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ALT-J + SOHN @ THE SHRINE AUDITORIUM

August 10th, 2017

When Alt-J took the stage at the Shrine Auditorium Wednesday night, the three band members appeared side-by-side, each in their own segmented box of lights, where they remained throughout their bombastic and mathematically precise 18-song set.

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NIGHTMARE AIR + SLUGS + IRESS + HOLY WARS @ THE SATELLITE

August 9th, 2017

LA shoegaze favorite Nightmare Air kicked off their August residency at The Satellite on Monday with a set full of indie synth-pop melodies, pulsing guitar solos, and dreamy boy-girl vocal harmonies.

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LOLLAPALOOZA @ GRANT PARK, CHICAGO

August 8th, 2017

The beast that is Lollapalooza in Chicago's Grant Park took place last weekend as thousands flocked to hear live music, eat, drink, chill, dance and hang with friends and family.

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ALL GET OUT + MODERN COLOR + SOUVENIRS @ PROGRAMME SKATE AND SOUND

August 4th, 2017

Indie power-pop blasters All Get Out delivered a nothing-held in-store show at Fullerton's Programme Skate and Sound on Sat., July 29, supported by tourmates Souvenirs and Redondo Beach's gnarly-but-melodic Modern Color.

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JOHNNY RAMONE TRIBUTE @ HOLLYWOOD FOREVER CEMETERY

August 1st, 2017

Linda Ramone outdoes herself every year with bringing special touches and guests. Fred Armisen, Billy Idol, Steve Jones, Moby and others played some acoustic rarities.

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PORTUGAL .THE MAN + BENJAMIN BOOKER @ HOLLYWOOD PALLADIUM

August 1st, 2017

An eight-piece string and horn section added extra weight to the glammy, Bowie-esque “Got It All (This Can’t Be Living Now)” and “So American,” and two breakdancers took the stage to brighten up “All Your Light” and “Live In The Moment.” But it was the band’s tight musicianship and sternum-shaking power that stayed at center stage, making every song, from “Holy Roller (Hallelujah)” to “Waves” feel absolutely massive.