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Phantogram
Phantogram gives fans at the Observatory a crazy cool taste of Three

Orange county’s Observatory reached max capacity Sunday night for alt synth pop duo, Phantogram. Their performance was a thrilling one right from the jump. From the crazy cool images projected on the backdrop, to leading lady Sarah Barthel’s fierce getup (patent leather thigh-high boots included), Phantogram gave one helluva performance. Touring in support of their third […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Glen Hansard at the Wiltern
Glen Hansard invites fans into his home for a night of folk storytelling at The Wiltern

Glen Hansard was supposed to perform a concert at The Wiltern Theatre on Friday night, but instead, the Irish singer/songwriter invited the crowded venue into what felt like his own home, by the fire, for a night of lilting storytelling.   The tall, bearded Irishman, a man who quit school at the age of thirteen to […]

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The Album Leaf
Fans at Teragram Ballroom get blissfully lost “Between Waves” with The Album Leaf 

Downtown LA was in for a very special treat Tuesday evening as The Album Leaf took over the Teragram Ballroom for an epic night of music. San Diego’s Jimmy LaValle is the incredible mastermind behind The Album Leaf’s music. Not always this calm with his art, LaValle was actually behind numerous experimental hardcore projects prior […]

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Cold War Kids at Fender Hollywood Opening
Cold War Kids and Bleached christen the new Fender Hollywood

What a beautiful night to celebrate Fender’s new offices right in Hollywood. Last Thursday, invited guests poured in to peruse the incredible new lot filled with gorgeous guitars as well as architecture design. Sipping on cocktails and socializing among recognizable faces such as Ryan Adams and Bobb Bruno of Best Coast, the night was surely just beginning. And that was […]

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Bayside at the Regent Theater
Photos & Review: Bayside Rip Through Epic Set at The Regent, The Menzingers Kick Things Off Feverishly

Downtown LA’s Regent Theater was straight up sucker punched with some punk-driven tunes this past Wednesday night. NYC’s pop-punk rock n’ rollers Bayside ripped through the stage with support of opening act The Menzingers. Kicking off the heavy festivities, The Menzingers started the night on a fierce foot. Part of the Epitaph Records family, these proud Philly boys got the […]

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Grimes at FYF 2016 in Exposition Park, Los Angeles
Photos: FYF Fest with Kendrick Lamar, Tame Impala, Air, Grimes and more

With little fanfare or hurrah, FYF 2016 began without a hitch and under blissfully temperate weather for a Los Angeles summer. No longer contained within the small confines of Exposition Park, the festival has made its home around the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum quite cozily, utilizing the structures’ bathrooms (no porta-potties, hurray!) and elliptical map […]

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Julien Baker at the El Rey Theatre
Julien Baker Bewitched Audiences at the El Rey Ahead of FYF Performance

When I walked into the El Rey Theater on Thursday night, I accidentally bumped into someone near the bar, which prompted an automatic “sorry!” as I shuffled away. If I had lingered, I would have commented on his t-shirt, which read: SAD SONGS MAKE ME FEEL BETTER. That shirt was not a coincidence; the three […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Passenger at the Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever
Passenger comforts fans at intimate Masonic Lodge show with extraordinary performance

Nestled in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, the very quaint Masonic Lodge flooded in with listeners of all ages on an extraordinary Tuesday evening. Better known by his stage name, Passenger, Mike Rosenberg was back in Los Angeles. This being my fourth or fifth time seeing this musician, you could say I was pretty excited. I’ll […]

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lucy dacus
Lucy Dacus delivers warm and gorgeously impressive performance at The Echo

Lucy Dacus had the Echo completely enamored Friday night. The Richmond-based musician is definitely one to keep a solid watch on. Warmly welcomed by the crowd, her set began with her distinctly sharp and crisp vocals. I was instantly caught under her spell and carried away into the many stories she had to share that […]

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Chance The Rapper at Outside Lands Music Festival photos
Photos: Outside Lands Day Three with Lionel Richie, Ryan Adams, The Muppets and more

Walking through the main gates of Outside Lands, for the final time that weekend I found myself greeted by the expressionless stare of the large Range Dave statue that stood at its entrance. The enchant of Golden Gate park’s woodland grove was nearing its end, but the festival still had a few magical moments in […]

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