Monthly Archives: April 2015

faith no more
Faith No More at The Observatory: An incredible performance (regardless if Mike Patton was rude and pompous)

When I was a kid I moved around a lot. I lived in different cities and always had to sever friendships and get new ones. Things were not as well connected as they are now with smartphones and Facebook. So as you can imagine, this could make an eleven to thirteen year old quite angry. […]

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Wes Marsala |
waters
Best Concerts in Los Angeles feat. José González, Sleater-Kinney, Kinky and more

This week’s best concerts in Los Angeles feature a variety of mainstream and underground acts from all parts of the genre rainbow. From José González at The Regent, Sleater-Kinney with Body/Head at the Palladium, and Kinky at the Natural History Museum — there are different flavors for everyone. Check out our show list below for the […]

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metz
Stream Metz’s new album “II” before its May 4 Sub Pop release

What better way to start your Monday morning than with a proper thrashing from Metz. They’re sure to knock those Monday blues out of your system, and give a shock to your system. The Toronto trio’s explosive new album, II is now available to stream in full via NPR. As the follow-up to their 2012 self-titled […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
young fathers
Los Angeles gets up with Young Fathers at sold-out Echo show

It’s nights like last night that really get me excited about music and the future of music. The hip hop trio, Young Fathers, played to a sold out crowd at The Echo this last Friday night. I’m used to seeing shows with an MC or two pace the stage as they did their thing but […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
damien rice
Damien Rice and Marketa Irglova stun Greek Theatre into combo of heartbreak, laughter

Last October, Damien Rice delivered one of the two or three best performances I was lucky to see in 2014 performing in a church in front of a few hundred people. Needless to say, the bar was high when I got the opportunity to see Rice and Marketa Irglova perform at the magical Greek Theatre […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
the rezillos
Vintage Gold: The Rezillos — 37 years later, they’ve released their sophomore album

Exploding into the late 70s rock scene with a penchant for 60s garage rock and girl group glam, The Rezillos have always stood out with their unique form of punk, heavy on the female-led vocals. While the Sex Pistols and The Ramones were setting the common footprint of punk with their leather jackets and catchy […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
The Chemical Brothers new album echoes
The Chemical Brothers share new song “Sometimes I Feel So Deserted”

The Chemical Brothers‘ are back and gearing up to release their first studio album in five years. The album titled Born In The Echoes will be released on Friday, July 17, via Astralwerks. Known as one of the best live electronic acts, the Chemical Brothers have been doing this “EDM” thing since 1991 when the […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Win Tickets to Pianos Become The Teeth at The Roxy

The last time we caught Pianos Become The Teeth live they a performed ferocious set and we expect nothing less when they headline The Roxy on Saturday, May 2nd. The band is touring in support of their third studio album, Keep You, available now via Epitaph Records. Get down to the new songs! Supporting acts Loma […]

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odessa
Stream Odessa’s self-titled debut album

Los Angeles based songstress, Odessa, enamoured everyone in 2014 with her hit song “I Will Be There.” Featured in a couple of commercial and T.V. spots (including Oprah and ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy) the song drove people frantic as they tried to discover more about the artist who sang this lovely song. Last October we ran a […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
dawes
Dawes announce LA date at The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever

Los Angeles Americana rockers, Dawes, have booked an intimate show date at The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever. The band will take the stage on Tuesday, June 2 in support of their highly anticipated fourth album, All Your Favorite Bands, which is also set for release on June 2 via their own HUB Records. Produced […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |