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Just Announced
May 05, 2016
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SELECT SHOWS ADDED TO THE SITE THIS WEEK

05/15 Miike Snow, Oyster Kids @ The Observatory

05/16 James Blake @ The Belasco

05/17 Henry Rollins, Robert Longo (in conversation) @ Orpheum Theatre

05/18 Punk Rock Karaoke, The Garden, Death Hymn #9, Kim and The Created, Birth Defects @ The Regent Theater

05/21 King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard, The Murlocs, Dinner @ The Echo

05/23 Halsey @ The Grammy Museum

05/24 Troye Sivan @ The Grammy Museum

05/28 GZA (playing "Liquid Swords" in its entirety) @ The Observatory

05/29 Holy Ghost! (DJ set) @ Sound Nightclub

05/29 GZA (performing Liquid Swords) @ The Novo (fka Club Nokia)

05/30 Head Wound City, BUSTIÉ, Girl Pusher @ Union Nightclub (fka Jewels Catch One)

06/03 HEALTH, YACHT, Kauf @ Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

06/18 Earl Sweatshirt, Z-Trip, Brother Ali, Gaslamp Killer, Doomtree, Grieves, Open Mike Eagle, Garth Trinidad @ The Belasco

06/27 Anderson Paak @ The Theatre at Ace

07/01 Dead Meadow @ The Satellite

07/08 The Peach Kings, Moon @ The Satellite

07/09 The Bird and the Bee @ Teragram Ballroom

07/13 Empire of the Sun, HelloGoodbye @ The Pacific Amphitheatre

07/17 Fear Of Men @ The Echo

07/17 Psychedelic Furs, The Church, The Fixx, Richard Blade @ The Pacific Amphitheatre

07/21 Soul Asylum @ Whisky a Go-Go

07/22 Bunny Wailer @ The Regent Theater

07/24 Jon Brion @ Largo

07/29 Jon Brion @ Largo

07/30 Savages @ The Observatory

08/03 Marissa Nadler @ The Echo

08/11 Flume @ Shrine Expo Hall

08/11 Lion Babe @ The Observatory

08/12 Lion Babe @ The Echo

08/12 B-52s, The Aquabats @ The Pacific Amphitheatre

08/12 Jay Brannan @ The Roxy

08/18 Parquet Courts @ The Observatory

08/18 Diane Coffee @ The Wayfarer

08/19 Guns N' Roses @ Dodger Stadium

08/20 Parquet Courts @ The Regent Theater

08/27 Violent Soho @ The Echo

09/02 The Kills @ Fox Theater Pomona

09/03 The Kills @ The Wiltern

09/13 Jake Bugg @ The Wiltern

09/14 Beyonce @ Dodger Stadium

09/18 Andy Mineo @ The Glass House

09/20 Khruangbin @ Teragram Ballroom

09/23 Foy Vance @ Troubadour

09/24 Lianne La Havas @ Teragram Ballroom

09/24 Lush @ The Fonda Theatre

09/25 Dolly Parton @ Santa Barbara Bowl

09/30 Gary Clark Jr., Shakey Graves @ Santa Barbara Bowl

10/05 Cyndi Lauper @ The Greek Theatre

10/07 The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan @ Empire Polo Club

10/08 Paul McCartney, Neil Young @ Empire Polo Club

10/09 Roger Waters, The Who @ Empire Polo Club

10/21 Young The Giant, Ra Ra Riot @ The Greek Theatre

10/28 M83 @ The Greek Theatre

AND MORE...

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Contests & Giveaways
April 28, 2016
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We have a pair of tickets to give away to see REFUSED with THE COATHANGERS and PLAGUE VENDOR at Fonda Theatre on Friday, May 27th! What a stacked show!

