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Following the major success of the Barcelona-based Sonar Music Festival, organizers handpicked a few of their favorite artists to perform on the 'Sonar on Tour' show that ran for just a few short weeks throughout North America. As one of eight stops on the mini Sonar tour, Los Angeles had the opportunity to host these outstandingly diverse artists on Saturday night at the Shrine Expo Hall. Featuring performances from Azari & III with their two androgynous vocalists, Seth Troxler, Paul Kalkbrenner, Tiga, Gesaffelstein, Nic Fanciulli, and the night's main event, Die Antwoord, the event brought out a funkier side of town complete with the the scent of herb in the air, crowd surfing, some stripping, and a Kat Von D cameo.
While most us were recovering from a week of spooky, costumed late night escapades, Halloween continued for roughly 35,000 raving revelers who hit the HARD Day of the Dead EDM music festival in Downtown's L.A. State Historic Park on Saturday night. With a lineup that included the likes of Knife Party, Crookers, Major Lazer, Justice and Diplo, see how thousands decked in a mix of typical skimpy neon rave gear and skeleton face paint to embrace the Day of the Dead theme ate up the heavy beats well into the wee hours.
Back by popular demand, site-specific modern dance show series FlyAway Home concluded its encore run with a two-night takeover of the Van Nuys FlyAway bus terminal over the weekend. Rather than serving as a mundane hub of transience, the park-n-ride terminal for LAX travelers became the destination as the stage for choreographer Sarah Elgart's elegant performance art piece.
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From a grungy basement to the Staples Center, it's pretty safe to say that no matter where it happens, The xx live is sure to be a spectacular show. But seeing them play in a graveyard where old Hollywood movie stars and rock icons like the Ramones have been laid to rest with Halloween right around the corner is kind of on another level of awesome. We know because we were fortunate enough to attend their show at Hollywood Forever Cemetery Saturday night for what was, in our opinion, one of L.A.'s best live music events of the year.
Deeming mid-October just as good a time of year as any summer month for an outdoor music festival in L.A., FILTER Magazine brought their third annual Culture Collide Festival to town last week. As its name suggests, the four-day music fest showcased an international lineup of bands from around the world with shows at venues throughout the east side of town and Echo Park, all of which culminated in an all-day block party on Sunday. Don't worry if you missed it because we were on the ground to document all the cultural collisions beyond those of a typical day in Echo Park. More»
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One of the beautiful things about living in Los Angeles is having the option to enjoy live music at world-famous outdoor venues very comfortably well into the fall months. That's why awesome shows are still ongoing at places like the Hollywood Bowl and The Greek. Of course kickass shows are also coming up at local indoor venues, so whether you prefer to experience performances from acts like Grimes, The xx and Florence + The Machine indoors or amongst the elements (which we highly recommend while it's still an option), we bring you our picks for the best live music going down in L.A. this week.
The good people at KROQ understand better than most the importance of supplying this town with a constant flow of solid jams from new and emerging bands. With their Locals Only Showcase, they present a monthly concert series that gives us the opportunity to experience L.A.'s rising rock talents and this week brought the show to On The Rox with sets from NO, Beach Party and The New Limb. More»
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This week’s live music in L.A. has impressive indie bands performing throughout the city. If that’s not your thing maybe an 80s girl band or a white rapper will appeal to you. Though the options seem endless, we picked a few of our favorites we think you should see. Most of these artists are promoting their new albums so check them out before heading to the shows (it’s not as fun when you can’t sing along).
Even though the summer is winding down and the temperatures in Southern California are plummeting back into the high 90s, the live music scene is doing anything but cooling off. The next week promises a dazzling array of concerts around Los Angeles from a wide spectrum of different artists like Animal Collective, Black Star, Dead Kennedys and Ladyhawke to name a few, with something for everyone (except people who don't like music. Weirdos). More»
The Hollywood Bowl, as anyone who's even been could tell you, is a breathtaking venue well suited to almost any kind of experience. Arena-style Coldplay concert spectacle? Absolutely. Orchestral versions of popular cartoon movie themes? Sounds good to us. But one area where we've really never tested the Bowl's versatility is with a night of upbeat, electronic-tinged dance rock. Well, until last weekend, anyway, when Hot Chip and Passion Pit stormed the Bowl to prove that the best grooves don't come from a laptop-toting DJ. More»
If you attempted to get near Sunset in West Hollywood over the weekend, you probably became acutely aware of your fatal error in route choice since it was the annual three-day occupation of the area by the music industry known as the Sunset Strip Music Festival. We made sure to dutifully canvas the premises of the music block party event, so here's a look at the performers, fans, confetti and feather headpieces that made up the 2012 SSMF. More»
Saturday, March 8
Sean MacPherson took some time out to chat with us about his new restaurant, so click through to find out why we\'re calling Margaux your new go-to in NYC.