Tag Archives: experimental

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Premiere: Arthur King Offshoot Trio Releases a Focused New Video

LA’s staple experimental group, Arthur King and the Night Sea, has become the namesake for a semi-new series of releases on Dangerbird Records, and the new material is more than worthy of their title. While Arthur King is typically an 8-piece group, their newest iteration is as the trio of Peter Walker, David Ralicke, and Danny […]

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Lodge Room Hosted the Ethereal Sounds of Jenny Hval and Briana Marela

When anticipating a Jenny Hval concert, it’s hard to know what to expect. Listening to her records will certainly give you a leg up, but it is impossible to predict what kind of performance she has planned. At Resident, she performed with just her longtime collaborator Håvard Volden; at the Broad, she had three other […]

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Show Review: The ritual of Francine Thirteen, with support from Glitter Trails at the Satellite LA

The Satellite was never a venue I could pigeonhole for any particular genre. You may wander in and see a dream rock quintet, or even a mystical performance art piece, and possibly both on the same night, as it was this past Tuesday. Glitter Trails opened up for Francine Thirteen, covering both ends of the […]

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Geneva Jacuzzi at The Broad -- Photo: Jason Lindley
Honoring an Icon: Broad Summer Happenings Pays Tribute to Nico with Performances by Jenny Hval, Geneva Jacuzzi and more

If you’ve not yet been to the Broad downtown, consider a visit this summer at an installment of the aptly titled Summer Happenings at the Broad. The museum currently features a number of notable exhibits, including Jeff Koons with those picturesque tulips and Michael Jackson and Bubbles; several pieces by Roy Lichtenstein; and of course […]

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Stream Shabazz Palaces’ new song “Shine A Light” — LA Date at The Regent

Shabazz Palaces are back at it with a lovely new song titled “Shine A Light.” Fused with old school melodies and that signature psychedelic-super-galactic Shabazz sound, the track features the velvety vocals of Thaddillac. The duo made up of Ishmael Butler and Tendai Maraire will be dropping their new album Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star on July 14 via Subpop Records. […]

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Not looking back: the U.K.’s Wire still going strong forty-years into their evolving sound

Words: Steven Ward  Even if you’ve never delved very deep into the historical roots of the budding punk scene that developed in the UK during the 1970s, chances are if you’ve been a fan of rock music in the last four decades, you’ve had a taste of Wire. Attributed to expanding the sonic limits of […]

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Dot Hacker featuring Josh Klinghoffer (Red Hot Chili Peppers) pack the Echo for anticipated performance
Dot Hacker return with new track “C Section” — new album N°3 out Jan. 20

Los Angeles experimental rockers, Dot Hacker are kicking off the new year with a new track titled “C Section.” Clocking in at about six and half minutes of melodic splendor, the new songs arrives from Dot Hacker’s forthcoming album N°3, out January 20, 2017 via ORG Music. The release follows Dot Hacker’s two-part album, How’s […]

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Hot New Music: Ricky Eat Acid’s “Talk To You Soon” comes to stunning tangible life at Union

You could call Ricky Eat Acid (birth name: Sam Ray) an OG at this point – the Maryland-based musician has been cranking out a singular, all-encompassing form of laptop electronica since 2011, far predating the current wave of bedroom experimentalists. His latest, the Terrible Records-released Talk To You Soon distills many of the styles he’s flipped […]

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Jenny Hval press photo 2016
Jenny Hval and Dinner Come Together at Resident to Light Up a Dark Week

This week marked the first since daylight savings time ended. We are in the middle of an extreme second summer, and yet the days are dark before I even have a chance to enjoy the sun. After Tuesday, it feels like a metaphorical darkness is also here to stay, and it seems that no one […]

Bon Iver at Hollywood Bowl
Bon Iver, Patti Smith Bestow Freedom Through Music at the Hollywood Bowl

Bob Dylan once said that “passion is a young man’s game.” Patti Smith is not young, nor a man, and yet her passion onstage is more genuine than any modern performer’s. This was evident in her short performance before Bon Iver last Sunday at the Hollywood Bowl. She will be turning 70 years old this […]

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