Monthly Archives: August 2016

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Must-See FYF Fest Undercard: Preoccupations — fine crafted disorienting melodic rock propulsions

Why You Need to See Preoccupations at FYF! Words: Steven Ward FYF Fest 2016 is just three days away! Rolling out yet another must-see act that lives on the lower lines of the stacked FYF bill, you really need to get in on this action. Pull that schedule back out, it’s time to add a new […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Ex-Sage at Echo Park Rising 2016
Photos: Echo Park Rising 2016 featuring Bleached, Ex-Sage, The Tissues and more

As the most anticipated day of Echo Park Rising 2016, Saturday went off with a bang. With the streets of Echo Park packed from Sunset Blvd and branching out into side streets, Angelenos came together to support local music, while out-of-towners made the trek to Echo park to experience this one-of-a-kind music festival. Our day […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Carla Morrison
Win Tickets to Carla Morrison at the Novo

Mexican songstress, Carla Morrison will be headlining The Novo on Tuesday, September 20th. She has gained a lot of recognition for her heart throbbing, soft-sung singles, “Lagrimas”, “Yo Sigo Aqui”, and “Déjenme Llorar”, respectively. Its no surprise she has won two Latin Grammy’s and continues to be considered for more. Catch her on tour in […]

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Outpost Fest returns with another stacked bill featuring Matt & Kim and Borns

Orange County’s only music festival, the Delta Spirit-curated Outpost Fest, will be making its return to downtown Santa Ana this November and the lineup is something to get excited about. Last year’s bill featured an eclectic bunch from Blonde Redhead to bluesy-rockers Cold War Kids, but this year promises an even more diversified group. Matt […]

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Steven Ward |
PJ Harvey at The Shrine in Los Angeles
PJ Harvey Returns to LA with a Thundering Political Set at The Shrine

Once the lights went down at the Shrine Expo and PJ Harvey’s band marched in to the drumline of “Chain of Keys,” a scathing view of an excursion through war torn Kosovo, it was clear that PJ’s long awaited return to LA was towing a message of social disparity with it. The last time PJ […]

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Paul Bergmann
Album Review: Paul Bergmann’s Stars and Streams is out August 26, LA date at Bootleg

Intimacy Ebbs and Flows in Paul Bergmann’s New LP, Stars and Streams Words: Zoë Elaine At my college radio station, a friend of mine created and hosted a beautiful folk show. It was a program filled with soft melodies and emotional croons. When she graduated, I took it over, but never was able to capture the […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
C.G. Roxanne & The Nightmares at Echo Park Rising
Photos: Echo Park Rising Day Two with C.G. Roxanne & The Nightmares, WALTER, Whiskey Biscuit and more

Day two of Echo Park Rising saw the neighborhood filling with music lovers. While Thursday was a solid jump off, it wasn’t until Friday night where Echo Park Rising really picked up its speed. With the Liberty Stage now open, along with Taix and a slew of other venues, the live music invasion had officially […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
A-WA
Win Tickets to A-WA at Skirball Cultural Center

When we caught Israeli sister trio A-WA‘s Los Angeles debut performance earlier this year they put on a truly captivating and spellbinding performance. Their vibrant hybrid sound mixes traditional Yemenite folk songs with big, electronic beats on tunes such as “Shamak Zabad Radai” and “Habib Galbi.” A-WA will be dazzling L.A. audiences once again with […]

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fyf fest 2016 set times
FYF Fest Pops Off This Weekend! Set Times Revealed!

It’s about that time, yo! FYF Fest has announced set times for its 2016 event. FYF Fest takes place this weekend, Saturday, August 27 and Sunday, August 28. Headlined by none other than Los Angeles-bred Kendrick Lamar; LCD Soundsystem, Grace Jones and Tame Impala will also join Lamar as the weekend’s headlining acts. While we […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Alex G
Must-See FYF Undercard: Alex G — an unpredictable sonic trip sure to delight your senses

  Do Not Miss Alex G at FYF! Words: Steven Ward With FYF Fest 2016 less than five days away, the anticipation is running thicker than hot lava! Pull your phones back out and rip up your schedules, here’s another must-see act you don’t want to hear about how amazing they were, because you missed them […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
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