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Death Grips ACTUALLY show up at FYF Fest

Photo by Jazz Shademan Guess what? Death Grips showed up at FYF Fest. They walked on stage, and played a set that was intense x 1,000. The stage was bathed in fixed red lights with the crowd drowned in darkness. At the Trees Stage there are no screens showing what’s on and that somehow seemed […]

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Anne Marie Schiefer |
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Solange hindered by late start, technical snafus at FYF Fest

Photo by Wes Marsala Solange Knowles was 20 minutes late to the Lawn stage Sunday night at FYF Fest and it took her an additional amount of time to get into the groove as she dealt with sound problems throughout the set. At one point during her set, Solange walked off the stage before returning […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
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Battles serve the “ice cream” jams at FYF Fest

Photo by Wes Marsala When I reached the stage to see Battles at FYF Fest they were nonchalantly setting the up their gear, chewing gum and setting out beers. The drum kit was center stage and toward the front with one tall cymbal raised high in the air. Looking around it was clear that the crowd […]

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Anne Marie Schiefer |
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BADBADNOTGOOD are good-good, not bad at FYF Fest

Just a bit before the sun began to set, BADBADNOTGOOD’s hip-hop fused electronica was a great escape from the sun into the air-conditioned confines of the Arena stage at FYF Fest. At times, the Toronto trio served up a sensory overload of sounds and flashing lights, fired off like sirens from an ambulance. The more […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
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Cold War Kids rock Annenberg Space for Photography for tepid crowd

Sometimes, I get this feeling that Los Angeles is spoiled when it comes to live music, and therefore they don’t appreciate how good they have it. Such was the case Saturday night, when Long Beach’s own radio-rockers Cold War Kids headlined the final night of KCRW’s Sound in Focus free shows at Studio City’s Annenberg […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
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The Frights entertain technical difficulties at The Smell with fart nosies; end with powerhouse performance

This past Friday, The Smell hosted a sold-out show featuring The Frights (San Diego). The venue is all ages, so walking up to the door there were loads of young folks hanging out in the alley, on the couches inside, and sitting on the floors. As supporting act, Jellyy (Los Angeles), plays their last couple […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
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Fidlar, Meatbodies and The Frights deliver blissful punk fueled insanity to The Regent

Fidlar Arriving at The Regent last Friday to a long line of excited punk kids and misfits, it was apparent age was not a factor at this show, everyone was just stoked to be there. Fans were out and about excitedly chatting while others scrambled to find last minute tickets. The evening marked Fidlar’s first L.A. show […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
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Grimy Goods Best Concert Crowd Photos of 2014

As much as we love showcasing the fine work of our photographers’ brilliant concert photography, we also love sharing the photos they took of YOU! We’re talking about the fans that are out there every week in the frontlines getting lost in the moment. Some of you have graced our concert crowd photos numerous times […]

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Ariel Pink shows his Pom Pom at the Regent Theater (and then some)

Upon entering the Regent a voice on the PA is chanting, “Only men fall in love. Only men fall in love…” This obscure piece of new wave seemed fitting for a pre-Pink playlist; an esoteric Home Services track off of a 1981 single complete with phallical imagery and a strange, hypnotic, male-centric refrain that skirts […]

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Ziv Biton |
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Heart shaped 3D effects swarm Warpaint’s #30DaysInLA performance at Echoplex

The stage is set and The Echoplex is adorned with tiny colorful light bulbs hanging from wires, smoke slithering through and past the instruments. This is the vibey setting for Red Bull Sound Select’s show number 7 of their #30DaysInLA series. Everyone is eager to see Warpaint, a band that has steadily increased their following […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
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