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Lord Huron at Teragram Ballroom
Strange trails lead Lord Huron back home for the first of five sold-out nights in LA at Teragram Ballroom

“To the ends of the earth would you follow me?/There’s a world that was meant for our eyes to see.” With such an invitation, Lord Huron kicked off the first of five sold-out nights at the Teragram Ballroom in their hometown of Los Angeles, playing to the packed venue filled with fans who’d been waiting […]

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Teenage Fanclub announce Los Angeles tour date at Teragram Ballroom

Teenage Fanclub have announced a headlining Los Angeles show date at the Teragram Ballroom on March 17. This past September the band made their long-awaited return with the release of Here, their tenth studio album via Merge Records. The band last released a full-length album (Shadows) in 2010, which was right around the same time […]

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An Interview with Shy Girls — we talk debut album and preventing himself from being pigeon-holed as alt-R&B

Shy Girls Set to Release Debut Album “Salt” via Hit City Records on January 20th   Here’s a riddle for you: If twenty people record demos on a synthesizer and guitar in their bedrooms, and someone labels it all alt-R&B, does anyone hear the difference between them? At the expense of some really great DIY artists, alternative R&B […]

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Terence Jack
Hot Artist Alert: On His Solo Debut, Terence Jack is Free

Terence Jack is just a chill guy from a Vancouver suburb. He finds comfort in the gentle calm of the ocean and wishes he surfed more. West coast best coast, he once told me. (No, he didn’t, but I imagine he’d silently agree.) After making music for years with other bands, he has chosen to […]

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Lucius bring the harmonies and smooth the discord at Observatory show

Indie-pop outfit Lucius took the Observatory by storm Sunday night, filling the venue with their swelling love songs and enchanting two-part harmonies of frontwomen Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig. Rooted firmly in the obvious folk-country inspirations that trace their music, Lucius are defined by the angelic hollers of its lead singing duo, which on their […]

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The Pack A.D.
An Interview with The Pack A.D.: Dynamic Grunge-Rock Duo Pour Themselves Into New Album “Positive Thinking” – LA Date at The Roxy

It’s not hard to find oneself enraged by anything and everything these days (climate change, Trump, online trolls, you name it). However, Vancouver grunge-rock duo The Pack A.D.’s ferocious new album Positive Thinking (U.S. release Nov. 11 via Cadence Music) just might be the cure for what ails you or at least a good starting point […]

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Honus Honus
Honus Honus to headline The Echo in support of solo debut, stream new song “The Stripper Has No Navel”

Honus Honus, the creative solo project behind Ryan Kattner, best known for his work with Man Man and Mister Heavenly, is touring in support of his solo debut Use Your Delusion. Honus Honus will bring his unique project to Los Angeles with a headlining show date scheduled for November 30th at The Echo. Trust, this is a show experience you won’t […]

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Hot Artist Alert: Bloodboy – Surfer-turned-musician hits her indie-pop sweet spot with debut EP Best of Bloodboy

Surfer-turned-musician Lexie Papillion aka Bloodboy is an up-and-coming star in the Los Angeles indie music scene, having made some lasting impressions with outstanding live performances at this year’s Echo Park Rising and KROQ’s “One To Watch” series. Despite her burgeoning breakout she’s got a very humble and real sense about her that reveals itself in her […]

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Tegan and Sara at the Wiltern
Tegan and Sara dazzle at Wiltern with fan-pleasing show — performing all the nostalgic tracks and polished newbies

  The Wiltern was a night of nostalgia and powerful female vocals this past Thursday night as twin sister duo Tegan and Sara lit up the theatre with their timeless songs. But before taking fans on a ride through one of the best Tegan and Sara shows ever, Shura (aka Aleksandra Denton) primed the evening with […]

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Lush at Fonda Theatre, Hollywood
Lush remain shoegaze giants after blissful Fonda Theatre gig

Shoegaze pioneers, Lush played a nostalgic set for long time fans at the Fonda Theatre in Hollywood this past Saturday night. It was magical seeing these legends take the stage and perform in a new era; an era in which so many modern acts have taken some serious cues from Lush. Lush took fans on […]

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Carla Morrison
Win Tickets to Carla Morrison at the Novo

Mexican songstress, Carla Morrison will be headlining The Novo on Tuesday, September 20th. She has gained a lot of recognition for her heart throbbing, soft-sung singles, “Lagrimas”, “Yo Sigo Aqui”, and “Déjenme Llorar”, respectively. Its no surprise she has won two Latin Grammy’s and continues to be considered for more. Catch her on tour in […]

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Defining “Indie” — A Look Inside Indie Culture, Where It Started, Where It’s At Today

Looking Back on “Indie” Culture in 2016 Opinion Feature by Jamie Lawlor Close your eyes and imagine the sounds that accompany each of the following genre titles: jazz. folk, reggae, heavy metal… EDM. Each evokes their own trademark silhouette of rhythms, themes, and instrumentation. Now think of the genre known as “indie” in the same context. […]

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Jay Som
Mitski drops all the feels at sold-out Echoplex gig, Japanese Breakfast & Jay Som open with stellar sets

Thursday night at The Echoplex served a killer night of fine fempresses. Headlining the evening was the enchanting songbird, Mitski, who just released her new album Puberty 2. Supporting Mitski were two more incredibly talented acts led by females, Japanese Breakfast and Jay Som. Featured as one of Grimy Goods’ selections for the best Los Angeles concerts […]

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