Show Recap: The Marked Men, Royal Headache @ The Regent Theater

Stars (total of 10 possible): 7


- Venue: The Regent Theater
- Time of performance: 8:00pm - 12:00 pm
- Opening song: Punk Confusion by Audacity
- Highlight of the performance: The four bands performed
- Interaction with the crowd, crowd reception: Not all the people are super engaged, but most of people there enjoyed the concert very much.
- Closing song: Get yo you by The Marked Man
- Length of set: 4 hours, The Marked Man was at 11pm
- Relativity of set: It was a concert with four rock bands with all of their hits in different albums. Presented by FYF presents.

The Regent Theater is a vintage 1914 cinema recreated as an indie concert hall & performance space. The Regent opened February 1914 as the National Theatre, the second building on the site with that name. Reopened November 2014 as a restaurant, bar and live music venue operated by longtime promoter Mitchell Frank. It has a bar and pizzeria at the front door but not inside of the venue. The venue is mostly for indie rock and punk band, and can fit like around 300-400 people.

I had not listen to The Marked Man and Royal Headache before I went to the concert. I just love funk rock music so I picked this concert to go. I enjoyed a lot from those music. The lighting is great there to strengthen the atmosphere. The act was really into it, and I can feel the energy from them. There were a lot of people there and it was full.

They have a bar at the front door outside of the venue, and there was not too many drink options. The fans were really fun, they wore different unique styles, and most of people were really enjoying the music.

Overall, I enjoyed the show a lot. The music genre is what I like and the performers were great. Not all the people super engaged with music because too many people were there, so it did not go crazy. But all the people were definitely into the music and had a great time. It was hard to get drinks because the bar is outside and the space is kinda crowd. The music is not like extremely exciting all the time, but the bands made some good connections with the audiences.

Wrap Up: The Marked Man does not have a recent record release. They are on a small tour around the nation. Below are the recent schedules of their concert.

  • Saturday 22 July 2017
    • The Chapel, San Francisco, CA, US
  • Thursday 20 July 2017
    • The Regent Theater, Los Angeles, CA, US
  • Friday 07 April 2017
    • Brooklyn Bazaar, Brooklyn, NY, US

I did not know the band prior to the concert, so they are new to me. But I think they delivered a great live performances.

-Kai Liang,  July 20, 2017

New Music #2

Title: Mirage

Artist: Toro y Moi

Time: July 7, 2017

Bio: Toro y Moi is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer born in Columbia, South Carolina. His music has taken on many forms since he began recording, but he is often identified with the rise of the chillwave movement in 2010 and 2011. His stage name is a multilingual expression consisting of the Spanish words toro and y (meaning "bull" and "and", respectively), and the French word moi (meaning "me").

 

Link: https://open.spotify.com/track/6JjDWEc76etrgvHn8XORwZ


Title: I Still Wanna Know (Feat. Rivers Cuomo)

Artist: RAC & Rivers Cuomo

Time: May 2017

Bio: André Allen Anjos, better known by his stage name RAC, is a Portuguese DJ and record producer.[1] RAC has created more than 200 remixes in the rock, electronica, and dance music ganres for various musical artists, with his work featured in ads from Citigroup and Hulu, among others

Rivers Cuomo is an American musician best known as the lead vocalist, guitarist and songwriter of the rock band Weezer.

 

Link: https://open.spotify.com/track/4aBia8ZXlVjoaJhoop9Pxn


Title: Ti Amo

Artist: Phoenix

Time: June 9, 2017

Bio: Phoenix is a rock band from Versailles, France, consisting of Thomas Mars, Deck d'Arcy, Christian Mazzalai and Laurent Brancowitz. They are best known for their singles "Too Young," "If I Ever Feel Better," and "1901."

