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Big Data, Tove Lo, Empire of the Sun, Live at Sunset Strip Music Festival Day 2

September 22nd, 2014
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Rounding out the weekend, there are noticeably more bodies on the Sunset Strip than on Saturday. Read more…

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Jane’s Addiction, Failure, Crosses, Live at Sunset Strip Music Festival Day 1

September 21st, 2014
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The 7th annual Sunset Strip Music Festival hit Hollywood this weekend. The original lineup promised some major names. Unfortunately, when set times went up earlier this week, the lineup was notably sans Kaiser Chiefs and Minus the Bear. The fest still managed to pull out all the stops with headliners Crosses, Failure and Jane’s Addiction closing out Saturday night’s bill. Read more…

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Charles Bradley, King James & The Special Men, Live at Santa Monica Pier

September 14th, 2014
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Thursday night, the 30th Annual Twilight Concerts at Santa Monica Pier closed out their season. It was a strong run with an eclectic selection of artists spanning from Cults to La Santa Cecilia. Last night’s roundup included King James & The Special Men, in addition to Charles Bradley. Read more…

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Sam Smith, Live at Red Bull Sound Space

September 5th, 2014
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It is no secret that the British music scene has always made its way across the Atlantic to invade America. Fresh on the map this year is the ever soulful singer-songwriter Sam Smith. His sweet, humble demeanor emits the most unassuming presence, but his voice is undoubtedly a diamond in the rough. After piercing the MTV VMA’s pre-party at the Avalon on Friday night and the VMA ceremony on Sunday with powerful performances, he made one final stop at the Red Bull Sound Space in Culver City for a mini concert and a fan Q&A before jet setting out of LA. Read more…

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Made in America Festival, Los Angeles, Day 2

September 1st, 2014
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The gates open for day two at Made in America, and the lineup promises an even more eclectic selection than yesterday. Weezer, Juanes, John Mayer and headliner Kanye West draw in fans from across the spectrum. It is speculated that today’s attendance is even greater than yesterday’s. Read more…

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Made in America Festival, Los Angeles, Day 1

August 31st, 2014
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Budweiser’s Made in America is the first festival of its kind with two major lineups simultaneously taking place on both sides of the country – Los Angeles and Philadelphia – all weekend. Jay Z curates this inaugural event pulling a vast spectrum of artists mostly from the mainstream music scene. Big players like Kanye West, Imagine Dragons, Kendrick Lamar and John Mayer fill up the largest part of the bill. Kanye headlines night one in Philadelphia and magically flies to the best coast to finish off the weekend with a culminating performance at the downtown LA location. Read more…

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Arcade Fire, Dan Deacon and The Unicorns, Live at The Forum

August 3rd, 2014
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Last night, Arcade Fire took LA’s Forum arena by storm. With supporting acts The Unicorns and Dan Deacon, the night promised an epic party. Read more…

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De Lux, Live at KCRW’s Made in L.A. at Hammer Museum

July 12th, 2014
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KCRW’s Summer Nights are in full swing. Thursday night kicked off the first of several eclectic festivities from live concerts at the Santa Monica Pier to pop up clubs like the Made in L.A. Music. The Do-Over and Innovative Leisure took initiative in presenting the first of four Made in L.A. Events with De Lux (live set) and KCRW DJ Mathieu Schreyer at the Hammer Museum. Read more…

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Quantic, Live at Sonos Studio

June 26th, 2014
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English rhythmic and ethnically explorative musical artist Quantic, aka Will Holland, regaled a modest crowd at Sonos Studio in Los Angeles Tuesday night. KCRW’s Music Director Jason Bentley hosted a Q & A with the Englishman prior to setting him loose with a lively performance.
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Carla Bruni, Live at CSULA’s Luckman Fine Arts Complex

April 28th, 2014
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The enchanting model, actress, philanthropist, singer-songwriter and former First Lady of France Carla Bruni enthralled a full audience at CSULA’s Luckman Fine Arts Complex Saturday night. Though her physical beauty is visibly striking, her palpable musical talent is what ultimately captivates the room. Bruni’s magnetic energy keeps the crowd on the edge of its seat for the entirety of the set. She has a magical way of making each onlooker feel as though she is singing directly to him or her. With such an intimate approach, it is no wonder that even though the majority of her music is sung in French, it still translates into any cultural setting. Read more…

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