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Warpaint at Santa Monica Pier's Twilight Concerts 8/17/17. Photo by Derrick K. Lee, Esq. (@Methodman13) for

Warpaint Casts A Dream Like Spell On Twilight Concerts [PHOTOS] REVIEW+PHOTOS: WARPAINT @ TWILIGHT CONCERTS 8/17/17

Santa Monica, CA- When Warpaint released their third studio album (“Heads  Up”) in late 2016, the buzz for them was already pretty intense. With the critical success of their sophomore album, fans were pretty antsy for more music. After spending about a year and half on the road routing in support of that album, and then […]

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Kamasi Washington at The Hollywood Bowl 8/23/17. Photo by Craig T. Mathew/Mathew Imaging. Use with permission.

The Bowl Meets The Epic: Kamasi Washington at the Hollywood Bowl [REVIEW+PHOTOS] REVIEW+PHOTOS: KAMASI WASHINGTON @ THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL 8/23/17

Hollywood, CA- Ever leave a show and just have to talk about how incredible it was, to total strangers if need be? That was the middle-aged lady sitting next to me after Kamasi Washington’s set wound down. She was one hundred percent right, too. Calling it “Kamasi Washington’s set” is, on the surface, perhaps a bit […]

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Justice at HARD Summer 2017 @ Glen Helen Amphitheater 8/5/17. Photo by Hector Vergara (@theHextron) for

Justice Returns To Hard Summer And Delivers Banging DJ Set [PHOTOS] REVIEW+PHOTOS: JUSTICE @ HARD SUMMER 8/5/17

CLICK HERE FOR MORE HARD SUMMER 2017 COVERAGE! San Bernardino, CA- The sun had finally set on a hot first day at HARD Summer as the crowd eagerly awaited the return of the renowned french duo, Justice. The ambient lighting from the “HARDer” stage faded away engulfing the crowd into an excited darkness as Xavier De Rosnay and Gaspard Auge […]

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#Freestyle50 Cypher winner Y.K. Supe (middle) pictured with Smack White (host), his guest, Sway Calloway (host), Jessica Thorpe (Corporate Communications, Verizon), London On Da Track (music producer) and Kevin Liles (300 Entertainment co-founder) | Photo Credit: Largrant Communications

Kevin Liles & London On Da Track Find Rap’s Next Big Thing Using A Hashtag Social Media is a goldmine.

Hollywood, CA — Reaching the masses was important to record label 300 Entertainment headed by music mogul Kevin Liles as they set out to find Hip-Hop’s newest addition. The label, home to multi-platinum acts like Migos and Fetty Wap, teamed up with Verizon and producer London On Da Track to use the unique hashtag #freestyle50Challenge in order to achieve their goal. Just last year, […]

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Wild Belle at Santa Monica Pier's Twilight Concerts 8/17/17. Photo by Derrick K. Lee, Esq. (@Methodman13) for

Wild Belle’s “Twilight Concerts” Performance Showed Growth [PHOTOS] REVIEW+PHOTOS: WILD BELLE @ TWILIGHT CONCERTS 8/17/17

Santa Monica, CA- Elliot and Natalie Bergman are Wild Belle and on August 17th, 2017, they opened up the Santa Monica Pier’s “Twilight Concerts” musical offerings. Formed in 2013, and releasing their first album “Isles”, the band got some attention with their songs “Shine” and “Keep You”, getting some pretty high profile placements in popular television […]

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Pete Molinari @ The Standard 8/9/17. Photo by Derrick K. Lee, Esq. (@Methodman13) for

Pete Molinari Serenades Hollywood With His Beautiful Friends [PHOTOS] REVIEW+PHOTOS: PETE MOLINARI @ THE STANDARD 8/9/17

Hollywood, CA- Recording artists who root their music in the past are often considered “throwbacks”, running the risk of being pigeonholed in a category that lends itself to “he sounds great but is he as good as so and so” comparisons. But when “modern vintage” is done just right, with original music that pays homage too the past […]

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Buscabulla at Santa Monica Pier's Twilight Concerts 8/10/17. Photo by Adriana Delgado (@a.lucreciad) for

Buscabulla Intrigues Twilight Concerts With Their Spanish Electronic Pop [PHOTOS] REVIEW+PHOTOS: BUSCABULLA @ TWILIGHT CONCERTS 8/10/17

Santa Monica, Ca- August 10th marked the penultimate concert of the season at the Santa Monica Pier Twilight Concert Series with a night of Latin music. Kicking off the musical offerings for the evening was the Puerto Rican electro-funk duo Buscabulla. The Twilight Concert series has attracted names big and small alike to consistently deliver solid […]

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Rae Sremmurd at HARD Summer 8/5/17 @ Glen Helen Amphitheater. Photo by Justin James (@JustnJames_) for

Rae Sremmurd Goes HARD And Gets Turnt At Hard Summer [PHOTOS] REVIEW+PHOTOS: RAE SREMMURD @ HARD SUMMER 8/5/17

CLICK HERE FOR MORE HARD SUMMER 2017 COVERAGE! San Bernardino, CA- Fraternal brothers Swae Lee and Slim Jxmmi, known as the hip hop duo Rae Sremmurd, definitely know to party. Playing banger after banger, Sremmurd had everyone at the HARD stage lit. With their first two albums, “SremmLife” and “SremmLife 2,” both released within the past couple years, the […]

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