Live Concerts

Grizzle Bear at Apogee Studio -- Photo: Dustin Downing
Grizzly Bear Shone in KCRW’s Diamond Apogee Session

KCRW celebrated a milestone this past week with their 75th Apogee Studio Session. Jason Bentley, the station’s weekday morning DJ and our host for the evening, recounted the previous 74 with glee. “Remember Ryan Adams just played for hours? As people left for the night, he’d wave goodbye and keep playing…what a fun night,” he […]

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Zoe Elaine |
Bleachers at the Fonda Theatre shot by Danielle Gornbein
Bleachers crush Los Angeles gig at Fonda Theatre with blissfully energetic performance

The Fonda Theatre had a packed house this past Tuesday evening for the amazingly energetic, Bleachers! The project of New Jersey-native Jack Antonoff began around early 2014 and has just recently taken off upon the summer release of his sophomore record Gone Now. The tone of this band has an instantaneous force that almost picks […]

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Danielle Gornbein |
Vic Mensa at Teragram Ballroom -- Photo: Michael Espeleta
Vic Mensa packs Teragram Ballroom for free benefit show in support of hurricane relief efforts

This past Monday night Tidal and Vic Mensa had a free pop-up benefit concert in Los Angeles for Hurricane Harvey victims. Fans were asked to bring at least one donation for the victims such as toiletries, school supplies, diapers and more. Vic Mensa fans had the Teragram Ballroom packed, with a line wrapping around the […]

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Jaws of Love at the Masonic Lodge by Steven Ward
Jaws of Love envelope the Masonic Lodge in a veil of somber beauty 

Kelcey Ayer revealed his solo side project Jaws of Love to a sold-out crowd gathered in the dimly lit Masonic Lodge at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, playing songs from his debut record Tasha Sits Close to the Piano. Known as one of the core members of indie-rock band Local Natives, Ayer’s project has been years in […]

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Steven Ward |
Beach House at Observatory OC by Andrew Gomez
Beach House mesmerize with their musical sorcery at Observatory Santa Ana

This past Friday night, Beach House kicked off their final tour stop of 2017 at the Observatory in Santa Ana. The beloved duo played a perfect mix of songs from albums Teen Dream, Beach House Depression Cherry, Thank Your Lucky Stars and B-Sides and Rarities. The show began once the lights in the venue dimmed […]

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Fleet Foxes at the Observatory North Park shot by Danielle Gornbein
Fleet Foxes make blissful return with moving performance at Observatory North Park

The Observatory down in North Park, San Diego packed its house Thursday evening for a night to remember. Opening the show was Natalie Prass. The poised and commanding singer shined. With her almost breathless yet crooning vocal stylings, Prass shows she is one to watch. Her music is very distinct in resembling the slow-burning soul […]

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Danielle Gornbein |
The Marias at the Moroccan Lounge -- Photo: Steven Ward
The Marías hypnotize with velvet murmurs and nostalgic melodies at the new Moroccan Lounge

LA-based psychedelic soul singers The Marías made their debut at LA’s newest venue the Moroccan Lounge late Wednesday night, playing to a packed crowd that had maneuvered its way past the bar and into the venue’s backroom. Furnished like the bar in Casablanca, the Moroccan Lounge has an air of exotic casualness to it and the rich […]

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Steven Ward |
Future Islands at the Greek Theatre shot by Danielle Gornbein
Future Islands whip out all the moves at Greek Theatre

Future Islands brought the party Tuesday night. The Greek Theatre flooded with eager fans to catch the craze. Once frontman, Samuel Herring took the stage, the night took off and running. With nothing but pure gratitude for playing their largest show on tour, the dancing commenced. Opening with the well-known singalong “Ran” and “A Dream of You […]

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Danielle Gornbein |
City and Colour at the Wiltern -- Photo: Danielle Gornbein
City and Colour effortlessly enamour fans at the Wiltern

This past Saturday night was uniquely special at the beautiful Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles. My favorite Canadian act was in town. City and Colour is the project of the insanely talented Dallas Green. Previously of the post-hardcore scene with band, Alexisonfire, he eventually branched off to pursue a solo career. Luckily for him he […]

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Danielle Gornbein |
Day N Night Fest
Photos: Day n Night Festival sweats and sizzles with performances by Travis Scott, Post Malone, SZA and more

The heat this weekend didn’t stop music lovers of all ages from going out to Anaheim for the three-day music event, Day n Night Fest. The weekend was full of crazy acts from 12 year old, Matt OX, who handed out fidget spinners during his set, to 24 hours, to a surprise set from Chief […]

