Tuesday, February 28, 2012


Lucky me! I have a wonderful friend named Stephanie who has been my go-to music gal since Missy Elliott made us lose control in the summer of 2005. Last summer, she introduced me to the electric soul duo QUADRON.

(to hear their music check out my previous blog post: http://bit.ly/nhJ07w

Steph and I got reeeal excited when we heard they'd be playing last September at San Francisco's Brick and Mortar Music Hall. Lead singer Coco was wonderful during their set and after the final song announced "Ok we are here to party, let's dance!" She joined the crowd as a DJ continued the soul theme of the night. Yay Coco! I just love nice people who are stupid talented.

Steph, Coco, Mee!

Thursday, February 23, 2012


Wow I really can't believe I haven't mentioned Little Dragon on this blog before, they are truly my one of FAVORITE bands!! Lead singer Yukimi is this little tiny thing with a crazy voice and a curiously endearing stage presence (hence her nickname and name of the band: Little Dragon. I've also heard it's because she's feisty like a dragon in the studio). 

Photo taken by my friend Jason Ochs in Big Sur, CA (twitter: @ochfish) 

I got really into her unique voice (that I can only describe as soulful with a touch of tribal), her style, and her music after a guest appearance with the Gorillaz at Coachella 2010. Immediately, I began digging up and listening to everything with her voice on it including her collaborations with SBTRKT, DJ Shadow and her run with the band 'Koop' (masters of sampling). Last year I made sure to see Little Dragon whenever they were in the bay area including a tiny chinese restaurant here in San Jose, CA (photos below) and this performance at Ameoba, San Francisco. Check it out:

These photos were taken by my boy Shane at Pagoda at the Fairmont in San Jose, CA. More cowbell!

Photo by Shane Hagerty (twitter: @sk8r408)

Photo by Shane Hagerty (twitter: @sk8r408)

To hear more music by Little Dragon visit they're site: http://little-dragon.net/