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Grimes with Born Gold and Lady Tragik at the Echo – Photos & Show Review – Feb. 24, 2012

It amazed me that this petite and adorable girl on stage at the Echo, performing with ultimate swagger was 23 years old. At first glance, the Canadian Montreal-based musician—Grimes (Claire Boucher) looks as young and lively as a 15-year-old girl. She has a sweet face and appears almost chipmunk-like as her ears poke out of her […]

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Unknown Mortal Orchestra with White Arrows and TRMRS at the Echoplex – Photos – Feb. 25, 2011

Talk about a stellar line up of bands that shred in their own unique style, last Saturday, Feb. 25, the Echoplex was popping off with the sounds of Unknown Mortal Orchestra, White Arrows, TRMRS and Hollerado. Yep! It was pretty rad. If you weren’t there, check out the awesome photos below—they’re magical. You might get […]

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Budos Band at the Echoplex – Photos & Show Review – Feb. 24, 2012

The Budos Band is the quintessence of Staten Island soul. Drums, bass, guitar, bongos, congas, trumpets and more were heard LOUD and PROUD at the Echoplex spreading the epidemic of “Budos Fever.” This all-instrumental Afro-soul band directly from New York, rocked the house along with opening act Ethio-Cali Ensemble, lead by L.A.’s own trumpet arranger Todd […]

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Built To Spill at the Glass House – Photos – Feb. 22, 2012

Built To Spill headlined the Glass House in Pomona this past Wednesday, Feb. 22 with a two-hour set of straight shred. It was an amazing show! Check out the photos below. Photography: Cassie LaRussa    

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Rebirth Brass Band at the Echoplex – Photos – Feb. 12, 2012

The Grammy-winning Rebirth Brass Band brought their sweet sounds of New Orleans to L.A. when they headlined the Echoplex last Sunday, February 12. Rebirth Brass Band has been bringing the funk for over 25 years and the party at the Echoplex was full of vibrant good vibes. The big ensemble bustled with life and were fresh with a contemporary feel […]

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Contest: Win tickets to Fun. at the 987FM Hollywood Tower Penthouse – Feb. 20, 2012

The  987FM Hollywood Tower Penthouse is hosting a “fun” show this Monday, Feb. 20 and we really mean FUN. New York indie-pop rockers, Fun. will be performing a private show on top of the roof and we have your hook up to the show! 987FM always throws it down proper with complimentary drinks, food and of […]

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James Mercer of The Shins at the 987FM Hollywood Tower Penhouse – Photos & Show Review – Feb. 7, 2012

James Mercer of the Shins came to the 987FM Hollywood Tower Penthouse this past Tuesday, Feb. 7 for a very intimate private performance; and let me tell you, it was amazing. All eyes were on Mercer as he warmed our hearts with his endearing and gentle vocals. Aside from playing new songs such as “Simple […]

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The Features with Duniven at Bootleg Bar – Photos – Feb. 2, 2012

The Features blasted through the Bootleg Bar this past Thursday February 2. with a packed show in support of their album, Wilderness. The vibrant Nashville-quartet pumped out some roaring melodies and foot-stomping sounds that put fans in wholesome frenzy of good ole fun. Supporting The Features were Duniven. The two bands put on a fully engaging performance. Check out the photo […]

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Wolves in the Throne Room with Chelsea Wolfe at the Echoplex – Photos – Jan. 26, 2012

It was an evening of neo goth and black metal as Wolves in the Throne Room and Chelsea Wolfe took the Echoplex by storm (an epic dark storm). Chelsea Wolf was dark and lovely, as always. The girl has such a beautiful, yet daunting voice. She truly sends chills down your spine. She was definitely the […]

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Portlandia: The Tour at the Echoplex – Photos – Jan. 17, 2012

“The Dream Of The ’90s Is Alive In Portland.” Portlandia is a follow up to the Fred Armisen (SNL)/Carrie Brownstein (Wild Flag, Sleater-Kinney) comedy collaboration, Thunderant. In the new IFC series, the pair lovingly skewer the people and values of Portland, Oregon by introducing us to Portland archetypes like a militant bike messenger, feminist bookstore […]

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