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Washed Out at Desert Daze 2016
Despite a Recurring Theme of Sound difficulties, Desert Daze Kicked Out the Jams on Day 1 with Great bands, Great Vibes, and… Pandas

Desert Daze Day 1 Gets Sweaty, Smelly and Savage — King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Steal the Night   All music festivals are experiences that go beyond simple musical performances. Your experience is largely what you make of it, though it can be influenced by extraneous factors. Sure, like any regular concert, the crowd’s […]

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Echo and the Bunnymen at Observatory Santa Ana
Echo and the Bunnymen envelop fans at The Observatory with dazzling post-punk nostalgia

The stage at the Observatory in Orange County was dark and the backdrop displayed a distorted bunny(man) as the iconic Echo and the Bunnymen made their entrance. As Ian McCulloch and Will Sergeant walked on stage, the crowd roared with excitemet. Echo and the Bunnymen were just now kicking off their North American tour, and […]

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Eagulls Bring the Noise to Teragram Ballroom Alongside Adult Books and Tennis System

Every show I’ve seen at the Teragram Ballroom always exceeds my expectations. Ty Segall put on an unforgettable performance at the beginning of the year, and Julia Holter had enchanted me; now I can ultd Eagulls to that list. They have been on tour for a month supporting their brand new album, Ullages, and stopped […]

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Sad Robot enchants fans with hauntingly beautiful indie pop at El Cid record release show

Los Angeles indie pop duo, Sad Robot held their Après Moi, Le Déluge record release party last night at the intimate Silver Lake club, El Cid. It was my first experience with the band other than the video I saw of their song “Battered” which premiered yesterday on Grimy Goods. I was impressed by the video, but after catching Sad […]

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Brian Setzer Orchestra serve up the rock ‘n’ roll holiday spirit at Nokia Theatre

The Brian Setzer Orchestra put on a very festive show this past Sunday at the Nokia Theater in Downtown Los Angeles. Boasting a variety of holiday, swing and classic covers, people of all ages came to see the spectacle. From the adorable toddler in the audience, (yes she had ear protection on) all the way […]

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Skinny Puppy and Youth Code mesmerize fans at Fox Theater Pomona

It was a night of darkness at the Skinny Puppy show at the Fox Theater in Pomona on Saturday December 20, 2014.  People of all forms came to the show, dressed like your average Joe, all the way to full on costumes that could have competed with Nivek Ogre of Skinny Puppy. Skinny Puppy Well the […]

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Girpool light up their Echo residency with perfect harmony and soul

A ton of music-lovers came out to the Echo this past Monday to relish in a free show made up of some pretty damn good acts. The headliner was residency act Girlpool, with supporting acts So Many Wizards and LA Takedown. All bands were quite different from psychedelic, indie rock to alt folk. It was […]

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Chrissie Hynde gives fans a lesson in rock ‘n’ roll at Pantages Theater

Well the middle aged rolled into the Pantages Theater this past Saturday to get rocked by Chrissie Hynde. Honestly, I know that Hynde’s prime was in the 80s, but her music still lives up to this day and I was shocked that there was not a larger mix of the old and younger generations. Although that theme would […]

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Roses shine at Bootleg HiFi with all the best sounds of the 80s

This past Sunday we ventured to the Bootleg HiFi to check out Roses’ free November residency. The trio comprised of Marc Steinberg on vocals and keys, Juan Velasquez (of Abe Vigoda) on Guitar and Victor Harrera on Bass, sounded great live. With tight arrangements, Roses exuded some catchy pop and 80s influences. Marc Steinberg’s vocals […]

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Peter Hook gives stellar performance at Fonda Theatre, joined by special guest Moby

Before the curtains rose at the Fonda Theatre, you heard the first few haunting deep notes to Joy Division’s “Atmosphere”, and to start the show with such an amazing song you knew that you were in for something special. Peter Hook and the Light started his show at the Fonda this past Saturday, November 22 with […]

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Tame Impala don’t let Shrine technical difficulties deconstruct their set

Australia’s Tame Impala are so psychedelic that when you see them live, you feel as though you’re on drugs — even when you’re not. Wednesday night at The Shrine Auditorium, they showed that the jammy and acidy sounds of Cream and other super bands of the ’70’s are still much sought after. Except for the […]

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Slowdive give fans at the Theatre at Ace a magical night to remember

This past Sunday at the Theatre at Ace, indie veteran shoegazers, Slowdive graced Los Angeles with night two of their blissful two night string of performances. They were absolutely stunning, as beautiful and as majestic as the great theatre that housed their very performance. Not only did they leave the crowd in complete awe with twinkles in […]

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The Julie Ruin pack the Troubadour for show six of Red Bull’s #30daysinLA

With a packed house of riot grrrls, punks, feminists and just your usual suspects that come out for quality and meaningful music, Red Bull Sound Select was ready to roll out show #6 of its #30DaysinLA series. The evening’s headliner was The Julie Ruin and as expected, the show was sold-out. Let by the feminist punk […]

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