Tag Archives: new wave

Pet Shop Boys
Pet Shop Boys ring in Halloween with festive performance at Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles

It was Halloween weekend and some of the freaks and ghouls came out to see the Pet Shop Boys at the Microsoft Theater, Saturday night. I ran into Jareth (aka David Bowie from Labyrinth), a man dressed in a green suit from head to toe, and when asked what he was he just said: “I am […]

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Wes Marsala |
An Interview with Michael Stock: We Discuss All Things Part Time Punks – From Founding PTP to Vinyl Addiction to Booking Obscure Bands

Part Time Punks, founded in 2005 by DJ and vinyl collector extraordinaire Michael Stock, has a long and storied history in the Los Angeles music scene, providing one of the most beloved club nights (and subsequent KXLU radio show) that features punk, post-punk, new wave, industrial, synth-pop, shoegaze, and other dark, off-beat and deeply satisfying […]

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Emily Saex |
Midnight Faces
Hot New Music: Stream Midnight Faces’ new single Heavenly Bodies, June residency at Bootleg Theater

Los Angeles trio Midnight Faces have been grinding away at the release of their third full-length album Heavenly Bodies. Mixed by Abe Seiferth (DFA, Yeasayer, Bear in Heaven, RAC), the nine-track record is quite the pleasing listen. Melding sounds of post-punk with 80s new wave, Midnight Faces deliver a tight record that begs to be performed live. […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Elvis Costello photo
Elvis Costello Charms Crowd with Classic Tunes and Personal Anecdotes at The Theatre at Ace Hotel

The beautiful Theatre at the Ace Hotel downtown served as the perfect setting on Saturday for the powerfully charming performance from legendary alternative rock/new-wave singer-songwriter/guitarist Elvis Costello. Atlanta based roots rock n’ roll sister duo Larkin Poe, aka Rebecca and Megan Lovell, opened the evening with their unique fusion of bluegrass and rock. They played […]

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The Drums
The Drums pack The Observatory with brilliant performance

With a vibrant medley of sounds ranging from indie-pop to new wave, The Drums packed The Observatory this past Sunday for a show that won’t soon be forgotten. Performing fan favorites such as “Money,” and newer songs from their 2014 release Encyclopedia, The Drums rattled the walls of The Observatory. As my first time seeing […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Jack Ladder
Jack Ladder Charms a Full Crowd at the Echo

The Fader recently published an article asking, “Are Tame Impala the Last Great Rock Band?” If that writer had been at The Echo on Monday night, then they would have to agree that the answer is no- if that title belongs to anyone, it’s Jack Ladder and the Dreamlanders. The night began with United Ghosts, […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
EFG
Video Premiere: Watch EFG’s captivating new video for “Suzanne”

Los Angeles trio, EFG (formerly known as Electric Flower Group) just signed to LA-based Bodan Kuma and are currently in the studio working on a new EP and a full length record which will be set for release in 2016. The group led by the eclectic guitarist and vocalist, guitarist Imaad Wasif (Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs, Lou Barlow, Alaska) […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
the rezillos
Vintage Gold: The Rezillos — 37 years later, they’ve released their sophomore album

Exploding into the late 70s rock scene with a penchant for 60s garage rock and girl group glam, The Rezillos have always stood out with their unique form of punk, heavy on the female-led vocals. While the Sex Pistols and The Ramones were setting the common footprint of punk with their leather jackets and catchy […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Castro band
Castro bring a new wave Sound to The Echo, while Potty Mouth deliver a dose of punk

It was a chill setting and people trickled in slowly at The Echo this past Tuesday for Castro’s headlining performance. Unfortunately, there was a small crowd in attendance which is such a shame because it was a really stellar night of good music featuring Castro out of Los Angeles and Potty Mouth from Massachusetts. If […]

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Wes Marsala |
Peter Hook gives stellar performance at Fonda Theatre, joined by special guest Moby

Before the curtains rose at the Fonda Theatre, you heard the first few haunting deep notes to Joy Division’s “Atmosphere”, and to start the show with such an amazing song you knew that you were in for something special. Peter Hook and the Light started his show at the Fonda this past Saturday, November 22 with […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
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