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Contests & Giveaways
August 03, 2015
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Our friends at Flavorpill and Perrier are putting on a great daytime party at Sound Nightclub this Friday, August 7th. And while we have this filed under ticket giveaways, the great thing is that EVERYONE WINS.

DJ SOSUPERSAM will be spinning the tunes, you will be dancing on your lunch break, and when it's all over, you will be given a free bagged lunch to take back to the office! Sounds like a great way to start the weekend. Did we mention it's free?

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Recommended Show
August 02, 2015
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Written by Patrick McNamara

This is a real good week for real good shows. Am I just saying that because I run a music blob that centers on live concerts and therefore need to feign enthusiasm for the moving parts of the music industry all the time? You'll never know.

But I do know that you can't go wrong with these five shows. And I mean that, man. So help me blob.

#1 First Aid Kit - The Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian - Wednesday - August 5 - 2015 A.D.

Remember when First Aid Kit (click that if you like reading 6 year old band profiles) first floated into pop's consciousness when they were little kids doing that Fleet Foxes cover? They're all grown up now and play The Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian, a pretty perfect place for this soaring stuff, I'd say. Also, remember Fleet Foxes?

#2 Tame Impala - Hollywood Forever Cemetery - Thursday/Friday - August 6/7 - 2015 A.D.

Tame Impala (click that if you like reading 5 year old band profiles) play a cemetery and people are DYING to get into this one. My dad still thinks that joke is funny. How about you? But moving on, it's true. Demand is great. Both of these shows are sold-out. But remember, where there's a will there's a pay.

*my dad also thinks “I've told you a million times to stop exaggerating" is a real side-splitter too. If my dad sounds like the type of guy you'd like to know more about, read my interview with him as he recounts seeing The Beatles live in concert in 1966…..if you dare.

#3 Big Ups - The Echo - Saturday - August 8 - 2015 A.D.

Brooklyn punk's Big Ups (click that if you like reading 3 year old band profiles) play The Echo and they're fucking good. I've told you this a million times. And maybe tonight you'll finally listen. Go get your face blown off. You'll thank them for it after you pick your sloppy smile off from the floor.

#4 Sharon Van Etten - The Theatre at Ace - Saturday - August 8 - 2015 A.D.

Who doesn't like Sharon Van Etten (click that if you like reading 5 year old band profiles)? Nobody. Well, nobody I want to be around, anyway. If you don't like Sharon Van Etten let's never hang out. If you do, what time should I come over on Saturday before we head over to The Theatre at Ace?

#5 Weekend - The Echo - Sunday - August 9 - 2015 A.D.

Shoe swirl goth pop gaze ragers Weekend (click that if you like reading 5 year old band profiles) play The Echo. File Under: A Good Band. RIYL: #shoe #swirl #goth #pop #gaze #ragers

Amanda X (click that if you like reading 2 year old band profiles) also play this show and they rule so get there early please thx.

Other notable shows this week = Leon Bridges at The Grammy Museum + Basement/Whirr/LVL UP at The Observatory + Reggie Watts at El Cid + Boys Noize at Lot 613 + Wilco at The Greek + Django Django at El Rey + Ben Browning (of Cut Copy) at Santa Monica Pier + Laura Marling at The Palace Theatre + Unknown Mortal Orchestra at The Roxy + Echo & The Bunnymen at Pacific Amphitheater + Sky Ferreira at The Theatre at Ace + MillionYoung at Los Globos + Matt & Kim at Santa Monica Pier + Flying Lotus at Shrine Expo Hall + DJ Neon Indian at The Theatre at Ace.

For a complete list of this week's good shows - click here - or don't - whatever - I just want you to be happy.

Just Announced
July 30, 2015
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SELECT SHOWS ADDED TO THE SITE THIS WEEK

08/04 Boys Noize, Surprise Guests, and more! @ Lot 613

08/10 Future @ The Observatory

08/11 Reggie Watts (and Karen), Eryn Young @ El Cid

08/11 Future @ The Observatory

08/13 AJ Davila y Terror Amor, Panda Kid @ Bootleg

08/13 Upset, Wimps, Pony Time @ Non Plus Ultra

08/14 Matthew Dear, Kenny Larkin, Bas, Maheras @ Lot 613

08/19 James Murphy (DJ Set) @ Unici Casa

08/20 Fat Tony @ Bootleg

08/21 Reggie Watts, The Dance Cartel @ Bootleg

08/21 Let's Spend The Night Together (directed by Hal Ashby!) @ Skirball Cultural Center

08/22 Figs Vision, The Black and The White, The Shelters, Smoke Season, Forebear, Mad Revival, Spooky Island @ Historic Chinatown Central Plaza

