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Defining “Indie” — A Look Inside Indie Culture, Where It Started, Where It’s At Today

Looking Back on “Indie” Culture in 2016 Opinion Feature by Jamie Lawlor Close your eyes and imagine the sounds that accompany each of the following genre titles: jazz. folk, reggae, heavy metal… EDM. Each evokes their own trademark silhouette of rhythms, themes, and instrumentation. Now think of the genre known as “indie” in the same context. […]

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Tonight’s Best Shows featuring Jay Som, Mr. Little Jeans, XYLØ

Tonight’s best concerts in Los Angeles include:Jay Som at The Echo, Mr. Little Jeans at Teragram Ballroom, XYLO at Troubadour, Aesop Rock at The Glass House, Stookie Sound at El Rey Theatre and many more great shows. Check out our show list below for all the best concerts happening in and around Los Angeles. SATURDAY […]

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The Naked and Famous go higher and higher with SoCal homecoming show at Fox Theater

Thundering through their homecoming show at the Fox Theatre Pomona, dynamic indie-pop band The Naked and Famous poured out the hits in support of their latest release Simple Forms. In what was a dramatically quick set that left little time for chit-chat, singing duo Alisa Xayalith and Thom Powers saved their fiery croons for the […]

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An Interview with Michael Kiwanuka: From folk to electric soul, and what it means to make “human music”

On New Album Love & Hate, Michael Kiwanuka Taps Into Darker Soulful Side and Explores the Meaning of “Human Music”   Interview Feature by Anne-Marie Schiefer This year crooner Michael Kiwanuka released his highly anticipated sophomore album, Love & Hate. After scratching several iterations of the album Kiwanuka, working with Danger Mouse, landed on a sound that […]

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Win Tickets to Zeds Dead at The Shrine Expo Hall

Canadian electronic duo Zeds Dead know how to get the bass boomin’ and the bodies movin’! What better way to kick off the weekend that to dance the night away to impeccable tunes such as “Stardust” feat. Twin Shadow and “Two Young” feat. Rivers Cuomo and Pusha T, off their fresh debut album Northern Lights. […]

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Tonight’s Best Shows featuring Anderson .Paak , Islands, The Besnard Lakes

Tonight’s Best Shows in Los Angeles and surrounding cities include: Anderson .Paak with Ice Cube and more at The Forum, Rising Appalachia at Teragram Ballroom, The Besnard Lakes at The Echo, Islands at Masonic Lodge, Gill Landry (Old Crow Medicine Show) at Bootleg and many more. Take a look at our show list below for […]

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Win Tickets to Power of the Riff at The Regent Theater

The Los Angeles underground hardcore and metal scene is gearing up for two back-to-back nights of ear-shattering anthems because The Power of The Riff Festival is coming to The Regent Theater on Saturday, December 17th and Sunday, December 18th. Night one features performances by Wolves in the Throne Room, Incantation, Pelican, Bloodclot (Members of Cro-Mags, […]

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Alina Bea Brings Star Power and Strings to the Bootleg Bar

In the gentrified crannies of major cities, concerts are often more about the hype behind the performer’s brand name than the actual experience itself, making the path to success especially daunting for underground musicians who haven’t had help from the corporate generators of the music industry. “Free Monday night residency at the the Bootleg Bar” […]

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Daughter delivers aural bliss at the Wiltern, Alexandra Savior spellbinds as opening act

The Wiltern hosted a warm evening of dream pop/folk on Wednesday. It’s never a dull show when European trio Daughter are in the building. The attendees anxiously stood waiting for our hump day treat, with a lovely opening by rising star Alexandra Savior. Originally from Portland, but now repping Los Angeles, the dreamy vocalist casted a […]

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47 Best Los Angeles Concerts This December Featuring Stevie Nicks, Anderson .Paak, Riot Grill Fest with Le Butcherettes And More

Happy holidays Southern California music fans! December concert season is in full swing and stages across California will be aglow with diverse, magical sounds. From old-school influential artists such as Pere Ubu, Stevie Nicks, Pretenders and X to up-and-coming stars like Anderson .Paak, Body Language and The Japanese House — there’s a musical gift waiting to […]

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Hot Artist Alert: Blond Ambition — Ex Cops’ Brian Harding elaborates on new solo project and debut track “Shasta”

Blond Ambition Releases Beachy New Single “Shasta”   Fans of the indie rock groups Ex Cops and Hymns, rejoice! Brian Harding, the man behind these bands will soon be lending his talents to a solo musical project. He has announced a full-length album due out next year under the name Blond Ambition and just released […]

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Win Tickets to The Dandy Warhols at the Fonda Theatre

Garage-pop rock n’ rollers The Dandy Warhols are playing a handful of upcoming West Coast dates in support of their ;latest release Distortland (Dine Alone Records) which features a slew of stuck-in-your-head pop hooks and unrelenting swagger. Get ready to shake it to badass new tracks such as “You Are Killing Me” live when they […]

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Dec. 1 — Tonight’s Best LA Shows featuring Gary Clark Jr., James Vincent McMorrow, Lee Fields & The Expressions

It’s the first of December and tonight’s best concerts in Los Angeles are looking great. Tonight’s best shows include: James Vincent McMorrow at the Wiltern, Garky Clark Jr. at the Theatre at Ace Hotel, Helmet with Local H at The Roxy, Lee Fields & The Expressions at the El Rey, Phantoms with Manatee Commune at […]

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