Tuesday, August 31, 2010

I am Watercolor

I had the honor of being painted in watercolor by the very talented Jose De Juan this weekend. Awesome!

See more of Juan's work HERE

Vegas Antics

I am always up for a random road trip and that's what I did in late August. My friend Steven Blank, photographer extraordinaire, decided to do a day trip to Vegas to hang out with our mutual friend Jon. Luckily the Abbey was having a pool party that day so a busload of gogo boys, strippers, and the like showed up in Vegas! This was my first time in the new City Center property in Vegas and it was cool, like some sort of future metropolis out of an anime. Highlight of my day was meeting Mitchell Rock and Ryan Barry. Enjoy the pics!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Strictly Social presents Sa-Ra - Wednesday September 15, 2010

Nu-Soul Magazine & Soul Union Present
An Evening Of Eclectic Soul Fusion
Wednesday September 15, 2010

Strictly Social takes place on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at LA’s charming Little Temple, continuing the legacy of the renowned Temple Bar, by featuring a carefully selected showcase of artists and DJs that reflect the Nu-Soul sound. This monthly event always features the hottest artists pushing the boundaries of soul and a vibe that is truly unique.

Featuring Live Performances by


The very definition of Nu-Soul, Sa-Ra Creative Partners make music that rests at the cross section of soul, hip-hop, electronica, and funk, making use of an astounding array of talented musicians, producers, and vocalists. Together they have worked with the likes of Common, Bilal, Jill Scott, Goapele, N.E.R.D. and more. Witness the Strictly Social debut of Sa-Ra for what is sure to be a mind-blowing experience into the future of music.



Having landed on the musical radar like some kind of a phantom battleship, this
Washington D.C. native continues to fire away at us, sinking nay-sayers

and making a name for herself at a rate which some might consider

alarming. Appearing on exceptional releases by The Foreign Exchange,

Common, Eric Lau, and Exile, Muhsinah has earned each and every title

that’s been thrown her way-

engineer/producer/composer/singer/songwriter/arranger/inspiration and

the like. Get ready for the much anticipated Strictly Social debut of

one of future soul's elite.




GRILLADE feat The Park, Ragen Fykes, Keelay

Borrowing their name from the traditional Creole dish made of meat braised in a rich sauce with vegetables, Grillade (pronounced “gree-YAHD”) too is hearty and filling. Fronted by vocalist Ragen Fykes, the band is as many parts Betty Davis and Nancy Sinatra as it is Cream and Jefferson Airplane. Producer, keyboardist and percussionist, Keelay offers up: “We’re musicians - artists. Grillade is a band that was born in an era where bedroom producers, singers and rappers are a dime a dozen. But we are playing the gigs, we are spending the time in the studio, we are crafting a brand new sound”.

Our residents DJ Destroyer & DJ Myxzlplix will be spinning a selection of future soul, organic hip-hop, and electronic beats all night!


In the B Room – SOUL GOOD, soulful electronica hosted by Atlantic Connection & Friends

$15 at the door
$10 ALL NIGHT with RSVP to events@nu-soulmag.com (Must be received by 6pm night of show)
Limited $8 presale tickets available via http://fusicology.inticketing.com/events/123624

Strictly Social
Wednesday September 15, 2010
Little Temple
4519 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90029

Additional promotional support by Fusicology, Universal Rhythm, and The Mint Collective.

Sunday, August 08, 2010

FREE Aaliyah Tribute Party! Tuesday August 24, 2010

Nu-Soul Magazine & Redlight Special Events

in Association with SoulCulture



A Tribute To The Music And Memory Of Aaliyah Dana Haughton

Tuesday August 24, 2010

Featuring Special Aaliyah Tribute sets featuring classics, covers,
remixes, and undiscovered gems by

DJ DESTROYER (Strictly Social/Fast FWD)


Also featuring SURPRISE GUESTS performing Aaliyah's music in
support of SoulCulture's Aaliyah Revisited EP

LA's finest Independent Soul talent will be taking part in this loving

Download Aaliyah Revisted, an astonishing tribute to the
singer's music by the progressive soul community featuring contributions
by Marsha Ambrosius, Sy Smith, Afta-1 x Nikko Gray, Jessie Boykins III,
and more.

21+ w/ ID


Early Arrival Is Suggested

Medusa Lounge

3211 Beverly Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90057

Saturday, August 07, 2010

Nu-Soul Presents ART + SOUL w/ Diondre Jermaine - Saturday Aug 28, 2010

Nu-Soul Magazine + The Mezz



Saturday August 28, 2010

Nu-Soul continues to take part in the Downtown Los Angeles
Renaissance transforming a 100-year old speakeasy in the historic
Alexandria Hotel into a unique experience in sight + sound.

This second edition of ART + SOUL will feature live performances from
cutting edge talent, art exhibitions from a diverse set of local
artists, mood enhancing visual projections, and LIVE ART all within the
one-of-a-kind setting of The Mezz.

Live Performances by:


Get ready for the former Mulatto frontman's new sound, one unrestrained
by genre. A true perfromer, Diondre Jermaine will take you on a high
voltage journey through alternative soul and beyond.

Art Gallery + Video Projections + Live Art

Hosted + Curated by

Nu-Soul Magazine + Michelle aka Cali


9pm – 2am

FREE with RSVP to events@nu-soulmag.com

The Mezz @ the Alexandria Hotel

501 S. Spring Street – 2nd Floor (follow the signs)

Los Angeles, CA 90013

About The Mezz

The Mezz Bar at The Alexandria Hotel is Downtown L.A.’s newest bar in
it’s oldest location. Located in the heart of the new downtown LA, the
Mezz provides the feel of a speakeasy but with gorgeous detailed
ceilings, a stage, and plenty of space to roam.

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

I am hosting LUST AFFAIR at Stone Rose LA Thursday Aug 5, 2010

Jenn Laskey (Red Light Promotions) & Norman Mayers (Nu-Soul Magazine)
join forces once again to bring you
Thursday August 5, 2010

Rare Beats/Trip-Hop/Downtempo/Electronica
at the gorgeous

Come experience the upscale indoor/outdoor lounge at one of LA’s most renowned hotels
Delectable drink specials and specialty cocktails
Table reservations available

Residents DJs

9pm to 2am

Valet Parking available at hotel, street parking (read the signs), or $2 lot at the Beverly Connection

Stone Rose at Sofitel Los Angeles
8555 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Stone Rose on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ggsrla

Monday, August 02, 2010

My Review of Sunstorm by Zo!

Here is my review of one of the best album's of the year, the gorgeous piece of work that is Sunstorm by Zo! I feel in love with this one!

Read the review

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