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  • The Turtle Island Quartet’s ‘Confetti Man’ is new and noteworthy

    The Turtle Island Quartet’s ‘Confetti Man’ is new and noteworthy

    Confetti Man (Azica Records, 71296) is the expansive new disc from the Grammy Award-winning Turtle Island Quartet. The 10-track disc is a brilliant mix of original compositions and arrangements that complement their string virtuosity. As the first string quartet to achieve artistic and commercial...
  • Clippers don't let preseason loss deter from party on Vegas Strip

    Clippers don't let preseason loss deter from party on Vegas Strip

    According to the Las Vegas Sun, the Los Angeles Clippers didn’t let a preseason loss alter their plans to enjoy the sights and sounds of the Vegas Strip on Saturday night. A group that included most of the team’s roster dined at the Venetian’s Tao restaurant after losing to the Denver Nuggets (2-...
  • LA Galaxy give up two-goal lead and tie 2-2 with Seattle Sounders

    LA Galaxy give up two-goal lead and tie 2-2 with Seattle Sounders

    The LA Galaxy gave up a two-goal lead and tied with the Seattle Sounders 2-2 on Sunday evening at the StubHub Center, which was the last game of regular season at home for the Angeleno team. The Galaxy has to play in Seattle for the last game of the regular season and must win in order to have the...
  • Lady Antebellum to touch down in Hollywood with '747'

    Lady Antebellum to touch down in Hollywood with '747'

    It doesn’t take long, after digging into a new Lady Antebellum album, to discover how Hillary Scott is this trio’s best vocal asset. The way she can take a relatively simplistic song like “Bartender” and invest it with so much emotional pain is a gift not possessed by many. Her lead vocal on the...
  • Gabriel Iglesias performing at the Nokia Theater

    Gabriel Iglesias performing at the Nokia Theater

    Celebrity comedian Gabriel Iglesias will embark on an international 19-city tour starting October 25 and ending on January 21 in Boston Massachusetts. The aggressively funny comedian is known professionally as Gabriel Iglesias and comically as Fluffy, the hilarious comedian, voice over artists and...
  • 'Anything Goes' with Florida Georgia Line

    'Anything Goes' with Florida Georgia Line

    The best song Jason Aldean’s ever recorded, “Black Tears,” also includes Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard’s name in the writing credits. It’s such a beautiful, tender work about the unseen hard life of a stripper. It’s also a rare sensitive moment for Aldean, and reveals an insightful and...
  • Daniel Amos provides a double dose of 'Doppelganger'

    Daniel Amos provides a double dose of 'Doppelganger'

    With the rerelease of Daniel Amos’ Doppelganger in its 17-cut deluxe version, this listener in 2014 is awestruck by just how ahead-of-its time the 1983 albums sounds –even today. At the time of its original conception, it was rare to hear somebody within the church criticizing the outlandish...
  • Big & Rich attempts to defy 'Gravity'

    Big & Rich attempts to defy 'Gravity'

    Unlike most of the big hit makers in country music these days, Big & Rich is also known for being a duo of topnotch songwriters. With Gravity, the pair sounds like they’ve may just have hit the jackpot because a lot of these songs sound like they could also be radio hits. The album’s title track...
  • Christopher Owens presents 'A New Testament' in his recording career

    Christopher Owens presents 'A New Testament' in his recording career

    Steve Martin often sings a song with his bluegrass band talking about how there are no really good songs for atheists to sing. Perhaps Christopher Owens (formerly of the group Girls) might now have the musical solution for Mr. Martin. On his brand new A New Testament album, he opens with a roof...
  • Best of Street celebrates the street musicians of New Orleans

    Best of Street celebrates the street musicians of New Orleans

    It's probably easy for music reviewers to become jaded even though they constantly get to hear new music that they would not encounter otherwise. The trouble is that reviewers receive a lot of music that sounds like a lot of other music. That being said, sometimes as a writer you come across...
  • Esa-Pekka Salonen to conduct the LA Phil orchestra at Walt Disney Concert Hall

