Monthly Archives: January 2015

kid-congo
Kid Congo Powers & the Pink Monkey Birds at The Echo: Just the Right Amount of Weird

Kid Congo Powers and The Pink Monkey Birds Last week at The Echo, Los Angeles was treated to and most interesting and fun night of music featuring Kid Congo Powers and The Pink Monkey Birds, along with San Francisco act Uke-Hunt and L.A. band, Tramp for the Lord. The show opened with Tramp for the Lord, […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
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Kaki King books special performance at Masonic Lodge in celebration of new show, The Neck is a Bridge to the Body

Kaki King has announced a special performance date at the Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever on Saturday, April 4th. The show will celebrate Kaki King’s innovative new work, The Neck is a Bridge to the Body. Teaming up with leading visual performance masters, Glowing Pictures, the new show will feature an innovative, immersive multi-media production […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
beacon band
Hot Band Alert – New York’s Beacon leaves the bedroom for the dancefloor on L1

Beacon is a Greenpoint, New York based duo that came to blog attention in 2011 with their R&B styled debut No Body. Since then they released their similarly R&B leaning debut The Ways We Separate (2013), decided they weren’t into R&B anymore, and released a handful of remixes in 2014 which included, Tycho’s “See”, Thomas […]

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Ziv Biton |
Geographer
Geographer and Smoke Season captivate the El Rey Theatre with marvelous performances

Geographer played the El Rey this past Saturday night captivating fans with a blissful performance. Michael Deni came out dressed in sleek black, and right away hypnotized the packed room with his charming stage presence and vocals. Deni is a man of many talents and seamlessly transitions from vocals, guitar, keys and sax. The people in […]

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Wes Marsala |
Win Tickets to Bass Drum of Death at The Echo

We last caught Bass Drum of Death shredding The Echo earlier this year and now the garage rock outfit is back to tear it up at The Echo on Tuesday, February 3rd. It doesn’t matter that it’s a school night, these Mississippi mad men are ready to melt faces with new jams off their 2014 […]

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La Roux
Grimy Goods Best Concert Photography Winners Announced

Last month we ran our biggest contest yet where our photographers had the opportunity to win up to $300 in cash. We normally run giveaways for our readers, but this time we wanted to make it more about our talented team of photographers. But don’t worry, we also hooked up two readers with some rad […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
The Decemberists return to Los Angeles with performance at Greek Theatre

Portland, Oregon’s The Decemberists are back in Los Angeles with a headlining performance scheduled at the Greek Theatre on Saturday, May 2nd. Today the band have released their seventh studio album, What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World. And if that wasn’t enough to celebrate, here’s some more good news: the city of Portland, […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
swingin utters
Lagwagon and Swingin’ Utters give fans at the Fonda a classic night of that Fat Wreck Chords sound

Lagwagon It felt like 1995 at the Fonda Theatre this last Saturday night… well at least to me it did. Having grown up around the California punk scene in the mid to late 90s, bands like Lagwagon and Swingin’ Utters were bands that you inevitably saw on the regular. Besides the fact that everybody is […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
the-vaccines
Watch The Vaccines’ new video “Handsome” off forthcoming new album

In 2012, The Vaccines conquered their native England, rising to No. 1 on the charts there off the strength of the full-length The Vaccines Come of Age. They’ve given a preview of what’s in store on their upcoming yet-to-be-named release with a music video of their new track “Handsome.” You can think of The Vaccines […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
White-Arrows
White Arrows unleash a fury of sexy electro pop bangers at The Catalyst

White Arrows This weekend at the Catalyst, Santa Cruz natives were treated with a variety of unique takes on how each artist interprets pop music. LA-based group White Arrows headlined, showcasing their dance-pop delicacies that could easily play as a soundtrack for a walk through a tropical forest. Not far behind, GRMLN and Trails and […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |