Monthly Archives: November 2015

Halsey
Halsey rips industry at first sold-out Fonda show, teens scream, riveting alt pop performance

Wednesday night marked the first of two sold-out shows at the Fonda Theatre for rising alt-pop star Halsey, touring in support of her highly-acclaimed debut full-length album Badlands. It’s been a meteoric ascent for the 21-year-old. This marked the fourth time I’ve seen her perform live, beginning with an early-day timeslot at May’s Hangout Fest in Gulf […]

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TV On The Radio
PHOTOS: TV On The Radio and Gallant explode with musical fervor at 30 Days In LA

Last Saturday, night 14 of Red Bull Sound Selects’ 30 Days In LA series was one that won’t soon be forgotten. Headlining the evening was indie rock royalty, TV On The Radio. The band headlining The Theatre at Ace Hotel were joined for a surprise guest collaboration by GRAMMY winning R&B star, Miguel. With the […]

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Youth Lagoon
Youth Lagoon bursts with brilliant melodies at Fonda Theatre

Behind his keyboard and tall curls, the lanky silhouette of Trevor Powers might seem to some an unassuming source for the lush, dream pop that he produces under the name Youth Lagoon. But assumptions aside, Powers embodies all the shy honesty and quirky passion that ooze from his songs tenderly murmured lyrics–lyrics that, as poignant […]

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PAPA BAND
An Interview with Papa: Caught in a balancing act between Dylan-esque Americana, feverish punk-rock attitudes and soulful rhythm & blues that tie them all together

Caught in a balancing act between Dylan-esque Americana, feverish punk-rock attitudes and the soulful rhythm and blues that tie them all together, Los Angeles locals PAPA sparked a fire in 2013 with the cheeky sincerity of their debut LP Tender Madness. After a brief stint opening for Florence and the Machine on a few of […]

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Win Tickets to Tanlines at the Fonda Theatre

We’ve seen NYC experimental electronic indie-rock duo Tanlines put on great performances in the past and we couldn’t be more stoked to welcome them back to Los Angeles headlining the Fonda Theatre on Wednesday, December 2nd. Let Tanlines woo you with smashing new songs such as “Pieces” and “Invisible Ways” off their 2015 album release Highlights, out […]

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together Pangea
Win Tickets to together PANGEA at The Echoplex

If you’re ready for a rock n’ roll rager, be sure to check out together PANGEA when they headline The Echoplex on Friday, December 4th. We’ve seen them rip it up time and time again, as evidenced here and here. The band is currently touring in support of their latest release, The Phage EP, produced by […]

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Psychedelic Furs
Psychedelic Furs gleam with 80s nostalgia at Teragram Ballroom

Last week’s Psychedelic Furs show at the Teragram Ballroom was a bucket list shoot for me as I’ve been a huge Psych Furs fan forever. I owe this to my aunt who introduced me to The Furs back when I was a wee little boy. In fact, at the ripe young age of 10, my […]

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Papa band
Win Tickets to “Something Good” with PAPA at The Echoplex

Time to rock out this upcoming Thanksgiving weekend! Hit City USA is presenting “Something Good” with Los Angeles indie rock favorites Papa who will be headlining the Echoplex on Friday, November 27th. The event will prove to be a true, raucous family affair with supporting acts Astronauts, etc. and Maxim Ludwig rounding out the bill. […]

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Deap Vally
Deap Vally unleash a psychedelic infused “Fever Dream” at Royal Jelly” video release party

Upon walking into Deap Vally’s “Royal Jelly” video release party, it was immediately evident that Basic Flowers wasn’t a typical venue but more a quirky art gallery. Two rooms with walls covered in book pages and cloth were surrounded by ephemera, books, and obsolete electronics that lead to a larger room with the microphones and […]

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Delta Spirit
Inaugural Outpost Fest impresses with Delta Spirit, Cold War Kids, Mynabirds, Tijuana Panthers and more

In a festival that seemingly popped-up out of nowhere, downtown Santa Ana’s Observatory played its part as the location of the inaugural Outpost Fest, a new event that was curated solely by California locals Delta Spirit. The lineup, which boasted not only an impressive but eclectic bunch of indie and alternative heavy-weights, featured the likes […]

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