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Cypress Hill spark up more than just classics at The Novo

Tis the season for Cypress Hill’s annual Haunted Hill Tour! And in Los Angeles, The Novo was the stage for a high dosage of these L.A. legends. Earlier this year, Cypress Hill became the first Latin hip hop group to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. It was about time to check […]

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Cafe Tacvba rock The Troubadour with inspiring words and a bombastic performance

The iconic Mexican band Café Tacvba took Los Angeles by surprise with a five-night residency at The Troubadour in West Hollywood. Each night was jamme- packed, sold-out and filled with fans that seemed to know the band’s entire discography not missing one beat during their performance. These Latin rock legends have been at it since the early 90’s […]

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Peter Mawanga brings his stories to life with gorgeous Skirball performance

Los Angeles free summer concerts season is a reflection of the diversity of the city. The Skirball Cultural Center as part of their Sunset Concerts is featuring artists from across the globe and LA’s own. This time it was the turn of Peter Mawanga, a multi-talented artist and humanitarian from Malawi. While his performance was exceptional, […]

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Nightmares on Wax drop all the good bleep and bass at the Fonda Hollywood

Nightmares on Wax, one of the pioneers of the British bleep and bass era recently released new music and came to share it with Los Angeles at the Fonda Theatre.  George Evelyn, the main man behind N.O.W. has blended live instrumentation, beats and vocals on his latest production “Shape The Future” giving it a fresh twist. […]

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Moby kicks off night one of three sold-out LA shows at the Echo with endless wit and charm

Richard Melville Hall also known as Moby has lined up three sold-out shows at The Echo.  The show included material from his new album Everything Was Beautiful, And Nothing Hurt and good old timeless songs that we all enjoy.  Filled with wit and charm, and accompanied by a five piece band, Moby went back and fourth with […]

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PHOTOS: Pussy Riot smash Los Angeles debut at the Lodge Room with powerful performance

The freshly open LA venue, Lodge Room is just a bit over a month old and is already having hot sold-out shows. Last night, a Russian powerhouse came to town and landed in Highland Park. Pussy Riot, the protest punk rock band that has been openly political since inception came to the Lodge Room filling it with intensity. […]

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Devendra Banhart spices up The Mayan after sharing some political commentary

When going to a Devendra Banhart show I am always conflicted between closing my eyes and drifting away with his fine lyricism and lovely sounds, or if to keep them open and take it all in as one of those “you had to be there” experiences. The Mayan Theatre was the epicenter of a fantastic Tuesday […]

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Lee Fields and The Expressions deliver heartwarming soul show at El Rey

We are entering times in which the opportunities of experiencing shows of live living legends are becoming scarce. Although some genres are no longer on the spotlight in the mainstream, their style has shaped and inspired today’s sounds. Lee Fields has been on the soul path for decades and his recent productions are rich in the soulful […]

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Digable Planets Drop 90s Hip Hop Sheen at The Regent

When a prolific band from the past springs back from their heyday with a reunion show, it’s hard to know what to expect. Will they sound the same? How will the energy be? Expectations are set high, and fans are hopeful, but sometimes comebacks can be a disappointment; that was not the case on Monday […]

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Toots and the Maytals return to L.A. and light up Fonda Theatre with that sweet Irie energy

With summertime vibes at a high, along with a heatwave falling into place, the music in the air got us feeling all sorts of Irie. This past Friday, the Fonda Theatre had a packed house welcoming ska and reggae legends Toots and the Maytals. With more than 60 years to their name, their music has […]

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Hot Band Alert: New York’s Sofi Tukker gives LA a dose of their dazzling bombast at Lyric Theatre

It was my first time at the Lyric Theatre, a venue in mid city that is shining through with its current music selections gracing the evenings. Last week, KCRW featured a night with New York-based indie electro-dance duo Sofi Tukker, with opening performance by Kauf. The place was at capacity from the jump off which made […]

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Israeli sister trio, A-WA sparkle and spellbind at The Echo

A-WA This past Wednesday, things kicked off early at The Echo with a an anxious room that was packed well before before 8PM. The crowd was excited for what was about to ensue. A-WA, the band of Israeli sisters known as Tair, Liron and Tagel, were about to make their Los Angeles debut. The unique trio have […]

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Beirut and Julia Holter warm Hollywood Palladium with enchanting performances

Last night, with all kinds of sweetness in the air, the Hollywood Palladium kicked off night one of two blissful evenings with New Mexico’s brightest stars, Beirut. Along with the charming sounds of Beirut was the hauntingly beautiful opening performance by Julia Holter. Who will also perform as direct support for night two (tonight). Early in the evening, […]

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Breakestra and Papafish shake things up at Mrs. Fish

Mrs. Fish is the perfect swanky spot in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles to get an extra notch on your looks, have a craft cocktail and enjoy a live show. This place has been featuring a roster of class act music numbers that we can confidently recommend any day of the week for a guaranteed good […]

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Win an iOgrapher Video Bundle — Get your DIY videography on!

iOgrapher is paving the way for bringing DIY video/photography projects to a whole new level with their life, camera, action ethos and the technology to support it. The iOgrapher case transforms an iPad Mini, Air or Air2 into a user-friendly shooting powerhouse. Whether you’re filming a backyard concert, interviewing a local band at a festival […]

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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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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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Budos Band spark up a mystical “Burnt Offering” of sonic grooves and moods at The Regent

Since opening at the end of 2014, The Regent has been on top of the best shows coming to Downtown Los Angeles. With a sold-out show that packed the house to the walls, the venue welcomed Staten Island’s smoothest brethren of 70s instrumental psych, the Budos Band, along with Los Angeles’ fiery garage punks, Death Valley Girls. […]

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Mariachi El Bronx celebrate new album at SONOS Studio with exhilarating performance

Sonos Studio always deliver on-point private performances from many of our favorite bands. Last night, Sonos hosted a night of tequila and cerveza paired with the Mariachi pop-punk sounds of L.A.’s very own, Mariachi El Bronx. The band originally known as the hardcore punk outfit The Bronx, combine their back-in-the-day punk influences with the cultural brilliance of mariachi music to […]

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SBTRKT blasts an unworldly dose of remixes at The Belasco

London’s Aaron Jerome, better known by his musical project SBTRKT (pronounced “subtract”) provided an outstanding performance for two nights in a row at The Belasco. SBTRKT has had a long trajectory remixing for remixed MIA, Basement Jaxx, Mark Ronson, and Underworld amongst many others, and this experience shines throughout his music. Performing a set with live […]

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