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DESCENDENTS + OFF! + THE BOMBPOPS @ FOX POMONA THEATRE

October 1st, 2014 · No Comments

Photos and words by Leslie Kalohi With a sold out crowd that was hungry for the one-two punch from both Descendents and OFF!, it was a truly raucous night at the Fox Theatre in Pomona. As soon as Descendents frontman Milo Aukerman arrived and loudly declared “Everything Sux,” the floor level transformed into a pulsating [...]

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ROYAL BLOOD + MEG MYERS @ THE TROUBADOUR

October 1st, 2014 · No Comments

Photos and words by Debi Del Grande It’s not hard to believe that England’s Royal Blood only got together last year and are having the success they are having, which is most definitely going to increase. They have already been opening up for The Pixies and played a sold out show here not too long [...]

THE ORWELLS + SKATERS @ THE FONDA THEATRE

September 30th, 2014 · No Comments

Photos and words by David Benjamin There’s definitely a love connection between LA’s young music fans and Chicago’s The Orwells who had the Fonda erupt with crowd surfers and moshers galore. Of course, lead singer Mario Cuomo was in the crowd no less than three times throughout the set. The young band roared like longtime [...]

GEORGE FEST: A Night to Celebrate the Music of George Harrison @ THE FONDA THEATRE

September 30th, 2014 · No Comments

Photos by Debi Del Grande The support, love and community of musicians is unparalleled. When one falls, there are many who are there to help. With the Jameson Neighborhood Fund benefiting the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, which provides financial assistance to musicians struggling to pay the bills while facing illness and disability, it wasn’t surprising [...]

BOB MOULD + CYMBALS EAT GUITARS @ THE ROXY

September 30th, 2014 · No Comments

Photos and words by Scott Sheff Playing the second night at The Roxy, indie rock veteran Bob Mould tore through a set filled with songs from his days with Hüsker Dü, Sugar and his solo work, including his latest release Beauty & Rain. Together with his comrades Jon Wurster on drums and Jason Narducy on [...]

THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM + AGAINST ME! + TWOPOINTEIGHT @ HOLLYWOOD PALLADIUM

September 30th, 2014 · No Comments

Photos and words by Cortney Armitage Jersey’s The Gaslight Anthem was back to play the Palladium. Along with new tunes from their latest Get Hurt, the band had some random, yet endearing non sequiturs ranging from how much hand sanitizer one gets sprayed down with before meeting the President to a PSA about the dangers [...]

DIE ANTWOORD @ HOLLYWOOD PALLADIUM

September 29th, 2014 · No Comments

Photos by Debi Del Grande The answer to Saturday night was the unique, creative, and in-your-face Die Antwoord who had all the fancy and dressed up Zef kids at the Palladium in full dance mode.

WAY OVER YONDER (SATURDAY) @ SANTA MONICA PIER

September 29th, 2014 · No Comments

Photos by David Benjamin Way Over Yonder concluded Saturday with sun, sand and tunes from Jackson Browne, Heartless Bastards, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Jamestown Revival, The Lone Bellow, The Barr Brothers, Nathaniel Rateliff, Linda Perhacs, Joe Pug, Leslie Stevens and Lenny Goldsmith’s New Old.

JEFF THE BROTHERHOOD + MUSIC BAND + COLLEEN GREEN @ THE ECHO

September 29th, 2014 · No Comments

Photos and words by Debi Del Grande JEFF The Brotherhood are currently on their Fall tour with an EP Dig The Classics where they put their own hard spin on covers. The set at the Echo included a few like Beck’s “Totally Confused” and Teenage Fan Club’s “Mad Dog 20/20.” “Heavy Krishna” and “Zipper” had [...]

WAY OVER YONDER @ SANTA MONICA PIER (FRIDAY)

September 28th, 2014 · No Comments

Photos by David Benjamin Only in Southern California do we kick off Fall by having a concert at the beach with Local Natives, Lucinda Williams, Moses Sumney, Little Hurricane, Joe Fletcher, The Wild Reeds, Houndmouth and the The Far West.