Photos by Walter Sy It wasn’t too long ago, Imagine Dragons was playing inside The Roxy during the middle of a hot day at the Sunset Strip Festival. Only a handful of people were there. Fast forward to this week and the indie rock band from Vegas headlined a sold out show at The Wiltern. [...]
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November 4th, 2012 · No Comments
Shooting photographs of Grace Potter & The Nocturnals is like trying to put a tornado in a bottle. The show was a cyclone of spinning blonde. Potter leapt, danced, and occasionally crawled across the stage of the Wiltern Friday night, grabbing the hand of every audience member who reached. The band played a show that [...]
October 29th, 2012 · No Comments
LA’s very own Jane’s Addiction, rocked the house at The Wiltern Saturday night. Original members – frontman, Perry Farrell, guitarist Dave Navarro, and drummer Stephen Perkins could have both long since retired as rock legends, yet they still bring the full force of their talents to the stage, oozing the raw charisma and sensuality that [...]
October 7th, 2012 · No Comments
The adoring crowd at The Wiltern was whisked away by Seattle’s dreamy folk-pop band, The Head & The Heart, as the band played their warm, fuzzy & shamelessly happy melodies. Portland’s experimental country/folk band Blitzen Trapper opened. Photos by Walter Sy.
July 30th, 2012 · No Comments
The tempo was never mundane at The Wiltern Theatre as Dirty Projectors went from solid pop songs like “Stillness is the Move” and “No Intention” to more challenging and layered tunes. Only released a couple of weeks ago, Swing Lo Magellan is the latest and seventh album from David Longstreth (vocals, guitar, musical direction; born [...]
July 18th, 2012 · No Comments
Not since the last NIN show had I seen the line at The Wiltern Theatre loop around the block as it did for Frank Ocean last night. With no opener, the show was supposed to start fairly early. But doors didn’t open on time for a very good reason. Earlier, Ocean was in a car [...]
June 13th, 2012 · No Comments
Pacing with nervous energy between his mic, guitars, and over to the piano, Kristian Matsson’s slim figure on stage made the entire Wiltern Theatre appear enormous. However, The Tallest Man on Earth filled the venue with his powerful vocals and witty banter, creating an intimate atmosphere for the seated audience. As a few yelps made [...]
June 3rd, 2009 · No Comments
A trio of fans who seemed to have just barely graduated from their teenage years rotated their small triangle of dance every song so as to give each other an equal amount of time being closest to the stage. Concert security harassed people about staying behind the invisible wall those white tape lines on the floor are supposed to create, but were unable to compete with the overwhelming, enveloping force of the Collective, and were in turn harassed by Drunk Groupie #7, whose tenacity and lumbering clumsiness in her tens of attempts to hurl herself into the orchestra section were spectacular to behold.