Monthly Archives: October 2018

Paige Stark
Paige Stark reveals beautiful debut solo single “Albatross”

Los-Angeles singer/songwriter Paige Stark has revealed the first single of her new solo effort “Albatross.” A burgeoning talent who has contributed to other local acts like L.A. Witch and Cherry Glazerr, as well as her own band in Tashaki Miyaki, Stark’s new endeavor won’t receive a full-length release until sometime in Spring 2019. A fact […]

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Steven Ward |
how to dress well
How To Dress Well Warns of Long-Term Traumas in “Body Fat” Ahead of LP Release & Lodge Room Show

Over the course of four studio albums as How To Dress Well, Tom Krell has bent genres to nearly breaking. Since his highly regarded 2014 LP, What is This Heart?, HTDW has become a staple acronym in niche scenes and dance playlists alike. This Friday, fans look forward to his latest, The Anteroom. Just days before […]

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Zoe Elaine |
Spare Parts for Broken Hearts at The Satellite
Spare Parts for Broken Hearts blast our brains to “Mush” at night one of Satellite Residency

Spare Parts for Broken Hearts kicked of their Satellite residency this past Monday with a badass rock show full of thrashing drums and riveting guitars. The Los Angeles-based rockers performed with supporting acts Melted Bodies, SP/BH and Taleen Kali with DJ sets by KNGWMN. It was a ripping’ show and Spare Part for Broken Hearts […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
jen awad
Premiere: Jen Awad Delivers Us From Toxic Apathy in “Basic Bitch”

A handful of Sundays ago, designer and musician Jen Awad joined Emma Cole onstage at the Moroccan for a few tracks at Wolf Bay’s single release party. As recorded in our review of the show, Awad hijacked the band for a show-stopping number of her own. That infectious song was “Basic Bitch,” and we are […]

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Zoe Elaine |
Premiere: Velvet Starlings mingle 70s nostalgia with 21st century angst on new single “Sold Down the River”

Christian Gisborne, the 15-year-old singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist behind indie outfit Velvet Starlings, hits the nail on the 70s stylized head with his single “Sold Down the River.” Billed as a Cage the Elephant meets Jim Morrison hybrid, Velvet Starlings lean heavily into the comparisons and a lot of it is perched on Gisborne’s sonorous wails. Hoarse, […]

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Steven Ward |
Lily Allen at the Fonda Theatre
Lily Allen bares all at Fonda Theatre in support of No Shame tour

English pop princess, Lily Allen graced the Fonda Theatre Monday night. After a four-year hiatus, she is back and better than ever in support of her forth record, No Shame, which just released this June via Parlophone. A very diverse crowd of fans flooded the iconic Fonda to see the awaited performance. Allen has been […]

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Danielle Gornbein |
Courtney Barnett at Greek Theatre LA
Courtney Barnett polishes the mundane into the sublime at Greek Theatre

There’s a moment at the end of, “Avant Gardener,” a sleek monologue hitched to the back of a drowsily giddy guitar melody by Australian singer/songwriter Courtney Barnett, that never fails to thumb its way under the skin and tweak the heartstrings. “I’m not that good at breathing in,” Barnett wails tiredly into your ear. The […]

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Steven Ward |
bone acre
Premiere: Bone Acre is Post Punk for the #MeToo Era — watch riveting new video for “It’s OK”

High desert-based Bone Acre is a powerful story and a new music act fronted by Caroline Heerwagen. When they appear live, they are a quartet comprised of Jason Obergfoll, Adam D’Zurilla, Sean Burgess and Ashley Mendel. Bone Acre plans to put out a full-length record this Friday, after today’s premiere of a moving new music […]

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Shirley Manson summons the rain at Cal Jam 18, Foo Fighters bring back Nirvana and Iggy Pop proves to be immortal

Dave Grohl chose a pleasantly cool and loudy day for his second annual Cal Jam Fest. Taking place at the the Glen Helen Amphitheater in San Bernardino, Cal Jam Fest 18 featured some rock legends and jaw-dropping surprises. Here are some first impressions (notes) from our photographer Kim Zsebe’s (aka ZB Images) perspective. Thunder Pussy: […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Spare Parts For Broken Hearts
Grimy Goods Presents: Spare Parts for Broken Hearts Residency at The Satellite October 8

Spare Parts for Broken Hearts are kicking off their Monday night residency tonight at The Satellite! The Los Angeles-based rockers will perform tonight (October 8) with Melted Bodies, SP/BH, Taleen Kali and DJ sets by KNGWMN. The trio just released their new single “Mush” and you can stream it below. The track is full of that 90s grunge flavor and soars […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |