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the villagers
Calexico at The Regent: An exotic blend of global music from new LP “Edge of the Sun”

Calexico has been making music for a couple of decades. They are generally classified as indie rock although as they blend country, jazz, rock and more—you come to realize that their music spectrum is much more broader. At their show last night at the Regent Theatre they proved they are much bigger than just another “indie” band. Calexico’s new […]

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La Mala Rodríguez stings the El Rey with a powerful Spanish hip hop performance

Mala (Spanish for bad) Rodríguez (born Maria Rodríguez), belongs to a wave of female hip hop artists making noise world wide. Born in Cadiz, Spain, she is part of a generation that built their own identity rhyming about strength, social issues, rough lifestyle vs the money-making hip hop we get bombarded through the ole American mainstream. […]

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low leaf
Hiatus Kaiyote, Kadhja Bonet and Low Leaf bring a whole new meaning to ladies night with incredible performances at The Roxy

Hiatus Kaiyote Sold out, highly expected and full of talent are just a few of the characteristics of Wednesday night’s Hiatus Kaiyote show at The Roxy. The spot was packed beginning to end with brilliant opening performances by Los Angeles based Kadhja Bonet and Low Leaf. These amazing females and their soothing powerful voices had their own roster […]

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Gurrumul brings out our spirit animals and delivers extraordinary performance at El Rey Theatre

A few weeks back, when I heard that Gurrumul was coming to Los Angeles to perform at the El Rey Theatre, I knew I had to check out the show. Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu was born blind in a remote region of Northern Australia. From Elcho Island, he grew up as a member of the Gumatj clan. He […]

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José González warms hearts at first night of sold-out Regent performances

With sighs and hushes, to no surprise, The Regent Theatre was taken over at full capacity with a sold-out performance by folk singer-songwriter, José González. Born to Argentinean parents in Sweden, González has just released a new album titled Vestiges and Claws. The highly anticipated record comes after a seven-year hiatus and was self-produced by González. I had […]

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Celso Piña shows fans at the Troubadour what El Rebelde del Acordeon is all about

There are beats that will always get you shaking and stomping, and Cumbia is one of them. In a city as large and diverse as Los Angeles, these vibrant Afro-Colombian sounds are reaching a myriad of music venues, and new fans like there’s no tomorrow. Last night at the Troubadour, gathered a mass of Cumbia lovers. Elbow-to-elbow they […]

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Malabomba’s 50th party brings back the heat with Mexico 68 and Red Baraat at Echoplex

Red Baraat Los Angeles might be out of the heat wave for now, giving place to storms very well felt through its incoming live music. Last night, The Echoplex was bursting with explosive music delivering two heavy hitters in one night. The party crew Malabomba brings the wildest pan-global international music parties in The City of […]

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Viet Cong
Viet Cong gift fans with grab bag, garage rock at Echoplex

You can mark the Canadian rockers Viet Cong down for doing something at a show I had previously never seen before. This past Friday at the Echoplex, lead vocalist and bassist Matt Flegel hit the stage with what looked to be a black pillow case. “I’m just gonna start pulling things out of the bag […]

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The Aggrolites and Boogaloo Assassins Spark Up Explosive Grooves at The Echo

If you wanted a place to escape the cold on a Saturday night with the raddest West Coasters in town The Echo had it all for you. With a packed house, lines since doors opened and an eager crowd waiting for the bands to tear it up, The Echo welcomed The Aggrolites and Boogaloo Assassins for […]

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Tune-Yards deliver a vibrant blend of sounds at Sonos Studio

New England native Merrill Garbus and her brilliant her music project Tune-Yards orchestrated a night filled with unique sounds and hypnotic ambiance last night at Sonos Studio. Like finding missing pieces to a puzzle, Tune-Yards pieced together an eccentric blend of sounds made with looping vocals and layering tunes that masterfully turned into harmonious tracks. Currently […]

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