Live Concerts

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 womxn, and womxn in […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
eyes blood
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 […]

Kirby Gladstein |
First Annual Future Sounds Festival Celebrates Soul at the Historic Baker Street Viaduct

Over the weekend, the coolest venue in the city hosted a brand new music festival, Future Sounds, featuring some of the most soulful up-and-coming acts. The Viaduct glowed, not only from the lights and projections but also from the dazzling event happening just below. Kensington Presents put the shindig together, featuring mostly local artists, with […]

Phantogram at ALT Summer Camp -- Photo: Steven Ward
ALT 98.7 Summer Camp brings the best of alternative-rock to Long Beach with Phantogram, Of Monsters and Men, GROUPLOVE and many more

Long Beach—specifically the Queen Mary—has been without fail the place to be this summer, becoming seemingly overnight ground-zero for the hottest summer festival series in recent years. With the last of the summer months drifting in, Alt. 98.7 hosted its annual ALT Summer Camp in the shadow of the Queen Mary once more—offering its heavy-hitting […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Steven Ward |