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Well, summer is officially over, but that doesn't mean The Summer Of Live Music is anywhere close to being done. The fact is, hot weather in September is nothing new, and that means that there's a plethora of outdoor concerts, weekend festivals, rare touring acts, and innovative shows to keep us all occupied from now until the World Series. Enough, in fact, that we couldn't in good conscience let you go through the week without a comprehensive guide. So whether you're angling to check out My Morning Jacket on their three-day stand at The Wiltern or JJAMZ representing in San Pedro for the Lobster Festival, just make sure you get out of the house, and Go See A Show! More»
Quick, name your favorite band from 1997. Don't lie, or try to pretend that it was Radiohead or someone respectable– yes, you liked them, but the band you really loved was Everclear, or Sugar Ray, or maybe even Lit. And that's fine, by the way. Being vaguely embarrassed about our past choices is what keeps us, as a society, relatively humble. It's also what fuels the demand and ticket sales for the Summerland tour, a '90s nostalgia-rock cash machine that passed through the Greek Theatre last weekend, leaving a hyped crowd of now-20-somethings singing along to every word. More»
Common sense would indicate that the best time of the year to live in L.A. would be in the winter, when your friends everywhere else are freezing their tucheses off and the worst you need is a light sweater. But actually, it's just as nice now, when your buddies in Brooklyn are pretending to enjoy 90% humidity and you get to choose from the full range of summer options, from gay waterparks to pool parties. But don't get too tired in all that sun, kiddies: there's so much good live music coming up that you need to save something in the tank for the evenings. So rock out during the day, but when nighttime rolls around, don't forget to Go See A Show! More»
Thank heaven you guys hate taking the night off, because, as we tell you every week, there are ever fewer opportunities to do so as the Summer Of Live Music rolls onwards. This week, we bring you moody new wave soundscapes at everyone's favorite cemetery/performance space, classic subversive funk-metal, soulful acoustic guitar, and even one very angry, very large white rapper. Simply put, no matter what genres you are, or aren't, into, you're in for a treat this week, so why not make tonight the night that you Go See A Show? More»
Fall is officially upon us, but for all intents and purposes, The Summer Of Live Music rages on with exclusive cemetery shows, blowout weekend festivals, and, of course, Odd Future tonight at the Palladium. Click through the slideshow for your two-week breakdown of upcoming shows you don't want to miss. More»
As many things as there are to do in Southern California in the summer, it's easy to let the beaches and festivals distract us from the fact that some of the best bands in the world are still playing regular shows at regular venues pretty much every night of the week. More»
L.A. is one of the best places in the world to see live music of all kinds. Sure, there's a NYC authenticity that can only come from being stuffed into a sweaty basement that smells like stale cigarette smoke and urine, but give me the Hollywood Bowl any day. So, I humbly present "Go See A Show!", my not-at-all expert guide to the upcoming shows in and around L.A. that I'm planning to (or would love to) check out in the next two weeks. More»
Summer is here, people, and that means you're expected to step up your "recreational activities" game. Yes, I know the nice year-round weather fools you into thinking summer's not special, or that it may be an inconvenience in some way (and you're partially right), but that doesn't change the fact that the best live music—outdoor shows, major tours, kickass festivals—all of this ramps up severely during summertime. So here, then, is the first installment of "Go See A Show!", the GofG guide to the L.A. live music you ought to check out in the next two weeks. More»
Wednesday, May 22
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.