Since his split from Swedish House Mafia, Steve Angello has flourished as an independent artist. In addition to achievements such as multi-platinum records and sold-out shows, Angello can now add his his latest self-titled tour and its many sold-out appearances to his extensive list of achievements. With infectious vibes and electro-luxe appeal, this artist delivers nothing short of a legendary performance each and every time he takes the stage. Despite his fame and acclaim from former collaborations, he has truly come into his prime as a solo performer over the past few years.
Following a tumultuous relationship with Interscope Records and countless burned bridges along the way, the relentless Azealia Banks's long overdue debut album "Broke With Expensive Taste" finally dropped on November 2014, only fueling the rapper's warpath. Since, she has pulled serious rank as somewhat of an unapologetic enigma yet the world has embraced this raw edge, sending major waves through the hip hop circuit.
With a sound that is a testament to her pull-no-punches disposition, the Harlem MC elbowed her way to the front lines of both the music and fashion markets proving herself as a force to be reckoned with. On the heels of overcoming an era of adversity, she has emerged to remind us that each and every conflict has only conditioned her for this new chapter of extreme success as she embarks on this tour which is scheduled to invade Club Nokia this Thursday, April 16th.
Prima ballerina, curious onlooker or strictly spectator: get your dance on. The LA Dance Festival is going on this weekend, offering classes from internationally renowned choregraphers as well as classes for all skill levels. Whether you're looking to try your hand at dance for the first time or refine your already-exceptional skills, there's something for you to sample. If you're intrigued by this event but not quite on board for taking the plunge into first position, tickets are also available for performances.
Regardless of how you want to enjoy this event, there is no time like the present to immerse yourself in the beauty and art of the dance. We're no strangers to spending Friday through Sunday surfing the club circuit but from time to time, even we like to mix it up and indulge in something productive.
The 17th edition of the Miami-based Ultra Music Festival succeeded again by showcasing world-wide talent, first class production and positive vibes from a more mature audience (thumbs up for the new 18 and over only policy). From humble origins (the first Ultra festival drew in about 10,000 people), this year’s three-day festival was nearly sold out with well-over 100,000 very happy fans attending the mother ship of both Ultra festivals (there are now nine Ultra “franchise” festivals worldwide) and EDM concerts.
Per norm, it was not so shocking for Ultra Music Festival to throw in a few surprises on top of their already top-notch production. With guest performances by celebrity musicians such as Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Usher, Diplo, CL and Diddy, the festival truly exhibited prominence in the electronic festival spectrum. However, the real testament to this year’s rendition laid in the depth of talent attributable to the performances of the non-headliners and side-stage acts. With the inclusion of the Resistance stage, along with “live” performances (more than a dude spinning a disc or pressing playback buttons) throughout the March 27-29 weekend, it’s safe to say Ultra veterans or first-time festival attendees were satisfied in that they had the option to experience their favorite SoundCloud producers regardless if they played at 2 pm or 10 pm.
It seems impossible, but I remember being six months old, enjoying a summer day at the pool with my Safta Sarah; Safta being the hebrew term for Grandmother. Singing a happy tune and navigating through the water as I sat atop an orange floatie, she offered the comfort that only a grandmother could provide. In her eyes I could do no wrong, in her world I would remain innocent forever, and if ever I needed her, she would be there.
I'm not sure whether it’s because that is the last moment untouched by her disease I can recall, or because it was one of the happiest of my young life, but I do know it is a scene that replays in my memory from time to time.
Energetic and dynamic, the Brooklyn born-and-bred band's unique sound rings true to their roots. When theEast Coast powerhouse makes the bicoastal trek for a highly anticipated performance like this one, the juxtaposition is pretty ingenius. West Coast effortlessness meets the East Coast edge of TV on the Radio at Hollywood Palladium this Friday night.
Boasting a wide range of tunes from the moody "Ride" to the more effervescent "Right Now", those in attendance can anticipate a rollercoaster experience of irresistable sounds. Emotive and compelling, TV on the Radio always delivers a fluid set, and flawlessly so. Catch these indie rock royalty, live, and grab your tickets here.
What: TV on the Radio at Hollywood Palladium
When: Friday, April 3rd at 8pm
Where: 6215 Sunset Blvd, LA
Maroon 5's highly anticipated worldwide tour is in full swing after kicking off this Tuesday, March 31st in San Jose, California. The superstars hit up San Diego next on Wednesday, April 1st, and bring back-to-back shows to L.A. on Friday and Saturday, April 3rd and 4th.
If you haven't already, now's the time to mark your calendars and purchase your tickets to witness the multi-platinum, multi-Grammy-Award winning, pop quintet bring their signature magnetic live performance to a city near you. Get info, a complete list of shows, and tickets here.
It's no secret that Jessica Minh Anh is something of an authority in the realm of producing far-reaching fashion shows: from the Eiffel Tower to the Grand Canyon and now the Hudson River, the J Spring Fashion Show 2015 marks her ninth presentation atop globally recognized stages. And it delivered the perfect encapsulation of not only New York but also of the Hudson River itself.
Frankly, we were anticipating a carousel of cute cocktail gowns showcased to house music, setting the ambience for a cruise along the Hudson. However, Jessica Minh Anh and her highly skilled team not only matched but exceeded our predictions. Distinguishing itself as something extraordinary, this production was replete with gemstones that glimmered like the iconic cosmopolitan skyline and chiffon-draped models beating along the runway like the river's waves.
An up and coming queen of comedy, the fresh-faced Amy Schumer adds Orpheum Theatre to her list of conquered comedy venues this Friday, March 27th. With her own variety show on Comedy Central and numerous recurring guest spots on other television shows, the dollfaced comedian with a sense of humor that's not-so-doll-like, is quickly climbing the ranks as a key player on the comedy circuit. Bound to be as hillarious as it is provocative, this stand-up show is not for the faint of heart.
In Shumer's unapologetic comedy, no subject is too risque. Then again, with a syndicated comedy special entitled "Mostly Sex Stuff", it's no secret that Amy Schumer is making no promise of a G-rated performance.
La Dispute is no laughing matter. The contemplativeness of lead singer Jordan Dreyer’s lyrics border on a realm of unmitigated melancholy. His musings resemble the thoughts one has on a solitary drive on a lonely highway, when the mind ponders the nature of the vast forests and the infinite towns passing you by on the highway. There is also a rhapsodic quality to La Dispute’s music, which is fashioned by Dreyer’s lyrics and the minimalist backing instrumentation. Both they and their fans and critics loosely label the band as punk, but the definition of "punk," much like the contemporary punk beau monde, is derelict and nonuniform. This is, whatever the genre, simply good music.
Garrett Borns has had a whirlwind couple of months.
Like lightening in a bottle, BØRNS exploded onto the scene last November with the release of his debut EP Candy. The Michigan-bred LA transplant is in a league of his own, bringing a personal blend of sunshine pop to the table, complete with super sweet, feel-good vibes. BØRNS' peppy tracks have won over late-night audiences (you can check out his killer Conan appearance HERE) and celebrities alike (Taylor Swift is a huge fan, #justsayingggg) - so naturally, we HAD to have a chat with the budding star before he invades NYC with MisterWives on March 31st (tickets HERE). Check out what BØRNS had to say about living in a treehouse, his super-secret side project, and California love...