08/28 Del tha Funky Homosapien, DJ Nobody, Mear One (live painting) @ The Echo

09/06 Overdoz, KR @ The Observatory

09/06 2 CHAINZ @ The Observatory

09/10 Mr. Little Jeans, Rush Midnight, Good Graeff @ Club Bahia

09/14 Travis Scott @ The Observatory

09/14 MOTHXR @ The Roxy

09/23 Chad Valley @ The Wayfarer

09/26 Avan Lava, Bogan Via @ The Echo

09/26 Lou Barlow @ The Wayfarer

09/26 Mystery Skulls @ The Wayfarer

09/28 Yonatan Gat, Michael Vidal @ The Smell

09/30 Johnathan Rice, Pearl Charles @ Bootleg

10/01 Karl Denson's Tiny Universe @ The Echo

10/01 Ultimate Painting @ The Satellite

10/02 Thievery Corporation, Cypress Hill @ The Greek Theatre

10/03 Night Terrors of 1927, Machineheart, Raw Fabrics @ Troubadour

10/09 Duke Dumont @ Hollywood Palladium

10/09 The Wind and The Wave @ The Mint

10/10 Pete Rock, CL Smooth @ Los Globos

10/16 Horse Feathers, River Whyless @ The Echo

10/17 Doomtree, Astronautalis @ El Rey Theatre

10/17 Strange Talk @ The Roxy

10/19 Ought @ The Echo

10/20 Marilyn Manson @ The Observatory

10/22 Skylar Spence (FKA Saint Pepsi), Kero Kero Bonito @ The Echo

10/23 Small Black @ The Roxy

10/24 Allen Stone, JMSN @ The Theatre at Ace

10/28 Daley @ El Rey Theatre

10/28 King Khan & BBQ Show @ Teragram Ballroom

10/29 King Khan & BBQ Show, Milk Lines, Peach Kelli Pop @ The Observatory

10/30 Sean Nicholas Savage, Roses, Celebrity Crush @ The Smell

11/04 Smallpools, Phoebe Ryan, Machineheart @ The Observatory

11/05 Smallpools, Phoebe Ryan, Machineheart @ The Fonda Theatre

11/06 Patty Griffin, Darlingside @ El Rey Theatre

11/06 Mansions on the Moon, BLVD @ The Roxy

11/11 La Dispute, Envy @ The Observatory

11/13 Here We Go Magic @ Bootleg

11/13 Blitzen Trapper @ Teragram Ballroom

11/13 The Front Bottoms, The Smith Street Band, Elvis Depressedly @ The Echo

11/13 Soulside @ The Echo

11/14 Circa Survive, Rx Bandits @ Shrine Expo Hall

11/14 The Front Bottoms, The Smith Street Band, Elvis Depressedly @ The Glass House

11/15 Charlatans UK @ The Fonda Theatre

11/17 Youth Lagoon, Taylor McFerrin @ The Fonda Theatre

11/18 Halsey @ The Fonda Theatre

11/20 The Cult, Primal Scream @ Hollywood Palladium

11/25 Darwin Deez @ Bootleg

11/25 Chance The Rapper, D.R.A.M. @ Shrine Auditorium

AND MORE...


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Contests & Giveaways
July 29, 2015
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We have a pair of tickets to give away to see DISCLOSURE at Los Angeles Sports Arena on Tuesday, September 29th!

For show information and tickets, click here.

Enter using the form below - the more options you complete, the more chances you have to win. The winner will be selected at random on September 25th. Good luck!

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Recommended Show
July 26, 2015
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Written by Patrick McNamara

Let's talk about some good shows happening in the greater better magical LA area this week

and then let's talk about something else do u like games and/or films and/or food? Cool cool cool.

#1 Jim Adkins - Hollywood Forever Cemetery - Tuesday - July 28 - 2015 A.D.

Emotive Jimmy Eat World frontman Jim Adkins plays for a bunch of dead people at Hollywood Forever and good news the living are totally invited too. Get there early or get stuck in The Middle.

#2 Jamie xx - Echoplex - Tuesday - July 28 - 2015 A.D.

Jamie, of the xx family, plays Echoplex. Expect some big time sexy beats and a totally sold-out situation. But if you don't have tickets, that's OK, where there's a will there's a pay.

#3 Melt Banana - The Roxy - Friday - July 31 - 2015 A.D.

Perhaps you'd like to get your face melted off this week? If so, do I have a treat for you. Japan noise band Melt Banana (and TORCHE) play The Roxy and if you don't bring earplugs to this one you're a sick twisted monster and don't want to one day hear the sweet cries of your cute smelly grandchildren. Safety first, yo. Magnets, yo.

#4 De La Soul - Annenberg Space for Photography (free) - Saturday - August 1 - 2015 A.D.

De La Soul is a legendary hip-hop crew. You know this. But did you know they are playing Annenberg Space for Photography this week? Did you also know it's free (w/ RSVP)? Finally, have you ever even heard of Annenberg Space for Photography? You have now.

