Past Arts & Culture

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Past Performers

Devendra Banhart

Devendra Banhart’s Nonesuch debut, Mala, took shape back in his own “tiny, tiny home” in Los Angeles, where Banhart until recently resided. He and longtime cohort Noah Georgeson produced it together, playing most of the instruments themselves. The arrangements, beguiling yet relatively unadorned, harken back to Banhart’s earliest recordings, the do-it-yourself tracks that first garnered […]

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Diggy Lloyd

Diggy Lloyd was drawn to photography and fashion for their inherent elements of story telling. She was introduced to both as a very young girl when she and her sister would play dress up in vintage outfits and pose for their grandmother who was ( and still is ) an avid amateur photographer. Diggy’s grandfather […]

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Emily King

Emily King’s a Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter born and raised in Manhattan’s Lower-East Side. King recently released the critically acclaimed EP ‘Seven’, touring and playing live with the likes of Maroon 5, John Legend, Emeli Sande, Alicia Keys, Aloe Blacc Sara Bareilles and countless others along the way. King celebrates her roots, pop, soul, and indie influences […]

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Freedom Fry

Freedom Fry is the LA based duo of Parisian born, Marie Seyrat, and Michigan native, Bruce Driscoll. Seyrat, who had been singing since before she could talk, initially pursued a career in fashion and styling where she did PR for Gucci and even dressed the likes of Sharon Stone. Driscoll, meanwhile, cut his teeth in […]

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Il Circo

Since its creation in the early 1990s, the iL CiRCo troupe has grown to include singers, dancers, street performers, acrobats and specialty performers. The troupe has attracted cast members from around the globe, each contributing unique talents to this cultural melting pot of performance art. The prevailing “try anything” spirit among the troupe in its […]

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inc.

European Tour begins in April, including a Maida Vale Session for BBC Radio 1. Supported by Zomby at their recent album launch party at LPR in NYC. inc. played at and curated their own special edition of Boiler Room Los Angeles in February. Dazed & Confused have a 6 page interview feature with inc. in their March edition. The album streamed exclusively […]

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Iyadede

Iyadede is a singer songwriter producer from Rwanda.  She made her debut in the US in 2009 shortly upon moving to New York city. She released an independent project entitled Talking to God.  The record is a mix of genres ranging from Soul to Dubstep to Afro inspired rhythm. Iyadede’s style and music reflects her […]

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Jarell Perry

In the quickly rising new-school class of ‘alt-R&B’, Jarell Perry is paving his own lane. His critically-acclaimed debut LP “Simple Things,” which mixes flavors of Electronic, Indie-Rock, and Pop, has already drawn comparisons to cross-over heavyweights like Miguel and Frank Ocean. But as URB Magazine puts it, “what sets him apart from this new breed […]

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Jill Sobule

Jill Sobule belongs to a rare breed of artists. Her work is at once deeply personal and socially conscious, seriously funny and derisively tragic. Over five albums and a decade of recording, the Denver-born songwriter/ guitarist/singer has tackled such topics as the death penalty, anorexia, shoplifting, reproduction, the French resistance movement, adolescence, and the Christian […]

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John West

John West (born May 11, 1983) is an American singer–songwriter, R&B recording artist and occasional rapper. Originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, West resides in Los Angeles, California where he began to pursue his music career soon after graduating Chicago’s Columbia College. While in Los Angeles, West became a street performer on Third Street Promenade, a […]

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Kenji Williams

Creative Director and Composer, Kenji Williams is an award winning filmmaker, music producer, theatrical show director, and classically-trained violinist. A world bridger of music, visual arts, science and unique storytelling, Williams has collaborated with international DJ John Digweed, Ken Wilber’s Integral Institute, Alex Grey, Ballet Philippines, and is bringing his solo work from big music […]

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Laura Jansen

Charming and whip-smart, with a wicked sense of humor that balances out her insightful, introspective nature, the Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter, and musician is exactly the type to stir things up. A fixture at Los Angeles’ creative musical haven The Hotel Café, Jansen released a collection of confessional, piano-based alt-pop songs in the form of […]

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