Live Concerts

Rico Nasty at Outside Lands - Photo: Tom Dellinger
Outside Lands Day 2 – The Good times continue with Lizzo, Rico Nasty, Vampire Weekend, Dr Dog and more

The weather continued to be on our side on Saturday as Outside Lands continued to offer up great music throughout the day and into the night. The crowds seemed to have swelled a little from Friday and everything went off perfectly. Great Halloween costumes were everywhere and the party vibe was infectious.  In a festival […]

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Remi Wolf at Outside Lands 2021
Photos: Outside Lands Day 1 Highlights — Remi Wolf, Sharon Van Etten, Bartees Strange, Khruangbin and more

As everyone begins to feel their way into the new world of “almost” post pandemic it’s worth noting that nothing is the “same as it ever was” (sorry David Byrne). And as the big music fests put their feet into the water, Outside Lands was noticeably different from years past. Make of it what you […]

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The Strokes at The Forum - Photo: Maria Quintana
Photos: The Strokes drop all the hits at The Forum, King Princess opens with beautiful performance

The Strokes brought their iconic indie rock to the Forum last night for a spectacular show that etched a beautiful memory in the hearts of all the fans in attendance. Playing fan favorites like “Juicebox” “Bad Decisions” “Reptilia” “Last Nite” and many more — The Strokes gave fans exactly what they’ve been craving during this […]

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Phoebe Bridgers at the Greek Theater by Steven Ward
Phoebe Bridgers illuminates night one of her sold-out Greek Theater shows with “Punisher”

Less than an hour away (depending on traffic) from the Pasadena Farmers Market where she used to busk, Phoebe Bridgers stepped onto the Greek Theatre for the first of two sold-out nights like the returning hometown hero she was. Dressed in what’s become their official-unofficial uniform, the skeletal bodies of Bridgers and her band were […]

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Sleigh Bells at Teragram Ballroom - Photo by Maria Quintana
Sleigh Bells make fans feel like dynamite at Teragram Ballroom

Sleigh Bells joyfully tore up the Teragram Ballroom last night in Downtown Los Angeles. Packing the room with their thrashingly good vibes — everyone in attendance was feeling “like dynamite” after getting a much needed dose of the high energy band. Playing songs from their new album, Texi — Sleigh Bells also provides many bombastic […]

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Erykah Badu at Hollywood Bowl - Photo by Farah Sosa
Erykah Badu fills the Hollywood Bowl with warm nostalgia from her iconic catalog

Currently on her nationwide tour “Live from Badubotron” Erykah Badu took over the Hollywood Bowl last night. Like a storm, hitting the stage full of creative energy — Badu kicked off the show with live beat-making and a lengthy “hello” to the crowd. An early pioneer of the neo-soul movement, with a unique boho style […]

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Nation of Language at the Lodge Room by Steven Ward
Synth-pop trio Nation of Language gleam delirium at Lodge Room show

Brooklyn-born Nation of Language brought their gleaming indie-pop to the Lodge Room in Los Angeles last night, kicking off the first of two nights with a set that beamed fans through a synth-fantasia of their most euphoric tracks. The trio played songs from their electrifying debut LP Introduction, Presence, as well as from the half-dozen […]

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Arlo Parks at Moroccan Lounge
Luminous and triumphant Arlo Parks kindles a space of tenderness at Los Angeles debut at Moroccan Lounge, followed by the Echoplex

There is a profound level of intimacy kindled at an Arlo Parks show — and given the sheer weight of the 20-year-old singer and poet’s songs, there’s more than enough tinder to fuel her ardently human recitals. Luminous and triumphant, Arlo Parks was a hearth of lucid compassion, one that the sold-out crowd at the […]

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Serena Isioma at The Echo - photo by Ana Baca
Serena Isioma delivers spectacular performance at The Echo, like “really, really” spectacular

We’ve been waiting for Serena Isioma to perform in Los Angeles for quite some time, and last night, Angelenos finally got to see the beloved Chicago musician take the stage at The Echo. With an infectious smile and magnetic energy, the first-generation Nigerian-American brought the party as party of their ‘Dreamer’s Race to The Sunsets’ […]

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Lord Huron at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery by Steven Ward
Lord Huron give lovers and phantoms alike a reason to sway at Hollywood Forever Cemetery

If there ever was a more perfect venue for Lord Huron to offer up their haunting, vintage-rock love songs it was amongst the colossal stone crypts and tombstone fields of Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Bathed in the ghostly atmosphere of a blue California dusk, the band were a collection of animated phantoms under the smokey light […]

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Spoon at Teragram Ballroom 2021
Spoon make their return to Teragram Ballroom celebrating the venue’s 6-Year Anniversary

Spoon brought on all those nostalgic indie vibes last night at the Teragram Ballroom in Downtown Los Angeles. Coming off the heels of an epic performance at the Hollywood Bowl, the beloved indie rockers came through with a round 2 a the Teragram. Performing in celebration of the Teragram’s “5 Year Anniversary” (it was actually […]

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Lucy Dacus at Observatory OC by Steven Ward
Lucy Dacus brings her urgent anthems to the Observatory OC; Miya Folick floors the crowd with opening set

There is an urgency with which Lucy Dacus unwinds her poignant anthems that never fails to enrapture the crowds that find themselves the happy target of her beguiling lull. Whether hushed to silence by the woeful heartache that unfolds on “Christine,” or driven to shout-along to the Springsteen-esque rhapsody of “Hot & Heavy,” the crowd […]

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Brittany Howard
Brittany Howard Leaves Hollywood Bowl Attendees in Awe After a Soulful and Powerful Performance

Dazzling an audience with live renditions from her debut album, Jamie, solo artist Brittany Howard gave a world class performance at the Hollywood Bowl on Sept. 18. Her debut appearance at the famed venue was an awe inspiring event in which Howard channeled the essence of soul, funk, jazz, rock n’ roll and just about […]

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