Monthly Archives: May 2015

Mark Hoppus
Mark Hoppus of blink-182 crashes Power Violence comedy show at The Satellite

Mark Hoppus of blink-182 It’s nights like Tuesday night at The Satellite in Silver Lake that top the list of reasons that I love Los Angeles. Having just returned from two weeks in the South for Shaky Knees and Hangout Fest – also spending a night in the Charlotte airport when a delay caused me […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
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Lenny Kravitz delivers spectacular performance at Fonda Theatre, joined by audience member Bruno Mars

When I was about ten years old I stumbled upon this rocker who seemed a bit odd for the times.  He had long dreadlocks and dressed funny. At the time you probably would have only seen reggae artists with this look, but this was Lenny Kravitz (the guy that stole my childhood crush Lisa Bonet), but […]

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Wes Marsala |
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Jacco Gardner “Hypnophobia” — a master blend of vintage reminiscing and contemporary styling

Photo by Nick Helderman As I put my ear buds in to let the music fill my ears I am instantly transported. I am walking down a street in Paris on a blissfully beautiful spring day. The sun warms my face as I watch people sip coffee, eat crepes and whiz past me on bicycles. […]

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Win Tickets to Rustie with Omar Souleyman at Jewel’s Catch One

Rustie If you’re ready for an unconventional and off the hook dance party get down to Jewel’s Catch One on May 23rd for a co-headlining show from Glaswgow’s electronic wonder Rustie and Syrian techno genius Omar Souleyman. Rustie’s North American Summer Tour is underway in support of his new album Green Language which features bangers […]

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Adrian Younge debuts Linear Labs with all-star lineup of special guests at The Regent

Perfecting today’s next generation of soul sounds, talented multi-instrumentalist and producer, Adrian Younge delivered a robust Linear Labs performance at The Regent in downtown Los Angeles this past Friday. The evening was hosted by the legendary Fab 5 Freddy, and included some seriously A-list special guest performances by Kendrick Lamar, Adrian Younge’s Venice Dawn, Talib […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
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Beck closes Hangout Fest with a bang — is the beach-side fest the Coachella of the south?

The beach-side Hangout Music Festival saved the best for last on an action-packed Sunday night headlined by a greatest hits-type set from the GRAMMY award-winning Beck. A wonderful weekend at Gulf Shores all came to a close with Beck wasting no time getting to the classics. My media wristband allowed me access to the VIP […]

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Hot Band Alert: Pearl and the Beard — listen to new singles from forthcoming album

Brooklyn indie pop-folk trio Pearl and the Beard have given us three tasty aural morsels from their forthcoming album, Beast, which have left us craving more, more, more! Singles “You,” “Again Animal,” and  are like an amuse bouche, a quick bite to invigorate our musical palettes and a delicious preview of what’s to come once […]

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Win Tickets to Bomba Estéreo’s Record Release Show at the Fonda Theatre

After the successful release of their third album, Elegancia Tropical in 2012, the Colombian electro band, Bomba Estéreo are back in L.A. with more! We last caught them at the Supersonico Festival last year, but now they are back with a record release show on Saturday, June 6th will mark the band’s record release show […]

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Brissa Sanchez |
Win Tickets to Mala Rodriguez at the El Rey Theatre

Mala Rodriguez‘s first name may technically translate as “bad” but that’s certainly not an accurate description of her kick ass Flamenco infused alt-Latino hip-hop jams and flows. Hailing from Cadiz, Spain and growing up in Seville, Rodriguez has been making a name for herself in the Spanish music scene since the late ’90s and has […]

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Father John Misty, Sylvan Esso upstage headliners Saturday at Hangout Fest

The weather forecast in Gulf Shores for day two of Hangout Fest was not looking great as the day approached. Somehow, the skies held up and it turned out to be a beautiful day packed full of awesome music and good times. The headliners were upstaged by some of the talent on the undercard on […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |