saro
Saro Releases New EP, ‘Die Alone’ — his most raw deliverance yet

Crumbling static and thundering drums parallel Saro’s voice as it emotes through a misty atmosphere. While one track floats with his airy falsetto, another is full of energy, his emotions heightened and dancing. Die Alone is Saro’s third EP release and it may just be his most raw deliverance yet. Featured on Grimy Goods’ Best New […]

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Chromeo at the Hollywood Bowl
Chromeo and Toro y Moi drops all the delicious sonic grooves at Hollywood Bowl

Toro y Moi opened for Chromeo Sunday night at the Hollywood Bowl. It was the first night of KCRW’s 2019 World Festival. At its core, Toro y Moi is Chaz Bear (born as Chazwick Bradley Bundick), but he was joined on stage by a live band that included a bassisst, keys, percussion, and a conga […]

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The Longshot Teragram ballroom
All the greats (especially Green Day) get some shine at The Longshot’s Teragram Ballroom gig; Billie Joe Armstrong’s side piece

Green Day fans traveled from far and wide to line up hours before the doors opened at the Teragram Ballroom in order to get a good spot to see Billie Joe Armstrong and his side project, The Longshot. The Longshot is part Green Day with touring guitarist Jeff Matilda joining Armstrong on bass and part […]

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Little Simz
Little Simz excites a sold-out crowd with her feisty, firey flows at The Echo

The tiny, disco-ball-flickered stage was packed with instruments, cables weaving intricate webs between piles of amps and stands and rigs. I didn’t envy the untangling the sound guys would have to do later. April + VISTA took their places behind their respective instruments. April George’s ethereal crooning bloomed, filling the space. She delivered a beautifully […]

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Shannon Lay
Share in Shannon Lay’s Joy at her Upcoming Shows at Love Song Bar and the Echoplex

With her new album, August, Shannon Lay challenges us to be joyous. She makes a case for celebration and for perseverance and for life. It is somehow shocking (in a good way!), which speaks volumes about not only the record itself, but also about our current society. Wallowing in sadness is relatable; ruminating on joy […]

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Cherry Glazerr at Figat7th
FIGFEST Kicked off their annual free summer concerts with a packed opening night feat. Cherry Glazerr and Liily

This past Friday, Figat7th was the place to be! The shopping center’s annual free summer concerts series, FIGFEST kicked off with two fiery performances by LA’s very own Cherry Glazerr, and raucous up-and-comers Liily. Liily The first night of FIGFEST at Figat7th got started with Liily. They may be all but in their late teens, […]

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kingsbury
Premiere: Kingsbury gets personal on 80s pop anthem and new single “In My Brain”

Los Angeles-based indie-pop singer Kingsbury has shared her latest single in the form of the synth-powered anthem “In My Brain,” a bittersweet love-letter to young adulthood. Delivered in a thunderous march of drum machine sonics and riveting synthesizer shimmer, the track propels itself on Kingsbury’s luminous croon and introspective musings on how she’s dealing with […]

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fiona grey
Fiona Grey Pays Homage to the 60’s Classic Noir Films with New Video for “Saviour”

In the last visual for her Cult Classic EP, Fiona Grey’s “Saviour” is an ode to Marie Antoinette, Felini, and the classic noir films of the 60s. Grey creates an intoxicating black and white world using elegant wardrobe and expressive choreography, inviting us into the story of the relationships that once made her feel weak.   […]

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Best Coast at Summer on 7th Inner-City Arts
Inner-City Arts’ Summer on 7th bustles with joy with performances by Best Coast and Shannon and The Clams

Inner-City Arts opened their campus for a fundraiser on Saturday night. Summer on 7th promised a musical lineup that brought a crowd of a thousand people to their rooftop show, but there was plenty to take in before the music began. The attendees milled around the classrooms and art spaces with opportunities to view art projects […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
pile band
Pile to Bring Their Ferociously Loud LP ‘Green and Gray’ to the Bootleg Theater This Week

Since the release of their latest album Green and Gray last month, Pile has been commemorating their achievement with a full North American tour—bringing frontman Rick Maguire’s hankering vocals and craggy guitar riffs along for the ride. This week, Pile is set to headline the Bootleg Theater on Thursday, June 13 —bringing their volatile live […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |