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Reignwolf pleasurably thrash the Fonda along with LA Witch and Irontom

Jordan Cook of Reignwolf can play guitar with one hand tied behind his back. During most of their set Friday night at the Fonda Theatre, his guitar dangled from his left hand with strap swinging behind like a tiger tail as he magically played dirty blues riffs while crooning into a mic held by his […]

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Cigarettes After Sex Seduce Sold Out Crowd at The Wiltern

Cigarettes After Sex serenaded and seduced fans at the Wiltern Thursday night. The sultry, ambient pop band originally from El Paso, Texas are just beginning their headlining tour supporting Cry, set for release October 25. If you missed their sold out LA show, they’ve got dates all over the globe through early April. The evening […]

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Vampire Weekend bring Harmony Hall and all the hits to Hollywood Bowl show

“And the stone walls of Harmony Hall bear witness.” So sings Ezra Koenig to an amphitheater of over seventeen-thousand faces, the words resounding off the stone floors of the Hollywood Bowl through the chilled air. And the lines of “Harmony Hall,” beyond its disillusionment with what should be considered sacred and righteous, carried an elusive […]

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BANKS captivates Hollywood Palladium with spellbinding performance

BANKS was absolutely mesmerizing at her sold out show at the Hollywood Palladium. Kevin Garett opened the night with his soulful piano. He played a nice blend of songs off his latest album Hoax and his earlier EPs. It felt fitting that his soft and heartfelt music would welcome in the crowd and ease them […]

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Cataldo Softly Rocks the Morrocan Lounge

Bringing sounds from the Pacific Northwest, singer/songwriter Eric Anderson and his Seattle based band Cataldo, softly rocked an attentive crowd Monday night at the Morrocan Lounge. The rustic and cozy venue rummanated with Anderson’s unique strain of happy/sad pop music along with the nostalgic musings of opening band, Plastic Picnics, whose vibe one fan described […]

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Talktime close Satellite Residency with Opus Vitae and Georgi Kay

Talk Time just wrapped up their month long residency at The Satellite with a final show including Opus Vitae and Georgi Kay. If you missed Talk Time, the band is quintessentially Californian with a beach-y experimental pop sound. Fronted by Edison Choi, Talk Time mixes tight harmonies with laid back guitar parts. The musical equivalent […]

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POND close out US tour at The Fonda Theatre with a colorful palette of sounds

The Aussie psych rock group POND made their way West and landed at the Fonda Theatre Sunday night, putting the cap on a brief US tour with a colorful palette of sounds. The band has a propensity for such things, as each release of theirs (particularly the latest two records Tasmania and The Weather) build […]

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Ohana Fest remains a mainstay for SoCal festivals with its dizzying trifecta of The Strokes, Eddie Vedder, and Red Hot Chili Peppers

Returning for its fourth year at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point the annual Ohana Fest remains a quintessential festival amongst the many that have cropped up in Southern California in recent years. With its placement on the shores of one of the state’s picturesque beaches, surrounded by palms, and constantly caressed by cool weather […]

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Bombay Bicycle Club Reunite with Devoted Fans at The Mayan

Kansas City based The Greeting Committee primed the crowd for Bombay Bicycle Club with. They gave more energy than I’ve seen out of any opening act, and that energy was certainly reciprocated from the rapidly filling crowd. The live performance among the young musicians on stage was tight technically and theatrically. Bombay Bicycle Club (named […]

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Of Monsters and Men bring their fever dream to the Hollywood Palladium

There was a time when Icelandic rock outfit Of Monsters and Men were being dubbed the next Arcade Fire. With the breakout success of their single “Little Talks” and their penchant for crafting colossal, folk-inclined anthems it was hard to argue with that sentiment at first. But even then the comparison–however much a compliment of […]

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