Live Concerts

MIYAVI at the El Rey Theatre
Powerhouse MIYAVI lights up the El Rey with guitar shreds and gusto

MIVAYI might not be a household name in the States, but the fans who packed the El Rey for his Los Angeles tour stop have been in the know of this Japanese-born international guitar god for some time. MIYAVI has been a solo artist since 2002 and is known to his fans as the “Samurai […]

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BAYNK
BAYNK lays down the sensual soundscapes at Teragram

New Zealand producer and rising artist known for his sensual textures and layered electronic arrangements, BAYNK (aka Jock Nowell-Usticke) transported the crowd at Teragram Ballroom to a dance party on a beach. Los Angeles crowds can be rather stoic at times, but that wasn’t the case Saturday night. The room was at a capacity perfect […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
The Coathangers at Teragram Ballroom -- Photo: John Furth
The Coathangers celebrate new album at Teragram Ballroom with Prettiest Eyes and Trap ps

The Coathangers brought the volume and energy to the Teragram Ballroom Thursday night. The band was supported by Prettiest Eyes and Traps PS — both put on a a hell of show as well. After opening on a slow song, the three Atlanta-based rippers launched into heavy rocking music. The energy was palpable as Julia Kugel lead […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
King Tuff
King Tuff and Tropa Magica get the party started at Troubadour

The Troubadour was slowly filling as King Tuff  and opener, Tropa Magica (fka Thee Commons) lined up across the infamous West Hollywood stage. The six-piece band (Tropa Magica) complete with keyboards and violinist immediately warmed up the crowd with their care-free party vibes. Tropa Magica’s music is described as psychedelic cumbia-punk and they are one hundred percent […]

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Kim Zsebe |
Panda Bear at Lodge Room
Panda Bear brings out the Buoys at Lodge Room

Panda Bear just wrapped two Los Angeles shows at the Lodge Room in Highland Park and they were straight dope! From the electronic sounds emanating from the speakers to the vibe-y light show — Noah, aka Panda Bear, brought his new album Buoys to life. Buoys is Noah’s first full-length release since 2015’s groundbreaking Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper and directly follows […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Mike Krol at The Bootleg Theater
The Power Chords Were on Fire — Fans from all over the map came to see Mike Krol’s L.A. gig at the Bootleg

Mike Krol’s show at The Bootleg was an all-ages gig. The type of show where the kids show up early to snag spots in the front row and hold those positions the whole night so they might get a chance to see an idol up close.  As far as idols are concerned Mike Krol is […]

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Le Butcherettes at The Moroccan Lounge
Fierceness takes over the Moroccan Lounge with performances by Le Butcherettes, Stars at Night and The Tissues

This past Tuesday night, the Moroccan Lounge was packed with fans who had shown up early to get a good spot to see the splendor and carnal energy of Le Butcherettes. Teri Gender Bender the founding member and heart and soul of the band is known for her wild stage antics and although their new album […]

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Flat Worms at Zebulon -- Photo: Megan Hullander
Flat Worms Celebrate New Record with Electrifying Performance At Zebulon

To celebrate their electrifying new record on Friday, Flat Worms hosted a rip-roaring show at Zebulon with support from Kaz Mirblouk and Automatic. For the entirety of the show, audience members were shoulder-to-shoulder with one another – allowing for some serious bouncing. Produced by Ty Segall, Flat Worms fractures through listener-comfortability with their frenetic ear-busting […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
The Schizophonics at The Hi Hat
The Hi Hat was shaking with The Woggles, The Schizophonics and The Two Tens

The Woggles may not be a household name but they have been an active band for over 30 years and they are not slowing down a bit. The garage rock veterans consist of “The Professor” mighty Manfred on lead vocals, Dan Elextro on drums, Buzz Hagstrom on Bass and Flesh Hammer on guitar. I’m thinking […]

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The Dils at the Casbah in San Diego Photo by ZB Images
The Dils: Preserving Punk for The Next Generation — photos from recent Los Angeles and San Diego gigs

Recently, in the middle of Chinatown, a phoenix rose from the ashes at The Grand Star Jazz Club. It had been 40 years since the world heard Chip Kinman play songs from his legendary punk band The Dils. After the loss of his brother, founding member Tony Kinman (Tony 19), earlier this year and at […]

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Kim Zsebe |
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