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Princess Nokia. Photo by Farah Sosa
Princess Nokia drops slick confidence at at El Rey Theatre

With powerful confidence and expected hype, rapper Destiny Nicole Frasqueri aka Princess Nokia filled El Rey Theatre with an empowered crowd that raged and knew all the lyrics beginning til the end. Since early, the venue was packed getting down to dj / producer Suzi Analogue and her male dancers driving the girls in the audience […]

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Phoebe Bridgers at the Lodge Room shot by Danielle Gornbein
Phoebe Bridgers enchants the Lodge Room, joined by Conor Oberst

Eager music-lovers gathered in Highland Park this past Saturday night to catch a very special show. LA’s newest venue, the Lodge Room has picked up tons of exciting shows rather quickly and Saturday’s was one of the most anticipated. LA’s own Phoebe Bridgers booked the gorgeously renovated historic building for her album release show. Stranger […]

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Danielle Gornbein |
Thom Yorke fonda theatre
Thom Yorke Paves the Future of Live Electronic Music at the Fonda

News just broke that Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame 2018 nominees have just been elected, and Radiohead didn’t make the cut. Bon Jovi did, however. It’s shocking and frankly an embarrassment, but anyone who was at the Fonda Theater in Hollywood Tuesday night understands that such earthly rewards couldn’t begin to concern an aesthetic […]

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Jamie Lawlor |
Pussy Riot. Photo by Farah Sosa
PHOTOS: Pussy Riot smash Los Angeles debut at the Lodge Room with powerful performance

The freshly open LA venue, Lodge Room is just a bit over a month old and is already having hot sold-out shows. Last night, a Russian powerhouse came to town and landed in Highland Park. Pussy Riot, the protest punk rock band that has been openly political since inception came to the Lodge Room filling it with intensity. […]

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FarahSosa |
Angus & Julia Stone at the Fonda Theatre shot by Danielle Gornbein
Photos: Angus & Julia Stone and Luke Sital-Singh captivate fans at Fonda Theatre

In the midst of the tragic fires hitting Los Angeles this week, folks took a breather for a night of relaxation at none other than the Fonda Theatre in Hollywood. Warming the crowd up was the lovely Luke Sital-Singh. This London-native graced the room with his lush vocals and beautiful lyrics. Singh’s music actually streamed on […]

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Danielle Gornbein |
tUnE-yArDs at Moroccan Lounge by Andrew Gomez
Photos: tUnE-yArDs and Linafornia spark up a dance party at Moroccan Lounge

Last night, tUnE-yArDs played the Moroccan Lounge, Los Angeles in support of their upcoming album I can feel you creep into my private life. The night opened with up-and-coming producer Linafornia who loosened up the crowd with her bewitching beats and vintage soul claps. By the end of her set the Moroccan Lounge was was overflowing […]

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Kimbra
Kimbra and Molly DeWolf Showcase New Music at an Intimate Performance at the Winston House

The music scene on the west side is finally getting the respect it deserves through the Winston House party series. Based out of an actual house around the corner from Abbot Kinney, Winston House began in 2015 “with the mission to support young creatives by giving them couches to sleep on and weekly events to […]

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Zoe Elaine |
XXYYXX at The Regent Photo by House of Vivian
Photos: XXYYXX and Chrome Sparks serve infinite beats at The Regent

This past Thursday at the Regent in Downtown Los Angeles it was a beatyful night to remember. Both XXYYXX and Chrome Sparks filled the house with infinite dance tunes, and dark and moody sets. Without a doubt, Angelenos and fans from surrounding cities, we’re ready to dance — move and groove — and that’s exactly […]

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Sandra B. Olinger |
Silversun Pickups at the Theatre at Ace shot by Danielle Gornbein
Silversun Pickups light up Theatre at Ace in support of Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief

With Thanksgiving come and gone, Los Angeles gathered Saturday night, post the Black Friday huzzah for an incredibly necessary cause. Los Angeles favorites, Silversun Pickups put together an extraordinary show to help raise funds for Puerto Rico after the terrible hurricane a few months ago. 100% of proceeds from ticket sales went straight to the Hispanic Federation’s “UNIDOS” fund. Without a somber […]

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Danielle Gornbein |
Kishi Bashi
Kishi Bashi mesmerizes gently at intimate Constellation Room, premieres raw cut of Japanese-American internment documentary

