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Ben Harper
First night of Ben Harper’s reunion with Innocent Criminals receives heavy praise at The Fillmore

Ben Harper had not performed with The Innocent Criminals since 2008. On Wednesday, they proved they hadn’t lost a step — nor had their fan base forgotten about them — at the first of four straight nights at The Fillmore in San Francisco. Many would suggest that Harper’s best work came while working with the […]

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Kali Uchis brings fans and Tyler, The Creator on stage at packed Echo show

Monday night, there was a line like I’d never seen wrapped around The Echo to see Colombian-born and Virginia-bred singer Kali Uchis. Playing to a mostly younger crowd — which undoubtedly played perfectly into the hands of her 9 p.m. start time — Kali Uchis proved to be quite a performer with a large following […]

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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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Oakland’s G-Eazy lights up Fox Theater Pomona, joined by special guests Too $hort and Kehlani

After witnessing his performance Friday night at the Fox Theater in Pomona, one thing has become abundantly clear: Oakland rapper G-Eazy has arrived. Beginning a tour that will return to L.A. with shows Feb. 3 and Feb. 4 at The Wiltern, G-Eazy put together a fantastic and memorable hour-and-a-half long set, with some help from his friends. […]

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Ryan Adams and Jenny Lewis take chemistry from studio to stage at Fox Theater

It wasn’t enough that Ryan Adams produced Jenny Lewis’ career-defining album The Voyager released earlier this year. Adams went ahead and brought Lewis on tour with him — and the magic that was made in the studio translated to the stage Thursday night at the Fox Theater in Pomona. Lewis took the stage first and started her […]

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fleetwood mac
Fleetwood Mac rock The Forum like it’s 1979

In order to see Fleetwood Mac at The Forum on Friday night, I had to give up my New Year’s Eve so that someone else would cover my shift on short notice at my full-time job. After seeing them play nearly three hours on the first of two nights at The Forum, I can say […]

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Ben Howard spreads magic at sold-out El Rey Theatre performance

I didn’t know very much about Ben Howard going into his show last Monday at the El Rey Theatre. I’d taken a quick listen to his latest album I Forget Where We Were and saw how quickly tickets were gobbled up to his one of two U.S. shows this month and was very intrigued. What […]

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La Roux transforms the Fonda Theatre into an upbeat “Sexotheque”

Tuesday night, English synthpop export La Roux rocked The Fonda Theatre like gangbusters. Where Kylie Minogue left things with European dance pop, La Roux picked it up and has taken it to another level. What you get with La Roux on album is surprisingly close to what you get on stage. Singer Elly Jackson’s vocal […]

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