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INSIDE THE CAPITOL ROYALE WEEKEND KICKOFF PARTY…

INSIDE THE CAPITOL ROYALE WEEKEND KICKOFF PARTY…

Capitol Records held it’s second annual Capitol Royale, a music and tech festival geared to bring together the music industry, creatives, and the tech field. This year’s theme is “Music on the Move” and on Friday night the kickoff party for this year’s event was held at Avalon Hollywood. It featured some of music’s fiercest females at the Femme It Forward Showcase put on by Heather Lowery, VP of Talent & Touring at Live Nation Urban. The concert featured a fireside chat by Fletcher (“Undrunk” and “One Too Many“). As well as performances by up incomers, DeathbyRomy, Layton Greene, Maya B, and Phem. Also, DJ’s Girl Make Beats who opened and kept the music flowing as guests trickled in. Many of these artists I have previously covered on The Reclusive Blogger. The showcase began with Fletcher, her and Amber chatted about feminism in the music industry, Fletcher‘s growth as an artist, and how to truly find one’s voice as a woman in a typically male-dominated world, society, and workplace. Avalon Hollywood that night was filled with the music industry, tech industry, and creative professionals there to support a cause with Femme It Forward and all of the talented women artists performing that night.

DeathbyRomy was the first artist performing that night, she sang three songs from her “Love u – to Death” EP, “Problems”, “Let Me Fall”, and “Diamond Tears”. Romy’s vocals captured the attention of the audience immediately. I recently interviewed her at the Capitol Tower and you can check out that piece here.

DeathbyRomy // #CapitolRoyale

Quality Control’s Layton Greene was next and sung four tracks including the emotional hit Blame On Mewhich is off her debut EP, Tell Ya Story. Layton definitely got the crowd hype.

Layton Greene // #CapitolRoyale

Maya B and her fantastic dancers were next. She performed three tracks including a favorite of mine Dollar to a Diamond. That track is a real party starter and floor filler. I also got the chance to interview her which you can read here.

Maya B // #CapitolRoyale

The night ended with Alternative Pop artist Phem (born Liv Marsico) she opened for Grandson on his recent tour and had a song (“dead yet”) of hers placed on Euphoria which she played that night as well as one of my favorites “Sweater”.

Phem // #CapitolRoyale

You can check a few photos from the official photo gallery below! Photo credit goes to Amber Sterling!


  • FLETCHER // Photo Credit: Amber Sterling
  • MAYA B // Photo Credit: Amber Sterling
  • FLETCHER + AMBER GRIMES // Photo Credit: Amber Sterling
  • PHEM // Photo Credit: Amber Sterling
  • FLETCHER + AMBER GRIMES // Photo Credit: Amber Sterling
  • PHEM // Photo Credit: Amber Sterling
  • DEATHBYROMY // Photo Credit: Amber Sterling
  • PHEM // Photo Credit: Amber Sterling
  • GIRLS MAKE BEATS // Photo Credit: Amber Sterling
  • LAYTON GREENE // Photo Credit: Amber Sterling

I’d like to thank Capitol Records once again for inviting me out to attend such a wonderful event and celebrate this amazing cause, Femme It Forward!


Until then,

Brittney x

BARNS COURTNEY + THE HUNNA AT THE FONDA THEATRE // CONCERT REVIEW + GALLERY

BARNS COURTNEY + THE HUNNA AT THE FONDA THEATRE // CONCERT REVIEW + GALLERY


Last Thursday (September 26th) Alternative Rock Singer-songwriter Barns Courtney brought The 404 Tour to Los Angeles at The Fonda Theatre. The artist released his second studio album 404 and is touring in support of that release with the English band The Hunna. Both hit the stage performing favorite tracks like “Hollow”, “You and I”, and, “She’s Casual” making sure fans left super happy. The Hunna opened the night with their specific brand of energetic and cohesive punk rock, making for a fantastic start to the show. The Hunna not only had their fans in the audience pumped but newbies or casuals like me as well. The Hunna (and Barns Courtney) were very interactive with the crowd. The Hunna seemed very thrilled to be playing The Fonda and opening for Barns Courtney too. Barns‘ headlining set was boisterous and electric, and he had the audience singing along word-for-word to every song. His gritty voice, eclecticism, punk rock meets stomp rock went over considerably well in the room as he and his band flew through around 13 tracks. The concert made for an enjoyable night whether you were a fan of either artist. You can view my photos from the Los Angeles stop of The 404 Tour below.



Thanks for the invite out Capitol Records!


Until then,

Brittney x