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Digable Planets
Digable Planets Drop 90s Hip Hop Sheen at The Regent

When a prolific band from the past springs back from their heyday with a reunion show, it’s hard to know what to expect. Will they sound the same? How will the energy be? Expectations are set high, and fans are hopeful, but sometimes comebacks can be a disappointment; that was not the case on Monday […]

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Toots and the Maytals return to LA and light up Fonda Theatre with that sweet irie energy

With summertime vibes at a high, along with a heatwave falling into place, the music in the air got us felling all sorts of Irie. This past Friday, the Fonda Theatre had a packed house welcoming ska and reggae legends Toots and the Maytals. With more than 60 years to their name, their music has […]

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Hot Band Alert: New York’s Sofi Tukker gives LA a dose of their dazzling bombast at Lyric Theatre

It was my first time at the Lyric Theatre, a venue in mid city that is shining through with its current music selections gracing the evenings. Last week, KCRW featured a night with New York-based indie electro-dance duo Sofi Tukker, with opening performance by Kauf. The place was at capacity from the jump off which made […]

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Israeli sister trio, A-WA sparkle and spellbind at The Echo

A-WA This past Wednesday, things kicked off early at The Echo with a an anxious room that was packed well before before 8PM. The crowd was excited for what was about to ensue. A-WA, the band of Israeli sisters known as Tair, Liron and Tagel, were about to make their Los Angeles debut. The unique trio have […]

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Hot Chip and !!! (chk chk chk) inspire Greek Theatre crowd to show their moves

One song into Hot Chip‘s Tuesday night headlining set at the Greek Theatre, I looked around and saw a bunch of people dancing with less rhythm than Elaine from Seinfeld. It’s really an awesome thing to see at a concert. Oftentimes, people are too self-conscious to really let loose, especially if dancing isn’t their thing. But […]

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La Mala Rodríguez stings the El Rey with a powerful Spanish hip hop performance

Mala (Spanish for bad) Rodríguez (born Maria Rodríguez), belongs to a wave of female hip hop artists making noise world wide. Born in Cadiz, Spain, she is part of a generation that built their own identity rhyming about strength, social issues, rough lifestyle vs the money-making hip hop we get bombarded through the ole American mainstream. […]

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José González warms hearts at first night of sold-out Regent performances

With sighs and hushes, to no surprise, The Regent Theatre was taken over at full capacity with a sold-out performance by folk singer-songwriter, José González. Born to Argentinean parents in Sweden, González has just released a new album titled Vestiges and Claws. The highly anticipated record comes after a seven-year hiatus and was self-produced by González. I had […]

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Celso Piña shows fans at the Troubadour what El Rebelde del Acordeon is all about

There are beats that will always get you shaking and stomping, and Cumbia is one of them. In a city as large and diverse as Los Angeles, these vibrant Afro-Colombian sounds are reaching a myriad of music venues, and new fans like there’s no tomorrow. Last night at the Troubadour, gathered a mass of Cumbia lovers. Elbow-to-elbow they […]

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Malabomba’s 50th party brings back the heat with Mexico 68 and Red Baraat at Echoplex

Red Baraat Los Angeles might be out of the heat wave for now, giving place to storms very well felt through its incoming live music. Last night, The Echoplex was bursting with explosive music delivering two heavy hitters in one night. The party crew Malabomba brings the wildest pan-global international music parties in The City of […]

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Kali Uchis brings fans and Tyler, The Creator on stage at packed Echo show

Monday night, there was a line like I’d never seen wrapped around The Echo to see Colombian-born and Virginia-bred singer Kali Uchis. Playing to a mostly younger crowd — which undoubtedly played perfectly into the hands of her 9 p.m. start time — Kali Uchis proved to be quite a performer with a large following […]

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Best Coast show fans at The Echo what “California Nights” are all about

One minute. That’s how long it took tickets to sell out to west coast favorite Best Coast‘s show that took place Thursday night at The Echo. Tickets went on sale just 48 hours before Bethany Cosentino and her cohorts would take the stage, and they didn’t last long. By 7:30 p.m., the line was around […]

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Despite an LA audience that didn’t know how to STFU, Hundred Waters puts El Rey crowd into trance

If I was to guess what music would sound like in the year 2200, it would resemble something like Hundred Waters. Combining electronic and folk music seamlessly, the Florida four-piece delivered a hypnotic set at the El Rey Theatre on Friday night. Playing material from their 2014 release The Moon Rang Like a Bell, Hundred Waters […]

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Ryan Adams and Jenny Lewis take chemistry from studio to stage at Fox Theater

It wasn’t enough that Ryan Adams produced Jenny Lewis’ career-defining album The Voyager released earlier this year. Adams went ahead and brought Lewis on tour with him — and the magic that was made in the studio translated to the stage Thursday night at the Fox Theater in Pomona. Lewis took the stage first and started her […]

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Ben Howard spreads magic at sold-out El Rey Theatre performance

I didn’t know very much about Ben Howard going into his show last Monday at the El Rey Theatre. I’d taken a quick listen to his latest album I Forget Where We Were and saw how quickly tickets were gobbled up to his one of two U.S. shows this month and was very intrigued. What […]

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