Thom Yorke at Greek Theatre
Thom Yorke transforms the Greek Theatre L.A. into something out of this world

If Thom Yorke was a Jedi, he would be approaching Yoda status. This past Tuesday night at the Greek Theatre, L.A. — Yorke’s musical mastery was on full display. Like Yoda, he tottered around the stage playing with all the vibrations of the universe with a delightful smile on his face. Behind him was a […]

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Kim Zsebe |
idles at wiltern
IDLES and Surfbort bring a Wildly Empowering Night to the Wiltern

The Wiltern is usually a relatively chill place to see a show in my experience. The pit is separated from the rest of the room by a ramp that the photographers are allowed to use for photography. It generally serves for a pretty intense barrier. That was NOT the case last night when IDLES and […]

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REignwolf
Reignwolf pleasurably thrash the Fonda along with LA Witch and Irontom

Jordan Cook of Reignwolf can play guitar with one hand tied behind his back. During most of their set Friday night at the Fonda Theatre, his guitar dangled from his left hand with strap swinging behind like a tiger tail as he magically played dirty blues riffs while crooning into a mic held by his […]

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talk time
Talktime close Satellite Residency with Opus Vitae and Georgi Kay

Talk Time just wrapped up their month long residency at The Satellite with a final show including Opus Vitae and Georgi Kay. If you missed Talk Time, the band is quintessentially Californian with a beach-y experimental pop sound. Fronted by Edison Choi, Talk Time mixes tight harmonies with laid back guitar parts. The musical equivalent […]

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Pasadena Daydream Festival photos
Despite the heat, a sea of goths come out for Pasadena Daydream Festival featuring The Cure, Pixies, Deftones

Brookside, a golf course and country club bordering the Rose Bowl hosted the Pasadena Daydream Festival on Saturday August 31, 2019 and it was “Hot, Hot, Hot!!!” The lineup was hot; the setlists were hot. Everyone was hot. We’re talking literally and metaphorically here, though the setlists were probably just figuratively hot.  A legion of […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Ty Segall at Teragram Ballroom - Photo: ZB Images
Tonight’s Best Concerts in Los Angeles: Ty Segall, The Courtneys, Zoolux, Peach Kelli Pop

Tonight’s Best Concerts in Los Angeles feature: Ty Segall and the Freedom and at Teragram Ballroom, The Courtneys with IAN SWEET at The Bootleg Theater, Zoolux with Egg Drop Soup at Moroccan Lounge, Peach Kelli Pop at The Hi Hat and more. Check it all out below! Friday — August 30, 2019 ZOOLUXX, Egg Drop […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Wayne Kramer, MC50 at Ford Theater
Tonight’s Best LA Shows: MC50, Daniel Caesar, Tim Heidecker

Tonight’s Best Los Angeles concerts feature MC50 with Porcupine at the Teragram Ballroom, Daniel Caesar at Shrine Auditorium, Tim Heidecker & His Very Good Band with Kate Berlant at Moroccan Lounge, Beams with Huanted Summer at the Bootleg Theater and more. Check them out below! Tuesday — August 27, 2019 MC5O, Porcupine at Teragram Ballroom […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Feels at Echo Park Rising 2016
Tonight’s Best Shows — Aug. 15: Echo Park Rising, Touche Amore, DeVotchka and more

Tonight’s Best Los Angeles shows feature a slew of great acts at Echo Park Rising, Touche Amore at 1720, DeVotchka at The Roxy, Tamar Ilana & Ventanas at Skirball, Fart Barf at the Levitt and a lot more. Check them all out below! And plenty of those shows are FREE! Thursday — August 15, 2019 […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
echo park rising 2019
45 Must-See Bands at Echo Park Rising 2019

Echo Park Rising is coming to the streets of Echo Park, in East Los Angeles this Thursday, Aug. 15 – Sunday, Aug. 18. Quickly becoming one of the best free summer concerts series in Los Angeles and one of the best Southern California music festivals, 2019’s Echo Park Rising is not to be missed! Every […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Compress Collide
Premiere: Compress Collide mix punk-angst with Southland fires in new single “Oh No”

Billing themselves as the tallest band in Los Angeles, the trio in Compress Collide craft the kind of urgent, power-pop-punk that gets you raging as much as it puts a fire in your belly. Their new single, “Oh No,” the second to be released in anticipation of their debut EP, is a bleak rocker that […]

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Steven Ward |