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SMOKIN GROOVES FESTIVAL @ QUEEN MARY EVENTS PARK

June 16th, 2019

Photos by Maximilian Ho Strong and smooth vibes were floating around this year’s Smokin Grooves Festival with R&B, hip hop and funkier-than-funk performances filling three stages and plenty of good times. Erykah Badu, Usher, The Pharcyde, Common, Kali Uchis and the chill crowd made this…

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WEYES BLOOD @ THE TROUBADOUR

June 16th, 2019

Photos by Carlos Garcia “We just made a gigantic loop around the United States, and then I drove back to LA. I cried. I was like, damn, I really am from here–and it’s not really my choice.” Natalie Mering, the sole creative force behind Weyes…

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OPERATORS @ THE TERAGRAM BALLROOM

June 15th, 2019

Photos by Leslie Kalohi It was an apocalyptic party at the Teragram Ballroom with both Operators and DOOMSQUAD feeding us plenty of 80s new wave vibes. Led by the accomplished Dan Boeckner, Operators delivered a crowd pleasing set that drew from the band’s latest, the…

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KISHI BASHI @ HOLLYWOOD FOREVER

June 12th, 2019

Photos by Steph Port Psych pop songwriter/performer/multi-instrumentalist Kishi Bashi (Kaoru Ishibashi) kicked off the west coast run of his Omoiyari record release show at Masonic Lodge inside Hollywood Forever. His fourth and latest album released on May 31, Omoiyari is inspired by the experiences of…

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TOGETHER PANGEA @ THE REGENT

June 10th, 2019

Photos by Sarah Hess together PANGEA kicked off their US tour at The Regent with new songs from recent EP Dispassionate to a packed crowd full of excited fans, fellow local musicians and friends–many of which were seen crowd surfing. Vocalist/guitarist William Keegan, bassist Danny…

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LEE FIELDS & THE EXPRESSIONS @ THE EL REY THEATRE

June 10th, 2019

Photos by Lindsey M. Thompson There is no stopping Lee Fields and The Expressions. Making music for 50 years, soul singer Lee Fields is on a big tour in support of new album It Rains Love. The band stopped by the El Rey Theatre to…