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Best Coast at High and Low Fest shot by Danielle Gornbein
Mediocre turn out at High and Low Fest, but stellar performances prevail

If you weren’t in San Bernardino this past Saturday, you missed out on a hot event (literally)! The “World Famous KROQ” held their first ever High and Low Festival at the National Orange Show Events Center. When this fest was first announced eyes were big and jaws dropped to see big names such as Brand New […]

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Danielle Gornbein |
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Thundercat proves to be a funk force of nature at the Glass House

Hope you brought your dancing shoes this past Saturday night. The intimate Glass House sold out for the insanely talented Thundercat. The force of nature himself, Stephen Bruner, absolutely tore the house down. The LA musician is well known for his Grammy award-winning work on Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly. On his own, 32-year-old Thundercat wowed […]

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Danielle Gornbein |
Oh Sees at Teragram Ballroom -- Photo: Andrew Gomez
Oh Sees leave crowd in blissful hysterics at Teragram Ballroom

This past thursday night, Oh Sees formerly known as Thee Oh Sees ripped our faces off at Teragram Ballroom. Armed with John Dwyer and two drummers, Oh Sees have so much punk energy to go along with fuzzed out garage sounds, its basically music that’s engineered to rip you a new one. They tore through […]

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El Ten Eleven at the Masonic Lodge shot by Danielle Gornbein
El Ten Eleven mesmerize the Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever with guest vocalist Emile Mosseri

Hollywood Forever’s Masonic Lodge hosted a thrilling night of music this Tuesday evening. The post-rock instrumentalists of El Ten Eleven were home. Joining them on their short tour run with wholesome and rich lyricist, Korey Dane. The room quickly warmed up with Dane’s hypnotizing vocals and folk impression. The Long Beach born and raised musician […]

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Danielle Gornbein |
Sylvan Esso at Hollywood Palladium
Sylvan Esso thriving like a well oiled machine at Hollywood Palladium

Sylvan Esso and Flock of Dimes satiate a full house at Hollywood Palladium Last Friday night the indie-pop duo, Sylvan Esso, played to a sold out crowd at the Hollywood Palladium. This show would mark my third time that I covered them since their beginnings. The very first time I saw them, I wasn’t terribly […]

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Sandra B. Olinger |
Twin Temple at Echo Park Rising — More Photos by ZB Images
Photos: Echo Park Rising featuring Plague Vendor, Meatbodies, Lauren Ruth Ward and more

Echo Park Rising 2017 proved to be yet another incredible experience supporting all things local music. If you missed out on the event, check out our photos from Friday and Saturday featuring Draemings, Honus Honus, Plague Vendor, Meatbodies, Rival Cavves, Goldstar, Edith Crash, Lauren Ruth Ward, CRX, Twin Temple, Yip Yops, Cheap Tissue, Dream Phases, […]

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Sandra B. Olinger |
The Head and The Heart at Alt 98.7 Summer Camp shot by Danielle Gornbein
ALT 98.7 Summer Camp sizzles with HAIM, Foster The People, Bleachers, Lord Huron and more

What better way to enjoy your afternoon than with performances by some of the newest and most buzzworthy alternative acts in the music scene? How about getting to dance to our favorite Los Angeles born and raised sisters, HAIM? Well, Alt. 98.7 answered your prayers with their annual Summer Camp concert this past Saturday. The […]

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Danielle Gornbein |
Warpaint at Twilight Concerts at Santa Monica Pier -- Photo: Andrew Gomez
Warpaint and Wild Belle wrap memorable Twilight Concerts Series with stellar performances

This past Thursday night fans shuffled onto the Santa Monica pier for a chance to see Warpaint for the last installment of the Twilight Concert Series. Thanks to participating partner Snapchat the Santa Monica Pier were able to make this event free for fans to attend. Before the live acts began, attendants were preoccupied by […]

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The Two Tens at The Satellite -- Photo: ZB Images
The Two Tens and The Katellas define rock ‘n’ roll at Satellite gig

With the amount of amazing music Los Angeles has to offer on any random night, from Royal Blood at the Wiltern, The Two Tens’ album release show with The Katellas/Go Betty Go at The Satellite, and the looming Echo Park Rising, we’re remind just how many fantastic bands are all around us. Wednesday night, for […]

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Sandra B. Olinger |
Lorde, Solange, and Action Bronson Close Outside Lands 2017 – Day 3

On to day three, commonly known as “Sunday” to the real world. There was a definite different energy in the air, as much of the crowd was unaware of the extent of the activity happening in Charlottevile, NC the day before, and you could kind of see that a lot of people were “trying” to […]

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