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Made in America, Philadelphia, Day 2

September 1st, 2014
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When Made in America Day 2 began, I thought my only complaint at the end of the day would be the heat. Unfortunately, Mother Nature had other plans for the huge crowd of festival goers in Philadelphia on Sunday. But more on that later. First the good. Read more…

By Jackie VanZelst Posted in Reviews, Show Reviews , , , , , , , ,

Made in America Festival, Los Angeles, Day 2

September 1st, 2014
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The gates open for day two at Made in America, and the lineup promises an even more eclectic selection than yesterday. Weezer, Juanes, John Mayer and headliner Kanye West draw in fans from across the spectrum. It is speculated that today’s attendance is even greater than yesterday’s. Read more…

By Rachel Zimmerman Posted in Reviews, Show Reviews , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Made in America Festival, Philadelphia, Day 1

August 31st, 2014
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Currenty running for its third year in Philadelphia, Made in America seems to have finally figured this whole thing out. With a stage setup mimicking that of last year’s fest, Made in America seems to be learning from past mistakes and improving on its setup each year. (And this year they didn’t run out of water!) Read more…

By Jackie VanZelst Posted in Reviews, Show Reviews , , ,

Made in America Festival, Los Angeles, Day 1

August 31st, 2014
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Budweiser’s Made in America is the first festival of its kind with two major lineups simultaneously taking place on both sides of the country – Los Angeles and Philadelphia – all weekend. Jay Z curates this inaugural event pulling a vast spectrum of artists mostly from the mainstream music scene. Big players like Kanye West, Imagine Dragons, Kendrick Lamar and John Mayer fill up the largest part of the bill. Kanye headlines night one in Philadelphia and magically flies to the best coast to finish off the weekend with a culminating performance at the downtown LA location. Read more…

By Rachel Zimmerman Posted in Reviews, Show Reviews , , , ,

No, I love YOUR Way – Peter Frampton and Buddy Guy Live at the Hollywood Bowl

August 28th, 2014
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It was just two days past that we were at the Hollywood Bowl. Then, we saw Soundgarden and Nine Inch Nails bring as much rock, bombast and technical wizardry to the stage as any act has at this venue in a long time. Would it surprise you to learn that just two days later that we have now heard another band play “Black Hole Sun” at the Hollywood Bowl? Yup. It happened. This time it was not a related heavyweight of the 90s alternative/grunge era though. This time it was Peter Frampton. Read more…

By Raymond Flotat Posted in Reviews, Show Reviews ,

Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden Live at the Hollywood Bowl (Review, Photos and Setlist)

August 26th, 2014
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Some years back, Nine Inch Nails pretty on a pretty massive finale to what was a truly epic career. Dubbed the “Wave Goodbye” tour, it was to herald frontman Trent Reznor taking a large step back from live performance and the Nine Inch Nails entity itself. Or, sort of. At first it was started with the notion that it would be the end for Nine Inch Nails, but around the time the tour wrapped up Reznor made statements indicating that the end might only be a hiatus.
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By Raymond Flotat Posted in Reviews, Show Reviews , ,

FYF Fest 2014 Day 2 (Review, Photos and More)

August 26th, 2014
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With a few of the kinks worked out, the second day of FYF Fest had much faster security lines and an expanded capacity inside The Arena. They even gave out free bottled waters inside and outside the venue which somewhat made up for the issues of the first day. You can tell that everyone was still in recovery mode from the night before and the crowd needed a little pick me up which they received by way of Benjamin Booker’s set on the Lawn Stage.
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By Owen Ela Posted in Reviews, Show Reviews

FYF Fest 2014 Day 1 (Review, Photos and More)

August 24th, 2014
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As the summer winds down, Los Angeles’ favorite music festival finds itself in new surroundings. The Exposition Park plays host to this year’s FYF Fest, four stages spread across the vast grounds of the park. A new home usually comes with new problems as festival goers had to endure 2-3 hour lines just to get through security, just one of the few minor glitches that needed to be worked out on the first day of the two day marathon.
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By Owen Ela Posted in Reviews, Show Reviews

Fucked Up, Live the El Rey Theatre

August 23rd, 2014
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Toronto’s lovable band of misfits Fucked Up tore down the El Rey Theatre on Thursday, nine and a half years after their first show there. “And it wasn’t like this,” lead vocalist Damian Abraham told the adoring crowd he had been hugging, high-fiving and screaming at for the past fifty minutes. Abraham is incredibly engaging in his performance; he is a hulking, shirtless woodsman of a frontman who frequently offers up the microphone to any fan who looks willing and ready to finish a line, or scream anything for that matter. Read more…

By Reuben Merringer Posted in Reviews, Show Reviews , ,

Tanlines, Live at the Sayers Club

August 22nd, 2014
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As part of Red Bull’s Sound Select concert series, Brooklyn’s electro-pop duo Tanlines performed an intimate set at the relatively tiny Sayers Club in Hollywood in anticipation of playing the main stage at FYF Fest this weekend. Sound Select’s mission statement is both to put on great shows and expose new audiences to rising talents, with an emphasis on supporting local acts. Wednesday’s show, curated by Amoeba Music and KCRW, included opening acts Roses and SISU, fitting complements to Tanlines’ peppy, hip-swinging beats and encouraging lyrical turns. Read more…

By Reuben Merringer Posted in Reviews, Show Reviews , ,