Shallou at El Rey
shallou’s bedroom recordings come to blissful life at the El Rey

On the first of two evenings in Los Angeles, shallou performed to a sold out crowd at the El Rey last week. The second to last show of his Souls world tour was set to begin at 10:10. Perhaps due to the rain, the venue was noticeably empty until right before shallou took the stage […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
POND at The Regent
POND bring the party to the stage and floor at The Regent, Los Angeles

Psychedelic rockers from Perth, Western Australia, Pond, played a raucous show at The Regent DTLA Tuesday night. The crowd undulated for the entirety of the set; frontman Nick Allbrooks’ distinctive dance moves and banter from the band riled them up continuously. By the end of the show it had been decided, this was the most […]

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Petit Biscuit at Fonda Theatre
Petit Biscuit celebrates his birthday with a smashing performance at Fonda Theatre, Hollywood

Well into the last leg of the Presence North America tour, Petit Biscuit played the first of two shows at the Fonda in Los Angeles Saturday night. The French Moroccan DJ and producer, Mehdi Benjelloun, had much to celebrate besides the sold out show. Not only was November 10 the one-year-anniversary of the release of […]

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St. Vincent
St. Vincent Returns to Rockstar Status at Filmed Hollywood Palladium Show

You’ve probably heard a lot about St. Vincent recently. Only a few weeks ago, she gave an intimate and surprisingly stripped back show at the Belasco Theater. That show turned out to be a preview for her new EP, MassEducation, comprised of piano renditions of her own material. On first glance, that’s quite a leap […]

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Zoe Elaine |
Black Moth Super Rainbow
Panic Blooms at Black Moth Super Rainbow’s second night at Lodge Room, Highland Park

Black Moth Super Rainbow made a second appearance at Lodge Room Highland Park Saturday night after selling out their Friday show. Supporting their May release, Panic Blooms, the Pennsylvanian act – singer Tobacco, synth players The Seven Fields of Aphelion and Pony Diver, bassist Steve SLV, and drummer Iffernaut – drew a crowd as eclectic […]

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Wild Nothing at the Regent
Wild Nothing’s Return to the Stage at the Regent was a Riotous Celebration

Even for a Friday night, on October 27th the Regent buzzed with heavy anticipation. The venue filled quickly as the show started, which bottlenecked the entrance and caused a line that stretched well past the cafe next door. Fans of Wild Nothing and Men I Trust sold out the show about a month ahead of […]

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Zoe Elaine |
Spiritualized Orpheum Theatre
Spiritualized brings grandiose space rock to the Orpheum Theatre Los Angeles

Touring their latest release in six years, And Nothing Hurt, Spiritualized brought grandiose space rock to the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles Wednesday night. The sold out show set to begin at 8 was pushed to 8:30 due to the immense volume of empty seats. As more people arrived, the civility of the patrons was […]

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Rex Orange County
Rex Orange County croons and swoons at Fonda Theatre

Alexander O’Conner, better known as Rex Orange County, does it all: sings, song-writes, produces, and plays just about every instrument imaginable. And he’s not even old enough to drink (legally) in the states. But what else would you expect from a monotone crooner groomed at the same British performing arts school that produced the likes […]

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Father John Misty at Hollywood Bowl
Father John Misty brings ‘God’s Favorite Customer’ to the Hollywood Bowl

As part of KCRW’s World Festival and kicking off their 2018 World Tour, Father John Misty played at the Hollywood Bowl Sunday night. Josh Tillman – the much-discussed singer/songwriter of the rock band – brought the sounds of his short (the album comes in at under 40 minutes), but melancholily-sweet new release, God’s Favorite Customer, […]

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Yo La Tengo at Teragram Ballroom -- Photo: Kiby Gladstein
Yo La Tengo continue to impress fans with stellar performance at Teragram Ballroom

At first glance of the extensive assemblage of instruments on stage, one might assume indie rock trio Yo La Tengo is actually an octet. Prior to the show, murmurs among the crowd indicated many fans were attending both evenings of their two night stay at the Teragram Ballroom, solidifying LA’s contingent of the die hard, […]

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