Proud Creature Delivers a Gift to a World Seeking Reflection and Reassurance

By AARON GAGERS Todd Brozman has released a compelling psychedelic jazz-based ambient music collection under the name of Proud Creature. The new EP, Opening Creature is a fascinating journey through a vast range of significant and otherworldly audio experiences. In times like these, when musicians need to make the most of all opportunities, Proud Creature is offering more than music. The interesting and diversified genre … Continue reading Proud Creature Delivers a Gift to a World Seeking Reflection and Reassurance

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Los Angeles Philharmonic Centennial Among the PBS Great Performances Series

By AARON GAGERS The Los Angeles Philharmonic Centennial Concert and Gala have been filmed and are part of the Great Performances series on PBS. Music and Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel led the 100-year anniversary with an historic Centennial Birthday Celebration last October 24, 2019, at Walt Disney Concert Hall. The event was held on the day of the orchestra’s first performance 100 years earlier and featured all three living … Continue reading Los Angeles Philharmonic Centennial Among the PBS Great Performances Series

The Muzik Beat Playlist: Hip Hop, Blues and Pop for The Weekend

By AARON GAGERS The tunes on the Muzik Beat premiere playlist represent those on the way up and veterans whose work defies description. Ranging from hip hop to jazz and pop, our Friday playlist introduces the listener to some of the hot new material coming to market. Aloud: ‘Loving U’s a Beautiful Thing’ Aloud’s new record, Sprezzatura, out on May 8th via Lemon Merchant Records … Continue reading The Muzik Beat Playlist: Hip Hop, Blues and Pop for The Weekend

Derek Brown Goes All Out on Fiftyfifty

By PATRICK O’HEFFERNAN When I saw Derek Brown back in the good old days when music venues were open – three weeks ago – I was blown away. Not only is he a world-class saxophone player, but he is also a great innovator and performer. He does things with the sax that are seemingly impossible, he does them live without gimmicks or fancy electronics. The … Continue reading Derek Brown Goes All Out on Fiftyfifty

Bif Naked Learns from Relationship for New Track ‘Jim’

By AARON GAGERS Bif Naked has been a mentor and student as she goes through life.  And her learning experiences come from the most unexpected of sources. Her latest teacher is apparently a relationship after which she modeled the song, “Jim,” and with which there’s a powerful new video that illustrates vengeful emotions. In the Doug Fury-directed video, Bif’s character learns that someone whom she … Continue reading Bif Naked Learns from Relationship for New Track ‘Jim’

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Caída Libre: ‘Wait for the Rain’ by Jaramar is a Timeless, Magical Experience

By PATRICK O’HEFFERNAN I recently attended a live concert by Jaramar, the renowned Mexican vocalist and artist. It was in the home of Mexican singer/songwriter Yanin Saavedra near Guadalajara and I was one of about 35 people listening to a singer who routinely fills venues of thousands.  All but one of the songs was in Spanish, which I am beginning to speak, but not always … Continue reading Caída Libre: ‘Wait for the Rain’ by Jaramar is a Timeless, Magical Experience

Patrick Ames Pays Honor to Gil Scott-Heron with Album ‘Liveness’

By AARON GAGERS You’ve got to dig anybody today who is even aware of the late jazz great Gil Scott-Heron, let alone dedicate music to him. Patrick Ames and his new Liveness album pays honor to Scott-Heron, one of the most underrated and genius musicians of all time. Scott-Heron was a “bluesologist,” in his own words, who rapped forewarningly that “The Revolution Will Not Be … Continue reading Patrick Ames Pays Honor to Gil Scott-Heron with Album ‘Liveness’

Check It Out: Beginners Drop ‘Let That Money Talk’

Beginners drop a cool new song, “Let That Money Talk” and you can check it out here. Los Angeles band Beginners announced the release of their new single “Let That Money Talk.” The song is available today worldwide on all major digital services. Beginners, the electro-pop band driven by live instrumentation was created by songwriter Samantha Barbera to dirty up and bring some danger back … Continue reading Check It Out: Beginners Drop ‘Let That Money Talk’

‘Heartbreaker’ by Maari Blends Beautiful Music with Romantic Fantasy

By RELL PHARNO The new song, “Heartbreaker” by Maari is a beautiful composition that brings the listener to a remote fantasy world.  A whirlwind of Indie Pop, RnB and Future Bass influences combine with unapologetic, raw lyrics and powerful synths to create the wall of sound. The video features a beautiful dance, where the dynamic goes from one partner to the other, much like the … Continue reading ‘Heartbreaker’ by Maari Blends Beautiful Music with Romantic Fantasy