Live Concerts

Johnny Marr at House of Blues Anaheim
Johnny Marr charms adoring fans at House of Blues Anaheim

The people of Orange County, California showed up to see This Charming Man, Johnny Marr and his band play and the House of Blues Anaheim. The show did not start without a hitch, unfortunately the House Of Blues had audio issues and the show started about thirty minutes late. The crowd stayed cool and calm […]

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Wes Marsala |
Delacey at Peppermint Club
Delacey makes a soulful debut with an intimate performance at the Peppermint Club

If you haven’t heard “My Man” by emerging artist Delacey, stop everything in your life and give it a listen.  She brings a fresh take to a classic ballad theme, beseeching a supermodel to refrain from stealing her man. Last Thursday Delacey performed an intimate 30-minute set at the Peppermint Club.  This small venue was […]

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Sandra B. Olinger |
combo chimbita
Combo Chimbita and El Sancha bring the Mystical Heat to The Echo

Combo Chimbita‘s new album Ahomale is out now on ANTI- Records and they brought it to The Echo with all kinds of fire. Lead singer Carolina Oliveros captivated the audience with her raw strength. The intensity of her performance along with the entire musicianship provides a unique and elevated experience to their latest mystical sounds. […]

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The Chemical Brothers at The Shrine Expo Hall
The Chemical Brothers and The Black Madonna wax endless euphoria at Shrine Expo

The Chemical Brothers brought the dance party to a packed crowd at the Shrine Auditorium.  Black Madonna welcomed the crowed with a pounding 1.5-hour set.  She had a blast spinning deep cuts and new favorites. Black Madonna clapped along to the beat and a huge smile would flash across her face when she dropped into […]

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Sandra B. Olinger |
Glitter Wizard at The Factory
Glam Punks Glitter Wizard Conjure Chaos and Doom at The Factory

When invited to a show put on by a fella named Shitshow your curiosity should demand that you attend because it’s likely going to be noteworthy. When that fella also is known for his live music photography you can be assured it’s been well vetted. Saturday night at The Factory, a punk d.i.y. warehouse venue, […]

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chaos chaos band
Chaos Chaos celebrate new single at The Hi Hat

With a name like Chaos Chaos one might expect more chaos. The LA-based duo performed at The Hi Hat this past Friday night. Chaos Chaos is made up of features sisters Asya Saavedra on keys and drummer Chloe Saavedra who have spent a lifetime being at the right place at the right time which led […]

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Vampire Weekend at the iHeart Radio Theater shot by Danielle Gornbein
Vampire Weekend back and better than ever — Ace iHeartRadio Theater LA gig

It was an exciting night to say the least over at the iHeartRadio Theater LA in Burbank this past Thursday! New York’s own Vampire Weekend graced the stage with their presence for a thrilling album release party! Vampire Weekend has returned celebrating their fourth record Father Of The Bride. It was a long awaited release […]

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Danielle Gornbein |
L7 at The Monty Bar Photo by ZB Images
L7 shred the tiny Monty Bar in Los Angeles for a record release show full of blissful fury — ‘Scatter the Rats’ indeed

There has been a trend in the Los Angeles music scene of bands and festivals finally including more women in their line ups. In fact it’s almost unusual now to see a band with nothing but dudes. The women in these bands only had a handful of female-fronted acts to look up to when they […]

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Just Like Heaven Fest photos
Just Like Heaven Fest lets fans bask in the afterglow of nostalgia-dripping bands, songs, and moments

Descending upon the Long Beach shoreline for what in retrospect feels like a cruelly brief moment, Just Like Heaven Fest was true to its name in delivering the sublime in blissful fashion into the ears of its attendees. Boasting all the benefits that have made mini-one-day festivals so vogue in recent years—from tight-lineups comprised of […]

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Nick Waterhouse at The Regent -- Photo: John Furth
Nick Waterhouse drops the classic vibes at The Regent, Ben Pirani opens with lively ensemble

Nick Waterhouse brought the classic vibes through his rhythm and blues to the Regent last Friday.  Ben Pirani started the night off with a happy five-man backing band. Rocking an orange shirt they played smoothly, rhythmic flowing songs. Ben played tambourine and maracas while the guitarist, xylophonist, and keyboardist sang supporting vocals.  It’s worth noting the nimble hand moves […]

