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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 [...]

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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 · No Comments

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, [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]