Kishi Bashi, the stage name of singer/songwriter Kaoru Ishibashi, is one of the many multi-instrumentalists who’ve been floating around behind the scenes over the past decade that’s emerged in recent years as a solo artist with his own band. A founding member of indie-rock darlings Jupiter One, Ishibashi has also toured as a violinist for […]

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Steven Ward |
francine thirteen
Show Review: The ritual of Francine Thirteen, with support from Glitter Trails at the Satellite LA

The Satellite was never a venue I could pigeonhole for any particular genre. You may wander in and see a dream rock quintet, or even a mystical performance art piece, and possibly both on the same night, as it was this past Tuesday. Glitter Trails opened up for Francine Thirteen, covering both ends of the […]

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Zoe Elaine |
LCD Soundsystem at the Hollywood Palladium by Steven Ward
Bathed in the surreality of their return LCD Soundsystem open five-night residency at Hollywood Palladium

There is a surreality attached to the knowledge that LCD Soundsystem has a new album out and are currently wrapping up a five-night residency at the Hollywood Palladium. It was only six years ago that James Murphy and company gave what the world believed was their final concert in their spectacularly short-lived run as a band, […]

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Steven Ward |
Ariel Pink at The Regent — Photo: House of Vivian
Photos: Ariel Pink and Gary Wilson get weird at The Regent Los Angeles

Currently on tour in support of his new album Dedicated to Bobby Jameson, Ariel Pink lit up The Regent in Los Angeles with a fiercely vivid performance. The group delivered a raw and high energy set that had fans captivated. Wonderfully weird, you can never go wrong at an Ariel Pink show. Opening up for […]

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Sandra B. Olinger |
The Sounds at the Glass House -- Photo: House of Vivian
Photos: The Sounds at the Glass House — fierce kicks and sweet nostalgia

Swedish indie-rockers The Sounds have been together for twenty years, now just as much experts on the music circuit as they are about spending prolonged periods of time with other people. Touring in support of the band’s recent milestones, which included the ten year anniversary of their second album Dying to Say this to You, as well as […]

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Sandra B. Olinger |
Photos: Rhye hypnotizes fans at Moroccan Lounge with sensual charm

If you are from Los Angeles, or have been in this city for a while, you may be familiar with the corner of first street and Vignes, a venue that throughout the years has had different names and flavors.  Now, from the founders of Teragram Ballroom, it has been transformed into the Moroccan Lounge, an intimate […]

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FarahSosa |
The Drums at the Fonda Theatre shot by Danielle Gornbein
Photos: Nothing “Abysmal” about The Drums’ performance at Fonda Theatre

The Fonda Theatre in Hollywood was a packed house for three consecutive nights this past weekend for  none other than The Drums. We caught Friday night’s show and let me just say, it was incredible. Frontman Jonny Pierce never disappoints. The indie-pop crazers brought their latest tour in support of their newest and fourth record, […]

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Danielle Gornbein |
The Weather Station
The Weather Station and James Elkington Eased the Pain of LA’s World Series Loss at Bootleg Theater

Walking up to the Bootleg Theater on Wednesday night, the streets were quiet. Acoustic guitar was the main feature of the night, with emphasis placed on what felt like each individual string for both acts; James Elkington needed little else aside from the instrument and his voice, though The Weather Station performed as a four […]

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Zoe Elaine |
The Black Heart Procession at The Echo -- Photo: ZB Images
Photos: The Black Heart Procession celebrate 20 years of their debut album at The Echo

The Black Heart Procession wrapped up their West Coast tour this weekend. They were celebrating the 20th anniversary of their debut album which they played front to back at The Echo in Los Angeles this past Thursday. The mood was predictably dark and somber although it was adorable to hear the crowd murmur “it’s a […]

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Sandra B. Olinger |
Alice Coltrane Tribute
Red Bull Music Academy brings out the spirit of Alice Coltrane with beautiful tribute show

For the past month, Red Bull Music Academy creatively executed a music festival in Los Angeles in which all kinds of experiences took place. From underground to the sublime, the festival had it all.  On this occasion, I headed to celebrate the life and music of Alice Coltrane, the iconic harpist, pianist, composer, and wife of John Coltrane in […]

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FarahSosa |
Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival 2017 by Andrew Gomez
Photos: Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival bursting with all the flavors: hip hop, punk and Lana

This past weekend Tyler, The Creator and Goldenvoice teamed up for the sixth year of Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival at Exposition Park. The event drew contagious Tyler fans and hip-hop fans from around the globe. During both days of the festival, attendees were rushing back and forth from the Camp stage and Flog stage to […]

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