Live Concerts

Bleached at Echoplex -- Photo: Andrew Gomez
Bleached rattle the Echoplex, along with Regrettes and Upset

Los Angeles rockers Bleached play a powerful and passionate set at the Echoplex this past Thursday night. As usual, their stage was adorned with colorful flowers on their mic stand and drums, brightening up the Plex dungeon. Bleached started their energetic set with “Trying To Lose Myself Again” from their album Welcome the Worms. The […]

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Foxygen at Fonda Theatre -- Photo: Kim Zesbe
Foxygen dazzles Fonda Theatre with supporting acts Kingdom of Not and Gabriella Cohen

Saturday night Foxygen headlined a show at the Fonda Theatre for a dystopian future. Opening the show was Kingdom of Not a theatrical duo complete with masks and props and songs that seemed to have been stolen from a demented ten year old’s dreamscapes. Following, was Gabriella Cohen, whose tone felt like music from a […]

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DREAMCAR at Constellation Room -- Photo: Andrew Gomez
DREAMCAR knock out debut performance at Constellation Room

Supergroup DREAMCAR made their live debut at the Constellation Room in Santa Ana this past Wednesday night, kicking off two sold-out gigs at the intimate OC venue. DREAMCAR is No Doubt bassist Tony Kanal, guitarist Tom Dumont, drummer Adrian Young and AFI frontman Davey Havok. The formation of this supergroup brought all the die hard […]

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Crystal Fighters at the Observatory by Steven Ward
Crystal Fighters bring the Basque hills to Orange County for an alluring evening

Originally from London, the cultural fusion that is Crystal Fighter’s is something of a contradiction when held up against the urbanness covers not only the city where they started but many of their stops on their current tour. On one such stop, which took them deep into the grid of office buildings and warehouses that criss-cross […]

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Allan Rayman at the Troubadour shot by Danielle Gornbein
Allan Rayman brings his midnight confessionals to the Troubadour

With a croon that is as unique as Alt-J’s hoarse howler Joe Newman, the shadowy music of Allan Rayman is as much a reflection of his own low-profile emergence less than two years ago. Caught somewhere between the soulful inflections of R&B and hip-hop, wrapped-up ruggedly into a dark folk storytelling of his alter ego […]

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Bob Mold at The Echo -- Photo: Andrew Gomez
Drill Fest kicks off with smoldering performances by Bob Mould, Alina Bea and Immersion

Wire’s Drill Fest kicked off this past Thursday with performances by Bob Mould, Alina Bea and Immersion all at the The Echo! The first act of the evening at Drill Fest LA at was L.A.’s very own Alina Bea. As Alina took the stage, she resembles a sci-fi character with her hairstyle and piece of […]

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Sleigh Bells at the El Rey shot by Danielle Gornbein
Sleigh Bells bring the noise and fun to the El Rey, Tunde Olaniran opens with inspiring set

Los Angeles was in for one hell of a night at the El Rey this past Tuesday. Getting the crowd stirring was Flint, Michigan native, Tunde Olaniran. This man simply exudes power and resistance towards any hate and / or discrimination. His energy on stage demanded immediate attention of the sold-out crowd. With a heavy […]

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Danielle Gornbein |
Big Sean at Hollywood Palladium
Fans “Bounce Back” with Big Sean at sold-out Hollywood Palladium gig

Detroit rapper Big Sean sold out the Hollywood Palladium with opening artist Madeintyo from Atlanta Georgia. Before Sean came out and perform his kick ass set, the audience lit up the stage with their cellphone flashlights waiting for him to appear between the tall LED walls in the center of the stage. The lights finally […]

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Andy Shauf at the Regent shot by Danielle Gornbein
Andy Shauf murmurs his way through intimate Regent show, Aldous Harding leaves fans unnerved

Tuesday was a night of quiet at the Regent Theatre, as Canadian singer/songwriter Andy Shauf shared his little tales of regret and heartbreak with a sold-out show. Known for his unfiltered, stripped-down acoustic tunes, Shauf’s quivering croons are softly texturized by the presence of his clarinet backings that accompany him live. At times a haunting addition […]

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The Kills at House of Blues Anaheim - Photo: Steven Ward
The Kills consecrate new House of Blues Anaheim with 15th Anniversary show

If rock was ever deceased at some point, The Kills are it’s unruly resurrection. Celebrating their 15th anniversary with a slew of shows that included a stop at the newly opened House of Blues in Anaheim, duo Alison Mosshart and Jamie Hince consecrated the legendary venue with their rhythmic shredding. A band of dualities, The […]

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