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Just Announced
April 28, 2016
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SELECT SHOWS ADDED TO THE SITE THIS WEEK

05/11 MOTHXR @ The Hi Hat

05/13 Zig Zags, Tongues, Rexx, Greaser @ The Smell

05/14 Red Hot Chili Peppers, Weezer, Empire of the Sun, Panic! at the Disco, The Lumineers, Garbage, Cold War Kids, Fitz and the Tantrums, Miike Snow, Lukas Graham, The Strumbellas, Nothing But Thieves, Bishop Briggs, Bear Hands @ Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre

05/15 Melted, The Side Eyes @ Resident

05/20 CFM, The Numerators, Night Shades @ Cafe NELA

05/20 Feels, Susan, Fire Retarded, Ryan Reidy @ The Hi Hat

05/24 Body/Head (Kim Gordon & Bill Nace) @ The Echo

05/24 Iliza Shlesinger @ The Lyric Theatre

05/26 Yumi Zouma, Maria Usbeck, Brett, Lemonade (DJ set) @ Los Globos

05/26 Braids @ The Echo

05/26 Kosha Dillz @ The Hi Hat

05/31 Coyote, Goldboot @ The Satellite

06/04 The Used @ The Observatory

06/05 The Used @ The Observatory

06/06 Midnight Faces @ Bootleg

06/07 Leslie Stevens, Henry Wagons @ Bootleg

06/09 Eli Paperboy Reed @ Bootleg

06/09 Liss @ The Echo

06/10 The Wild Reeds @ Bootleg

06/11 Qui, Tweak Bird, Egrets On Ergot @ The Echo

06/15 Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires @ The Satellite

06/16 The Pharcyde @ The Novo (fka Club Nokia)

06/17 The Pharcyde @ The Observatory

06/17 Before You Exit @ Troubadour

06/20 Hibou, Paper Route @ The Echo

06/21 Eliot Sumner @ Troubadour

07/03 The Title Trackers @ The Satellite

07/07 New Madrid @ The Satellite

07/08 Jon Bellion @ The Fonda Theatre

07/13 Pinegrove, Sports, Half Waif @ The Echo

07/14 In The Red Records 25th Anniversary w/ Ty Segall, Mikal Cronin, The Gories, The Oblivians, GOGGS, Boss Hog, Kid Congo Powers & The Pink Monkey Birds, Cheater Slicks, Meatbodies, WAND, and more! @ The Echo

07/14 We Are Scientists @ The Observatory

07/22 Autolux @ The Observatory

07/23 Autolux @ El Rey Theatre

07/23 Alexander Jean @ The Regent Theater

07/24 Domo Genesis @ The Observatory

07/28 Sister Crayon, VUM, Vox, Alina Bea @ The Echo

07/30 Ice Cube, Flosstradamus, Porter Robinson, DJ Khaled, Claude VonStroke, Baauer, Tchami, Dizzee Rascal, Belly, Anderson Paak, Felix Da Housecat, and more! @ Auto Club Speedway

07/31 Major Lazer, Dillon Francis, Travis Scott, Zeds Dead, Boys Noize, AlunaGeorge, Bob Moses, Kaytranada, Jai Wolf, Ty Dolla $ign, and more! @ Auto Club Speedway

08/07 Sufjan Stevens, Kurt Vile (and The Violators), Ibeyi, Los Angeles Philharmonic @ Hollywood Bowl

08/12 Gregory Alan Isakov, Langhorne Slim @ The Fonda Theatre

08/18 Guns N' Roses @ Dodger Stadium

08/19 Guided By Voices @ Teragram Ballroom

08/20 Guided By Voices @ Teragram Ballroom

09/06 Bayside, The Menzingers, Sorority Noise @ The Observatory

09/07 Drake, Future @ Staples Center

09/07 Bayside, The Menzingers, Sorority Noise @ The Regent Theater

09/09 Drake, Future @ Staples Center

09/10 Drake, Future @ Staples Center

09/23 Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds @ The Echo

09/25 Lush @ The Fonda Theatre

09/29 Tegan & Sara @ The Wiltern

09/30 Tegan & Sara @ Orpheum Theatre

10/01 Gary Clark Jr., Shakey Graves @ The Greek Theatre

10/13 Van Morrison, Tom Jones @ Hollywood Bowl

10/14 Jon McLaughlin @ Teragram Ballroom

10/25 Evil Dead in Concert @ The Theatre at Ace

10/30 The Names (Factory Records - first US appearances) @ The Echo

11/19 The Boxer Rebellion @ Teragram Ballroom

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Just Announced
April 21, 2016
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SELECT SHOWS ADDED TO THE SITE THIS WEEK

