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[Devo partying backstage, 1977] Every week, we tell you that the slate of amazing, diverse live music in the L.A. area shows no signs of letting up. Frankly, we're not sure whether you believe us or not, because maybe you're all just getting used to being able to see the biggest names and best-kept-secret young talents in the music world, week after week, and you take this all for granted. Well, all we can do is keep hitting you with our top picks from yet another amazing week of awesome, unique live shows from your favorites and future favorites in every genre. I guess what we're trying to say is, Go See A Show! More»
It's impossible, try as we might, not to view Mike D's amazing Transmission L.A. audio/visual art festival at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA through the prism of last week's tragic loss of Beastie Boy Adam "MCA" Yauch. But, while it's not our place to presume to know MCA's thoughts, we're pretty sure he would have been happy that even as the world was mourning his loss, Transmission was continuing to thrill music-loving audiences with big-name performances like Thursday's show from British garage pioneer DJ Harvey and LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy. More»
The next time you hear some non-Angeleno say L.A. lacks any real culture, ask them if the KROQ Weenie Roast has ever come to wherever they're from or the last time The Weeknd played a show at sunset in a cemetery where famous people like Bugsy Siegel, two of the Ramones, Jayne Mansfield and George Harrison have been laid to rest. It may not feel like L.A.'s five-month-long shorts and sandals pool party season outside yet, but the summer of live music is already going strong with the aforementioned concerts and more, all of which we bring you in this handy guide to L.A.'s top shows to see this week. More»
We've been trying to tell you this for weeks, but the Summer Of Live Music isn't going to be stopping any time soon. Nope, with yet another week of unique shows from big names, old favorites and dynamic new groups, it looks like you're not getting any rest before Labor Day. But trust us, this is nothing to complain about, especially with only-in-L.A. gems like The Weeknd on the Hollywood Forever Cemetery lawn on the radar. So whatever else you might be up to this week, make sure you leave time to Go See A Show! More»
Last night when Jack White took the stage at downtown L.A.'s historic Mayan Theater, he was accompanied not by Meg White, Dead Weather partner Alison Mosshart, nor fellow Raconteurs bandmates, but the all-girl band called The Peacocks with a pregnant stand-up bassist before an audience of adoring fans that included the likes of Rod Stewart, Axl Rose and Gary Oldman. By all accounts, the highly anticipated show—a somewhat last minute gig tacked on to the living legend's Blunderbuss world tour—was nothing short of extraordinary. If you weren't there, here's a look at what you missed. More»
With two straight weekends of Coachella madness in the books, it's understandable if you figured you were about to get a week off to rest and collect yourself. Understandable, but incorrect, because summer is upon us, and that means there's no stopping the steady flow of kick ass live music. This week brings L.A. everything from big name arena rock to classic gangster rap to pioneering art shows featuring world-class DJ's, so no matter what your taste is, it's a perfect week to Go See A Show! More»
With the first weekend of Coachella in the books already, it might be understandable to think that the music community was going into a four-day hibernation to gear up for Friday. However, Goldenvoice is instead seizing the opportunity of having so many big-name bands sticking around for the week and throwing incredible shows all over the greater L.A. area, including possibly the greatest week of shows Pomona has ever seen. We posted a thorough breakdown of Coachella-related L.A. shows when they were announced last month, and it's even more relevant today. So don't wait until the weekend, Go See A Show! MORE>>
So now that we've regained our "better weather than the East Coast" title (with the exception of some very funky wind), there's a lot of activities competing for your attention: al fresco dining, trips to the beach, cancelled Beerathons, and whatnot. But as the upcoming slate of pre-'Coachella concerts in and around L.A. proves, you'd be wise to leave plenty of time in your schedule for your weekly dose of kick ass live music. So what are you waiting for? Go see a show! More»
Since everyone was trapped indoors on Sunday, hiding from the year's worth of rain that fell upon Los Angeles, I'm sure you're all a little antsy to get out and do something. Well, you're in luck because there's no rain in the forecast this week and there are a bunch of great live music shows all over town, from Brazilian inspired electro-funk-pop to the solid beats of HARD LA. So put away your galoshes and go see a show with Guest of a Guest L.A.'s guide to the best live music this week. More»
There's only really two ways to get many of the biggest names and most well-respected actors on the planet in one room. The first way is to give out golden statues, and we just wrapped that up last week. The second way, on the other hand, is to offer them parts in a project that's too prestigious, well-written or morally important to pass up, and preferably all three. This, it seems, is how half of Hollywood was involved in this weekend's staged reading at the Wilshire Ebell of Academy Award-winning writer Dustin Lance Black's new play "8", which tells the story of the recent appeals court decision declaring gay-marriage ban Proposition 8 to be unconstitutional. More»
So all your friends went off to Sundance to party with movie stars and alcoholic babies, and you're still here in L.A.? Maybe you're a little jealous, because it seems like every night they're checking out some big name like Drake, playing for free? Don't sweat it, because there's actually a lot of great live music happening right here in town this week, including plenty of artists that give ol' Wiz Khalifa a run for his money. So instead of sitting at home feeling left out, Go See A Show!! [L.A. punk legends X play the MOCA on Friday, photo via] More»
Monday, June 17
We sat down with Anne Pasternak for a few questions about Creative Time's past and future, as well as the importance of having an awareness about public art in the city.