Stuff by: Danielle Gornbein

Angel Olsen at the Palace Theatre -- Photo: Danielle Gornbein
Angel Olsen at the Palace Theatre — it’s impossible not to fall in love with this woman

Angel Olsen at the Palace Theatre — Photo: Danielle Gornbein The beautiful Palace Theatre in Downtown L.A. sold out two consecutive evenings with the lovely Angel Olsen. Friday night was the second of the two and my oh my was it gorgeous. Once the lights went down, Olsen and her band took the stage and began the show. Starting […]

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Bloc Party spark up all the indie nostalgia at Hollywood Palladium

It seems as though each tour where artists perform a classic record of theirs in its entirety keeps getting better and better! Thursday night was one to write home about. English indie icons, Bloc Party sold out the Hollywood Palladium for two nights to play none other than their 2005 breakout record Silent Alarm. It was quite nostalgic to see these indie […]

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The Black Keys at The Forum
The Black Keys, Modest Mouse, Shannon and the Clams leave ears ringing at The Forum

The Forum sold out its massive arena this past Tuesday evening for none other than rockstar duo, The Black Keys. Along for the ride were Dan Auerbach’s label children, Shannon and the Clams and the ever eccentric Modest Mouse. Once the time came for the main event, the energy truly broke loose. Lights shone brightly on drummer, Patrick Carney and frontman, Dan Auerbach as they proudly took […]

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Sleater-Kinney at Hollywood Palladium
Sleater-Kinney show us their St. Vincent-touched new direction at Hollywood Palladium

It was an unapologetic night of pure punk magic at the Hollywood Palladium this past Thursday evening. The one and only Sleater-Kinney graced us with their musical witchcraft. Amidst the sea of Bikini Kill, Ramones, and [in support of] “Janet Fucking Weiss” shirts, you could barely see the stage. The crowd at the Palladium roared […]

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Hiatus Kaiyote raise the roof at The Novo with their soulful sounds

Hiatus Kaiyote blew the roof off the Novo this Friday night. The future-soul quartet filled the room for a night entertained with their funky music. Frontwoman, Nai Palm earned the loudest applause upon making her way to center stage, complete in her zebra print bodysuit. Palm just performed the other night at the Lodge Room in Highland Park for […]

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City and Colour
City and Colour create an intimate space with warm performance at Theatre At Ace Hotel

The Theatre at Ace Hotel sold out on Wednesday night for a truly beautiful show. Dallas Green of City And Colour was in town to play a solo gig at none other than the gorgeous theatre. Fans packed in and took their seats with whiskey in one hand and wine in the other. Casually walking […]

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Explosions in the Sky deliver sonic bliss at Hollywood Palladium gig
Explosions in the Sky deliver sonic bliss at Hollywood Palladium gig

It was quite the festivity over at the Hollywood Palladium this past Thursday. Explosions in the Sky just kicked off their tour in celebration of their 20th year as a band. LA was only the second night out on the road and we couldn’t be more excited. Explosions in the Sky are one of my absolute favorite […]

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Daniel Caesar
Daniel Caesar at Greek Theatre LA — A true aural gift for anyone lucky enough to witness live

The Greek Theatre has had quite the concerts calendar lately. The streak was still going strong this past Monday night with the exceptional Daniel Caesar. The GRAMMY award-winning musician sold the show out with little to no hesitation. When this show and a massive tour were announced at the end of June, they were so […]

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Kyle Craft
Kyle Craft and Showboat Honey drop that sweet-as-honey glam rock at Moroccan Lounge

Friday night in Downtown LA was one worth going out for. The Moroccan Lounge hosted a night that was warm as whiskey in your belly. With his signature glam-rock sound, Kyle Craft and his band, Showboat Honey, filled the music hall with eager listeners. Having just released his third record, self-titled for his new band, […]

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Snail Mail at the Wiltern
Snail Mail and Sasami take on a packed Wiltern commanding as though it were backyard show

