KCRW.comJason BentleyAccording to our Beat Blvd. columnist Ned Raggett, this is the first time Experience Music Project's Pop Conference is being held in LA. "Very handy," he notes in his blog. If you're in the area tomorrow, you might want to check out KCRW's music director Jason Bentley moderat ... More >>
Borrowing the nickname of iconic crime boss John Gotti, Rick Ross' newest effort employs an Escalade-full of gaudy, bone-rattling beats to remind us exactly how hard he's shining with his latest album, Teflon Don (out today on Def Jam).
Beth Stirnaman/OC WeeklyQuadron at the Commonwealth Lounge last nightHours before their gig at Commonwealth Lounge in Fullerton, we found Coco O. and Robin Hannibal of Quadron hanging out by the stage. So we figured we'd help them kill some time with a probing interview about a wide range of topi ... More >>
Delmos Wade aka Jud NesterRecently, Long Beach soul singer Jud Nester hit the ground running with his new project Delmos Wade, a truly legit offering of "Long Beach Blue Eyed Soul Swagger." At least that's what he and the band are calling it. He's stopping by to play at the Commonwealth Loun ... More >>
Last Night: Raphael Saadiq at the House of BluesBetter Than: Trying to fill up a car from the 60s with today's gas prices.Download: Don't download shit, buy the damn album (The Way I See it)Toss Raphael Saadiq's latest album, The Way I See It into any CD player and most people are quick to call it a ... More >>
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