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NEWS:

Summer Sounds: Kehlani


My favorite artist at the moment would have to be Kehlani! Every time I hop into my car, I can't help but go to her Soundcloud and listen to all her songs. Her feel-good tracks make you want to sing at the top of your lungs. This Oakland native is a true girlboss with her charm and talent. If you haven't listened to Kehlani yet, check out her mixtape, "Cloud 19," below:


Kehlani with her DJ, Noodles! (Check out my interview with her here)

PatriciaManlucu - 06.24.2015 File under - Music

Free Summer Concerts

Looking for some fun and free things to do this summer? Luckily, LA is the place to be when you want to do something cost free. One of the best things to do with your friends is go to a concert! From artists big and small, there's always something happening in the city. I've made this list of free shows happening through the rest of June for you guys, enjoy!


Michael Vidal

THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 6:00 PM

@Amoeba Hollywood: 6400 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90028


DJ Set by A1

FRIDAY, JUNE 19, 8:00 PM

@Amoeba Hollywood: 6400 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90028

The Gaslamp Killer Experience

FRIDAY, JUNE 19, 8:00 PM

@California Plaza: 350 S. Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90071

Wattstax Revisited

SATURDAY, JUNE 20, 8:00 PM

@California Plaza: 350 S. Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90071


Nosaj Thing

THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 6:00 PM

@Amoeba Hollywood: 6400 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90028

DJ Set by Surfn’ Sammy

FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 8:00 PM

@Amoeba Hollywood: 6400 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90028

Run River North

FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 8:00 PM

@California Plaza: 350 S. Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90071

Failure

Tuesday, JUNE 30, 6:00 PM

@Amoeba Hollywood: 6400 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90028

PatriciaManlucu - 06.17.2015 File under - Music

Low End Festival 2015


First founded in 2006, Low End Theory is home to many experimental artists such as Flying Lotus, the Gaslamp Killer, Daddy Kev, Nosaj Thing, Daedelus, and more. Every Wednesday, this hip hop and electronic music club hosts shows at The Airliner in Lincoln Heights. Low End is one of the most influential venues for upcoming artists and producers in the beat scene.


This August, Low End is hosting their 2nd annual festival at the Shrine Auditorium! With Flying Lotus and Earl Sweatshirt as headliners for the fest, this line up is stacked with talent. Tickets range from $35-$65, and can be purchased here!

Purchase a ticket and you are automatically eligible to participate in the fest's Beat Invitational on the Brainfeeder stage. Five lucky artists will have the chance to perform, chosen by Flying Lotus himself!

PatriciaManlucu - 06.10.2015 File under - Music

SURF


Have you heard Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment's new album? Surf was released on iTunes last week for free! The star-studded album includes features from artists such as: B.o.B., Busta Rhymes, Janelle Monae, J. Cole, Big Sean, Kyle, Jeremih, and more. Since the release, the album already has 3,640 ratings on iTunes, holding a five star rating average. To me, that's pretty amazing for a free album.



With the entire album being free, and none of the feature artists listed on the iTunes store, we can tell that the band is focused on showcasing their music and individual talents, rather than advertising through big names. And although Chance the Rapper is obviously the biggest name in SOX, it's important to understand why the album is under "Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment," and not just under his name. He explains that when you go to a Chance show, you're not going just to hear him rap and sing. You get the entire experience from Chance, Donnie, and the Social Experiment.


Overall, the album radiates talent, energy, and youth. There's a wide variety of songs on the album. From Donnie Trumpet's solo piece, to "Wanna be Cool" featuring Big Sean, Jeremih, and SuperDuperKyle.

PatriciaManlucu - 06.03.2015 File under - Music

At.Long.Last.A$AP


ASAP Rocky released his album, "At.Long.Last.A$AP," a week earlier than expected. The release date was set for June 2nd, but he surprised everyone by Monday night's release. The album has 18 tracks, featuring popular artists such as Kanye, Schoolboy Q, Lil Wayne, Juicy J, Future, Miguel, and more.



Rocky says, "I just poured it all out on this album.. All my emotions, my thoughts, my feelings. I didn't hold back one bit." Personally, I really liked the album. It seems as if he, along with the rest of the hip-hop community, are moving more towards instruments and rock influences in their music. There were also a lot of good flows and beats in the song - definitely recommend it! Stream the album below:

PatriciaManlucu - 05.27.2015 File under - Music

Experience LEX

Join us for a mind blowing experience with LEX!  Drawing inspirations ranging from synthpop to jazz, LEX has created a sound that is uniquely them.

