Live Concerts

Yip Yops
Yip Yops prove good things come from the desert with latest Echo residency night

Youngsters the Yip Yops have passed a lot of big milestones this last year from their first tour with local superstar Lauren Ruth Ward to the July residency spot at The Echo / Echoplex. The band has been gaining momentum and notable fans at a meteoric rate. Yip Yops are vox / guitarist Ison, drums […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
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Sylvan Esso outshine the stars above at Greek Theater LA

Despite a mid-afternoon brush fire near Griffith Park, the Greek Theatre kept its gates open and Tuesday night’s show prevailed! Starting the night off was the very talented Amber Coffman. The former guitarist/vocalist of indie rock band, Dirty Projectors went solo in 2017 after leaving the band. Her act is nothing short of dreamy. You can check out her debut record […]

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Danielle Gornbein |
Japanese Breakfast
Belle and Sebastian, Japanese Breakfast; the odd twofer that rocked the Observatory North Park

Every once and a while a tour will be announced that’ll throw together acts that’ll both make you do a double-take as well hand over all your cash. When Belle and Sebastian revealed they’d be doing dates with art-pop act Japanese Breakfast, it was a curiosity imagining the two playing back-to-back but also an irresistible […]

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Steven Ward |
Father John Misty at Hollywood Bowl
Father John Misty brings ‘God’s Favorite Customer’ to the Hollywood Bowl

As part of KCRW’s World Festival and kicking off their 2018 World Tour, Father John Misty played at the Hollywood Bowl Sunday night. Josh Tillman – the much-discussed singer/songwriter of the rock band – brought the sounds of his short (the album comes in at under 40 minutes), but melancholily-sweet new release, God’s Favorite Customer, […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
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Arroyo Seco Weekend day two finale solidifies it as SoCal’s premiere family festival

On its second and final day, Arroyo Seco Weekend was blanketed quite literally by fields upon fields of families setting up areas on the green from which to watch the day’s performers. With the two main stages placed relatively close from one another, there was an area between them that was perfect for fans to […]

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Steven Ward |
Arroyo Seco Weekend returns for second year with a delightful mash-up of rock, soul, and ska

When Arroyo Seco Weekend debuted last year with its stellar lineup, excellent food and alcohol options, and soothing Pasadena locale, it proved that a festival could offer the family-friendly environment of a picnic at the park on a large scale. Returning for its second year on the green that surrounds the Rose Bowl Stadium, day one […]

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Steven Ward |
A Place To Bury Strangers
A Place To Bury Strangers rip and roar through The Regent, SEXTILE and Prettiest Eyes support

A Place To Bury Strangers — Photo: ZB Images Saturday night A Place To Bury Strangers along with SEXTILE and Prettiest Eyes packed The Regent in downtown LA. Prettiest Eyes an electro punk/space LA band warmed everyone up with bassist/cowboy Marcos Rodriguez’s undulating hips and riffs, while keyboardist Paco Cassanova hid mysteriously behind his locks […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Yo La Tengo at Teragram Ballroom -- Photo: Kiby Gladstein
Yo La Tengo continue to impress fans with stellar performance at Teragram Ballroom

At first glance of the extensive assemblage of instruments on stage, one might assume indie rock trio Yo La Tengo is actually an octet. Prior to the show, murmurs among the crowd indicated many fans were attending both evenings of their two night stay at the Teragram Ballroom, solidifying LA’s contingent of the die hard, […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Speedy Ortiz at The Echo by Steven Ward
Speedy Ortiz overtakes The Echo with blistering bombast

The Echo played host to a flurry of female-fronted badassery ignited by indie-rock darlings Speedy Ortiz‘s stop there late Friday night. The band, led by Sadie Dupuis, let loose wave after wave of face-melting guitar work throughout their set, drawing from their recently released third album Twerp Verse. Hailing from the grungy, unpolished realms of indie-rock that […]

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Steven Ward |
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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 |