Yea, go ‘head…keep listening to that Daft Punk noise, which is really Nile Rogers reminding U where the funky guitars came from. Another crew, like countless under-recognized many others out there, is Tortured Soul - who on this “I Might Do Something Wrong" gem featuring N’Dea Davenport (Brand New Heavies), smells up the place w/so much funk, my eyes are watering! Gosh it’s funky, groovy smelly! Nothing but SWEAT!
Every Thurs, in November check out (FREE) great indie, emerging n’ talented artists @The Silverlake Lounge as part of The MusicBox + Reverbnation's residency, from 8p-1a. Today's offering includes: The Palace Ballroom, Joshua & The Giant, Night Club n’ Island Boy who closes the show…
RE-opening up on Fri, Nov. 15 from 5p-2a, SaMo’s The Bungalow relaunches it’s pretty deck, bar n’ outdoor ambience for those Angelinos always in need of that summer setting. Why’d it suddenly shutdown in the first place?
Play: A Visual Musical Experience, on exhibit now @Sonos Studio, in LA. From Weds-Sun, 12noon to 6p n’ running ‘til Jan. 12, 2014, the public can now enjoy this highly interactive exhibit, which opened last night to a wicked scene of all smiles. Photo Credit: Michael Buckner.
System of a Down frontman, Serj Tankian has an interactive exhibit titled, DISARMING TIME. He’s also launching an APP, Eye For Sound (powered by VStory). DISARMING TIME is open to the public, on Fri, Nov. 15-21 between 12-6p @Project Gallery in the heart of H’wood. Oh n’ Serj will be there from 1-4p (Nov. 15 & 16 ONLY) in case you’re such a HUGE fan ;-)
The paintings n’ drawings of Dana Louise Kirkpatrick’s Unwashed And Somewhat Slightly Dazed - curated by Naheed Simjee - opened last week, but runs through Dec. 21 @KM Fine Arts in WeHo.
Mundial Montreal, from Nov. 19-22, for three days in the great city of Montreal, Canada, there’s a gathering of some of the globe’s next best world music artists.
I know what U are thinking. Stop it. It’s not a REAL pool party, it’s a screening of ‘Pool Party’, a new film series by Ed Fornieles presented by MOCAtv on Thurs, Nov. 21 @MOCA Grand Ave. Doors 6:30p, screening 8p. RSVP!
MOCA presents The Un-Private Collection: Robert Rauschenberg on Sat, Nov. 23 from 2p @Ramon C. Córtines School of Visual & Performing Arts. LA artist Mark Bradford + author/curator/professor Katy Siegel discuss. RSVP!
Another intimate installment of RE*TREAT re*peats this month again on Sat, Nov. 23 from 9p-2a @La Brea Night Club, as songs of solid gold re*juvenate those who once painted the night life of NYC! “I wanna thank U, heavenly father, for…" RE*LEASE the tense-son!
There’s nothing like a holiday party, even if it’s just YOU vs the all-U-can-eat, all-U-can-drink (responsibly of course) theme, right? Well, Los Angeles Magazine does it BIG! This year, on Weds, Dec. 4 from 7-9p, is their annual holiday fete.
On Sun, Dec. 8 in LA, come to this FREE Independent Label Market - Holiday Edition event @Mark Sennet Studios from 2-8p, showcasing some of independent music’s best offerings of vinyl, CDs n’ music downloads from the likes of iamsound, Stones Throw, Innovative Leisure, Mad Decent n’ so many more! DJs spinnin’, nails painting, coffee roastin’, what more can U ask for - a bar servin’? U got it, check!
It’s been a min since I’ve heard from this emcee, Asheru. But after one listen to his banger, “Gauteng" feat. soul-slinger Raheem Devaughn, it’s all comin’ back to me. Lovin’ their direction too, away from the oversaturation of garbage rap. I wouldn’t even categorize this as ‘underground’ - tho it may stay so. Who cares, especially when your ears decide it’s GOOD for your soul! This track’s off his latest LP, Sleepless In Soweto, a 13-track album inspired by his travels between his home in D.C. n’ Soweto, SA. The art’s by Nigerian artist Aniekan Udofia, n’ in the vein of their Pan-Africanist movement, ‘gauteng' means 'Land of Gold'…
Hailing from Versailles, France - the same ‘hood that brought us Air and Phoenix - newcomers Saint Michel grace us w/this video, “BOB” directed n’ animated by Laura Sicouri. After a successful touch-down in NYC just past, they’re destined to lure U into a lullaby of soft electro-pop songs off their debut LP, Making Love & Climbing (out now)!
It was just a matter of time, before the right director n’ passionate crew of personnel really tell the true story of ‘Burning Man' - not only concentrating on minor aspects of its hedonistic, barenaked assumptions. This film, Spark: A Burning Man Story may not be widely released nationwide, but then again, Burning Man doesn’t have the reputation of being the next Disneyland either. Are U kiddin’ me, have U gone yet? The week plus+ festival is an oasis for freethinkers, creative talent n’ especially for those who envision the human race as helping one an another in every aspect of life. What element of that seems to be mainstream? Unfortunately, none. This film captures - w/a soundtrack that’s pumpin’ too - the inside look of the who, what, when n’ why surrounding the festival in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert. Check some upcoming showtime listings HERE. Or, peep the trailer n’ Spotify its sounds…
Some might say Bob Marley would be turnin’ in his grave for this take on his “No Woman, No Cry” classic, but he did have a sense of humor so he’d probably laugh more than cry, pun nah intended! Judge for yourself, as comedian Hisham Fageeh satirical version, “No Woman, No Drive" - uh ummm…10 million plus+ hits n’ counting, excuse me - actually calls out the injustice of Saudi Arabia’s complete ban on woman drivers - thru this obvious jab. SHAME!