Show Review: Angel Olsen @ The Wiltern

A commanding performance on Valentine’s Day

February 16th, 2017
Kyle B. Smith
Category: Lead Story, Review

Think back to those chalky heart-shaped candies sold in flimsy, cardboard packaging. “Be Mine” was one that always seemed to turn up, so when Angel Olsen opened her show at The Wiltern on Valentine’s Day with “Never Be Mine,” there was a hint of fatalism in the air.
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We Went To Daft Punk’s Pop-Up Shop

Open for one week at Maxfield on Melrose

February 15th, 2017
David Fisch

In conjunction with Daft Punk’s performance with crooner The Weeknd at this year’s pretty solid Grammy Awards held at Staples Center, the electronic duo/overlords decided to open a pop-up shop in West Hollywood to show off all of the merchandise they’ve been steadily releasing since 2013’s Random Access Memories dropped.
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Win Tickets To See Agnes Obel At El Rey Theatre!

Danish singer is swinging by LA

February 14th, 2017
Kristin Houser
Category: Contest, Lead Story

For the first time in two years, Danish artist Agnes Obel will be returning to North America for a series of dates surrounding her SXSW appearances. She’s touring in support of Citizen of Glass, her first concept album, and on March 21st, the songwriter, pianist, and producer will be swinging by LA’s El Rey Theatre to regale Los Angeles with her unique sound.
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Top 5 Valentine’s Day Concerts In Los Angeles

Music-centric events everyone can enjoy

Jillian Goldfluss

Whether Valentine’s Day serves to reaffirm your passion for your significant other, or remind you that you’re still kicking it with your cat, there’s plenty of live music to make today memorable. You can nurse your heartache with Angel Olsen, immerse yourself in darkwave musings, or support Planned Parenthood with the crème de la crème of pysch rockers… Whatever you’re feeling, LA has got you covered.
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Win Tickets To See The Brian Jonestown Massacre

Bringing the drone to the Fonda

February 9th, 2017
Kristin Houser
Category: Contest, Lead Story

More than a quarter of a century ago, Anton Newcombe founded The Brian Jonestown Massacre and the group has been shaping the sound of garage rock ever since. Though the lineup has changed frequently, Newcombe and his collaborators have managed to release more than a dozen full-length albums incorporating everything from shoegaze and psyche rock to electronic and world music.
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Rapper Eric Biddines Talks The Local Cafe

Meet the South Florida rapper with “Sumn to Say”

Kimberly Quitzon

Eric Biddines knew early on that music was what he wanted to do with his life. In South Florida, he grew up brewing coffee for his mom in the morning, and he took a liking to the local culture outside of drugs and violence. I got a chance to speak with Eric about his latest album, The Local Cafe, on which he invites listeners to join him for a cup of coffee and learn about his community.
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Irontom To Open On Red Hot Chili Peppers Tour

LA favorites are hitting the arena circuit in May

Katherine Seibert
Category: Lead Story, News

When one of your musical influences asks you to go on tour with them, you don’t say no. When that band is Red Hot Chili Peppers, you really don’t say no. For LA-based act Irontom, this isn’t just a dream — this is reality.
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An Open Letter to Ty Segall

Re: The Teragram Ballroom on Feb 4th

February 7th, 2017
Kyle B. Smith
Category: Lead Story, Review

Ty Segall,

Where have you been all my life? Like many East siders, I loath to admit when something so ripe has passed me by. I confess. I did not know much of anything about you. But then I caught that shreddy Morning Becomes Eclectic set, and it kinda blew my hair back. Then everything started coming up Ty Segall.
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Show Review: Run the Jewels @ Shrine Auditorium

Hip hop duo plays biggest LA show to date

February 6th, 2017
Sean Kramer
Category: Lead Story, Review

When we last caught the dynamic duo known as Run the Jewels, the group was on their victory lap behind their excellent sophomore album, RTJ2. A little over a year later, El-P and Killer Mike are back at it with a new album (RTJ3) and a new Run the World tour that kicked off earlier last month, and they have somehow managed to soar to even greater heights than their already-impressive previous chapters.
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Release of The Week: Big Sean – I Decided

Buy tickets to his LA show at The Palladium

February 3rd, 2017
Kimberly Quitzon
Category: Lead Story, News

Big Sean’s fourth studio album, I Decided, is here and packed with bangers. The Detroit rapper’s highly anticipated album includes the already certified gold track “Bounce Back” with features from Jeremih, Eminem, Twenty88, and more. After some promo with appearances on SNL and dope listening parties, it quickly rose up the charts.
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