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FAILURE + COLD WAR KIDS + CROSSES @ SUNSET STRIP MUSIC FESTIVAL

September 21st, 2014 · No Comments

Photos by Debi Del Grande Photos of Failure, Cold War Kids, Crosses, The Birds of Satan, Nightmare and the Cat, Queen Caveat, Michael Rey & The Woebegones, and Kansas City Bankroll.

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KOPECKY FAMILY BAND + AVID DANCER @ THE TROUBADOUR

September 21st, 2014 · No Comments

Photos and words by Cortney Armitage The Kopecky Family Band hit the Troubadour Friday night like a fantastic high energy tornado of instruments and folkish indie rock. At one point, the non-traditional family passed out tambourines to the crowd. Leaving no one unsatisfied, Gabe Simon (vocals, guitar, and horns) and Markus Midkiff (cello, guitar, and [...]

BLAKE MILLS @ THE EL REY THEATRE

September 19th, 2014 · No Comments

Photos and words by Debi Del Grande A musician’s musician is sometimes that go-to person everyone hires, but who is not necessarily well-known in the public eye. And that’s ok because they always have steady gigs and have the utmost respect by their peers. But sometimes, that musician starts to bust out because their story [...]

BUZZCOCKS + MEATBODIES @ THE FONDA THEATRE

September 18th, 2014 · No Comments

Photos and words by Debi Del Grande When those pioneers of punk rock/pop punk come to town, you don’t miss them. The Buzzcocks, thankfully were in our city last night and took the Fonda for a wild ride. Longtime, dedicated fans and eager young faces were bopping around to classics and new tunes from their [...]

TOUCHÉ AMORÉ + RADKEY @ THE WILTERN THEATRE

September 17th, 2014 · No Comments

Photos and words by Michelle Shiers Opening with “Gravity, Metaphorically,” post-hardcore band Touché Amoré electrified the stage with relentless energy and chaos. With singer Jeremy Bolm’s gritty scream, they shaped-up the sweaty crowd with their melodic hardcore. The local guys completely commanded our attention with a raging bounding showmanship backed by razor sharp guitars and [...]

DEAD MEN WALKING + THE PINK SLIPS @ THE TROUBADOUR

September 17th, 2014 · No Comments

Photos and words by David Valera “This is a rock concert!” How dare anyone in the crowd at the Troubadour stare into their cell phones while the legendary British punk rocker Ian Rubbish (aka Fred Armisen) is right before your eyes. This musician is a god among musicians and deserves your full attention. Rubbish was [...]

OWEN PALLETT + AVI BUFFALO @ THE EL REY THEATRE

September 16th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Photos and words by David Valera The El Rey Theatre played host to a very diverse and polite crowd awaiting to fill their minds with poetic and emotionally charged music from Owen Pallett and songs from In Conflict. Pallett started off his set with ghostly vocals, surreal tempos and wails from his violin. The “emo” [...]

UNLOCKING THE TRUTH @ THE TROUBADOUR

September 16th, 2014 · No Comments

Photos and words by Maximilian Ho Floating over the crowd while playing the solo to “Monster” without missing a note, Malcom Brickhouse doesn’t hold anything back. It’s just another chapter in the spectacular story of three kids from Brooklyn who defied the odds while living their dream of playing heavy metal. Unlocking The Truth is [...]

KAN WAKAN @ THE GETTY CENTER

September 16th, 2014 · No Comments

Photos and words by Cortney Armitage Closing out the Saturdays Off The 405 Concert Series at The Getty Center, Kan Wakan started things off with a tune from their album’s title track “Moving On.” New vocalist KP reveals herself as a siren. She can seemingly call the wind as she reaches a crescendo on a [...]

CHARLES BRADLEY + KING JAMES AND THE SPECIAL MEN @ SANTA MONICA PIER

September 14th, 2014 · No Comments

Photos and words by Samantha Saturday When Charles Bradley says “I love you!” to a crowd, you can feel the sincerity of his words. “You picked me up off the streets and made me a star!” And it’s easy to fall in love with Bradley, watching him pour out everything he has on stage. Closing [...]