Monthly Archives: June 2015

Win Tickets to Calexico at the Regent

In 1996, UC Irvine student Joey Burns and Giant Sand’s drummer, John Convertino became the Tex-Mex band Calexico along with four other members. Over the course of 19 years, Calexico have released nine albums and collaborated with Iron & Wine and Arcade Fire. Their song “Banderilla” was featured in season 2 of Breaking Bad (you can check it […]

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Brissa Sanchez |
Action Bronson busts out the space shoes and rhymes at Observatory show; truly Mr. Wonderful

This was hands down the best show I have ever seen at The Observatory. Action Bronson is a breed of his own rapping. Not only can he bust mad rhymes, but he has such a fantastic sense of humor. The man radiated on stage with an incredible energy. With a stage presence that makes you […]

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Grimy Goods |
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Wolf Alice officially arrives with debut full-length “My Love is Cool”

London rockers Wolf Alice have been on our radar since making their L.A. debut at Bardot in January, and excitement for their debut album My Love is Cool has been buoyed by subsequent standout performances. The album dropped June 23 off Dirty Hit/RCA Records and it was well worth the wait. With a sound often times reminiscent of the best […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
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The Best Concerts in Los Angeles featuring Head Wound City, Miguel, Lolipalooza and more

This week in Los Angeles we have some great punks acts coming through with Head Wound City at the Echoplex and Los Crudos at the Ukranian Cultural Center. If you rather go for the smooth tip, Miguel will be at Club Nokia this week as will old school R&B boy band Bel Biv Devo. Coming […]

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Win an iOgrapher Video Bundle — Get your DIY videography on!

iOgrapher is paving the way for bringing DIY video/photography projects to a whole new level with their life, camera, action ethos and the technology to support it. The iOgrapher case transforms an iPad Mini, Air or Air2 into a user-friendly shooting powerhouse. Whether you’re filming a backyard concert, interviewing a local band at a festival […]

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Emily Saex |
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Rhye brings a world of smooth and sexy to The Observatory in Santa Ana

Mike Milosh is the unassuming looking lead singer of Rhye and not exactly what you might imagine the voice to look like when you hear the music. For one he’s a guy. I admit, the first time I heard a single from Rhye back in 2012, I assumed the voice I heard belonged to a […]

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Anne Marie Schiefer |
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Editor’s Rant: Highland Park residents wake up to their cars towed — Obama in town

This is where my finance’s truck was parked before being towed.  There’s nothing like waking up on a beautiful Friday morning, to walk out and see that your car has been towed from your own home. Apparently our president, Barack Obama is in town today. And when I say “in town” I literally mean, he’s […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
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Watch Ryn Weaver’s new video for “Traveling Song” (will probably make you cry)

The new music video from Ryn Weaver for her song “Traveling Song” should come with a NSFW disclaimer — because nobody wants to cry when sitting at their desk at work. Having seen Weaver perform live a number of times (from SXSW to Coachella to Bonnaroo), an emotional moment always comes in the form of […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
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Billy Joel caps Bonnaroo with throwback Sunday set; Florence + The Machine wins fans over

To be honest, Billy Joel was one of the main drawing points to attending my first ever Bonnaroo. In a time where there are seemingly endless music festivals, it gets harder and harder to land a legitimate festival headliner. Billy Joel fit the mold quite well, a legacy act and Rock n Roll Hall of […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
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DJ Windows 98 (Win Butler of Arcade Fire) to perform at The Echo this August

Photo via DJ Windows 98 Facebook page Win Butler of Arcade Fire has been moonlighting as a “DJ” under the moniker of DJ Windows 98, and will be taking his dance floor bangers to The Echo on Tuesday, August 4th! We last caught  DJ Windows 98 serving up a mix of well-known songs at The Hype […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |