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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 […]

Patricia Sanchez |
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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 […]

Kirby Gladstein |
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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 […]

Steven Ward |
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Lower Dens lights up Hollywood Palladium with their vocal sheen

Baltimore-based indie pop band Lower Dens warmed up a sold out Hollywood Palladium crowd Sunday night on what was the final day of Summer. The band snuck in a new album just before the close of the season, entitled The Competition, and though they only managed a half-hour set, they knocked out a few tunes from […]

Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
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Fell Runner bring joy and good tunes to their Monday night residency at Echoplex

You might think that Monday night was made for staying home and watching Netflix, but you would be wrong. This past Monday, the place to be was the Echoplex for Fell Runner’s Monday night residency! Grimy Goods presented the evening and Fell Runner, as always, delivered a solid performance and were accompanied by some quality […]

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Gang of Youths say yes to life at Roxy Theatre show

Wild-eyed and full of manic life, David Le’aupepe moves slowly through the sea of iridescent faces and outstretched arms that have marooned him in their affections. The innards of The Roxy Theatre have hit a fever pitch. And with sweat now dripping from his brow and mane—glistening reminders of the hour he’s just spent dancing […]

Steven Ward |
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Kills Birds Create The Perfect Tension and Harmony at Bootleg Theater Bar

This past Thursday, Los Angeles four-piece Kills Birds played the Bootleg Theater Bar stage in celebration of their newly minted debut LP. The self-titled album, which was produced by Justin Raisen (Kim Gordon, Yves Tumor, Angel Olsen), is exuberantly tight and unexpected. The set brought forth interesting time changes, emotionally compelling vocal parts, and slick […]

Sandra Burciaga Olinger |