Monthly Archives: May 2019

Girl Friday
Watch Girl Friday’s new video for “Decoration/Currency” Ahead of EP Release and Bootleg Show

I had never heard the phrase “Girl Friday” until a local band by that name came across my radar. It is (was?) a phrase that meant an office assistant who handled many tasks—it was coined at a time when only women were considered for secretarial positions, of course. Watch these bandmates crush the stereotype in […]

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The Hives at Fox Theater Pomona
The Swedish Invasion Annihilates Fox Theater Pomona with Exhilarating Sets by The Hives and Refused

Southern California’s temperatures have been below average for the past couple of days. Meteorologists suggest this is due to some uncharacteristic storms coming in from the Pacific, while music fans know that the ‘rock gods’ are merely making the hot California experience more palatable for two of Sweden’s best bands. The official Swedish Scream Team […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
inner city arts summer on seventh
Inner-City Arts’ Summer on Seventh to feature Best Coast and Shannon and the Clams

With summer quickly approaching, we have a lot of great shows to look forward to. Inner-City Arts are hosting their annual fundraiser, Summer on Seventh, in support of equal access to arts education for the kids and teens of Los Angeles. What better way to support than a rooftop party? Presented by Spaceland Presents, Summer […]

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Danielle Gornbein |
Yumi Zouma
Yumi Zouma channel their inner Nelly Furtado on new single “Bruise”

Hailing from New Zealand but now spread across three continents, Yumi Zouma are no stranger to the strenuousness nature of long-distance songwriting. Their latest single—the bubbly and sensuous “Bruise”—was created as a farewell to friend and band-member Sam Perry with a Nelly Furtado tune very much in mind. Christie Simpson, Yumi’s soft-voiced singer, channels Furtado […]

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Steven Ward |
brass box
Brass Box Bring Their Shoegaze Mythology to the Echo for June Residency

If you plan on attending the Echo on Mondays in June, remember your earplugs—there will be noise. Local quartet Brass Box will be the month’s residency headliners, with an overflowing cast of supporting artists sure to worsen your tinnitus. This coming Monday will include Lone Priestess (which includes Kimi Recor of DRAEMINGS) and the dreamy […]

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Zoe Elaine |
xoller
Xoller Releases Third Track ‘I Will Be Different’ Off Her Upcoming EP

And This Time It’s Personal Dream-pop artist Xoller has released another single into the ethers, and this time she says it’s the most honest she has ever been. ‘I Will Be Different From You’ is a dark, haunting ballad telling the story of a new love, crafted on the lies that we tell our partner […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
pinky pinky band
Pinky Pinky’s new song “Mr. Sunday” is the Illusion We’ve All Felt

Staring into the afternoon of a Sunday through rose colored glasses is a simple enough explanation of Pinky Pinky’s new single “Mr. Sunday,” a song that has the wisdom of a new day and the distance of a Monday seen from an afternoon that’s yet to pass.  It’s an amalgamation of various small moments that […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Wallows at Fonda Theatre
Wallows charm adoring fans at packed Fonda Theatre gig

LA local band Wallows delivered a strong set of rock-n-roll to the loud adoration of their fans at the Fonda this past weekend. Before going their separate ways for the long weekend, Los Angeles’ hippest youth lined up for two days of Wallows at the Fonda. Wallows has been around on the local scene for […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
little simz
Little Simz Brings Rapidfire Storytelling to Los Angeles with Upcoming show at The Echo

Anyone who is seriously missing all that is good about rap and hip hop will be happy to know Little Simz is still holding it down. Rather than fill her music with random phrases clumsily strung together with lazy beats, Little Simz lays the tracks for powerful storytelling with compelling lyrics powered by expeditious rhythm. Unapologetic […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Yuna
Yuna Announces Tour Dates with L.A. Concert at Fonda Theatre

L.A.-based Malaysian pop singer/songwriter Yuna has unveiled plans for a brief summer headline tour this July that will take her across a number of major U.S. cities including Los Angeles. Yuna will headline the Fonda Theatre Hollywood on July 25! The tour will come on the heels of Yuna’s highly-anticipated upcoming album Rouge, of which […]

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Steven Ward |
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