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Showcase: The Vim Dicta @ Hotel Cafe (03/27/14)

10 Apr

The Vim Dicta @ The Hotel Cafe (03/27/14)

The secret world of “psychogroove”, after the break…

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Spotlight Saturday: “Lay Me Down (Acoustic)” by Sam Smith

22 Mar

This song is pure love.

His voice still haunts my dreams since I heard it, for the first time, last Monday night.  Our B4M SXSW Team experienced it first hand at Haven, which probably sounded like heaven.  The entire room was silent, chills running up & down their spines, as Sam Smith’s angelic voice mesmerized all within.  #sxswregrets.  He’s now one of the big successes of the festival. Congratulations Sam!

Expect a similar sound as James Blake (minus the autotune) or even Emeli Sande.  I prefer this raw, acoustic to the enhanced studio version sorry to say.  Pure, unfiltered, perfect sound.  Look how far the m************ is away from the mic!  Holy crap!  (Sorry…inconceivable?)

Sam’s debut EP — Niravana — is out now.  Stream it by clicking the link.  Just warning you, it’s more pop than you’d think.  Mainstream producers.  Let the birdy sing…your mouth will drop.  Speech obliterated.

sam smith lay me down single cover hd



Showcase: Allen Stone w/ Jessica Hernandez @ The Echo (02/20/14)

26 Feb

Allen Stone & Jessica Hernandez @ The Echo (02/20/14)

The return of Allen Stone, after the break…

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1st Song of the Day: “Dead Leaves & The Dirty Ground” by The White Stripes

30 Jan

Comic book Wednesday rallied me into such a White Stripes kind of mood.  The ambiance music was a Black Keys Playlist on iHeartRadio, sprinkled in by some White Family players.  It was all I wanted to listen to this A.M. This  –  “Dead Leaves & The Dirty Ground” found on the Stripes’ third studio LP, White Blood Cells — embodies everything I loved about their classic sounds.  From the ominous strings to the wailing vocals.  Perfect fpr a cold winter January morning on the west coast.

Today is gonna be a long on because not only is Wing Night happening…but our only January Showcase is going down at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.  Some kick ass Jazz Band is who I’ll be writing about.  I felt disappointed with my performance as a blogger in 2013.  The adventures were great, the stories went on, and didn’t have the time to share all of the with you dear readers.  What I learned is I can’t really promise anything in 2014.  What will happen will happen.  Balance is important and on my Libra scale I’ve been weighing Professional over Personal and even more over Hobby.  I will have fun.

For tonight I hang out with Dead Leaves & Dirty Ground.

Showcase: John Mayer & Phillip Phillips @ The Hollywood Bowl (10/05/13)

7 Oct

John Mayer & Phillip Phillips @ The Hollywood Bowl (10/05/13)

We burned like a wildfire last night at the Bowl with John Mayer & Phillip Phillips, after the break!

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Showcase: Raquel Rodriquez & The Big Guys @ The Mint (08/31/13)

2 Sep

Raquel Rodriquez & The Big Guys @ The Mint (08/31/13)

Raquel Rodríguez y los grandes hacen que rebote, #aftethebreak…

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Showcase: Jamie N Commons @ The Troubadour (08/14/13)

2 Sep

Jamie N Commons @ The Troubadour (08/14/13)

A  SXSW Showcase encore from our home court, #afterthebreak…

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Showcase: Robert Randolph & The Family Band @ The House of Blues (07/19/13)

2 Sep

Robert Randolph And The Family Band & The Record Company @ House of Blues - Sunset (07/19/13)

The long forgotten July ‘Family’ showcase gets it’s jazzy due, #afterthebreak…

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Showcase: Hoobastank @ The Whisky A Go-Go (08/02/13)

5 Aug

Whisky a go go sign

Hoobastank’s Sunset Strip Homecoming, after the break…

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Showcase: Pickwick @ The Getty (07/13/13)

17 Jul

Pickwick @ The Getty (07/13/13)

The mist & the soul take over the Getty, after the break!

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