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Courtney Barnett at the Ace Hotel by Steven Ward
Courtney Barnett electrifies at Ace Hotel show; Bartees Strange opens with sonically spectacular performance

Courtney Barnett, the deadpan strummer of poetic reckonings of life big and small, opened the first of two nights at the Ace Hotel in true splendor. Armed with her guitar, an untethered croon, and her resplendent band, the Australian singer/songwriter spent the night whittling away at the hearts that sat in the darkened theater. With […]

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Remi Wolf at Outside Lands 2021
Photos: Outside Lands Day 1 Highlights — Remi Wolf, Sharon Van Etten, Bartees Strange, Khruangbin and more

As everyone begins to feel their way into the new world of “almost” post pandemic it’s worth noting that nothing is the “same as it ever was” (sorry David Byrne). And as the big music fests put their feet into the water, Outside Lands was noticeably different from years past. Make of it what you […]

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Bartees Strange shares another rollicking, stadium-sized anthem with new single “Weights”

Earnest rocker Bartees Strange has shared a thundering new anthem with the release of his new single “Weights,” as well as a deluxe version of his emphatic debut Live Forever which comes with reworks of “Flagey God Redux” and “Free Kelly Rowland.” On “Weights” Strange has crafted another stadium-sized rollicker, his ever galvanizing wails sprinting […]

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Courtney Barnett adds second LA date at the Ace with WARPAINT

One show at the Ace wasn’t enough! Courtney Barnett has added a second headline show date at the Theatre at Ace Hotel! Barnett will headline the Ace on Dec. 9, joined by local faves, WARPAINT. Tickets to Courtney Barnett at the Theatre at Ace (both shows) go on sale to the general public on Friday, […]

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Bartees Strange returns to “Mustang” on transformative new anthem

Bartees Strange, the Oklahoma-raised crafter of propulsive indie-rock, has shared a preview of his upcoming debut album in the form of a new single and video for “Mustang.” A driving, colossally anthemic ode to the town in which Bartees grew up in–one whose predominantly white population made him feel an all too familiar pressure and […]

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Bartees Strange Covers The National to Subvert the White Indie Scene on Say Goodbye to Pretty Boy EP

The phrase ‘representation matters’ has gained popularity of late, a rallying cry that accompanies demands that Hollywood diversify casting. Though the symptoms are different, an issue of representation persists today in the music industry as well. The ratio of white executives to executives of color at the most powerful companies is troublingly high, but even […]

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