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Stream Shabazz Palaces’ new song “Shine A Light” — LA Date at The Regent

Shabazz Palaces are back at it with a lovely new song titled “Shine A Light.” Fused with old school melodies and that signature psychedelic-super-galactic Shabazz sound, the track features the velvety vocals of Thaddillac. The duo made up of Ishmael Butler and Tendai Maraire will be dropping their new album Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star on July 14 via Subpop Records. […]

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Balkan Beat Box shake up the Troubadour, West Hollywood with fierce energy and style

Israeli band Balkan Beat Box (BBB) took over the Troubadour like a storm. Starting the week with this band represented an inevitable wave of energy strong enough to lift up any spirit. The core trio formed by singer Tomer Yosef, saxophonist Ori Kaplan and percussionist Tamir Muskat recently released their  their fifth album “Shout it Out” […]

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Jaymes Young announced headline date at Troubadour, debut LP FEEL SOMETHING out 6/23

Jaymes Young has announced a Los Angeles headline date at the Troubadour in West Hollywood on Tuesday, July 11th. The Seattle-born and Los Angeles-based musician is touring in support of his highly anticipated debut album FEEL SOMETHING. The album arrives everywhere on Friday, June 23rd via Please Rewind/Atlantic Records. While Young first grabbed the attention […]

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Ondatrópica (Quantic and Frente Cumbiero) drop lush Latin American sounds at the Echo with vinyl-only set

In 2011 the Colombian musician Mario Galeano from Frente Cumbiero and English producer Will Holand aka Quantic, joined forces and formed the project Ondatrópica highlighting the sounds of Colombia with a roster of talented musicians. The duo closed their US tour in Los Angeles and brought the rich flavors of Latin America to The Echo with superb vinyl-only […]

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Presale for Depeche Mode’s Oct. 18 date at Hollywood Bowl kicks off Thursday

Depeche Mode have added a fourth concert at the Hollywood Bowl! The iconic band has already sold out their first three Los Angeles dates at the Hollywood Bowl scheduled for  Oct. 12, 14 and 16. Now, Depeche Mode have added a fourth night at the Hollywood Bowl slated for Oct. 18! This is the first […]

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John Mayer at the Forum shot by Danielle Gornbein
It was a glossy night with a headline performance by John Mayer at The Forum, opened by LANY

The Fabulous Forum in Los Angeles just got more fabulous with a knock-out performance by John Mayer. But before we get into the panty-dropping croons of Mayer, things got rolling swiftly with Los Angeles’ very own LANY. Frontman, Paul Klein has the whole package. Let’s just say they’re the epitome of teenage nostalgia. I discovered […]

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Whitney at the El Rey shot by Danielle Gornbein
Whitney woo fans at El Rey, even inspire a prom proposal by some courageous kid

This past Thursday, Goldenvoice and FYF presented my most anticipated Coachella sideshow of the week. LA’s El Rey Theatre sold out for the very talented Whitney. The band’s debut record Light Upon The Lake off Secretly Canadian is practically perfection. With their casual melancholic tunes, founders Max Kakacek on guitar, and Julien Ehrlich on lead […]

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Mastodon at Hollywood Palladium -- Photo: ZB Images
Mastodon, Eagles of Death Metal and Russian Circles drop thunderous performances at Hollywood Palladium

A sold out house celebrated 4/20 with Russian Circles and Eagles of Death Metal supporting Mastodon at the Hollywood Palladium. Opening the solidly metal night, was instrumental heavy weights Russian Circles. Their sound is one of industrial annihilation and dystopia pierced with rays of hope that peak through their nearly completely dark stage like dawn […]

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Tash Sultana continues to amaze with new track “Murder To The Mind”

Gahdem! This new Tash Sultana track “Murder To The Mind” is straight up fierce. From its smooth soul to that riveting guitar solo, Sultana has upped the ante with “Murder To The Mind.” The track opens with a sound that reminds of early Erykah Badu. Sultana’s vocals are soft and alluring at first, but they […]

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