Monthly Archives: April 2018

Phoebe Bridgers at the Troubadour shot by Danielle Gornbein
Phoebe Bridgers closes out tour with sold-out hometown show at Troubadour

If you weren’t in West Hollywood on Saturday night, you missed out. The Troubadour housed budding Los Angeles star, Phoebe Bridgers. As the final night of her 41-date U.S. tour, the performance was a bittersweet homecoming. Packed tight in the intimate venue, the crowd awaited Bridgers, but got a real sweet start with Texas native […]

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Danielle Gornbein |
Elohim
Elohim debuts new album with haunting dance-party at the Fonda Theater

One-woman-show and conjurer of haunting, dance-ready spells, L.A.-based artist Elohim debuted her self-titled sophomore album Friday night at the Fonda Theatre. With already a strong cult following behind her eerie yet sublime take on beat-driven electronica converting more listeners by the day, the mysterious songstress operates at arm’s length from the crowd; but that doesn’t […]

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Steven Ward |
KERA
KERA enamors Moroccan Lounge with short film debut, live score

KERA was visibly nervous at the Moroccan Lounge to be debuting their first dive into film-making. Y La Bamba had warmed up the full house at the Moroccan Lounge and left everyone sweaty and full of good-make-the-world-a-better-place vibes. Headliner, KERA shook off their nerves and opened with an acoustic version of Roy Orbison’s “Crying” after which […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Stonefield
An Interview with Stonefield –This small town Australian band is taking Los Angeles by storm

Dreaming big can seem impossible when you come from a small town but that has not stopped the sisters of Stonefield who grew up in rural lands outside of Melbourne, Australia. The girls don’t come from a particularly musical family although their parents met because their uncles were in bands together. Amy, Sarah, Holly and Hanna […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Leon Bridges
Leon Bridges to headline special album release show at The Troubadour

Now this is a rare and intimate treat! Leon Bridges has announced a special Los Angeles performance at The Troubadour for Saturday, May 5! The fantastical soul singer will be shaking things up in West Hollywood in celebration of his album release. His forthcoming sophomore album, Good Thing, is out May 4. Listen to a […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Imarhan. Photo Farah Sosa
Imarhan brings the psycheldic sounds of the Tuareg desert to Los Angeles with entrancing performance at The Echo

While everyone was making their annual trip to the desert the past week, the desert was making its way to Los Angeles. The Algerian Tuareg desert rock band Imarhan delivered a warm show at the Echo, immediately throwing the audience in a sonic trance. Imarhan’s music follows a line of tradition blended with the new wave […]

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ODESZA
In between Coachella(s), ODESZA lay down a flawless sonic vibe at Fox Theater Pomona

Bringing their highly theatrical and meticulously crafted live show to a sold-out crowd at the Fox Theater in Pomona in between weekends at Coachella, ODESZA utilized every second of their set to hypnotize the crowd into dancing. A drumline, horn section, guitarist, and guest vocalist Naomi Wild lent themselves in the creation of a sonic vibe that was […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Django Django
Django Django and Tank and The Bangas dazzle rapturous fans at the Fonda

As part of the unofficially termed “Localchella,” in which artists book sets in Los Angeles sandwiched between their appearances for both weekends at Coachella, lineup mates Django Django and Tank and The Bangas performed a double-bill Wednesday night at the Fonda Theatre to rapturous fanbases. Though starting late due to technical difficulties, both acts showcased […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Angel Olson, The El Rey Theater, photo By Wes Marsala
Angel Olsen seamlessly captivates with new songs at the El Rey Theatre

By 7pm, the line outside of the El Rey Theatre stretched down the block as fans of Angel Olsen waited for the doors to open. Olsen, in town playing Coachella with her band, scheduled a couple of solo shows in between. As the lights dimmed in the heavily crowded El Rey, Olsen took the stage […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Murder City Devils
Murder City Devils at Teragram Ballroom, nothing but smiles from front-to-back

Angelenos put on their dancing shoes this past Sunday in anticipation for hell they would raise with the Murder City Devils at Teragram Ballroom. After more than 2 decades of inciting marshall law on the dance floor, Murder City Devils haven’t wained in the energy they bring to the stage. They covered their bases and powered […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
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