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Holly Miranda and Rachael Cantu Live at The Bootleg Theatre – 7.6.11. Link:

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If I haven’t previously spoken on the amazingness that is Rachael Cantu in all her glory… forgive me. But she’s basically one of the illest female indie acts to come out of Southern California lately. While I’m backed up with multiple concerts to go to, you might want to go check out Rachael with her friend Holly Miranda opening at the Bootleg. Definitely worth the measly $10 ticket. Swipe from LA Weekly:

Holly Miranda’s enchanting vocals float through a shiny sea of swirling synth tones and layers of shimmering atmospherics on her latest album, The Magician’s Private Library, which was produced by TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek. The ethereal soundscapes often evoke the Cocteau Twins, but Miranda puts her own distinct stamp on such engrossing interludes as “Waves” and “Slow Burn Trea-son.” A track like “Joints” comes off like a Pink Floyd reverie, but it’s brightened by Miranda’s airy vocals, thoughtful lyrics and compel-lingly feminine mystique. The O.C. native Rachael Cantu has a more straightforward pop-folk style, but her songs are more intelligent than most waiflike singer-songwriters, and her spare version of Tom Waits’ “San Diego Serenade” is both intimate and haunting.

Check out her Facebook page for more music and info on the show tonight, and go have some fun.

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July 6, 2011 at 9:30 am

KCRW Announces "Also I Like to Rock" Lineup. Fun to be had everywhere. Link:

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Since we all know I’m in love with KCRW, we all know that I’m definitely going to take some time to pay attention to the “Also I Like To Rock” festival, which is always good summer times. Starting July 7th and taking over every Thursday in July at Hammer Museum. Headliners include Graffiti6 (I really like those kids, actually), The Soft Pack, Grouplove, and The Henry Clay People. Swipe from the KCRW Blog:

KCRW is partnering with the Hammer Museum again for the free, all ages music series Also I Like to Rock, which takes place at the Hammer on four consecutive Thursdays in July

The night kicks off at 7pm with DJ sets by KCRW’s own selectors followed by two band performances, including headliners Graffiti6, The Soft Pack, Grouplove, and The Henry Clay People. The full line up is below.

Admission is on a first come, first served basis AND the museum galleries stay open late so you can take advantage of the tunes and the art appreciation all at once.

Also, if you’re a KCRW member, you get priority entry and exclusive access to the VIP lounge. That’s how we roll!

Head over to the Hammer Museum site if you need more info, and enj0y.

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July 5, 2011 at 10:05 pm

Stalley: Live in Los Angeles – 7.6.2011. Links and Photo:

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Yay!

Finally making my dreams come true, Stalley brings his music and talents to the Southern California area with a show at The Terrace around the corner in Pasadena. Usually the ill sushi lunch spot, Terrace transforms into a pretty dope music spot once in a while after dark. And this looks like it should be fun. Maybe I can get him to do “Milk and Honey” Live for me and ask him about that evil comment about the Lakers and their fans. LMAO.

You can check out all my previous nerdery regarding Stalley by clicking here… and hopefully I’ll see you at the show.

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June 30, 2011 at 8:48 pm

Jill Scott Live at Jimmy Kimmel. Photos and Video:

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Wonderful time with a great woman and performer, it was.
Picking up the tickets for 1iota and bringing some friends along for the ride, I headed over to Hollywood and Highland for an awesome free concert from Jill Scott. Since it would be my first time seeing her in live format since the “A Long Walk” tour over 7 years ago… I was curious and a bit geeked to see what she would have in store and how she would sound live on these tracks. And as usual, Ms. Scott does not disappoint. Although only given 4 to 5 song set to keep us impressed and entertained, Jill added on two extra songs just for us. Singing “Shame” (you can see that below), So Blessed (a new, NICE track), Golden, Gimme, It’s Love, and A Long Walk… I have to say. Its the best free concert I’ve been to in a while.

Thanks for a great time, Ms. Scott.

Check the video below for more, and enjoy.

