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Jehnny Beth of Savages at El Rey
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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54 Best Los Angeles Concerts this April Featuring M83, Savages, Courtney Barnett, Iggy Pop

Spring has arrived and with it comes the Coachella side show frenzy! Whether you’re attending the festival and don’t want to miss any potential overlapping sets or if you’re skipping the festival but still want to see a few of your favorite performers or catch some new up-and-coming acts, April is bringing nothing but the […]

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FYF Fest 2016: Kendrick Lamar, LCD Soundsystem, Tame Impala, Grace Jones headline robust lineup

FYF Fest just keep finding a way to outdo themselves. The 2016 edition of the prized Los Angeles festival will feature Kendrick Lamar and LCD Soundsystem as headliners with Tame Impala and Grace Jones as sub-headliners. This will serve as Kendrick’s lone west coast festival date, according to a press release sent by FYF. Kendrick […]

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Top 10 Most Booked U.S. Festival Acts of 2016

There is basically a major music festival in the United States once a weekend once festival season “officially” kicks off with Coachella in mid-April. While most of these festivals do a great job of curating unique lineups tailored to their usual base of patrons, there’s a handful of acts that you’ll see on more than […]

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Top 20 Badass Frontwomen in Indie/Underground Music

There’s an almost infinite amount of killer women fronting bands these days. We’ve done our best to put together our list of our 20 favorite bad asses that currently front their own bands, while also including some of our favorite lesser-known acts that have the potential to grow into being some of the better known […]

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