Live Concerts

Conner Youngblood
Conner Youngblood delivers magical performance at Moroccan Lounge (he is one interesting, kind soul)

Conner Youngblood moves through time with the stillness of a forest. The quiet, wild-haired musician seems like a visitor to earth imagining what places might be like in a 5th-element-Leeloo-way, Googling an image searching to satisfy his wanderlust. These musings are then interpreted into his music which is layered like the sounds of the wilderness […]

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Middle Kids at Echoplex
Middle Kids enrapture L.A. fans at the Echoplex with their delicious indie pop

Australian indie rock group Middle Kids wrapped up their US tour Friday night at Echoplex in Los Angeles. Touring their debut full0length record released in May, Lost Friends, it seemed as if the Aussies had gained an entire venue’s worth of new friends. With chops ranging from singer and classically trained pianist Hannah Joy, to […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Nine Inch Nails
Nine Inch Nails rock fans into a sweaty ecstatic frenzy at Hollywood Palladium

In today’s political climate it’s nice to have music to turn to that shares the sentiment that all has gone to shit. Nine Inch Nails has had our backs through all the worst times in life since the late 1980’s. Fortunately, Trent Reznor decided that their farewell tour of 2009 was more of a see […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Lauren Ruth Ward at El Rey
A Whole Lotta Love Fills the El Rey for Lauren Ruth Ward’s headline show

It hasn’t even been two years since Lauren Ruth Ward, supported LP, opened at the EL Rey and yet this headliner’s star has risen significantly since then. At the time she was still a bit unknown on the LA scene but Thursday night at the El Rey was a celebration of those that have been supporting […]

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Kim Zsebe |
Shallou at El Rey
shallou’s bedroom recordings come to blissful life at the El Rey

On the first of two evenings in Los Angeles, shallou performed to a sold out crowd at the El Rey last week. The second to last show of his Souls world tour was set to begin at 10:10. Perhaps due to the rain, the venue was noticeably empty until right before shallou took the stage […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Boygenius
Boygenius wax all the radiant feels at the Wiltern

Los Angeles received the best holiday present ever Friday evening. The supergroup of our dreams finally debuted live and the show served as the best the year had seen. Boygenius started as a perfect joke over the summer between fast friends and musical goddesses, Phoebe Bridgers, Julien Baker, and Lucy Dacus. What came from the […]

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Danielle Gornbein |
Jorja Smith at the Wiltern
Jorja Smith smolders the Wiltern Los Angeles with fabulous performance

Following the Thanksgiving holiday, the Wiltern hosted the first of two sold-out evenings with the 21-year-old rising R&B talent, Jorja Smith. The beautiful songwriter has earned loads of brilliant acclaim since her debut album Lost & Found released back in June. With a packed theatre, Smith completely spellbound the audience for a little over an […]

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Danielle Gornbein |
POND at The Regent
POND bring the party to the stage and floor at The Regent, Los Angeles

Psychedelic rockers from Perth, Western Australia, Pond, played a raucous show at The Regent DTLA Tuesday night. The crowd undulated for the entirety of the set; frontman Nick Allbrooks’ distinctive dance moves and banter from the band riled them up continuously. By the end of the show it had been decided, this was the most […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Iceage
Photos: Iceage with Surfbort and The Black Lips at The Regent

Iceage, Surfbort and The Black Lips took over The Regent last week for quite the eventful night of live music. The energy of the three bands was phenomenal. Their unique combination offered such an enveloping and rugged sound that fused perfectly together. Together, all three bands were essentially one big powerhouse. Unfortunately, the crowd was […]

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Petit Biscuit at Fonda Theatre
Petit Biscuit celebrates his birthday with a smashing performance at Fonda Theatre, Hollywood

Well into the last leg of the Presence North America tour, Petit Biscuit played the first of two shows at the Fonda in Los Angeles Saturday night. The French Moroccan DJ and producer, Mehdi Benjelloun, had much to celebrate besides the sold out show. Not only was November 10 the one-year-anniversary of the release of […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
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