It was an indie rock takeover at the Wiltern this past Thursday night. The beautiful theatre we love, exceeded my crowd-size expectations when it packed in for the Snail Mail show. The direct support was none other than the wildly talented Sasami. The LA-based artist has been on my radar for quite some time, initially […]

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Vulfpeck at the Greek Theatre
Vulfpeck drop a funk wave of fun at Greek Theatre LA

Vulfpeck define funk! The Greek Theatre packed in for a night dedicated to groovin’. The show got warmed up with jazz musician, Joey Dosik. A member of Vulfpeck himself, Dosik got a headstart at feeling out the crowd during his own opening performance. With a voice smooth as  butter, he awed the crowd with his […]

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Local Natives at the Hollywood Palladium
Local Natives close out Spiral Choir Tour with epic hometown show at Hollywood Palladium, supported by Middle Kids

Holy shit. Saturday night had it going on at the Hollywood Palladium. Indie rockers, Local Natives made their final stop along their “Spiral Choir Tour” in support of their successful fourth record Violet Street. Released in April – the new music has left us even more enamored by the five-piece than before. Local Natives tour […]

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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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Vampire Weekend at the iHeart Radio Theater shot by Danielle Gornbein
Vampire Weekend back and better than ever — Ace iHeartRadio Theater LA gig

It was an exciting night to say the least over at the iHeartRadio Theater LA in Burbank this past Thursday! New York’s own Vampire Weekend graced the stage with their presence for a thrilling album release party! Vampire Weekend has returned celebrating their fourth record Father Of The Bride. It was a long awaited release […]

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The National at the Orpheum Theatre shot by Danielle Gornbein
The National rock special performance at Orpheum Theatre Los Angeles joined by Feist, Phoebe Bridgers and more

It was a very beautiful Friday night over at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. The beloved rock band, The National took over the evening for a very intimate and special event. As the last of five, unique shows, Los Angeles received the grand finale. With obviously high anticipation for this one-of-a-kind show, you […]

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Parcels at the Fonda Theatre
Parcels groove the Fonda Theatre with non-stop party vibes

Thursday night was one hell of a disco over at the Fonda Theatre in Hollywood. The up and coming five-piece Australians, Parcels sold the place out for a side gig prior to their second weekend at Coachella. Another show in part with Goldenvoice, the Berlin-based band made the place their own instantly. The crowd went […]

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Soccer Mommy at the El Rey shot by Danielle Gornbein
Hop Along, Soccer Mommy and Las Robertas get Coachella-ready at El Rey

Emotions ran free down at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles for two of the past year’s most popular female-fronted bands: Hop Along and Soccer Mommy. The co-headline gig is part of Goldenvoice’s anticipated slew of Coachella side shows in-and-around L.A. The excitement for the two headliners was high as fellow Coachella act, Las […]

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Sharon Van Etten
Sharon Van Etten “sold out the fucking Ace” and delivered an electrifying performance

Friday night and the feeling was so right down town at the Theatre at Ace for a night of musical therapy. Sharon Van Etten sold the beautiful space out to strike us with her matchless talent. Warming up the audience was Nilüfer Yanya. The young musician hails from West London with great presence. I know […]

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Boygenius
Boygenius wax all the radiant feels at the Wiltern

Los Angeles received the best holiday present ever Friday evening. The supergroup of our dreams finally debuted live and the show served as the best the year had seen. Boygenius started as a perfect joke over the summer between fast friends and musical goddesses, Phoebe Bridgers, Julien Baker, and Lucy Dacus. What came from the […]

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Jorja Smith at the Wiltern
Jorja Smith smolders the Wiltern Los Angeles with fabulous performance

Following the Thanksgiving holiday, the Wiltern hosted the first of two sold-out evenings with the 21-year-old rising R&B talent, Jorja Smith. The beautiful songwriter has earned loads of brilliant acclaim since her debut album Lost & Found released back in June. With a packed theatre, Smith completely spellbound the audience for a little over an […]

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