Monthly Archives: March 2017

Spare Parts for Broken Hearts
Song Premiere: Spare Parts for Broken Hearts share new single “Ever” (and it fucking rips)

Opening up with some ferocious chunky riffs, Spare Parts for Broken Hearts waste no time grabbing your attention with their riveting new single “Ever.” The Long Beach-based rock band just released their new song today and it’s quite the extensive shredder. Clocking in at a little over five minutes, the song begins with heavily distorted guitar […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Spoon at Apogee
Spoon hail their return at KCRW’s Apogee Session

The dually historic and legendary Apogee Studios played host to KCRW’s intimate presentation of Texas’ indie rockers Spoon, offering a coveted look into the band’s upcoming release Hot Thoughts. Opening with two new songs, “Do I Have to Talk You Into It” and the eponymous “Hot Thoughts,” Britt Daniel revealed that for all the talk of […]

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Ghostface Killah
March 9 — Tonight’s Best Shows: Ghostface Killah, Imelda May, Warbly Jets/Twin Temple

Tonight on our Los Angeles concert calendar, we got some great shows for you! Our top recommendations include Ghostface Killah at The Regent, Imelda May at Teragram Ballroom, Warbly Jets with Twin Temple at Bootle Theater, Japandroids at Fonda Theatre and more! Check out our show listing below. ♥ = Top Recommendations   THURSDAY – […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
florence and the machine
Stream our International Women’s Day Playlist featuring 150 songs from Women Who Rock

In celebration of “International Women’s Day” and celebrating a “Day Without A Woman” I’ve compiled a list of 150 great songs from women in music, female-led acts. From music icons like Patti Smith, Wanda Jackson, Nina Simone, The Shangri-Las — to modern acts like Savages, Grimes, Tash Sultana, and The Kills — Grimy Goods Spotify playlist […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Starry Nights
Win Weekend Passes to Starry Nites Festival Featuring The Kills, Alan Parsons, Cat Power & More

Making its way to beautiful Santa Barbara this March 18 and 19, Starry Nites Festival will take place at the Live Oak Campground, under you guessed it, a starry night. Presented by KCRW, this year’s two-day lineup features big name acts such as Alan Parsons, The Kills, Cat Power, Dandy Warhols, Teenage Fanclub and more; as well […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
The Shins at the Fox Theater shot by Danielle Gornbein
We get older, but The Shins’ music stays awesomely the same; exploding with Heartworms at Fox Theater

“You have to hear this one song; It’ll change your life, I swear.” The above line is from movie “Garden State” told by Natalie Portman’s character Sam, to Zach Braff’s character, Andrew in regards to the Shins’, “New Slang”. The exquisitely strange, The Shins are back at it with their first record in five years. To celebrate the […]

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Danielle Gornbein |
Red Hot Chili Pepper
March 7 — Tonight’s Best Shows: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Spoon, Dr. Octagon, BASH & POP

Now this is a great Tuesday! So much live music to choose from. Tonight’s best shows happening in and around Los Angeles kick off with none other than the iconic Red Hot Chili Peppers with Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue at Staples Center. Spoon are back at it tonight with a gig at Apogee Studio. […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Japanese Breakfast at Natural History Museum - Photo: Danielle Gornbein
Japanese Breakfast rattles some furry mammals at Natural History Museum gig

The Natural History Museum is back with the live music creating a fantastic space for its annual First Fridays series taking place the first Friday of each month until June. What could be better than late nights at the museum? Perhaps live music… Yes. Silly question. This past Friday, Japanese Breakfast held a great set […]

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Danielle Gornbein |
Twin Temple
Video Premiere: Twin Temple take us to the church of satanic doo-wop with video for “Girl Trouble”

After hearing Twin Temple’s soulfully wicked single “Girl Trouble” and catching the stunning duo live at the Bootleg Theater, we were kind of enamored by the band. That, and we’re sure they put their sultry spell on us. The married couple made up of Alexandra and Zachary James are a striking pair, and we’re not just […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Boiler Room heats up Club Bahia with Los Angeles stop featuring Buyepongo, Quantic and more

Boiler Room, the global music event made its way to Los Angeles last week. To score and invited to their coveted events, you must subscribe to their website and wait for an invite disclosing the location the day of the event. For this occasion, the epicenter was Club Bahia in Echo Park. By noon, guests had […]

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