Photos and words by Debi Del Grande Tuxedos and Ninjas! Those crazy Swedes came back for some more Southern California loving at Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach and House of Blues in Anaheim. Many tracks were played from the latest creation Lex Hives and some oldies were thrown in as well. No one stood [...]
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September 13th, 2012 · 1 Comment
Feeling that I’m at one of the best live shows I will ever experience is exactly what I feel when the stylish garage rockers perform. The Hives will serve it to you on a silver platter and it will be broken by the end of the night. After catching them at Coachella, I got a [...]
COACHELLA DAY 3: GREG GINN, LISSIE, TUPAC SHAKUR’S REANIMATED CORPSE, THE GROWLERS, THE HIVES, DR. DRE, SNOOP DOG, EMINEM, 50 CENT, WARREN G, GASLAMP KILLER, THUNDERCAT, WILD FLAG, AT THE DRIVE-IN, HOUSSE DE RACKET, BUT NO LADY OF RAGE…
April 22nd, 2012 · 1 Comment
At its best, these 80s imitators sounded like Bryan Ferry singing “More than This,” except with all the charm and twinkle sucked out, leaving a residue that stunk of congealed Spandau Ballet, When in Rome, Haircut 100—and before you start to think “Wow, I love those bands, and that sounds awesome,” remember that the best singles by those bands were great because they had such strong personality! Drain the personality, and you’ll have Wild Beasts. Henri Matisse wants to paint their noses red… with blood.
April 18th, 2012 · No Comments
all photos by lindsey best L.A. RECORD‘s Lindsey Best returns (despite finals!) with her own final day of Coachella coverage of At the Drive In, Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg, First Aid Kit, Fitz & the Tantrums, Florence + the Machine, Gotye, Justice, the Hives, the Weeknd, Wild Beast and Wild Flag! So become wild [...]
April 16th, 2012 · 1 Comment
When you think of this interview, imagine the THROBBING bass notes of Santigold in the background, as 20,000 people sit in a field nearby and cheer while dropping tabs of ecstasy.