Costume designers Amanda and Michelle Zamora will also be there showing guests how to create their own LEX inspired outfit.

This will be an event you don't want to miss!



DJ set by MASHA

Drinks Provided by House Beer

May 30th
6PM - 9PM

Space15Twenty
1520 N.Cahuenga Blvd
Los Angeles 90028


EboneeShanay - 05.22.2015 File under - Events, Music

Get to Know LEX

We recently has the opportunity to hang out with LEX for their EP listening party at Sonos Studio.

They talked about their inspirations of music to their fashion looks on stage (via The Zamora Sisters), all we can say is wow!
Peter Franco was there to also talk about how certain songs transformed from their original format to what we hear now on the EP.

Be sure to join us for their live performance here at Space15Twenty.
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EboneeShanay - 05.22.2015 File under - Music

Best Coast's California Nights


Earlier this month, Best Coast released their 4th album, California Nights. These LA natives are straying away from their dreamy, summer sound, and are gearing more towards rock and roll. Consequence of Sound says, "These production flourishes might not appeal to those who fell in love with Best Coast for its bedroom sensibilities, and there's probably a significant subset of fans who will resent California Nights as the moment the band abandoned indie for good." If you're looking for the Best Coast "Crazy for You" sound, then this album might catch you off guard.

With such high expectations from their listeners, this long awaited release could be considered as the band's more serious album. Spin says, "more than anything else, California Nights dims the sunlight, juices up the turmoil, and demands a second look at a band that's actually been subverting its own pigeonhole since 2009."

Personally, I really enjoy the album, despite the fact that it's so different from their previous releases. I think that the California duo is on the right track to something great, and I can't wait to hear more! Stream the album below:


photo by Janell Shirtcliff

PatriciaManlucu - 05.20.2015 File under - Music

FYF 2015!


Last week, they released the beautiful line up for this year's FYF! These amazing artists will be playing at the LA Sports Arena and Exposition Park during this two-day festival. With the end of concert season, what better way to reconnect with some of the best artists right in our city? Personally, I'm looking forward to seeing Frank Ocean, Kaytrandada, BADBADNOTGOOD, Morrissey, FKA Twigs, Solange, Toro y Moi, Neon Indian, Title Flight, Girlpool, and more.



This festival takes place August 22-23, so get your tickets today before they sell out! Check out this playlist with all the artists on the lineup (there's over 2,000 songs!):



PatriciaManlucu - 05.13.2015 File under - Music

Recap: Matt & Kim at the Fonda, 4/28

After waiting years to see them, I finally had the chance to see Matt & Kim perform in concert. I've been a fan for years now, but they never had any local shows, or any shows that I was conveniently able to go to.




STORY TIME: I remember in my junior year of high school, my friend and I decided that we would buy tickets to a music fest in San Diego - some of the artists included: Capital Cities, The Neighborhood, Matt & Kim, and more. PLUS, tickets were only $15! Keep in mind, we both didn't drive at the time, and we lived in LA. Long story short, we didn't really have a plan on how to get there, we bought the tickets anyway, then last minute had to sell the tickets. We were both really devastated because we've been wanting to see them for so long.

But thankfully, they released this show at The Fonda, in celebration of their latest album, New Glow. What I can tell you is that this show was definitely worth the wait. I haven't been to a show this fun in so long. Matt and Kim were very interactive with the audience, and I've never seen so much energy from a two person band. Kim went hard on the drums, and Matt put his heart into those vocals and keys. Everyone was jumping around, singing along to their songs, and just having a good time. Lots of crowd surfing too. It also helps that most of their music is really positive and uplifting. Recommend seeing them live 10/10!!


This was the opening band, Waters. I've honestly never seen such an amazing opening act before. Like most shows, you typically don't expect much from an opener, but this band was really good! Great songs, intense hair flipping, dancing, and lots of energy. The girl on the keys even threw flowers into the crowd several times throughout their performance, which was a cute touch.



There was a part in the show where they threw balloons into the crowd for everyone to blow up! There was also another part where they had a giant parachute stretched out over the crowd (it smelled really nasty under there but it was so crazy).

I even caught Kim's drumstick at the end of the show and that was pretty amazing considering I've never caught anything at a show before!

PatriciaManlucu - 05.06.2015 File under - Music

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