Monthly Archives: December 2015

Cage The Elephant
Cage the Elephant’s raucous sold-out El Rey gig promises a strong 2016

Cage the Elephant began their banner 2015 by celebrating a Grammy nomination. On Sunday night at the El Rey Theatre, they showed fans that the future looks bright for the alt-rock five-piece as they performed some songs from their upcoming album Tell Me I’m Pretty — due out December 18 and produced by The Black […]

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Saul Williams
The Best Concerts in Los Angeles feat. Muse, Okkervil River, Thee Oh Sees

Before you skip town next week to celebrate Christmas, Los Angeles is sending you off with a bang. This week’s best concerts in Los Angeles feature Muse at STAPLES Center, Okkervil River at The Masonic Lodge, a double banger with Bronx and Mariachi El Bronx at Teragram Ballroom, as well as another double banger with […]

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Win Tickets to Girlpool at The Echoplex

Los Angeles lo-fi folk punk duo Girlpool are getting into the spirit of giving this holiday season by throwing a canned good drive and concert at The Echoplex on Friday, December 18th. Special guests French Vanilla, Wizard Apprentice, and more tba are on board to spread some holiday cheer. Also, Mark Hoppus of Blink-182 fame […]

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Win Tickets to Mariachi El Bronx/The Bronx at Teragram Ballroom

Los Angeles hardcore punks / mariachi hybrids Mariachi El Bronx/The Bronx are taking over Teragram Ballroom for two back-to-back nights on Dec. 18 and 19, respectively, and Grimy Goods is giving away tickets to each show!  The band’s White Drugs Christmas Tour is bound to be a blast so don’t miss out! On Dec. 18 Very […]

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BANKS
The Weeknd, BANKS, Travis $cott turn The Forum into Madness; Lana Del Rey guest set

Is there anyone in music who’s had a bigger 2015 than The Weeknd? Wednesday night’s show at The Forum – the second of two sold-out shows on The Madness Tour at the 17,500 capacity venue – was further evidence that the answer to that question is no. With a nearly two-hour set, The Weeknd – […]

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Beach House Fonda Theatre photos
Beach House shatter the boundaries of sound and emotion at first of four nights at Fonda

As fans shuffled out of the Fonda Theatre onto Hollywood Blvd at close to midnight, their eyes glazed over still dazed from the teen dream of Beach House’s set, it was hard not to feel completely overwhelmed by the sensory overload we’d just experienced. There was a charged electricity in the air, a static that […]

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Zella Day
Zella Day rocks LA, Fleetwood Mac cover among highlights at high-energy Fonda Theatre set

Sometimes, pop music doesn’t make sense to me. Tuesday night, emerging alt-pop artist Zella Day headlined at the Fonda Theatre, supporting her debut album Kicker. It’s an impressive debut record with catchy tracks featured all throughout. I’d put it up against some of the better-performing stuff in the genre. Despite these opinions, the show wasn’t […]

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Win Tickets to Graveyard at the Fonda Theatre

Flying to the Fonda Theatre on Wednesday, December 16th will be the Swedish band, Graveyard. We last caught them performing at last year’s Day 2 of Coachella and now they’re back on tour in support of their fourth album, Innocence & Decadence, released this Fall via Nuclear Blast Records. Check out their singles, “Too Much Is Not Enough” […]

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Some Kind of Fix Charity Compilation Flyer
8 Best Musically Inclined Ways to Give Back This Holiday Season

‘Tis the season to open your hearts, your time, and your wallets to help others and indulge in the spirit of giving. What better way to contribute than to do so through a musically inclined way. Below we’ve compiled a list of cool charity concerts, worthy online music campaign, non-profits, and badass benefit albums that […]

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PAPA band
PAPA blast Constellation Room with performance full of dizzying carnal energy

Los Angeles-born outfit PAPA made its return to the Constellation Room last Sunday night, playing a sweaty and rhythmic slew of songs from their highly anticipated second album. Stripping themselves of the back-up singers that accompanied them on their short tour back in February, PAPA appeared as naked and rambunctious as ever in the raw, […]

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