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IDLES + FONTAINES D.C. @ THE FONDA THEATRE

May 24th, 2019

Photos by Debi Del Grande If you missed the insane show at The Fonda Theatre the other night, don’t fret because the fine Englishmen that call themselves IDLES will be back in October to play an even bigger venue – The Wiltern with our local…

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MAVIS STAPLES’ 80TH BIRTHDAY BASH @ THE THEATRE AT ACE HOTEL

May 23rd, 2019

Photos by Stephanie Port “Am I having a birthday party or what?!” shouted R&B, soul and gospel legend Mavis Staples amid her 80th birthday (which is officially July 10th) celebration at Ace Theatre last evening. There was another cause for celebration–Staples’ 14th studio album We…

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DOWNTOWN BOYS @ THE SMELL

May 23rd, 2019

Photos by Sarah Hess Providence punk five-some Downtown Boys filled The Smell with an air of defiance. Between her punk sermons urging fans to fight a system backed by colonialism, patriarchy, and white supremacy, frontwoman Victoria Ruiz thrashed around stage, donning a black veil, like…

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SANTIGOLD @ THE HOLLYWOOD PALLADIUM

May 20th, 2019

Photos by Katy Gumble Santigold was at the tail end of a tour celebrating the 10th anniversary of her self-titled album. During her set, she spoke about the inception of the album in Brooklyn and working with former Stiffed bandmate John Davis. “We didn’t think…

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SASAMI @ THE GETTY MUSEUM

May 19th, 2019

Photos by Katy Gumble Welcome to Sasami’s classroom at The Getty Museum Lecture Hall. The spot for Saturdays at the 405 at the Getty is outside where it’s usually sunny, but the rain cancelled that idea. Sasami’s music lesson was brought indoors and even her…

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GARBAGE @ THE SHRINE AUDITORIUM

May 18th, 2019

Photos and recap by Leslie Kalohi More than two decades and six albums later, Garbage homecoming show at the Shrine Auditorium proved to fervent fans that the band is hardly resting on its impressive laurels. A glittering Shirley Manson ferociously commanded attention the entire night,…