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15 Underground / Lesser-Known Bands to catch in Los Angeles this August

This August, there’s a lot of fabulous lesser-known / underground acts worthy of your attention. We already dropped our Best Concerts of The Month feature which focuses on well-known acts, and now it’s time to deliver the best in underground for this August. From the doom metal splendor of cellist Helen Money to the sweet […]

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Ezza Rose enchants Silverlake Lounge with extraordinary performance (that voice though!)

Ezza Rose Melts Hearts at Silverlake Lounge Kicking off her West Coast Summer tour, Portland native Ezza Rose made her Los Angeles tour stop this past Wednesday at the Silverlake Lounge. Recently featured as one of our Top 20 Underground Acts To Catch In July, we had to catch his gorgeous voice live. Playing a […]

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Defining “Indie” — A Look Inside Indie Culture, Where It Started, Where It’s At Today

Looking Back on “Indie” Culture in 2016 Opinion Feature by Jamie Lawlor Close your eyes and imagine the sounds that accompany each of the following genre titles: jazz. folk, reggae, heavy metal… EDM. Each evokes their own trademark silhouette of rhythms, themes, and instrumentation. Now think of the genre known as “indie” in the same context. […]

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5 Underground Hip Hop Acts You Need to See at SXSW 2014

This year’s SXSW festival is turning out to be a real treat for hip hop fans, from hipster-rap buffs to old school aficionados. The roster is a fun mix of new and old hip hop, and as an east coast transplant, I couldn’t be more excited over the additions of New York heavy weights Mobb Deep, […]

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Lo Fang announces headlining tour with show date at Troubadour

Featured as one of L.A.’s best emerging bands of 2014, it’s no surprise that after his It’s A School Night show in November as well as his Echo performance in December, Lo Fang is embarking on his own headlining tour this spring. Naturally, the L.A. local has a tour date scheduled at the Troubadour in […]

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Best Songs of 2013 – Indie, Mindie, Underground & everything in between

2013 is rolling out the door, but before we kiss it goodbye we want to share with you our selections for the best songs of 2013. From mainstream artists such as Queens of the Stone Age and Daft Punk, to underground bands such as Diane Coffee and together Pangea — we’ve come up with a […]

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Los Angeles Concert Calendar – Sept. 9 – 15, 2013

THERE ARE A LOT OF GREAT SHOWS GOING ON THIS WEEK: a lot of rad concerts crossing a variety of genres and styles. Check out all the goods on our show list below! While keeping it selective, we’ve handpicked shows from all genres to satisfy your musical palette. The show listings with hot pink hearts […]

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All Things Music with L.A. Couture Designer, Kittinhawk

  On Monday, we featured L.A. couture designer, Kittinhawk in our Los Angeles fashion tastemakers section. If you missed the interview with this unique and magical woman, you can check it out here. It’s a good one, and it features a lot of her astounding fashion and jewelry pieces. Today, we feature part two of our interview […]

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FYF Fest – Photos & Review – Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012

Sunday brought an end to the two day FYF extravaganza. Festival goers found access and security a little more lax on the second day as the hungover and heat-exhausted waited until later in the afternoon to roll in.  Summer goths were content to watch from the beer gardens in the comfort of shaded trees, though […]

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Interview: SXSW 2011 with Guadalupe Plata from Spain

Photo: Pedro J. Marin at Lagarto Rock ’09 I gotta admit, out of all the many bands playing SXSW, Guadalupe Plata is at the top of my list for MUST-SEE bands. I had written about the grimy blues duo back in January and was totally pyched and enthralled by their hard hittin’ blue rock. These […]

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Interview: SXSW 2011 with Gary Clark Jr. from Austin

Gary Clark Jr. is one of the best kept secrets that’s about to explode! Acclaimed as the “future of Texas blues,” we caught him last week at the Foundry on Melrose for an intimate two-set performance that left the crowd in complete awe. He has an undeniably authentic sound heavy in the blues from Delta […]

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Interview: SXSW 2011 with Those Darlins from Tennessee

Now these three Darlins from Tennessee have got to be the baddest and raddest gals making their way to Austin this year for some serious SXSW carnage. Aside from being total cuties, these wild ladies (and gent) will charm you with their raw country-garage rock. With honest and comical lyrics about eating a whole chicken […]

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Interview: SXSW 2011 with J. Irvin Dally from Los Angeles

Young Angelino, by way of numerous other geographical locations, J. Irvin Dally is one of Los Angeles’ best kept secrets. With his lovely and genuine voice, Dally’s music shines with well traveled melodies that toy with various elements of folk, psyche and even a little bit of pop love hear-and-there. His music can lull you […]

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