Monthly Archives: October 2017

Apocalyptica amaze fans at The Mayan with their cello symphony of metal

Cellos and heavy metal may sound a bit odd in the same sentence, but when you get to see it live under the masterful hands of Apocalyptica, it all makes sense. The Finnish four-cellos metal band rocked the Mayan Theater not only with their classical Metallica tributes but with loads of compositions of their own. Although there was […]

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Cal Jam 17 Reveals Set Times featuring Foo Fighters and Queens of the Stone Age

Cal Jam 17 has announced set times for its upcoming music festival this Saturday, October 7 at the Glen Helen Regional Park in San Bernardino. Helmed by the Foo Fighters, the lineup will feature an impressive list of rock acts including: Queens of the Stone Age, Cage the Elephant, Liam Gallagher, The Kills, Wolf Alice, Babes […]

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The xx at The Forum by Andrew Gomez
The xx at exude pure sheen at sold-out Forum gig

This past Friday, London Indie-pop trio the xx drew a sold out show at The Forum in Inglewood for the final stretch of US tour dates of the I See You tour. The xx consist of vocalist-guitarist Romy Madley Croft, vocalist-bassist Oliver Sim and producer Jamie xx. After a melodic and soulful set from Seattle […]

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Friends of Lauren Ruth Ward Pack House at Her Record Release at the Bootleg

If her oversold show at the Bootleg revealed anything, it’s that Lauren Ruth Ward is LA’s worst kept secret. Filling the venue last Friday were all of Ward’s friends–both current and future, she reminded us. This made for a wild and endearing show, opening up with Laura Jean Anderson and Vanessa Wheeler, showcasing her new […]

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Song Premiere: LA River Bend Drop First Single From Their Debut EP

If you ever hang out downtown around Chinatown or Little Tokyo, or if you’ve ever visited the new State Historic Park on Spring Street, chances are you’ve seen the dried up concrete anded that used to ferry water across the city. Thanks to restoration projects, water does sit near Elysian Valley, but pushing south, the […]

Zoe Elaine |
Grizzle Bear at Apogee Studio -- Photo: Dustin Downing
Grizzly Bear Shone in KCRW’s Diamond Apogee Session

KCRW celebrated a milestone this past week with their 75th Apogee Studio Session. Jason Bentley, the station’s weekday morning DJ and our host for the evening, recounted the previous 74 with glee. “Remember Ryan Adams just played for hours? As people left for the night, he’d wave goodbye and keep playing…what a fun night,” he […]

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