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Desert Daze lineup 2018 complete
Desert Daze adds My Bloody Valentine, Shellac, and Julia Holter to 2018 lineup

Desert Daze has announced Phase III lineup additions featuring My Bloody Valentine, Shellac, Julia Holter, Steve Albini (speaking engagement), GUM, Escape-ism, Opening Ceremonies with Ian Svenonius, and Yonatan Gat & The Eastern Medicine Singers! Right now your’e probably screaming for joy with the addition of My Bloody Valentine (I know I am). The 2018 Desert […]

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DAF [Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft]
Cloak & Dagger returns, lineup featuring only U.S. appearance by DAF (Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft)

Cloak & Dagger makes its return for 2018 featuring the only North American appearance for industrial legends DAF / Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft. Taking place Saturday, Nov. 10 at the historic State Theater in  Downtown Los Angeles, this year’s Cloak & Dagger will also include performance by She Wants Revenge, The Faint, HEALTH, Boy Harsher, Tamaryn, BOAN, Black Mare […]

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Best Free Summer Concerts in Los Angeles — Indie, Hip Hop, World & more

Free outdoor summer concerts in Los Angeles are brewing, and everyone’s asking the golden question: where can I find free summer concerts in Los Angeles? Well, the problem here is not finding the plethora of free summer concerts LA has to offer, it’s choosing which ones to attend. Beware, you might have to clone yourself […]

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imaad Wasif
Interview: Exploring Context for Imaad Wasif’s Lost-Then-Found Record, Great Eastern Sun

Imaad Wasif often feels like he not of this world. His realm is not physical, though it is tangible. I had the opportunity to pose him some questions about his recent record, Great Eastern Sun, and his career in general to get a chance to understand him and the process behind his profoundly moving work. […]

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dream phases
Dream Phases Channels More Than Just the Sound of the Sixties as Brandon Graham’s New Psych Rock Venture

The summer of love inspires much of today’s indie rock world, but few contemporary bands manage to achieve what Dream Phases has set out to. The fairly new psych rock outfit is led by Brandon Graham, supported by his brother Shane and frequent collaborator Keveen Baudouin; their Harvard and Stone residency last January marked their […]

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francine thirteen
Interview: Francine Thirteen Reclaims Her Vices Ahead of Her Show at the Standard

To understand ritual pop artist Francine Thirteen, one must open up to ideas of feminism that would make the virtuous cringe. Francine Thirteen wants to recontextualize and redefine lust and power, two aspects of womanhood that have been exploited in centuries past.  Ahead of her performance next week at the Standard, we were able to […]

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Father’s Day Gift Guide — 20 Unique Father’s Day Gifts for the Cool and Adventurous Modern Dad

Need some cool and unique Father’s Day gift ideas for the modern, adventurous Dad? We got you! Whether the special Father figure in your life seeks outdoor adventure products, or stylish and modern Father’s Day gifts, our list of 20 Unique Father’s Day Gifts for the Cool, Adventurous Dad will blow your mind! Well, maybe […]

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Gorillaz at the Forum -- Photo: Wes Marsala
Gorillaz reveal lineup for Demon Dayz Festival, Los Angeles — Gorillaz, Erykah Badu and more

As previously reported last week, Gorillaz are brining their Demon Dayz festival to LA. The event will take place October 20 at the Pico Rivera Sports Arena & Grounds. The Los Angeles installment of Gorillaz Demon Dayz Festival will feature Gorillaz, Erykah Badu, The Internet and more stellar acts. With two stages of music, including a […]

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the distillers
The Distillers announce reunion tour with Los Angeles gig at Hollywood Palladium

Get ready for a dose of badass woman! The Distillers have announced a headline date at Hollywood Palladium on Tuesday, September 11. Fronted by the fierce, Brody Dalle, The Distillers will be hitting the road for a reunion tour. The last time we heard some Distillers music live was when Brody Dalle headlined the Observatory in […]

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Skirball Cultural Center
5 Reasons You Need to Attend Skirball Cultural Center’s Sunset Concerts Series

The free summer concerts in Los Angeles are rolling in and one of our favorites just announced their lineup! Back for its 22nd year, the Skirball Cultural Center has announced its annual FREE summertime outdoor concert series! There’s a reason why Skirball’s Sunset Concerts Series is one of the best free summer concert series in […]

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