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VIVA POMONA 2014 – SUNDAY

July 22nd, 2014 · No Comments

Photos by Maximilian Ho Black Horse Trio, Chicano Batman, Cogito, Crystal Antlers, GRMLN, Michael Rey & The Woebegones, The Dead Ships, The Frights, The Lovely Bad Things, The Vim Dicta, and Thee Oh Sees

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VIVA POMONA 2014 – SATURDAY

July 22nd, 2014 · No Comments

Photos by Maximilian Ho Viva Pomona kicked off with !!! (Chk Chk Chk), Él Mató a un Policía Motorizado, Girlpool, Haunted Summer, Kids on a Crime Spree, Phaxanation & The Dust Kickers, Porter, Puro Instict, So Many Wizards, The Buttertones, The Garden, Upset, and Winter

SUSANNA HOFFS @ THE SATELLITE

July 21st, 2014 · 1 Comment

Photos and words by Cortney Armitage Susanna Hoffs took to the stage Friday night at the Satellite to a packed house. The night proved to be eclectic as her devoted and adoring fans were treated to an existential remix of “Manic Monday” and a county fair version of “Walk Like an Egyptian.” Each tune was [...]

THE CHAIN GANG OF 1974 @ THE ROXY

July 20th, 2014 · No Comments

Photos by Debi Del Grande Lots of L.A. love at the Roxy as Kamtin Mohager aka The Chain Gang of 1974 headlined its biggest show yet. In addition to the new album Daydream Forever, Chain Gang is featured on a deluxe edition of The Naked and Famous’ sophomore album In Rolling Waves where various artists [...]

ROBERT FRANCIS & THE NIGHT TIDE + THE BOOTSTRAPS + VIKESH KAPOOR + MAXIM LUDWIG @ THE TROUBADOUR

July 18th, 2014 · No Comments

Photos and words by Michelle Shiers Last night Robert Francis & The Night Tide packed the Troubadour. Opened by Francis’ guitarist Maxim Ludwig on vocals and Francis on drums as well as singer/songwriter Vikesh Kapoor, and The Bootstraps, the crowd was warmed up by artists of a similar heart-on-sleeve ilk and folky voices. Each one [...]

NEW ORDER + LA ROUX @ THE GREEK THEATRE

July 15th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Photos and words by Debi Del Grande “The city that’s got everything. Palm trees. Hot chicks. Cold chicks.” As New Order dove into “Temptation,” we were clearly reminded that this is one of the most influential bands that came out of the 80s and is still unbelievably sharp and relevant today. The Greek Theatre was [...]

JURASSIC 5 + DILATED PEOPLES + MC SUPERNATURAL + THE BEAT JUNKIES @ THE GREEK THEATRE

July 14th, 2014 · No Comments

Photos and words by Scott Sheff Good things come to those who wait. After 20 plus years of performing hip-hop across LA and the world, Jurassic 5 finally got their time on stage at the fabled Greek Theatre for their “Word of Mouth Reunion Tour.” And it couldn’t have happened to a better group of [...]

MAC DEMARCO + CALVIN LOVE + MEATBODIES + HOLY SHIT @ THE FONDA THEATRE

July 13th, 2014 · No Comments

Photos and words by Scott Sheff Mac DeMarco had the crowd on their knees at the sold-out Fonda Theatre. Literally. The indie rocker from The Great White North closed out the night with homage to the godfather of Canadian rock—Neil Young –and a cover of his classic tune “Unknown Legend.” He and seemingly everyone connected [...]

THE ANTLERS + YELLOW OSTRICH @ THE TROUBADOUR

July 13th, 2014 · No Comments

Photos and words by Samantha Saturday “Swoon” was the word on nearly everyone’s lips Saturday night for The Antlers. This was not a typical, lively weekend show most would choose to attend. No, this show was for those who choose to reach deep down in their thoughts and pull out every ounce of melancholy they [...]

WYE OAK @ EL REY THEATRE

July 12th, 2014 · No Comments

Photos and words by Samantha Saturday Jenn Wasner was admittedly feeling “weird” and a bit like a robot prior to Wye Oak’s performance at the El Rey. “This morning / I woke up on the floor / Thinking I have never dreamed before / And in the afternoon / The nagging thought / That I [...]