Stuff by: Sandra Burciaga Olinger

Spare Parts for Broken Hearts at The Satellite
Spare Parts for Broken Hearts blast our brains to “Mush” at night one of Satellite Residency

Spare Parts for Broken Hearts kicked of their Satellite residency this past Monday with a badass rock show full of thrashing drums and riveting guitars. The Los Angeles-based rockers performed with supporting acts Melted Bodies, SP/BH and Taleen Kali with DJ sets by KNGWMN. It was a ripping’ show and Spare Part for Broken Hearts […]

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Shirley Manson summons the rain at Cal Jam 18, Foo Fighters bring back Nirvana and Iggy Pop proves to be immortal

Dave Grohl chose a pleasantly cool and loudy day for his second annual Cal Jam Fest. Taking place at the the Glen Helen Amphitheater in San Bernardino, Cal Jam Fest 18 featured some rock legends and jaw-dropping surprises. Here are some first impressions (notes) from our photographer Kim Zsebe’s (aka ZB Images) perspective. Thunder Pussy: […]

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Spare Parts For Broken Hearts
Grimy Goods Presents: Spare Parts for Broken Hearts Residency at The Satellite October 8

Spare Parts for Broken Hearts are kicking off their Monday night residency tonight at The Satellite! The Los Angeles-based rockers will perform tonight (October 8) with Melted Bodies, SP/BH, Taleen Kali and DJ sets by KNGWMN. The trio just released their new single “Mush” and you can stream it below. The track is full of that 90s grunge flavor and soars […]

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Wayne Kramer, MC50 at Ford Theater
Wayne Kramer of the MC5 rocks the Ford Theatre with his MC50 tour

Wayne Kramer has been kicking out the jams for 50 years and to celebrate he gathered some pals like the good old days in Detroit basements to play some music. The show at the Ford Theatre this past Friday was part 50-year-anniversary of MC5 (MC50 at this show) and part benefit concert for Jail Guitar […]

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Interpol at Hollywood Bowl
Interpol bring darkness and light to the Hollywood Bowl

With a bright disco ball shooting rays of light on a rather dark Hollywood Bowl stage, Interpol made their entrance in support of their new album Maruader. We last caught the band on their 15th anniversary tour for Turn On The Bright Lights — and while this Hollywood Bowl show was in support of their latest album Maruader, theproverbial “bright […]

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B52s at Greek Theatre LA
Boy George bewitches the Greek with pure charisma, B-52’s shine on

Time travel was the theme of the night at the B-52s’ Greek Theatre show with Boy George. There was an enthusiastic crowd looking to go back to a time when things were a bit more carefree. A time before we all had cellphones or even an email address and you really could escape your life […]

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St. Vincent at the Belasco LA
St. Vincent chats and charms at intimate Belasco Theater LA performance

The theater was still shuttered at door time with a line that stretched around the block lined with fans anxious to see a recently announced intimate St. Vincent show. When the doors finally opened no one really knew what to expect. The crowd slowly shuffled onto the ornate Belasco Theater. Inside it felt smaller than […]

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Music Tastes Good
Music Tastes Good 2018 full of soul and swagger with performances by Janelle Monae, James Blake, Lizzo and more

Music Tastes Good — Photo: David Fisch Though the summer has officially come to a close, music festival season is still very much in session, as Music Tastes Good in Long Beach showed this past weekend. In its third iteration by the Marina, Music Tastes Good 2018 did a fine job blending variety and diversity […]

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Beck at Hollywood Bowl
Beck shows fans “where it’s at” with epic Hollywood Bowl show including DJ set by St. Vicious (aka St. Vincent)

It would be asking too much of an artist to pack all of your personal favorites of theirs into one set, but Beck managed to do so at the Hollywood Bowl Friday night. Presented by the LA Phil, celebrating it’s 100th year, perhaps it was this occasion, which marked Beck’s return to the Bowl in […]

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Playlist: 15 Best New Songs of September 2018

September may be out the door, but these 15 songs had us smiling all September long. Take a look below at our selections for the 15 Best New Songs of September 2018. With a focus on lesser known acts, and a love for the independent artists representing our great city of Los Angeles, stream our […]

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