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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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Ondatrópica
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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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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Local Natives take the gold for one of the best Fox Theater Pomona shows of 2017

My oh my! Pomona raised the bar super high this past Wednesday night with Local Natives’ Fox Theater gig. Without a doubt, the Fox held one of the best shows of 2017, easy. Crowds packed in eagerly to catch Local Natives’ final show after a long tour leg. Getting the night rolling was indie pop […]

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Glass Animals at the Fox Theater by Steven Ward
Glass Animals turn the Fox Theater Pomona into a funk zone

Turning the Fox Theatre Pomona into a certifiable funk zone, Glass Animals made their Coachella side-show stop in between the two-weekend festival and they showed little to no signs of fatigue. Between the disco-ball-pineapple that hung from the ceiling and lead singer Dave Bayley’s leg brace (he was nurturing a hurt foot with the only […]

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Little Dragon at The Observatory -- Photo: Andrew Gomez
Little Dragon and Goldlink bring all the flavors to the Observatory Santa Ana

Swedish electronic pop group Little Dragon put on a highly captivating show for fans at the Observatory in Santa Ana. Opening for Little Dragon was r&b artist Goldlink who performed with enough enthusiasm and humor to get the crowd warmed up for the headliner. Goldlink combines hip hop, r&b, and soul with a few doses […]

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Empire of the Sun at the Shrine Expo Hall by Steven Ward
Empire of the Sun descends upon its loyal subjects at the Shrine Expo Hall

The first thing you saw of Luke Steele as he rose to the platform that was erected atop the stage within the Shrine Expo Hall was his headpiece–a brilliantly gleaming silver crown with metal points curved upwards. Adorned in his characteristic robes with shoulder pads that resembled squid-like tentacles, Emperor Steele walked down the steps toward […]

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DJ Shadow at The Fonda Theatre -- Photo: ceethreedom
DJ Shadow delivers an “expanded and more in depth version” of his Coachella set at Fonda Theatre

For me, the best part about Coachella are all the Goldenvoice booked Coachella sideshows. This last Tuesday, the legendary Josh Davis aka DJ Shadow performed at the Fonda Theatre. I’ve been a massive DJ Shadow fan for the last 20+ years. I’ve seen Shadow perform countless times over the years, and he never ceases to amaze […]

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