Live Concerts

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 |
Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Unknown Mortal Orchestra bring all the weird “sex & food” to the Wiltern

Touring their newest release, Sex & Food, psych-rockers Unknown Mortal Orchestra played The Wiltern in Los Angeles Friday night. From the faux plants to white shag carpet to a turntable and collection of accompanying vinyl, it was as if Ruban Nielson invited the entirety of the sold out crowd into his basement and said, “hey, […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
kelsey lu
Kelsey Lu Proves She’s on the Verge of Stardom at the Moroccan Supported by FUPU

For a Tuesday night, the Moroccan Lounge was buzzing particularly loudly. Kelsey Lu is a significant draw for audiences, with her growing reputation as a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter. She began as a cellist, studying classical composition as early as age six. Her mind continues to dip into that well of knowledge, giving her a unique […]

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Zoe Elaine |
Moon Honey
Moon Honey and The Entire Universe bring all the flashes of delight to Zebulon’s 1-year Anniversary Party

Moon Honey should be experienced live to fully appreciate their enchanting magic. Those who attended Zebulon’s one year anniversary show can attest to this. Their sorcery is woven into the exotic head pieces and waterfalls of fringe that adorn fairy-like lead singer Jessica Joy. Guitarist Andrew Martin competes for your attention with glamorous rock and […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Yeah Yeah Yeahs and LCD Soundsystem craze and amaze fans at Hollywood Bowl

On the second of two nights at the Hollywood Bowl with the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Young Fathers, LCD Soundsystem brought the dance-friendly sounds of American Dream to the LA masses. Of course, the hits had their moment too. But before LCD took the stage, Yeah Yeah Yeahs gave the group a tough show to […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Arctic Monkeys
Arctic Monkeys make their blissful return with Hollywood Forever Cemetery show

There was something wistfully poetic about the Arctic Monkeys making their return to Hollywood via a blistering sunset serenade amidst a collection of stone mausoleums in one of the city’s oldest cemeteries. Fronted by the irrefutably suave Alex Turner, the band has always exuded a certain melancholic sexiness, yet their performance at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery […]

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Steven Ward |
Bishop Briggs
Bishop Briggs brings her vocal powerhouse and candid charm to a sold-out Fonda Theatre

Hearts lit up Friday evening over at the Fonda Theatre for the wickedly talented Bishop Briggs. For those who arrived early, the show kicked off with a bang with musician Matt Maeson.The Virginia Beach native gave us tasty insight into his dark and creative mind. Through loud foot stomps and raw, gritty vocal stylings, it was no […]

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Danielle Gornbein |
Dream Phases
Dream Phases enchant a packed house at the Hi Hat with their psychedelic swirls of splendor

Dream Phases welcomed the birth of their latest 7″ release out on Lunar Ruins as well as the birth of their founding member Brandon Graham at The Hi Hat last Tuesday night. Under the cover of an oil light show by Stranger Liquids, the retro psychedelic tones of Dream Phases entranced the full house. Opening were […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Phoebe Bridgers at the Troubadour shot by Danielle Gornbein
Phoebe Bridgers closes out tour with sold-out hometown show at Troubadour

If you weren’t in West Hollywood on Saturday night, you missed out. The Troubadour housed budding Los Angeles star, Phoebe Bridgers. As the final night of her 41-date U.S. tour, the performance was a bittersweet homecoming. Packed tight in the intimate venue, the crowd awaited Bridgers, but got a real sweet start with Texas native […]

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Danielle Gornbein |