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PAPA takes over the Bootleg for night two of residency with Maxim Ludwig and Green Gerry

As the bread-and-butter of Los Angeles’ music scene, residency shows are the most common way of pushing new talent into limelight and as (typically) free events, they’re an unmissable opportunity to find yourself in the underbelly of the city’s ever-churning pool of soon-to-be breakout artists. Held in the humble confines of bars and clubs like […]

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Australian Duo Oh Pep! Enchant the Bootleg Theater with Charming Folk Rock

Thursday night at the Bootleg was a trove of fresh talent. Three solid acts, culminating with Australian folk pop duo Oh Pep!, all commanded the stage with their unique touches on acoustic and folk rock. This was my third time seeing these Aussies, and I have to say that the third time really is the […]

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Rebel and a Basketcase nail debut performance at Bootleg, second gig announced for July 21

Almost two weeks ago we caught Rebel and a Basketcase’s performance debut at the Bootleg Theater. Consdering this was the new band’s first live performance ever, they kind of blew us away. Taking the stage with an extraordinary stage presence and a witty, yet candid banter— one would would think this dynamic duo has been […]

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Big Thief, Fell Runner and Luke Temple shine with striking performances at Bootleg

Over the 4th of July weekend, the Bootleg Theater hosted three great performances by Big Thief, Fell Runner and Luke Temple. Many that decided to say in Los Angeles over the holiday weekend were glad that they made this show a part of their 4th of July festivities. Fell Runner opened the bill with a […]

Suuns, JJUUJJUU and The Breathing Effect bustle with eclectic sounds at Bootleg Theater

The Bootleg Theater hosted an evening of eclectic sounds this past Wednesday night. Suuns headlined the night in support of their new album, Hold/Still, which was just released on Secretly Canadian. While fans enjoyed hearing the new tunes, the crowd seemed to have more of a connection with Suuns’ older material. Lost in a trance, the […]

Cub Sport and LAYNE Were on Fire at the Bootleg (But Don’t Put Them Out)

If you were not at the Bootleg Theater last night, then you missed a perfect night of pop. I have been following the two acts on the bill for some time, but this was the first opportunity that I got to actually see them perform live. Local pop-rock group LAYNE opened the night with a […]

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Kevin Morby drops new video for “Dorothy,” plays Bootleg Theater in June

Singer-songwriter Kevin Morby wowed us at FYF Fest last year and we’ve been anxiously awaiting new tunes from him ever since. Morby has delighted us with a new video for the song “Dorothy,” which comes off his upcoming album Singing Saw, due out April 15 via Dead Oceans. In the video, Morby walks down a […]

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Sweet Yet Strong: Milk & Bone’s Spectacular LA Debut at the Bootleg Theater

The Bootleg Theater was host to a slew of incredible acts this past Friday night. For our main course, Milk & Bone show us why they were so lauded at SXSW, and to open for them were Danke and vōx, who both put on blissful bass-filled sets. I missed most of Danke at the start but […]

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Marlon Williams and KaiL Baxley Provided a Bluegrass Fix at the Bootleg

Wednesday night at the Bootleg was what I’d call their de facto bluegrass night featuring international rising star Marlon Williams and KaiL Baxley as his support. Bluegrass is a genre built on tradition, passing the warmth of its music down through the generations. According to the history books (and Wikipedia) this was a genre begun […]

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Interview with Wolf Alice, the UK’s latest and greatest fast-rising rock band

It was only 9 months ago that we saw rising UK rockers Wolf Alice making their LA debut at School Night at Bardot. Their headlining set was one of the more anticipated of the weekly free with RSVP series as patrons packed into the small frat-house-like venue despite some anti-LA weather. “I remember it like […]

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The Dead Ships give riveting performance at packed Bootleg show

You gotta love people who will use their Friday nights to see an awesome band play a late-night set. The Dead Ships didn’t go on until 11:30 PM, but the Bootleg was packed by the time they took the stage. Frontman, Devlin McCluskey was dapper-ed out in a nice suit and then also donned a […]

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Win Tickets to Subsuelo feat. Los Tres Marks at Bootleg Theater

Subsuelo is Boyle Heights’ premiere global bass party featuring tropical funk, cumbia, hip-hop and flamenco fusion.  Subsuelo will be presenting a special show at the Bootleg Theater on Friday, October 11 featuring Los Tres Marks – DJ Nu-Mark from Jurassic 5, Mark De Clive-Lowe from Tru Thoughts and Money Mark from Beastie Boys.  And if […]

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Just Announced: Butch Walker at Bootleg Theater – Sept. 17

Alright ladies, don’t get your panties too wet with this show announcement: The babe-ly singer/song writer/guitarist and producer extraordinaire (and vintage motorcycle riding badass), Butch Walker — is scheduled to headline the Bootleg Theater on Tuesday, Sept. 17! According to his Twitter, Butch is currently working on his new album. He also has a new documentary out titled […]

Sebadoh at Bootleg Theater – July 30
Just Announced: Sebadoh at Bootleg Theater – July 30, 2013

Sebadoh are set to headline the Bootleg Theater on Tuesday, July 30. Pioneers of lo-fil alongside bands such as Guided by Voices and Pavement, and co-founded by Dinosaur Jr. bassist, Lou Barlow — Sebadoh released one of the best reissues of 2011 with their Bakesale deluxe edition. If you’re a fan of any of the bands […]

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