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We know that L.A. starts to feel like a ghost town on a holiday weekend, but with a Goldenvoice-revamped 2-day FYF Fest kicking off on Saturday, the smartest kids might be the ones staying in town for Labor Day. And even if you're staying home to save dough, you deserve to see M83, Sleigh Bells, Dinosaur Jr. and the like just as much as anyone. Luckily for you, we've teamed up with our friends at Chilli Beans Sunglasses and Goldenvoice to give you a shot to win tickets, including a VIP prize package including free Chilli Beans sunglasses! Read on to find out how to enter today. More»
Who doesn't love a free concert? There's a ton of music events over the next few weeks, and the ones we found won't have you dropping your paycheck on tickets. No matter what your music preferences may be, we've found shows in a range of genres all throughout the NYC area. So check out our round up of the best, completely free, shows you can go see before the summer ends. More»
We've long been fans of the FYF Fest, dating back to the days when the alternative and indie rock themed festival had less corporate sponsorship to worry about and cheerfully printed the "F**k Yeah!" now implied in the name on their official tickets and banners. While we're general supporters of open profanity, the perfectly acceptable tradeoff in recent years has been the rapid expansion and improvement of the lineup, which last year featured beloved acts like Guided By Voices. But FYF organizers (which include co-sponsors like Goldenvoice) are clearly not yet satisfied, and they've proven it with an M83-led 2012 lineup, just announced this morning, that we feel safe saying is the best yet. All the details after the jump! More»
For those who opted to forgo fighting the legendary Memorial Day weekend beach traffic or an EDM-filled bender in Vegas, there was the 2012 Jubilee, whose summer kickoff festivities took over the Sunset Junction area of Silver Lake on Saturday and Sunday. Let's take a look at what went down at the third annual street and live music festival event for the many who chose to keep it eastside this past holiday weekend. More»
There are probably some of you out there who feel like it's important to spend Memorial Day weekend in silent reflection over the sacrifices made in the name of American freedom. And we very much respect that, and send our profound thanks to those who serve our country. We also think that the best way to celebrate freedom, once you've given your thanks, is to go out and have a completely awesome time. Luckily for you, there's a bounty of pool parties, music festivals, BBQ's, yacht parties, rooftop ragers, and more this long weekend, right here in L.A.– check it all out in our 2012 Memorial Day Weekend Party Guide! More»
So Tuesday's not even over yet, and you've already got your eyes on the weekend, don't you? I mean, who could blame you? 3-day weekends are worth their weight in gold, and even by our standards, this one is packed full of enough kick-ass live music for you to really make a mini-vacation of it. But trust us when we tell you that before we even hit Memorial Day, there's a whole load of amazing bands, shows and events rolling through our fair city this week. So what are you waiting for? Today's the day 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>>
Some good news for those of you unable to partake in either of the two back-to-back Coachella weekends next month. As of Monday, the festival's producer Goldenvoice unveiled a fully-loaded schedule of shows in the L.A. area in the days surrounding the desert music festival. They've deemed the two-week live music extravaganza "Goldenvoice Presents April 2012." Whether you're getting in on Coachella action next month or have opted out this year, if you're into this year's lineup at all, you're probably going to want to take a look at the artists they've scheduled to perform in these supplemental shows since most of them are playing the festival this year. More»
Not all fun parties are silly, but all silly parties are definitely fun. This timeless rule was proved yet again during Uncapped Live, presented by Vice Magazine and Vitaminwater at Detroit Bar in Costa Mesa. And while the "silly" that we usually associate with the OC trends more towards McMansions and surfer bros, judging from this party, there's no shortage of the good kind either. Let's illuminate the distinction and brush up on how to be the good "silly"... More»
Friday, May 24
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.