Monthly Archives: March 2015

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A Night of Rock at The Echo with HINDS, Sonny and the Sunsets and Colleen Green

HINDS Friday night, the Echo was filled with both new and familiar names in the garage and beach-y rock scene. The lineup included LA-based rocker Colleen Green, Spanish newcomers, HINDS, and seasoned singer-songwriter Sonny Smith’s band Sonny and the Sunsets from San Francisco. Colleen Green took the stage at 9:30 PM dressed in all black […]

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Best Concerts in Los Angeles featuring TV On The Radio, Kaki King, Shannon & The Clams and more

Burgerama has come to an end, and Coachella is just around the corner. Sandwiched in between is a real nice slab of shows happening in Los Angeles, Orange County and more neighboring cities. This week we have TV On The Radio, Brian Fest (celebrating the music of Brian Wilson), Mumford & Sons, Kaki King and […]

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Roky Erickson takes The Roxy on a psychedelic trip down memory lane

Being a fan of The 13th Floor Elevators and too young to have had the opportunity to see them live, I was more than excited to see Roky Erickson at The Roxy this past Friday. He played with his son’s band, The Hounds of Baskerville. Roky’s son, Jegar, with his theatrical and rock ‘n’ blues […]

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Stream Toro Y Moi’s new album “What For?”

After creating “chillwave” albums with an R&B influence, Toro y Moi is back with a new album that really doesn’t stick too much to his usual sound theme. Taking inspiration from iconic bands like Big Star, Talking Heads and Todd Rundgren, Toro y Moi’s new album, What For? seems to revive the smooth rock sounds of […]

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Win Tickets to Public Service Broadcasting at The Roxy

Last year we caught London indie-dance duo Public Service Broadcasting rocking some memorable shows. Now the group is back on tour in support of their 2015 album release, The Race For Space, and they’ll be making a special landing at The Roxy in Los Angeles on April 2nd for a mind-blowing performance. Psychedelia infused indie rockers Kiev […]

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Burgerama 4 turns up the heat with teen-pleasing rock ‘n’ punk

First and foremost, the Burgerama at the Observatory in Santa Ana is a music festival cluttered with teens and college kids, and I have NEVER been to a festival so tightly curated and audience pleasing. From the easy access to the highway and lots of free parking, to the short lines and cordial security/festival workers, […]

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20 Photos to Get You Pumped for Burgerama 2015

This weekend, the live music scene is owned by Burgerama. Thrashing through The Observatory in Santa Ana for its fourth year around, this year’s Burgerama will include Weezer, Gang of Four, FILDAR, Ty Segall, Jacco Gardner, and many more usual suspects. If you haven’t bought your tickets yet, what the hell are you waiting for?! […]

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Quantic, DJ Vadim and company kick up smoldering dance party at The Roxy

Quantic Anybody that has ever DJ’d 45rpm records knows just how difficult it is to do so. The records are smaller and they move faster, which requires a bit more dexterity and precision when blending records. Well, it’s a good thing master selector and DJ, Will Holland aka Quantic manned the decks at The Roxy […]

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Sufjan Stevens and the Construction of a Personal Narrative.

Sufjan Stevens has always been a conceptual artist. He got his start trying to make one album for every one of the 50 American states. The two records that came out of that ambition (Michigan and Illinois) were heavily researched and painstaking feats of historical fiction put to lush instrumentation. On his new record, Carrie & […]

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Palma Violets show fans at The Echo what their new album is all about

If you were there, you know. If you weren’t there, you’ll just have to take a look at our photo gallery to see just how incredible Palma Violets‘ show was last night at The Echo. Aside from fans going literally nuts for these London rockers, Palma Violets also attracted some pretty big names in music. […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |