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Debi Del Grande

THE HOLD STEADY + CHEAP GIRLS @ THE EL REY THEATRE

July 30th, 2014 · No Comments

Photos and words by Debi Del Grande Fans of The Hold Steady aren’t casual fans. They know the words to every song and sing loud and proud with their arms in the air surrounded by fellow comrades. Every single song. Some fans had seen them several times. Some for the first ever with big grins [...]

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JOYCE MANOR + TONY MOLINA + WINTER BREAK @ THE EL REY THEATRE

July 27th, 2014 · No Comments

Photos and words by Debi Del Grande Putting up a barricade at the El Rey only made the crowd more crazy to get close to one of their favorite local bands, Joyce Manor. With their new album Never Hung Over Again on Epitaph, Joyce Manor knows exactly what their fans like and it was non-stop [...]

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OK GO @ THE TROUBADOUR

July 23rd, 2014 · No Comments

Photos and words by Debi Del Grande Confetti all night long. It’s been a little while since OK Go brought the party to LA. Last night, the Troubadour was the place to be as the creative quartet stimulated our visual and auditory senses. A little impromptu q&a, a Damian Kulash acoustic in the middle of [...]

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THE CHAIN GANG OF 1974 @ THE ROXY

July 20th, 2014 · No Comments

Photos by Debi Del Grande Lots of L.A. love at the Roxy as Kamtin Mohager aka The Chain Gang of 1974 headlined its biggest show yet. In addition to the new album Daydream Forever, Chain Gang is featured on a deluxe edition of The Naked and Famous’ sophomore album In Rolling Waves where various artists [...]

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NEW ORDER + LA ROUX @ THE GREEK THEATRE

July 15th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Photos and words by Debi Del Grande “The city that’s got everything. Palm trees. Hot chicks. Cold chicks.” As New Order dove into “Temptation,” we were clearly reminded that this is one of the most influential bands that came out of the 80s and is still unbelievably sharp and relevant today. The Greek Theatre was [...]

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CLOUD NOTHINGS + METZ + THE WYTCHES @ THE ROXY

July 10th, 2014 · No Comments

Photos and words by Debi Del Grande Big kiss to the person who booked Cloud Nothings, METZ, and The Wytches at The Roxy for two nights. Cloud Nothings had a crowd that couldn’t wait to start moshing about and singing. The room was a sauna as sweat flew in the air from all the hair. [...]

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PETER MURPHY @ THE EL REY THEATRE

July 4th, 2014 · No Comments

Photos and words by Debi Del Grande That distinctive, beautiful voice. The last time Peter Murphy captivated us at the Fonda Theatre, was during the Mr. Moonlight Tour: 35 years of Bauhaus (which was recorded and you can purchase). A musician who never seems to slow down, Murphy played the El Rey Theatre, did a [...]

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DEVO @ THE WILTERN THEATRE

July 1st, 2014 · No Comments

Mark sat at his keyboard reading a newspaper. “Nixon says he’s resigning.” “I think 1974 is gonna be a good year.” And with that, packs of cigarettes were thrown into the crowd.

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YANN TIERSEN + NO @ THE FONDA THEATRE

June 22nd, 2014 · No Comments

Photos and words by Debi Del Grande The beautiful sounds that washed over us Friday evening at the Fonda Theatre were created by multi-instrumentalist Yann Tiersen. Wrapping up his U.S. tour with his latest album ∞ also known as Infinity, Tiersen and his talented band took us into a world of pure enchantment. Tiersen teased [...]

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FAILURE @ THE FONDA THEATRE

June 19th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Photos and words by Debi Del Grande Special fog, “new shit,” birthday cake for Ken Andrews whether he liked it or not, and a continuation of gratitude to Maynard James Keenan for reuniting one the best 90s alternative rock bands that never got a chance to take off and whose music is much needed in [...]

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