Monthly Archives: October 2018

Wayne Kramer, MC50 at Ford Theater
Wayne Kramer of the MC5 rocks the Ford Theatre with his MC50 tour

Wayne Kramer has been kicking out the jams for 50 years and to celebrate he gathered some pals like the good old days in Detroit basements to play some music. The show at the Ford Theatre this past Friday was part 50-year-anniversary of MC5 (MC50 at this show) and part benefit concert for Jail Guitar […]

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Premiere: Nathan Owen Delivers a Hopeful Message in Apocalyptic Video for “The Things We Left Below”

The world feels like it’s ending. But as long as we breathe, there is much to appreciate about life. At least that’s the message from the former frontman of Owenstone, Nathan Owen. He has been working on a solo project, and today’s premiere will add to a short list of new singles available now. It continues […]

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Interpol at Hollywood Bowl
Interpol bring darkness and light to the Hollywood Bowl

With a bright disco ball shooting rays of light on a rather dark Hollywood Bowl stage, Interpol made their entrance in support of their new album Maruader. We last caught the band on their 15th anniversary tour for Turn On The Bright Lights — and while this Hollywood Bowl show was in support of their latest album Maruader, theproverbial “bright […]

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B52s at Greek Theatre LA
Boy George bewitches the Greek with pure charisma, B-52’s shine on

Time travel was the theme of the night at the B-52s’ Greek Theatre show with Boy George. There was an enthusiastic crowd looking to go back to a time when things were a bit more carefree. A time before we all had cellphones or even an email address and you really could escape your life […]

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St. Vincent at the Belasco LA
St. Vincent chats and charms at intimate Belasco Theater LA performance

The theater was still shuttered at door time with a line that stretched around the block lined with fans anxious to see a recently announced intimate St. Vincent show. When the doors finally opened no one really knew what to expect. The crowd slowly shuffled onto the ornate Belasco Theater. Inside it felt smaller than […]

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Music Tastes Good
Music Tastes Good 2018 full of soul and swagger with performances by Janelle Monae, James Blake, Lizzo and more

Music Tastes Good — Photo: David Fisch Though the summer has officially come to a close, music festival season is still very much in session, as Music Tastes Good in Long Beach showed this past weekend. In its third iteration by the Marina, Music Tastes Good 2018 did a fine job blending variety and diversity […]

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Prove Your Devotion with Empress Of’s New Single “Love For Me”

A few years ago, LA native Lorely Rodriguez, also known as Empress Of, released her debut record to indie acclaim. In the time since, it seems as though she has been constantly working on new material, putting out a couple of bold solo tracks and collaborating with Blood Orange (whom she recently opened for at […]

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Premiere: Holy Wars tackle birth and rebirth on new single “Born Dark”

Darkly intimate in the most honest and macabre of ways, Holy Wars have released their first single of the year in the form of “Born Dark.” Coming off last year’s Mother Father, a dedicated piece to singer Kat Leon’s late parents, the inherent pain and tragedy of personal experience bleed through on their latest release, but an ownership […]

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Premiere: L.A.-based songwriter Thayer Sarrano gives Leonard Cohen’s “If It Be Your Will” the haunting-choir treatment

A new transplant to the Los Angeles music scene, Thayer Sarrano embodies an authenticity and knack for raw portrayals of emotion that have undoubtedley made her an early favorite of ours. Having been raised in a monastic seminary and the picturesque swamplands of South Georgia where she was classically trained in writing instrumental music and […]

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Beck at Hollywood Bowl
Beck shows fans “where it’s at” with epic Hollywood Bowl show including DJ set by St. Vicious (aka St. Vincent)

It would be asking too much of an artist to pack all of your personal favorites of theirs into one set, but Beck managed to do so at the Hollywood Bowl Friday night. Presented by the LA Phil, celebrating it’s 100th year, perhaps it was this occasion, which marked Beck’s return to the Bowl in […]

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