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Body Language at Resident
Body Language and Wild & Free Light Up Resident in DTLA with invigorating performances

It’s not a secret that one of my favorite live shows to date was Body Language at the Echo last February. Since seeing them, I feel I’ve come a long way. I’m taking music and writing more seriously, having graduated from a small Hype Machine blog to keeping a blog of my my own to […]

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grouplove
Grouplove deliver endless encores at Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood 

Last night, the Hard Rock in Hollywood was packed for a very special free Grouplove performance. Celebrating their forthcoming album Big Mess, the performance was part of The Encore Live, which is Live Nation TV and Hard Rock’s new program celebrating the encore as an art form. In my experience, the encore is the most […]

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Eagulls
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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Amy Blaschke
“Breaking The Blues” with Amy Blaschke’s Newest LP, Out July 1st — Record Release at Grand Ole Echo

There is not a genre so forlorn as the blues. That seems obvious; it’s all in the name. Cultural appropriation aside, blues has endured because, well, the human condition can sometimes lead us down a dark path. But Amy Blaschke takes turmoil and creates purpose in her newest album, aptly titled, Breaking the Blues. Blaschke […]

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Sunstock Festival Wavves
Sunstock Fest Makes a Case for Going Solar With Performances by Cults, Wavves, Kaki King and More

Last Saturday was one of the hottest days of the year so far. It was forecasted to be so brutal over the weekend that it prompted LADWP to caution customers against using too much A/C, or else there would be mass power outages. There could not have been a better time to host the world’s […]

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Adeline HOtel
Adeline Hotel Delivers Uniquely Brilliant Americana Record with It’s Alright, Just the Same

The first line of Adeline Hotel’s newest release, It’s Alright, Just the Same is a roundabout expression of devotion. “I’ve got time of yours to waste,” Daniel Knishkowy sings, “you don’t know it yet but just you wait.” The track, called “Oh Well,” is a tender ballad with a two-minute ending which I consider to […]

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verite at the echo
Falsetto Down: Vérité Rocked the Echo on the Final Night of Her Tour

Pop is a polarizing genre. I have been on both sides of the argument, debating its merit in the contemporary American music scene, especially in a Top 40 context. But that certainly doesn’t exempt me from loving the tried and true mix of catchy hooks, simple melodies, and great vocals. With Lostboycrow opening for Vérité […]

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atlas sound
A Night With Bradford Cox — from controlled chaos with Atlas Sound to the transcending sounds of Deerhunter

Earlier this year, Deerhunter was slated to play FYF. “We had to cancel because we had a lot of personal shit to deal with,” Bradford Cox told the crowd Friday night at The Regent. It seems the only thing that Cox has ever had to deal with had been unpleasant, and that’s an understatement. From […]

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