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The National, Black Milk, Savages and more top this week’s best Los Angeles concerts

This week’s must-see shows are plentiful. It looks like The Echo/Echoplex is slaying the ace bookings this week! On the underground tip we recommend Black Milk at The Echoplex, CG Roxanne and the Nightmares at The Hi Hat, Oh Pep! at the Bootleg, ELOHIM at The Echo, Mind Meld at The Echo, C.W. Stoneking at The Echo, […]

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Echo Park Rising 2016 announce full lineup feat. Chicano Batman, La Luz, the Weirdos & more

UPDATE: Take a look at our 5 Must-See Rock Acts at Echo Park Rising + stream our Spotify playlist featuring 20 more recommended bands!  Back for another run in East Los Angeles, Echo Park Rising returns August 18 – 21 in Echo Park. What started as a small pop-up festival directly after Sunset Junction called it quits, has now grown into […]

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Art of Rap Festival, LUH and NAS top this week’s best Los Angeles Concerts

This week is boomin’ with a fresh array of concerts happening in and around Los Angeles. Sting and Peter Gabriel hit the Hollywood Bowl on Monday, while iconic rappers Ice-T, Public Enemy, Epmd and more take over the Forum for the highly anticipated Art of Rap Festival. 80s stars The Psychedelic Furs will play a […]

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Defining “Indie” — A Look Inside Indie Culture, Where It Started, Where It’s At Today

Looking Back on “Indie” Culture in 2016 Opinion Feature by Jamie Lawlor Close your eyes and imagine the sounds that accompany each of the following genre titles: jazz. folk, reggae, heavy metal… EDM. Each evokes their own trademark silhouette of rhythms, themes, and instrumentation. Now think of the genre known as “indie” in the same context. […]

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Top 17 Dynamite Eats and Drinks at LA Food Fest 2016

The 2016 LA Food Fest went off without a hitch this weekend at the brand spanking new location of Exposition Park, a food haven nestled neatly between the Natural History Museum and California Science Center. I donned my proverbial stretchy pants (leggings in my case) and headed over early for “Golden Hour,” the first two […]

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20 Underground / Lesser-Known Bands to catch in Los Angeles this July

There’s just too many excellent concerts in Los Angeles. From punk to pop, blues and soul, you can dive into a show of your choosing on any given night. Many of you are familiar with our monthly feature for the best Los Angeles concerts of the month which highlights concerts in July ranging from mainstream, […]

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43 Best Los Angeles Concerts This July Featuring Ladyhawke, Mayer Hawthorne, Nas and more

Summer concert season is sizzling and shaping up to be hotter than temperatures in the Valley. July is sporting some seriously fun musical celebrations from In The Red Records’ 25th Anniversary 3-day garage, psych extravaganza to Alice Bag’s Record Release Party to Inner-City Arts’ Summer on Seventh benefit featuring performances by The Gaslamp Killer and J […]

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This week’s best L.A. concerts featuring Alice Bag, Death Valley Girls, Big Thief and more!

It’s 4th of July weekend, and as with most holiday weeks, Los Angeles concerts tend to not be so hot. But rest assured, we’ve plucked all the best shows happening this week in Los Angeles. Some of our best show pick recommendations: Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals at Ace Hotel, Kera & The Lesbians […]

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Suuns, JJUUJJUU and The Breathing Effect bustle with eclectic sounds at Bootleg Theater

The Bootleg Theater hosted an evening of eclectic sounds this past Wednesday night. Suuns headlined the night in support of their new album, Hold/Still, which was just released on Secretly Canadian. While fans enjoyed hearing the new tunes, the crowd seemed to have more of a connection with Suuns’ older material. Lost in a trance, the […]

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This week’s best concerts featuring Mudcrutch, Cherry Glazerr, The Roots and more

Mudcrutch, Eagles, Nothing and Ceu are just a few of this week’s best concerts in Los Angeles. On the underground / lesser known tip, we highly recommend you check out the following: Cherry Glazerr at The Troubadour, Jessy Lanza at The Echo, Eliot Sumner at The Troubadour, Suuns at Bootleg Theater, Caught A Ghost at […]

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