the Shakers perform at The Viper Room.
photo by picksysticks
Jodie Schell celebrates her birthday at The Viper Room.
photo by picksysticks
"Oh Daddy" by The Shakers
vid by 405east
Canadian Alessia Cara made her highly anticipated Los Angeles debut at The Troubadour. Signed to Def Jam records based on her Soundcloud page that included covers of Lorde, The Neighbourhood, Sam Smith and Justin Bieber, this show marked Alessia's first headlining gig.
Ahead of their June 9th release of their upcoming album Wild Nights, UK's PINS have released their new single "Young Girls." Also, they just announced their U.S. summer toiur which kicks off June 13rh in New York.
Zella Day has released her debut album Kicker and she celebrated with a sold out show at LA's famed Troubadour last week.
Last Saturday, over 150 bands made their journey to downtown Pasadena to take part in Make Music Pasadena (MMP), billed as the largest free, all-day music festival on the West Coast.
"What can I say? Grace Potter and the Nocturnals delivered. It was ultimate performance that I wasn't expecting. Again, I was a new fan of her music and all i really knew was their current hit ... Paris (Oh La La) ... which is blowing up the music video world. I knew she was great vocally, and that is really an understatement. This chick can wail. There were times during the concert, I thought to myself "Fuck". I have never been mind fucked in such a way at a concert before."Opening up the night was the local flavor of Belle Brigade, a surprise treat in what would become an amazing evening. No flash, no bells and whistles. Just simple folky, blue-collar sounds which felt like a summer evening, ice-tea in hand while sitting on my patio-swing chair. Belle Brigade brought the warmth back to Los Angeles - something familiar - which was something this city needed during this unusually cold SoCal weather. Their songs felt like bumping into an old friend and picking up where you last left off as if nothing has changed. This brother/sister combo of Ethan and Barbara Gruska from Los Angeles doesn't feel the need to rush their songs. Slow and steady. Camp-fire guitars with soaring vocals. Simplicity at its best. Never wearing out their welcome, I can listen to them under the stars all night.