Monthly Archives: August 2016

20 Underground Shows in Los Angeles You Need To Catch in September

  Underground shows in Los Angeles are bustin’ at the seams this September. While these acts may not be as widely known as the concerts we’ve featured on our Best Concert of The Month feature, they all have a promising sound and should not be missed. Don’t be surprised if many of these bands move […]

48 Best Los Angeles Concerts This September Featuring Cold War Kids, Kraftwerk, Sigur Ros And More

September is going to rock! The Autumn season may be upon us but it’s still warm enough to enjoy live music under the night sky including shows such as Kraftwerk, Sigur Ros, and Hall & Oates with Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings at the Hollywood Bowl. You can also kick back, relax in the […]

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Win Tickets to People’s Blues of Richmond at The Echoplex

People’s Blues of Richmond sum it up perfectly themselves —they are heavy, psychedelic, loud, manic, emotion-driven rock n’ roll. Their new album Quit or Die is testament to their debaucherous rock n’ roll spirit which burns bright. If you’re ready to get wild on the dance floor with the Richmond, VA trio, comprised of Nekoro Williams (son […]

Charles Bradley
Grace Jones and Charles Bradley quench FYF day two’s funk-draught with heavy doses of soul

By the time FYF day two finally opened its gates mid-afternoon, the asphalt and turf surrounding the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum had already been thoroughly baked from the 90-plus degree weather. Trying to stay cool with a steady flow of popsicles and beer, the day began with a quick stop at the Lawn stage, where […]

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Win Tickets to Ryan Bingham at The Wiltern

Americana roots rocker Ryan Bingham has a penchant for laying down soulful, feel-good performances that are truly memorable and we dig him so much we featured an interview with the urban cowboy singer-songwriter on Grimy Goods last year. Don’t miss out on your chance to hear tunes from his latest release Fear and Saturday Night when he headlines The Wiltern on Saturday, September 10! Brian […]

Blood Orange at The Theatre at Ace Hotel
Blood Orange crafts a multilayered visual and sonic show at Ace with special guests Nelly Furtado, Carly Rae Jepsen and more

Dev Hynes, better known as his moniker Blood Orange, took over The Ace Hotel for two sold out nights playing through the entirety of his latest release, Freetown Sound. In the historic elegance of the theater we listened to funky jazz as we waited for the show to begin. The stage simply set with a […]

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Bethany Cosentino of Best Coast at Fonda Theatre
The Kills, The Go Gos and Mondo Drag top this week’s best Los Angeles concerts

With FYF past us, and Labor Day weekend ahead of us, we have ourselves a mellow show week. Needless to say, there’s plenty of live music for you to catch this week in Los Angeles and around. The Kills and Autolux take on both the Fox Theater and The Wiltern! Best Coast teams up with […]

Grimes at FYF 2016 in Exposition Park, Los Angeles
Photos: FYF Fest with Kendrick Lamar, Tame Impala, Air, Grimes and more

With little fanfare or hurrah, FYF 2016 began without a hitch and under blissfully temperate weather for a Los Angeles summer. No longer contained within the small confines of Exposition Park, the festival has made its home around the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum quite cozily, utilizing the structures’ bathrooms (no porta-potties, hurray!) and elliptical map […]

Julien Baker at the El Rey Theatre
Julien Baker Bewitched Audiences at the El Rey Ahead of FYF Performance

When I walked into the El Rey Theater on Thursday night, I accidentally bumped into someone near the bar, which prompted an automatic “sorry!” as I shuffled away. If I had lingered, I would have commented on his t-shirt, which read: SAD SONGS MAKE ME FEEL BETTER. That shirt was not a coincidence; the three […]

DIIV at The Fonda
DIIV and Wild Nothing prime fans for FYF with provoking sets at Fonda Theatre

Kicking off the first of two nights of the FYF “After Dark Series” at The Fonda Theater, the Brooklyn based band, DIIV played to a pack floor of both young and hold hipsters. Opening the show were Alex G and Wild Nothing. While Alex G felt uninspired and a bit drab, even attempting to induce […]

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