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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 admin 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 , ,

John Legend and Sharon Jones Marvin Gaye Tribute Live at Hollywood Bowl

August 21st, 2014
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Bright lights and a warm breeze welcomed a sold-out show at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles Wednesday night. With the help of the Los Angeles Philharmonic & Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, nine-time Grammy Award winner John Legend provided a moving tribute to the Motown hero Marvin Gaye roughly three decades after his untimely passing. What was expected to be a beautiful tribute to Marvin Gaye himself as well as to his record What’s Going On turned into a musical political platform. Recorded and released in 1971 during a time in American history where Richard Nixon was president, Americans were protesting the Vietnam War and racial tensions were escalating in the streets. Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On emphasized love and political awareness to his listeners. Fast forward four decades later and his platform still resonates more than ever.
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By Marisa Rose Ficara Posted in Reviews, Show Reviews , , , , ,

Death From Above 1979, Live at the Troubadour

August 15th, 2014
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The Canadian duo Death From Above 1979 is back in action and there wasn’t any better way of showing Los Angeles than an intimate show at the Troubadour to kick off their European/North American tour this Fall.

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By Marisa Rose Ficara Posted in Los Angeles, Reviews, Show Reviews , , , , ,

Sir Paul McCartney, Live at Candlestick Park, San Francisco

August 15th, 2014
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Sir Paul McCartney closed out the historic Candlestick Park stadium in spectacular fashion last night. The beloved fifty four year old home to the San Francisco 49ers hosted The Beatles final concert together on August 29, 1966 and forty eight years later, Sir Paul finally returned. The final pre-demolition event sold-out to 49,000 fans, with a rumored fifth row middle lawn seat selling day of for $11,000, a far cry from the $5.50 tickets for The Beatles back in ‘66. The set list was familiar to McCartney’s appearance in San Francisco’s Outside Lands festival last summer, but the cosmic weight of the evening hung tangible in the air and on the rock legend’s face as he looked behind him at images of the Beatles from their ‘66 show and out on the crowd whose deafening cheers filled the stadium throughout the three hour set.

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By Emily Clark Posted in Reviews, Show Reviews , ,

PHOTOS: Christopher Owens, Live at Hollywood Forever

August 13th, 2014
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Girls frontman Christopher Owens played to a sold out audience at Hollywood Forever on Thursday. Owens played a short but sweet set, marking the first show on his tour to promote the upcoming ‘A New Testament’ due out Sept 30th. Returning to the stage before playing an encore cover of Michael Jackson’s ‘Smile,’ Owens apologized by saying they were just starting and that was more or less their whole set. Read more…

By Sharon Alagna Posted in Reviews, Show Reviews , ,

Outside Lands 2014 Day Three: Flume, The Flaming Lips and The Killers

August 12th, 2014
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Day three of the Outside Lands Music Festival proved colorful as ever with awesome light shows from Flume, The Flaming Lips and Tiesto, but in the end, the final day was won by rock and roll. Read more…

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