Category Archives: Live Music

Dua Lipa @ Bardot 5/9/16

imageLast night marked self-described “dark pop” singer, Dua Lipa’s first Los Angeles performance.  Lipa possesses a lofty voice which dances above the beat, finding its footing against booming  percussion. Though not a fault of her own, the mighty sound she and her band produced felt more suited for a larger venue, where one could dance among the echoes they leave behind. But I expect much larger things for Lipa’s future, for there’s nowhere but upwards for her from this point. At age 20 she’s already produced a number of quality tunes, aside from her well-received singles, “Be The One” and “Last Dance.”  The aptly named “Blow Your Mind (Mwah)” shined just as brightly as Lipa’s early singles, littered with lyrics that are as confident as they are confessional: “if we don’t fuck this whole thing up guaranteed I can blow your mind”. Honesty is usually the best policy, and it sounds extra good on her.

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Grimes Presents: March of the Pugs @ The Shrine 4/23/16

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The Internet came out in full-force for Grimes Presents: March of the Pugs, An Evening With Christine & The Queens and Tei-Shi, by that I mean much of the crowd jumped straight from a Tumblr post. The lovely thing about the Internet in this case is its ability to unite three very different, international artists into one extravaganza. Continue reading Grimes Presents: March of the Pugs @ The Shrine 4/23/16