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OCS + TY SEGALL + SHANNON LAY @ THE TERAGRAM BALLROOM

Photos by Marcos Manrique. Words by Madison Desler With the weather consistently hanging at 80 degrees or higher these past few weeks, things haven’t exactly felt Christmasy around Los Angeles. That changed at The Teragram Ballroom where a sold-out crowd was given the absolute gift…

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FROTH + SASAMI @ THE MOROCCAN LOUNGE

Stolen pedals and an expensive microphone weren't going to stop Froth from playing their last show of the year at The Moroccan Lounge last night. Just about a week since the theft of JooJoo Ashworth's equipment, the band was determined to bring their shoegaze dreamy sounds for us all to enjoy.

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VIDEO PREMIERE: ASAL HAZEL “CAN YOU HANDLE”

Here's something special from L.A.'s Asal Hazel, who put out a happily hazy track with producer mndsgn in August and whose forthcoming Like Water EP includes work from not just mndsgn but Lindsay Lowend and L.A. RECORD alums Swarvy and KNXWLEDGE—look for that in 2018! But for now we've got a striking teaser video shot by Lyle Mouton that'll hold you til to then: "Can You Handle," which takes a few lines from the heart of the Usher song and turns them into a smoldering midnight mood piece. If there's such a thing as R&B noir, this is it. (Live version here too, if you want more!)

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THE PIXIES + EAGLES OF DEATH METAL + THE ORWELLS @ THE HOLLYWOOD PALLADIUM

Dissonant guitar riffs, atypical time signatures, and tight stop-start rhythms made up the mix of noise pop and alt rock that one would expect from a Pixies show.

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PUSSY RIOT + DESI MO @ THE BOOTLEG THEATRE

Lead vocalist Nadya Tolokonnikova and the other members owned the stage and compelled the masses for forty-five minutes before donning militaristic paraphernalia, potentially inciting the impending clash between all peoples in the hopes that this - this very show - could bring everyone together in unity.

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TRACK PREMIERE: LARS FINBERG “IFFY LOVE” (F. SHANA CLEVELAND + TY SEGALL)

L.A. RECORD alum (several times over) Lars Finberg has put out many (and many different!) records so far, but last week's Moonlight Over Bakersfieldreleased Dec. 1 on In The Red—is his first under the actual name Lars Finberg. Produced by Ty Segall with a few features from friends—like La Luz' Shana Cleveland on guitar on this song—Moonlight is a slightly fractured post-punk-pop self-portrait that'd fit nicely (but not too neatly) between Swell Maps, Prag Vec and the many high points in Finberg's own deep and daring discography. The record release show for Finberg's Moon Over BakersfieldFri., Dec. 22, at Zebulon!—is also a benefit for the Downtown Women's Center, and features openers Warm Drag, the magnificent Neil Hamburger, the unstoppable Megan Koester and more. Get tickets here!

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