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  • The Choir returns with a wonderful new album

    The Choir returns with a wonderful new album

    Onetime Southern California favorite The Choir returns with a strong effort in their new album, Shadow Weaver. Once again, this full-length mostly features the winning combination of Steve Hindalong’s almost uncomfortably honest lyrics matched to semi-psychedelic musical beds expertly created by...
  • Grammy Museum debuts new exhibits, collects Rihanna's autographed LAPD Phone

    Grammy Museum debuts new exhibits, collects Rihanna's autographed LAPD Phone

    Whether you're from Los Angeles or just passing through the City of Angels, there are certain landmarks and attractions that you must see. The Grammy Museum at L.A. Live is one of those attractions that gives you several reasons why Los Angeles is known for entertainment and breaking a lot of...
  • Yelle Brings their Je Ne Sais Quoi to School Night at Bardot

    Yelle Brings their Je Ne Sais Quoi to School Night at Bardot

    If Hollywood is one of your favorite haunts, you are probably familiar with the weekly club night held at Bardot every Monday called School Night. Taking place in both Los Angeles on Monday nights and New York on Sunday nights, School Night features everyone from local up-and-comers to...
  • Band of Skulls deliver the goods at The Observatory

    Band of Skulls deliver the goods at The Observatory

    English rockers Band of Skulls took the stage Tuesday night to a deafening roar, as Southern California fans flocked to The Observatory to hear an undeniably powerful sound. Any savvy concert-goer who frequents this venue knows that the 405 freeway is a nightmare past 11 p.m., so to make the trip on...
  • Jane Monheit duets with Michael Kanan at Catalina’s June 12-14

    Jane Monheit duets with Michael Kanan at Catalina’s June 12-14

    Since emerging as a finalist at age 20 in the Thelonious Monk Institute’s 1998 jazz vocals competition, Jane Monheit has been a leading light in both the jazz and cabaret worlds. A 1999 graduate of the Manhattan School of Music, Jane earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Music and received the...
  • Walking With Dinosaurs tour coming to Los Angeles' Staples Center

    Walking With Dinosaurs tour coming to Los Angeles' Staples Center

    The popular Walking with Dinosaurs: The Arena Spectacular show is making its way to the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Residents will get the opportunity to go back in time to see what life was like millions of years ago when more than 10 species of dinosaurs walked the earth. Taking us back to our...
  • The Sugar Daddys play Mission Tobacco Lounge on May 23

    The Sugar Daddys play Mission Tobacco Lounge on May 23

    Southern California is sort of an unofficial home for rockabilly. After all, classic bands like The Blasters and countless others have called southern California home. Plus, it's not unusual in southern California to find the classic cars that a lot of rockabilly artists sing about. Therefore it's...
  • Roll The Tanks to play four Los Angeles shows in one day

    Roll The Tanks to play four Los Angeles shows in one day

    Some bands play two shows the day of a gig: a smaller, usually acoustic set at a record store or coffee shop and the main show at a larger venue at night. But for Los Angeles band Roll The Tanks, two shows seemed like child's play, so they doubled it, booking four sets on May 27. While not a world...
  • Guy, Tony! Toni! Toné! and four more R&B hitmakers you can’t miss in concert

    Guy, Tony! Toni! Toné! and four more R&B hitmakers you can’t miss in concert

    Guy and Tony! Toni! Toné! are coming to the Nokia Theatre on Friday, May 30th. And this performance is certain to bring the house down. Both groups' resumes are beyond impressive with most artists dreaming to get a piece of the spotlight these R&B icons once had. The R&B sensation Tony...
  • Los Angeles-based artists pay tribute to George Duke at Playboy Jazz Festival

    Los Angeles-based artists pay tribute to George Duke at Playboy Jazz Festival

    “Celebrating George Duke!” starring Al Jarreau and Stanley Clarke, with Ndugu Chancler, Paul Jackson Jr., Byron Miller and more, will happen on Saturday, June 14 at the Hollywood Bowl during the 36th Annual Playboy Jazz Festival. With musical direction by John Beasley, the tribute to the late...
  • Jeff Colella and Putter Smith's 'Lotus Blossom' unfolds with purity and beauty

