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2012, It’s Been Real, But We’re Ready For 2013… Plus New Music By Rochelle Jordan

Wow, 2012 flew by, right? So much great music in so little time makes keeping up this blog a rewarding challenge. We hope all the regular Pearl Mic’ers enjoyed the music, news and highlights that we have provided this year. We sincerely thank you for your support and encouragement. We plan for 2013 to be bigger and better.

Our personal highlights this year is meeting Iggy Azalea at Sneaker Pimps LA, visiting the Who Shot Rock & Roll exhibit, and blushing as Timothy Bloom performed his melodies at Rachel Assil’s concert. We want to create much more exciting memories for 2013, and we hope you can join us for the ride.

Our last music post of 2012 is Rochelle Jordan’s Impossible. Enjoy:

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Concerts, LA Timez

Highlights from Rachel Assil’s ‘The Opus Unplugged’ Album Release

Some of indie music’s brightest singers, songwriters and producers took over The Roxy on Sunset Strip Thursday night. Rachel Assil assembled a handful of  talented friends to celebrate the release of her album, The Opus Unplugged, such as Timothy Bloom, Tha Boogie, Dezi Paige and others.

As soon as we entered the venue, Timothy Bloom’s performance began.

With a voice like Donny Hathaway and the sex appeal of D’Angelo, he wooed the crowd. His equally awesome band and backup singers added to rhapsody that he stirred. A woman next to us couldn’t help herself and screamed, Timothy! Will you marry me?!” Yes, he was that mesmerizing.

Timothy Bloom with Dezi Paige

In between sets, DJ Paris Paul helped the crowd stay warmed up and interested. He was high energy the entire night with his mixes.

Ms. D-NICE, a percussionist/drummer, dubbed as the next Sheila E., did an on-the-spot performance where she timed her beats to every song that the DJ pumped out. The crowd went in a frenzy over her performance.

Shortly thereafter, Rachel Assil hit the stage.

Behind her Steinway & Sons piano, she belted out The Opus Unplugged, a sincere, soulful record touches on life, love, betrayal and deceit. “Cold Cold Coma” got the biggest reaction from the crowd. Definitely one of the standout tracks.

Make sure to get it on iTunes.

Tha Boogie finished off the fun-filled night.

Their energy level is off the charts!

Rachel hopped on stage to party with the duo.


We were all smiles and ringing ears afterwards. On our way out, we ran into Maya and Nandy of Heroine December.

Overall, great great great night. Supreme voices. Phenomenal music. Live music is everything!


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Concerts

Rachel Assil’s Official Album Release with Melody Thornton, Tha Boogie, Timothy Bloom, DJ Warrior & Dezi Paige & Irene Diaz


Recording artist, Rachel Assil, will celebrate the release of her debut album, Rachel Assil: The Opus Unplugged, with an evening at the Roxy Theatre. On August 30th, these artists will share the stage in a big night of music.

The evening—a black & white attire affair—will feature guest performances by Grammy award winning, Timothy Bloom and Raphael Saadiq’s protégés, duo Tha Boogie. Also performing will be Dezi Paige, Irene Diaz, and special guest, Melody Thornton—who will be joining Assil on select songs.

Timothy Bloom Grammy award winner has written and produced songs for Chris Brown, NeYo, and many others. Tha Boogie just recently opened for Raphael Saadiq on his European tour, hit SXSW while their single Keepsake received radio love from KCRW and others. Worldwide success DJ Warrior has had countless features from NY Times, LA Times, to Jay Leno and MTV. And our very special guest, international pop star Melody Thornton [formally of the group] The Pussycat Dolls has just released her critically acclaimed mixtape ‘P.O.Y.B.L’ and has recently confirmed the title of her debut album. ‘Hit The Ground Running’ to be released later this year.

The Opus Unplugged, recorded by Jason Patterson at the Palms Studio X in Las Vegas, features soulful records dedicated to an array of matters ranging from life and love to betrayal and deceit. Encompassing some of the most sincere qualities that a storyteller can possess, it has repeatedly been described as “raw” by industry heavyweights.

“Smokey. Bone-chilling from the soul. Leon Russell, Julie London, and Carole King have been remixed and reborn in Rachel Assil,” said Marshall Tarley of ASCAP.

“Truth, passion, soul, joy, pain, honesty, conviction, drive, determination,” says Grammy award winning producer and songwriter, Justin “Just Blaze” Smith, “Rachel Assil embodies all of these things in her music.”

For more information on the event, please visit TheRoxyAugust.com.

For more information on Rachel Assil, please visit her website at RachelAssil.com.

Assil may be one of the industry’s best kept secrets, but she is no stranger. Her musical accolades are plentiful. She has opened for Anthony Hamilton, and has performed before major figures in the entertainment circuit including Denzel Washington, Diane Warren, and Linda Perry. She’s written with artists such as Sandy Vee, REO, AR Rahman, DQ of The Writing Camp, Harold Lilly, Blac Elvis, Nate Walka, Stacy Barthe, and Timothy Bloom, even scoring her first international placement with Toby Gad. Additionally, Assil was signed to international recording artist, producer & songwriter Akon.

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