Monthly Archives: September 2019

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Bombay Bicycle Club Reunite with Devoted Fans at The Mayan

Kansas City based The Greeting Committee primed the crowd for Bombay Bicycle Club with. They gave more energy than I’ve seen out of any opening act, and that energy was certainly reciprocated from the rapidly filling crowd. The live performance among the young musicians on stage was tight technically and theatrically. Bombay Bicycle Club (named […]

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Interview: frogi Wants to Topple the Industry’s Boys’ Club With Powerful Bedroom Pop—Introvert EP is Out Now

LA’s frogi is filled with contrasts but not contradictions. The songwriter and producer recently released a bedroom pop EP titled Introvert. It is restrained and quiet, tied together with a strong motif of love, though probably not the love you’re thinking of. Her stories are nuanced and sensitive, but that is not what defines her. […]

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Of Monsters and Men bring their fever dream to the Hollywood Palladium

There was a time when Icelandic rock outfit Of Monsters and Men were being dubbed the next Arcade Fire. With the breakout success of their single “Little Talks” and their penchant for crafting colossal, folk-inclined anthems it was hard to argue with that sentiment at first. But even then the comparison–however much a compliment of […]

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Steven Ward |
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Lower Dens lights up Hollywood Palladium with their vocal sheen

Baltimore-based indie pop band Lower Dens warmed up a sold out Hollywood Palladium crowd Sunday night on what was the final day of Summer. The band snuck in a new album just before the close of the season, entitled The Competition, and though they only managed a half-hour set, they knocked out a few tunes from […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
BIIANCO shares trippy video for new single “Rice Crispies” — LA date at Hot Shot Muffler

Operating as the brainchild of multi-instrumentalist and producer Gabby Bianco, Los Angeles-based BIIANCO is steeped in the kind of electronic, chill-wave tones that could only be born out of a sleepless city bathed in neon. BIIANCO’s new single “Rice Crispies,” thrives on a thrumming soundscape of moody electronica that’s lent a sensual wonder in Bianco’s […]

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Steven Ward |
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Stone Irr delivers a wonderful contrast of pop delight and lyrical depth with ‘Performance’

Highs and lows are felt within ‘Performance,’ the sophomore album of L.A. based — by way of Indiana — singer/songwriter Stone Irr. Much anticipated, the album, that dropped Sept. 20, is described by Irr as an exploration into the “relationship between observer and observed.” From the ghostly album artwork to the distance and echoey dreamlike […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Angelica Garcia says wear your roots in new video for single “JÍCAMA”

In the video for her new single “JÍCAMA”, Angelica Garcia stands with a Mexican flag draped around her shoulders and offers up a lucid command: Wear your roots. A defiant stance in today’s climate of xenophobic attempts to erase immigrant and minority identities woven into American history and culture, Garcia wears the pride she has […]

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Steven Ward |
Loyal Lobos teams up with Teddy Geiger for new track “Criminal”

LA based songstress Loyal Lobos has just released a track that could fit on your morning headphones, your afternoon chill playlist, or with your evening glass of wine. In collaboration with hitmaker Teddy Geiger, and Evan Voytas, ‘Criminals’ is a grateful ode to platonic love and the intricacies that come with it. Sit back and […]

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Fell Runner bring joy and good tunes to their Monday night residency at Echoplex

You might think that Monday night was made for staying home and watching Netflix, but you would be wrong. This past Monday, the place to be was the Echoplex for Fell Runner’s Monday night residency! Grimy Goods presented the evening and Fell Runner, as always, delivered a solid performance and were accompanied by some quality […]

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Gang of Youths say yes to life at Roxy Theatre show

Wild-eyed and full of manic life, David Le’aupepe moves slowly through the sea of iridescent faces and outstretched arms that have marooned him in their affections. The innards of The Roxy Theatre have hit a fever pitch. And with sweat now dripping from his brow and mane—glistening reminders of the hour he’s just spent dancing […]

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Steven Ward |
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