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Bonobo at the Ace Theater shot by Danielle Gornbein
Bonobo comes to life at Ace with strings, brass, vocals and oh-so-glorious sounds

It definitely was not your typical, mundane Monday evening at the Theater at Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. The beautiful movie palace hosted a sold-out show for Bonobo. The musical project is that of UK producer and multi-instrumentalist, Simon Green. Green has been one of this century’s downtempo leaders since his startup album Animal […]

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Danielle Gornbein |
Two Door Cinema Club at the Santa Barbara Bowl by Steven Ward
Two Door Cinema Club and Grouplove give Santa Barbara Bowl a dance party of a lifetime

There’s something about outdoor amphitheater shows that scream good lineups for concerts. Whether it’s the Greek Theatre and Hollywood Bowl in Southern California, or the much more secluded Santa Barbara Bowl a few hours north, there’s always those one or two concerts that boast two big names and try to play one off as an […]

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Steven Ward |
Joseph at Constellation Room -- Photo: Danielle Gornbein
Before sizzling at Coachella, sister trio Joseph deliver remarkable performance at Constellation Room

Just before taking the stage at Coachella, enchanting sister trio Joseph made a stop in Santa Ana this past Thursday evening. The very intimate Constellation Room briskly filled up as fans lit the room with sweet energy for a highly anticipated (and beautiful) performance. The Closner sisters from Portland, Oregon: Natalie, Meegan, and Allison are without […]

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Danielle Gornbein |
Future Islands at the Roxy Theatre by Steven Ward
Future Islands cut a rug (and Karate kicks) at Roxy Theatre

Sam Herring is a dynamo of unbridled delirium. When you walk away from a Future Islands concert–no matter how many times you’ve seen them live–you’re still left with your mouth agape. There are very few frontman who are as animated in their gesticulated expressions as Herring and while they were prepping for their Coachella appearances […]

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Steven Ward |
Vince Staples at Observatory Santa Ana -- Photo by Andrew Gomez
Vince Staples roars through stunning performance at Observatory Santa Ana

Long Beach rapper Vince Staples brought the Life Aquatic Tour to the Observatory in Santa Ana and dished out an energetic and visually stunning set. At 10pm sharp after a theatrical and bizarre performance from Kilo Kish the house lights dimmed and all eyes were on a giant panoramic split screen backdrop lit up with […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Radiohead at the Santa Barbara Bowl shot by Danielle Gornbein
Radiohead continues to dust off rarities and avoid the hits at Santa Barbara Bowl

Moving across the country like the swirling, ominous nebula of experimental rock that they are, Radiohead’s ongoing tour for A Moon Shaped Pool has been making constant headlines as they’ve continued to dust off rare tracks from their extensive discography. Their stop at the Santa Barbara Bowl was no different and their setlist was a particularly […]

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Steven Ward |
Senses Fail at When We Were Young Fest -- Photo: Steven Ward
Santa Ana gets the gritty rock festival it deserves with inaugural When We Were Young festival

As the bedrock venue for a large portion of the burgeoning punk rock and rap scene of Orange County’s counter-culture, the Observatory in Santa Ana tapped into its first niche audience with the 90’s/early 00’s R&B, soul, and hip-hop tailored Soulquarius late last year. Mosh heads and hardcore lovers wouldn’t have to wait long to earn […]

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Bleached at Echoplex -- Photo: Andrew Gomez
Bleached rattle the Echoplex, along with Regrettes and Upset

Los Angeles rockers Bleached play a powerful and passionate set at the Echoplex this past Thursday night. As usual, their stage was adorned with colorful flowers on their mic stand and drums, brightening up the Plex dungeon. Bleached started their energetic set with “Trying To Lose Myself Again” from their album Welcome the Worms. The […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Foxygen at Fonda Theatre -- Photo: Kim Zesbe
Foxygen dazzles Fonda Theatre with supporting acts Kingdom of Not and Gabriella Cohen

Saturday night Foxygen headlined a show at the Fonda Theatre for a dystopian future. Opening the show was Kingdom of Not a theatrical duo complete with masks and props and songs that seemed to have been stolen from a demented ten year old’s dreamscapes. Following, was Gabriella Cohen, whose tone felt like music from a […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
DREAMCAR at Constellation Room -- Photo: Andrew Gomez
DREAMCAR knock out debut performance at Constellation Room

Supergroup DREAMCAR made their live debut at the Constellation Room in Santa Ana this past Wednesday night, kicking off two sold-out gigs at the intimate OC venue. DREAMCAR is No Doubt bassist Tony Kanal, guitarist Tom Dumont, drummer Adrian Young and AFI frontman Davey Havok. The formation of this supergroup brought all the die hard […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
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