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THE KILLS + DREAM WIFE @ HOUSE OF BLUES, ANAHEIM

Many hits, "M.E.X.I.C.O.," new sweet tunes from their fifth studio album Ash & Ice and a room filled with adoring fans helped to celebrate the continuing magic that is Alison Mosshart and Jamie Hince.

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TASHAKI MIYAKI: SUCH A MOVING SOUND

The world is just about to welcome Tashaki Miyaki’s long-long-long awaited full-length The Dream, produced by band frontwoman Paige Stark and due out April 7. It’s a powerfully dreamy album, drawn from the break-of-dawn dreamstate that Mazzy Star knew so well, with waves of sound bringing both treasure and wreckage as they break against the shore. They perform at the Echo every Monday in March. This interview by Christina Gubala.

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TEENAGE FANCLUB + BRITTA PHILLIPS @ THE TERAGRAM BALLROOM

It may have been an Irish celebration on Friday, but inside The Teragram Ballroom, it was all about Scottish band Teenage Fanclub in celebration of their 10th studio album Here.

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GØGGS + FLAT WORMS + WARM DRAG + NAKED LIGHTS @ THE ECHO

Playing to a well-lubricated St. Patrick’s Day crowd, GØGGS nearly burned down The Echo in a true, smash-n-grab affair.

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JAMES CHANCE AND THE CONTORTIONS: I WAS ALWAYS SERIOUS

Contort yourself. Ostensibly, that’s the title of a song on the Buy LP by James Chance & The Contortions. Theoretically, it’s a chance craze that never was. Pragmatically, it’s less a lyric drenched in nihilism than it is an ideal for living. It’s not enough to push yourself. It’s not enough to test your limits. You need to move yourself in more ways than you ever thought you could possible move. Contort yourself. A shark keeps moving or it dies—and yet it never moves straight or in only one direction. James Chance understands this. He appears tonight via the good graces of the fine folk at Part Time Punks for the first time in Los Angeles since 1982. Here, Chance talks about motivation, sentimentality, and the single-minded pursuit of individuality above all else. This interview by David Cotner.

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TONY CONRAD: COMPLETELY IN THE PRESENT @ THE THEATRE AT ACE HOTEL

In a 2016 interview with The Guardian shortly before his death, the avant-garde visual artist, musician, and educator had this to say about his legacy: “You don’t know who I am, but somehow, indirectly, you’ve been affected by things I did.”