    Esa-Pekka Salonen to conduct the LA Phil orchestra at Walt Disney Concert Hall

    Whether it’s classical, jazz, world music or beyond, a concert presented by the LA Phil at the Walt Disney Concert Hall is always a great music experience. So you can be sure the when the LA Phil’s Conductor Laureate Esa-Pekka Salonen leads the LA Philharmonic orchestra in a program of Beethoven and...
  • Hip-hop and R&B concerts not to be missed in L.A. this November

    Hip-hop and R&B concerts not to be missed in L.A. this November

    The music industries most popular mainstream and independent artist will perform at the House of Blues, The Wiltern Theatre, El Rey Theatre, Staples Center, Saban Theatre, Club Nokia and the Hollywood Palladium in November. Starting on November 6, The Underachievers & Flatbush ZOMBIES will...
  • Robbie Rogers of the LA Galaxy success in and out the field

    Robbie Rogers of the LA Galaxy success in and out the field

    Robbie Rogers of the LA Galaxy has made his own mark as defender for the Angeleno team this year. On top of that, Rogers has also been able to expand his success outside the field with a sitcom show, a book, and his own clothing line. As reported on Saturday, Rogers has made his mark as true...
  • Afrojack, Steve Aoki & Tydi performing at the Hollywood Palladium Halloween

    Afrojack, Steve Aoki & Tydi performing at the Hollywood Palladium Halloween

    Grammy award-winning producer and DJ, Afrojack, will join AMP Radio for their Halloween Masquerade party at the Hollywood Palladium on October 30. The 26-year-old EDM DJ has been on a 18-city international and domestic tour since the beginning of October promoting his latest album, Forget The World...
  • Last day to catch Gossling, Solander and Big Phony at Culture Collide LA

    Last day to catch Gossling, Solander and Big Phony at Culture Collide LA

    If you are looking to take in some great independent music from around the world, be sure to get your wristbands for Culture Collide LA which presents its biggest and last day today. The three-day festival featuring 60 bands kicked off in the afternoon on Thurs., Oct 16 with a keynote welcome by the...
  • The Miguel Zenón Quartet returns to The Edye, Nov. 15

    The Miguel Zenón Quartet returns to The Edye, Nov. 15

    The Miguel Zenón Quartet will perform at The Edye within the Santa Monica Performing Arts Center on November 15, 2014, at 8 p.m. The 37-year-old multiple Grammy nominee, Guggenheim and MacArthur Fellow, Miguel Zenón is considered one of the most innovative alto saxophonists of his generation and...
  • The Fall Festival takes place at the L.A. farmers market

    The Fall Festival takes place at the L.A. farmers market

    Well, fall is officially upon us. The temperatures are finally less than 90 degrees and Halloween is only a couple weeks away. What better way to jump into fall than with a fall festival at the Los Angeles farmers market? This isn't a gig where just one or two bands will play. This is an all-day...
  • Brooklyn's Underachievers performing in LA November drops Clockwork mixtape

    Brooklyn's Underachievers performing in LA November drops Clockwork mixtape

    The Flatbush avenue hip-hop duo, The Underachievers, will perform at the Fonda Theater in Los Angeles next month, while travelling on a 40 –city tour across the United States and Canada. Starting Saturday, the group will kick off their tour at the Majestic Theatre in Madison, Wisconsin and ending a...
  • Hollywood Music in Media awards 2014 nominee selections

    Hollywood Music in Media awards 2014 nominee selections

    The Hollywood Music in Media Awards will celebrate their fifth annual ceremony on Tuesday, November 4 at the Fonda Theater in downtown Los Angeles. Hollywood Music in Media award ceremony is for the brightest behind the scenes creatives furnishing the most compelling music arrangements in film...
  • LA Galaxy fans invited to participate in Landon Donovan's last game

    LA Galaxy fans invited to participate in Landon Donovan's last game

    The LA Galaxy has invited the Angeleno team’s fans to participate in Landon Donovan’s last regular season home game. The last home match of regular season for the Los Angeles Galaxy and the last ever for Donovan will be played this Sunday against in a classic bout against the Seattle Sounders FC. As...
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