Monthly Archives: April 2016

Iggy Pop
This week’s best concerts in LA: Iggy Pop, Deap Vally, Andy Clockwise

Coachella is finally over, but concert life never sleeps in Los Angeles. This week we have Weezer at The Troubadour and Iggy Pop with Josh Homme at the Greek Theatre. On the underground and indie tip, we highly recommend you check out Deap Vally with Le Butcherettes at The Regent, Flatbush Zombies at the Fonda, […]

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Win Tickets to John Prine and Jason Isbell at the Greek Theatre

We last caught the iconic American folk/country, singer-songwriter, John Prine performing alongside Conor Oberst at Greek Theatre back in 2014. Now the “Sam Stone” singer is back to headline the Greek Theatre once again but this time the Alabama singer-songwriter, Jason Isbell will join him onstage. Amanda Shires (Isbell’s wife) will also join the pair. You can […]

Museum of Love
Miike Snow cement Los Angeles homecoming by burning down the Fonda

Fresh from their crazed set at this year’s Coachella, dance pop trio Miike Snow made their L.A. homecoming just as special with a body ravaging riot of both old and new hits. As the vortex of emotionally charged indietronica that they are, lead vocalist Andrew Wyatt found himself at the center of the crowd’s gushing […]

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An Interview with The Heavy: We Talk New Album “Hurt & The Merciless,” Marmite and Grand-Dad Dancing to DJ Jazzy Jeff

I’ve been a fan of UK rock n’ soul band The Heavy for some time now, instantly hooked by their big, 2009 hit single “How You Like Me Now?” and then again by their 2012 release The Glorious Dead. So when I found out that their new album, Hurt & The Merciless, was dropping April […]

The Kills rock foundation of Apogee Studio away from the harsh winds of Coachella

The Kills vocalist Alison Mosshart paced the tiny stage at Apogee Studio back and forth, biting her nails waiting for guitarist Jamie Hince to launch into the opening song of their KCRW Morning Becomes Eclectic performance. Once “U R A Fever” started, Mosshart and Hince were all business, after engaging in an oft-hilarious 20-minute conversation […]

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M83 Fox Theater Pomona 2016
Electronic orchestra M83 return with climactic Fox Theatre performance

There’s a reason that French electronic outfit M83 has found a niche in crafting big-budget film soundtracks, and that reason was highlighted emphatically Tuesday night as Anthony Gonzalez led his troupe through a rapturous expose of their discography. Opening with the violent crashes of synths and percussion that riddle “Reunion,” M83 spent the next nearly […]

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The Arcs Fonda Theatre
Exploring Diverse Musical Trails, The Arcs Get Los Angeles Lost In The Groove at Fonda Theatre

Last night without pretense The Arcs took to the stage at The Fonda and got right down to the business of rocking the sold out crowd. The Arcs is the side project of Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys. Releasing an album last year followed by several singles, Auerbach gets groovy showing us a whole […]

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Win Tickets to Wild Belle at the Echoplex

We have long-awaited for the return of Wild Belle after they wooed us with their debut album, Isles, back in 2013. Lucky for our ears, the sister-brother duo released their sophomore album, Dreamland, last Friday with the singles “Dreamland” and “Throw Down Your Guns” already playing in our heads. Wild Belle will be headlining a SOLD […]

Courtney Barnett at The Glass House
Courtney Barnett delivers cheeky modern fairy tales slapped with tornado of rabid guitar licks at Glass House

A few nights before her breakout debut at this year’s Coachella, one of our favorite Australian acts Courtney Barnett brought her quirky rock antics to the Glasshouse Thursday night for hotheaded grunge performance. Despite her growth in popularity in the past year due to the release of her superb freshman attempt Sometimes I Sit and […]

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Mbongwana Star
Mbongwana Star brings vibrant sounds of the Congo to The Roxy

The sounds of Congo and Los Angeles came together this past Saturday night in none other than the famed Sunset Strip in Hollywood. With a day that was already hot, the evening transitioned to a night illuminating with perpetual warm vibes. The Roxy became a venue full of brilliant colors and feel-good ambiance. Los Angeles […]

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