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LIVE: Common and Jay Electronica drop gems at The Fillmore Silver Spring

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Sunday night Common brought the Nobody’s Smiling tour to the Fillmore in Silver Spring. Named after his now Grammy nominated album, the show was a great all around experience that touched all the parts of hip hop. A true vet in the game, Common still has plenty left after ten albums. Jay Electronica was the second [...]

December 10, 2014 Toronto Alsbrooks Featured, Live 0

LIVE: RedBull presents A$AP Mob w/ Drake

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Day 30:  The grand finale!  RedBull Sound Select capped of their 30 Days In LA with a sold out show at the Hollywood Palladium with A$AP Mob and RBSS acts Saba and Tink.  A$AP is a name you hear often but it never occurred to me the following they have.  The couple thousand in attendance [...]

December 8, 2014 Dominic Painter Featured, Live 0

LIVE: RedBull presents Chet Faker

LIVE: RedBull presents Chet Faker

Day 29:  Redbull is almost through their 30 Days In LA, breaking new music with the help of an army of headliners.  The headliner this night is relatively new but commands the diehard following of an established act.  Chet Faker came to prominence in 2012 when the internet went crazy over his “No Diggity” Blackstreet [...]

December 6, 2014 Dominic Painter Live 0

LIVE: RedBull presents Juicy J with Lil Wayne

LIVE:  RedBull presents Juicy J with Lil Wayne

Day 25:  Hollywood’s Fonda Theater played host to a show in the final stretch of the massive RedBull Sound Select 30 Days In LA event.  Southern Hip-Hop legend Juicy J is headlining with support from RBSS artists Two-9 and Tree.  Hip-Hop’s ever evolving faces sold out the event as a range from Cholos to mustached [...]

December 4, 2014 Dominic Painter Featured, Live 0

LIVE: The Smokers Club Tour Hits the Fillmore

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photos: Victoria Ford/Sneakshot Photography The 2014 the Smokers Clubs Tour came to the Fillmore in Silver Spring. Headlined by rap legends Method Man and Redman, the show was a an ode to 90′s hip hop as well as good weed. The show opened with up and coming rappers Wais P, Trademark the Skydiver, Mick Jenkins [...]

December 1, 2014 Toronto Alsbrooks Live 0

LIVE: Adidas Respect The West Showcase [LA]

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Since Run-DMC’s hey day Hip-Hop has been 1 mic, 2 turntables and 3 stripes.  Adidas have not forgotten this tradition, throwing the Respect The West show this past Saturday to celebrate the launch of the Zx Flux shoe line.  The Well in Downtown LA was half shoe show room, half warehouse party for industry insiders [...]

December 1, 2014 Dominic Painter Featured, Live 0

LIVE: Red Bull’s Not Your Mama’s Roller Disco

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Day 19:  There was a time when skills at Pac Man and a mean backwards skate could get you laid on a Friday night.  Red Bull brought those days back last Wednesday for their “Not Your Mama’s Roller Disco”, event 19 of their 30 Days In LA series.  Glendale is a neighborhood 5 minutes from [...]

November 26, 2014 Dominic Painter Featured, Live 0

LIVE: Daley Unplugged @ Highline Ballroom

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Highline Ballroom is always on the top list of venues that you can go to and be truly ENTERTAINED. I mean…singing the songs to all of your jams by your favorite artists, you might even hold your boo thang a little tighter when a love talk and slow song comes on. I mean serious, homegrown, [...]

November 21, 2014 Keya Maeesha Featured, Live 0

LIVE: Chance The Rapper and RBSS 30 Days In LA

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Day 15:  Red Bull Sound Select hit the halfway point of their 30 Days In LA spectacle and brought one of Hip-Hop’s it-men, Chance The Rapper.  Live at arguably the best venue in LA, House Of Blues, RBSS opened the night with 2 acts they hope to launch during these 30 days.  Setting it off [...]

November 19, 2014 Dominic Painter Featured, Live 0

LIVE: Usher brings his UR Experience tour to Washington DC

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photos: Victoria Ford/Sneakshot Photography One thing you can say about Usher is that he definitely knows how to put on a show.  Monday night’s show at the Verizon Center was no exception.  The R&B star’s show started off with DJ Cassidy, one of NYC’s sought after DJ’s.  Cassidy equipped with a guitarist and keyboardist, played [...]

November 12, 2014 gravity508 Featured, Live 0

LIVE: RBSS 30 Days In LA: Wax On Wax

LIVE: RBSS 30 Days In LA:  Wax On Wax

Day 5 of the Red Bull Sound Select 30 Days In LA event series was a star-studded event attended by George Clooney, Lady GaGa, Audrey Hepburn, E.T…. I swear they were all there!  In what was surely a night to remember, Madame Tussade’s Wax Museum in Hollywood hosted the Wax On Wax tribute to vinyl [...]

November 11, 2014 Dominic Painter Live 0

LIVE: Breaking Music in DTLA: RBSS 30 Days In LA

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Downtown Los Angeles:  A Summer that stretched far into fall and a yearlong drought ended Halloween weekend as if the spirits of the dead were adding their own touch of dark ambiance to a usually insane weekend of parties.  Cold weather (by LA standards) and scattered puddles from the previous night’s downpour did not stop [...]

November 5, 2014 Dominic Painter Featured, Live 0