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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 […]

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fell runner
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
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 […]

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kills birds
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 […]

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flying lotus
Flying Lotus at the Novo: a mystical homecoming full of otherworldly sensory explorations

As a lifelong Angeleno and having had a musical epiphany at the beginning of college in the Fall of 2007 and hungry for every piece of new indie music, I have had an affection and admiration for the music of Flying Lotus since his first track releases featured during bumpers on Adult Swim. It has […]

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Maggie Rogers at Santa Barbara Bowl
Photos: Maggie Rogers gives brilliant performance at Santa Barbara Bowl, joined by Now Now

Maggie Rogers delivered a most extraordinary performance this past Tuesday, Sept. 17 at the Santa Barbara Bowl. Joined by Now, Now as her supporting act, the two female powerhouses gave fans at the Santa Barbara Bowl a summer night to remember. Maggie Rogers is currently on tour in support of her album, Heard It in […]

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Quantic | Photo by Farah Sosa
Quantic and DJ Jeremy Sole scorch the Lodge Room in Highland Park with delicious Afro-Latin rhythms

Will Holland, better known as Quantic, is a prolific English producer and DJ. When his live show at the Lodge Room in Highland Park was announced, it was not surprising that it quickly sold-out. You never know what to expect at a “live” Quantic performance. It could be an amazing live band formed by the […]

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Explosions in the Sky deliver sonic bliss at Hollywood Palladium gig
Explosions in the Sky deliver sonic bliss at Hollywood Palladium gig

It was quite the festivity over at the Hollywood Palladium this past Thursday. Explosions in the Sky just kicked off their tour in celebration of their 20th year as a band. LA was only the second night out on the road and we couldn’t be more excited. Explosions in the Sky are one of my absolute favorite […]

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prophets of rage
Prophets of Rage “Make L.A. Rage Again” with epic showdown at the Mayan

In 2016, the supergroup Prophets of Rage was born out of combining forces with some of the greatest bands you will ever see. Since then, members of Rage Against The Machine, Cypress Hill and Public Enemy have been making the rounds combining forces in epic ways. When Prophets of Rage show at The Mayan in […]

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Pasadena Daydream Festival photos
Despite the heat, a sea of goths come out for Pasadena Daydream Festival featuring The Cure, Pixies, Deftones

Brookside, a golf course and country club bordering the Rose Bowl hosted the Pasadena Daydream Festival on Saturday August 31, 2019 and it was “Hot, Hot, Hot!!!” The lineup was hot; the setlists were hot. Everyone was hot. We’re talking literally and metaphorically here, though the setlists were probably just figuratively hot.  A legion of […]

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