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June 24, 2011 at 7:19 am

Make Music Pasadena looks like its gonna be FUN, Really.

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Yeah. Its Free. Im Going.

So this is set up to be awesome. And another reason why I love Pasadena, and whatever city youre living in sucks.
Make Music Festival. All throughout Pasadena from Pasadena Blvd and Colorado down to South Lake and Colorado. Over 20 different bands doing shows at several different spots in Pasadena all throughout the entire day. You basically get to walk around the glory that is Downtown and Old Town Pasadena, shop around a bit, and listen to some great music as you enjoy your day.

Now when its free, you would think that the line up would be lacking a bit…. but its not. With headliners Ra Ra Riot and Best Coast stoping through for the indie win, along with Anthony Valadez and Jason Bentley around for the DJ wins… this will not be a sucky time. Click here for more info while I list the bands below:

STAGE SCHEDULES

Indie Rock Stage

presented by Wells Fargo

1 East Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91105

1pm-8pm 

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1:00pm La Sera
2:00pm Saint Motel presented by Crown City Studios
3:00pm The Morning Benders
4:15pm NewVillager
5:00pm Best Coast
6:15pm Ra Ra Riot
7:30pm KCRW DJ Jason Bentley

The Luckman “World Music” Stage

16 S. El Molino Ave. Pasadena, CA 91101

12pm-6pm 

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12:00pm Vital Group
1:00pm La Santa Cecilia
2:00pm Carla Morrison
3:00pm Hello Seahorse!
4:00pm Ben L’Oncle Soul
presented by Consulate General of France in Los Angeles
5:15pm Tita Lima
presented by Consulate General of Brazil in Los Angeles
DJ Sets by KCRW DJ Anthony Valadez

One Colorado Emerging Artists Stage

41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena, CA 91103

1pm-11pm 

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1:00pm Interactive music installation 

presented by Bird+Moon

8:00pm Jenny O
9:00pm Kisses
10:00pm Zola Jesus
DJ Sets by El Dopa

Levitt Pavilion Afro Beat and Reggae Stage

85 E. Holly Street, Pasadena, CA 91103

6pm-9pm 

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6:00pm DJ Glenn Red
6:30pm BA African Band
7:10pm KCRW DJ Garth Trinidad
7:35pm Rocky Dawuni
8:30pm Djs Garth Trinidad & Glenn Red

Majestical Roof Stage

presented by Downtown Music Project

88 N. Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103

11am-11pm 

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11:00am The Six Shooters
12:00pm Blind Pony
1:00pm Ketchup Soup
2:00pm The Downtown Train
3:15pm Garland Band
4:15pm Brutus Gets the Girl
5:15pm The Bixby Knolls
6:15pm The Lonely Wild
7:15pm Tommy Santee Klaws
8:30pm Seasons
9:45pm The New Limb
11:00pm Robotanists

Vroman’s “Jazz” Stage

695 E. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91101

1pm-8pm 

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1:00pm Culture Gap 

presented by Musicians Institute

2:30pm FARO
4:00pm Jamila Ford
5:30pm L.A. Music Academy
7:00pm Donovan/Muradian Quintet

Pasadena Central Library

Donald R. Wright Auditorium Many Strings

285 E. Walnut, Pasadena, CA 91101

11am-1pm 

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11:00am Susie Glaze and Hilonesome
11:45am Gregg Miner
12:15pm Harp Guitar music with Greg Miner

The Shops on Lake Avenue Courtyard

345 S. Lake Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101

12pm-6pm 

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12:00pm Rock Bottom Betty
1:00pm Cherry Bluestorms
2:00pm Jessica Fichot
3:00pm Dustbowl Revival
4:00pm Tijuana Panthers
5:00pm B Side Players

The Acoustic Stage at The Armory

145 N. Raymond Ave. Pasadena, CA 91103

12pm-5pm 

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12:00pm Caution E
1:00pm David Vidal
2:00pm Sista Jean & CB
3:00pm The Wicked Saints
4:00pm The Sheep

Paseo Colorado

280 E. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91101

10am-7pm 

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10:00am-2:00pm Lookin’ for Trouble
3:00-7:00pm Café Fuego

First United Methodist Church
of Pasadena

500 E. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91101

2pm-4pm 

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2:00pm FUMC Dulcet Singers
3:00pm Chuck Saint and Friends

T.Boyle’s Tavern

37 N. Catalina Ave. Pasadena, CA 91106

9pm-12am 

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9:00pm I See Hawks in L.A.

