Monthly Archives: August 2018

SLUGS
SLUGS are THEE Must-See LA Residency of the month, catch them at The Echo

This past Monday kicked off SLUGS’ August residency at The Echo. Joining them, was surprise opener and mega SLUGS fan, Lauren Ruth Ward. Ward played a stunningly beautiful solo acoustic set which she confessed more than once had her nerves jumbled. She brought friend and guitarist Steven John Taylor up for a few numbers and […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
the gloomies
Premiere: The Gloomies Paint a Surreal Picture of Paradise with new video for “Palms”

Based in southern California, The Gloomies are very familiar with palm trees. They named a song after them on their recent album, Romance; while “Palms” isn’t necessarily about loose fronds, it is reminiscent and surreal at the same time. Live around these showbiz symbols of serenity long enough and you’ll agree that paradise is surreal […]

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Zoe Elaine |
Weezer
Pixies, Weezer and Sleigh Bells slay the Forum with a spectacular triple

Although summer will inevitably come to an end sooner rather than later, Wednesday night served as a long lasting summer night in with three killer performances to remember. Rock ‘n Roll veterans, Weezer and Pixies joined forces to co-headline a Summer-long Tour, making a stop at none-other than the fabulous Forum. While English rock band The Wombats came along for the first part of […]

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Danielle Gornbein |
Peter Mawanga by Farah Sosa
Peter Mawanga brings his stories to life with gorgeous Skirball performance

Los Angeles free summer concerts season is a reflection of the diversity of the city. The Skirball Cultural Center as part of their Sunset Concerts is featuring artists from across the globe and LA’s own. This time it was the turn of Peter Mawanga, a multi-talented artist and humanitarian from Malawi. While his performance was exceptional, […]

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FarahSosa |
Café Tacvba
Café Tacvba announce three intimate Los Angeles shows at Troubadour

Mexicos’s Café Tacvba are brining their infectious alt rock to Los Angeles for three nights at the Troubadour in West Hollywood! Café Tacvba will performa at the Troubadour on Friday – October 12, Saturday – October 13 and Sunday – October 14. Joining Café Tacvba are Ruen Brothers. Multi-instrumentalist and songwriter siblings Henry and Rupert […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Beach House
Beach House enchant fans at Hollywood Forever Cemetery

We’ve said it once and we’ll say it again: the ethereal concerts that are held at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery never cease to disappoint. This time around the guests of honor at the evening soirée amongst the tombstones was dream-pop duo Beach House—and a more perfect marriage of sound and atmosphere could never have been […]

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Steven Ward |
Kedr Livanskiy
Russian Producer Kedr Livanskiy Made a Rousing Appearance at the Roxy

It was a good night for underground techno lovers this past Friday at the Roxy. Gel Set opened the show for headliner Kedr Livanskiy, who has finally come to Los Angeles as part of an extensive European and North American tour. Hopefully she had a chance to enjoy the sun before she returns home to […]

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Zoe Elaine |
Femi Kuti by Farah Sosa
Femi Kuti & the Positive Force dose the El Rey with good vibes and hope

Femi Kuti & the Positive Force are no strangers to Los Angeles. The son of Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti, came to the El Rey Theatre drawing fans eager to hear the message on from his latest album One People One World. Singing about hope, but also sharing the dark political realities of Africa and Nigeria, Femi […]

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FarahSosa |
Premiere: Mammoth Indigo are Pulled Below the Surface for “Undertow”

If you’ve been following Mammoth Indigo since their inception in 2013, you’re familiar with their unique take on indie rock. The band has roots in Harrisonburg, VA, where Cody Bowers first began the project with two friends; today Mammoth Indigo delivers a more convincing sound as a quartet. Songs on their recent album, Wilt, show […]

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Zoe Elaine |
The Decemberists
The Decemberists and Whitney serenade under the stars with illuminating performances at the Greek

It was a beyond lovely Tuesday evening over at the Greek Theatre. Portland’s own Decemberists made an expected stop along their current world tour in Los Angeles. The wildly talented indie rockers are making the rounds in support of their latest record I’ll Be Your Girl, which released just this past March via Capitol Records. […]

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Danielle Gornbein |