    Jeff Colella and Putter Smith's 'Lotus Blossom' unfolds with purity and beauty

    Titling an album “Lotus Blossom” immediately conjures up thoughts of this lovely flower that is known in the mythology of three major cultures to be associated with such virtues as rebirth, purity, beauty, fertility, spirituality and eternity. Those qualities are inherent in the new release by Los...
  • Chuck Mead plays Orange County and Los Angeles this week

    Chuck Mead plays Orange County and Los Angeles this week

    Chuck Mead was one of the founding members of BR549, an alt-country band that was nominated for Grammys and won a CMA Award. His new album is called "Free State Serenade." He discusses the new album, the good things coming out of Nashville and what he likes about touring southern California. Axs.com...
  • Lior Rosner releases his first classical music recording on Bridge Records

    Lior Rosner releases his first classical music recording on Bridge Records

    One of Hollywood’s most prolific film and television music composers has released his first classical music recording on Bridge Records. Titled "Awake and Dream," the five- track program features soprano Janai Brugger, violinist Katia Popov, pianist Steven Vanhauwaert and The Hollywood Studio...
  • Five new shows added to The Observatory: RL Grime, Owl John, and more

    Five new shows added to The Observatory: RL Grime, Owl John, and more

    The Observatory is the premiere music venue in Orange County, offering every genre of music at reasonable prices. This week, they've announced a few new shows that should get people in the building. Stiff Little Fingers - Tuesday, September 2nd Up first is the 1970's punk outfit from Ireland known...
  • Los Angeles-based artist John Daversa will appear with his Small band during Jazz at LACMA's concert series on August 1, 2014.

    Jazz at LACMA’s concert series features local and international jazz virtuosos

    The Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s Music Department presents their annual Jazz at LACMA series through Friday, September 26, 2014. The weekly concerts start at 6:00 p.m. With more than 20 successful anniversaries now celebrated, the series features leading international and local jazz ensembles...
  • 'Love in the City' cast meet and greet fans at LA viewing party

    'Love in the City' cast meet and greet fans at LA viewing party

    Saturday night the cast of "Love and the City" came out to Philippe Chow in Beverly Hills on Saturday, May 17, 2014 for a viewing party of their latest episode on OWN and to show some love to their fans. The event was hosted by Eyelash Guru, Ja'Maal Buster. Many beauty professionals and friends of...
  • LA Kings flatline Ducks and move on towards Blackhawks

    LA Kings flatline Ducks and move on towards Blackhawks

    The Los Angeles Kings crushed the Anaheim Ducks 6-2 in Game 7 of the Freeway Faceoff playoff Series at Honda Center on Friday night. The Kings opened up the first period on a scoring tandem from Justin Williams, Jeff Carter, for the early 3-0 lead, as Jonathan Quick made 25 saves on the night. "We...
  • BET Experience debuts Centric TV’s 'The Next Comedy All-Star' show

    BET Experience debuts Centric TV’s 'The Next Comedy All-Star' show

    This year BET’s Experience will feature affiliate, Centric TV’s, “The Next Comedy All-Star” show on June 28 in addition to their ComicView Live event. "The Next Comedy All-Star" show will debut its first event at the BET Experience and its third show over-all. The hilariously funny, raw and multi...
  • Merle Jagger plays instrumental country that will get you moving

    Merle Jagger plays instrumental country that will get you moving

    When you visit the Merle Jagger website, you'll see that the band advertises itself as "Guitar Hero meets the red dirt circuit." The Guitar Hero reference is pretty self-explanatory while the red dirt circuit part of the description is probably a little more subtle. Essentially what it means is that...
  • Kill The Zo get low at Hollywood Palladium

    Kill The Zo get low at Hollywood Palladium

    In the dance music world, back to back (or B2B) is one of the more sought after moments in the live arena. You get the best of both worlds as two guys play a mixture of each other's material to a stoked crowd. With the Kill The Zo tour, both Kill The Noise (aka Jake Stanczak) and Matan "Mat Zo...
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