Tag Archives: Alternative Rock

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Elvis Costello Charms Crowd with Classic Tunes and Personal Anecdotes at The Theatre at Ace Hotel

The beautiful Theatre at the Ace Hotel downtown served as the perfect setting on Saturday for the powerfully charming performance from legendary alternative rock/new-wave singer-songwriter/guitarist Elvis Costello. Atlanta based roots rock n’ roll sister duo Larkin Poe, aka Rebecca and Megan Lovell, opened the evening with their unique fusion of bluegrass and rock. They played […]

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The Joy Formidable inspire complete strangers to make out at The Roxy

After seeing them destroy at the first of two sold-out nights at famed venue The Roxy, we might have to amend our list of Top 20 Badass Frontwomen in Indie and Underground Music to include Rhiannon Bryan of The Joy Formidable. Along with bandmates Rhydian Dafydd and Matthew James Thomas, the Welsh trio made the […]

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Against Me! deliver powerful and inspiring performance at The Observatory

It was a powerful and inspiring night of music this past Friday as punk rockers Against Me! took the stage at The Observatory. With the occasional crowd surfer, Against Me!’s  positive energy was absolutely intoxicating. Led by the empowering front woman, Laura Jane Grace, she gave a perfectly fierce performance smashing on her guitar and […]

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Marilyn Manson delivers theatrics and shock-rock; Smashing Pumpkins not much for talk, but perform masterfully at Irvine Meadows

The End Times were happening at Irvine Meadows last Thursday night. I would have never really expected that Smashing Pumpkins and Marilyn Manson would tour together. With their past history and the fact that their shows are very different, it was most definitely an odd pairing. The first headliner was Manson. It was still light […]

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J Mascis performs stunning acoustic set at Constellation Room

On Monday, J Mascis performed a very intimate show at the Constellation Room at The Observatory in Santa Ana. The crowd filled the room and waited as the iconic frontman/guitarist of 90s grunge era band, Dinosaur Jr. took to stage.  He slowly climbed the steps to the stage, walked over to his stool and acoustic guitar. He took his […]

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Faith No More at The Observatory: An incredible performance (regardless if Mike Patton was rude and pompous)

When I was a kid I moved around a lot. I lived in different cities and always had to sever friendships and get new ones. Things were not as well connected as they are now with smartphones and Facebook. So as you can imagine, this could make an eleven to thirteen year old quite angry. […]

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