Tag Archives: indie pop

Air Traffic Controller
Indie-pop duo Air Traffic Controller embark on new beginnings with Black Box

Hot New Music: Air Traffic Controller Drop “Black Box” Words: Steven Ward When it comes to the early-beginnings for any band or artist, there are always the few outlying but common stories of adopting nomadic lifestyles, sleeping in cars, selling their belongings, and generally what has become a cliche of the “struggling artist” model. Yet, […]

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Little Monarch
Hot Band Alert: Stream the premiere of Little Monarch’s self-titled debut EP

Dive Into Little Monarch’s Sun-Soaked Indie Pop Jams   Los Angeles-based indie pop trio, Little Monarch are dropping their self-titled debut EP tomorrow, but Grimy Goods has it available today for you to stream in full! The four-track EP kicks off with a brilliant track titled “No Matter What.” Setting a sweet, upbeat tone for […]

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The Temper Trap at The Observatory
Temper Trap let their waxing romances burn bright at the Observatory

For a venue that really likes give the fire marshall a heart attack by packing as many people as they can into one room, the Observatory was woefully empty Monday night as it welcomed back Australian indie-rockers The Temper Trap. The pit, which is typically a tightly squished wall of sweaty bodies for pretty much […]

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St. Lucia
Electrop pop sensations St. Lucia and BAIO dazzled crowds at the Wiltern

Tuesday night at the Wiltern felt like the weekend, according to the star of the night, Jean-Philip Grobler aka St. Lucia. He’s currently on a nationwide tour in support of his sophomore album, Matter, traveling for several weeks with his full band and BAIO, who has supported him at every date. For their stop in […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Grouplove
Grouplove get blissfuly messy with hometown show at Hollywood Palladium

Grouplove brought it home last Friday night as they performed to a sold-out and packed-out Hollywood Palladium, bringing the euphoric tangle of their ferociously celebratory indie-rock anthems to Sunset Blvd. Always a tumultuous hurricane of rabid shredding and spitfire vocal stunts, the Los Angeles-based quintet brought an overwhelming wave of energizing passion to their that reinvented every song […]

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The Head and the Heart
The Head And The Heart reveal a more bold, pop-friendly sound with Signs of Light at Greek Theatre

Last Friday, the Greek Theatre warmed up a cool fall night with two impressive performances by headliner The Head and the Heart, and supporting act The Tallest Man on Earth. The two acts, without a doubt, gave fans at the Greek a most blissful show experience. Kicking things off, The Tallest Man on Earth delighted […]

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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 |
Tegan and Sara at the Wiltern
Tegan and Sara dazzle at Wiltern with fan-pleasing show — performing all the nostalgic tracks and polished newbies

  The Wiltern was a night of nostalgia and powerful female vocals this past Thursday night as twin sister duo Tegan and Sara lit up the theatre with their timeless songs. But before taking fans on a ride through one of the best Tegan and Sara shows ever, Shura (aka Aleksandra Denton) primed the evening with […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Royal Canoe at The Hi Hat Los Angeles
Royal Canoe outgrow bar shows with their arena-ready sound at Hi Hat debut

About three songs into their set at the Hi Hat in Highland Park this past Friday, it became clear that Royal Canoe had graduated from playing small bars and clubs like the one they were currently in, and were pining for a venue that could hold their grandiose atmospherics. Surging forward on their washed out, […]

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Kishi BAshi photos
Joyous Melodies Await You on Kishi Bashi’s New LP Sonderlust

  For many readers, the name Kishi Bashi is not new. Kaoru Ishibashi has been making music under that moniker for a few years, releasing his debut LP, 151a, in 2012. But prior to that, people probably knew him as a member of of Montreal, or even from his days with Jupiter One, a group […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |