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

March 17th, 2017

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.”

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THE GROWLERS @ HOUSE OF BLUES, ANAHEIM

March 15th, 2017

“This is for the big kids. That’s right, it’s a lullaby, you big, drunk baby,” Nielsen said. These “big kids” were just kids when they first fell in love with The Growlers, and amongst the familiar scene of PBR cans, Vans tennis shoes, and the sweet scent of marijuana wafting through the air, one couldn’t help but think, the more things change, the more they stay the same.

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JAPANDROIDS + CRAIG FINN @ THE FONDA THEATRE

March 11th, 2017

The Japandroids let loose a meaty set of their earnest brand of mall rock in support of their new LP Near to the Wild Heart of Life. That is, they play mall rock if the Boss owned the mall, and it enthusiastically served you keg beer in the food court.

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THE PARANOYDS + EGRETS ON ERGOT + FRENCH VANILLA + L.A. DRONES @ THE ECHO

February 4th, 2017

Anyone even half familiar with the L.A. underground these days must regard a lineup like the above with mind-bended anticipation. Indeed, most of the natty, good-looking crowd sloshing through The Echo’s venerable door looked pretty bent already.

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BLOODY DEATH SKULL @ BLUE BAG RECORDS

February 2nd, 2015

Maybe Bloody Death Skull is the missing link between the innocence of youth and the cynicism of the adult who yearns to be young again. They incorporate trippy costumes and obscure instruments. You might start questioning your existence, remembering your childhood (for better or worse) and getting in touch with some uncomfortable truths about the world.

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BOY AND BEAR @ THE FONDA

October 10th, 2014

With reverence for such staples of Americana (yes I know Young is from Canada), Boy & Bear has a lot to live up to but the band certainly met the mark, especially in categories of self-exploration, lyrical depth, and haunting harmonies.