Monthly Archives: October 2016

The Temper Trap at The Observatory
Temper Trap let their waxing romances burn bright at the Observatory

For a venue that really likes give the fire marshall a heart attack by packing as many people as they can into one room, the Observatory was woefully empty Monday night as it welcomed back Australian indie-rockers The Temper Trap. The pit, which is typically a tightly squished wall of sweaty bodies for pretty much […]

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quantic
October 19 — Tonight’s Best Shows featuring Quantic, Andy Clockwise, MESHUGGAH

Tonight’s best concerts in Los Angeles (and around) are going strong with some kick ass rock shows not to miss. MESHUGGAH and High on Fire will be at The Novo, Screaming Females hit up the Bootleg, Tomorrow’s Tullips take over The Hi Hat and Andy Clockwise rocks The Echo. If y’all wanna dance, get your […]

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Austra
Austra announces new album Future Politics, shares new song/video “Utopia”

You know it’s an Austra song when you hear that signature lush, yet beautifully cryptic croon. Austra, also known as the Canadian vocalist and producer Katie Stelmanis, has brought great pleasure to many patient fans today with the release of her new video/song “Utopia.” The new song reveal comes with the announcement of her forthcoming […]

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Honus Honus
Honus Honus to headline The Echo in support of solo debut, stream new song “The Stripper Has No Navel”

Honus Honus, the creative solo project behind Ryan Kattner, best known for his work with Man Man and Mister Heavenly, is touring in support of his solo debut Use Your Delusion. Honus Honus will bring his unique project to Los Angeles with a headlining show date scheduled for November 30th at The Echo. Trust, this is a show experience you won’t […]

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Goon photo
Win Tickets to Goon at The Echo

We recently featured Los Angeles experimental rock outfit Goon in a Hot Band Alert because we were stoked about the genre-smashing array of awesome sounds on their new EP Dusk of Punk. Don’t miss your chance to hear the eclectic set of tunes including the lo-fi “Dizzy,” pop leaning “Green Peppers” and loud punk banger “Merchant Hall” […]

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Desert Daze 2016 photos Thee Oh Sees
Primus, Thee Oh Sees, The Coathangers, among most memorable moments from Desert Daze day two

Tents in the desert get warm when the sun rises. Stiflingly so. I awoke Saturday to the convecting heat of the tent, a minor bit of dehydration from the previous evening’s activities, and Wes the photographer’s conversation with our tent neighbor, a guy who worked for the festival parking crew that would also be attending […]

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Glass Animals
Pineapples, Cacti and a whole lotta smooth silky vibes — Glass Animals shone at the Greek

Glass Animals, the Oxford, England quartet are very much back in the limelight with their sophomore album How To Be A Human Being. On tour supporting their new record, they’ve come out to impress, and impress they certainly did on Sunday night at the Greek Theatre. The Los Angeles crowd cheered as frontman David Bayley […]

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The Temper Trap
October 18 — Tonight’s Best Shows: The Temper Trap, Ex-Sage, Schoolboy Q and more

Tonight’s Best Shows in Los Angeles: The Temper Trap head to the Belasco, Los Angeles’ Ex-Sage drop and EP release show at The Hi Hat, Mura Masa goes night 2 a the Fonda, DRÆMINGS takes on Resident in Downtown LA, Trash Talk tear up Chain Reaction in Orange County and Schoolboy Q heads to the […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Citizen Cope
Citizen Cope announces Los Angeles date at The Regent

Citizen Cope is back in Los Angeles with a headlining show date on Friday, December 30 at The Regent in Downtown Los Angeles. The show date is part of Citizen Cope’s West Coast tour of solo acoustic shows and with his full band. We last caught Citizen Cope at the Wiltern in Los Angeles in support […]

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temples at teragram ballroom
Temples bring their psychedelic-rock to the Teragram Ballroom

Temples have always been under-the-radar purveyors of the neo-psychedelic rock scene, dealing in the same addictive, trippy distortions as fellow contemporaries Tame Impala, albeit in a much more accessible way. Their warped soundscapes, filled to the brim with lush synth hooks and dizzying medley’s, are not intensely austere that you are reduced to simply swaying back […]

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Steven Ward |