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THE HOLD STEADY + CHEAP GIRLS @ THE EL REY THEATRE

July 30th, 2014 · No Comments

Photos and words by Debi Del Grande Fans of The Hold Steady aren’t casual fans. They know the words to every song and sing loud and proud with their arms in the air surrounded by fellow comrades. Every single song. Some fans had seen them several times. Some for the first ever with big grins [...]

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CONWAY @ THE PETERSEN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM

July 27th, 2014 · No Comments

Photos and words by Debi Del Grande The only thing that has ever brought me to the Petersen Automotive Museum – music. On the rooftop on Sunday afternoons, KCRW is revving up our summer with up and coming bands. Today, Conway was finally in the spotlight. After recently opening for many other bands, we were [...]

CAUGHT A GHOST @ THE GETTY MUSEUM

July 27th, 2014 · No Comments

Photos and words by Cortney Armitage East LA’s indy electro soul band Caught A Ghost caught a ride into the Getty Center on the blustering winds last night for another “Saturdays off the 405″ free show. The music, a mix of classic Motown and contemporary electronica, pleased the crowd of all ages. Jesse Nolan worked [...]

JOYCE MANOR + TONY MOLINA + WINTER BREAK @ THE EL REY THEATRE

July 27th, 2014 · No Comments

Photos and words by Debi Del Grande Putting up a barricade at the El Rey only made the crowd more crazy to get close to one of their favorite local bands, Joyce Manor. With their new album Never Hung Over Again on Epitaph, Joyce Manor knows exactly what their fans like and it was non-stop [...]

CAYUCAS + PAPA @ SANTA MONICA PIER

July 27th, 2014 · No Comments

Photos and words by Maximilian Ho The 30th annual twilight concert series at the Santa Monica pier is in full force as concert goers take in some free music on the beach. As the sun melted into the ocean, PAPA took to the stage playing their hour-long set. Fans held their hand drawn signs into [...]

WHITE FENCE @ THE ECHO

July 25th, 2014 · No Comments

Photos and words by Michelle Shiers Having just released his 5th album under the moniker White Fence , Tim Presley (of the now-defunct Darker My Love) packed The Echo last night along with producer/collaborator Ty Segall on guitar, drummer Nick Murray who is also now a touring member of Thee Oh Sees and Josh Puklavetz [...]

MAN OR ASTRO-MAN? + SALLIE FORD + WRAY @ THE ROXY

July 24th, 2014 · No Comments

Photos and words by Leslie Kalohi April 7, 1997 marked the last time the travelling space aliens of Man or Astro-man? invaded the intimate Roxy Theatre, and also served as my inaugural introduction to the band in a live setting. Hard to believe it’s been 17 years since I attended that show. Yikes. Right as [...]

OK GO @ THE TROUBADOUR

July 23rd, 2014 · No Comments

Photos and words by Debi Del Grande Confetti all night long. It’s been a little while since OK Go brought the party to LA. Last night, the Troubadour was the place to be as the creative quartet stimulated our visual and auditory senses. A little impromptu q&a, a Damian Kulash acoustic in the middle of [...]

VIVA POMONA 2014 – SUNDAY

July 22nd, 2014 · No Comments

Photos by Maximilian Ho Black Horse Trio, Chicano Batman, Cogito, Crystal Antlers, GRMLN, Michael Rey & The Woebegones, The Dead Ships, The Frights, The Lovely Bad Things, The Vim Dicta, and Thee Oh Sees

VIVA POMONA 2014 – SATURDAY

July 22nd, 2014 · No Comments

Photos by Maximilian Ho Viva Pomona kicked off with !!! (Chk Chk Chk), Él Mató a un Policía Motorizado, Girlpool, Haunted Summer, Kids on a Crime Spree, Phaxanation & The Dust Kickers, Porter, Puro Instict, So Many Wizards, The Buttertones, The Garden, Upset, and Winter