Monthly Archives: September 2014

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Sunset Strip Music Festival Day 1: saying goodbye to the old strip

I felt a strong urgency to attend this years Sunset Strip Music Festival. With so many changes happening in the area, it’s hard to see anything left of the Sunset Strip I grew up with. Like most things Los Angeles, investors and city planners have their sights set on a historic slice of the city […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
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CHVRCHES put on a PDA-inducing performance at the Hollywood Palladium

Depending on who is playing, a concert can be a difficult place to bring your struggling relationship. Friday night at the Hollywood Palladium, I saw first-hand the ramifications of this as a couple next to me went through a wide range of emotions during CHRVCHES‘ fantastic 13-song set. This show served one of the last two […]

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Neutral Milk Hotel, The Breeders and Daniel Johnston at the Hollywood Bowl: A support group with a beat.

The Breeders — Photo by Monique Hernandez Neutral Milk Hotel might very well be the original, quintessential hipster band. I remember hearing the bands name in the 90’s and thinking that they might have the worst band name in the history of bad band names. Still not sure if it’s some obscure reference I’m not […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
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Monarchy and J. Laser fire up the Echoplex with pure dance fever

Straight from London, UK, Monarchy blessed the Echoplex with their groovy synth-pop hooks this Thursday to instill the spirit of dance in the West Coast before the summer’s end. Earlier on, M83’s multi-instrumentalist Jordan Lawlor dropped onto the stage with his new electronic solo project, J. Laser. The Los Angeles local launched a unique mix […]

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Win Tickets to ILoveMakonnen with James Ferraro at Jewels Catch One

Atlanta based hip-hop emcee/producer ILoveMakonnen has been blowing up ever since he released his catchy self-titled EP earlier this year, featuring the track “Club Going Up on a Tuesday.” Drake became such a fan that not only did he remix the song but signed ILoveMakonnen to his OVO (October’s Very Own) record label.  Be sure […]

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Karen O Gives a Stunning Performance Of Crush Songs at Masonic Lodge

I have a confession, dear Internet. Lately, it has been difficult for me to love music with the same fervor I once did. Much of this is due to recent global events that, try as I might to ignore them, have seeped into my consciousness making me painfully aware of the limitations of the musical […]

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Ziv Biton |
Top 10 Pre and Post-Show Eats in Los Angeles

While there is a vast and endless list of foodie haunts all over the great city of Los Angeles, a few stand out amongst the crowd as go-to spots for delicious post and pre-show eats. Because parking twice is a pain in the arse and we want to cater to all ye drunken concert heathens, […]

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Jeff Tweedy and son team up for new album, Sukierae

When I worked on something with my dad when I was 19, it was never anything as cool as what Spencer Tweedy has going with his pops, Jeff Tweedy of Wilco. On Sept. 23, the two will release the album Sukierae, an impressive family project that also features vocal contribution from Lucius’ Jess Wolfe and […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
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Pond release free download of new single “Waiting Around For Grace”

Pond is the primary creative outlet of Joseph Ryan, Nick Allbrook and Jay Watson. Based out of the psychedelic mecca of Perth, Australia the group has always held close a fascination with space-odyssey synths and cataclysmic walls of sound — like a spacecraft crash landing on a foreign planet. On their newest release, “Waiting Around For […]

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Win Tickets to LP with Zella Day at The Roxy

Los Angeles based indie pop-rocker LP is known for killer tunes, a mop top of curly hair and busting out the ukulele at all the right times.  LP is on tour now in support of her 2014 album release, Forever For Now, featuring the addictive track “Tokyo Sunrise.”  Be sure to catch this must-see artist […]

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