Live Concerts

The Stiches at Echoplex -- Photo by ZB Images
Friday Night Left the Echoplex in Stitches

Friday night was a solid four-band line up at the Echoplex. Opening the night were The Brutalists, a bit of LA Guns with a smidge of Quireboys with some dirty post punk and a dash of ska. Next up were LA natives, Cheap Tissue, who turned up the energy and made the transition to total […]

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The Hives at Fox Theater Pomona
The Swedish Invasion Annihilates Fox Theater Pomona with Exhilarating Sets by The Hives and Refused

Southern California’s temperatures have been below average for the past couple of days. Meteorologists suggest this is due to some uncharacteristic storms coming in from the Pacific, while music fans know that the ‘rock gods’ are merely making the hot California experience more palatable for two of Sweden’s best bands. The official Swedish Scream Team […]

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Wallows at Fonda Theatre
Wallows charm adoring fans at packed Fonda Theatre gig

LA local band Wallows delivered a strong set of rock-n-roll to the loud adoration of their fans at the Fonda this past weekend. Before going their separate ways for the long weekend, Los Angeles’ hippest youth lined up for two days of Wallows at the Fonda. Wallows has been around on the local scene for […]

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Santigold
Santigold shimmers “10 Years Golder” at Hollywood Palladium

There is something about Santigold and the Hollywood Palladium. When her album 99cents came out, it was there where Los Angeles gathered for an explosive show. Now, Santigold returned to this venue, equally packed and relevant to her fan base. With familiar and new sounds, Santigold’s delivery seemed even stronger and rather mature. Santigold’s “10 […]

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Mating Ritual band
Mating Ritual Makes Pappy & Harriet’s Debut and Packs The House

“Mezcal, soda, lime.” “Woo! Thank you, do you guys have Wifi?” “We do…but if it doesn’t work it’s because you’re on a mountain in the middle of the desert with no service.”  The bartender at Pappy & Harriet’s winked, knowing she was right. It didn’t work, but who cares; I was miles out of Los […]

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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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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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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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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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