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Future Islands at the Greek Theatre shot by Danielle Gornbein
Future Islands whip out all the moves at Greek Theatre

Future Islands brought the party Tuesday night. The Greek Theatre flooded with eager fans to catch the craze. Once frontman, Samuel Herring took the stage, the night took off and running. With nothing but pure gratitude for playing their largest show on tour, the dancing commenced. Opening with the well-known singalong “Ran” and “A Dream of You […]

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Local Natives’ Kelcey Ayer talks filtering his darkest and honest songwriting yet into new project Jaws of Love

As one of the primary songwriters of Local Natives, chances are you’ve heard Kelcey Ayer’s work unbeknownst to you, as well as holding down his other vocal, keyboard, guitar, and percussion duties in the band. On Hummingbird Ayer’s affinity for piano ballads broke through the ice and even the band’s most recent release Sunlit Youth is unequivocally […]

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Chicano Batman debut politically ardent music video for “Freedom is Free”

LA’s own Chicano Batman has been making waves ever since the release of their third studio album Freedom is Free, not only for its success in breaking out the band’s funky mix of rock, psychedelic soul, and tropicalia to a wider audience but also its decidedly poignant political undertones. As a band that swells with the […]

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Win Tickets to Cal Jam 17 featuring Queens of the Stone Age, Foo Fighters and more

Cal Jam 17 Rumbles Glen Helen Regional Park on October 7 Cal Jam is making its way to the Glen Helen Regional Park in San Bernardino for an incredible night of music you will not want to miss. Announced by the Foo Fighters, the lineup will feature an impressive list of rock acts including: Queens […]

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City and Colour effortlessly enamour fans at the Wiltern

This past Saturday night was uniquely special at the beautiful Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles. My favorite Canadian act was in town. City and Colour is the project of the insanely talented Dallas Green. Previously of the post-hardcore scene with band, Alexisonfire, he eventually branched off to pursue a solo career. Luckily for him he […]

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Julia Jacklin reveals second-half of new 7″ “Cold Caller”

A budding ode to her sister, Julia Jacklin’s “Cold Caller,” the second-half of her Eastwick/Cold Caller 7″ out via Polyvinyl Recording, is a sublime bundle of pointed guitar work and nonchalantly delivered sentiments. Wrapped briskly in her cuttingly euphonious wonderings, Jacklin quips tenderly about the changes in her sister’s life that have quietly affected her own as […]

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Video Premiere: HUMANS reveal 360 VR music video for song “The Feels”

Canadian indie-electronic duo HUMANS, the brainchild of Robbie Slade and Peter Ricq, have premiered the 360 VR video for their new song “The Feels.” Pulsing house beats and synthesizer work make the song a heady, techno-esque bumper, but coupled with the music video it takes on a more anxiously sinister tone. HUMANS have built their sound […]

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Song Premiere: Traces finds his place in LA with melancholia saturated “idbh.”

TRACES, the atmospheric genre-bending project of LA-native Tim Dehnert, has unveiled his newest song “idbh.” off his upcoming Heart of Gold EP. Reveling in a variety of synths and drum machine bass drops, “idbh.” thunders away between Dehnert’s lush crooning. Anthemic in its harsh introspections, the song is one of many on the EP that the young 20-year-old singer […]

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Hot Band Alert: Entering the World of Oddnesse

It’s hard to imagine the world without constant turmoil, isn’t it? Last week was a doozy given all the natural disasters, from hurricanes to wildfires to an earthquake that should give every Angeleno some cause for concern. Art is a healthy distraction. Songs can transport you to another world, or rather connect you through a […]

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Let new songstress Jesse Jo Stark haunt your ears with her song “Deadly Doll”

Haunting all the way from the seventies Laurel Canyon hideaway that she evokes, femme-fatale Jesse Jo Stark prefers her gloom in the sunlight on her new song “Deadly Doll.” Crawling out from under lush reverb and the hot desert twangs of guitar strings, Stark’s powerful croons tear longingly at her grim atmospherics. Produced by Jason […]

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