Live Concerts

Lorde, Solange, and Action Bronson Close Outside Lands 2017 – Day 3

On to day three, commonly known as “Sunday” to the real world. There was a definite different energy in the air, as much of the crowd was unaware of the extent of the activity happening in Charlottevile, NC the day before, and you could kind of see that a lot of people were “trying” to […]

Metallica closes Outside Lands Day 2 with Fire and Fury

Day two of any festival is a little rough. Your energy is a little bit zapped from the day before. You can’t seem to drink enough water or coffee. Your legs are sore. But, when you arrive, you need something to kick yourself into gear. And I managed to stumble across that band at 12:00 […]

Alt-J at the Shrine Auditorium by Steven Ward
Alt-J bathed fans in light and synths at night one of Shrine Auditorium stop

Beaming their way into the souls of everyone in the Shrine Auditorium with their prismatic light shows as much as their colossal atmospherics, Alt-J has become the arena consuming rock band they’ve always meant to be. With Joe Newman’s iconic high-pitched mumble weaving its way through the trio’s guitar/percussion grooves and spirals, the band’s sound […]

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Photos: Outside Lands 2017 kicks off year 10 with a fury

My 10th Outside Lands began by listening to Hundred Waters close out their set on the Lands End stage. For a set at noon on Friday, the crowd was massive. They were warm and bright, perfect for getting warmed up for a day of music. These folks also curate the FORM festival in Acrosanti, AZ, […]

Kristin Kontrol at the Hollywood Bowl shot by Danielle Gornbein
Belle & Sebastian, Spoon and Kristin Kontrol deliver vibrant summer performance at Hollywood Bowl

Hollywood Bowl definitely knows how to end the weekend on a high note. This Sunday we had the pleasure of catching Belle & Sebastian with Spoon and Kristin Kontrol! Lead singer and founder of LA’s own indie/ guitar rock act, Dum Dum Girls, Kristin Welchez got the evening started with her latest project under the […]

Danielle Gornbein |
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Devendra Barnhart, Afrirampo and More Light Up Japanese-inspired Summer Happenings Event at The Broad

This past weekend the Broad Museum put on a fascinating event merging contemporary art, music and culture. The museum and its exhibits were still open during the after hours event where Japanese artists were scattered within the exhibits performing live music acts. Just outside the museum doors on the Plaza stage, an Osaka duo called […]

Andrew Gomez |
Portugal. The Man at the House of Blues shot by Danielle Gornbein
Portugal. The Man shred the House of Blues Anaheim with groovy psychedelic swirls of splendor

Portugal. The Man and Benjamin Booker Rock the New House of Blues Anaheim This past Thursday night, the House of Blues Anaheim had quite the treat with the self-proclaimed “Lords of Portland,” none other than Portugal. The Man.  Getting the night started was the brilliant musician, Benjamin Booker. I remember catching him down the road at the […]

Danielle Gornbein |
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Psychic Love Hypnotizes Audiences at the Satellite for July Residency

Residencies at local venues provide an invaluable service to music lovers across the city. If you’re strapped for cash, you can get in with just the check of an ID and enjoy music all night long. This month, the Satellite hosted a Thursday night residency featuring Psychic Love, a local indie rock group helmed by […]

Zoe Elaine |
FYF Fest 2017 Little Dragon by Andrew Gomez
Photos: FYF Fest wraps unforgettable 3-day festival with Ty Segall, Little Dragon, Mura Masa and more

After some awesome warm up sets from Cherry Glazerr, Julia Jacklin, Whitney and Chicano Batman, things really started to heat up over at the Lawn stage where Ty Segall’s set took place. Ty slashed out the primal, gut-rumbling riffs starting a relentless mosh pit. While Ty was melting faces, the Club stage had Chicago rapper […]

FYF FEST 2017 A Tribe Called Quest by Andrew Gomez
Photos: FYF Fest Saturday with Princess Nokia, King Krule, A Tribe Called Quest, The Drums, Frank Ocean

The early birds on Saturday at FYF FEST were in for a treat with Jonathan Richman and Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 opening the Club and Lawn Stage. Jonathan Richman set the good vibes under the shade at The Club stage with his theatric and comedic set. Meanwhile at the Lawn, thirteen musicians were crammed […]

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