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Sleigh Bells at Teragram Ballroom - Photo by Maria Quintana
Sleigh Bells make fans feel like dynamite at Teragram Ballroom

Sleigh Bells joyfully tore up the Teragram Ballroom last night in Downtown Los Angeles. Packing the room with their thrashingly good vibes — everyone in attendance was feeling “like dynamite” after getting a much needed dose of the high energy band. Playing songs from their new album, Texi — Sleigh Bells also provides many bombastic […]

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Erykah Badu at Hollywood Bowl - Photo by Farah Sosa
Erykah Badu fills the Hollywood Bowl with warm nostalgia from her iconic catalog

Currently on her nationwide tour “Live from Badubotron” Erykah Badu took over the Hollywood Bowl last night. Like a storm, hitting the stage full of creative energy — Badu kicked off the show with live beat-making and a lengthy “hello” to the crowd. An early pioneer of the neo-soul movement, with a unique boho style […]

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Nation of Language at the Lodge Room by Steven Ward
Synth-pop trio Nation of Language gleam delirium at Lodge Room show

Brooklyn-born Nation of Language brought their gleaming indie-pop to the Lodge Room in Los Angeles last night, kicking off the first of two nights with a set that beamed fans through a synth-fantasia of their most euphoric tracks. The trio played songs from their electrifying debut LP Introduction, Presence, as well as from the half-dozen […]

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Arlo Parks at Moroccan Lounge
Luminous and triumphant Arlo Parks kindles a space of tenderness at Los Angeles debut at Moroccan Lounge, followed by the Echoplex

There is a profound level of intimacy kindled at an Arlo Parks show — and given the sheer weight of the 20-year-old singer and poet’s songs, there’s more than enough tinder to fuel her ardently human recitals. Luminous and triumphant, Arlo Parks was a hearth of lucid compassion, one that the sold-out crowd at the […]

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Serena Isioma at The Echo - photo by Ana Baca
Serena Isioma delivers spectacular performance at The Echo, like “really, really” spectacular

We’ve been waiting for Serena Isioma to perform in Los Angeles for quite some time, and last night, Angelenos finally got to see the beloved Chicago musician take the stage at The Echo. With an infectious smile and magnetic energy, the first-generation Nigerian-American brought the party as party of their ‘Dreamer’s Race to The Sunsets’ […]

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Lord Huron at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery by Steven Ward
Lord Huron give lovers and phantoms alike a reason to sway at Hollywood Forever Cemetery

If there ever was a more perfect venue for Lord Huron to offer up their haunting, vintage-rock love songs it was amongst the colossal stone crypts and tombstone fields of Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Bathed in the ghostly atmosphere of a blue California dusk, the band were a collection of animated phantoms under the smokey light […]

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Spoon at Teragram Ballroom 2021
Spoon make their return to Teragram Ballroom celebrating the venue’s 6-Year Anniversary

Spoon brought on all those nostalgic indie vibes last night at the Teragram Ballroom in Downtown Los Angeles. Coming off the heels of an epic performance at the Hollywood Bowl, the beloved indie rockers came through with a round 2 a the Teragram. Performing in celebration of the Teragram’s “5 Year Anniversary” (it was actually […]

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Lucy Dacus at Observatory OC by Steven Ward
Lucy Dacus brings her urgent anthems to the Observatory OC; Miya Folick floors the crowd with opening set

There is an urgency with which Lucy Dacus unwinds her poignant anthems that never fails to enrapture the crowds that find themselves the happy target of her beguiling lull. Whether hushed to silence by the woeful heartache that unfolds on “Christine,” or driven to shout-along to the Springsteen-esque rhapsody of “Hot & Heavy,” the crowd […]

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Brittany Howard
Brittany Howard Leaves Hollywood Bowl Attendees in Awe After a Soulful and Powerful Performance

Dazzling an audience with live renditions from her debut album, Jamie, solo artist Brittany Howard gave a world class performance at the Hollywood Bowl on Sept. 18. Her debut appearance at the famed venue was an awe inspiring event in which Howard channeled the essence of soul, funk, jazz, rock n’ roll and just about […]

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Glass Animals at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Glass Animals light up Hollywood Forever with the neon-blazing wonders of “Dreamland”

Renovating Hollywood Forever Cemetery with their eccentric and highly danceable pop-rock numbers into a technicolor dance floor, Glass Animals made sure the first of their two-night residency was a bombastic one. The last time they were in Los Angeles the four-piece, comprised of frontman Dave Bayley and his childhood friends: bassist Ed Irwin-Singer, guitarist/keyboardist Drew […]