El Portal Restaurant

695 E. Green St. Pasadena, CA 91101

6:30-9:30pm 

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6:30pm Duet Alanniz

Elements Kitchen

37 S. El Molino Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91101

8-11pm 

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8:00pm Quentin Dennard and Ray Johnson (Jazz)

Mercantile Alley

18 S. Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103

2pm-8pm 

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2:00pm Alison Standish
3:00pm Eliza Rickman
4:00pm LAMA  

presented by LA Music Academy

5:00pm Public Jones
6:00pm Portraits  

presented by LA Music Academy

7:00pm Scarlett Paradigm

Pasadena Convention and Visitor’s Center

300 Green Street, Pasadena, CA 91101

11am-4pm 

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11:00am Suddyn
12:00pm Kanvaz 

presented by Musicians Institute

1:00pm DJ sets from Edwin Carrillo and Funkygraffish
2:00pm Elaine Faye  

presented by Musicians Institute

3:00pm Socorro

Pasadena ARTS Bus, Route 10

303 N Allen, Pasadena, CA 91107

2pm-4pm 

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2:00pm Danny Bobbe of LA Font
3:00pm Ipo Pharr

Lineage Performing Arts Center

89 S. Fair Oaks Ave. Pasadena 91105

8pm-10pm 

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8:00pm Michelle Macedo
8:30pm Michelle Bloom
9:00pm Michelle Macedo
9:30pm Michelle Bloom

DJ Sets on Colorado Blvd.

65 E. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91105

12pm-7pm 

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12:00pm StomachPunch
2:00pm Midnight Surfer
4:00pm Dan Collins
6:00pm DJ Santi

The Alliance Française Stage

Sponsored by the Luckman Fine art Complex and the Consulate General of France
34 E. Union St. Pasadena, CA 91103

4pm-9pm 

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4:00pm The Four Fathers
5:00pm Salt Petal
6:00pm Penelope Fortier
7:00pm Nick Ariondo
8:00pm Paris loves LA

The Church of Scientology of Pasadena

35 S. Raymond Ave. Pasadena CA 91105

5:00pm 

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5:00pm Shelby, Tieg & Tara

Classical Music on the
Steps of City Hall

Presented by Saturday Conservatory of Music 100 N. Garfield Ave. Pasadena, CA 91101

11am-1pm 

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11:00am Youth & Junior Choirs
11:15am Youth Symphony West
11:30am Brass Ensemble
11:45am 10:30 Orchestra
12:00pm String Quartet
12:15pm New Age Orchestras
12:30pm 9:30 Orchestra
12:45pm 8:30 Orchestra

Pasadena Museum of History

470 W. Walnut St. Pasadena, CA 91103

3:00pm 

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3:00pm Border Radio

Pop Champagne & Dessert Bar

33 E. Union Street, Pasadena, CA 91103

7pm-10pm 

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7:00pm The Soul of John Black
9:00pm The Driftwood Singers

35ER Bar

12 E Colorado Blvd Pasadena, CA 91105

1pm-10:45pm 

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1:00pm DJ Roco Horror
1:45pm Cigarette Bums
3:45pm Rituals
5:45pm New Division
8:00pm Hexham Heads
9:45pm Darin Bennet and the Requiem  


Pasadena Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall

585 E. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91101

11am-12pm 

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11:00am Los Angeles Children’s Chorus
Concert Choir Touring Ensemble

 

 

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June 15, 2011 at 9:23 pm

Video | Photo: The Roots Live @ The Playboy Jazz Festival.

