2017

JUNGLE brings explosive modern soul to the El Rey Theatre

12/08/2017

London-based modern soul collective Jungle closed off their United States tour in Los Angeles — and it was fire. The seven-piece music collective played to a sold-out house of soul lovers at the El Rey Theatre on Thursday night. Their infectious live sound, infused with electronic funk and rhythmic percussions showed they know how to Read More

Morgan Saint is Pop Music’s Next Big Act

12/05/2017

Morgan Saint is an artist I had the opportunity to see and meet last Wednesday night in Los Angeles, and little did I know this New York artist would be on her way to become pop music’s next big act. “Exactly a year ago today, I was on a plane from New York to LA,” Read More

Indie pop band Cults put the Teragram Ballroom into a daze

11/22/2017

Indie pop band Cults brought their synth pop melodies to the Teragram Ballroom in Los Angeles last Tuesday, November 7th and put the crowd into a daze. Known for their breakout hit “Go Outside,” which first gained them the attention of fans worldwide, Cults has gone on to make more music since 2010, with the Read More

Jaymes Young wants you to “Feel Something” on tour with Oh Wonder

10/23/2017

Jaymes Young’s moody electro-R&B sounds feel perfectly familiar and unfamiliar at the same time. “Girl I get stoned on you / Rubbing my bones on you,” he sings in pleasant, clear-cut vocals to a vibing electronic drumbeat. “Nothing else burns like you / Ripping my shirt off you.” With the ability to blend alternative rock, electronic Read More

Company Of Thieves reunite for 10 years of “Ordinary Riches” at The Troubadour

10/07/2017

“It feels like we never stopped,” guitarist, cofounder and cowriter Marc Walloch of the indie rock band Company of Thieves said to me in an interview on Saturday. The Chicago-born trio, made up of singer and founding member Genevieve Schatz, Walloch and bassist and keyboardist Chris Faller, reunited this September to play a slate of Read More

OCS (AKA Thee Oh Sees) Team up with Ty Segall and Shannon Lay for 2 Shows Benefiting Coalition on Homelessness

10/06/2017

If you are like me, the year 2017 has often left you asking yourself what more can I do to help out locally, nationally and beyond. With everything going on in the world, we all need to pitch in where we can; after all we are in this together. That sentiment is definitely not lost Read More

Photos: An Astronomical Evening with Sufjan Stevens and Co. at Fox Theater

07/31/2017

Words by Christine Javier Photos by Leticia Molina It was a stellar Friday evening at the Fox Theater in Oakland, California, United States, Northern Hemisphere, on planet Earth. The sold-out crowd was in for an out of this world performance of Planetarium, a galactical project by Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, and James McAlister, whose Read More

Outside Lands Summer Pairing Series this Week

07/26/2017

For those hungry for a taste of Outside Lands, this week the Summer Pairing Series kicks off. The pared down series features half as many events as the previous year, though offers enthusiasts plenty to be excited about. This Friday, Harmonic Brewing — the newer Dogpatch brewery — partners with Nombe Ramenburger, offerings guests dishes like Read More

Photos: At Burger Boogaloo 2017 Punk Legends Steal the Show

07/11/2017

Words by Farren Jecky, photos by Pedro Paredes-Haz Oakland’s Burger Boogaloo is now in its eighth year running. The garage punk fest is located in leafy Mosswood Park, just beyond the industrial sprawl, the docklands and the tent cities of downtown. It’s different out here, as the locals will tell you, the heat is a Read More

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