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CONS Project exhibits Left Coast style

What do dope music, sneakers, music and skateboard videos, zines and art battles have in common? The LA installment of Converse’s global CONS Project and its Saturday night exhibition brought them all together West Coast style. Holding workshops February 21-23rd, where aspiring youth created music and skateboarding videos with producers and directors, designed street art […]

Live Review and Interviews: The 2014 NAMM Show

Person : “What’d you do this weekend?” Me: “I went to The NAMM Show”. NAMM Show. Even the title is boss. Hearing about this convention through my indie musician peeps over the years, my curiosity piqued and 2014 finally afforded me the opportunity to attend as a nerdy observer. Bringing together thousands of diverse music […]

Live Review and Interviews: Red Bull Sound Select with El-P and special guest Killer Mike, Thurz, Warm Brew and Azizi Gibson

‘Tis the season to wrap up 2013 and if you were looking to turn up one last time before putting on ugly reindeer sweaters, jingling some bells and shutting it down until 2014, Red Bull Sound Select’s LA show provided the perfect opportunity to do so. Mixing LA-based rising talent (Thurz, Azizi Gibson and the […]

Live Review: The Hives and Thee Attacks at Toronto’s Phoenix Concert Theatre (12/2)

The Hives in 2013 represent an interesting dichotomy.

Live Review: Atlas Genius with Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr and Family of the Year

Pumped to learn Atlas Genius’ fall world tour would be swinging by LA on their West Coast run, I arrived excited. Add opening acts Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr and Family of the Year? Nice. As the chill ( well, as chilly as it gets on the West Side- 60’s) filled the air this crisp night, […]

“Waking Up In Vegas”- 2013’s Life Is Beautiful Fest Review and Artist Interviews

To say that I had a great time this weekend in Vegas at the first annual Life Is Beautiful music, art and food Fest would be an understatement. The Killers, Imagine Dragons ( whose set featured Cirque Du Soleil Mystere performers) Childish Gambino (who did a dope cover of “Rolling in the Deep”),Janelle Monae (who […]

Fest Review and Interview: Culture Collide 2013

Last weekend, Filter’s Culture Collide Festival ruled LA’s Echo Park. In a creative neighborhood (and frankly, a city) that is used to booming, live acts seven days a week, it took something special like this to shake things up. Luckily avoiding the storm perils that befell the Austin City Limits festival the same weekend, the […]

Exposed in the Grid – Adventures in Music & Mischief

In an ever-changing global music and arts culture, one certainty still remains. The city that never sleeps, New York City, continues to wear the crown of trend-setting tastes. In a column every-so-often, special reporter to Music Emissions, Danielle Martin will take on the beast known as the five boroughs and all it has to offer… […]

Live Review: LA to The Bay- Rock The Bells 2013 Weekend #2

Nursing a musical hangover/headache (fest folk know what I mean), my excursions to Rock the Bells (RTB) LA and SF draw to a close. Although I decided spur of the moment to attend LA’s last week, attending RTB SF’s been a fun tradition since ‘09. Love the main venue (assigned seats, no pit), weather (20 […]

Live Review: Sunday Funday at Rock The Bells LA Day Two

If you are looking at your calendar, perplexed as to where this year went, you are not alone. The fall brings promises of hot album releases and of course, the end of the summer’s ultimate hip-hop fest, Rock the Bells (RTB). Making plans to attend my 5th year, I switched things up and will go […]

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