Live Concerts

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 |
katationic
Photos: The Rec Center gets Wrecked by Devour Records with Katatonic, Trap Girl and more

There were so many great shows on Friday night but it’s likely Devour records birthday celebration at DIY venue The Rec Center, for founder Sergio Candelario was the most wild. Sergio and his band Katatonic with longtime bandmates Giuliano Scarfo and Brian Melendez, and scream queen Nathalie Martin opened the night so the band could […]

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Raconteurs at Jewels Catch One Los Angeles
Raconteurs rip and roar at secret LA concert at Jewels Catch One

The iconic Jewels Catch One played host to a secret Raconteurs show Thursday night in gritty mid-city Los Angeles. The band composed of Jack White, Brendan Benson, Jack Lawrence (The Dead Weather, The Greenhornes), and Patrick Keeler (The Afghan Whigs, The Greenhornes) were in LA as part of their string of small club “secret” shows. […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Jordan Rakei at Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever
Jordan Rakei graces LA with exquisitely crafted funk at Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever

I recently discovered the smooth funky music of Jordan Rakei and fell in love with his recently released album Origin. Rakei will be touring this album across the globe; but before heading out he stopped by the Masonic Lodge at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery to deliver a wonderful performance to a sold-out crowd. When I […]

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Prettiest Eyes at Zebulon
Ty Segall and Prettiest Eyes join CFM at final night of Zebulon Residency

Zebulon has been hosting rockers CFM all month and this past Monday included some very special surprise guests. Those in the know, which were way fewer than one might imagine, were treated to the first guest friend of the band Ty Segall who performed a beautifully fun DJ set. Segall took the stage bundled in […]

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