As the industrial age comes to a close and year 2000 babies become adults, a new generation of thinkers arise from our communities. Since the late 1880’s, Altadena, Pasadena, and South Pasadena have developed their own sense of character and esteemed heritage. We’ve recently asked the Pasadena community if they’d be open to such a change. And a lot of more than half of them said “No”. After the initial response we received, we believe that Altadenans, Pasadenans, and South Pasadenans more or less agree on each city keeping their own identity. But, the young minds of today challenge that … Continue reading Should Altadena & South Pasadena merge with Pasadena? Cast Your Vote Today!
Rose Robinson, youngest daughter of Olympian & Silver Medalist Mack Robinson, opens up about Life in Pasadena, Her Father’s Legacy, and Overcoming Cancer through Obamacare. Rose was going to have her tonsils removed when she received news that she had cancer. Shortly after receiving Obamacare, her insurance covered treatment. And through her recovery, Rose wrote a beautiful song to President Barack Obama thanking him for blessing her with Obamacare and giving her a 2nd chance at life. Rose wrote a letter to President Obama and he responded with a message of encouragement. Rose is now looking to shop her song … Continue reading Rose Robinson opens up about Life in Pasadena, Her Father’s Legacy, and Overcoming Cancer through Obamacare
Today’s local music scene in Pasadena, California is alive and well. Mistah Wilson caught up with Download This Interview Pasadena Hip Hop pioneer Paco Swartz for an exclusive interview about Music, His Detroit Roots, and How He’s Managed to Stay focused through Adversity. In this interview, Paco touches on how his spot was the ‘dojo’ for a lot of the Pasadena artists from his generation. Giving Glory to God for still being here, Swartz also speaks on growing up in Pasadena and attending Washington Middle School. Paco mentions the adverse conditions of students who attended Washington Middle School, or the … Continue reading Pasadena Hip Hop Pioneer ‘Paco Swartz’ talks Music, His Detroit Roots, and How He’s Managed to Stay focused through Adversity…
Ask around. Pasadena, California is the place ‘you want to live’ if you’re in Los Angeles County or Southern California. It’s location sets it apart from any other city. Even Altadena and South Pasadena feel different. As the generations came and went, traditions were born and leaders were made. Today, the pride & culture surrounding the Pasadena / Altadena area is very strong and tight-knit. It’s like Compton. Everybody knows everybody. And for those who don’t, they still know somebody who knows somebody who knows everybody. There are a lot of things that make people fall in love with Pasadena. … Continue reading 3 Pasadena-based Clothing Brands that Represent the City’s True Essence
If you’re an artist in or around Los Angeles/Southern California and are looking for a movement to join that will expand your network and presence, Tha DENA Music Scene, formerly known as the Pasadena Music Scene, is hosting an informal, free photo shoot for local, native, independent artists at McDonald Park in Pasadena, CA on Friday October 28th, 2016 from 12p-2p. This shoot is tha first of many to come each month as Bing Bing is working vigorously to unite tha local music scene in tha Pasadena / Altadena region. It is called the #BringingItTogether Free Artist Photo Shoot where … Continue reading Free Artist Photo Shoot @ McDonald Park in Pasadena, CA 10/28
ThaWilsonBlock Magazine Catches up with Pasadena artist Gangsta Ric as he tells us about his Life Struggles and Passion for Music Mistah Wilson: Yo, Gangsta Ric thanks for coming through for this exclusive interview with ThaWilsonBlock Magazine! What’s goin’ on, man! Gangsta Ric: What up thanks for having me, been a fan ever since I first seen your magazine since I am in the music scene and a born and raised Pasadena native. Business as usual working hard and pushing my music projects. Mistah Wilson: It’s an honor having you here with us today! Before we go any further, … Continue reading ThaWilsonBlock Magazine Catches up with Pasadena artist Gangsta Ric as he tells us about his Life Struggles and Passion for Music
Los Angeles, Ca based poet Brooke Jean is known for her eclectic, concious vibe and sound. And guess what? She is coming to #Pasadena to perform at Live @ The Loft in the Hen’s Teeth Square at The Sidewalk Cafe venue (2057 N. Los Robles Pasadena, Ca 91104) http://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/album=2612082643/size=large/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=f171a2/tracklist=false/artwork=small/transparent=true/ Pasadena Music Scene Continue reading Los Angeles poet Brooke Jean is coming to #Pasadena
The City of Pasadena is a world-renowned town with a lot to it. It’s a big small town with it’s own attractions, politics, and it’s own money. For the past 7 years, The City of Pasadena has been ignoring the cause of it’s native local artists. And the community is starting to take notice. The local artists in and from Pasadena don’t have many (if any at all) organizations that cater to the local artists who live in Pasadena, grew up in Pasadena, and have stories in Pasadena. No one has their best interest at heart. It is interesting, though. … Continue reading How Pasadena ignores it’s true essence…