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Red Bull 30 Days in LA Day 20: Future Islands, Rose Quartz, SPEAK, Live at the Wiltern

November 22nd, 2014
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Along with two complimentary openers, Future Islands brought a heavy dose of synths and hard-not-to-dance-to beats to the Wiltern on Thursday as part of Red Bull’s 30 Days in LA. Read more…

By Reuben Merringer Posted in Reviews, Show Reviews , , , ,

Red Bull 30 Days in LA Day 19: Midnight Magic, Live at Moonlight Rollerway

November 22nd, 2014
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Red Bull Sound Select’s 30 Days in LA has officially taken the county by storm. With hype-worthy concerts night after night, each new show gets more exciting than its precedent. Good music, free snacks, Red Bull flowing by the case, swag and unique posters can be found at each night’s respective location. Wednesday night, Sound Select curated a special event at Moonlight Rollerway in Glendale. The Not your Mama’s Roller Disco is a philanthropically inclined Sound Select Soul Clap Records showcase with a live performance by Midnight Magic, DJ sets from Crew Love residents Lonely C of Soul Clap, Navid Izadi and special guest Baby Prince Wolf and Lamb, with donations from the bar going to the Global Alliance for Student Advancement 501c3. Read more…

By Rachel Zimmerman Posted in Reviews, Show Reviews , ,

Red Bull 30 Days in LA Day 16: Dum Dum Girls, Tapioca and the Flea, Lowell

November 18th, 2014
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Past the bright white foyer of The Well, which is draped in merchandise and chic clothing, a smoky room awaited the next artists featured in the Red Bull Sound Select series 30 Days in LA. Blue lights hung from the ceiling and the stage was decorated with a neon sign bearing a pair of big red lips that read “Dum Dum Girls.” In the back patio a pizza truck and bar entertained the early comers. The environment as a whole felt like a retro-themed prom, which was somewhat appropriate considering the headliner. Read more…

By Janelle Esguerra De La Cruz Posted in Reviews, Show Reviews , ,

Red Bull 30 Days in LA Day 11: Turntable Tennis featuring DJ Nu-Mark

November 17th, 2014
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Night 11 of Red Bull’s 30 Days in LA took place at SPIN Standard LA. The table tennis tournament was DJ’d by DJ Nu-Mark (Jurassic 5) and the winners received tickets to the 2015 Sasquatch Festival. Read more…

By Sharon Alagna Posted in Reviews, Show Reviews , ,

Everything Will Change – The Postal Service Reunion Documentary

November 17th, 2014
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In celebration of the ten-year anniversary of their seminal album, Give Up, The Postal Service reunited last year for a tour to coincide with Sub Pop’s expanded, deluxe edition of the album. On November 24, Sub Pop will be releasing on DVD and Blu-ray a concert documentary called Everything Will Change, which draws from two nights of performances at the Greek Theater in Berkeley, California. Read more…

By Reuben Merringer Posted in Reviews, Show Reviews

Red Bull 30 Days in LA Day 13: Run The Jewels, Mystery Skulls, Thurz

November 14th, 2014
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The thirteenth day of Red Bull’s 30 Days In LA brings us hip hop duo Run The Jewels headlining the Echoplex. LA’s Thurz and Mystery Skulls opened the show which rounded up another impressive line-up of the beloved Concert Series. Rapper’s El-P and Killer Mike stunned the sold out crowd with cameos from Rage Against The Machine’s Zack De La Rocha for the song “Close Your Eyes And Count To Fuck,” Travis Barker behind the kit for “All Due Respect” and Gangsta Boo for audience favorite “Love Again.”

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By Owen Ela Posted in Reviews, Show Reviews , , , ,

The New Basement Tapes Put On Stunning One-Off Show Featuring Haim, Johnny Depp and More (Review, Setlist)

November 14th, 2014
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There are those moments you wish you could freeze time and snatch up every person you love in the world, transporting them to your location. Halting the cosmos just long enough that all those wonderful people that make your life feel special could dance with you in a circle celebrating vitality and kinship. The Ricardo Montalban Theatre in Los Angeles just had one of those moments, featuring what may likely be the only performance ever from a supergroup of epic proportions, the affectionately named The New Basement Tapes. Read more…

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Red Bull 30 Days in LA Day 9: Bad Religion, The Scandals, Baby Baby

November 13th, 2014
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Day 9 of the Red Bull Sound Select 30 Days in LA series took place at the Mayan with Bad Religion headlining. Opening for the legendary punk band were Atlanta based funk band, Baby Baby, and the NJ punk group, The Scandals. Read more…

By Sharon Alagna Posted in Reviews, Show Reviews , , ,

Red Bull 30 Days in LA Day 7: Warpaint, Kurt Vile, Avid Dancer, Son of Stan

November 11th, 2014
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Warpaint was joined by Son of Stan and Avid Dancer at the Echoplex for Day 7 of Redbull’s 30 Days in LA. Ben Harper drummer, Jordan Richardson’s band Son of Stan (which Richardson describes as #divorcepop) started out the show, followed by Los Angeles’ Avid Dancer. Before Warpaint came on stage 3d glasses which turned the lights into rainbow hearts were handed out to the audience. They started the show with the first 2 songs from their 2014 self titled album, the ladies were later joined on stage by a string ensemble and Kurt Vile, who performed “Baby” with them. Read more…

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Red Bull 30 Days in LA Day 5: Wax on Wax, Live at Madame Tussauds

November 10th, 2014
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Mayer Hawthorne, Dan Wilcox from KCRW, Dirty Dave, and the guys from Beach Party dj’d a night dedicated to vinyl at Madam Tussauds for night 5 of Redbull’s 30 days in LA. The wax museum was open after hours for guests and celebrity impersonators roamed around pretending to be wax sculptures and getting down on the 2 dance floors. Origami Vinyl, Amoeba Records, and The Record Parlour had booths set up to purchase records. Read more…

By Sharon Alagna Posted in Reviews, Show Reviews