Music Man Miles (far left) and Breakestra perform at the Root Down tonight.Last week, influential L.A. funk and hip-hop club the Root Down returned from a year-long hiatus after more than a decade running.
With a new location (the G-Club in Hollywood), a new host (KG Superstar), plus a handf ... More >>
If you're a music fan in LA, no doubt you know Breakestra, whose work in that gray area between breakbeat, old school funk, Latin grooves, jazz and soul comines to create something both fresh and timeless. Tonight the legendary LA live breakbeat band Breakestra celebrates the release of its new albu ... More >>
Funk-hop massive Breakestra is, by now, an L.A. institution. The eight-piece big band has been throwing fiery soul blowouts, each show like a miniature festival of funk, since 1996. Impressive in its own right, but the group's stylistic vintage runs much deeper: to the oft-sampled sounds of ... More >>
I love LA. Love it love it love it (except when Indie 103 gets tossed off the airwaves). One reason: nights like tonight, when the music offerings are so far-flung and wide-open that my proto-punk gene is being pulled one direction, my turntablist strand is being pulled another, and my disco-house b ... More >>