I first heard the JOHN CRUZ cover of the classic Hawaiian song “Hi’ilawe” at the end of Monday’s episode of Hawaii Five-O. After listening to samples of all the songs on Cruz’s “One of These Days” album, which includes “Hi’ilawe”, I am in love, love, love. As a fan of Jack Johnson, Ben Harper and Israel Kamakawiwo’Ole,… Continue reading Listen: JOHN CRUZ “One of These Days”
The JAWBONE Jambox Wireless speaker just jumped to the top of my holiday wish list. Check out the video. ‘Nuf said.
This new interactive version of the wildly popular My First Classical Music Book, this app is meant to introduce classical music for children aged 5 and above is pretty cool and entertaining for all ages. Full of fantastic illustrations this app includes plenty of music– Grieg’s Peer Gynt, Mozart’s Magic Flute, Williams’s Harry Potter and… Continue reading App of the Day: My First Classical Music App
I’m eagerly awaiting the release of the new boomboxes from 80s powerhouse manufacturer TDK. The review at CNET breaks down all the detailed technical aspects including a 15-watt woofer at the center, flanked by two 10-watt stereo speakers with edge-driven tweeters at their center in the 3-speaker model. Beautiful. Source: CNET
I stumbled onto the web series CNN Indie Asia: On Tour with the Handsome Furs today. The Canadian band–husband and wife duo, Dan Boeckner and Alexei Perry–filmed their Fall 2009 tour through Asia. The first episode on Beijing was posted in February with subsequent episodes posted on Shanghai, Hong Kong, Vietnam and Thailand. According to… Continue reading CNN Indie Asia
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From Flavorpill, where you can listen to the new MASSIVE ATTACK album, Heligoland, and watch their latest videos: With their fifth album, trip-hop pioneers Massive Attack return to their roots, delivering a brooding song cycle with contributions from Damon Albarn, Hope Sandoval, and TV on the Radio’s Tunde Adebimpe. Other guests on the album include… Continue reading Heligoland
NYLON’s Winter Music Tour with Friendly Fires and The XX started today and tickets are still available. Tour schedule follows. November 19 – Austin TX – The Mohawk November 20 – San Diego, CA – Casbah November 21 – Los Angeles, CA – Henry Fonda Theater November 23 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent… Continue reading NYLON Winter Music Tour 2009
Adrian Grenier‘s (Entourage) band, THE HONEY BROTHERS, are coming to California– tour dates below. 9/11 Sacramento, CA / Harlow’s w/SoKo and His Orchestra 9/12 San Francisco, CA / The Independent w/SoKo and His Orchestra 9/13 Los Angeles, CA / The Troubadour w/SoKo and The Colourist 9/14 San Diego, CA / Belly Up Tavern w/SoKo and… Continue reading THE HONEY BROTHERS, CA Dates
Rolled to the Hollywood Bowl last night for the first show in KCRW’s World Music Festival. Each year, we wait for Bowl season to roll around and I always try and make it to at least one show in KCRW’s series. Last night, we saw Raphael Saadiq, Santigold and Femi Kuti. The opening set is… Continue reading KCRW’s World Music Festival Kickoff
Went to check out the Los Angeles Philharmonic at Walt Disney Concert Hall last Friday night. This has been on our “things to do in LA” list for a while and the experience was well worth the wait. As anyone who has driven by knows, the concert hall is beautiful. But, the interior is amazing.… Continue reading WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL