Stuff by: Kim Zsebe

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American Barbershop in Echo Park Moonlights as DIY Concert Venue by Night feat. Speed of Light, Garbitch and more

Echo Park has been going through a transformation in the last few years and its seen some of its favorite venues change hands or disappear completely. However, there is one new DIY venue that has been making some noise. American Barbershop is, as its name implies, a barbershop by day, but once every other month […]

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Photos: The Dickies, DM Tina, Cheap Tissue at House of Machines

Friday Night, Cretin Hop put together a multi generational night of punk at House of Machines featuring The Dickies, DM Tina and the Bumps and Cheap Tissue. Warming up the crowd was DM Tina and the Bumps, described as “drag fronted weirdo rock-n-rollers.” DM Tina is an endearing mess of perfectly timed stage banter, saggy […]

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Bauhaus magnificently wrap trio of spellbinding shows at Hollywood Palladium

The Hollywood Palladium hosted three historic events in the last month. Bauhaus, the iconic leaders of Goth, led by Peter Murphy reunited to play live for the first time since 2008 and fans from across the globe descended upon the Hollywood Palladium to be part of the last night of the trio of dates. Opening […]

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ModPods at The Satellite
Photos: ModPods at The Satellite

Modpods were playing their last show of the year opening the night at The Satellite and although it was not super packed it was well attended for an opening act and very enthusiastically. Modpods are disarmingly open and vulnerable while commanding attention and having a great time. Front woman Myraid told a multipart story about […]

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Holy Wars and Draemings deliver a badass ladies night at The Echo

Friday’s night was a double slice of female badassery with stellar performances by local favorites, Holy Wars and Draemings at The Echo. With Holy Wars, led by Kat Leon, as the evening’s main event — Draemings warmed us up quite nicely. Draemings is always a visual and aural delight to see live on stage. Getting […]

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Death Valley Girls, Kate Clover & The Crocodiles rattle the Lodge Room with pure rock ‘n’ roll fervor

This past weekend, the Los Angeles music scene was dominated by powerful women. Death Valley Girls took over the Lodge Room in Highland Park, along with Kate Clover. Also seen slaying around town were the Modpods at The Satellite, and Draemings with Holy Wars at The Echo. But right now, we’re gonna talk about Death […]

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Crook at The Echo: a Sight To Be Seen, a Fierceness To Be Heard

The universe holds all of the sound that has ever existed. Vibrations crawling through time and space bumping into other vibrations and objects creating harmony and discord. Moving out amongst the crushing roar of young stars and the delicate whispers of the dust of dead ones until all that is, is done. Those are the […]

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Thom Yorke at Greek Theatre
Thom Yorke transforms the Greek Theatre L.A. into something out of this world

If Thom Yorke was a Jedi, he would be approaching Yoda status. This past Tuesday night at the Greek Theatre, L.A. — Yorke’s musical mastery was on full display. Like Yoda, he tottered around the stage playing with all the vibrations of the universe with a delightful smile on his face. Behind him was a […]

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IDLES and Surfbort bring a Wildly Empowering Night to the Wiltern

The Wiltern is usually a relatively chill place to see a show in my experience. The pit is separated from the rest of the room by a ramp that the photographers are allowed to use for photography. It generally serves for a pretty intense barrier. That was NOT the case last night when IDLES and […]

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Reignwolf pleasurably thrash the Fonda along with LA Witch and Irontom

Jordan Cook of Reignwolf can play guitar with one hand tied behind his back. During most of their set Friday night at the Fonda Theatre, his guitar dangled from his left hand with strap swinging behind like a tiger tail as he magically played dirty blues riffs while crooning into a mic held by his […]

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