Monthly Archives: May 2018

Arctic Monkeys
Arctic Monkeys make their blissful return with Hollywood Forever Cemetery show

There was something wistfully poetic about the Arctic Monkeys making their return to Hollywood via a blistering sunset serenade amidst a collection of stone mausoleums in one of the city’s oldest cemeteries. Fronted by the irrefutably suave Alex Turner, the band has always exuded a certain melancholic sexiness, yet their performance at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery […]

Steven Ward |
Bishop Briggs
Bishop Briggs brings her vocal powerhouse and candid charm to a sold-out Fonda Theatre

Hearts lit up Friday evening over at the Fonda Theatre for the wickedly talented Bishop Briggs. For those who arrived early, the show kicked off with a bang with musician Matt Maeson.The Virginia Beach native gave us tasty insight into his dark and creative mind. Through loud foot stomps and raw, gritty vocal stylings, it was no […]

Danielle Gornbein |
Video Premiere: VOWWS Debut Unsettling Clip for Their Darkwave Single, “Structure of Love”

For those who’ve not heard of LA-via-Sydney duo VOWWS before, then, boy, is your day about to get better. The darkwave band recently released their sophomore LP, Under the World, which confronts themes of isolation. They wanted to do more than just sing about it, though, so they headed up to Bombay Beach and the […]

Zoe Elaine |
Outside Lands 2016
Outside Lands 2018: Five Must-See Lesser Known Acts

Outside Lands 2018 revealed its lineup a few weeks ago, but you can be forgiven if you’re still spinning like we are from the absolutely stacked bill of bands and artists who are slated to perform. Like FYF in Los Angeles, Outside Lands will mark the return of pop superstar Janet Jackson, as well as performances […]

Steven Ward |
Mr. Jukes. Photo Farah Sosa
Mr. Jukes makes LA debut at the Echoplex with members of The Dap-Kings and special guest BJ The Chicago Kid

Mr. Jukes aka Jack Steadman, the frontman of Bombay Bicycle Club has a new solo / collaborative album and just did his LA debut at the Echoplex.  With a smile throughout the entire show and already a fan base that smiled back during the performance, Mr Jukes delivered a charming night of music. Accompanied by […]

FarahSosa |
Dream Phases
Dream Phases enchant a packed house at the Hi Hat with their psychedelic swirls of splendor

Dream Phases welcomed the birth of their latest 7″ release out on Lunar Ruins as well as the birth of their founding member Brandon Graham at The Hi Hat last Tuesday night. Under the cover of an oil light show by Stranger Liquids, the retro psychedelic tones of Dream Phases entranced the full house. Opening were […]

Sandra Burciaga Olinger |