04/23 Zig Zags, Dirty Fences, Lecherous Gaze, Sisters Ov The Blackmoon @ All Star Lanes

04/27 Daedelus, Goodnight Cody, Dia L., Anchorsong @ The Airliner

04/27 Corners, Numb.er, Black Sea, The Paranoyds @ The BlindSpot

04/30 Patti Smith @ The Getty

05/01 HOLYCHILD, Mayer Hawthorne @ Teragram Ballroom

05/02 Duran Duran @ The Belasco

05/02 Kim and The Created @ The Echo

05/05 Melted, Dead Panzies, Loko Ono, Pressure @ The Honey Trap

05/05 Frankie @ The Lyric Theatre

05/06 Batwings Catwings, Battlehooch, Litronix @ Resident

05/07 So Stressed, Young Jesus, Unbloom @ Los Angeles Contemporary Archive

05/09 Winter, French Vanilla, DYGL @ Pehrspace

05/27 Monika @ Bootleg

05/30 Gothic Tropic @ Resident

06/03 Chance The Rapper, YG, Big Sean, Fat Joe, Remy Ma, Yo Gotti @ Honda Center

06/03 A$AP FERG, Tory Lanez @ The Observatory

06/03 Monophonics @ Troubadour

06/04 Banta @ Resident

06/08 Basia Bulat, Bob Odenkirk @ Largo

06/08 Adult Books @ The Echo

06/11 Atlas Genius, Bear Hands, The Mowgli's, Small Black, Nahko and Medicine For The People, Papa, James Supercave, PrOfiles, Willy Gantrim and the Phantoms, The Dead Ships, Hunny, CLARA-NOVA (Sydney Wayser), Thee Commons, LA Girlfriend, The Americans, Hamish Anderson, Attic Empire, The Skylarks, Feli and the Lemonshakers, and more! @ Make Music Pasadena

06/14 Superheaven, Creepoid, The Spirit of the Beehive @ The Roxy

06/16 Sepalcure, Beshken @ The Echo

06/19 Beth Orton @ Teragram Ballroom

06/22 Part Time, Holy Wave, Vanilla, Numb.er @ The Echo

06/23 Cee-Lo Green @ The Roxy

06/24 Cherry Glazerr, Sex Stains @ Troubadour

06/25 The Blank Tapes, The Pesos, Rotten Mangos @ The Observatory

06/25 Real Estate @ The Observatory

06/25 Unlocking The Truth @ Troubadour

06/26 The Casket Girls, Stardeath And White Dwarfs @ Bootleg

06/26 Real Estate @ Teragram Ballroom

07/13 Deerhoof @ Teragram Ballroom

07/14 Superheaven, Creepoid, The Spirit of the Beehive @ The Roxy

07/15 Fall of Troy @ The Glass House

07/16 The Falcon, The Copyrights, Sam Russo, Mikey Erg @ Troubadour

07/20 Laura Gibson @ Bootleg

07/20 The Church @ Teragram Ballroom

07/20 Streetlight Manifesto @ The Observatory

07/21 Nails, Terrorizer, Freedom, NOMADS, Lies @ The Observatory

07/22 Nails, Terrorizer, Freedom, NOMADS @ The Roxy

07/23 Carcass, Crowbar, Ghoul, Night Demon @ The Observatory

07/23 Domo Genesis @ The Roxy

07/24 Culture Shock, World/Inferno Friendship Society @ The Observatory

07/24 Carcass, Crowbar, Ghoul, Night Demon @ The Roxy

07/29 Black Milk, Nat Turner @ The Echo

08/05 People Under the Stairs @ Troubadour

08/07 The Sheepdogs @ Resident

08/20 Broods @ The Observatory

09/30 Glen Hansard @ The Wiltern

10/15 Gwen Stefani, Eve @ The Forum

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Recommended Show
April 17, 2016
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Written by Patrick McNamara

Happy Week Between Coachella Weekends!

