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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 Burciaga 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 Burciaga 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 Burciaga Olinger |