yip pops band
Yip Yops take that stage as two at The Satellite, and still light shit up

Thursday night was a fun combo of favorites at The Satellite. The Yip Yops appeared in their new slimmed down version. Ison Van Winkle and Ross Murakami have gone out on their own Murakami on drums and manning a laptop and backing vocals while lead singer Ison switches between synth and guitar. The duo has […]

Broken Social Scene at The Fonda
Broken Social Scene consume fans at Fonda Theatre

The first of three nights in Los Angeles, Broken Social Scene consumed patrons of the Fonda Theatre with their grand orchestrations. Wednesday’s iteration of the amorphous Canadian musical collective featured various makeups of eleven musicians. Twenty years deep in the game, their unfaltering live performance was evidence these guys don’t show any signs of slowing […]

Kirby Gladstein |
Mattiel at The Echo
Mattiel lights up The Echo with her sun-baked rock

LA’s rock loving scene, converged at the Echo this past Tuesday to catch a rad performance by Atlanta based Mattiel ahead of the release of her new album Satis Factory. Raven Artson started the evening up, playing to a thin crowed that grew steadily. Moonwalks was up next. With almost 700 monthly listeners on Spotify, […]

wolf bay music
Premiere: Can’t Shake the Grooves in Wolf Bay’s New Single

You know Wolf Bay as a skilled rocker, with agile fingers that soar across the fretboard. Yet his new single “Shakin’ You Off”, mixed by Grey Goon and engineered and produced by Dean Passarella himself (aka Wolf Bay), may not be quite what you’re expecting—it’s a smooth, R&B number. Overall, it is not as much […]

Zoe Elaine |
The Stiches at Echoplex -- Photo by ZB Images
Friday Night Left the Echoplex in Stitches

Friday night was a solid four-band line up at the Echoplex. Opening the night were The Brutalists, a bit of LA Guns with a smidge of Quireboys with some dirty post punk and a dash of ska. Next up were LA natives, Cheap Tissue, who turned up the energy and made the transition to total […]

New Video from Jen Awad Digs Into Tough Questions About Humanity; Announces Show at Levitt Pavilion

Soulful, powerhouse singer Jen Awad triggers our moral compasses with her latest video for “Bad People.” Thought provoking questions pop up throughout, as we follow Jen on her journey from innocent to good to bad. It’s a kitschy, bubbly tale played out by wild personalities, but if you watch closely, you’ll find questions buried within. […]

Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Joshua Tree Music Festival with kids
Joshua Tree Music Festival: This is How You Music Festival with a Baby

We recently ventured to the beautiful desert for the Joshua Tree Music Festival. If you’ve never been, let me tell you right now, it is quite the extraordinary music festival experience. And best of all, especially for us parents, the Joshua Tree Music Festival is hands down the best music festival to take your baby, […]

Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Raconteurs at Jewels Catch One Los Angeles
Best Los Angeles Concerts of the Month — June 2019

This is an archive from our Best Los Angeles Concerts of the Month. To view the most updated listing of our Best LA Shows of the Month, check out our updated page here. Monday, June 24 (FREE) Brass Box with Bob Vilain at The Echo (FREE) Leggy Peggy at The Love Song Bar Santana with […]

Girl Friday
Watch Girl Friday’s new video for “Decoration/Currency” Ahead of EP Release and Bootleg Show

I had never heard the phrase “Girl Friday” until a local band by that name came across my radar. It is (was?) a phrase that meant an office assistant who handled many tasks—it was coined at a time when only women were considered for secretarial positions, of course. Watch these bandmates crush the stereotype in […]

The Hives at Fox Theater Pomona
The Swedish Invasion Annihilates Fox Theater Pomona with Exhilarating Sets by The Hives and Refused

Southern California’s temperatures have been below average for the past couple of days. Meteorologists suggest this is due to some uncharacteristic storms coming in from the Pacific, while music fans know that the ‘rock gods’ are merely making the hot California experience more palatable for two of Sweden’s best bands. The official Swedish Scream Team […]

Sandra Burciaga Olinger |