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SOCCER MOMMY + SASAMI @ THE TERAGRAM BALLROOM

Photos by Stephanie Port Soccer Mommy, aka Sophie Allison, graced LA fans at a packed Teragram Ballroom. The 20-year-old Nashville-based singer-songwriter and her band treated us to a set featuring most, if not all, of the tracks from her debut album Clean, which was released…

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SHAME + SEXTILE + GOON @ THE TERAGRAM BALLROOM

Photos by Debi Del Grande A few English bands have torn through the US this year with reckless abandon and one of those bands is post punkers Shame. After a huge buzz at SXSW, they finally made it to Southern California. First at Music Tastes…

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AOLANI: THAT’S WHAT I WANNA BE

At its deepest, romantic love is all-consuming—it’s something universal, and something powerful enough to provoke both fixation on another and contemplation of oneself. And it’s the inspiration for 20-year-old Gardena singer-songwriter Aolani—born Kalyn Aolani Oshiro-Wachi—on her new self-titled EP. She performs at the Echo on Sat., Oct. 20. (She'll also perform at Tropicalia next month in Long Beach.) This interview by Sydney Sweeney.

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ALBUM PREMIERE: KENNY SEGAL “HAPPY LITTLE TREES”

Longtime producer Kenny Segal (Busdriver, Open Mike Eagle, the Kleenrz, Milo and so many more) has finally put his first-ever solo instrumental album. Yes, he did a few Kenstrumentals—but everything on happy little trees is all brand new material, not tracks that appeared on someone else's album. And yes, that's absolutely a Bob Ross reference in the title, but happy little trees isn't really all that happy.

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PELICAN @ ZEBULON

Photos and recap by Maximilian Ho Bone crushing hard-as-nails riffs emanated from the stage at the Zebulon as Chicago instrumental metal band Pelican treated fans with a preview of new songs that the quartet is currently working on in the studio. We felt the sonic…

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WE WERE PROMISED JETPACKS @ THE EL REY THEATRE

Photos by Justin Haider We Were Promised Jetpacks brought blossoming sonic soundscapes to the budding ears of their LA fans in support of recently released, The More I Sleep the Less I Dream. The Scottish rock band had no problem enchanting us. From the second…

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