Monthly Archives: May 2018

the distillers
The Distillers announce reunion tour with Los Angeles gig at Hollywood Palladium

Get ready for a dose of badass woman! The Distillers have announced a headline date at Hollywood Palladium on Tuesday, September 11. Fronted by the fierce, Brody Dalle, The Distillers will be hitting the road for a reunion tour. The last time we heard some Distillers music live was when Brody Dalle headlined the Observatory in […]

St. Vincent at Boston Calling by Steven Ward
Tyler the Creator, St. Vincent heat up Boston Calling day two

Boston Calling day two was the hottest day of the weekend and not just in terms of the weather. With fiery performances by hip-hop acts like Tyler the Creator and Brockhampton, as well as virulent rock clashings by Manchester Orchestra and Royal Blood, day two sought to outdo day one with the sheer brute force […]

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Skirball Cultural Center
5 Reasons You Need to Attend Skirball Cultural Center’s Sunset Concerts Series

The free summer concerts in Los Angeles are rolling in and one of our favorites just announced their lineup! Back for its 22nd year, the Skirball Cultural Center has announced its annual FREE summertime outdoor concert series! There’s a reason why Skirball’s Sunset Concerts Series is one of the best free summer concert series in […]

Paramore at Boston Calling by Steven Ward
Boston Calling day one dazzles away with Paramore, Perfume Genius, and more!

Boston Calling officially marked the beginning of festival season yesterday as it kicked-off day one of its fifth year to the sound of the alt-rock anthems that dominated its Friday lineup. While the event itself features an eclectic genre-pull of artists and bands, day one was an emphatic sucker-punch of blistering riffs and maniacal percussion antics […]

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LUMP (Laura Marling and Mike Lindsay) photo credit Mathew Parri & Esteban Diacono
LUMP (Laura Marling + Mike Lindsay) announce Los Angeles gig at Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever

LUMP, the gorgeous new collaborative project of Laura Marling and Mike Lindsay, is coming to Los Angeles! LUMP will headline the The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever on Friday, July 27! Combining Marling’s lovely vocals with the beautiful sounds created by Mercury prize-winning producer, Lindsay — LUMP’s upcoming Los Angeles gig at The Masonic Lodge at […]

Peter Hook and The Light
Peter Hook & The Light celebrate 500th show with Unknown Pleasures and Closer at Wiltern, Los Angeles

Peter Hook & the Light were formed by bassist, songwriter, and author Peter Hook to celebrate and play songs from his first two highly influential bands, Joy Division and New Order. Through the last eight years, the band has delighted audiences with epically long concerts delving into the material of both seminal bands. Occasionally, the […]

Tricky at Fonda Theatre
I waited 20 years to see Tricky, and all I got was darkness

In the 90’s Tricky’s seminal album Maxinquay introduced me to a whole different stylistic genre that launched me into a musical rabbit hole where I would discover many coveted greats such as Bjork, PJ Harvey, Portishead and of course Massive Attack. Tricky’s songs served as a background to some of the most intense and memorable […]

ben khan
Hot Artist Alert: Ben Khan — futuristic sonic grooves that are smooth AF

When my 10-month old daughter stops whatever she’s doing (usually chewing on a book), to bob her little head and clap her hands, I know she’s diggin’ the song I’m currently listening to. Ben Khan’s new track “Do It Right” is smooth, silky and full of those bass bumps your head instantly bobs along to. […]

Heavy heads rolled and pits grew chaotic at DIIV’s Wiltern gig

“DIIV brought shoegaze psych-rock to The Wiltern for their Los Angeles stop on the Desert Daze Caravan with Ariel Pink. Building on the intro by a solid minute, they opened their set with the titular track off their latest album, Is The Is Are. As the first lyrics spilled from Zachary Cole Smith’s lips the […]

U2 performs as vitally as ever at recent Forum gigs

There really isn’t a whole lot I can say at this point that would differ from any outlet or journalist who has covered this band for over three decades, but it’s always a big deal when U2 comes to town. The guys performed two sold-out nights at The Forum in Inglewood majorly in support of […]

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