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Future Islands at House of Blues Anaheim
Future Islands offer up a profoundly cathartic and explosive set at House of Blues

Future Islands made their bombastic return to live shows this week, kicking off their tour at the House of Blues in Anaheim to a sold-out and absolutely mad crowd. Led by the original mad lad himself, frontman Samuel T. Herring was as much a conduit for the riotous energies that were coursing through the crowd […]

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Foo Fighters at The Forum 2021
Photos: Foo Fighters rip and roar through The Forum celebrating 26 years

It’s been too long! The Foo Fighters ripped and roared through their set at the Forum in Los Angeles this past Thursday. In your face, no fucks given, the playful rockers gave fans that much needed burst of life they had been craving. And what better place to melt faces and spark some Foo joy […]

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Jelani Aryeh at The Echo
Jelani Aryeh is all love and smiles at sold-out headline show at The Echo LA

When Jelani Aryeh finally walked onto The Echo stage late Thursday night to a sold-out room, the crowd was already ravenous for the smallest morsel of slick indie-rock hooks he might dish out first. Opening with the first track off his debut album I’ve Got Some Living To Do, the incisively intropsective “Trunk Song,” there […]

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Katzu Oso at Grand Performances
Photos: Katzù Oso and Irene Diaz bring all the swoon-alicious jams to Grand Performances

Latinx musician Paul Hernandez, better known by his stage name Katzù Oso, delivered his vivacious and dreamy musical concoctions at Grand Performances this past Saturday. Serenading fans in both English and Spanish, Katzù Oso dropped delicious servings of colorful indie pop full of soft lush synths, drums and glistening guitar. Let’s just say it was a […]

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Photos: Enjambre bring the rock 'n' Español to the Regent Los Angeles
Photos: Enjambre bring the rock ‘n’ Español to the Regent Los Angeles

Mexican rock band, Enjambre put on quite the performance at The Regent last week. The band originally formed in Orange County, Ca (Santa Ana) and then returned home to México where they have since become one of México’s lauded rock bands. The Regent was Enjambre’s first stop of their U.S. tour. The band played songs […]

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The Bots at The Echo
The Bots give fans at the Echo a high octane dose of their forthcoming new album ‘2 Seater’

The Bots are back! With plans to end their hiatus with the release of their first album in seven years, the LA indie rockers just took on The Echo with a blistering performance. Celebrating the release of their latest singles, “Scatter Brains” and “Girl Problems” — the Bots gave fans a sneak peek at the […]

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Local Natives greek theatre pandemic return
Photos: Local Natives make their pandemic return with an emotionally blissful performance at the Greek Theatre LA

LA’s beloved Local Natives made their pandemic return last Saturday at the Greek Theatre Los Angeles. The sold-out performance was a touching one, as fans throughout the entire venue reveled in the beautiful serenades of Local Natives. Those lucky to attend this special performance were seen crying, smiling, hugging, singing in camaraderie — and just […]

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Photos: Son Rompe Pera, Subsuelo & Late Night Laggers heat up the Levitt
Photos: Son Rompe Pera, Subsuelo & Late Night Laggers heat up the Levitt with vibrant cumbia and then some

Hailing from Mexico City, and currently on their first U.S. Tour, Son Rompe Pera, make a stop at the Levitt Pavilion for a free show Saturday night. The music-filled evening began with DJ sets by Late Night Laggers and El Canyonazo from the Subsuelo crew. Their sets ranged from cumbia, hip-hop, house, reggaeton to dancehall, just […]

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Photos: Paranoias at Levitt Pavilion
Photos: Paranoias drop the ska and then some at Levitt Pavilion

Last Saturday, the Levitt Pavilion in MacArthur Park was a sight to see bustling with Angelenos dancing and feeling the joy on a warm summer night. Dominating the stage were LA’s very own The Paranoias. Breaking down the house with their vibrant Latin ska, fans were shakin’ up the Levitt dancing to the slick grooves […]

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Photos: Dilla Fest at Grand Performances feat. Talib Kweli, DJ Rhettmatic, lla J, Frank and Dank
Photos: Dilla Fest at Grand Performances lights up California Plaza in DTLA with Talib Kweli, Daru Jones, DJ Rhettmatic, lla J, Frank and Dank

Saturday night’s Dilla Fest at Grand Performances in DTLA brought out a full house and a stacked lineup of performers featuring Illa J, DJ Rhettmatic of The World Famous Beatjunkies crew, Frank and Dank, and headliner; Talib Kweli with a live trio including Daru Jones! Celebrating the life of J Dilla, fans came out in […]

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