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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 […]

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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 “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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Daniel Caesar
Daniel Caesar at Greek Theatre LA — A true aural gift for anyone lucky enough to witness live

The Greek Theatre has had quite the concerts calendar lately. The streak was still going strong this past Monday night with the exceptional Daniel Caesar. The GRAMMY award-winning musician sold the show out with little to no hesitation. When this show and a massive tour were announced at the end of June, they were so […]

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Josef Leimberg by Farah Sosa
Josef Leimberg wraps Skirball’s Sunset Concerts with brilliant performance

The Skirball Cultural Center reached its final show of the 2019 Sunset Concerts series with trump-player-lyricist-producer-extraordinaire, Josef Leimberg. The evening was filled with an attentive crowd immersed in his Afro futuristic sounds. Accompanied by a full band, Leimberg dazzled the audience with tracks from his solo debut album ‘Astral Progressions,’ and his much-anticipated forthcoming album, ‘The […]

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Kyle Craft
Kyle Craft and Showboat Honey drop that sweet-as-honey glam rock at Moroccan Lounge

Friday night in Downtown LA was one worth going out for. The Moroccan Lounge hosted a night that was warm as whiskey in your belly. With his signature glam-rock sound, Kyle Craft and his band, Showboat Honey, filled the music hall with eager listeners. Having just released his third record, self-titled for his new band, […]

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