Live Concerts

King tuff live photos
King Tuff and Cut Worms end their spring tour with a bang at Teragram Ballroom

“Are you filled with joy?” asks Kyle Thomas, also known as King Tuff. Crowds were restless at the Teragram Ballroom last Thursday night, buzzing for the polished rock acts of the night. SASAMI, formerly of Cherry Glazerr, opened up the night, with retro outfit Cut Worms filling in the middle slot. By the time King […]

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Zoe Elaine |
Dr. Dog live photos
Dr. Dog bring a shining Critical Equation to The Theatre at Ace, Downtown Los Angeles

This past Tuesday night shined with a magical show down at the Theatre at Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. Philadelphia’s indie/psych-rock experimentalists, Dr. Dog made a stop along their current 42-date tour to be with us. The stage lights shined directly onto Dr. Dog’s drum head displaying the main imagery from their newest album. […]

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Danielle Gornbein |
Lord Huron live photos
Lord Huron lead fans into the dreamy world of Vide Noir at Greek Theatre debut

Lord Huron were always destined to eventually play the Greek Theatre and on Saturday night, amongst the stars and trees that blanket the iconic Los Angeles hillside venue, the band made that scene a reality. Lead by Ben Schneider, the velvet-throated crooner with enviable hair, the band gave their sold-out crowd a night of rollicking, […]

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Steven Ward |
Boston Calling crowd shot
Khalid, Julien Baker keep fans warm at Boston Calling day three

Boston Calling day three was a cold one as fans alternated between seeking out hot food and huddling in front of the festival’s stages in an attempt to keep warm. Cutting winds and an endlessly dropping temperature wasn’t enough to dampen the spirits of those in attendance, however, as the day was filled with enough […]

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Steven Ward |
St. Vincent at Boston Calling by Steven Ward
Tyler the Creator, St. Vincent heat up Boston Calling day two

Boston Calling day two was the hottest day of the weekend and not just in terms of the weather. With fiery performances by hip-hop acts like Tyler the Creator and Brockhampton, as well as virulent rock clashings by Manchester Orchestra and Royal Blood, day two sought to outdo day one with the sheer brute force […]

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Steven Ward |
Paramore at Boston Calling by Steven Ward
Boston Calling day one dazzles away with Paramore, Perfume Genius, and more!

Boston Calling officially marked the beginning of festival season yesterday as it kicked-off day one of its fifth year to the sound of the alt-rock anthems that dominated its Friday lineup. While the event itself features an eclectic genre-pull of artists and bands, day one was an emphatic sucker-punch of blistering riffs and maniacal percussion antics […]

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Steven Ward |
Peter Hook and The Light
Peter Hook & The Light celebrate 500th show with Unknown Pleasures and Closer at Wiltern, Los Angeles

Peter Hook & the Light were formed by bassist, songwriter, and author Peter Hook to celebrate and play songs from his first two highly influential bands, Joy Division and New Order. Through the last eight years, the band has delighted audiences with epically long concerts delving into the material of both seminal bands. Occasionally, the […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Tricky at Fonda Theatre
I waited 20 years to see Tricky, and all I got was darkness

In the 90’s Tricky’s seminal album Maxinquay introduced me to a whole different stylistic genre that launched me into a musical rabbit hole where I would discover many coveted greats such as Bjork, PJ Harvey, Portishead and of course Massive Attack. Tricky’s songs served as a background to some of the most intense and memorable […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
DIIV
Heavy heads rolled and pits grew chaotic at DIIV’s Wiltern gig

“DIIV brought shoegaze psych-rock to The Wiltern for their Los Angeles stop on the Desert Daze Caravan with Ariel Pink. Building on the intro by a solid minute, they opened their set with the titular track off their latest album, Is The Is Are. As the first lyrics spilled from Zachary Cole Smith’s lips the […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
U2
U2 performs as vitally as ever at recent Forum gigs

There really isn’t a whole lot I can say at this point that would differ from any outlet or journalist who has covered this band for over three decades, but it’s always a big deal when U2 comes to town. The guys performed two sold-out nights at The Forum in Inglewood majorly in support of […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
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