Photos and words by Leslie Kalohi The weekend came early with a dance party courtesy of co-headliners The Presets and Dragonette at the Avalon Hollywood. With the U.S. tour winding down, both bands brought tons of energy, good vibes, and plenty of danceable beats. Complete with LCD screens and colorful flashing lasers, Sydney’s beloved electronic [...]
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February 1st, 2012 · No Comments
Alternative rock group Angels & Airwaves are currently on tour with their latest “LOVE, PART II” and had a recent stop at the Avalon. Vocalist/guitarist Tom DeLonge (Blink 182) with guitarist David Kennedy (Box Car Racer), bassist Matt Wachter (30 Seconds to Mars) and the recent addition of Ilan Rubin (Nine Inch Nails) on drums [...]
January 25th, 2012 · No Comments
AVALON PRESENTS PRE-GRAMMY CONTROL SESSION WITH CUT COPY (DJ SET) ON FRIDAY FEB. 10TH AT THE AVALON, 1735 VINE STREET, HOLLYWOOD. 9:30PM/ $25/ 18+
February 17th, 2010 · No Comments
By eleven the place was packed with an interesting mix of fancy feminine (heels, short dresses, big earrings, small shirts), hippy trippys (dreadlocks, woven yarn hats, embroidered purses), and people in black, all swarming, dancing, prancing, making eye-contact contact, and then, not so much. I forgot my Molly and colorful lit fingertip gloves but there were enough people with both of these items that the crowd didn’t feel the lack.
November 20th, 2009 · No Comments
Just in case there wasn’t already enough reason to support this effort: We just added Band Of Horses and Sea Wolf to the bill that already includes Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Shirley Manson, Tom Gabel (Against Me!), Jarrod Gorbel (The Honorary Title), Charlotte Martin, Butch Walker and Songs for Kids. They will all be playing [...]
October 18th, 2009 · No Comments
Popular Songs’ “If It’s True”—a sugary Kaplan/Hubley duet that unapologetically borrows its intro from The Four Tops’ “Sugar Pie Honey Bunch”—was introduced as the most “straightforward pop song [they’ve] ever written.” Before launching into it, an audience member implored the band to play more fuzzed out jams, to which Kaplan responded, “We’ll get around to the noise later.”
October 6th, 2009 · 4 Comments
With their last tour of the States now over ten years ago, the band looks no worse for the wear. Bassist and longstanding main songwriter Nicky Wire is an attention getter, as always, doing high kicks wearing a naval captain’s hat in front of his boa-covered mic-stand that could double for a colorful giant macaw. James Dean Bradfield’s voice is as beautiful and crystalline as ever, an instrument that is simultaneously capable of the range and timbre of Peter Cetera and the sneer and outrage of John Lydon, making it possible for this band to turn even a mundane cover song into a universe expanding melody.
June 25th, 2009 · No Comments
Dance music and electronica produce a great many ephemeral acts, but Crystal Method’s debut Vegas placed Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland at a seemingly permanent place at the pinnacle of both genres. Divided by Night is the first studio album in five years, with scads of guest stars doing cameo appearances. This interview by Ron Garmon.
February 22nd, 2008 · No Comments
Quick list of all last week’s previews, reviews, interviews and MP3s!