Monthly Archives: May 2015

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Sleater-Kinney’s Avalanche of Sound Marks Triumphant Return to the Stage at Sold-Out Palladium Show

When riot grrl rooted, indie rock trio Sleater-Kinney announced their reunion after a 10 year hiatus and dropped an excellent new album No Cities to Love via Subpop earlier this year, I practically had a meltdown and penned something like a love letter to the band. Needless to say I was extremely excited to finally have […]

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Big Data electrifies sold-out Troubadour show; joined by Kimbra and White Sea

Big Data: [noun] Data sets that are too large and complex to manipulate or interrogate with standard methods or tools. Huh? Cool story, bro. Regardless of your comprehension of the above definition, Big Data the band came out hard last night to a sold-out show at the Troubadour in Los Angeles. First to grace the […]

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Stream Best Coast’s new album California Nights before its release date

Hometown heroes Best Coast are releasing their new album California Nights on Tuesday (via Harvest.) But, you can hear the album a few days early over at their tumblr. Check it out here. The stream comes on the heels of three releases: “Feeling Ok,” “Heaven Sent” and the album’s title track. You can listen to all three songs below. Best […]

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The 50 Best Los Angeles Concerts This May

Pianos Become The Teeth The Coachella season madness has now subsided but you can still get your music fix as we head into May. As the temperature outside increases so does the number of hot live music shows to attend. We’ve got old school garage-punk comebacks The Sonics and new school wild kids Twin Peaks stirring things […]

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Matt & Kim’s upbeat vibes and jams set Fonda on fire

I went into Wednesday night’s Matt & Kim show at the Fonda Theatre with high expectations despite not being a major fan of their records. I’d been told by many others that their live show is really a sight to behold — and they weren’t lying. It was the second straight night the Brooklyn electro-pop […]

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Tame Impala Drop New Single, and 6 Other Tidbits From Kevin Parker’s AMA

Tame Impala are gearing up for a new album, the ludicrously anticipated follow up to 2012’s Lonerism. Currents has not been given any specified release date, but considering that the singles tally hit tres today, and that surprise releases are so en vogue, the damn thing could blow any day now! Earlier today, Tame Impala’s lead […]

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Win Tickets to Esperanza Spalding Presents Emilys D+Evolution Tour at the El Rey Theatre

Renowned Grammy winning vocalist/bassist/composer Esperanza Spalding‘s impressive musical chops and unique style blows the doors wide open in the world of jazz and instrumental music. She embarks on her playful, experimental Emily’s D+Evolution Tour this Spring which incorporates art, theatrics, improvisation and surprise into the live performance. Don’t miss your chance to not only witness, but […]

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