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OUTSIDE LANDS @ GOLDEN GATE PARK

The fog rolled in through the trees and a chill was in the air, yet fans at this year's Outside Lands kept warm by moving from stage to stage, drinking wine and bundling up as the 10th anniversary of the festival came and went.

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DREAMCAR + SUPERET @ THE FONDA THEATRE

While it may appear to be an unusual combination on paper, watching Dreamcar perform together gives us a sense of camaraderie that seems as though they’ve been playing together for years.

Interview

TERRY MALTS: BACK TO BASICS

Terry Malts’ new record sounds something like a rebirth. The band has always had an affinity for pop hooks, but their recent Lost at the Party foregrounds that sensibility while paring down the fuzz. It’s a sound that can feel reassuring in its directness, drawing a straight line between sorrow and joy while encompassing both. We talked with Terry Malts guitarist and songwriter Corey Cunningham about the evolution of his band—which includes members in both L.A. and San Francisco—as well as his passion for discovering music and the ideas pop music can communicate in foreboding times. Terry Malts performs on Fri., Aug. 18, at the Hi-Hat. This interview by Chris Kissel.

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VIDEO PREMIERE: OTTOFIX “OFFERING” + 2 (MEM. TIJUANA PANTHERS)

Ottofix is the Tijuana Panthers drummer Phil Shaheen in a wild synth-punk solo project. Here are three high-velocity videos from his New Objectivity EP, available now digitally and as a very limited edition 7" is available now from Innovative Leisure. One video above and two more plus the Ottofix bio-slash-manifesto below!

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ALBUM PREMIERE: BRIAN HILL ‘AND THE NOH STARRS’

NYC's Brian Hill was once roommates with Joo Joo Ashworth from Froth in Echo Park, and from that little connection a powerfully L.A. backing band—including Joo Joo, Laena Geronimo of Feels and much more, Sasami Ashworth of Cherry Glazerr and Tomas Dolas from the mighty Mr. Elevator—was born. The Noh Starrs album is out Fri., Aug. 18, on Modern Sky U.S.A., and Hill and his Noh Starrs are headlining a nicely curated residency every Monday this month at the Bootleg, with Pinky Pinky, Shannon Lay, Janelane and more all set to make appearances. Complete line-up info below!

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BILLIE EILISH @ THE HI HAT

LA native Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O'Connell (whew!) whose stage name is thankfully Billie Eilish celebrated the eve of the release of her highly anticipated debut EP don't smile at me last night at The Hi Hat.