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La Dispute
Thrice showcase new music at sold-out Shrine Auditorium gig, La Dispute rip through opening set

This past Friday night everyone’s rock ‘n’ roll bones jumped to the ceiling of the Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall for the return of Orange County’s, Thrice. It was a packed sold-out show with opening acts  La Dispute and Gates kicking off the evening. Directly following Gates, was post-hardcore group of maniacs from Grand Rapids, Michigan […]

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thievery corporation
Thievery Corporation and Cypress Hill an odd pairing at Greek Theatre, boast spectacular performances

Thievery Corporation Friday night: it’s a night that brings such joy, such triumphant pleasures to the general population of the world. More often than not, work is placed on hold until the unwelcoming sight of Monday. With work on hold (listening to hogwash elevator music) comes the surplus of relaxation, unwinding attitudes, and recreational endeavors, […]

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young empires
Young Empires turn up the heat at The Echo with sizzling performance

This past Friday, Young Empires took on the heat at The Echo. Hailing from Toronto, Ontario (Canada) the boys in Young Empires first took to the scene in October 2009. Known for their genre mashup of electro, indie rock, and alternative dance the band has been gaining a steady stream of long-lasting, dedicated fans for […]

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alkaline trio
Alkaline Trio close four-night run at Observatory with excellent set; everyone was a “fangirl”

There comes a time in every band’s career where they have the opportunity, the privilege to be able to perform back-to-back-to-back-to-back nights at the same venue. Furthermore, having the amount of material to string across four evenings without repeating a song is quite the feat. From last Thursday night through Sunday evening, Alkaline Trio put on […]

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little dragon
Little Dragon strikes the Greek Theatre with a magnetic performance

Imagine this; eight years ago a teeny-tiny indietronic, trip hop, dream pop, soul band from Gothenburg, Sweden couldn’t sell out a show at the 500 capacity Roxy Theater in Los Angeles. Imagine this; last weekend the same musical group nearly sold out the 5,870 seats located at the Greek Theatre to fans that had the […]

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go betty go
Ex Hex, Go Betty Go and The Shivas deliver a hat-trick of rock at The Roxy

Ex Hex letting it “Rips” at The Roxy Who says girls can’t rock (said nobody ever)? I mean come on, they just wanna have fun. And fun they had last night at the famed Roxy Theater on the Sunset Strip. Unfortunately, Cindy Lauper wasn’t in attendance, yet a full crowd came out to watch the […]

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big data
Big Data electrifies sold-out Troubadour show; joined by Kimbra and White Sea

Big Data: [noun] Data sets that are too large and complex to manipulate or interrogate with standard methods or tools. Huh? Cool story, bro. Regardless of your comprehension of the above definition, Big Data the band came out hard last night to a sold-out show at the Troubadour in Los Angeles. First to grace the […]

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They Might Be Giants
They Might Be Giants rock 31-song set at Music Hall of Williamsburg

Are they or are they not? That was the question on hand at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, NY this past Sunday evening. Thankfully John Linnell and John Flansburgh were quick to answer such a heavy, loaded question; They Might Be Giants are running on all of their quirky cylinders and are, in fact, very […]

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Lotus band
Lotus treat Los Angeles to a spectacular electronic jam experience at House of Blues Sunset

Thirsty Thursday’s are usually reserved for college frat brothers and sorority sisters that don’t have class on Friday morning. A copious amount of alcohol is typically funneled into the body within seconds followed by an onslaught of improper judgment and boneheaded moves. Yet once one matures to a level where the Natty Ice no longer […]

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papa-the-band
PAPA deliver loud and intimate Valentine’s show at The Roxy

PAPA Valentine’s Day is one glorified holiday. It’s devoted to love, cliché greeting cards, affection, and romance. For the lucky ones going out for a magical dinner, perhaps a lovely beachside stroll to follow (depending on geographic location), with the anticipation of sexy-time to culminate the night seems like the perfect way to spend the […]

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