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TRACK PREMIERE: FELL RUNNER “SAME WAY”

L.A.'s Fell Runner are a cluster of CalArts alums (including L.A. RECORD featurees Gregory Uhlmann and Tim Carr) whose exuberantly experimental indie rock is the kind of music that materializes when every instrument is in an inspired conversation with every other instrument. It's crackling with a stop-start energy that's the sonic equivalent of " ... and you won't believe what happened next!" They start a quick west coast tour tonight but they'll be home for their record release show at the Bootleg on Wed., June 19get tickets here! Full dates below.

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KISHI BASHI @ HOLLYWOOD FOREVER

Photos by Steph Port Psych pop songwriter/performer/multi-instrumentalist Kishi Bashi (Kaoru Ishibashi) kicked off the west coast run of his Omoiyari record release show at Masonic Lodge inside Hollywood Forever. His fourth and latest album released on May 31, Omoiyari is inspired by the experiences of…

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FIGFest continues June 14 with Oddisee + Good Company and more at FIGat7th!

Downtown L.A.'s FIGFest returns on Fri., June 14, with the unstoppable rapper/producer Oddisee and band Good Company—who teamed up to make Mello Music Group's first-ever live album last year—and support from prior L.A. RECORD cover subject Sudan Archives! The show starts at 6 PM with Mr. Choc of the Beat Junkie Institute of Sound, then Sudan Archives at 7 PM and Oddisee and Good Company at 8 PM. Like all FIGFest shows, this is free and all ages! Get more info and complete FIGFest line-up here, thanks in part to our advertising partners at DoLA!

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TOGETHER PANGEA @ THE REGENT

Photos by Sarah Hess together PANGEA kicked off their US tour at The Regent with new songs from recent EP Dispassionate to a packed crowd full of excited fans, fellow local musicians and friends–many of which were seen crowd surfing. Vocalist/guitarist William Keegan, bassist Danny…

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VIDEO PREMIERE: TOLLIVER “TWISTED”

Never-predictable L.A. musician (as well as L.A. RECORD contributor) Tolliver has a special appearance at School Night tonight and a surprise new video to go with it. "Twisted" is the closing track from last year's Rites EP on the Swedish ICEA label, available here. It's unflinching personal relevation set to a crystalline R&B track—the kind of sound 1984 hoped we'd actually have by 2020—and it's matched to a homage/re-enactment video that includes some winning personal touches and the heroic obliteration of a couple clocks and a giant bowl of flour. He'll perform tonight at a special Pride edition of School Night at the Avalon with Desi Valentine, L.A. RECORD alums Object as Subject and more—as always, free with RSVP here. Flyer below!

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LEE FIELDS & THE EXPRESSIONS @ THE EL REY THEATRE

Photos by Lindsey M. Thompson There is no stopping Lee Fields and The Expressions. Making music for 50 years, soul singer Lee Fields is on a big tour in support of new album It Rains Love. The band stopped by the El Rey Theatre to…