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Just Announced
April 23, 2015
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SELECT SHOWS ADDED TO THE SITE THIS WEEK

MORE FREE SUMMER SHOWS ADDED THIS WEEK HERE >>

4/28 Reggie Watts and Karen @ El Cid

4/28 The Shelters, Robert Francis, Nacosta @ The Observatory

4/29 Milo Greene, Avid Dancer, So Many Wizards @ The Echo

5/01 Joel Jerome, Bouquet, Bloody Death Skull @ Non Plus Ultra

5/03 Sad Girl, Colleen Green, Golden Drugs, Michael Vidal (of Abe Vigoda) @ Pehrspace

5/03 Bone Thugs-n-Harmony (performing E. 1999 Eternal album) @ The Observatory

5/05 Thee Oh Sees, Maniac @ The Smell

5/15 Muse @ Mayan Theater

5/18 iLoveMakonnen @ The Observatory

5/22 Roses, Dunes @ Bootleg

6/02 Dawes @ Hollywood Forever Cemetery

6/14 Johnnyswim @ Troubadour

6/15 PINS @ The Echo

6/18 Allen Stone @ Hollywood Forever Cemetery

6/19 Surfer Blood, Alex Calder @ Troubadour

6/20 Shannon and the Clams @ The Getty

6/21 Colleen Green, So Many Wizards, Kera and the Lesbians, Death Hymn #9, Birth Defects, Girl Tears, Death Lens, Slow Hollows @ The Satellite

6/22 Until The Ribbon Breaks @ The Roxy

6/25 Alice Smith @ The Roxy

6/28 Hollywood Ending @ The Roxy

7/02 The Lovely Bad Things, The Audacity, The Memories, VHS, White Night @ The Observatory

7/06 The Griswolds @ The Observatory

7/09 Lord Huron, Widowspeak @ Fox Theater Pomona

7/10 SonReal @ The Echo

7/11 Veruca Salt @ El Rey Theatre

7/13 Built To Spill @ Troubadour

7/14 Built To Spill @ Troubadour

7/15 Built To Spill @ Troubadour

7/18 Built To Spill @ The Observatory

8/01 HARD SUMMER with The Weeknd, The Chemical Brothers, Dillon Francis, Porter Robinson, Schoolboy Q, ODESZA, The Glitch Mob, Tchami, Gorgon City, Rae Sremmurd, Brodinski, Young Thug, Bro Safari, GRiZ, Destructo, Big Gigantic, Lido, Salva, Years and Years, Lunice, Giraffage, Milo & Otis, Anna Lunoe, Sweater Beats, Djemba Djemba, and more! @ Pomona Fairplex

8/01 Allah-Las @ Teragram Ballroom

8/02 HARD SUMMER with JACK U, Ratatat, Chromeo, Die Antwoord, RL Grime, Zeds Dead, Boys Noize, Caribou, DJ Mustard, Robin Schulz, Maya Jane Coles, GTA, Jamie XX, Hudson Mohawke, What So Not, Fetty Wap, MK, iLoveMakonnen, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (DJ set), Branchez, Tiga, Mr. Carmack, Hermitude, Slow Magic, Wax Motif, Spank Rock, Peking Duk, T.Williams, and more! @ Pomona Fairplex

8/06 Hurray for the Riff Raff @ Skirball Cultural Center

8/13 Rise Against, Killswitch Engage, Let Live @ Hollywood Palladium

8/14 George Ezra @ The Wiltern

8/17 Mumford & Sons, The Vaccines, Jack Garratt @ The Forum

8/18 Mumford & Sons, The Vaccines, Jack Garratt @ The Forum

8/30 Erykah Badu, St. Vincent, Moses Sumney @ Hollywood Bowl

9/19 CL, Major Lazer, Netsky, T-Pain @ LA Center Studios

9/20 Cut Copy, Diplo, Grandtheft, Klingande, Thomas Jack, Vic Mensa @ LA Center Studios

9/26 Brandon Flowers @ The Wiltern

10/13 Hozier @ NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE

10/16 The War on Drugs @ The Greek Theatre

10/16 Father John Misty @ The Wiltern

10/18 Hozier @ Santa Barbara Bowl

AND MORE...