-Kai Liang

Link: https://open.spotify.com/track/1scBJr3NGNdWm1QHF1Cc8W

Show Recap: Miguel & Gabriel Garzon-Montano at The Annenberg LA

Miguel & Gabriel Garzon-Montano at The Annenberg LA Presented by KCRW

Show Rating: 9/10 

photo credit: Mariah Gamble

photo credit: Mariah Gamble

The show was performed on July 15th, 2017 at the Annenberg Space for Photography, from 5-10:30 PM. KCRW's Anthony Valadez opened the show DJ'ing great music, followed by DJ Stretch Armstrong, who spun as well. Gabriel then came on and did a beautiful set of his music, which I am new to, but am definitely a fan of now! Miguel did a set of his incredible, well-known songs like Adorn, Coffee, Simple Things, Candles in the Sun, Do You..., The Thrill, How Many Drinks?, and Sure Thing. Miguel's set lasted about an hour and a half, and incorporated popular songs from other artists, like Kendrick Lamar, which he used to successfully transition into his upcoming songs. The crowd surrounding the stage where I was was totally engaged and you could tell were genuine Miguel fans. The highlight of the performance was when he performed hits like Adorn and How Many Drinks?.

This live experience was one to remember. The crowd thoroughly enjoyed it, throwing their hands up to their favorite songs and singing along to the lyrics.The Annenberg was packed-- the venue reached capacity at about 7 PM. The crowd consisted of a wide variety of people-- families with their preteen kids to middle aged adults, and everyone in between. The only downside to this was that because it was so packed, patrons got upset when they couldn't see Miguel as well as they would've liked, due to the many surrounding people. I even had some patrons get upset with me as I tried to move closer in the crowd, as many other people were doing. The line for the bar was constantly long, so I didn't get any drinks-- but I did have a friend that was able to get me into a VIP section, where a few selection of drinks were served. I had a Rose wine, which was alright (too bitter for me). I loved that they gave out electric wristbands that flashed to the music; a lot of people had them, so it was pretty cool to see the array of lights as the music played. Overall, I absolutely loved the show and had an amazing time! Waiting in line for 30 minutes (which actually wasn't that bad) was totally worth it, and I would do it all to see Miguel perform again.

Gabriel Garzon-Montano has an upcoming show in the Fall in Rotterdam, Netherlands, and has released his latest project, Jardin, to Spotify, Itunes, Google Play, and Soundcloud. Miguel continues to perform around the country, and has recently been involved with a project called Earthworks on Viceland. RME's own Kevin Wright forwarded me the opportunity to see this show, which I thank him greatly for!

by Mariah Gamble

New Music #1

1. Lovelite:

Lovelite is a wife and husband duo, Jen and Andrew Polfer, based in Southern California. They are worship leaders, creating Christian music, with 80/90's techno-pop-like sounds. Using synthesizers and unique instruments like worn drums, the two create a mesmerizing symphony of music that reflects their beliefs and ever-evolving message. 

Single: "Prophesy" - released July 13th, 2017

https://open.spotify.com/track/4fJJDxdfRy3Y5mGyMa9dJX

IG: @lovelitemusic


 

2. Nitty Scott

Nitty Scott is a MC from New York, distributing message-driven and socially responsible music. Her lyrics tell powerful stories that are shown through a new-school, progressive lane of the rap game. 

Single: "La Diaspora" (ft. Zap Mama) - released July 14th, 2017

https://open.spotify.com/track/1w5UIeh3ySs7MKli2lTxvw

IG: @nittyscottmc

 


3. Gallant

Gallant is a versatile R&B singer/songwriter from Columbia, Maryland, now based in LA. Gallant is signed to Mind of a Genius Records, and released his first debut album, Ology, in 2016. His voiced is highly praised for its wide range and diversity, creating the mature and individual sound we hear in his music.

Single: "In the Room: Cruisin'" (with Andra Day) - released June 27th, 2017

https://open.spotify.com/track/18zyJEDv55EzsAqRSm162n

IG: @sogallant

-Mariah Gamble