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Chrissie Hynde, Live at The Pantages Theatre

December 9th, 2014
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Few of the current generation’s musical artists will make it to legendary status and still have a place to play in 30 years. Perhaps their greatest challenge is traveling down roads that have already been paved. So many musicians of generations past have been there and done that – framing and setting the standard for all subsequent artists. Chrissie Hynde, a maverick to the core, has lit the path for all following female artists to have more independence, opportunities and gumption. Hynde’s brash attitude and fervor for playing in a band have kept her in the business for almost four decades. She boldly writes rock songs that appeal to the masses, dons a signature masculine look with a feminine twist, and emits a generally “badass” energy that won’t quit. On Saturday night, she closed her Stockholm tour in front of a fully satisfied audience at the beautiful Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, proving that after more than 30 years of rocking, she still has that “it” factor. Read more…

By Rachel Zimmerman Posted in Reviews, Show Reviews , ,

Red Bull 30 Days in LA Day 22: The Head and The Heart, Los Colognes, Live at the Ace Hotel

December 2nd, 2014
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Day 22 of Red Bull Sound Select’s 30 Days in LA took us downtown to The Theatre at Ace Hotel. Indie folk band The Head and The Heart headlined the sold out show with Nashville’s Los Colognes opening.  Within a few songs their set, the Seattle six-piece had the entire (seats only) theatre on their feet dancing which held on for pretty much the rest of the night. The band played a remarkable selection of songs off their two Sub Pop albums including crowd favorite “Lost in My Mind”. Read more…

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

PHOTOS: James Vincent McMorrow, Moors, Live at Ace Hotel

November 27th, 2014
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Irish singer/songwriter James Vincent McMorrow performed at the Ace on Novemeber 20th. He played hits from both Early in the Morning, his album from 2010 and this year’s release Post Tropical. Moors, made up of actor/rapper Keith Stanfield and producer HH, opened. Read more…

By Sharon Alagna Posted in Reviews, Show Reviews ,

Red Bull 30 Days in LA Day 25: Tree, Two-9, Juicy J, Live at The Fonda

November 26th, 2014
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The dancing began even before the performers came on stage for the next event of Red Bull 30 Days in LA. The crowd’s rowdy anticipation was almost palpable as The Fonda Theater in Hollywood began to fill. The evening promised heavy beats, rap and energy and the performers certainly did not disappoint. Read more…

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

Red Bull 30 Days in LA Day 18: Real Estate, Beach Party, Pure Bathing Culture, Live at the Belasco Theater

November 26th, 2014
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Night 18 of Redbull’s 30 days in LA was headlined by Real Estate at the beautiful Belasco Theater. Openers were Los Angeles band Beach Party and Pure Bathing Culture an indie band from Brooklyn. New Jersey’s Real Estate played a mix of older songs and songs from their newest album, Atlas, and even brought up Rivers Cuomo (Weezer) for a song early in their set. Read more…

By Sharon Alagna Posted in Reviews, Show Reviews , ,

The New Pornographers, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Live at Union Transfer, Philadelphia

November 24th, 2014
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The Pains of Being Pure at Heart kicked things off at Thursday night’s show at Union Transfer. As openers, it’s their job to get the crowd pumped for the headlining act. And they definitely fulfilled that responsibility. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart have been around for a while now. Or at least Kip Berman has. Following their 2011 release, Belong, several members of the band departed, leaving just lead singer Kip Berman and drummer Kurt Feldman. Read more…

By Jackie VanZelst Posted in Reviews, Show Reviews ,

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 , ,