Empire of the Sun at Fonda Theatre
Empire of the Sun shrink down their theatrics for a night of intimacy at the Fonda Theater

When it was announced that Empire of the Sun’s stop in Los Angeles would take them to the Fonda Theater, it was hard to process the sheer magnitude to which the band would have to shrink down its colossally theatrical live show to fit the venue. And yet Luke Steele and company managed to do […]

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Carly Rae Jepsen at the House of Blues
Carly Rae Jepsen remerges and reasserts herself as pop royalty at House of Blues

There might’ve been a point in time when Carly Rae Jepsen appeared to be resigned to the fading glow of “Call Me Maybe”—a song that became the international earworm when it was released back in 2012. It would’ve been easy—expected even, by some—for Jepsen to slip out of notoriety as one of the many one-hit-wonders […]

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Gavyn Bailey Releases Acoustic Single, ‘No Space’, About The Moment You Decide To Let Go

Folk singer-songwriter Gavyn Bailey just delivered a refreshing single from the perspective of everyone’s turning point: ‘No Space‘ is an introspective account from the moment you realize you have to move on. At some point, we come to a spot where we look at what we’ve built, whom we’ve spent our love on, and where […]

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Best Los Angeles Concerts of the Month — July, 2019

This is an archive of the Best Los Angeles Concerts of the Month for July, 2019. You can find our currently updated list here. July 25, 2019 (FREE) San Cha with Jonny Kosmo at Levitt Pavilion Carly and the Universe, The Max Tribe at Resident This is Not This Heat, Extended Organ at Regent Yuna […]

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Photos: The Rec Center gets Wrecked by Devour Records with Katatonic, Trap Girl and more

There were so many great shows on Friday night but it’s likely Devour records birthday celebration at DIY venue The Rec Center, for founder Sergio Candelario was the most wild. Sergio and his band Katatonic with longtime bandmates Giuliano Scarfo and Brian Melendez, and scream queen Nathalie Martin opened the night so the band could […]

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Best New Indie Songs of June 2019

Every month our editor listens to 100s and / or 1000s of songs from a variety of lesser-known acts and indie bands to create our Best New Indie Songs of the Month Spotify playlist. Spanning the best music from all genres including r&b, punk, hip hop, electronic, folk, alt rock, shoegaze, garage rock and more […]

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Raconteurs at Jewels Catch One Los Angeles
Raconteurs rip and roar at secret LA concert at Jewels Catch One

The iconic Jewels Catch One played host to a secret Raconteurs show Thursday night in gritty mid-city Los Angeles. The band composed of Jack White, Brendan Benson, Jack Lawrence (The Dead Weather, The Greenhornes), and Patrick Keeler (The Afghan Whigs, The Greenhornes) were in LA as part of their string of small club “secret” shows. […]

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Lost In A Lover: Multi-instrumentalist Hēran Soun Debuts With ‘Barricade’

Multi-instrumentalist and composer Hēran Soun creates a dynamic, ornate world in his artist debut: ‘Barricade.’ Lush, endearing tones tell a story in every corner of this tale of two lovers losing innocence to one other. The tendency we have to melt entirely into our person is not without sacrifice; in the end boundaries must arise, […]

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Raconteurs Announce “Secret” Los Angeles Show at Jewels Catch One

Now that the cat’s out of the bag, we can share the good news that the Raconteurs have a “secret” show tonight in Los Angeles. That’s Thursday, June 27, 2019! Not surprised that Jack White, front-man of Raconteurs would fancy the old school, small club venue known as “Jewels” Catch One. It’s gonna be raw, […]

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Henry Chadwick
Premiere: Henry Chadwick cuts through the noise on new single “Awake”

Santa Cruz-native Henry Chadwick has shared his latest single “Awake,” a further foray by the singer/songwriter into his sublime blending of garage-rock with power-pop. Tackling a sense of existential dread that had left Chadwick feeling pulled in a variety of different directions, both in his creative and personal endeavors, the song is a moment of […]

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