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Cherry Glazerr at Figat7th
FIGFEST Kicked off their annual free summer concerts with a packed opening night feat. Cherry Glazerr and Liily

This past Friday, Figat7th was the place to be! The shopping center’s annual free summer concerts series, FIGFEST kicked off with two fiery performances by LA’s very own Cherry Glazerr, and raucous up-and-comers Liily. Liily The first night of FIGFEST at Figat7th got started with Liily. They may be all but in their late teens, […]

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Best Coast at Summer on 7th Inner-City Arts
Inner-City Arts’ Summer on 7th bustles with joy with performances by Best Coast and Shannon and The Clams

Inner-City Arts opened their campus for a fundraiser on Saturday night. Summer on 7th promised a musical lineup that brought a crowd of a thousand people to their rooftop show, but there was plenty to take in before the music began. The attendees milled around the classrooms and art spaces with opportunities to view art projects […]

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Sandra B. Olinger |
yip pops band
Yip Yops take that stage as two at The Satellite, and still light shit up

Thursday night was a fun combo of favorites at The Satellite. The Yip Yops appeared in their new slimmed down version. Ison Van Winkle and Ross Murakami have gone out on their own Murakami on drums and manning a laptop and backing vocals while lead singer Ison switches between synth and guitar. The duo has […]

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Broken Social Scene at The Fonda
Broken Social Scene consume fans at Fonda Theatre

The first of three nights in Los Angeles, Broken Social Scene consumed patrons of the Fonda Theatre with their grand orchestrations. Wednesday’s iteration of the amorphous Canadian musical collective featured various makeups of eleven musicians. Twenty years deep in the game, their unfaltering live performance was evidence these guys don’t show any signs of slowing […]

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Mattiel at The Echo
Mattiel lights up The Echo with her sun-baked rock

LA’s rock loving scene, converged at the Echo this past Tuesday to catch a rad performance by Atlanta based Mattiel ahead of the release of her new album Satis Factory. Raven Artson started the evening up, playing to a thin crowed that grew steadily. Moonwalks was up next. With almost 700 monthly listeners on Spotify, […]

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The Stiches at Echoplex -- Photo by ZB Images
Friday Night Left the Echoplex in Stitches

Friday night was a solid four-band line up at the Echoplex. Opening the night were The Brutalists, a bit of LA Guns with a smidge of Quireboys with some dirty post punk and a dash of ska. Next up were LA natives, Cheap Tissue, who turned up the energy and made the transition to total […]

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Joshua Tree Music Festival with kids
Joshua Tree Music Festival: This is How You Music Festival with a Baby

We recently ventured to the beautiful desert for the Joshua Tree Music Festival. If you’ve never been, let me tell you right now, it is quite the extraordinary music festival experience. And best of all, especially for us parents, the Joshua Tree Music Festival is hands down the best music festival to take your baby, […]

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Sandra B. Olinger |
The Hives at Fox Theater Pomona
The Swedish Invasion Annihilates Fox Theater Pomona with Exhilarating Sets by The Hives and Refused

Southern California’s temperatures have been below average for the past couple of days. Meteorologists suggest this is due to some uncharacteristic storms coming in from the Pacific, while music fans know that the ‘rock gods’ are merely making the hot California experience more palatable for two of Sweden’s best bands. The official Swedish Scream Team […]

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Wallows at Fonda Theatre
Wallows charm adoring fans at packed Fonda Theatre gig

LA local band Wallows delivered a strong set of rock-n-roll to the loud adoration of their fans at the Fonda this past weekend. Before going their separate ways for the long weekend, Los Angeles’ hippest youth lined up for two days of Wallows at the Fonda. Wallows has been around on the local scene for […]

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Santigold
Santigold shimmers “10 Years Golder” at Hollywood Palladium

There is something about Santigold and the Hollywood Palladium. When her album 99cents came out, it was there where Los Angeles gathered for an explosive show. Now, Santigold returned to this venue, equally packed and relevant to her fan base. With familiar and new sounds, Santigold’s delivery seemed even stronger and rather mature. Santigold’s “10 […]

