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Cold War Kids at Fender Hollywood Opening
Cold War Kids and Bleached christen the new Fender Hollywood

What a beautiful night to celebrate Fender’s new offices right in Hollywood. Last Thursday, invited guests poured in to peruse the incredible new lot filled with gorgeous guitars as well as architecture design. Sipping on cocktails and socializing among recognizable faces such as Ryan Adams and Bobb Bruno of Best Coast, the night was surely just beginning. And that was […]

Bayside at the Regent Theater
Photos & Review: Bayside Rip Through Epic Set at The Regent, The Menzingers Kick Things Off Feverishly

Downtown LA’s Regent Theater was straight up sucker punched with some punk-driven tunes this past Wednesday night. NYC’s pop-punk rock n’ rollers Bayside ripped through the stage with support of opening act The Menzingers. Kicking off the heavy festivities, The Menzingers started the night on a fierce foot. Part of the Epitaph Records family, these proud Philly boys got the […]

Grimes at FYF 2016 in Exposition Park, Los Angeles
Photos: FYF Fest with Kendrick Lamar, Tame Impala, Air, Grimes and more

With little fanfare or hurrah, FYF 2016 began without a hitch and under blissfully temperate weather for a Los Angeles summer. No longer contained within the small confines of Exposition Park, the festival has made its home around the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum quite cozily, utilizing the structures’ bathrooms (no porta-potties, hurray!) and elliptical map […]

Julien Baker at the El Rey Theatre
Julien Baker Bewitched Audiences at the El Rey Ahead of FYF Performance

When I walked into the El Rey Theater on Thursday night, I accidentally bumped into someone near the bar, which prompted an automatic “sorry!” as I shuffled away. If I had lingered, I would have commented on his t-shirt, which read: SAD SONGS MAKE ME FEEL BETTER. That shirt was not a coincidence; the three […]

Passenger at the Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever
Passenger comforts fans at intimate Masonic Lodge show with extraordinary performance

Nestled in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, the very quaint Masonic Lodge flooded in with listeners of all ages on an extraordinary Tuesday evening. Better known by his stage name, Passenger, Mike Rosenberg was back in Los Angeles. This being my fourth or fifth time seeing this musician, you could say I was pretty excited. I’ll […]

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Lucy Dacus delivers warm and gorgeously impressive performance at The Echo

Lucy Dacus had the Echo completely enamored Friday night. The Richmond-based musician is definitely one to keep a solid watch on. Warmly welcomed by the crowd, her set began with her distinctly sharp and crisp vocals. I was instantly caught under her spell and carried away into the many stories she had to share that […]

Chance The Rapper at Outside Lands Music Festival photos
Photos: Outside Lands Day Three with Lionel Richie, Ryan Adams, The Muppets and more

Walking through the main gates of Outside Lands, for the final time that weekend I found myself greeted by the expressionless stare of the large Range Dave statue that stood at its entrance. The enchant of Golden Gate park’s woodland grove was nearing its end, but the festival still had a few magical moments in […]

Oh Pep! Bootleg Theater
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 […]

Modest Mouse at the Forum
Photos: Modest Mouse and Brand New Tag-Team The Forum with Thrilling Performances

Filling the fabulous Forum last night were fans from all walks of life. The only thing remotely in common with everyone in the room was a love for Modest Mouse and / or Brand New. Once the stage was decorated with fresh and vibrant flower arrangements, Brand New their made way to the stage. “We’re Modest […]

Fell Runner
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 […]

Grouplove deliver endless encores at Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood 

Last night, the Hard Rock in Hollywood was packed for a very special free Grouplove performance. Celebrating their forthcoming album Big Mess, the performance was part of The Encore Live, which is Live Nation TV and Hard Rock’s new program celebrating the encore as an art form. In my experience, the encore is the most […]

Islands and Honus Honus deliver unique performances at Teragram Ballroom

Last week, fans were in for a treat with Los Angeles-based Islands headlining the Teragram Ballroom. Opening up the evening were the very eccentric collaboration, Honus Honus. Frontman, Ryan Kattner is best known for his work with the experimental instrumental project Man Man and indie rock supergroup, Mister Heavenly. Honus Honus is a collective of […]

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La Dispute give fans an intense and emotive show experience at The Observatory

La Dispute This past Wednesday at The Observatory in Santa Ana, post-hardcore band La Dispute shook things up with the help Baltimore indie rockers, Wildhoney and Japan’s Envy. It was an interesting night of music with each band delivering a unique sound and style. Wildhoney consider themselves a “guitar pedal pop band”. Their set was strengthened by […]

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A Night With Bradford Cox — from controlled chaos with Atlas Sound to the transcending sounds of Deerhunter

Earlier this year, Deerhunter was slated to play FYF. “We had to cancel because we had a lot of personal shit to deal with,” Bradford Cox told the crowd Friday night at The Regent. It seems the only thing that Cox has ever had to deal with had been unpleasant, and that’s an understatement. From […]