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Skirball Cultural Center celebrates 20 years with its 2016 Sunset Concerts Series

The Skirball Cultural Center will celebrates its 20th anniversary season of Sunset Concerts this July. The free music series known for its beautiful hillside location and eclectic mix of music spanning the globe will kick off on July 21 with Thao and The Get Down Stay Down, and will close on August 25 with Shai Tsabari and […]

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Rest in peace Thomas Fekete of Surfer Blood — dies at 27 due to cancer

It’s with a heavy heart that we share the news of Surfer Blood guitarist, Thomas Fekete’s untimely passing. Seriously, fuck cancer. Fekete died last night at the young age of 27 while sleeping. His wife has shared the following via a GoFundMe page. Fekete was a founding member of Surfer Blood. The band formed in 2009 […]

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At The Drive In, Yeasayer and VÉRITÉ top this week’s best Los Angeles concerts

This week’s best concerts in Los Angeles are looking good. Shake off that Memorial Day weekend lag and go catch some live music. At The Drive In and Le Butcherettes have two nights at the Hollywood Palladium, Brian Jonestown Massacre will also pull a double at Teragram Ballroom, Yeasayer will play the Fonda Theatre, and […]

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The Cure, San Fermin, Moderat and more top this week’s best Los Angeles concerts

This week in Los Angeles! The Cure continues its run at the Hollywood Bowl, while The Who takes over the STAPLES Center. Frightened Rabbit heads to the Fonda Theatre, San Fermin will headline the Teragram Ballroom and Walk The Moon and Misterwives will head north of LA to the Santa Barbara Bowl. On the lesser […]

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Best Los Angeles Concerts this Week: The Cure, TR/ST with Coldcave, The Thermals and more

Los Angeles concerts are in full effect this week. Well known acts such as The Cure, The Who and Neil Young will all be performing this week! On the lesser known and underground tip, we highly recommend you check out Gavin Turek at the Bootleg, Emily Gold at Harvard & Stone, Death Hymn Number 9 […]

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This week’s best LA shows: Aesop Rock, Andrew Bird, Wild Belle and more

This week’s best concerts in Los Angeles, Orange County and more neighboring cities feature: The Melvins at The Troubadour, Dorothy at The Echo, The Neighbourhood at Microsoft Theater, Aesop Rock at The Novo, Radio Moscow at Viper Room, Wild Belle at Echoplex, John Prine and Jason Isbell at Greek Theatre, Andrew Bird at The Theatre […]

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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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