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Cal Jam ’17 becomes rock-‘n’-roll’s honorary capital for one day

Cal Jam ’17, the lovingly curated festival put on by Foo Fighters, made its debut in San Bernadino, CA this past weekend as it unleashed its wildly anticipated lineup of some of rock’s biggest ambassadors. It was a night of giants, with Dave Grohl and company closing out the night with the likes of Queens […]

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Santa Ana gets the gritty rock festival it deserves with inaugural When We Were Young festival

As the bedrock venue for a large portion of the burgeoning punk rock and rap scene of Orange County’s counter-culture, the Observatory in Santa Ana tapped into its first niche audience with the 90’s/early 00’s R&B, soul, and hip-hop tailored Soulquarius late last year. Mosh heads and hardcore lovers wouldn’t have to wait long to earn […]

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Cage the Elephant and Portugal. The Man bring down the roof at Shrine Auditorium

In an epic one-two sucker punch that left fans teetering between insanity and ecstasy, Cage the Elephant and Portugal. The Man left the Shrine Auditorium a heaping pile of rubble in the wake of their concert Tuesday night. Between the kinetic force of Cage the Elephant’s frontman Matt Shultz and the body-warping, bluesy-psychedelia of Portugal’s rock […]

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Cage the Elephant inspires madness at iHeartRadio Theater LA

I’ve seen a number of shows at the awesome iHeartRadio Theater LA in Burbank, but none of them matched the intensity of Cage the Elephant’s performance Wednesday night. While most crowds are somewhat subdued for these intimate performances, the crowd for Cage the Elephant was raucous from the get-go. Wearing a black blazer, singer Matt […]

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The Weeknd, Florence + The Machine, Cage the Elephant among chief Hangout Fest acts

Among the dozen or so festivals I covered for Grimy Goods in 2015, the beach-side Hangout Fest stood out as easily the most unique and definitely one of the most memorable of the bunch. When Beck’s fest-closing set ended last year, I was already making plans to come back in 2016. Headlining the 2016 edition […]

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Win Tickets to Cage The Elephant at IHeartRadio Theater LA

Calling all Cage The Elephant fanatics! iHeartRadio LIVE series featuring Cage The Elephant at the iHeartRadio Theater in LA on January 20th at 7 PM is going to rock your world. We caught Cage The Elephant last year and boy did these Grammy nominated alt-rockers really show us a good time with their raucous sold […]

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Cage the Elephant’s raucous sold-out El Rey gig promises a strong 2016

Cage the Elephant began their banner 2015 by celebrating a Grammy nomination. On Sunday night at the El Rey Theatre, they showed fans that the future looks bright for the alt-rock five-piece as they performed some songs from their upcoming album Tell Me I’m Pretty — due out December 18 and produced by The Black […]

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BottleRock Napa begins with a literal black eye, ends on high note

Cage The Elephant Of all the festivals I’ve covered in May (Shaky Knees in Atlanta, HangoutFest in Gulf Shores, Sasquatch at The Gorge), BottleRock Napa Valley’s was the one I was most intrigued to discover what the demographic would be. Napa is bougie wine country, and BottleRock was being pitched as a family festival, so […]

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Cage The Elephant at The Observatory: Late, but totally worth the wait

Cage The Elephant Delay after delay kept Grammy nominated Cage the Elephant from the stage at The Observatory in Santa Ana last night. First, it was the delay of doors pushed back an hour creating an insane line that snaked through the parking lot. Then it was the delay of actually letting people into the […]

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Cage the Elephant slays private performance at Sonos Studio

Cage the Elephant is up for a Grammy this weekend for Best Alternative Music Album for their album Melophobia. Performing an intimate acoustic gig at Sonos Studio, the Kentucky-bred rockers proved their mettle in front of a packed house. Vocalist Matt Schultz is known for his crazy stage antics and he more than made do with the […]

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