Live Concerts

Arlo Parks at Moroccan Lounge
Luminous and triumphant Arlo Parks kindles a space of tenderness at Los Angeles debut at Moroccan Lounge, followed by the Echoplex

There is a profound level of intimacy kindled at an Arlo Parks show — and given the sheer weight of the 20-year-old singer and poet’s songs, there’s more than enough tinder to fuel her ardently human recitals. Luminous and triumphant, Arlo Parks was a hearth of lucid compassion, one that the sold-out crowd at the […]

Serena Isioma at The Echo - photo by Ana Baca
Serena Isioma delivers spectacular performance at The Echo, like “really, really” spectacular

We’ve been waiting for Serena Isioma to perform in Los Angeles for quite some time, and last night, Angelenos finally got to see the beloved Chicago musician take the stage at The Echo. With an infectious smile and magnetic energy, the first-generation Nigerian-American brought the party as party of their ‘Dreamer’s Race to The Sunsets’ […]

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Lord Huron at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery by Steven Ward
Lord Huron give lovers and phantoms alike a reason to sway at Hollywood Forever Cemetery

If there ever was a more perfect venue for Lord Huron to offer up their haunting, vintage-rock love songs it was amongst the colossal stone crypts and tombstone fields of Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Bathed in the ghostly atmosphere of a blue California dusk, the band were a collection of animated phantoms under the smokey light […]

Spoon at Teragram Ballroom 2021
Spoon make their return to Teragram Ballroom celebrating the venue’s 6-Year Anniversary

Spoon brought on all those nostalgic indie vibes last night at the Teragram Ballroom in Downtown Los Angeles. Coming off the heels of an epic performance at the Hollywood Bowl, the beloved indie rockers came through with a round 2 a the Teragram. Performing in celebration of the Teragram’s “5 Year Anniversary” (it was actually […]

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Lucy Dacus at Observatory OC by Steven Ward
Lucy Dacus brings her urgent anthems to the Observatory OC; Miya Folick floors the crowd with opening set

There is an urgency with which Lucy Dacus unwinds her poignant anthems that never fails to enrapture the crowds that find themselves the happy target of her beguiling lull. Whether hushed to silence by the woeful heartache that unfolds on “Christine,” or driven to shout-along to the Springsteen-esque rhapsody of “Hot & Heavy,” the crowd […]

Brittany Howard
Brittany Howard Leaves Hollywood Bowl Attendees in Awe After a Soulful and Powerful Performance

Dazzling an audience with live renditions from her debut album, Jamie, solo artist Brittany Howard gave a world class performance at the Hollywood Bowl on Sept. 18. Her debut appearance at the famed venue was an awe inspiring event in which Howard channeled the essence of soul, funk, jazz, rock n’ roll and just about […]

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Glass Animals at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Glass Animals light up Hollywood Forever with the neon-blazing wonders of “Dreamland”

Renovating Hollywood Forever Cemetery with their eccentric and highly danceable pop-rock numbers into a technicolor dance floor, Glass Animals made sure the first of their two-night residency was a bombastic one. The last time they were in Los Angeles the four-piece, comprised of frontman Dave Bayley and his childhood friends: bassist Ed Irwin-Singer, guitarist/keyboardist Drew […]

Future Islands at House of Blues Anaheim
Future Islands offer up a profoundly cathartic and explosive set at House of Blues

Future Islands made their bombastic return to live shows this week, kicking off their tour at the House of Blues in Anaheim to a sold-out and absolutely mad crowd. Led by the original mad lad himself, frontman Samuel T. Herring was as much a conduit for the riotous energies that were coursing through the crowd […]

Foo Fighters at The Forum 2021
Photos: Foo Fighters rip and roar through The Forum celebrating 26 years

It’s been too long! The Foo Fighters ripped and roared through their set at the Forum in Los Angeles this past Thursday. In your face, no fucks given, the playful rockers gave fans that much needed burst of life they had been craving. And what better place to melt faces and spark some Foo joy […]

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Jelani Aryeh at The Echo
Jelani Aryeh is all love and smiles at sold-out headline show at The Echo LA

When Jelani Aryeh finally walked onto The Echo stage late Thursday night to a sold-out room, the crowd was already ravenous for the smallest morsel of slick indie-rock hooks he might dish out first. Opening with the first track off his debut album I’ve Got Some Living To Do, the incisively intropsective “Trunk Song,” there […]