Monthly Archives: September 2018

Annie Clark of St. Vincent, The Hollywood Palladium, photo by Wes Marsala
St. Vincent announces Los Angeles shows at The Belasco & Hollywood Palladium

Heads up! St. Vincent just announced two Los Angeles show dates. Catch St. Vincent (aka Annie Clark) live at The Belasco and the Hollywood Palladium. St. Vincent will headline a one-off intimate evening unlike any other U.S. gig, taking place Tuesday, October 2 at The Belasco. For this special performance only,  St. Vincent will sing a […]

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Adia Victoria
Feel Adia Victoria’s Infectious Invincibility on New Single “Dope Queen Blues”

Adia Victoria takes the blues seriously. Over the past couple of years, the Nashville-based songwriter has adapted her sound to reflect many facets of Southern rock, and her latest single may be her most dangerous. “We are lost, in vain,” she sings on “Dope Queen Blues,” her newest music since the Baby Blues EP, which […]

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whenyoung
Hot Band Alert: whenyoung — this UK trio wants you to take your life by the reins

U.K.-based three-piece whenyoung have revealed the title track and accompanying music video for “Given Up” off their upcoming debut EP out November 9. Directed by Bunny Kinney and filmed in London’s Peckham Liberals Club, the video boils down to a bunch of sporadic cuts of different characters in various states of drunken bliss and angst at what […]

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Open Mike Eagle reveals dizzying new track “Relatable (peak OME)”

Coming off the release of the intensely personal opus that was Brick Body Kids Still Daydream released last year, Los Angeles-based rapper and comedian Open Mike Eagle has revealed a new track, “Relatable (peak OME),” in anticipation of a soon to arrive new project What Happens When I Try to Relax. A dense layering of biting social […]

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The National give fans at Santa Barbara Bowl one helluva show, Matt Berninger charms with performance and banter

When the opportunity comes to see The National under the stars you take it. Saturday evening was our shot. Following a two-night stint at the Hollywood Palladium, Matt Berninger and crew took their show to the beautiful Santa Barbara Bowl. Nestled between a hilltop and a quaint neighborhood, the unique, winery-esque venue has you instantly feeling good. Along for a few shows […]

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Yumi Zouma
EP III Caps Off a Trilogy of Releases From Yumi Zouma

Technology united the four friends of New Zealand’s Yumi Zouma in their early beginnings. Their debut EP came together over email and file sharing, and was received with indie acclaim across the blogosphere. Four-and-a-half years later, the band closes a chapter of their career with the release of the final installment of their EP trilogy, EP […]

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Little Simz Releases Punchy Anthem “Boss” Ahead of Demon Dayz Fest Appearance

With her new single, North London hip hop artist Little Simz reminds us that she is not just a girl, she’s a boss. The song debuted on television’s current best place to hear new music: Issa Rae’s HBO show, Insecure. “Boss” comes on the heels of another brand new Little Simz cut called “Offence,” which […]

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Kali Uchis. Photo by Farah Sosa
Kali Uchis bring the heat at Shrine Auditorium, Gabriel Garzon Montano proves to be a name to know

Los Angeles nights are most definitely about its diverse music. The Shrine Auditorium is on that tip and hosted a night of modern soul full of Latin flavor delivered by Kali Uchis and Gabriel Garzon Montano. The two threw down a most stunning performance. Colombian-American singer Kali Uchis is on tour for the first time since […]

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Premiere: Ex Poets grasp for the grasp-less on new album “Too Much Future”

An odyssey into the sublime, Los Angeles-based duo Ex-Poets’ upcoming album Too Much Future finds serenity in the warm-dreaminess of its soundscapes. In the ensuing twilight that Jordan Brooks and Colin Killalea (both members of Albert Hammond Jr. of The Strokes solo project) have so quietly manifested a severe introspection runs deep throughout, one that seems to question more […]

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Arcade Fire at the Greek Theatre LA
Arcade Fire revisit “Funeral” in its entirety at Greek Theatre

Last Thursday’s Greek Theatre show marked the first of three final appearances by Arcade Fire before the band takes an extended hiatus in preparation for their next record, and the send-off was highlighted by a playthrough of their first album Funeral in its entirety. Emerging onstage in formal wear and a Funeral-esque patch of artwork illuminated behind them, the […]

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