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AKG K 240 Semi-Open Studio Headphones

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"The new K 240 Studio delivers even wider dynamic range and higher sensitivity than its well-known and widely-used predecessor. The secret to the semi-open K 240 Studio's sound quality is the new XXL transducers in acoustically tuned vented enclosures with circumaural (around the ear) pads. The circumaural pads envelope your ears nicely and reward you with smooth, solid bass and well-balanced, articulate mids and highs."
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I'm Lucy Beer and I run this here blog. I like soul, hip-hop and electronic music, and anything that blurs those lines. You can reach me at: music[AT]beatlife.net - please don't attach MP3 files - provide links to download or listen to them. Also, if you're a rapper and your name is 'Lil something, it's probably not a good fit for this blog ;)

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Scion's Papershapers This Weekend In Los Angeles

Scion’s Papershapers This Weekend In Los Angeles

Scion has a great show opening this weekend at their Culver City gallery. Papershapers is curated by Giant Robot and features the paper craft of Shin Tanaka, Ana Serrano, Annie Vought, Brian Dettmer, Hunter Stabler, Peter Callesen, Polly Verity, Richard Sweeney, Mu Pan and Ryohei Tanaka. The opening reception takes place April 11, 7:00 p.m....
Erik Rico + Kissey Asplund

Erik Rico + Kissey Asplund

Strictly Social is hosting Erik Rico and Kissey Asplund next week – two of the brightest stars in progressive soul. Can’t wait for this show. DJ Anthony Valadez is the guest DJ, along with residents Destroyer and Myxzlplix. There will be soulful drum n bass in the smaller room, courtesy of Jayvon and guests. Admission...
Omar Live In Los Angeles - April 7

Omar Live In Los Angeles – April 7

On Tuesday, April 7th, UK Soul Sensation, Omar will perform live at The Conga Room. The show starts at 9pm and will showcase KCRW’s Garth Trinidad as host and DJ + DJ Kaleem closing out the night! After a five-year recording hiatus – during which time he’s built his own studio, set up his own...
Soul In The Park

Soul In The Park

LA heads, this looks like fun. Thanks to Rani D for the heads up. — If it gets hard making it out to the westside to catch these cats, we are blessed to let you know they are coming to us! YOSAKU will be joining us for our next session. With remixes and re-edits on...
J Dilla Tribute Concert and EP - A Suite For Ma Dukes

J Dilla Tribute Concert and EP – A Suite For Ma Dukes

The amazing Carlos Nino and Miguel Atwood-Ferguson have created a tribute EP to J. Dilla where they interpret his music with a 40-piece orchestra. Sounds pretty amazing in itself, but sure to be even more ear-opening is the live concert. They will perform the EP live for the first time on February 22 as part...
Mark De Clive-Lowe at Strictly Social

Mark De Clive-Lowe at Strictly Social

This is a not-to-be-missed show. Mark de Clive-Lowe is bringing his world tour to Los Angeles courtesy of Strictly Social. Be sure to get your tickets early! Nu-Soul Magazine & Soul Union are proud to present a very special edition of Strictly Social. On Wednesday February 18 we will be presenting international artist Mark de...
BrooklynRadio and Bastard Jazz Party

BrooklynRadio and Bastard Jazz Party

BrooklynRadio.net, home to some of the freshest online radio shows you can find, and the excellent Bastard Jazz record label have teamed up to release a compilation: BKLYN: Heavy Sounds from the County of Kings. I’ll have more on that shortly – the good folks at BrooklynRadio were kind enough to share some sounds with...
Sound In Color - Monica Blaire, Kameron Corvet, Postman

Sound In Color – Monica Blaire, Kameron Corvet, Postman

The Bloom Effect presents the first show of 2009! SOUND IN COLOR featuring: Detroit’s Monica Blaire, Kameron Corvet and all the way from Holland   Postman. Sponsored by   ONUTSS, Fusicology, Rebel Soul, and ThisIsRealMusic. Friday, January 23rd @ Joe’s Pub 11PM $15.00 Official Site: http://www.joespub.com
Strictly Social - Jimetta Rose, Mic Holden

Strictly Social – Jimetta Rose, Mic Holden

Nu-Soul Magazine and Soul Union are back in 2009 with Strictly Social. Join us on the third Wednesday of every month at Little Temple for an evening of Eclectic Soul Fusion. On Wednesday January 21, 2009 we bring you another lineup of progressive talent that exemplifies the Nu-Soul sound. Performances by: Jimetta Rose www.myspace.com/jimettarose www.myspace.com/queenjrose...
Bailout - Solidified by SlamXHype

Bailout – Solidified by SlamXHype

Our friends over at SlamXHype, purveyors of all things fresh and fashionable, have a new, artsy venture on deck. Solidified launches with a group art show, Bailout, here in Los Angeles this weekend. BAILOUT Solidified by SLAMXHYPE Continental Gallery 408 South Spring Street Los Angeles, CA 90013 Opening Nights: December 6th, 6 PM – 12 AM...
10th Annual Thanks Givends Benefit

10th Annual Thanks Givends Benefit

Thanks Givends is an annual event in Los Angeles that brings together the cream of LA’s music scene to raise money around the holiday  for important community arts programs and individuals in need. Every year two recipients are chosen, one always being The Mar Vista Family Center, which is where LA’s beloved DJ Dusk was...
Strictly Social - Nov 19 - Q Dixon, Jamila

Strictly Social – Nov 19 – Q Dixon, Jamila

LA soul heads – it’s almost time for another Strictly Social! The crew returns to Silverlake’s the Little Temple Bar with another great lineup including Q Dixon, Jamila with a guest DJ set from DJ Daz. Plus you will also be treated to a special video screening of Wayna’s new video for “My Love”, taken...