Concerts

How to Forget About The Chicago Cold: Attend a Gramatik Show

Chicagoans trying to stay warm from the bitter cold sought refuge at the Aragon Ballroom on Friday night. For those in attendance, Gramatik brought the heat during his 2-hour set, helped along by Balkan Bump and Haywyre warming up the crowd. The Chicago show was the Slovenian-born, Brooklyn-based producer’s second stop on his Re:Coil US […]

LIVE! Emancipator Ensemble Brings “Baralku” To Brooklyn Steel

Downtempo purveyor Douglass Appling (aka Emancipator) is by no means a static artist. Since the release of “Soon It Will Be Cold Enough” back in 2006, Appling has produced 5 studio albums, founded Loci Records, and turned his synth/violin two-piece act into a 5-member live band. But despite his prodigious development, Emancipator continues to be […]

Going In Blind: The Radio Dept. Boasts A Serene Performance at El Rey Theatre In Los Angeles

Remember the days of tuning into AM/FM stations and glueing your ears to the transistor radio? Listening to The Radio Dept. live is kind of like that. Not old enough to recall such ancient radio technology? Me neither, but my parents talked about it and well, we’ve seen movies. Nevertheless, imagine a fully immersive and aural […]

Minimal Effort LA Closed Out 2017 With Successful NYE Show

Downtown Los Angeles is always illustrious with its numerous options of New Year’s celebrations. Tech-house bass boomed off the walls of four ballrooms in the MacArthur to ring in 2018. The Gothic decor of the former posh hotel set an elegant atmosphere to host a chill crowd, keen to groove to some deep beats. Chandeliers […]

Minimal Effort Announces Phase 1 Lineup of New Year’s Eve Los Angeles Show

Wrap up your 2017 in celebratory fashion by closing the year at Minimal Effort’s New Year’s Eve edition in Los Angeles. The single-night event will be on Dec. 31, at The MacArthur, featuring house music icons Justin Martin, DJ Tennis, Jimmy Edgar, J.Phlip, DJ Three, Ardalan, Oona Dahl, and Human Resources. More special guests will […]