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Photos & Review: Panorama Festival Day Three Featuring Sia, LCD Soundsystem, Run The Jewels

Panorama dances itself clean with LCD Soundsystem homecoming on day three Words & Photography: Steven Ward Kicking off day two of Panorama Festival, locals and New Jersey natives, The Front Bottoms had quite the fan base present for their afternoon slot on the Panorama stage. By the end of their set, they no doubt had […]

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July 27, 2016 | Steven Ward |
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Win Tickets to Marissa Nadler at The Echo

Ambient folk singer-songwriter Marissa Nadler recently released her riveting new album Strangers via Sacred Bones and now you can see her live at The Echo on Wednesday, August 3rd performing dark, delicate tunes like “Janie In Love,” and “Hungry Is the Ghost.” Nadler is touring with a full backing band and supporting acts Wrekmeister Harmonies and Muscle and […]

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July 27, 2016 | Emily Saex |
The National at Panorama Festival
Photos & Review: Panorama Festival Day Two Featuring Kendrick Lamar, The National, Blood Orange and more

Kendrick Lamar unites East and West hip-hop with electric performance for Panorama day two Words & Photography: Steven Ward British synth pop duo Oh Wonder were the first set to draw in the crowds on Saturday afternoon at Panorama Festival, wooing fans with the sublime atmospherics of its two angel voiced crooners. Relatively immobile behind […]

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July 26, 2016 | Steven Ward |
The Strokes at Wiltern
Photos & Review: The Strokes blaze indie rock nostalgia at homeless benefit at Wiltern

Last night, in an effort to support the end of homelessness campaign, The strokes played a beautiful set at the Wiltern. As the one-and-only Los Angeles performance for the Strokes in 2016, the band vowed to support the needy. With a hefy ticket price, 100 percent of net proceeds were donated to The Downtown Women’s […]

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July 26, 2016 | Sandy |
Autolux at Constellation Room
Photos: Autolux envelope fans at Constellation Room with pure aural and visual bliss

Over the weekend, Los Angeles’ Autolux played an incredible 15-song set in the Observatory’s intimate Constellation Room. The L.A. trio started their set on a slower tone with “Reappearing” from their latest album Pussy’s Dead. With deep synth and bass layers, and delicate vocals the song immediately set the tone for the evening. The compelling imagery projected […]

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July 26, 2016 | Sandy |
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Photos: Nas and Wild Belle Close Out KCRW’s Sound In Focus at Annenberg Space

Last Saturday at the Annenberg Space in Century City, Illmatic fans were in for a treat. The folks over at KCRW and the Anneberg Foundation went out with a bang for their final Sound In Focus event. Featuring acclaimed rapper Nas as the evening’s headliner, and brother-sister duo Wild Belle, the night shined with a […]

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July 26, 2016 | Sandy |
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Win Tickets to The Wombats at The Fonda Theatre

Last time we saw Liverpool indie rock trio The Wombats live they stirred the crowd up into a fine, sweaty frenzy. Die hard fans and newbies alike should expect to get all revved up the minute they break into infectious songs from their latest album Glitterbug at their upcoming Fonda Theatre show on Wednesday, August 3rd. Indie rockers Coast Modern support, so be […]

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July 26, 2016 | Emily Saex |
Public Enemy at The Art of Rap Festival at Hollywood Palladium
The Art of Rap Festival goes down with peace, unity and a whole lotta fresh hip hop

Promoting peace and togetherness, The Art of Rap Festival streamed through the Hollywood Palladium for a night fresh beats, rhymes and unity. Old school hip hop’s artist, Busy Bee came out and got the crowd fired up. He had a simple obbessage that rang throughout the night: “peace love and unity is the culture of hip hop.” […]

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July 25, 2016 | Wes Marsala |
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The National, Black Milk, Savages and more top this week’s best Los Angeles concerts

This week’s must-see shows are plentiful. It looks like The Echo/Echoplex is slaying the ace bookings this week! On the underground tip we recommend Black Milk at The Echoplex, CG Roxanne and the Nightmares at The Hi Hat, Oh Pep! at the Bootleg, ELOHIM at The Echo, Mind Meld at The Echo, C.W. Stoneking at The Echo, […]

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July 25, 2016 | Brissa Sanchez |
TTNG at the Teragram Ballroom
TTNG drop the melodic rock hard at Teragram Ballroom, Strawberry Girls will blissful noise

Three killer bands left the Teragram Ballroom in complete awe on Friday night. First on the bill was this powertrio of progressive math rock, Sea Monkey See. These guys slayed the night right out of the gates. With gnarly facial expressions and exaggerated stage stances, Sea Monkey See left the crowd with a mathgasm of […]

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July 25, 2016 | Sandy |
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Hot Band Alert: Uruguay’s Delouners shine on debut album with catchy garage rock ‘n’ blues

Uruguay’s Delouners have already been making waves in Montevideo, “the capital of South American rock,” but their catchy blues garage sound is just beginning to set off ripples here in Los Angeles. The band recently released a new video for the single, “Family,” which also happens to be the title of their debut 13-song album. […]

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July 25, 2016 | Emily Saex |
Thee Commons band
Win Tickets to Thee Commons at the Echoplex

Perhaps the only musical pioneers of psychedelic cumbia punk is the East L.A. band, Thee Commons. These guys have meshed a trio of genres to give off one that captures their cultural roots. The band has recently released their sophomore album, Loteria Tribal via Burger Records and are currently on tour with a date scheduled at […]

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July 25, 2016 | Brissa Sanchez |