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Contests & Giveaways
April 20, 2015
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We have a pair of tickets to give away to see THE DECEMBERISTS with LUCIUS at The Greek Theatre on Saturday, May 2nd!

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Recommended Show
April 19, 2015
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Written by Patrick McNamara

Let's talk about five chill shows happening this week. Pick which ones you're interested in going to and then let me know what time you'll be picking me up as I don't #drive or have #friends.

I luv U.

#1. Ty Segall - The Satellite - Tuesday - April 21 - 2015 A.D.

Bay Area shredder Ty Segall (click that if you're the type that likes reading six-year-old band profiles) is mixing it up for this gig tonight. He's going solo and acoustic. Will he also wear a Kurt Cobain sweater, sing through his unkempt mop of blonde, and rub his chin a lot? Better get to The Satellite and see for yourself. IT'S TY SEGALL: UNPLUGGED.

#2. Frameworks - The Echo - Wednesday - April 22 - 2015 A.D.

Gainesville's Frameworks are a noisy punk band with plenty of pretty melodies floating above the fray and they're really good. Go see them at The Echo if you like seeing loud bands that will inch you closer to some type of transcendence. But listen to their solid album “Loom" first. I just copied and pasted it for you below these words because it's super #good and I'm always doing sweet things like that.

#3. Faith No More - The Wiltern - Wed/Thurs/Fri - April 22/23/24 - 2015 A.D.

The legendary indescribable band (so who am I to try?) Faith No More play three shows at The Wiltern (and another one at The Observatory on Saturday) and they will undoubtedly shred many songs off their new album “Sol Invictus" - their first new album in 18 (!) years. But in my mind the following song is the jam that made them legendary - it's so good it's indescribable…. so who am I to try?

#4. Somos - The Glass House - Thursday - April 23 - 2015 A.D.

Melodic Boston punks Somos put out what I thought was one of the very best albums of 2014. Without a doubt. It's called “Temple of Plenty" and you can listen to the whole thing right below these words. Everybody I have ever played it for has loved it. Don't ruin my streak. And after you love it consider going to see them open the action at The Glass House. Listen first and you can sing along to every song by then, easy.

*Somos also play two days before at The Roxy.

#5. Delicate Steve - Bootleg - Friday - April 24 - 2015 A.D.

New Jersey's Delicate Steve (led by uber-talented multi-instrumental Steve Marion) play Bootleg and the following song contains all of life's hidden meanings and complicated-not-complicated secrets I'm sure of it. Please note: “Butterfly" works best if you blaze and blast it.

Other notable shows this week = Turbo Fruits at The Roxy + Matt Pond PA at Troubadour + Fuzz at El Rey + Yo La Tengo at Hollywood Forever + Reptar at Bootleg + Roses at Jewels Catch One + Upset at The Echo + Julianna Barwick at The Getty + Kaiser Chiefs at The Wiltern + Tony Molina at Loyola Marymount + Dead Milkmen at Troubadour + all this goodness!

Band We Like
April 19, 2015
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Written by Patrick McNamara

Somerset Thrower are a solid band of four dudes (Frank + Conor + John + Tim) from Long Island who make tenacious punk that's tough, gravelly and gritty. But good news, this grunge also comes with pretty melodies floating above all the noise and that pretty shit gets me every time because I like to sing along, goddamn it.

I know how much everybody around here loves the band comparison game so I figured I'd play that again with you today. When I first started listening to Somerset Thrower I was reminded why I loved Garden Variety (another solid Long Island punk band) all those many years ago. If that name means nothing to you, well, it's never too late to get into something good. And sometimes Somerset Thrower reminds me of Rocket From the Crypt. Those good gravelly John Reis-ian vocals over those crunchy riffs, you know? I hope so. And I hope these two randomly connected band names help you decide to give these guys a goddamn chance.

