Monthly Archives: March 2017

skyline music festival
“Skyline: Art, Music, Food” takes over FYF’s old stomping grounds at LA State Historic Park

Just when you thought we couldn’t possibly have any more music festivals, Los Angeles gets yet another one. Arriving May 20th is the debut of, “Skyline: Art, Music, Food.” Presented by Radio Hill – a brand new collective of Los Angeles-based concert producers, festival planners and talent curators – alongside local partners KCRW, The Well, […]

Hair-raisingly haunting, Charlotte OC makes her debut with Careless People

There exists a bit of a trope in music that deals with the haunting wails of a generously ranged vocalist singing over blackened synths, eerie atmospherics, and those tell-tale drum machine claps. A few names immediately come to mind: Lykke Li, Phantogram, Lapsley, etc. Every one of them very much different than the other, but […]

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Sleigh Bells at the El Rey shot by Danielle Gornbein
Sleigh Bells bring the noise and fun to the El Rey, Tunde Olaniran opens with inspiring set

Los Angeles was in for one hell of a night at the El Rey this past Tuesday. Getting the crowd stirring was Flint, Michigan native, Tunde Olaniran. This man simply exudes power and resistance towards any hate and / or discrimination. His energy on stage demanded immediate attention of the sold-out crowd. With a heavy […]

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Bob Mould Teragram Ballroom
March 30 — Tonight’s Best Shows: DRILL Festival with Bob Mould and Immersion, The Orwells, Airborne Toxic Event

It’s Thursday in Los Angeles and DRILL Festival makes its kick-off with a show at The Echo featuring Bob Mould (solo / electric), Immersion, and Alina Bea! Other tops show recommendations include The Orwells with The Walters at The Regent, The Airborne Toxic Event at the El Rey, Dwight Yoakam with X at the Hollywood […]

Julia Jacklin at the El Rey Theatre
Julia Jacklin to headline Bootleg Theater, Los Angeles

Rising star, Julia Jacklin is enamoring music-lovers left and right with her lulling voice and storytelling lyrics. The 26-year-old Australian native will headline an intimate show date at the Bootleg Theater on Friday, April 14. With a wholesome sound rich in alt-country and indie-folk musings, it’s no surprise Jacklin calls Australia’s Blue Mountains her home. […]

DIIV announce Los Angeles headline gig at Regent Theater

DIIV, the New York shoegaze band led by guitarist and vocalist Zachary Cole Smith, is back in Los Angeles with a headline show date scheduled for Sunday, May 21st at the in Downtown LA. We last caught the band stunning fans at the Fonda Theatre this past summer, as part of the FYF “After Dark Series.” […]

Big Sean at Hollywood Palladium
Fans “Bounce Back” with Big Sean at sold-out Hollywood Palladium gig

Detroit rapper Big Sean sold out the Hollywood Palladium with opening artist Madeintyo from Atlanta Georgia. Before Sean came out and perform his kick ass set, the audience lit up the stage with their cellphone flashlights waiting for him to appear between the tall LED walls in the center of the stage. The lights finally […]

Tennis System
March 29 — Tonight’s Best Shows: Tennis System, Trash Talk, Hooveriii with Goon

It looks like Wednesday night is shaping up to be thee night for underground and lesser known acts in Los Angeles! Tonight’s best shows feature Tennis System at the Teragram Ballroom, Trash Talks at Union, Hooveriii with Goon at the Bootleg, Battle Tapes at Resident and a lot more. Check out our Los Angeles concert […]

An Interview with Crystal Fighters: using music to fuse differences in an ever polarizing world

  Words: Steven Ward Boasting an original story worthy of its own television miniseries, folktronica band Crystal Fighters owes its very name and early inspirations to the unfinished opera penned by vocalist Laure Stockley’s grandfather in the last years of his life. Recovered by Stockley when cleaning out her grandfather’s reclusive home in the Basque countryside, […]

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Sleigh Bells at El REy photos
March 28 — Tonight’s Best Shows: Sleigh Bells, Jose James, Magic Giant, Panic! At The Disco

Live music on Tuesdays just keep getting better and better in Los Angeles! Tonight’s best shows feature Sleigh Bells at the El Rey, Jose James at The Echo, Magic Giant at Sayers, Panic! At The Disco with MisterWives and Saint Motel at the Forum and a lot more shows. Check out our Los Angeles Concert […]

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