Monthly Archives: April 2016

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Win Tickets to Lights (Acoustic) at El Rey Theatre

Canadian electro-pop artist Lights is back in Los Angeles this May for two intimate show dates at the El Rey Theatre on Wednesday, May 11 and Thursday, May 12. We are giving Grimy Goods fans a chance to win a pair of tickets to her show on Wednesday, May 11th. Hear stunning acoustic tracks from her latest release Midnight Machines, […]

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Jehnny Beth of Savages at El Rey
Savages out do themselves at El Rey Theatre, Algiers open with colorful intensity

Words: Sandra Burciaga Olinger / Photography: Wes Marsala   “I can feel the love,” shouted Savages’ fearless frontwoman Jehnny Beth towards the end of their momentous set. “You’re not Coachella. You care and you’re not bored and you’re not boring. This is real.” With her short black hair drenched in sweat, her pale arms glistening under […]

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Win Tickets to Lucius at The Fonda Theatre

We’ve seen indie synth-pop outfit Lucius put on stunning performances before, most recently at FleetwoodMac Fest and this year’s SXSW festival. The five-piece band, fronted by almost-twinzies Jess Wolfe and Holly Laesigg, are hitting the road in support of their new album Good Grief, and they’ll be kicking things off right here in Los Angeles […]

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Amidst Coachella’s stacked finale, Miike Snow shines through with frenzied dance party

In its final hurrah, the third day of Coachella’s 2016 attempt ultimately rode its highs and lows far into the Colorado Desert sunset. For most of the day I found myself posted faithfully in front of the Outdoor Theatre, which should always be a must-stop for any seasoned attendee, as it is oftentimes an honest […]

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Best LA Shows this week: Savages with Algiers, The Kills, Miike Snow & more

With Coachella part two this upcoming weekend, Los Angeles is flooded with Coachella side shows. Monday night will kick off with Savages and Algiers at the El Rey and The Kills at The Mayan. Also playing their Coachella side gigs will be M83, Miike Snow, Death Grips, Grimes, and a lot more. On the underground […]

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Silversun Pickups, Foals and Deap Vally deliver unmatched hat-trick performance at Fox Theater Pomona

Last week, the Fox Theater Pomona saw an action-packed lineup of sound and vision as Coachella performers Silversun Pickups and Foals took the stage alongside opening act Deap Vally. Deap Vally, one of our favorite acts from Los Angeles, kicked things off with blast of rock fury. Lead vocalist and guitarist, Lindsey Troy shined on stage. […]

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Sia steals show from headliner with once-in-a-lifetime performance to Coachella

Renowned Aussie singer-songwriter Sia hasn’t performed a full show hardly anywhere in years. When she was announced as part of Coachella’s bill this year, she was instantly on most people’s can’t-miss lists for the weekend. On Sunday, she more than justified the hype with the kind of performance that people will be talking about for […]

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Win Tickets to Bleached at Teragram Ballroom

Los Angeles garage-punk rockers Bleached have show tremendous growth with their sophomore album Welcome The Worms, which just dropped April 1 via Dead Oceans. Hear polished new tracks such as “Keep On Keepin’ On,” and “Sleepwalking” (which we saw them slay live at this year’s SXSW festival) when they headline Teragram Ballroom on Thursday, May […]

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Guns N Roses pole-vault over expectations with Coachella headlining set Saturday, bring out AC/DC’s Angus Young

The second day of Coachella saw nearly perfect weather, particularly once the sun went down, which made it that much more enjoyable to witness a series of awe-inspiring performances throughout the day. I found shade in the Gobi tent and caught jazz-tronica trio GoGo Penguin from Manchester. Nick Blacka on the double bass was a […]

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Grimes battles Guns and Roses for Coachella crowd, takes fans into the Belly of the Beat

Pushing through the body aches, inevitable soreness, and ritualistic hangovers of the previous night, festival-goers made their enthused return to the Empire Polo Fields for Coachella’s second day. The atmosphere was a veritable powder keg, with the catalyst being the rock-’n’-roll  dominated day to ensue and eventually explode spectacularly with Guns and Roses headlining slot. […]

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