The band recently released a five song EP “Falling Swingers" on Dead Broke Rekerds (home to Beach Slang + Iron Chic + well, lots) and I have taken the liberty of copy/pasting the embed code directly below these dynamic words. Please blast it at your leisure. And by your leisure I mean right now. You'll find a positive listening experience in your (very) immediate future and you'll also notice the EP ends with a Smashing Pumpkins cover from back when they were the best band in the world…. and now we have tours with Marilyn Manson…. Sic Transit Gloria.

File Under: Good Band

RIYL: This Album

Just Announced
April 16, 2015
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SELECT SHOWS ADDED TO THE SITE THIS WEEK

4/25 Julianna Barwick, Matthew Brandt @ The Getty

4/28 John C. Reilly (and friends), Tom Brosseau, Becky Stark, Andrew Bird @ Largo

5/02 John Zorn (10 ensembles perform 10 works) @ LACMA

5/08 Sinjin Hawke, Venus X, P. Morris, Zora Jones, Sha Sha Kimbo @ The Lash

5/09 ABJECTFAILUREXHRISTDCVR, Period Bomb, Cat Museum, Actuary, Sadistic Candle, Witches of Malibu, She Khan, Moomaw, Corey Fogel, Virons, Black Sun Sutra, Clare Kelly + Maria Garcia, Eisenhower, Ghost Noise, Panthar, Dead Panzies, Belly Belt, Matthew Dotson, GUN/HER, Sunken Landscape @ Human Resources

5/11 Lapsley, Tei Shi @ Bardot

5/11 Ministry @ Grove of Anaheim

5/14 Pete Holmes @ Largo

5/16 Hobart W Fink, Dante Elephant @ Bootleg

5/16 Samo Sound Boy, Jim-e Stack (DJ Set), D33J (DJ Set), Karman @ The Lash

5/23 Grieves, Grayskul @ El Rey Theatre

5/27 Jeremy Loops @ The Roxy

5/31 Superheaven, Diamond Youth, Rozwell Kid @ Chain Reaction

5/31 Dengue Fever, Birdstriking, Chui Wan, Deadly Cradle Death @ Grandstar Chinatown

5/31 The London Souls @ The Mint

6/01 Delta Spirit @ Teragram Ballroom

6/01 Crash Kings @ The Satellite

6/02 Ron Sexsmith @ Largo

6/02 Songhoy Blues @ The Roxy

6/05 Palma Violets @ Teragram Ballroom

6/07 Nneka @ Troubadour

6/12 Great Lake Swimmers @ Troubadour

6/17 Jaga Jazzist, Taylor McFerrin @ Teragram Ballroom

6/17 Rhye @ The Observatory

6/18 Susanna Hoffs, Belinda Carlisle, Special Guests @ Largo

6/20 Orgone, The Nth Power @ Teragram Ballroom

6/25 Algiers @ The Echo

6/26 Head Wound City @ The Echo (ECHOPLEX)

6/26 Mewithoutyou, Foxing @ The Roxy

7/08 Landlady @ The Echo

7/09 Dopapod @ Teragram Ballroom

7/09 Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas @ The Echo

7/11 Danzig, Cancer Bats @ Fox Theater Pomona

7/11 Quarterbacks @ The Echo

7/14 Tanlines @ The Observatory

7/16 Chappo @ The Satellite

7/20 Soul Asylum, Meat Puppets @ House of Blues Los Angeles

7/21 Soul Asylum, Meat Puppets @ House Of Blues Anaheim

7/26 Blondie, Melissa Etheridge @ The Greek Theatre

8/03 Janeane Garofalo @ Largo

8/15 Fireworks, Weatherbox, Dry Jacket @ Chain Reaction

8/29 Nick Waterhouse @ Teragram Ballroom

9/17 The Revivalists @ Teragram Ballroom

9/18 The March Fourth @ Teragram Ballroom

9/19 Donavon Frankenreiter @ Teragram Ballroom

9/20 Bowling for Soup, The Dollyrots, Ivory Tribes @ House Of Blues Anaheim

12/01 Dragon Smoke @ Teragram Ballroom

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April 14, 2015

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Contests & Giveaways
April 13, 2015
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We have a pair of tickets to give away to see BEST COAST with BULLY at The Wiltern on Saturday, June 27!


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