Live Concerts

prophets of rage
Prophets of Rage “Make L.A. Rage Again” with epic showdown at the Mayan

In 2016, the supergroup Prophets of Rage was born out of combining forces with some of the greatest bands you will ever see. Since then, members of Rage Against The Machine, Cypress Hill and Public Enemy have been making the rounds combining forces in epic ways. When Prophets of Rage show at The Mayan in […]

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FarahSosa |
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 |
Daniel Caesar
Daniel Caesar at Greek Theatre LA — A true aural gift for anyone lucky enough to witness live

The Greek Theatre has had quite the concerts calendar lately. The streak was still going strong this past Monday night with the exceptional Daniel Caesar. The GRAMMY award-winning musician sold the show out with little to no hesitation. When this show and a massive tour were announced at the end of June, they were so […]

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Danielle Gornbein |
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Josef Leimberg wraps Skirball’s Sunset Concerts with brilliant performance

The Skirball Cultural Center reached its final show of the 2019 Sunset Concerts series with trump-player-lyricist-producer-extraordinaire, Josef Leimberg. The evening was filled with an attentive crowd immersed in his Afro futuristic sounds. Accompanied by a full band, Leimberg dazzled the audience with tracks from his solo debut album ‘Astral Progressions,’ and his much-anticipated forthcoming album, ‘The […]

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Kyle Craft
Kyle Craft and Showboat Honey drop that sweet-as-honey glam rock at Moroccan Lounge

Friday night in Downtown LA was one worth going out for. The Moroccan Lounge hosted a night that was warm as whiskey in your belly. With his signature glam-rock sound, Kyle Craft and his band, Showboat Honey, filled the music hall with eager listeners. Having just released his third record, self-titled for his new band, […]

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Danielle Gornbein |
Snail Mail at the Wiltern
Snail Mail and Sasami take on a packed Wiltern commanding as though it were backyard show

It was an indie rock takeover at the Wiltern this past Thursday night. The beautiful theatre we love, exceeded my crowd-size expectations when it packed in for the Snail Mail show. The direct support was none other than the wildly talented Sasami. The LA-based artist has been on my radar for quite some time, initially […]

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Danielle Gornbein |
Megan Thee Stallion at Yola Dia
A Powerhouse of Badass Womxn Fire Up YOLA DÍA’s Spicy Debut

The world is coming to grips with a wave of change that sometimes looks like it’s a change for all the wrong reasons, and yet forces for good, those that cling to hope and resist in the face of the worst, still remain above that torrent. The force here, specifically, is women, and women in […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Altin Gün at Teragram
Altin Gün charms Los Angeles’ Teragram Ballroom with their brilliant musical meanderings

I first heard Altin Gün’s magical music on KCRW and their latest album ‘Gece’ has become a summer staple. Luckily they came through Los Angeles last week and I got a chance to catch them at their sold-out show at the Teragram Ballroom. Mega Bog started off the evening with a smooth 30-minute set.  Their […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Fell Runner at Zebulon
Fell Runner shake things up at Zebulon, along with Band Argument, Positioner, Foot Controllers

This past Thursday, Fell Runner headlined Zebulon in Frog Town. Along with them for the rock ‘n’ roll ride were Positioner, Band Argument and Foot Controllers. Kicking off the evening was the musical magic of the Foot Controllers. With their boisterous guitars, a touch of distortion and a mix of effects — the band vibed […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
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Weyes Blood submerge concert goers in dreamy psychedelic folk rock at The Fonda

Weyes Blood submerged concert goers in a warm pool of psychedelic folk rock at The Fonda Wednesday night. Natalie Mering, who has performed under various iterations of the moniker “Wise Blood” since she was 15, spun intricate and precise ballads that swelled and filled the entire venue. The grand arrangements felt nostalgic and sentimental, glimmering […]

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Kirby Gladstein |
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