Monthly Archives: July 2016

Alabama Shakes at Panorama Festival 2016
Photos & Review: Panorama Festival Day One Featuring Arcade Fire, Alabama Shakes, De Lux and more

Arcade Fire closes out Panorama festival day one with a marching band tribute to David Bowie (along with some words about Trump) Words & Photography: Steven Ward Walking across the Robert F. Kennedy bridge in the sweltering heat towards Randall’s Island, it was hard not to feel the deja vu wash over me. Like many […]

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Banks & Steelz at The Roxy
Banks & Steelz drop solid debut performance at The Roxy, T.O.L.D. captivates with opening set

Banks & Steelz brought the fire to the Roxy last night for their highly awaited debut performance. The new musical project between Wu Tang Clan’s RZA and Interpol’s Paul Banks has been all the hype of the late, and it’s no surprise. The unique combination of the two artists intrigued fans from all over, and […]

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Ezza Rose
Ezza Rose enchants Silverlake Lounge with extraordinary performance (that voice though!)

Ezza Rose Melts Hearts at Silverlake Lounge Kicking off her West Coast Summer tour, Portland native Ezza Rose made her Los Angeles tour stop this past Wednesday at the Silverlake Lounge. Recently featured as one of our Top 20 Underground Acts To Catch In July, we had to catch his gorgeous voice live. Playing a […]

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Win Tickets to Protoje & The Indiggnation at The Regent Theater

Singer-songwriter and musical philosopher Protoje and his band The Indiggnation are at the forefront of Jamaica’s current reggae revival. Protoje & The Indiggnation are on tour in support of their third studio album, Ancient Future, as well as his FREE new release Royalty Free (Side A & B) which is available on his website. Enjoy musical […]

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Win Tickets to Black Milk with live band Nat Turner at The Echoplex

Independent hip-hop artist Black Milk teamed up with live band Nat Turner to create the superb release The Rebellion Sessions, which they have honed to to perfection. Featured as one of our Top 20 Underground Acts to Catch in July, fans of experimental underground hip hop won’t want to miss Black Milk’s upcoming gig. Los Angeles […]

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Echo Park Rising 2016
Echo Park Rising 2016 announce full lineup feat. Chicano Batman, La Luz, the Weirdos & more

UPDATE: Take a look at our 5 Must-See Rock Acts at Echo Park Rising + stream our Spotify playlist featuring 20 more recommended bands!  Back for another run in East Los Angeles, Echo Park Rising returns August 18 – 21 in Echo Park. What started as a small pop-up festival directly after Sunset Junction called it quits, has now grown into […]

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Dirty Eyes at Echoplex
Walter Lure, The Gears and Dirty Eyes celebrate Johnny Thunders at Echoplex with performances that weren’t “born to lose”

This past Sunday, Part-time Punks hosted a tribute to Johnny Thunders with one of his own bandmates from The Heartbreakers’ original lineup, Walter Lure. Celebrating the infamous Thunders’ birthday, the Echoplex played host to three knock out punk acts: Walture Lure, The Gears and Dirty Eyes. The night started off with the Dirty Eyes, playing […]

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Win Tickets to Mind Meld at The Echo

We were diggin’ hard on Los Angeles band Mind Meld so we couldn’t help but include them in our 20 Underground/Lesser Known Bands to Catch in Los Angeles This July. So heed our advice and check these local dirty psychedelic hillbilly blues rockers tearing it up with heavy tunes from their latest release, The Viper 7“, at The Echo on […]

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From Drummer to Frontman, Stream Adam Topol’s Eclectic Debut Solo Album “Regardless of the Dark”

Los Angeles based indie singer-songwriter Adam Topol is widely known as a drummer for the likes of household name acts such as Eddie Vedder, Ziggy Marley, Jack Johnson, Jimmy Cliff and David Gilmour, to name a few. Now, the talented drummer has stepped up from behind his kit and has taken the floor as frontman. […]

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Rebel and a Basketcase at Bootleg Theater
Rebel and a Basketcase nail debut performance at Bootleg, second gig announced for July 21

Almost two weeks ago we caught Rebel and a Basketcase’s performance debut at the Bootleg Theater. Consdering this was the new band’s first live performance ever, they kind of blew us away. Taking the stage with an extraordinary stage presence and a witty, yet candid banter— one would would think this dynamic duo has been […]

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