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REAL STREET FESTIVAL @ HONDA CENTER

Photos by Maximilan Ho It was a hot weekend down in the OC as the immersive hip hop lifestyle event, Real Street Festival, hit the Honda Center grounds with plenty of music and good times.

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BETTER OBLIVION COMMUNITY CENTER @ THE OBSERVATORY

Photos by Matt Cowan The dynamic duo of Phoebe Bridgers and Conor Oberst AKA Better Oblivion Community Center held one of their musical meetings at The Observatory on the eve before a big meeting at The Wiltern Theatre. Compelling songs were played from their self-titled…

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TY SEGALL RESIDENCY @ THE TERAGRAM BALLROOM

Photos by Steph Port Ty Segall and the very much alive Freedom Band played the third show of a two-month Friday night residency at Teragram Ballroom. Throughout the residency, the garage rocker and his bandmates Mikal Cronin, Emmett Kelly, Charles Moothart, Ben Boye, and Shannon…

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TRACK PREMIERE: CAT SCAN “DIRTY MOVIE”

Explosive locals Cat Scan finally have a debut album set to release, and it's not a second too soon. Live, they're like the Suburban Lawns performing with set-on-fire intensity, and the new "Dirty Movie" captures that frantic/ferocious energy perfectly. It's like Dangerhouse's Deadbeats playing at Dead Kennedys velocity, or Pylon if they'd been one of the early South Bay bands. California has a great tradition of this kind of revelatory razor-sharp art-punk, and Cat Scan fit in perfectly. After all—what's a cat scan but a machine that shows you real guts? Their In Nature is out Sept. 6 on Volar, and you can get it here.

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ALBUM PREMIERE: TEEBS + CAURAL “CEIBA” EP

NYC/LA label Strange Neighbor put out the very L.A. comp Oscillations last summer, and they're back now with a particularly neighborly new EP that pairs much-loved local producer Teebs with Chicago's similarly visionary Caural.

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LOLLAPALOOZA 2019 @ GRANT PARK, CHICAGO

Photos by Kate Scott Many tried to get in for free, but Lollapalooza 2019 was worth the ticket price to enjoy all these bands in one beautiful park in Downtown Chicago.