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Mating Ritual band
Mating Ritual Makes Pappy & Harriet’s Debut and Packs The House

“Mezcal, soda, lime.” “Woo! Thank you, do you guys have Wifi?” “We do…but if it doesn’t work it’s because you’re on a mountain in the middle of the desert with no service.”  The bartender at Pappy & Harriet’s winked, knowing she was right. It didn’t work, but who cares; I was miles out of Los […]

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Johnny Marr at House of Blues Anaheim
Johnny Marr charms adoring fans at House of Blues Anaheim

The people of Orange County, California showed up to see This Charming Man, Johnny Marr and his band play and the House of Blues Anaheim. The show did not start without a hitch, unfortunately the House Of Blues had audio issues and the show started about thirty minutes late. The crowd stayed cool and calm […]

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Delacey at Peppermint Club
Delacey makes a soulful debut with an intimate performance at the Peppermint Club

If you haven’t heard “My Man” by emerging artist Delacey, stop everything in your life and give it a listen.  She brings a fresh take to a classic ballad theme, beseeching a supermodel to refrain from stealing her man. Last Thursday Delacey performed an intimate 30-minute set at the Peppermint Club.  This small venue was […]

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Sandra B. Olinger |
combo chimbita
Combo Chimbita and El Sancha bring the Mystical Heat to The Echo

Combo Chimbita‘s new album Ahomale is out now on ANTI- Records and they brought it to The Echo with all kinds of fire. Lead singer Carolina Oliveros captivated the audience with her raw strength. The intensity of her performance along with the entire musicianship provides a unique and elevated experience to their latest mystical sounds. […]

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The Chemical Brothers at The Shrine Expo Hall
The Chemical Brothers and The Black Madonna wax endless euphoria at Shrine Expo

The Chemical Brothers brought the dance party to a packed crowd at the Shrine Auditorium.  Black Madonna welcomed the crowed with a pounding 1.5-hour set.  She had a blast spinning deep cuts and new favorites. Black Madonna clapped along to the beat and a huge smile would flash across her face when she dropped into […]

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Sandra B. Olinger |
Glitter Wizard at The Factory
Glam Punks Glitter Wizard Conjure Chaos and Doom at The Factory

When invited to a show put on by a fella named Shitshow your curiosity should demand that you attend because it’s likely going to be noteworthy. When that fella also is known for his live music photography you can be assured it’s been well vetted. Saturday night at The Factory, a punk d.i.y. warehouse venue, […]

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chaos chaos band
Chaos Chaos celebrate new single at The Hi Hat

With a name like Chaos Chaos one might expect more chaos. The LA-based duo performed at The Hi Hat this past Friday night. Chaos Chaos is made up of features sisters Asya Saavedra on keys and drummer Chloe Saavedra who have spent a lifetime being at the right place at the right time which led […]

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Vampire Weekend at the iHeart Radio Theater shot by Danielle Gornbein
Vampire Weekend back and better than ever — Ace iHeartRadio Theater LA gig

It was an exciting night to say the least over at the iHeartRadio Theater LA in Burbank this past Thursday! New York’s own Vampire Weekend graced the stage with their presence for a thrilling album release party! Vampire Weekend has returned celebrating their fourth record Father Of The Bride. It was a long awaited release […]

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L7 at The Monty Bar Photo by ZB Images
L7 shred the tiny Monty Bar in Los Angeles for a record release show full of blissful fury — ‘Scatter the Rats’ indeed

There has been a trend in the Los Angeles music scene of bands and festivals finally including more women in their line ups. In fact it’s almost unusual now to see a band with nothing but dudes. The women in these bands only had a handful of female-fronted acts to look up to when they […]

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Just Like Heaven Fest photos
Just Like Heaven Fest lets fans bask in the afterglow of nostalgia-dripping bands, songs, and moments

Descending upon the Long Beach shoreline for what in retrospect feels like a cruelly brief moment, Just Like Heaven Fest was true to its name in delivering the sublime in blissful fashion into the ears of its attendees. Boasting all the benefits that have made mini-one-day festivals so vogue in recent years—from tight-lineups comprised of […]

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