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(Before you do anything… Hit a like button up there for me. Then go leave a comment. Don’t let me have installed Disqus for nothing. lol.)
So remember when I told you about The Roots headlining the Playboy Jazz Festival? Yeah, I made it out. And here is all the awesome proof.

By the way… check out Slidedeck. Its the truth and the future. I know the photos dont fit into the format yet (still working on it), but if you want to see the picture in full, all you have to do is click on it and it will take you to the full photo.
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Also, an interesting interview with Questlove regarding The Roots leading such a prominent jazz festival. I mean, since The Legendary are basically a Jazz Band that do hip hop, I don’t understand what the problem is. Yeah, some of the 60+ got up and left… but they were like, 60. No offense. (And thanks euroweb for featuring my video.)

But really, the YouTubes should give you an ideal of what a fun time it was. Everything I have is up on my YouTube page for you to see.
The best part? The Gil Scott-Heron Cover of “The Bottle” with Terrance Blanchard on the horns. Wow.
Second to that… the lead in from Bob James and Fourplay doing “Westchester Lady,” which led right to The Roots set. Dopeness.

The Roots and Terrance Blanchard: Gil Scott-Heron’s “The Bottle”

….The start of the show… Bob James and Fourplay do “Westchester Lady” before The Roots tear the roof off.

…and here we go.

..and there you go. I didn’t even go to this thing with the intent of recording. I was on my 3rd glass of chardonnay. So its not the greatest stability in the camera. But I hope you semi-enjoy.
Leave a comment in the awesome discuss feature for me, and spread the word.

The Roots to play the Playboy Festival with Buddy Guy and Bob James? I'm on it like white on rice. Links:

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Okay. So Its The Roots Crew, Buddy Guy and Diane Reeves headlining the Playboy Jazz Festival. I had multiple musical orgasms; immediately blew monthly budget to purchase tickets. And when the line up looks like this… and you know how much we LOVE JAZZ? Yeah. I’m there. Possibly with the video camera.

Saturday, June 11, 2011, 3:00P.M.-11:00P.M.
(Artist line-up, subject to change)

*Dianne Reeves
*The Roots with special guest Terrence Blanchard
*FourPlay featuring Bob James, Nathan East, Chuck Loeb and Harvey Mason
*Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra
*SFJAZZ Collective Celebrating the Music of Stevie Wonder featuring Stefon Harris, Avishai Cohen, Greg Osby, David Sanchez, Robin Eubanks, Edward Simon, Matt Penman and Eric Hardland
*A Night In Treme: The Musical Majesty of New Orleans featuring Rebirth Brass Band with special guest Donald Harrison Jr., Kermit Ruffins, Dr. Michael White, and Big Sam Williams
*Cos of Good Music featuring Geri Allen, George Bohanon, Dwayne Burno, Ndugu Chancler, Anat Cohen, and Babatunde Lea Ambrose Akinmusire
*The LAUSD All City High School Big Band under the direction of Tony White and JB Dyas

Sunday, June 12, 2011, 3:00P.M.- 10:30P.M.
(Artist line-up, subject to change)

*Buddy Guy
*Lee Konitz New Quartet
*John Scofield and Robben Ford
*Naturally 7
*Harmony 3 with Ronnie Laws, Stanley Jordan, and Walter Beasley
*Geri Allen and her Timeline Band
*Still Black, Still Proud: An African Tribute to James Brown featuring Pee Wee Ellis, Fred Wesley and Vusi Mahlasela
*Bill Cunliffe and The Resonance Big Band with Mariam Petrescu in a Tribute to Oscar Peterson
*Carlos Varela
*Pullum High School Jazz Big Band under the direction of Fernando Pullum

Bill Cosby, returns as Master of Ceremonies. Hugh M. Hefner, Executive Producer, Richard Rosenzweig, President, Playboy Jazz Festival, George Wein, Producer Emeritus, and Darlene Chan and FestivalWest Inc., Producer, Playboy Jazz Festival.
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Yes. We will be there.
Enjoy.

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June 6, 2011 at 10:44 am

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