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LITTLE DRAGON @ THE OBSERVATORY

October 29th, 2014 · No Comments

Photos and words by Leslie Kalohi Although Little Dragon performed just a couple of months ago at FYF Fest, singer Yukimi Nagano revealed the band hasn’t been to Orange County since Costa Mesa’s Detroit Bar back in 2009. With a sold out show at The Observatory, the electro-pop group’s popularity has since soared to new [...]

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THE AFGHAN WHIGS + JOSEPH ARTHUR + LOU MAN GROUP @ THE FONDA THEATRE

October 27th, 2014 · No Comments

Photos and words by David Valera The Afghan Whigs made a quick stop in Hollywood and sonically blew the roof off The Fonda Theatre. The legendary rock n’ roll band is on tour to promote their first new album in over 15 years, Do to the Beast on Sub Pop Records. Frontman Greg Dulli began [...]

THE GROWLERS’ THIRD ANNUAL BEACH GOTH PARTY @ THE OBSERVATORY

October 27th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Photos by Debi Del Grande The Growlers know how to throw a party! Not only were there too many great bands to choose from at 3 different stages, there was a fun house, the Pharoah’s Fury ride (that was quite popular and worth the wait), and so many people dressed up in great costumes. Photos [...]

MARKÉTA IRGLOVÁ + ROSI GOLAN @ THE HOTEL CAFE

October 27th, 2014 · No Comments

Photos and words by Maximilian Ho Inside the intimate Hotel Café, the audience listened intently as Markéta Irglová played piano and sang along with her bandmates – percussionist/vocalist Aida Shahghasemi, guitarist Rob Bochnick, and bassist Joe Doyle. Sitting in the back, Rosi Golan pitched in on vocals. The Academy Award winning singer/songwriter, best known for [...]

PLACEBO + THE MOTH & THE FLAME @ CLUB NOKIA THEATRE

October 26th, 2014 · No Comments

Photos and words by Cortney Armitage The lights came up on Brian Molko (vox/guitar) at Club Nokia and washed his pail skin green. As he approached the mic, the corners of his mouth turned up with a wicked grin. He paused, baiting the crowd, then unleashed “B3″ and the ground under our feet started pulsing [...]

BROKEN BELLS @ THE ORPHEUM THEATRE

October 26th, 2014 · No Comments

Photos and word by Scott Sheff The indie rock duo of Broken Bells, made up of The Shins’ lead singer James Mercer and producer/musician Brian Burton, aka Danger Mouse, opened the first of a two-night run at The Orpheum Theatre to an enthusiastic crowd and a set of killer music. The band wove in and [...]

GARY NUMAN @ THE GLASS HOUSE

October 26th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Photos and words by Debi Del Grande There are few shows worth making the journey from LA to Pomona during the week, but to see a true pioneer in the music industry such as Gary Numan live, it is well worth a drive much further. Numan kicked off his North American tour for his latest [...]

HANNI EL KHATIB + HIN DU @ DEL MONTE SPEAKEASY

October 24th, 2014 · No Comments

Photos by Ivanna Valdivia In the heart of Venice Beach, a few lucky music fans heard Hanni El Khatib play some brand new tunes from his upcoming album Moonlight, set to be released in January. The Del Monte Speakeasy was the place to be as Red Bull Sound Select hosted. The night was curated by [...]

WHITE DENIM @ THE FONDA THEATRE

October 23rd, 2014 · No Comments

Photos and words by David Valera Psychedelic guitar riffs with a Texan rock and roll twang permeated through the Fonda Theatre as White Denim made their last stop on their North American tour for Corsicana Lemonade. James Petralli enticed the crowd into a frenzy as boots and bodies soon started riding over the rail while [...]

WILDCAT! WILDCAT! @ THE EL REY THEATRE

October 23rd, 2014 · 1 Comment

Photos by Cortney Armitage Finally! Wildcat! Wildcat!‘s debut album No Moon At All is out and a party was had at the El Rey Theatre for the big celebration. Dedicated fans were very supportive of the local band as they played on a darkened stage with soft projections. Jesse Taylor (vocals, bass), Michael Wilson (vocals, [...]