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Live reviews

MELVINS + SPOTLIGHTS @ THE TROUBADOUR

July 8th, 2017

Friday’s set showcased A Walk With Love and Death (out now on Mike Patton’s Ipecac Records) and a couple of new tracks, including the spectacularly named “Sober-delic (Acid Only)," which the sold-out crowd headbanged along to just as hard as classics like “Queen” and “The Bit."

Live reviews

THE REGRETTES + THE TRACKS @ LEVITT PAVILION

July 7th, 2017

The band’s songs are mostly earnest and edifying hymns to the teenage experience, songs about telling off the shit-talkers and talking yourself up, even to yourself.

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PINKY PINKY + CELEBRITY CRUSH + MOMMA + ROSE DORN @ THE SMELL

July 2nd, 2017

As you stand in the tiny, brick-walled, urine-scented venue, you feel like you discovered something. No matter how far those bands actually wind up going, you always feel like it could happen—and that you were there before it did.

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NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS @ THE GREEK THEATRE

June 30th, 2017

“Here’s a terrible little tale,” he said before “Jubilee Street,” “as opposed to the last one. And the next one for that matter. But that’s what we do.”

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WHITE REAPER + RON GALLO + NAKED GIANTS @ THE TROUBADOUR

June 28th, 2017

What that added up to last night was a wall-to-wall, gasoline-soaked set filled with fat riffs, enough heart-rattling energy to power all of West Hollywood, and a lot of very sweaty dudes.

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BLACK LIPS + TIMMY’S ORGANISM + STARCRAWLER @ THE REGENT

June 25th, 2017

Besides a crowd-surfing guitar solo from Jack Hines, and some light making-out between founders Cole Alexander and Jared Swilley, the show was comparatively tame, leaving the music front and center.