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Interview with Big Black Delta: How chatting with a friend landed him a dream Debbie Gibson collaboration

Jonathan Bates was sitting with a friend at a bar discussing his solo project Big Black Delta. Bates wasn’t even sure he wanted to continue the project, but his friend asked him if he could work with anyone, who would he choose? “I just said Debbie Gibson, because I love her music,” Bates relayed via […]

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41 Best Los Angeles Concerts This May Featuring The Cure, Tegan & Sara, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires

April showers bring May flowers, or in the case of the Los Angeles live music scene, May is in full bloom with a wide array of concerts, featuring artists who are bringing their vibrant sounds to center stage. Musical pioneers such as The Cure, Duran Duran, The Who and Buzzcocks are sharing both new music […]

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This week’s best concerts in LA: Iggy Pop, Deap Vally, Andy Clockwise

Coachella is finally over, but concert life never sleeps in Los Angeles. This week we have Weezer at The Troubadour and Iggy Pop with Josh Homme at the Greek Theatre. On the underground and indie tip, we highly recommend you check out Deap Vally with Le Butcherettes at The Regent, Flatbush Zombies at the Fonda, […]

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An Interview with The Heavy: We Talk New Album “Hurt & The Merciless,” Marmite and Grand-Dad Dancing to DJ Jazzy Jeff

I’ve been a fan of UK rock n’ soul band The Heavy for some time now, instantly hooked by their big, 2009 hit single “How You Like Me Now?” and then again by their 2012 release The Glorious Dead. So when I found out that their new album, Hurt & The Merciless, was dropping April […]

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Savages out do themselves at El Rey Theatre, Algiers open with colorful intensity

Words: Sandra Burciaga Olinger / Photography: Wes Marsala   “I can feel the love,” shouted Savages’ fearless frontwoman Jehnny Beth towards the end of their momentous set. “You’re not Coachella. You care and you’re not bored and you’re not boring. This is real.” With her short black hair drenched in sweat, her pale arms glistening under […]

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Best LA Shows this week: Savages with Algiers, The Kills, Miike Snow & more

With Coachella part two this upcoming weekend, Los Angeles is flooded with Coachella side shows. Monday night will kick off with Savages and Algiers at the El Rey and The Kills at The Mayan. Also playing their Coachella side gigs will be M83, Miike Snow, Death Grips, Grimes, and a lot more. On the underground […]

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Silversun Pickups, Foals and Deap Vally deliver unmatched hat-trick performance at Fox Theater Pomona

Last week, the Fox Theater Pomona saw an action-packed lineup of sound and vision as Coachella performers Silversun Pickups and Foals took the stage alongside opening act Deap Vally. Deap Vally, one of our favorite acts from Los Angeles, kicked things off with blast of rock fury. Lead vocalist and guitarist, Lindsey Troy shined on stage. […]

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Guns N Roses pole-vault over expectations with Coachella headlining set Saturday, bring out AC/DC’s Angus Young

The second day of Coachella saw nearly perfect weather, particularly once the sun went down, which made it that much more enjoyable to witness a series of awe-inspiring performances throughout the day. I found shade in the Gobi tent and caught jazz-tronica trio GoGo Penguin from Manchester. Nick Blacka on the double bass was a […]

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This week’s Best Los Angeles Concerts featuring LCD Soundsystem, Courtney Barnett, American Nightmare

It’s Coachella week! While everyone heads out to the desert to to get their Coachella fix, Los Angeles is left nice and empty, sans traffic and with minimal douches. What better time to enjoy concerts in Los Angeles! This week we have LCD Soundsystem playing a warm up gig at Fox Theater Pomona! Peelander-Z will […]

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Top 20 Electronic/Dance Artists in Indie/Underground (Who Don’t Just Push Play)

Electronic music is enjoying its peak in popularity these days. While some of the top-tier DJs don’t do much outside of pressing the play button and being hype men, there are an infinite amount that do a lot more than that. Read on for a list of our 20 favorite electronic/dance artists that aren’t quite the […]

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