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Natalie Prass will headline The Echo in October

Natalie Prass has booked a headlining show date at The Echo on Friday, October 23. The charming singer-songwriter, who toured as a member of Jenny Lewis‘ band last year just released her debut self-titled album this past Janaury and she’s ready to showcase it for Los Angeles fans. We last caught Prass at SXSW: “Her […]

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Kendrick Lamar tops Bonnaroo highlights, freestyles with Chance the Rapper during Earth, Wind & Fire

Of all the festivals I’ve traveled to the past few months, I felt least prepared for Bonnaroo. Flying in from LA I could only bring a small one-person tent and carry-on bag but I lucked into camping with people a bit more prepared. We got into the line of cars to pull into the campgrounds […]

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Of Monsters and Men thrill fans at intimate iHeartRadio Theater LA performance

It’s been more than three years since Of Monsters and Men exploded on the scene behind the strength of their radio smash-hit “Little Talks.” The time has finally come for their much-desired follow-up to 2012’s My Head is an Animal, and on Friday on the Honda Stage at iHeartRadio Theater LA, the five-piece band played old favorites […]

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Sweetgreen makes boom at LA launch with performances by BANKS and Alvvays

Sweetgreen is a smartly sourced seasonal food chain that began in DC and now operates all along the East Coast, founded by three Georgetown University graduates. With two of those founders being LA-based, it was only a matter of time until they tried their hand on the West Coast. Though the W. 3rd St. location […]

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BottleRock Napa begins with a literal black eye, ends on high note

Cage The Elephant Of all the festivals I’ve covered in May (Shaky Knees in Atlanta, HangoutFest in Gulf Shores, Sasquatch at The Gorge), BottleRock Napa Valley’s was the one I was most intrigued to discover what the demographic would be. Napa is bougie wine country, and BottleRock was being pitched as a family festival, so […]

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Will Butler of Arcade Fire takes infamous energy to Troubadour for solo gig

Will Butler is well-known for his antics on stage as a member of Arcade Fire. Having released his first solo effort earlier this year, he made his first appearance in Los Angeles from underneath older brother Win Butler’s shadow at the Troubadour last night. That energy was there in spades. I had just seen Butler […]

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Father John Misty, Sylvan Esso upstage headliners Saturday at Hangout Fest

The weather forecast in Gulf Shores for day two of Hangout Fest was not looking great as the day approached. Somehow, the skies held up and it turned out to be a beautiful day packed full of awesome music and good times. The headliners were upstaged by some of the talent on the undercard on […]

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Win Tickets to Ex Hex at the Roxy Theatre

After an extensive tour last year with the release of their debut album, Rips, the ladies of Ex Hex are back in Los Angeles to headline a show at The Roxy Theatre on Friday, May 15th. Ex Hex is comprised of the insatiable Mary Timony (Wild Flag, Autoclave), Laura Harris (The Aquarium), and Betsey Wright (Fire […]

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Win Tickets to PHOX at the Roxy Theatre

Blending folk and indie pop together under the command of singer Monica Martin, is the Wisconsin band, PHOX. Martin along with five other members, captured the attention of Bon Iver recording engineer (Brian Joseph) who in turn praised the band into releasing their self-title debut album last year. PHOX’s album made it onto our Best Albums […]

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Win Tickets to Action Bronson at the Belasco Theater

Photo Credit: Terry Richardson Hailing from Queens, NY, the talented Action Bronson is a jack of all trades – rapper, comedian, food show host. Action Bronson flexes some serious lyrical muscle when it comes to hip-hop and displays evident skills on tracks like “Terry” and “Easy Rider” off his new album Mr. Wonderful (VICE/Atlantic), which […]

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