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The 40 Best Los Angeles Concerts This July

Death Hymn Number 9 Summer is in full swing and with that comes a smorgasbord of live concerts to see. From moshing to the old-school and new-school punk sounds of The Vandals and Death Hymn Number 9 to getting your interpretive dance on to the alt-electronic jams of Son Lux and Nortec Collective: Hiperboreal to throwing back to […]

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Road Trippin! A West Coast Music Destination Guide for Summer 2015

Ready for a true summer adventure? Want cool things to do in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and more fantastic West Coast cities? There’s a road trip for people that not only love all things music, but all things aural. From San Diego to Washington, we’ve come up with a list of 20 top-notch West Coast […]

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Devo: More than a One Hit Wonder – An Interview with Evie Nagy, Author of Devo’s Freedom of Choice (33 1/3 Book)

After reading author and journalist Evie Nagy’s “Devo’s Freedom of Choice” (part of the 33 1/3 Book Series) it’s crystal clear that there is more to ’80s New Wave/nerd rock pioneers Devo than meets the eye. Beyond their notorious fame for commercial hit “Whip It” there is a band with a complex history of struggles […]

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The Best Concerts in Los Angeles featuring Head Wound City, Miguel, Lolipalooza and more

This week in Los Angeles we have some great punks acts coming through with Head Wound City at the Echoplex and Los Crudos at the Ukranian Cultural Center. If you rather go for the smooth tip, Miguel will be at Club Nokia this week as will old school R&B boy band Bel Biv Devo. Coming […]

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Editor’s Rant: Highland Park residents wake up to their cars towed — Obama in town

This is where my finance’s truck was parked before being towed.  There’s nothing like waking up on a beautiful Friday morning, to walk out and see that your car has been towed from your own home. Apparently our president, Barack Obama is in town today. And when I say “in town” I literally mean, he’s […]

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Billy Joel caps Bonnaroo with throwback Sunday set; Florence + The Machine wins fans over

To be honest, Billy Joel was one of the main drawing points to attending my first ever Bonnaroo. In a time where there are seemingly endless music festivals, it gets harder and harder to land a legitimate festival headliner. Billy Joel fit the mold quite well, a legacy act and Rock n Roll Hall of […]

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Hot vs Not: Cowboy Boot Sandals

In Los Angeles, fashion is as diverse as the city we live in. From raver goths and rockabillies, to couture fashionistas and surfer bros, on any given day you will see all sorts of funky fashion. Some looks are “haute” others are well, “not.” And today’s find just might top some of the wackiest and […]

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For Yo’ Poppa! Best Music Gifts for Father’s Day

From hipster dads, to Ranchero-loving uncles and head-banging brothers—if there’s a father figure in your life that you’re looking to celebrate this upcoming Father’s Day (Sunday, June 21st) we’ve got some music gift ideas that will help you show them how much you care. So ditch the Hallmark card in favor of something more rock […]

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From London to LA: Running Secret Gigs Around The World – An Interview with Rafe Offer of Sofar Sounds

Sofar Sounds Co-Founder Rafe Offer I can’t even remember how I heard about Sofar Sounds but the volunteer-run music organization that boasts secret gigs in 100+ cities around the world is no doubt fulfilling their mission of bringing the magic back to live music. And, well, they had me at secret gigs. While the advance […]

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The 40 Best Los Angeles Concerts This June

Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters June gloom? Nah, I don’t think so. At least not when it comes to the wide array of fabulous must-see concerts in Los Angeles this June. This month’s round up features several boss shows, from local hip-hop legend Aceyalone to pop guru Brian Wilson to garage-psych upstarts Cosmonauts – […]

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