Recent articles written by Natasha Aftandilians

Foals at the Hollywood Palladium 9-27-16

Foals at the Hollywood Palladium 9-27-16

Photos and Words by Natasha Aftandilians “Math rock” is something of a cute, albeit nerdy appellation that’s stuck to Foals’ music since they made their 2008 debut; for most of their career it seemed like an accurate label, but at the Hollywood Palladium last night, lead singer Yannis Philippakis and...

Review by Natasha Aftandilians
Kali Uchis, Rome Fortune, Quitapenas @ Park plaza hotel

Kali Uchis, Rome Fortune, Quitapenas @ Park plaza hotel

Photos and words by NATASHA AFTANDILIANS Sunday’s unexpected rainshowers weren’t enough to keep people from lining up down the block to see Colombian pop singer Kali Uchis at the Park Plaza Hotel; despite the sudden cold (by LA standards) snap, fans who had been waiting eagerly for the free Red...

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Sylvan Esso, Race Banyon and AKUA – The Fonda – 11/3/15

Sylvan Esso, Race Banyon and AKUA – The Fonda – 11/3/15

Red Bull’s latest installation of it’s “30 Days in LA” series kicked off this weekend, and the sold out day 3 of the month-long marathon of events hosted electronic duo Sylvan Esso at the Fonda. With support from neo-soul siren AKUA and house prodigy Race Banyon, singer Amelia Meath and...

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Desert Daze 2015

Desert Daze 2015

Photos and words by Natasha Aftandilians Desert Daze 2015, Sunset Ranch Oasis, Mecca CA The California desert is a place of never ending surprises. From the dinosaurs and windmills that stud the barren landscape, to the religious zealots and artistic trailblazers who populate it, the baked earth seems to attract...

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Coachella 2015 , a retrospective

Coachella 2015 , a retrospective

Coachella Weekend 2 photos and words In the last decade the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (or “Chella” as its become known to many) has in the last decade become the Woodstock for the millennial generation, but a more decadent and extravagant event than anyone could have envisioned a...

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Coachella – Weekend 2

Coachella – Weekend 2

Photos and words by Natasha Aftandilians Coachella–what began as a festival showcasing alt-grunge bands and electronica over a decade ago has evolved into a strange gathering of disparate acts and people that’s too random to successfully pin down with a label. The last two weekends saw reunited rock legends, surprise...

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Soko @ The Bootleg

Soko @ The Bootleg

If LA provocateur Ariel Pink has a long lost female twin, then it must be Soko (nee Stephanie Sokolinski). The French singer – who first launched to fame thanks to the viral “First Kiss” video in 2014 – has the same affinity for secondhand clothes, retro synth-pop, onstage antics and...

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JEFF the Brotherhood @ Troubadour – 3.27.15

JEFF the Brotherhood @ Troubadour – 3.27.15

Photos and words by Natasha Aftandilians JEFF The Brotherhood’s show at The Troubador last Friday felt like something of a celebration. The brothers Jake and Jamin Orrall just released their 8th album Wasted on the Dream on their own label Infinity Cat, after being dropped by Warner Bros. That might...

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