Watch System of a Down (Wake Up The Souls) Live Concert in Los Angeles

System of a Down kicked off their “Wake Up The Souls” tour on April 6th at The Forum in nearby Inglewood, California to positive reviews. To say we’re fans of this all Armenian-American rock band is an understatement, especially since three of the band members attended school in Little Armenia. Having been to their live performances, we know first hand that their concerts are nothing short of an unforgettable out-of-this-world experience. The atmosphere is absolutely electric and the fans always amazingly spirited. On April 23rd, SOAD will be performing a (free) live concert for the first time in Yerevan, Armenia to commemorate the centennial of the Armenian Genocide. If their shows are this incredible outside of Armenia, we can’t even begin to imagine how spectacular it will be in Yerevan. Since we can’t be there in person, we can only hope they live stream the show so we can all participate. And if they make it a pay-per-view event (and maybe donate some of the proceeds to genocide awareness programs), we will be first in line with our credit cards.

Watch System of a Down (Wake Up The Souls) Live Concert in Los Angeles
This video was taken by someone attending the concert at The Forum in Inglewood, CA on April 6, 2015. Most of the video is of good quality with a few sections not viewable.

System of a Down performs Sardarabad at the Forum in Inglewood, CA

The Battle of Sardarabad was a battle of the Caucasus Campaign of World War I that took place near Sardarabad (modern-day Armavir), Armenia from May 21–29, 1918. Sardarabad was only 40 kilometers west of the city of Yerevan. The battle is currently seen as not only stopping the Ottoman advance into the rest of Armenia but also preventing the complete destruction of the Armenian nation. Learn more… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Sardarabad

Watch System of a Down perform Sardarabad at the Forum in Inglewood, CA on 4/6/2015  (Wake Up The Souls Tour)

Tigran Hamasyan (Trio)

 

Armenian artist TIGRAN HAMASYAN (Trio) will be performing at Bootleg HiFi in Los Angeles, CA on February 20th, 2014.

Artist Bio:
Although trained as a classical and jazz musician, Tigran Hamasyan draws on a wide range of influences, including Armenian folk music, rock, beatbox, poetry, and more. In early 2015, Nonesuch Records will release MOCKROOT, Tigran’s label debut. This show will be in support of the record release tour, featuring Tigran’s trio with Sam Minaie on bass and Arthur Hnatek on drums. In the past decade, with the release of four critically acclaimed albums and an unceasing touring schedule, Tigran has built up a dedicated international following, as well as accolades from the likes of Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, and Brad Mehldau. In the words of the Guardian, Hamasyan “is guided by one of [mentor and fan Herbie Hancock’s] most enduring lessons: it’s possible to be a multi-stylistic jazz virtuoso and a groove-powered hitmaker simultaneously and hugely enjoy all of it.” The Times of London said of his most recent release, 2013’s Shadow Theater, “Armenian folk, electronic loops, heavenly voices and indie rock energy vie with Hamasyan’s rippling piano to create a dramatic, deeply melodic music unlike anything else you’ll hear this year.” Born in Armenian in 1987, Tigran has already won major accolades including a 2011 French Grammy Award, first place in the prestigious Thelonious Monk Piano Competition, and the 2013 Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Contemporary Music. He currently resides in Erevan, Armenia. He began playing piano at the age of three, and started performing in festivals and competitions when he was 11 years old, winning the Montreux Jazz Festival’s piano competition in 2003. He released his debut album, World Passion, at the age of 18 in 2006. That same year he won the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition. Subsequent albums include New Era (2008), Red Hail (2009), and A Fable (2011), for which he was awarded a Victoires de la Musique (the equivalent of a Grammy Award in France).

Ticketing link: http://foldsilverlake.com/event.cfm?id=169789

Artist Press:
http://asbarez.com/128590/new-album-by-jazz-pianist-tigran-hamasyan-due-in-2015/
http://www.panorama.am/en/culture/2014/10/21/t-hamasyan/
http://www.theguardian.com/music/2013/oct/24/tigran-hamasyan-pianist-jazz-armenian

Watch Tigran Hamasyan perform in Paris, France

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Gipsy Kings in Los Angeles

 

If you live in Los Angeles and you’re Armenian, chances are you’ve heard of the Gipsy Kings. And if you’ve heard the Gipsy Kings, then there’s no doubt you have fallen in love with their music. We fell in love in the late ’80’s after hearing “Bamboleo”, and haven’t stopped since. The way they play the Spanish flamenco guitar is simply mesmerizing. And once you hear the voice of lead singer Nicolas Reyes speak to your soul, you are hooked for life.

The Gipsy Kings will be in concert in Los Angeles for one day only and we are giving away a pair of tickets to one of our website visitors! To enter our random drawing for a chance to win, just comment on this post or like this post on facebook. The winners will be randomly selected on Tuesday, August 14, 2012.

Where:
Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE
777 Chick Hearn Court, Los Angeles, CA 90015

When:
SaturdayAugust 18, 2012 @ 8:00 PM

To purchase tickets, please visit http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/2C004890EFC56209?brand=nokiala

An Evening with Yanni

World-renown, Grammy nominated artist Yanni comes to Los Angeles for an unforgettable night of music. Yanni will be accompanied by his talented orchestra, including Armenian violin virtuoso Samvel Yervinian, making this the one concert to attend this year.

We are giving away 3 pairs of tickets to this concert to 3 of our website visitors! To enter our random drawing for a chance to win, simply comment on this post and tell us why you want to spend an evening with Yanni. The winners will be randomly selected on Tuesday, July 17, 2012.

Where:
Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE
777 Chick Hearn Court, Los Angeles, CA 90015

When:
Friday, July 20, 2012 at 8:00 PM

To purchase tickets, please visit http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/2C00478CE9A05AF9?brand=nokiala

Serj Tankian’s Harakiri

Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, poet, political activist and System Of A Down frontman Serj Tankian is set to release his new solo album Harakiri on July 10th and to celebrate he’ll be hosting a Q&A, album listening, meet & greet and signing July 9th at Warner Bros. Records headquarters in Burbank, CA at 6pm. Moderating the Q&A will be Rick Florino. Fans will have a chance to win tickets to a Serj show in L.A., a sold out Jimmy Kimmel Live performance, merchandise and more! They’ll also be able to buy Harakiri before anyone else! Space is limited, so RSVP now to get in: serjtankian.com/rsvp

This special release event will also be streamed at http://new.livestream.com/serjtankian, where you can submit your questions in real time with hashtag #HARAKIRI

What: Serj’s Tankian Harakiri album release event

When: July 9, 2012, 6-8pm

Place: Warner Bros. Records Boutique Store

Where: 3300 Warner Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505

RSVP: serjtankian.com/rsvp