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SLEATER-KINNEY @ THE HOLLYWOOD PALLADIUM

After four years, Sleater-Kinney was back to play the Hollywood Palladium with a new album The Center Won’t Hold, sans longtime drummer Janet Weiss, but with new drummer Angie Boylan, instrumentalists Katie Harkin and Toko Yasuda. Founding members Carrie Brownstein and Corin Tucker brought their riot grrrl energy, providing a full and more polished live sound and bigger stage production–but still the same raw energy and ferocity that we know and love from Sleater-Kinney. The show featured every track off their latest release, which was produced by friend of the band Annie Clark—aka St. Vincent. We were also treated to favorites like “Modern Girl,” “Jumpers,” “Dig Me Out,” and “One More Hour.” First generation Latina and Chicago born KAINA opened the show.

Interview

JENNIFER HERREMA OF ROYAL TRUX: LIFE FORMED MY BRAIN

Royal Trux were and are a dimension to themselves—they had their own gravity, their own laws of physics and their own extra- terrestial kind of white light / white heat even on their rst self-titled album for Drag City in 1988. Their Quantum Entanglement is out on Record Store day on Fri., Nov. 29, via Fat Possum. Co-founder Neil Hagerty was unavailable for this interview but Zig Zags’ Jed Maheu got Trux co-founder and frequent L.A. RECORD alum Jennifer Herrema to dig up some good stuff.

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CAMP FLOG GNAW @ DODGER STADIUM

Photos by Maximilian Ho The festival that is always a good time should not have ended the way it did. Many attendees were under the impression that Frank Ocean would appear as the surprise guest. To their entitled surprise, Drake was the surprise guest and…

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STARCRAWLER + SKATING POLLY @ THE FONDA THEATRE

Photos by Bailey McDaniel Youthful energy surged throughout the Fonda as LA’s Starcrawler ended their US tour at a venue singer Arrow de Wilde has been dreaming of playing. Dreams do come true for this band. de Wilde was her fiery self, along with guitarist…

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PETER HOOK & THE LIGHT @ THE WILTERN THEATRE

Photos by Leslie Kalohi Peter Hook & The Light took the Wiltern audience way back into the past with a brooding, but celebratory evening by playing revered New Order albums Technique and Republic in their entirety. When not singing, Hooky stood at the edge of…