tUnE-yArDs – Sonos Studio and the Wiltern – Dec 14

tUnE-yArDs – Sonos Studio and the Wiltern – Dec 14

Photos by Sharee Allen // Give & Take Photos Merrill Garbus and her band tUnE-yArDs are on the rise, and their fan base continues to spread. Their Sonos Studio performance last week was sandwiched between an...

Forgotten Favorites of 2014 (pt. 1)

Forgotten Favorites of 2014 (pt. 1)

This is not a top ten list. It is a disorganized collection of affections for records I didn’t have the time or sense or willpower to properly consider on the site but which left a serious...

Rancid – …Honor Is All We Know

Rancid – …Honor Is All We Know

Rancid’s eighth studio album …Honor is All We Know has lived up to and even exceeded the hype that preceded its release. After repeated delays, the band threw an unexpected left hook by releasing a short...

Every Time I Die @ The Filmore – 11.17.14

Every Time I Die @ The Filmore – 11.17.14

Ed. Note: There was a time I could give you the straight dope on what’s metal and what’s punk and what’s hardcore but now, I don’t know worth a good goddamn and that’s just fine, I...

Trentemøller – Fonda 11-26-14

Trentemøller – Fonda 11-26-14

Photos by Sharee Allen // Give & Take Photos Indie-electronic artist Anders Trentemøller and his band wrapped up their international tour on Wednesday with a killer show at the Fonda. The band packed their LA day...

Bear’s Den @ Warsaw – 11.25.14

Bear’s Den @ Warsaw – 11.25.14

Ed. Note: Unlike many kids he knew or knows, Charles is no friend to British folk rock (whether it be alternative or not). Rumor has it, the bias is something to do with his mother and...

tUnE-yArDs – Sonos Studio and the Wiltern – Dec 14

Photos by Sharee Allen // Give & Take Photos Merrill Garbus and her band tUnE-yArDs are on the rise, and their fan base continues to spread. Their Sonos Studio performance last week was sandwiched between an appearance on Conan and a headlining show at the Wiltern, supported by openers Cibo...

Review by Sharee Allen
Forgotten Favorites of 2014 (pt. 1)

Forgotten Favorites of 2014 (pt. 1)

This is not a top ten list. It is a disorganized collection of affections for records I didn’t have the time or sense or willpower to properly consider on the site but which left a serious impact on me and which, I believe, you should IMMEDIATELY purchase to make your...

Review by Charles
Rancid – …Honor Is All We Know

Rancid – …Honor Is All We Know

Rancid’s eighth studio album …Honor is All We Know has lived up to and even exceeded the hype that preceded its release. After repeated delays, the band threw an unexpected left hook by releasing a short video: a three-song rager that got fans psyched. Then they raised it up a...

Review by Carlos Zerzan
Every Time I Die @ The Filmore – 11.17.14

Every Time I Die @ The Filmore – 11.17.14

Ed. Note: There was a time I could give you the straight dope on what’s metal and what’s punk and what’s hardcore but now, I don’t know worth a good goddamn and that’s just fine, I think. Heavy is as heavy does and Every Time I Die is heavy as...

Review by Todd Sipes
Trentemøller – Fonda 11-26-14

Trentemøller – Fonda 11-26-14

Photos by Sharee Allen // Give & Take Photos Indie-electronic artist Anders Trentemøller and his band wrapped up their international tour on Wednesday with a killer show at the Fonda. The band packed their LA day to the brim, starting with a performance on Morning Becomes Eclectic on KCRW and...

Review by Sharee Allen
Bear’s Den @ Warsaw – 11.25.14

Bear’s Den @ Warsaw – 11.25.14

Ed. Note: Unlike many kids he knew or knows, Charles is no friend to British folk rock (whether it be alternative or not). Rumor has it, the bias is something to do with his mother and the yen for tears she taught him early and often and which he’s rejected...

Review by Charles
Future Islands – (Red Bull Sound Select) @ The Wiltern – 11.20.14

Future Islands – (Red Bull Sound Select) @ The Wiltern – 11.20.14

Ed. Note: We are not a Future Islands fan site. We are not a Future Islands fan site. We are not a Future Islands fan site. We’re just real big fans of Future Islands and, it would appear from the swollen roll of a capacity crowd at the Wiltern last...

Review by Big Ben
Har Mar Superstar / The Pizza Underground @ El Rey – 11.15.14

Har Mar Superstar / The Pizza Underground @ El Rey – 11.15.14

Pics by Ben Ed. Note: That’s it. All bets are off. Post-modernism’s turned a corner and tripped over the club foot of ironic detachment spilling all his cobalt and dates to the floor like so many Mutt tantrums and in that chaos, it seems, he’s found that sometimes fun is...

Review by Big Ben