Show Review: Jim James @ Pappy & Harriet’s

Jim James is sorta pissed off…

September 30th, 2016
Kyle B. Smith
Category: Review
jim-james

Out near Joshua Tree, there is a place that time almost forgot. Once utilized for main street scenes in old Western movies by the likes of Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, and John Wayne, Pioneertown is now home to the great roadside saloon-meets-The Boar’s Nest music venue Pappy & Harriet’s.
Continue reading…

Show Review: Foals @ The Hollywood Palladium

Straight from the ‘stinkbox’

September 29th, 2016
Kyle B. Smith
Category: Review
foals

When you consider that Foals has dubbed their creative studio space in Oxford “the stinkbox,” everything else makes sense: their no-nonsense albums, the kick-the-door-in live shows, and especially maniacal frontman Yannis Philippakis’ relentless and abundant “fuck you” confidence.
Continue reading…

Show Review: Bloc Party @ The Hollywood Bowl

UK rockers play biggest show ever!

September 28th, 2016
Mary Bonney
Category: Review
bpbanner

Sunday evening, Bloc Party performed at The Hollywood Bowl, bringing their exciting, raw sound to the largest crowd they’ve ever headlined in front of. After a hiatus in 2013 and subsequent lineup changes, the revamped British rock act seemed humbled by the experience, and their fans came ready to dance along with the group’s powerful indie/alt rock at one of Hollywood’s most historic venues on an unseasonably warm evening.
Continue reading…

Must Watch: Break: The Musical – Episode 2

Kate’s editor is tempted by a tango…

Kristin Houser
Category: Lead Story, Video
print-ending

Last week, staff writer Mary Bonney premiered her original musical web seriesBreak: The Musical. We met Kate, a Los Angeles music journalist, whose recent promotion came with the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to interview Carter, her rock star idol (played by America’s Got Talent finalist Brian Justin Crum).
Continue reading…

Amoeba Music Adds Dispensary to Berkeley Store

Weedheads rejoice – shopping just got easier.

Sean Kramer
Category: News
amoeba

In life’s Venn diagram of character types, there are a whole lot of people who occupy the shared space between “stoner” and “record store patron,” and now these two archetypes will be even more deeply linked, at least in the city of Berkeley, thanks to Amoeba Music’s recent announcement that they will be adding a dispensary to the store in the city in which the mega-record store chain was founded.
Continue reading…

Show Review: Atmosphere @ The Shrine

Rhymesayers bring the hip-hop heads together again

September 27th, 2016
Kimberly Quitzon
Category: Review
img_3937

After releasing Fishing Blues earlier this year, Atmosphere hit the road for their Freshwater Fly Fishermen Tour, and this Saturday hip-hop fans took over The Shrine when the group and their many special guests, including Dilated Peoples, Brother Ali, Aesop Rock, and more, stopped by.
Continue reading…

Review: St. Paul & the Broken Bones @ The Wiltern

If Paul Janeway is wrong, I don’t want to be right

September 26th, 2016
Kyle B. Smith
Category: Review
st-paul-broken-bones

Straight outta Birmingham, Alabama, and armed with new material, St. Paul & The Broken Bones held court Tuesday night at The Wiltern with a set that evidenced an evolution from the raw, excited throwback tone of their first album, 2014’s Half the City, to a more pensive and experimental flavor on new LP Sea of Noise.
Continue reading…