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MUTOID MAN + WILD THRONE + HE WHOSE OX IS GORED @ THE ECHO

If you like your music hard and fast, you would have been loving what Mutoid Man brought to The Echo for an epic night of head banging and moshing. With former members of Cave In and Converge, the trio are touring on the strength of their early 2015 Sargent House release Bleeder.

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THE MELVINS + BIG BUSINESS @ THE OBSERVATORY

Photos and words by Samantha Saturday Through all the sludge and grunge of dual drummers and heavy guitar, the Melvins‘ fanbase in Orange County was filled with ecstatic faces. The energy bouncing back and forth from the crowd and the four-piece was palpable. The last…

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KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD + MILD HIGH CLUB + MIND MELD @ THE ECHO

Oz's seven-piece band, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard somehow managed to fit on the tiny Echo stage and dazzled the crowd who tried to fit in every corner of the venue. For most, it was their first time seeing the Melbourne band live who played mind-altering songs, including many from I'm in Your Mind Fuzz as some patrons stood in a daze and the ones in front went into a moshing frenzy. Psychedelic music trips people out in different ways. Some caught their earlier performance at FYF the weekend beforehand, marking their first show in Los Angeles.

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SAVAGES @ THE ROXY

"Thank you!" exclaimed a female voice from the back of the Roxy. "You should be up here" replied Jehnny Beth, the dynamic singer of Savages. This was a noticeable difference in the band's live show last night compared to the last time they played the Fonda almost two years ago. Beth is now much more connected to the crowd, helping make it a unified experience.

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JENNY LEWIS + SUMMER TWINS @ THE OBSERVATORY

All good things must come to the end, and it was time for Jenny Lewis to land The Voyager ship at The Observatory, the same place it all started about a year and a half ago. The night began with an instrumental interlude from The Voyager by a female mariachi group before Lewis and band took to the stage. Decked out in a shiny black pantsuit that highlighted the opening lyrics to “Head Underwater,” Lewis strutted around in her confident way, much to the delight of fans. Confetti exploded early onto the excited crowd, with more confetti and over-sized balloons to follow as the evening progressed.

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HUNDRED WATERS @ THE GETTY CENTER

Sheer white fabric draped down around the stage framing the band members in an elegant fashion with vibrant hues of color interchanging and illuminating each band member as they played. This beautiful vision for their set complemented their earthy and organic sound. Their rich tone textures lead you on this journey of fluidity and tranquility. At the end of the set, Nicole Miglis thanked everyone for coming out and in a soft voice and a confident smile said, "This show is actually our last show before we start working on our newest album so this is very special to us, so thank you again everyone for coming out.” Hundred Waters' music is subtle yet captivating. They know when to build the tension, but understand how to let the moment breathe and let the atmospheric tones carry you through the song and connect on a deeper, emotional level.