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Sandra B. Olinger |
The National at the Orpheum Theatre shot by Danielle Gornbein
The National rock special performance at Orpheum Theatre Los Angeles joined by Feist, Phoebe Bridgers and more

It was a very beautiful Friday night over at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. The beloved rock band, The National took over the evening for a very intimate and special event. As the last of five, unique shows, Los Angeles received the grand finale. With obviously high anticipation for this one-of-a-kind show, you […]

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Danielle Gornbein |
Leikeli47 | Photo Farah Sosa
Leikeli47 fires up the crowd with words of empowerment at The Roxy

If you are into empowered women, strong bold lyrics, self-power and hip hop Leikeli47 is for you. Her sold-out show at The Roxy was full of intensity from the moment she stepped on the stage. Normalizing all kinds of beauty has been in her content and it drove the crowd wild raising their hands up […]

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Bikini Kill at The Hollywood Palladium- Photo By ZB Images
The Revolution Reunited: Bikini Kill rattle the Hollywood Palladium with pure positivity and love

The day Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court, I did something I hadn’t done in a long time. I blasted Bikini Kill’s “Resist Psychic Death” on repeat to combat the overwhelmingly sharp pain that periodically breaks through the numbing despair of our post-Obama news cycle. Driving down Silver Lake Boulevard screaming at the […]

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Sandra B. Olinger |
Parcels at the Fonda Theatre
Parcels groove the Fonda Theatre with non-stop party vibes

Thursday night was one hell of a disco over at the Fonda Theatre in Hollywood. The up and coming five-piece Australians, Parcels sold the place out for a side gig prior to their second weekend at Coachella. Another show in part with Goldenvoice, the Berlin-based band made the place their own instantly. The crowd went […]

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Danielle Gornbein |
Soccer Mommy at the El Rey shot by Danielle Gornbein
Hop Along, Soccer Mommy and Las Robertas get Coachella-ready at El Rey

Emotions ran free down at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles for two of the past year’s most popular female-fronted bands: Hop Along and Soccer Mommy. The co-headline gig is part of Goldenvoice’s anticipated slew of Coachella side shows in-and-around L.A. The excitement for the two headliners was high as fellow Coachella act, Las […]

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Danielle Gornbein |
José González with The String Theory at The Los Angeles Theater
José González and The String Theory add to the Splendor of the Los Angeles Theater

José González just completed his first ever extended tour of North America with The String Theory, an experimental European chamber orchestra. Like many creative art projects, The String Theory started off as an idea by a small group of creatives, and has now grown to include a large collective working with a bunch of collaborators. […]

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Donna Missal
Donna Missal Empowers and Inspires with incredible performance at El Rey

Donna Missal‘s prom-themed “This Year” tour held its second to last night at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles this past Friday. The crowd was an enthusiastic smattering of hip high schoolers and retired Death Cab fans seeking a modern muse. Opening up for Donna Missal at the El Rey was Samia. She is […]

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Sandra B. Olinger |
Frankie and the Witch Fingers at Teragram Ballroom
Frankie and the Witch Fingers rip through explosive performance at Teragram Ballroom

Following the release of their latest record ZAM!, L.A. based Frankie and the Witch Fingers erupted on stage Wednesday night at the Teragram Ballroom. While they were technically opening up for Psychedelic Porn Crumpets, the psyched-out punk-inspired outfit’s slot had a ginormous life of its own. With the Frankie and the Witch Fingers’ undeniable explosive […]

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Sandra B. Olinger |
Clavvs at The Echo
Clavvs champion through disruptive set at The Echo

Clavvs overcame obstacles and brought their dark alt-pop to Los Angeles for an amazing set at the Echo this past weekend. Tigercide opened the show with a dark, down tempo crooning.  Their raw simplicity sucked the crowd into a hypnotic state as they swayed to Shexist’s voice. Up next was surprise guest So Below.  The crowd was really […]

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Sandra B. Olinger |
Noname at the Observatory
Noname brings the spoken-word raps of “Room 25” to the Observatory North Park

Noname—the stage name of Chicago rapper and poet Fatimah Nyeema Warner—ended the American-leg of her Room 25 tour Friday night at the Observatory North Park with a soul-warming set. With the kind of kinetic, groovy raps—a constant, enlivening call-back to her slam poetry days—Noname is an elusive genre-weaver that refuses to allow herself to be […]

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Steven Ward |