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Top 20 Badass Frontwomen in Indie/Underground Music

There’s an almost infinite amount of killer women fronting bands these days. We’ve done our best to put together our list of our 20 favorite bad asses that currently front their own bands, while also including some of our favorite lesser-known acts that have the potential to grow into being some of the better known […]

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Cold War Kids
Christmas arrives early with Cold War Kids ALTimate Xmas concert at the El Rey Theatre

Ever since their debut way back in the spring of 2005, Cold War Kids have become something of local legends in Los Angeles’ throbbing indie-rock scene, as they’ve maintained an ever-growing following that has only exploded since the breakout release of Hold My Home this year. Firmly rooted in quintessential Americana that melds rock and blues indiscriminately, the quintet boasts a […]

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Dec. 9 — Tonight’s Best Shows featuring Band of Horses, Jim James, Pere Ubu

Tonight’s best concerts in Los Angeles are stacked! Just look at today’s show list! Our recommendations include: Band of Horses with Warpaint at the Fox Theater Pomona, Jim James at the Orpheum, Pere Ubu at The Echo, Stevie Wonder with special guests John Legend and Lionel Richie at the Microsoft Theater, Sego at The Hi […]

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Win Tickets to Planes Mistaken for Stars at The Echo

Post hardcore band, Planes Mistaken for Stars will be headlining The Echo on Sunday, December 18th! Since their reunion back in 2010, the four-piece band has continuously toured, releasing their fourth and latest album Prey. Catch them for a taste of the old and new! Retox, Hesitation Wounds and Neaux support.  Tickets to Planes Mistaken for […]

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Ex-Sage rings in night one of Bootleg residency with Twin Temple, Bones and Blood Red Shoes

Helping Angeleno beat the case of the Monday blues, Ex-Sage’s residency at the Bootleg Theater on December 5th gave attendees a reason to anticipate the dreaded day. Kicking off the night with a promoted secret performance, UK band Blood Red Shoes surprised and delighted attendees at the crowded venue. Continuing the lineup of supporting performances, Bones, also from […]

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Dec. 8 — Tonight’s Best Shows featuring La Luz, The Spits, Empire of The Sun

Tonight’s best shows in Los Angeles and surrounding cities are looking good. La Luz headline the El Rey Theatre, Feels support. The Spits and Zig Zags will be at Union Night Club. Morgan Delt will perform at The Echo. Empire of the Sun will ring in another ALTIMATE Christmas at the Novo, and Bear Mountain […]

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Robert Glasper Experiment brings a captivating dose of pleasurable sounds to the Fonda Theatre

The beginning of the week is hardly ever quiet in Los Angeles, we got options everyday. This week was no exception when the Fonda Theatre had a large crowd on a Monday night. Since early in the evening we were all ready to experience the sonic pleasures of the Robert Glasper Experiment. With a mix of […]

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Ninet Tayeb
An Interview with Ninet Tayeb — Israeli rock-star jumps the Atlantic for U.S. takeover

Ninet Tayeb: Keep an Eye on This Rising Rock Star Interview feature by Steven Ward Ninet Tayeb may be a new name on the Los Angeles music scene, but in her native Israel, she’s an acclaimed singer/songwriter/actress and one of the larger entertainment figures in the country. With four albums under her belt, Tayeb made […]

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Dec. 7 — Tonight’s Best Shows: Cold War Kids, The Lumineers, Gaby Moreno

Tonight’s best concerts in Los Angeles are full and plenty! ALT987 continues their run of ALTIMATE holiday shows with Cold War Kids at the El Rey and The Lumineers at the Fonda! Gaby Moreno will be at The Roxy, and The Japanese House is set to headline The Echo. A lot more great shows to […]

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Win Tickets to Christmas Queens at The Novo

Los Angeles get excited because the Christmas Queens are ready to bring a whole lot of cheer to your holiday! These former contestants on the hit series Ru Paul’s Drag Race will be slaying it live with performances of both classic and original Christmas tunes from their 2015 album Christmas Queens and the follow up […]

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13 Ugly Christmas Sweaters From Bands That Rock

Holiday parties are in full swing this coming weekend and with that said, you can’t deny the popularity of a good ole Ugly Christmas Sweater party. Why not be the cool kid at the spiked eggnog bowl reppin’ a dope Christmas sweater from one of your favorite bands. Check out our selections for the 13 […]

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Mr Little Jeans enraptures Constellation Room with invigorating bliss

Monica Birkenes–known by her stage name as Mr Little Jeans–might vibe greatly in the moody atmospherics of shadowy indie-rock that draws comparisons to everyone from Lykke Li to Lana Del Rey, but the Norwegian singer/songwriter moves in a lane all her own. Chances are you’ve caught a listen to her before, as she first put herself […]

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An Interview with La Luz: We talk new album, making L.A. home, crowd surfing limbo and more

La Luz to Perform at El Rey Theater on Dec. 8 Interview feature by Emily Saex Surf doo-wop quartet La Luz originally hail from the rainy city of Seattle, and while a bit of that gloomy underbelly remains — though generally bright — effervescent tunes pair up nicely with Los Angeles’ sunnier outlook. Their sound finds […]

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