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BLOOD ORANGE @ THE EL REY THEATRE

April 15th, 2014 · No Comments

Photos and words by Michelle Shiers Singer/songwriter/producer Devonte Hynes could possibly spread himself too thin considering his involvement with Test Icicles, Lightspeed Champion, and a number of solo artists. However, the performance of his own project Blood Orange at the El Rey proved that there is plenty of him and his rhythm n’ grooves to [...]

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COACHELLA – SATURDAY

April 15th, 2014 · No Comments

Photos by Debi Del Grande Saturday was a day to start rocking hard early in the sun. Photos of: Laura Mvula, Bear Hands, Unlocking the Truth, Drowners, Graveyard, White Lies, Temples, Ty Segall, Cage the Elephant, Bombay Bicycle Club, Chvrches, Julian Casablancas, Warpaint, Future Islands, Lorde, Solange, Queens of the Stone Age, Pharrell Williams, Pet [...]

COACHELLA – FRIDAY

April 14th, 2014 · No Comments

Photos by Debi Del Grande of: The Bots, Tom Odell, Preatures, Waxahatchee, Wye Oak, Anthony Green, Austra, Goat, Dum Dum Girls, MS MR, Title Fight, Jagwar Ma, Asap Ferg, Aloe Blacc, The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, HAIM, Neko Case, Afghan Whigs, Broken Bells, Bonobo, The Replacements, Bryan Ferry, Girl Talk, Outkast, and Crosses

MOTÖRHEAD + GRAVEYARD + UNLOCKING THE TRUTH @ CLUB NOKIA

April 14th, 2014 · No Comments

Photos and words by Scott Sheff Localchella is in full force as many bands grace our city with full sets if you aren’t catching them out in the desert. One of the hottest shows making a stop at Club Nokia were legends of metal Motörhead. Despite recent health scares, Ian “Lemmy Kilmister is back on [...]

BOY & BEAR + WILDLIFE @ THE TROUBADOUR

April 14th, 2014 · No Comments

Photos and words by Scott Sheff Australia’s indie folk/rock group Boy & Bear returned to The Troubadour for another sold-out show, a fine way to wrap up their North American tour. The quintet of gents opened up with the soothing and relatively mellow “Three Headed Woman” before kicking it up a notch with the ever-popular [...]

JELLO BIAFRA AND THE GUANTANAMO SCHOOL OF MEDICINE + LE BUTCHERETTES @ THE ROXY THEATRE

April 8th, 2014 · No Comments

Photos and words by Debi Del Grande Fast, loud, hard and in-your-face. Some of it was just a complete blur. No one wanted to stand in the back. To be up close and personal to the punk master Jello Biafra is pure euphoria as you get bounced around. As he spit on the floor, wiped [...]

CAUGHT A GHOST @ THE BOOTLEG BAR

April 7th, 2014 · No Comments

Photos and word by James Lozeau Caught A Ghost threw their record release party for Human Nature at the Bootleg Bar and tore up the stage. I had a chance to speak with singers Jesse Nolan and Tessa Thompson beforehand and both were excited and in a great mood for the night. They were fresh [...]

FITZ AND THE TANTRUMS + BAD SUNS @ THE HOLLYWOOD PALLADIUM

April 7th, 2014 · No Comments

Photos and words by Ivette Orenos The hometown crowd was out in force to witness our own Fitz and the Tantrums, who sold out the Hollywood Palladium. As the lights dimmed, the band’s signature neon heart lit up as some of our own hearts started pumping. Michael Fitzpatrick and Noelle Scaggs burst on stage with [...]

DAN CROLL + PANAMA WEDDING @ THE EL REY THEATRE

April 6th, 2014 · No Comments

Photos and words by Leslie Kalohi Charming UK singer-songwriter Dan Croll delivered an utterly delightful set at the historic El Rey Theatre as he kicked off his US tour for debut album Sweet Disarray. With worldly dashes of electronic-based soul and folk-pop, Croll’s music is a harmonious blend of many styles and influences. It is [...]

THE WAR ON DRUGS + WHITE LACES @ THE TROUBADOUR

April 6th, 2014 · No Comments

Photos and words by Debi Del Grande Friends of mine were scrambling and asking everyone they knew for tickets to the two sold shows for The War on Drugs at The Troubadour. Carpets were laid out on the stage floor as Adam Granduciel stood front and center and as I stood in awe of his [...]