, in no doubt a nod to the recent Oscar-winning film about two loving souls making out their dreams in the City of Angels. Treacle as that is, no fear: the same week also saw the release of single “Beverly Hell” from an upcoming record by LA’s own and up-and-coming Kiian. The single practically takes the very idea of “La La Land” Day and tells it to shove it, exploring the irony of a city that produces hopes and dreams also manifests the unsightly depression and social anxiety that often comes with it.

The track is pop production on ultra, with vocals on full effect and warmth synths and crisp percussion. It lines right along with what you might expect from the “pretty people” Kiian writes about, but his lyrics juxtapose in a way that they’re sometimes hard to swallow. I’ve always held the notion that people who actually originate from LA can see right through the glam and masquerade that the city is often portrayed as, and seeing as how Kiian is a fellow Angeleno, he offers up a cynical and quite on-point view of a city that’s mostly seen through a glass prism.

You can listen to “Beverly Hell” below, ahead of the release of a music video in the near future. I was on-set in the Valley to capture some exclusive candid moments with Kiian and the filmmakers, which you can view in our gallery below.