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Lauren Ruth Ward at El Rey
A Whole Lotta Love Fills the El Rey for Lauren Ruth Ward’s headline show

It hasn’t even been two years since Lauren Ruth Ward, supported LP, opened at the EL Rey and yet this headliner’s star has risen significantly since then. At the time she was still a bit unknown on the LA scene but Thursday night at the El Rey was a celebration of those that have been supporting […]

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Shallou at El Rey
shallou’s bedroom recordings come to blissful life at the El Rey

On the first of two evenings in Los Angeles, shallou performed to a sold out crowd at the El Rey last week. The second to last show of his Souls world tour was set to begin at 10:10. Perhaps due to the rain, the venue was noticeably empty until right before shallou took the stage […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Femi Kuti by Farah Sosa
Femi Kuti & the Positive Force dose the El Rey with good vibes and hope

Femi Kuti & the Positive Force are no strangers to Los Angeles. The son of Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti, came to the El Rey Theatre drawing fans eager to hear the message on from his latest album One People One World. Singing about hope, but also sharing the dark political realities of Africa and Nigeria, Femi […]

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Bomba Estereo, Farah Sosa
Bomba Estéreo light up the El Rey with all the good vibes: love, positivity and dance

If you were seeking a dose of feel good, high energy music on a weekday, Bomba Estéreo at the El Rey was the place to be last week. The venue, packed at capacity with fans of the Colombian Grammy nominees, served as a gathering of dancers, lovers and Bomba followers. The vibe was unreal. The charm and […]

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Tory Lanez
Jessie Ware, Cashmere Cat, Ryn Weaver, Tory Lanez deliver the goods at El Rey for Friends Keep Secrets showcase

Thursday night, producer Benny Blanco’s label Friends Keep Secrets held a special showcase at the El Rey Theatre. It shined a light on the present and also showed the future is very bright after featuring a slew of performances from Jessie Ware, Cashmere Cat, Ryn Weaver, Tory Lanez and other special drop-ins. Rising pop star […]

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Cage The Elephant
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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meg myers
Meg Myers to headline El Rey Theatre in November

Los Angeles alternative rock favorite Meg Myers will headline the El Rey Theatre on November 17 in support of her upcoming album Sorry. Myers has been a favorite of Grimy Goods since she played at Bardot’s It’s a School Night last February. The El Rey gig will be her largest headlining set in Los Angeles, and it’s […]

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LA Mala Rodriguez
La Mala Rodríguez stings the El Rey with a powerful Spanish hip hop performance

Mala (Spanish for bad) Rodríguez (born Maria Rodríguez), belongs to a wave of female hip hop artists making noise world wide. Born in Cadiz, Spain, she is part of a generation that built their own identity rhyming about strength, social issues, rough lifestyle vs the money-making hip hop we get bombarded through the ole American mainstream. […]

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Hundred-Waters
Despite an LA audience that didn’t know how to STFU, Hundred Waters puts El Rey crowd into trance

If I was to guess what music would sound like in the year 2200, it would resemble something like Hundred Waters. Combining electronic and folk music seamlessly, the Florida four-piece delivered a hypnotic set at the El Rey Theatre on Friday night. Playing material from their 2014 release The Moon Rang Like a Bell, Hundred Waters […]

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Courtney Barnett’s shares new video “Pedestrian at Best,” announces debut full-length

Photography by Misha Vladimirskiy Melbourne alternative indie rocker Courtney Barnett has released a new video for her track “Pedestrian at Best,” while at the same time announcing the release of her debut full-length album Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit for Mar. 24 via Mom + Pop Music. Barnett has blown up the last few […]

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