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Vetiver
Photos: Vetiver and Big Search at The Troubadour

San Francisco’s Vetiver kicked off their US tour at the Troubadour this past Friday. Performing songs from their latest record Complete Strangers and past albums, the band delivered a good set. Singer Andy Cabic said the show was their “live practice” as it was the first stop on the tour. Devendra Banhart, occasional Vetiver collaborator, and […]

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Guns N Roses to play Troubadour gig TONIGHT!

This is apparently not an April Fool’s joke. Guns N Roses are playing the Troubadour tonight sometime after 11 PM. Tickets to the show go on sale at noon at 8801 Sunset Blvd, the former location of Tower Records. Tickets are $10 each, one per person. There is already a line queued up. You better […]

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wavves
Interview with Wavves — new album V, acid trips, LA shows and more

Earlier this summer, I saw San Diego garage punk rockers Wavves perform a highly spirited set at Atlanta’s Shaky Knees Music Festival. It was quite a sight to see as I never saw so many full $8 beers being tossed in the air in pure jubilation. That’s the kind of excitement these guys jolt out of […]

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Birth Defects band
Fuzz and Birth Defects rumble the Troubadour with face-melting performances

Employing their special brand of face-melting, brash psychedelic rock, San Francisco born trio Fuzz set fire to the Troubadour last Thursday in a sold-out show that was still ringing in the ears of fans the morning after. One of the many side-projects of eclectic singer/songwriter Ty Segall, Fuzz burned with an unquenchable ferocity the entire […]

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will-butler
Will Butler of Arcade Fire takes infamous energy to Troubadour for solo gig

Will Butler is well-known for his antics on stage as a member of Arcade Fire. Having released his first solo effort earlier this year, he made his first appearance in Los Angeles from underneath older brother Win Butler’s shadow at the Troubadour last night. That energy was there in spades. I had just seen Butler […]

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dead sara
Dead Sara Deliver Powerhouse Performance at Sold-Out Troubadour Show

Just barely over a year ago I saw Los Angeles hard rock warriors Dead Sara make a ferocious and monumental return to the stage and so the bar was set very high, along with my hopes, that their sold-out show at The Troubadour last night would live up to my sky-high expectations. Thank heavens, it […]

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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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Chloe Chaidez kitten
Kitten packs two nights of rock into one unforgettable night at Troubadour

Friday night, Los Angeles rocker Chloe Chaidez and her band Kitten went so hard at The Troubadour that the singer strained her voice and had to postpone the second of two scheduled nights at the famed Hollywood venue. Those that were able to squeeze into the sold-out show on Friday were treated to a memorable […]

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grouplove
GROUPLOVE cover Beastie Boys’ “Sabotage” at intimate Troubadour benefit gig

Photo: Hanna Beat Saturday night, GROUPLOVE performed their first show in three months at West Hollywood’s Troubadour in an effort to generate money for singer and guitarist Christian Zucconi’s cousin John Toomey, who is in need of a kidney transplant. It was a rare opportunity to see one of indie rock’s fastest-rising bands in a […]

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David Crosby reschedules February Troubadour dates to April due to medical emergency

After announcing a string of February dates at the Troubadour, the legendary singer-songwriter and social justice activist, David Crosby has rescheduled his tour dates at the Troubadour to recover from a medical emergency. At the urging of his doctor, Crosby underwent a cardiac catheterization and angiogram, based on the results of a routine cardiac stress […]

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