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THE AFGHAN WHIGS + HAR MAR SUPERSTAR @ THE FONDA THEATRE

October 16th, 2017

"We were a six-piece band then, now we're missing someone. His name was David Mosser and he was one of the most beautiful spirits I've ever met. Every night we set up his amplifier right there just in case he wants to stop by and sing it with us, just in case -- you never know.

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BILLY BRAGG @ THE TROUBADOUR

October 12th, 2017

“The annoying thing about being a political songwriter is, the songs you wrote 30 years ago become topical again.”

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ST. VINCENT @ PARAMOUNT PICTURES STUDIO

October 9th, 2017

That Annie Clark premiered her new album, Masseduction, in LA on Saturday night isn’t all that surprising. But on closer look, one finds an artful PR campaign that released two singles, “New York, and “Los Ageless,” the latter a nod to our lovely, confounding home.

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THE WAR ON DRUGS + PHOEBE BRIDGERS @ THE GREEK THEATRE

October 6th, 2017

Granduciel is a gentle presence, a genius in beat-up denim and a flannel shirt—the iconography of his forebears. While he readily winks at the synth-heavy, harmonica-accented American rock that came before him, he’s managed to create something completely new.

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SHEER MAG + TENEMENT + GUN OUTFIT @ THE ECHO

October 6th, 2017

Fronted by wildcat Tina Halladay, Sheer Mag peddle a mix of fist-aloft protest songs and classic odes to romantic desire, all grounded by riffs that are guaranteed to make your AC/DC-loving dad whip out the old air guitar.

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MUSIC TASTES GOOD FESTIVAL @ LONG BEACH MARINA GREEN PARK

October 3rd, 2017

For a year that has seen the loss of beloved MTG founder Josh Fischel, MTG 2017 act Charles Bradley less than a week before he was to perform, Garbus paused mid-set to set things straight: “We are lucky to be here, lucky to be dancing.”