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Lost In A Lover: Multi-instrumentalist Hēran Soun Debuts With ‘Barricade’

Multi-instrumentalist and composer Hēran Soun creates a dynamic, ornate world in his artist debut: ‘Barricade.’ Lush, endearing tones tell a story in every corner of this tale of two lovers losing innocence to one other. The tendency we have to melt entirely into our person is not without sacrifice; in the end boundaries must arise, […]

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Bomba Estéreo and Reyna Tropical heat up the Novo Los Angeles with a fiery jungle of sounds

Colombian band Bomba Estéreo is currently on the biggest U.S. headline tour of their career. They recently hit the road with sold-out shows in numerous cities, and their recent stint in Los Angeles at The Novo was no exception. On board, opening for the band was the new act Reyna Tropical making it a perfect match, beginning […]

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Seun Kuti and Egypt 80 drop colorful rainbow of Afrobeat and brass at Zebulon

FYF Fest has come strong on music diversity this year. However this variety display is not limited to the festival. “FYF Presents” brings a sizzling gumbo of shows to different LA venues throughout the year. Just recently, the new Frog Town concert venue, Cafe Zebulon hosted two packed nights of Afrobeat with a strong performance by Seun […]

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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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Grimes kicks things off right for #30DaysInLA at sold-out Mayan gig

The first legitimate live performance of Red Bull’s much-anticipated second installment of #30DaysInLA – the series of events that take place across every day of November – saw producer/songwriter Grimes aka Claire Boucher turn up a blistering hot sold-out show at the Mayan Theater. Walking out onto the stage at 10:15 PM with her signature […]

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Algiers ignite The Roxy with explosive performance

Mondays are a challenge to go out after heavy weekends but, when The Roxy has a band with the intensity and allure of Algiers, you have to push yourself to go and experience their performance.  The night was kind of slow but the crowd was stoked to have this dynamic band from the deep South […]

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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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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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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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