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PANACHE BOOKING’S VILLAGE OF LOVE BENEFIT @ THE TERAGRAM BALLROOM

February 16th, 2018

What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than by supporting reproductive rights? Panache Booking's annual Village of Love benefit featured an all-star lineup of LA artists like Ty Segall, Best Coast, Kevin Morby, Nick Waterhouse, Mikal Cronin, and Shannon Lay, with all proceeds going towards Planned Parenthood of Los Angeles.

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ALLAH-LAS + GABRIELLA COHEN + TIM HILL @ THE LODGE ROOM

February 2nd, 2018

There are certain times when a venue and a band are perfectly matched—The Ramones at CBGB and The Doors at the Whiskey A Go Go serving as prime, bi-coastal examples. It can be a rare occurrence—the music and the mood of the place creating a heightened experience that feels like more of an event, a phenomenon, a happening.

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SURFER BLOOD + TERRY MALTS @ THE HI HAT

January 21st, 2018

Their alt-surf, guitar-heavy sound is bulkier live—the force of “Miranda” and “Instant Doppelgängers” a departure from the restraint of the recorded versions. It was during “Floating Vibes,” that Mills and Pitt really started to play off each other, locking in as McCleary noodled around on top.

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JIM JAMES @ AMOEBA MUSIC

January 19th, 2018

“I feel like it's the place at the end of the galaxy, where we all wind up when we die. And we all listen to records together.”

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THE SMELL’S 20TH ANNIVERSARY

January 6th, 2018

No matter what the median age, the crowd there always seems to be perpetual mildly punky Monkees, happily toiling away at music most music journalists are paid to ignore or underrate. So it was last Friday night, as this lumpy, color-splashed brick hole hosted yet another old-school underground blowout.

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FLAT WORMS + POW! + THE MAD WALLS + CAT SCAN @ THE ECHO

January 4th, 2018

The solid crowd of beanie-wearing patrons that ventured out into the frigid sub-60 weather were treated to the “Post-Punk” package, as band after band with varying levels or art-school weird and pogo-punk energy took to the stage.