Stuff by: Kirby Gladstein

Cigarettes After Sex at The Wiltern - Photo: Kirby Gladstein
Cigarettes After Sex Seduce Sold Out Crowd at The Wiltern

Cigarettes After Sex serenaded and seduced fans at the Wiltern Thursday night. The sultry, ambient pop band originally from El Paso, Texas are just beginning their headlining tour supporting Cry, set for release October 25. If you missed their sold out LA show, they’ve got dates all over the globe through early April. The evening […]

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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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Weyes Blood submerge concert goers in dreamy psychedelic folk rock at The Fonda

Weyes Blood submerged concert goers in a warm pool of psychedelic folk rock at The Fonda Wednesday night. Natalie Mering, who has performed under various iterations of the moniker “Wise Blood” since she was 15, spun intricate and precise ballads that swelled and filled the entire venue. The grand arrangements felt nostalgic and sentimental, glimmering […]

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Chromeo at the Hollywood Bowl
Chromeo and Toro y Moi drops all the delicious sonic grooves at Hollywood Bowl

Toro y Moi opened for Chromeo Sunday night at the Hollywood Bowl. It was the first night of KCRW’s 2019 World Festival. At its core, Toro y Moi is Chaz Bear (born as Chazwick Bradley Bundick), but he was joined on stage by a live band that included a bassisst, keys, percussion, and a conga […]

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Broken Social Scene at The Fonda
Broken Social Scene consume fans at Fonda Theatre

The first of three nights in Los Angeles, Broken Social Scene consumed patrons of the Fonda Theatre with their grand orchestrations. Wednesday’s iteration of the amorphous Canadian musical collective featured various makeups of eleven musicians. Twenty years deep in the game, their unfaltering live performance was evidence these guys don’t show any signs of slowing […]

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