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alt-J @ THE GREEK THEATRE

October 21st, 2014 · No Comments

Photos and words by David Benjamin It was a triumphant return to LA by the English indie rock band, alt-J. Keyboardist Gus Unger-Hamilton mentioned it was only two and a half years ago the band played their first show at Bardot in Hollywood. The Greek Theatre was packed with happy fans as the band played [...]

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MOON BLOCK PARTY @ POMONA FAIRPLEX

October 21st, 2014 · No Comments

All photos by Leslie Kalohi If you weren’t at Moon Block Party, you really missed out on the stellar lineup and a great party! The stages were just close enough, great food trucks near tables and benches, plenty of bathrooms, perfect weather and so many great bands. Photos below of Spoon, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, The [...]

MASTODON + GOJIRA + KVELERTAK @ THE FOX THEATRE POMONA

October 20th, 2014 · No Comments

Photos and words by Maximilian Ho Metal juggernauts Mastodon played the Fox Theatre in Pomona, bringing their eccentric and imaginative music to their fans. The band is on a national tour in support of their newly released album Once More ‘Round the Sun. Mosh pits formed and fans banged their heads into the night as [...]

THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS + THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART @ THE WILTERN THEATRE

October 20th, 2014 · No Comments

Photos and words by Scott Sheff Many bands are often referred to as “supergroups”—a side-project made up of the best-of-the-best musicians from other bands—but few can make that claim from their inception like that of The New Pornographers. And true to form, the eight-piece Canadian band was nothing short of super in their show at [...]

MØ @ THE ECHOPLEX

October 20th, 2014 · No Comments

Photos and words by Leslie Kalohi Originally scheduled to perform at The Regent, Danish singer MØ ended up fitting perfectly with the mantra and festivities set forth by Culture Collide, kicking off three days of international music bliss all around Echo Park. An explosive force of nature, MØ commanded the audience’s attention for the entire [...]

J. RODDY WALSTON & THE BUSINESS + FLY GOLDEN EAGLE @ THE TROUBADOUR

October 20th, 2014 · No Comments

Photos and words by David Valera “We drove from the desert with no air conditioning to make it to L.A. This maybe the last time we’re all here together so let’s dance!” J. Roddy Walston then proceeded to dance and spin with his microphone stand. J. Roddy Walston (vox/piano/guitar) & The Business – Billy Gordon [...]

HOZIER + JAMES BAY @ IMMANUEL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

October 19th, 2014 · No Comments

Photos and words by Cortney Armitage His poetic and emotional lyrics lingered, then slowly dissipated in the fog of the cathedral sanctuary. Walking down the center aisle with his acoustic guitar sans mic, Hozier gave all in attendance a spiritual experience. Taking advantage of the intimate setting, he asked the people on the second level, [...]

MASSIVE ATTACK @ THE GREEK THEATRE

October 17th, 2014 · No Comments

Photos and words by Debi Del Grande Music v. Industry, LA craptastic traffic, clear to engage, refugees in the millions – like, follow, accept, delete. How lucky we were that the smooth, yet oh so powerful sounds and messages of Massive Attack had fans at the Greek Theatre swaying and transfixed on the stage as [...]

THE HORRORS @ THE MAYAN THEATRE

October 16th, 2014 · No Comments

Photos and words by Debi Del Grande Sometimes when bands play new tunes from their new album, it’s a sign to go for a drink or take a bathroom break. Definitely not the case with The Horrors and their latest Luminous. It’s a refreshing album and when a song like “Chasing Shadows” starts the show, [...]

DROWNERS @ STUBBS, AUSTIN

October 15th, 2014 · No Comments

Photos and words by Debi Del Grande Continuing on the Dr. Martens’ #standforsomething tour, I decided to catch Drowners at Stubbs (inside) in Austin. The long line of young fans waiting outside a few hours before the show ended up smashed in front of the tiny stage. When frontman Matt Hitt was spotted at the [...]