Live Concerts

Lord Huron at The Hollywood Bowl -- Photo by ZB Images
Lord Huron, Shakey Graves and Yola sprinkle their magical sounds all over the Hollywood Bowl

The Hollywood Bowl hosted a magical night of music this past Sunday with the perfect line up of Lord Huron, Shakey Graves and newcomer Yola. Yola commanded attention and left the seasoned Hollywood Bowl audience on their feet (something I have never seen a first slot opener do). She is definitely a rising star  with […]

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Julia Holter at Teragram Ballroom -- David Fisch
Julia Holter shares her majestic orchestrations at Teragram Ballroom, joined by the ambient poetry of Ana Roxanne

Summers come and summers go, but a summer involving Julia Holter makes it a decidedly more memorable one. A cool August eve at the Teragram Ballroom was a night of exploring her majestic orchestrations in a personal space, an allusion to the music she herself writes. On her latest album, Aviary, she has upped the […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Ninet Tayeb at the Echo
Ninet Tayeb brings her Israeli infused Rock to the Echo, BIIANCO kicks off the energy

I normally spend my Tuesday nights at home eating dinner and watching Netflix, but last night the Echo was the place to be! Ninet Tayeb was performing her energetic rock-n-roll with support from Olivia Grace and Biianco. Olivia Grace got the evening started with her soft and soulful vocals. Bathed in blue light she sang […]

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Thunder Pussy at El Rey Theatre
Things get delightfully physical with Thunderpussy and Black Pistol Fire at the El Rey

Whoever thought to put Thunderpussy and Black Pistol Fire on the same bill is a genius. This past Wednesday night at the El Rey Theatre was a sweatastic event. Thunderpussy started their set very quiet and mellow with guitarist Whitney Petty bowing her strings in a spot light. One-by-one the band took the stage until […]

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Vulfpeck at the Greek Theatre
Vulfpeck drop a funk wave of fun at Greek Theatre LA

Vulfpeck define funk! The Greek Theatre packed in for a night dedicated to groovin’. The show got warmed up with jazz musician, Joey Dosik. A member of Vulfpeck himself, Dosik got a headstart at feeling out the crowd during his own opening performance. With a voice smooth as  butter, he awed the crowd with his […]

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Danielle Gornbein |
Rituals of Mine
A Latinx, Womxn-led line-up to remember — Y La Bamba, Rituals of Mine and Vanessa Zamora at the Echo

Thursday night, last week at the Echo was packed with fans, family and friends all amped for the live performances ahead of them. A triple powerhouse of fierce and loving, womxn-led acts filled the room with an incredible energy. As Terra Lopez of Rituals of Mine stated during her performance, “the energy in the room […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Billie Eilish at the Greek Theatre
Billie Eilish wears the crown, takes the throne in hometown show at the Greek Theatre

To the tune of a sold-out crowd roaring her name, anti-pop (but still kinda pop) phenomenon Billie Eilish gave a string of L.A. homecoming shows an emphatic finale at the Greek Theatre. At 17-years-old Eilish is perhaps one of the youngest performers to step onto the amphitheater stage as a headliner, sharing it alongside her […]

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Steven Ward |
The Chats at The Regent
Australia’s The Chats leave their mark at The Regent LA with wild sold-out show — Dave Grohl, Josh Homme in attendance

You know you made the right decision about what show to go to when Dave Grohl and Josh Homme are in attendance along with a herd of teenagers. Australian natives, The Chats,  had a lot of questions for their sold-out audience at The Regent, a show that had to be moved from The Echo due […]

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Empire of the Sun at Fonda Theatre
Empire of the Sun shrink down their theatrics for a night of intimacy at the Fonda Theater

When it was announced that Empire of the Sun’s stop in Los Angeles would take them to the Fonda Theater, it was hard to process the sheer magnitude to which the band would have to shrink down its colossally theatrical live show to fit the venue. And yet Luke Steele and company managed to do […]

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Steven Ward |
Carly Rae Jepsen at the House of Blues
Carly Rae Jepsen remerges and reasserts herself as pop royalty at House of Blues

There might’ve been a point in time when Carly Rae Jepsen appeared to be resigned to the fading glow of “Call Me Maybe”—a song that became the international earworm when it was released back in 2012. It would’ve been easy—expected even, by some—for Jepsen to slip out of notoriety as one of the many one-hit-wonders […]

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Steven Ward |