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Spoon at Apogee
Spoon hail their return at KCRW’s Apogee Session

The dually historic and legendary Apogee Studios played host to KCRW’s intimate presentation of Texas’ indie rockers Spoon, offering a coveted look into the band’s upcoming release Hot Thoughts. Opening with two new songs, “Do I Have to Talk You Into It” and the eponymous “Hot Thoughts,” Britt Daniel revealed that for all the talk of […]

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The Shins at the Fox Theater shot by Danielle Gornbein
We get older, but The Shins’ music stays awesomely the same; exploding with Heartworms at Fox Theater

“You have to hear this one song; It’ll change your life, I swear.” The above line is from movie “Garden State” told by Natalie Portman’s character Sam, to Zach Braff’s character, Andrew in regards to the Shins’, “New Slang”. The exquisitely strange, The Shins are back at it with their first record in five years. To celebrate the […]

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Japanese Breakfast at Natural History Museum - Photo: Danielle Gornbein
Japanese Breakfast rattles some furry mammals at Natural History Museum gig

The Natural History Museum is back with the live music creating a fantastic space for its annual First Fridays series taking place the first Friday of each month until June. What could be better than late nights at the museum? Perhaps live music… Yes. Silly question. This past Friday, Japanese Breakfast held a great set […]

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Boiler Room heats up Club Bahia with Los Angeles stop featuring Buyepongo, Quantic and more

Boiler Room, the global music event made its way to Los Angeles last week. To score and invited to their coveted events, you must subscribe to their website and wait for an invite disclosing the location the day of the event. For this occasion, the epicenter was Club Bahia in Echo Park. By noon, guests had […]

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London Grammar at the Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever shot by Danielle Gornbein
London Grammar drops astonishingly flawless set at one-off Los Angeles gig at Masonic Lodge

London Grammar played a beyond intimate set at the lovely Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery last week. This British trio is comprised of friends, Hannah, Dan, and Dominic “Dot”. Having met at the University of Nottingham in England, they joined forces and began pursuing music together in London. The group made their EP debut in […]

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Rogue Wave at Troubadour -- Photo: Steven Ward
Rogue Wave turns sold-out night at Troubadour into 80’s time-capsule

Much like the lush collection of covers Rogue Wave just put out on the appropriately titled Cover Me–it was clear when Zach Rogue came out donning a turquoise, silk-sequin shirt and white pants that even the more nuanced pieces of their 80’s themed night would not be phoned-in. Known for their moving, lo-fi rock, it might not have been a […]

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Jens Lekman at Teragram Ballroom — Photo: Andrew Gomez
Jens Lekman brightens Teragram Ballroom with great new music and laughs

Swedish singer-songwriter Jens Lekman played a comical and charismatic storytelling set this past Monday at the Teragram Ballroom. In the early part of the swede’s performance he jokingly explained how recently Donald Trump gave a speech announcing the release of Jens’ album Life Will See You Now. Before diving into the new material he humored […]

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Buscabulla steam the Echoplex with their Latin-inspired electro pop, so much sensual sweetness

I closed the “love” month with Buscabulla, a wave of loveliness from Puerto Rico by way of New York. Grimy Goods recently interviewed the duo made up of Raquel Berrios and Luis Alfredo Del Valle, and without a doubt, this was a show not to be missed. With KCRW presenting the sold-out show at the Echoplex, the house was […]

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AFI at the Wiltern shot by Danielle Gornbein
AFI party like it’s 1999 — explosively impressive performance at Wiltern, Los Angeles

A Fire Inside aka. AFI ended their tour right here in Los Angeles last Friday and Saturday night. Catching the Friday performance was one for the books. People flooded into the Wiltern with much excitement to see The Blood Tour at its finest. AFI just released their tenth, self-titled, album. This band has stayed true to […]

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Rebel and a Basketcase at the Satellite shot by Danielle Gornbein
Rebel and a Basketcase steal the show and take zero prisoners at Satellite gig

They were just one of the openers, but nobody seemed to have relayed that message to dynamic duo Rebel and a Basketcase as they hit the stage at the Satellite Thursday night. Comprised around the talents of Evan Rachel Wood and Zach Villa, everything about the two screams 80’s rock and glam; from their very name (a […]

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