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OUTSIDE LANDS 2018 @ GOLDEN GATE PARK

Photos by Maximilian Ho A lot of Angelenos escaped the heat to attend the Outside Lands Festival in Golden Gate Park. The lineup had a powerful female presence, including Janet Jackson, Janelle Monae, Florence and The Machine, Billie Eilish, Shannon and The Clams and more.

Interview

NUMB.ER: WHATEVER “IT” IS

Numb.er’s 2018 release Goodbye was to me a farewell to the musical trends that make a local scene feel uninspiring: led by Jeff Fribourg, a founding member of popular psych-‘gaze’ band Froth [and sometime L.A. RECORD contributor—ed.], Numb.er’s blend of punk, darkwave, and goth felt like it was written specifically for me. Numb.er performs with Palm and Harmony Tividad on Thurs., Aug. 16, at the Roxy. This interview by Bennett Kogon.

News

VIDEO PREMIERE: SADGIRL “BREAKFAST FOR 2”

L.A. trio SadGirl signed to Seattle's Suicide Squeeze earlier this summer—they're now labelmates with locals like L.A. WITCH, the Coathangers and Guantanamo Baywatch—and they're about to make their label debut with their "Breakfast For 2" EP and this extremely atmospheric video. "Breakfast" is an Ed Wood-meets-Twilight Zone tale of tragic romance and forbidden science—and the true tragedy that happens when breakfast goes unfinished.

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SLEIGH BELLS @ THE OBSERVATORY

Photos by Debi Del Grande Making a quick headlining stop in the OC while on tour with Weezer and the Pixies, Sleigh Bells treated fans to a full set of electric sounds. Alexis Krauss is as polished as ever with Derek E. Miller working his…

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SALES + NO VACATION @ THE TROUBADOUR

Photos by Marcos Manrique Lauren Morgan and Jordan Shih of Sales had a few stops in LA on their tour for their sophomore self-released LP forever & ever. The Floridian duo may have made this album on their own, but they weren’t alone last night…

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TRACK PREMIERE: BUS “BUG-EYED FREAK”

New L.A. trio Bus (Ken Arimura on guitar, Oliver Strouse on drums and Ned Vogel on bass/vocals) drop off this new track that's part right-now Oh Sees/Ty Segall garage-punk and part back-then Black Flag riffs and smash-and-grab Urinals energy—time to bug out? Well, that's kind of what the title suggests, isn't it? You can get this song here—hopefully first of many to come!—and they'll be playing downtown's Ham And Eggs Tavern on Sat., Aug. 11, with Thriller Party, Mint Trip and Znzn Canshan.