Stuff by: Danielle Gornbein

Sleigh Bells at the El Rey shot by Danielle Gornbein
Sleigh Bells bring the noise and fun to the El Rey, Tunde Olaniran opens with inspiring set

Los Angeles was in for one hell of a night at the El Rey this past Tuesday. Getting the crowd stirring was Flint, Michigan native, Tunde Olaniran. This man simply exudes power and resistance towards any hate and / or discrimination. His energy on stage demanded immediate attention of the sold-out crowd. With a heavy […]

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Kera & The Lesbians at the Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever shot by Danielle Gornbein
Hurray For The Riff Raff and Kera & The Lesbians stun and enamor at Masonic Lodge

The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever hosted a hot night of badass women this past Monday evening. Getting the energy whirling were LA local faves, Kera & The Lesbians. I honestly can’t get enough of these artists. Led by the ever-spicy Kera Armendariz on vocals and guitar, their music does not disappoint. As a showman, […]

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Jay Som
The Drums and Jay Som make winning combo at The Glass House, Pomona

Pomona was the place to be on this past Wednesday night. The ever classy Jay Som began the evening with their glossy and fine slow jams. Songwriter and lead of the Oakland-based band, Melina Duarte is no stranger to recent buzz with Grimy Goods. I last caught her vinyl release show at the Echo in December […]

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The Shins at the Fox Theater shot by Danielle Gornbein
We get older, but The Shins’ music stays awesomely the same; exploding with Heartworms at Fox Theater

“You have to hear this one song; It’ll change your life, I swear.” The above line is from movie “Garden State” told by Natalie Portman’s character Sam, to Zach Braff’s character, Andrew in regards to the Shins’, “New Slang”. The exquisitely strange, The Shins are back at it with their first record in five years. To celebrate the […]

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Japanese Breakfast at Natural History Museum - Photo: Danielle Gornbein
Japanese Breakfast rattles some furry mammals at Natural History Museum gig

The Natural History Museum is back with the live music creating a fantastic space for its annual First Fridays series taking place the first Friday of each month until June. What could be better than late nights at the museum? Perhaps live music… Yes. Silly question. This past Friday, Japanese Breakfast held a great set […]

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London Grammar at the Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever shot by Danielle Gornbein
London Grammar drops astonishingly flawless set at one-off Los Angeles gig at Masonic Lodge

London Grammar played a beyond intimate set at the lovely Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery last week. This British trio is comprised of friends, Hannah, Dan, and Dominic “Dot”. Having met at the University of Nottingham in England, they joined forces and began pursuing music together in London. The group made their EP debut in […]

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AFI at the Wiltern shot by Danielle Gornbein
AFI party like it’s 1999 — explosively impressive performance at Wiltern, Los Angeles

A Fire Inside aka. AFI ended their tour right here in Los Angeles last Friday and Saturday night. Catching the Friday performance was one for the books. People flooded into the Wiltern with much excitement to see The Blood Tour at its finest. AFI just released their tenth, self-titled, album. This band has stayed true to […]

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The Staves at the Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever shot by Danielle Gornbein
The Staves enamor L.A. fans (and ghosts) at the Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever

Tuesday night served for a lovely night of music at the very intimate Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Guests filled in the dimly lit concert hall to enjoy the musical stylings of British sister act trio, The Staves.  Starting the night off was 24-year-old vocalist and harpist, Mikaela Davis. From Rochester, New York. This […]

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Pinback at the Echoplex -- Photo: Danielle Gornbein
Pinback make nostalgic return with sold-out gig at the Echoplex

San Diego indie rock staples, Pinback played a solid show at the Echoplex Thursday night. Thursday was night one of two sold-out gigs. Having not toured in five years, these guys knew their presence would cause a 90’s-00’s throwback of sorts. Starting the evening off were Vertical Scratchers. These goofs took the stage with confidence […]

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Alexandra Savior at Teragram Ballroom
Hamilton Leithauser and Alexandra Savior charm the socks off Teragram Ballroom

Monday was only night one of two sold-out shows at the Teragram Ballroom for solo-artist Hamilton Leithauser. Setting the mood for the evening was none other than Alexandra Savior. Having covered her twice last year, it has been made pretty clear by her talents that Savior is a rising star, and without a doubt an […]

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