Monthly Archives: January 2016

Gaslamp Killer
Sonos Studio says goodbye with killer blowout headlined by Gaslamp Killer

Last Friday, Sonos Studio in Los Angeles had one last party before closing their doors. Performing on the evening were Gaslamp Killer, YACHT, Daedelus DJ sets that were preceded by a set from Warpaint bassist Jennylee. Jennylee played from her debut album Right On right as the show began at 8 PM. People packed the […]

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At The Drive-In add second Los Angeles date at Hollywood Palladium WITH Le Butcherettes

At The Drive-In have added a second Los Angeles date at the Hollywood Palladium! If you didn’t score tickets to their March 23rd Fonda Theatre gig, you’re in luck! At The Drive-in will now headline a second LA date at the Hollywood Palladium on Wednesday, June 1st!  To top it all off, Le Butcherettes will […]

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First wave of Goldenvoice’s extensive lineup of Coachella sideshows on sale

Who needs the massive crowds of Coachella when you can see just about all your favorite acts at small venues in and around Los Angeles! Goldenvoice has revealed their extensive lineup of Coachella sideshows happening in and around Los Angeles. The firs wave of Coachella sideshows go on sale today at 12pm (some have already […]

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Best Coast
Best Coast offers up surreal cover of Nirvana’s “Dumb”

Jangle-pop sweethearts Best Coast might still be riding the high from the release of last year’s California Nights, but Bethany Cosentino and Bob Bruno have been anything but inactive in the interim since. After a pretty short break, the duo are slated to head back on the road with their friends Wavves for a co-headlining tour, as […]

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ARCADE FIRE
Portugal’s NOS Alive dazzles with Radiohead and Arcade Fire as dual headliners

One of the most beautiful countries in Europe is about to look a lot more appealing for those seeking a travel destination this summer. NOS Alive, Portugal’s premiere music festival, just made its second lineup announcement–and you might want to be sitting down when you read it. Both Radiohead and Arcade Fire, arguably (but not […]

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Futurebirds
Futurebirds belt The Echo with high-quality country-rock

Wednesday night, Athens, Georgia’s Futurebirds brought their brand of country-rock to The Echo. Playing mostly songs from their 2015 record Hotel Parties, though the venue wasn’t sold out, it was filled with fans passionate for their tunes. One interesting thing I found while watching this band is how they alternate vocals between their three main […]

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Matt Corby awes Masonic Lodge crowd at Hollywood Cemetery

Years ago, I discovered singer-songwriter Matt Corby via the Australian radio station TripleJ’s Like a Version segment – which is when a musician stops in and performs an original song and a cover on their air. His cover of The Black Keys’ “Lonely Boy” was solid, but it was his original song “Brother” that had […]

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Saintseneca
Saintseneca Command Silence with Des Ark at the Echo

An echo is a sound that reverberates and returns to the original sound-maker. Like when skipping stones, if the initial force isn’t strong enough, then the result will always be a disappointment. In a way, this can be the case at the Echo Park venue, The Echo; loudness is typically a necessity. On Tuesday night, […]

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Red Hot Chili Peppers playing Bernie Sanders benefit at Ace Hotel!

The Red Hot Chili Peppers are playing a benefit show for Bernie Sanders as part of the Feel the Bern effort to raise money for the presidential candidate at the Theatre at the Ace Hotel on Friday, February 5. Pre-sale tickets are on sale now and are priced between $40 and $2,000. The Chili Peppers are […]

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St. Lucia
Reviewed: St. Lucia’s “Matter” is sure to have you dancing

With Brooklyn-based synthpoppers St. Lucia churning out tunes, Phil Collins – you can stay retired. St. Lucia has perfected the tropical synths and heavy percussion sound that Collins became known for in the ‘90s after defecting from Genesis. It’s been two-and-a-half years since their debut album When the Night dropped. After seeing them a half-dozen […]

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