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Fashion at the 2014 Sunset Strip Music Fest: Less dirty glam, more hipster chic

It seems that the theme for this year’s Sunset Strip Music Festival was “change”. As the legendary strip undergoes some heavy changes this year, the music still lives on and so does the fashion. It may not be as shimmery glam or dirty leathers as past years, but the fashion scene at this past weekend’s […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
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BEDROCKtoberfest goes out with ferocious bang from Head Wound City

BEDROCKtoberfest went off this past Saturday at Bedrock LA in Echo Park. Nick Zinner, the guitarist of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs handpicked this year’s acts to include Cherry Glazerr, Deap Vally, Black Sabbitch, DJ Soft Touch and his very own shredful and recently reunited supergroup, Head wound City. There was even a bunch of magic […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Sunset Strip Music Festival Day 2: Out with the old, in with the new

After lamenting the demise of the Sunset Strip in my review of day one, I took note of the fact that lineups between day one and day two were perfectly crafted for two very different types of audience. While day one catered to rock and roll purists, day two focused on the future of music […]

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Beck ramps up energy at Orpheum with mix of old classics and new grooves

Over the course of two hours on an evening out at The Orpheum Theatre, it becomes quite clear how wide-ranging the musical stylings of Beck really are. Looking dapper in a black suit jacket and pants, the 44-year old hometown hero played through a lot of stuff from his most recent release Morning Phase before […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
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Sunset Strip Music Festival Day 1: saying goodbye to the old strip

I felt a strong urgency to attend this years Sunset Strip Music Festival. With so many changes happening in the area, it’s hard to see anything left of the Sunset Strip I grew up with. Like most things Los Angeles, investors and city planners have their sights set on a historic slice of the city […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
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CHVRCHES put on a PDA-inducing performance at the Hollywood Palladium

Depending on who is playing, a concert can be a difficult place to bring your struggling relationship. Friday night at the Hollywood Palladium, I saw first-hand the ramifications of this as a couple next to me went through a wide range of emotions during CHRVCHES‘ fantastic 13-song set. This show served one of the last two […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
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Monarchy and J. Laser fire up the Echoplex with pure dance fever

Straight from London, UK, Monarchy blessed the Echoplex with their groovy synth-pop hooks this Thursday to instill the spirit of dance in the West Coast before the summer’s end. Earlier on, M83’s multi-instrumentalist Jordan Lawlor dropped onto the stage with his new electronic solo project, J. Laser. The Los Angeles local launched a unique mix […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
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Karen O Gives a Stunning Performance Of Crush Songs at Masonic Lodge

I have a confession, dear Internet. Lately, it has been difficult for me to love music with the same fervor I once did. Much of this is due to recent global events that, try as I might to ignore them, have seeped into my consciousness making me painfully aware of the limitations of the musical […]

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Jeff Tweedy and son team up for new album, Sukierae

When I worked on something with my dad when I was 19, it was never anything as cool as what Spencer Tweedy has going with his pops, Jeff Tweedy of Wilco. On Sept. 23, the two will release the album Sukierae, an impressive family project that also features vocal contribution from Lucius’ Jess Wolfe and […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
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Pond release free download of new single “Waiting Around For Grace”

Pond is the primary creative outlet of Joseph Ryan, Nick Allbrook and Jay Watson. Based out of the psychedelic mecca of Perth, Australia the group has always held close a fascination with space-odyssey synths and cataclysmic walls of sound — like a spacecraft crash landing on a foreign planet. On their newest release, “Waiting Around For […]

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Ziv Biton |