Stuff by: Wes Marsala

U2 at the Rose Bowl -- Photo by Wes Marsala
In The Name of Love — U2 bring together Los Angeles fans for inspiring performance at Rose Bowl

U2 came out to Los Angeles and rocked the Rose Bowl, playing their 1987 album Joshua Tree in full. From the moment you walked into the venue you knew you were going to be in for something spectacular, You were greeted by a huge 8K resolution, 200 ft x 45 ft cinematic screen made up […]

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Holy Wars at The Echoplex -- Photo: Wes Marsala
New LA acts Kolars and Holy Wars deliver most impressive sets at Echoplex 

Smoke Season, Kolars and Holy Wars give A+ performances at Echoplex   Last week at The Echoplex and presented by Play Like A Girl, Smoke Season headlined an evening of music that was supported by two sizzling acts. While we’ve covered Smoke Season’s compelling performance in the past, this was our first time catching newbies […]

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Kim and The Created at Bootleg Theater
Alice Cooper and Shep Gordon tell all at Bootleg Theater, Kim and The Created follow with fierce performance

It was Halloween night and what better way to celebrate the festive holiday than with Alice Cooper. And to top it all off, Los Angeles’ ferocious Kim and the Created were to play immediately following a conversation with legendary rock star Alice Copper and famed manager Shep Gordon hosted by Live Talks Los Angeles. The […]

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Pet Shop Boys
Pet Shop Boys ring in Halloween with festive performance at Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles

It was Halloween weekend and some of the freaks and ghouls came out to see the Pet Shop Boys at the Microsoft Theater, Saturday night. I ran into Jareth (aka David Bowie from Labyrinth), a man dressed in a green suit from head to toe, and when asked what he was he just said: “I am […]

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Roger Waters Desert Trip
The Best and Worst of Desert Trip 2016

With Desert Trip steaming its way to Indio for yet another weekend of bucket-list performances, it’s time we share with you the best and worst from Desert Trip 2016. If you’re headed to Desert Trip this weekend, check out our pro tips below, as well as our favorite performances in order from most favorite to […]

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Echo and the Bunnymen at Observatory Santa Ana
Echo and the Bunnymen envelop fans at The Observatory with dazzling post-punk nostalgia

The stage at the Observatory in Orange County was dark and the backdrop displayed a distorted bunny(man) as the iconic Echo and the Bunnymen made their entrance. As Ian McCulloch and Will Sergeant walked on stage, the crowd roared with excitemet. Echo and the Bunnymen were just now kicking off their North American tour, and […]

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Peter Hook and the Light at Fonda Theatre
Peter Hook and the Light deliver over three hours of Joy Division and New Order at Fonda Theatre

On Saturday night, Peter Hook, the former bassist of two iconic bands (Joy Division and New Order) came out to Los Angeles with his band The Light to perform tracks off both Joy Division’s and New Order’s versions of the album Substance in its entirety. The show was packed with thirty-one amazing songs that spanned […]

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Viktor Fiktion at the Echoplex
Moving Units Channel the Songs of Joy Division at the Echoplex with Passion and Energy

It was a bit of a debacle. Performing the songs of Joy Division, Moving Units were supposed to perform two sets at The Echo this past Sunday night at Part Time Punks. But with such a high demand, the shows were merged into one performance at the Echoplex, a much bigger venue than the intimate Echo. […]

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Juliette Lewis at Fonda Theatre
Juliette Lewis Becomes a Rock ‘n’ Roll Tornado at Fonda Theatre

Juliette Lewis came out and rocked the Fonda Theatre last Thursday night. Clad in skin tight black leggings, white stiletto boots, and a funky white top with shoulder pads made of feathers — Lewis made her flavorful presence known. No longer touring with The Licks, Lewis was now rolling solo as “Juliette Lewis” (and a backing […]

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