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Groovy Rock Goddess, Chazzy L., Brings The Party To Club TeeGee, Celebrating Her Newest Single, ‘Floating’

“If I was a stripper, and let me tell you…this would be my opening song” – Chazzy L.

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Matt Corby awes Masonic Lodge crowd at Hollywood Cemetery

Years ago, I discovered singer-songwriter Matt Corby via the Australian radio station TripleJ’s Like a Version segment – which is when a musician stops in and performs an original song and a cover on their air. His cover of The Black Keys’ “Lonely Boy” was solid, but it was his original song “Brother” that had […]

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Halsey rips industry at first sold-out Fonda show, teens scream, riveting alt pop performance

Wednesday night marked the first of two sold-out shows at the Fonda Theatre for rising alt-pop star Halsey, touring in support of her highly-acclaimed debut full-length album Badlands. It’s been a meteoric ascent for the 21-year-old. This marked the fourth time I’ve seen her perform live, beginning with an early-day timeslot at May’s Hangout Fest in Gulf […]

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First night of Ben Harper’s reunion with Innocent Criminals receives heavy praise at The Fillmore

Ben Harper had not performed with The Innocent Criminals since 2008. On Wednesday, they proved they hadn’t lost a step — nor had their fan base forgotten about them — at the first of four straight nights at The Fillmore in San Francisco. Many would suggest that Harper’s best work came while working with the […]

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Oakland’s G-Eazy lights up Fox Theater Pomona, joined by special guests Too $hort and Kehlani

After witnessing his performance Friday night at the Fox Theater in Pomona, one thing has become abundantly clear: Oakland rapper G-Eazy has arrived. Beginning a tour that will return to L.A. with shows Feb. 3 and Feb. 4 at The Wiltern, G-Eazy put together a fantastic and memorable hour-and-a-half long set, with some help from his friends. […]

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Ariel Pink shows his Pom Pom at the Regent Theater (and then some)

Upon entering the Regent a voice on the PA is chanting, “Only men fall in love. Only men fall in love…” This obscure piece of new wave seemed fitting for a pre-Pink playlist; an esoteric Home Services track off of a 1981 single complete with phallical imagery and a strange, hypnotic, male-centric refrain that skirts […]

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Heart shaped 3D effects swarm Warpaint’s #30DaysInLA performance at Echoplex

The stage is set and The Echoplex is adorned with tiny colorful light bulbs hanging from wires, smoke slithering through and past the instruments. This is the vibey setting for Red Bull Sound Select’s show number 7 of their #30DaysInLA series. Everyone is eager to see Warpaint, a band that has steadily increased their following […]

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The Black Keys at The Forum: living up to being one of America’s biggest rock bands

If there is one major realization I made Thursday night at The Forum in Inglewood, it’s that The Black Keys are in the running for America’s most popular rock band. As Thursday was an important day politically, it felt as though these Akron, Ohio-bred rockers were on the campaign trail themselves. After seeing them blow […]

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Yann Tiersen live at the Fonda, a delicate yet powerful perfromance

The Fonda Theatre hosted a night of all kinds of lovely by having Yann Tiersen’s last stop on his U.S. tour promoting his latest album, Infinity. Tiersen is a French musician and multi-instrumentalist from the Brittany region of France. Often confused as a soundtrack composer, Tiersen’s music transports us to serene places through minimalist and precise notes. As […]

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