Live Concerts

Wayne Kramer, MC50 at Ford Theater
Wayne Kramer of the MC5 rocks the Ford Theatre with his MC50 tour

Wayne Kramer has been kicking out the jams for 50 years and to celebrate he gathered some pals like the good old days in Detroit basements to play some music. The show at the Ford Theatre this past Friday was part 50-year-anniversary of MC5 (MC50 at this show) and part benefit concert for Jail Guitar […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Interpol at Hollywood Bowl
Interpol bring darkness and light to the Hollywood Bowl

With a bright disco ball shooting rays of light on a rather dark Hollywood Bowl stage, Interpol made their entrance in support of their new album Maruader. We last caught the band on their 15th anniversary tour for Turn On The Bright Lights — and while this Hollywood Bowl show was in support of their latest album Maruader, theproverbial “bright […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
B52s at Greek Theatre LA
Boy George bewitches the Greek with pure charisma, B-52’s shine on

Time travel was the theme of the night at the B-52s’ Greek Theatre show with Boy George. There was an enthusiastic crowd looking to go back to a time when things were a bit more carefree. A time before we all had cellphones or even an email address and you really could escape your life […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Music Tastes Good
Music Tastes Good 2018 full of soul and swagger with performances by Janelle Monae, James Blake, Lizzo and more

Music Tastes Good — Photo: David Fisch Though the summer has officially come to a close, music festival season is still very much in session, as Music Tastes Good in Long Beach showed this past weekend. In its third iteration by the Marina, Music Tastes Good 2018 did a fine job blending variety and diversity […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Beck at Hollywood Bowl
Beck shows fans “where it’s at” with epic Hollywood Bowl show including DJ set by St. Vicious (aka St. Vincent)

It would be asking too much of an artist to pack all of your personal favorites of theirs into one set, but Beck managed to do so at the Hollywood Bowl Friday night. Presented by the LA Phil, celebrating it’s 100th year, perhaps it was this occasion, which marked Beck’s return to the Bowl in […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Death Cab For Cutie at the Hollywood Forever
Death Cab For Cutie perfectly set the mood at Hollywood Forever Cemetery

What better way to bring in the weekend than with some of our favorite alt-rockers, Death Cab For Cutie? The correct answer is no better way. We were lucky enough to catch the Washington-natives’ special show at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery right here in Los Angeles. The intimate lawn setup can be creepy at times but […]

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Danielle Gornbein |
The National give fans at Santa Barbara Bowl one helluva show, Matt Berninger charms with performance and banter

When the opportunity comes to see The National under the stars you take it. Saturday evening was our shot. Following a two-night stint at the Hollywood Palladium, Matt Berninger and crew took their show to the beautiful Santa Barbara Bowl. Nestled between a hilltop and a quaint neighborhood, the unique, winery-esque venue has you instantly feeling good. Along for a few shows […]

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Danielle Gornbein |
Arcade Fire at the Greek Theatre LA
Arcade Fire revisit “Funeral” in its entirety at Greek Theatre

Last Thursday’s Greek Theatre show marked the first of three final appearances by Arcade Fire before the band takes an extended hiatus in preparation for their next record, and the send-off was highlighted by a playthrough of their first album Funeral in its entirety. Emerging onstage in formal wear and a Funeral-esque patch of artwork illuminated behind them, the […]

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Steven Ward |
Blood Orange at the Greek Theatre
Blood Orange plays Negro Swan magnificently at Greek Theatre LA

Blood Orange Shines with Empress Of and MadeinTYO at Greek Theatre LA Friday night was a perfect excuse for a dance party at the Greek Theatre. Blood Orange made his final stop along his first leg North America tour. The nearly sold-out show began with good friends MadeinTYO and Empress Of. MadeinTYO was first and […]

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Danielle Gornbein |
Foster the People
Foster the People bring their “Sacred Hearts Club” to the Observatory

Sacred Hearts Club, the title of Foster the People’s third album, has begun to take on new meaning with each subsequent show the band plays in support of the record. Cutting the proverbial rug last night at the Observatory in Santa Ana, Mark Foster and his band of synth-peddling romantics have clearly breathed into existence […]

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Steven Ward |
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