#5 LVL UP - VLHS Warehouse - Sunday - August 2 - 2015 A.D.

You may not be up on LVL UP but you should be (and I should mind my own business) because this new-ish Brooklyn band is really good. Go see them at the small-ish VLHS Warehouse in Pomona this week so one day you can maybe impress someone by saying that you did. The excellent Upset also play. What a day!

Other notable shows this week = The Kills at the El Rey and The Glass House + Dashboard Confessional at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater + HEEMS at Echoplex + Reggie Watts at El Cid + Andrew Bird at Largo + Cymbals Eat Guitars at The Regent Theater + Wye Oak at Hollywood Forever + Baths at The Echo + High on Fire at Echoplex + Porcelain Raft at The Echo + HARD SUMMER at Pomona Fairplex + Allah-las at Teragram Ballroom + Rush at The Forum + Basement at Mayan Theater + Whirr at The Echo

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

07/27 Third Eye Blind, Dashboard Confessional, Ex Cops @ Irvine Meadows / Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

08/01 Brodinski, Destructo, Salva, Wax Motif, Anna Lunoe, Mija Bones @ Fox Theater Pomona

8/10 Of Monsters and Men @ The Grammy Museum

08/11 Power Trip, Freedom, Fury, Skin Father, Unified Right, VamacharA @ Teragram Ballroom

08/13 Palmbomen II, Pharaohs, CFCF, Leech @ The Echo

08/13 Man or Astro-Man? @ The Observatory

08/19 Joy Williams @ The Grammy Museum

08/20 The Vaccines @ The Observatory

08/28 Cold Showers, Dunes, Gun Outfit, Hermanitos @ The Echo

08/29 The Heirs @ The Roxy

09/08 Bag Raiders @ The Echo

09/17 The Oh Hellos @ The Observatory

09/18 Modestep @ Avalon Hollywood

09/18 Snow Tha Product @ The Echo

09/19 The Oh Hellos @ The Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian

09/19 KSHMR @ The Fonda Theatre

09/24 The Coathangers, Birth Defects @ Los Globos

09/25 The Lonely Wild @ The Echo

09/28 Algiers @ The Roxy

10/01 Night Terrors of 1927, Machineheart, Raw Fabrics @ The Observatory

10/02 Foie Gras, King Dude, Them Are Us Too @ The Echo

10/07 The Dean Ween Group @ Teragram Ballroom

10/07 Alcest, Emma Ruth Rundle @ The Regent Theater

10/10 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Hippo Campus @ Teragram Ballroom

10/10 Off With Their Heads @ The Roxy

10/11 Burn @ El Rey Theatre

10/14 Superhumanoids @ El Rey Theatre

10/15 K. Michelle, Azealia Banks @ Microsoft Theater (FKA Nokia Theatre L.A. Live)

10/16 Hinds, Public Access TV @ The Echo

10/17 CHVRCHES @ Shrine Auditorium

10/18 Amason @ The Echo

10/18 Gang of Four, Michael Stock (DJ Set) @ The Echo

10/21 Marilyn Manson @ The Theatre at Ace

10/24 Sufjan Stevens @ Arlington Theatre

10/27 Rachael Yamagata @ Teragram Ballroom

10/28 WAND @ The Echo

10/29 Xiu Xiu (performing the music of Twin Peaks) @ Hollywood Forever Cemetery

11/02 Oddisee @ The Roxy

11/03 Fuzz @ The Observatory

11/07 Pimps of Joytime, Con Brio @ Teragram Ballroom

11/07 The Dandy Warhols @ The Glass House

11/12 Cherub, Hippie Sabotage, Shooka @ The Fonda Theatre

11/17 Evanescence @ The Wiltern

11/18 City and Colour, Hurray for the Riff Raff @ Hollywood Palladium

11/19 Minus the Bear, Murder By Death, Aero Flynn @ El Rey Theatre

11/20 Minus the Bear, Murder By Death @ The Observatory

11/20 Sturgill Simpson, Billy Wayne Davis @ The Theatre at Ace

11/21 Antibalas @ The Regent Theater

12/03 The Dandy Warhols @ Teragram Ballroom

12/04 The Dandy Warhols @ Teragram Ballroom

12/05 The Dandy Warhols @ Teragram Ballroom

12/13 Armor for Sleep @ The Roxy

AND MORE...


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Contests & Giveaways
July 20, 2015
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We have a pair of tickets to give away to see SAY ANYTHING with MODERN BASEBALL, CYMBALS EAT GUITARS and HARD GIRLS at The Regent on Tuesday, July 28th!

For show information and tickets, click here.

Enter your name and email address below for a chance to win. Only one entry per email address will be accepted. Winner will be selected at random on 7/27. Good luck!


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