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UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA + LOWER DENS @ THE FONDA THEATRE

February 5th, 2016

Unknown Mortal Orchestra proved to the sold out crowd at the Fonda Theatre what great musicians they are. They kicked off their set with Ruban Nielson (guitarist/singer) singing the syncopated verses to “Like Acid Rain” off their most recent album Multi-Love. During “From the Sun” the crowd went wild when Nielson launched into an epic solo. At the end of “How Can You Luv Me,” drummer Riley Geare showed off his chops with a solo filled with plenty of drum rolls and crashing cymbals. Keyboardist Quincy McCrary got in on the action - dazzling the crowd with a jazzy piano rendition of “Ffunny Ffrends." The crowd clapped their hands and sang along to the distinct and catchy melodies of Multi-Love. UMO wrapped things up and got extra groovy with “Can’t Keep Checking My Phone."

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THE SOFT WHITE SIXTIES + WARBLY JETS + ALYESKA @ THE HI HAT

February 5th, 2016

Headlining last night, The Soft White Sixties, who just moved from San Francisco to Los Angeles, were a soulful R&B number with energetic and charismatic lead vocalist, Octavio Genera. Genera's theatrical moves, tossing of the microphone stand, and command of the stage, along with the bands dynamic energy, had much of the crowd moving.

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GIRLSCHOOL @ THE BOOTLEG

February 2nd, 2016

Wow! The first-ever GIRLSCHOOL weekend-long festival, called FIELD DAY WEEKEND, had almost every single band around town that features incredible female musicians. You name it - they played. White Sea, Kitten, Dead Sara, Riothorse Royale, Kera & The Lesbians, Kim & The Created, and many more. GIRLSCHOOL is a new music and arts collective that celebrates female artists, leaders, and voices. Founded by Anna Bulbrook (the Bulls | the Airborne Toxic Event | Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros). Proceeds from GIRLSCHOOL's Field Day Weekend 2016 benefited Rock n' Roll Camp For Girls LA.

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KITTEN + HUNNY + OLIVVER THE KID @ THE FONDA THEATRE

February 1st, 2016

Chloe Chaidez was her usual super-energetic self, dancing every moment she wasn’t singing and climbing everywhere she could reach. Even after an hour and a half of dancing and partying, she was still able to do a back handspring at the end of the set. For the closing song, Chaidez brought a bunch of fans onto the stage for a end of night cuddle party.

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THE BLACK QUEEN + DRAB MAJESTY @ THE COMPLEX

January 31st, 2016

With a set starting at close to 12:30am, The Black Queen took the stage in darkness to sounds provided by Joshua Eustis, former Nine Inch Nails touring member and Puscifer collaborator, on electronics. Through the blasts of lights and strobes he was joined on vocals by Greg Puciato of The Dillinger Escape Plan and former Dillinger, NIN and Kesha tech Steven Alexander. The trio blazed through songs off of their debut album Fever Dream and disappeared from the stage as abruptly as they appeared.

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OFF! + MIKE WATT & THE MISSINGMEN + THE DRIPS + KIM & THE CREATED + DEATH HYMN NUMBER 9 + SPECS OF DUST @ ALEX’S BAR

January 31st, 2016

Alex Hernandez had a dream of opening his own bar and book the bands he wanted. This past weekend, local punk bands got together to help him celebrate Alex's Bar 16th anniversary party.