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Must-See FYF Fest Undercard: Julien Baker — penning emotionally cathartic tunes that make you feel all the feels

As Los Angeles’ premier music festival, FYF Fest edges closer, we begin to take a collective look at the lineup in search of missed gems and unfamiliar band names with familiar, one-off tunes we heard at a house party or hip coffee shop. Just because these acts live on the final two lines of the […]

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15 Underground / Lesser-Known Bands to catch in Los Angeles this August

This August, there’s a lot of fabulous lesser-known / underground acts worthy of your attention. We already dropped our Best Concerts of The Month feature which focuses on well-known acts, and now it’s time to deliver the best in underground for this August. From the doom metal splendor of cellist Helen Money to the sweet […]

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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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Interview with Charlene Kaye: From Kickstarter funding to being the new face of San Fermin, and now reborn as KAYE

San Fermin’s Charlene Kaye, Revitalized and Ready to Rock as KAYE — Debut Honey EP Out Aug. 18   Charlene Kaye is tired, she has to be, but the eager excitement that gushes from the other end of the phone line seems to overwhelm whatever physical exhaustion she’s carrying. In between her return home to New […]

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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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Kat Von D and synthesizers: Ladyhawke on the chance encounter that spurned Wild Things

Born out of the swirling cauldron of indie-rock that began to overflow in the early 2000’s and gave us acts like the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and a little later Santigold and Dragonette, young Pip Brown  (aka Ladyhawke) made a name for herself with her elegantly crafted, 80’s fueled snythpop hooks. After two critically acclaimed albums and a massive tour for […]

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Skyspace LA to host free outdoor block party in downtown Los Angeles featuring Snoop Dogg and more

Another exciting attraction is coming to our fine city of Angels; actually, it’s already here. OUE Skyspace LA will make its public debut this Saturday, June 25. Located at the iconic U.S. Bank Tower, Skyspace LA is California’s tallest open-air observation deck. Not only will thrill seekers be able to take in 360-degree scenic views of Los Angeles, […]

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Hot Artist Alert: Barns Courtney talks going from sleeping in his car to viral sensation — LA date at Troubadour

Interview Feature by Steven Ward Wandering around the Warner Bros. studios, gawking at all the Harry Potter memorabilia, Barns Courtney is on top of the world. With a Conan O’Brian appearance slated to air that night, a debut album on the way, and two viral hit singles, you would be hard pressed to believe that the […]

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5 Free Los Angeles Summer Concert Series You Need to Attend

Los Angeles is one of the best cities for a summer vacation, especially for music lovers. Robust with a variety of free shows and summer concert series, L.A. is thee summer travel destination for music. Sure, a lot of concerts and music festivals can come with a hefty price tag, but summers in Los Angeles […]

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