Because of what's been going on in the desert (let this be your guide) there are MANY good shows going on right here in the good old Los Angeles during this tweener week. So that rules.

But let's only highlight SEVEN of these good shows because MORE isn't necessarily better and a few is often PLENTY.

#1 Coachella - Coachella - Coachella - Coachella - 2016 A.D.

This is the lineup.

(also I started playing this video when I was in 8th Grade and it's still going)

#2 Savages - El Rey Theatre - El Rey Theatre - Monday - April 18 - 2016 A.D.

One of the best post ____ punk bands playing the game today.

#3 The Kills - Mayan Theater - Monday - April 18 - 2016 A.D.

One of the most popular upcoming shows on the entire blob. Who knew? You knew.

#4 Beach House - A Bunch of Places - Tues/Wed/Thurs/Sun - April 19/20/21/24 - 2016 A.D.

Find them here and here and here and here. #chill

#5 Girlpool - The Smell - Wednesday - April 20 - 2016 A.D.

Don't wait for Coachella. See this good band where it all began on this highest and holiest of nights. #iluvweed

#6 Grimes - Shrine Expo Hall - Thursday - April 21 - 2016 A.D.

She's good. You heard it here FOURTEENTH.

#7 Wild Nothing - The Observatory - Thursday - April 21 - 2016 A.D.

This is one of the best albums of the last ten years. So help me blob.

Other notable shows this week = M83 at Fox Theater Pomona + Cloud Cult at Teragram Ballroom + Whitney at Union Nightclub + Death Grips at Fox Theater Pomona + Bat for Lashes at The Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian + Miike Snow at The Fonda Theatre + Silversun Pickups at The Majestic Ventura Theater + The Front Bottoms at The Regent Theater + Ex Hex at The Echo + Matt & Kim at The Glass House + Slingshot Dakota at The Hi Hat + J Mascis at Hollywood Forever Cemetery + Vetiver at Troubadour + Crystal Fighters at Teragram Ballroom

View ALL of this week's good shows in LA!

Have fun out there!

Be excellent to each other!


Band We Like
April 17, 2016
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Written by Patrick McNamara

Your Friend is the super smooth post ____ folk ____ pop project of Taryn Miller, straight outta Winfield, Kansas.* She makes moody melodies that will make you feel both warm and haunted all over. Get ready for this not only to get into your head but to dance under your skin a bit.

As of this writing (9:57am in the Year That I'm Writing This A.D.) Your Friend is currently on tour with Porches & Alex G (they're both real good too - you heard it here FOURTH) in support of her new debut full-length album “Gumption" (following her self-recorded debut EP in 2014) which was recently released by the seemingly forever excellent record label, Domino.

If you like Beach House, you might like Your Friend. There's a similar vibe going on. It's a good vibe. You might also like Your Friend if you like the following: good music, songs that sound good, bands, instruments, pizza, ice cream, puppies, finding free money on the street and claiming it but only after you exhausted every available option to get it back to its rightful owner, waking up and thinking it's a work day for a second and then realizing it's Saturday and the total relief you feel right before rolling over and going back to sleep, and people being nice to you. Hope this helps!

You can now stream Your Friend's "Gumption" in full directly below. All thanks to me. Well, and Your Friend....for making it.

Please listen to and love it now or at your earliest convenience.

*Winfield, Kansas's population is 12,301 according to the 2010 Census (thanks, Wikipedia!) but maybe it's 12,300 now because I think Taryn Miller moved to Lawrence I'll be sure have my team of DIY music blob researchers confirm this ASAP and let you know

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