Show Review: Demrick @ The Mime

Catch him at The So-Cal Stoners Cup this Saturday!

February 2nd, 2017
Kimberly Quitzon
Category: Review

A small green light shone outside The Mime for a 420-friendly event called The Green Room, and LA rapper Demrick headlined the show to help bring fans together for an intimate smoke out sesh with aspiring DJs and hip-hop artists.
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Show Review: Great Good Fine Ok @ The Troubadour

The duo puts on a space-themed dance party

January 25th, 2017
Zein Khleif
Category: Review

Luke Moellman walked on stage in a makeshift astronaut suit: white jeans, white shoes, and a puffy white jacket with sewn-on patches. He began with a fade-in, synth heavy intro on his MalletKat and keyboard. Moellman played as his GGFO co-founder, Jon Sander, and their bandmates walked on stage one at a time. First came Danny Wolf, drummer extraordinaire, and then guitarist Carey Clayton. Sander walked on last, equipped with two fistfuls of glow-sticks, which he promptly threw into the crowd.
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Show Review: Migos @ The Novo

Star-studded special guests take the stage

January 21st, 2017
Kimberly Quitzon
Category: Review

Atlanta’s very own hip-hop trio Migos performed to a sold-out venue at The Novo on Wednesday. The group’s rappers Quavo, Takeoff, and Offset had fans lit off their number one single “Bad and Boujee” from their upcoming sophomore album Culture, releasing January 27th.
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Show Review: Islands @ Hollywood Forever Cemetery

10th anniversary show of 2006’s Return to the Sea

December 8th, 2016
Kyle B. Smith
Category: Review

Considering the cemetery setting, there was a quite a bit of festivity in the air Friday night at Hollywood Forever’s Masonic Lodge where Islands appeared to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the release of their first album, Return to the Sea. Given Islands’ birth in LA, many friendly characters in the crowd, and a “remember when?” themed slide show, there was a high school reunion feeling to the proceedings.
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Show Review: James Vincent McMorrow @ The Wiltern

Irish neo-soul at its finest

December 6th, 2016
Kyle B. Smith
Category: Review

Irish neo-soul. Cognitive dissonance? Sure, but also a reality that was validated when James Vincent McMorrow ended the US tour in support of We Move on Thursday night at The Wiltern.
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Show Review: YG @ The Wiltern

Red Bull Sound Select brings Bompton to LA

Kimberly Quitzon
Category: Review

30 Days In LA had the party going for YG at The Wiltern for Day 29. Opening acts Tasha the Amazon and Finding Novyon built the energy with performances of their latest tracks, before YG made a grand entrance and brought out surprise guests DJ Mustard and G-Eazy to join the party.
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Show Review: Mondo Cozmo @ Hotel Cafe

Pop mystique meets Philly scrap and hustle

December 5th, 2016
Kyle B. Smith
Category: Review

Who is Mondo Cozmo?

Despite producing a couple of über catchy songs that wasted no time rising to the ranks of cyclical inclusion in the rarified and coveted air of KCRW’s playlists, Mondo Cozmo (aka Joshua Ostrander) seems enveloped in a certain mystique.
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Show Review: Jhene Aiko @ Avalon Hollywood

Chris Brown, Big Sean, and Vince Staples show up!

November 28th, 2016
Kimberly Quitzon
Category: Review

Red Bull’s Sound Select 30 Days in LA set all the vibes for Jhene Aiko’s performance at the Avalon in Hollywood. Swedish-based singer Cherrie warmed up fans with her unique and cultural sound before Chicago singer Eryn Allen Kane brought powerful soul to the stage, her strong presence giving wild energy to a previously mellow crowd.
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Show Review: Sturgill Simpson @ The Wiltern

Sturgill defies genres with honesty and attitude

November 22nd, 2016
Kyle B. Smith
Category: Review

Sturgill Simpson took to The Wiltern Wednesday for the second show of an impressive two-night stand in support of A Sailor’s Guide to Earth. The performance, much like Simpson’s excellent new concept album cum letter to his newborn son, defied genres with an outlaw’s straightforward, don’t-give-a-shit attitude.
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Show Review: Dej Loaf @ The Regent Theater

30 Days in LA brings Detroit’s finest to LA

November 21st, 2016
Kimberly Quitzon
Category: Review

Red Bull Sound Select brought Dej Loaf to the Regent Theater for day 18 of 30 Days in LA. The Detroit rapper, famous for her song “Try Me,” had special guests come through and turned the place up.
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