SummerSounds at the Hollywood Bowl

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SummerSounds is a fun-filled, four-week series of lively concerts combined with art workshops. Join our dynamic hosts as they lead you on a journey to discover music, dance and art from cultures around the world. Situated in the intimate setting of the Hollywood Bowl Museum patio, SummerSounds features four different programs, each highlighting a distinct […]

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Wake Up With The Waves

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FREE ON SATURDAYS, APR 5 – MAY 24, 10AM – NOON Calling all kids, ages 1-8, your Saturday mornings are about to get musical! Join Wake Up With the Waves, the interactive concert series for children each Saturday morning 10AM – NOON at the Santa Monica Pier. It’s fresh-air fun with a rotating cast of musicians and […]

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Music to Bring Us Closer

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By Jennifer Smith   Bringing the entire family together is easier said than done. This is especially true in these modern times where computers and the Internet have all but completely taken over the lives of teenagers and young adults (and let’s face it: us parents, too). And many family-time options are costly. But music […]

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The Next Sounds: Electric Guest

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By Sierra Drucker In the musical era of a major soul re-emergence, Electric Guest come across with a fresh new spin on the genre. Blending it ever so slightly with indie rock and a tinge of hip pop flavor, this Los Angeles duo burst onto the scene with a killer debut. It’s kind of impossible […]

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Play It Again Sam

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By: Wendy Rhein At 20 months Sam is very clear about his needs: his special music must start when he wakes and go on again when he goes to sleep. Throughout the day it is music that soothes him and engages him when all else fails. Overwhelmed? Music. Overtired? Music. Shortout the general pissiness of […]

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The Next Sounds: Mayer Hawthorne

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By: Sierra Drucker Mayer Hawthorne is one smooth crooner for the modern age.  He made the move from indie label Stones Throw to Universal Republic for his sophomore release How Do You Do, released earlier this month. This soul-loving hipster recalls influences such as Curtis Mayfield and Smokey Robinson.  And while his music is certainly […]

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The Next Sounds: Aeroplane

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By: Sierra Drucker Nu-disco King Vito De Luca, aka Aeroplane, is like butter on my turntables. Sleek, rich, and it just sticks. I find that any time is the right time for Aeroplane. Taking a hint from Scissor Sisters, this Belgian is a risk-taker, and not just musically. Take a look at the video for […]

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The Next Sounds: Ages and Ages

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By: Sierra Drucker AgesandAges graciously found their way into my headphones last month. With each new listen I grow more enamored with this band. Check out their video for “Navy Parade (Escape from the Black River Bluffs). Filmed from their hometown, indie hipster-rock hub Portland, Oregon, the video illustrates what founding member Tim Perry sought […]

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The Next Sounds: The Belle Brigade

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By: Sierra Drucker Los Angeles locals The Belle Brigade are getting ready to release their stellar self-titled full-length on Reprise Records. There is a lot of buzz already circling this duo. Take a listen to the toe-tapping anthem “Where Not To Look For Freedom” to find out why. The Belle Brigade consists of siblings Barbara […]

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