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Regina Spektor Releases Official Audio Of New Song “Bleeding Heart” NEW MUSIC: Regina Spektor's "Bleeding Heart"

It’s been almost over four years since Regina Spektor released her last album, “What We Saw From The Cheap Seats”, and her fans a restless for new music from the acclaimed alternative singer-songwriter. On September 30th, she is set to return with her seventh full-length, studio album “Remember Us To Life”. With entirely new songs written […]

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Sway Calloway Learns About The “Fishing Blues” With Atmosphere on Lake Minnetonka

For the past 20 years, Atmosphere have been rocking stages with their underground and indie-rap following. On August 12th on Rhymesayers, this Minneapolis duo of Ant and Slug will be releasing their ninth studio album: Fishing Blues. The album boasts 18 tracks featuring music produced by the group and featured guest performances by DOOM, Aesop Rock, Kool Keith, The […]

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Classixx at KRCW/Annenberg's "Sound In Focus" 7/16/16. Photo by Derrick K. Lee, Esq. (@Methodman13)

Classixx Warms Up The “Sound In Focus” Crowd With Their Infectious Dance Grooves REVIEW+PHOTOS: Classixx at KCRW/Annenberg's "Sound In Focus" 7/16/16

CLICK HERE FOR OUR COMPLETE COVERAGE OF THIS YEARS SOUND IN FOCUS CONCERT SERIES On June 3, 2016, Classixx released their sophomore album; the very adventurous “Faraway Reach”. Known for producing tracks that are heavy on the groove, Classixx has taken it a step further with “Faraway Reach”, incorporating and bending genres beyond the techno-disco vibes from their […]

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BØRNS at Santa Monica Pier's Twilight Concert 7/14/16 [Borns]. Photo by Derrick K. Lee, Esq. (@Methodman13)

BØRNS Gives Pleasure To His Fans With His Dopamine At Twilight Concerts REVIEW+PHOTOS: BØRNS at Santa Monica Pier's Twilight Concert 7/14/16

CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT THE REST OF OUR COVERAGE OF SANTA MONICA PIER’S TWILIGHT CONCERT SERIES Social media platforms. You either love them, or you hate them, but it goes without saying that hopeful recording artists use them with the hopes of going viral and getting noticed. In today’s marketplace, a simple Tweet can make or […]

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Porches at Santa Monica Pier's Twilight Concert 7/14/16. Photo by Derrick K. Lee, Esq. (@Methodman13)

Porches Express Their Gratitude With Solid Twilight Concert Performance REVIEW+PHOTOS: Porches at Santa Monica Pier's Twilight Concert 7/14/16

CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT THE REST OF OUR COVERAGE OF SANTA MONICA PIER’S TWILIGHT CONCERT SERIES Opening for BØRNS was the New York-based Indie Rock band, Porches. Its founder, Aaron Maine, has explored many music styles throughout his career, but with Porches’ latest album, “Pool”, he uses the indie electronic genre as its foundation and utilizes elements of […]

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Gavin Turek at Into the Night: Summer SOULstice @ the Skirball 7/8/16. Photo by Derrick K. Lee, Esq. (@Methodman13)

Gavin Turek Sparkles “Into The Night” At The Skirball Cultural Center REVIEW+PHOTOS: Gavin Truek at Into the Night: Summer SOULstice @ the Skirball 7/8/16

If there is an up and coming artist that you want launching a summer concert series, you can’t do much better than selecting  Gavin Turek for that honor. This multitalented artist knows how to put on a show, and her exuberance was on full display at the Skirball Cultural Center kicking off its 20th year of summer concerts. The […]

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Open Mike Eagle at Into the Night: Summer SOULstice @ the Skirball 7/8/16. Photo by Derrick K. Lee, Esq. (@Methodman13)

Open Mike Eagle Waxed Poetic at Skirball Cultural Center’s Summer SOULstice REVIEW+PHOTOS: Open Mike Eagle at Into the Night: Summer SOULstice @ the Skirball 7/8/16

Opening for Gavin Turek at the Skirball Cultural Center’s Into the Night: Summer SOULstice concert was Chicago born, but Los Angeles based, rapper Michael Eagle II p/k/a “Open Mike Eagle”. Known for his clever lyrics and wry sense of humor, Open Mike Eagle is a rapper who has earned his stripes in the underground hip-hop scene. A very prominent […]

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Mayer Hawthorne at Santa Monica Pier's Twilight Concert 7/7/16. Photo by Derrick K. Lee, Esq. (@Methodman13)

Mayer Hawthorne Kicks Off Twilight Concerts With Soulful Performance REVIEW+PHOTOS: Mayer Hawthorne at Santa Monica Pier's Twilight Concert 7/7/16

CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT THE REST OF OUR COVERAGE OF SANTA MONICA PIER’S TWILIGHT CONCERT SERIES Earlier this year, Mayer Hawthorne release his album “Man About Town”; an album that focused more on the retro soul vibes of his first two albums rather than his Steely Dan-esque album “Where Does This Door Go”. The modern day croon […]

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Alina Baraz at Santa Monica Pier's Twilight Concert 7/7/16. Photo by Derrick K. Lee, Esq. (@Methodman13)

Alina Baraz Kicks Off The Twilight Concert Series With Sultry Vibes REVIEW+PHOTOS: Alina Baraz at Santa Monica Pier's Twilight Concert 7/7/16

CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT THE REST OF OUR COVERAGE OF SANTA MONICA PIER’S TWILIGHT CONCERT SERIES Cleveland Ohio has been in the national headlines recently because of the success of Lebron James and the Cavaliers, but I’ll bet you that they’ll soon have another reason to be proud: Alina Baraz. This Cleveland native, who now resides in […]

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2016 Santa Monica Pier Twilight Concert Sesries. Photo by Derrick K. Lee, Esq. (@Methodman13)

The Santa Monica Pier’s Free Twilight Concert Series Brings Out The Masses HOME PAGE: Santa Monica Pier's 2016 Twilight Concert Series

SCROLL DOWN TO SEE THIS SUMMER’s ENTIRE TWILIGHT CONCERT LINE-UP! On July 7, the Santa Monica Pier hosted its first concert of it’s annual Twilight Concert Series, and it was a sight to behold. I have covered the Santa Monica Pier Twilight Concerts for the past four years, and never before have I ever seen a turnout like […]

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