Tag Archives: Zoe Elaine

St. Lucia
Electrop pop sensations St. Lucia and BAIO dazzled crowds at the Wiltern

Tuesday night at the Wiltern felt like the weekend, according to the star of the night, Jean-Philip Grobler aka St. Lucia. He’s currently on a nationwide tour in support of his sophomore album, Matter, traveling for several weeks with his full band and BAIO, who has supported him at every date. For their stop in […]

On Her Debut LP Ziemba Proves Hope is Both Never and Always

Brooklyn-based René Kladzyk calls herself a child of NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement). When she was nine, her father’s auto industry job was relocated, moving them from Michigan to El Paso, where he met her stepmother from the neighboring Ciudad Juárez. Her childhood largely informs her music — her abandoned Michigan home was used […]

Kishi BAshi photos
Joyous Melodies Await You on Kishi Bashi’s New LP Sonderlust

  For many readers, the name Kishi Bashi is not new. Kaoru Ishibashi has been making music under that moniker for a few years, releasing his debut LP, 151a, in 2012. But prior to that, people probably knew him as a member of of Montreal, or even from his days with Jupiter One, a group […]

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 […]

Broods at The Novo
Broods Ignite Passion at Their First “Local” LA Show, Supported by Jarryd James

I can trace my love for Broods back to a successful ad campaign. I remember when I first moved to LA two summers ago, I saw billboards with these warped-looking wolf heads on them. Broods, the ads read, piquing my interest; I googled them and happened upon a cache of wonderful music. I finally got […]

Kauf band
Kauf Dazzles at Final Night of Echo Residency with pr0files and Rush Midnight

Kauf’s Bright Electronica Cuts Through a Dark Haze at Final Echo Residency Performance   Monday night at the Echo marked the final night of Kauf’s monthlong residency at the famous Echo Park venue. He was joined by some of LA’s brightest indie rockers, including Rush Midnight and pr0files, with a closing DJ set by Jeffrey […]

Paul Bergmann
Album Review: Paul Bergmann’s Stars and Streams is out August 26, LA date at Bootleg

Intimacy Ebbs and Flows in Paul Bergmann’s New LP, Stars and Streams Words: Zoë Elaine At my college radio station, a friend of mine created and hosted a beautiful folk show. It was a program filled with soft melodies and emotional croons. When she graduated, I took it over, but never was able to capture the […]

Elvis Depressedly at The Echo
Elvis Depressedly and Teen Suicide Turn Sadcore Frowns Upside Down at The Echo

The Echo has hosted North Carolina indie rockers Elvis Depressedly many times, and that’s just in the past two years. They returned for a sold-out show on Wednesday night, on a summer tour with Teen Suicide and Nicole Dollanganger to support the California Dreamin’ EP they released in June. The Echo became a DIY heaven. […]

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 […]

Franky Flowers at Bootleg Theater
Margaret Glaspy and Her Incredible Voice Shone at the Bootleg, Supported by Franky Flowers

Margaret Glaspy is a rapidly rising star. She has been featured in some of the most high profile publications imaginable — The New Yorker, New York Times, NPR — and she deserves it. As the youngest in a family of musicians living in northern California, Glaspy learned to play the fiddle, but eventually abandoned it […]

Body Language at Resident
Body Language and Wild & Free Light Up Resident in DTLA with invigorating performances

It’s not a secret that one of my favorite live shows to date was Body Language at the Echo last February. Since seeing them, I feel I’ve come a long way. I’m taking music and writing more seriously, having graduated from a small Hype Machine blog to keeping a blog of my my own to […]

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 […]

Eagulls Bring the Noise to Teragram Ballroom Alongside Adult Books and Tennis System

Every show I’ve seen at the Teragram Ballroom always exceeds my expectations. Ty Segall put on an unforgettable performance at the beginning of the year, and Julia Holter had enchanted me; now I can ultd Eagulls to that list. They have been on tour for a month supporting their brand new album, Ullages, and stopped […]

Amy Blaschke
“Breaking The Blues” with Amy Blaschke’s Newest LP, Out July 1st — Record Release at Grand Ole Echo

There is not a genre so forlorn as the blues. That seems obvious; it’s all in the name. Cultural appropriation aside, blues has endured because, well, the human condition can sometimes lead us down a dark path. But Amy Blaschke takes turmoil and creates purpose in her newest album, aptly titled, Breaking the Blues. Blaschke […]

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