Monthly Archives: March 2015

Ben Harper
First night of Ben Harper’s reunion with Innocent Criminals receives heavy praise at The Fillmore

Ben Harper had not performed with The Innocent Criminals since 2008. On Wednesday, they proved they hadn’t lost a step — nor had their fan base forgotten about them — at the first of four straight nights at The Fillmore in San Francisco. Many would suggest that Harper’s best work came while working with the […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Win Tickets to Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield Sing Elliott Smith at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre

Seth Avett (The Avett Brothers) and Jessica Lea Mayfield are accomplished musicians in their own right but the two have bonded over a shared interest and love for the music of the late singer-songwriter Elliott Smith. Avett and Mayfield just released the superb cover album, Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield Sing Elliott Smith, earlier […]

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gang of four
Gang of Four pummel El Rey Theatre with impressive performance

Post-punk is now getting slightly long in the tooth. It is not rare to find subject’s of Simon Reynolds’ great book “Rip It Up and Start Again: Postpunk 1978–1984”, following in the footsteps of the generation before them and hitting the nostalgia circuit. Gang of Four: even though the band’s beloved original lineup made a […]

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young thug
Win tickets to Travis Scott & Young Thug at Club Nokia

Travi$ Scott and Young Thug are bringing their wild rap show to Club Nokia on Saturday, March 28th for two back-to-back shows! If you want to get in on this madess, we’re giving away a couple pairs of tickets to their late show (11:30 PM). After catching the duo’s Rodeo Tour debut at the Observatory in […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
deap-vally
An Interview with Julie Edwards of Deap Vally: New Album in the works with Nick Zinner of Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Photo by Tamea Agle Gritty rock goddess duo Deap Vally exude all things badass, sexy, and hands down rock ‘n’ roll. Their wall of sound and forthright, unforgiving attitude serves as a pillar of strength for the admiring listener (or soon to be fans and converts). We’ve covered them countless times since their debut, from […]

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Toro-y-moi
Toro y Moi straps on guitar and plays new record in full at Apogee Studio soiree

Update: Previously we mistakenly reported that KCRW would broadcast the live session on Friday, March 27th. The broadcast of this show will be on Friday, April 3rd. I felt terribly underdressed at KCRW’s private Toro y Moi show. It was the mini flatbread crackers that did it. There were elegant trays of them, three different […]

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This Will Destroy You
This Will Destroy You and Cymbals Eat Guitars melt walls of sound at The Roxy

This Will Destroy You and Cymbals Eat Guitars recently took over The Roxy in West Hollywood blasting out their unique sounds. known for the atmospheric and drawn out instrumental pieces, This Will Destroy You melted walls playing fan favorites along with songs from their most recent album, Another Language which was released last September on […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
J. Cole
SXSW Saturday explodes with hip hop: J Cole, Too $hort, G-Eazy & more

If Friday was the busiest day of SXSW for me, Saturday was the most intense. If you would have told me I’d end up seeing 39 performances and almost half of them would be hip hop or rap, I wouldn’t have believed it. But that’s what SXSW is partly about, broadening your horizons. My day […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Miami Horror
Miami Horror to headline The Roxy in West Hollywood

Australia’s Miami Horror are back in Los Angeles with a headlining show date at The Roxy in West Hollywood on Friday, June 5th. The band have will embark on a 2015 North American tour in support of their forthcoming second LP All Possible Futures, out April 21 on Haven Sounds/Dine Alone Records. Miami Horror will […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Jenny Lewis
Jenny Lewis announces Los Angeles show date at Echoplex

This show announcement is going to make a lot of Angelenos quite happy. Jenny Lewis has a announced a headlining show date at the Echoplex on Thursday, April 9th. Fresh off a most successful tour with Ryan Adams, this will be Lewis’ first headlining LA date since her one-off show at The Roxy last May. […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |