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Show Alert: Nine Inch Nails @ The Troubadour 9/3

How do you plan on spending next Tuesday?  Are you going to get your friends together a listen to the new Nine Inch Nails album Hesitation Marks on it’s release day?  Maybe you want to hear it solo in your super fancy headphones first.  Or, if you are 1 of 300 very very lucky fans, you’ll be hanging with Trent hearing new tracks from Hesitation Marks live at The Troubadour.  Ya, that sounds like the best option.  Nine Inch Nails at The Troubadour.  300 people capacity.  Next Tuesday. (more…)

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Show Alert: Mark Lanegan @ The Troubadour 10/4

Mark Lanegan returns with his latest album Imitations on September 17th.  He’s following the album release up with a limited US tour encompassing only 8 dates around the country before heading to Europe.  You can catch Lanegan at his first live show in support of Imitations on October 4th at The Troubadour.  We know it’s still August, but trust us when we say this show is close to selling out already.  Mark’s a big deal in these parts, and without a San Francisco show scheduled, this Troubadour date might be his only California stop for awhile.  Tickets and show preview here. (more…)

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Groove Cruise dance music festival ready for first fully chartered Los Angeles voyage

For the past nine years, Miami has played host to the Groove Cruise- the largest fully chartered dance music festival on water.  Throughout that run, the Groove Cruise has embarked on 19 unique experiences and has even tempted the waters of the Pacific Ocean with smaller excursions from San Diego and Los Angeles.  But this September 27th-30th, the Groove Cruise comes to Los Angeles with bigger aspirations, a bigger lineup, and the biggest cruise liner they’ve ever had set sail from California.  Groove Cruise LA 2013 will be the first fully chartered excursion from this side of the country and it packs a lineup of some of EDM’s biggest stars.  With stops in Catalina and Mexico, the Groove Cruise is the most unique dance music experience on the West Coast this year- and we haven’t even gotten to the lineup yet!  September 27th is fast approaching and we have all the Groove Cruise coverage you need right here. (more…)

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Show Alert: Ferry Corsten @ Exchange LA 9/1

Ferry Corsten returns to Los Angeles for a Labor Day Weekend show at our favorite downtown home for dance music, Exchange LA.  It’s easily one of our can’t miss shows for Labor Day Weekend in LA, and the holiday is bringing you a few more hours of Ferry.  The night is being billed as a special “extended set”.  Expect Ferry to take the decks for at least 4 hours or more.  So far, it’s best dance music show for Labor Day Weekend in LA, and it’s happening at one of our favorite spots.  Ticket information and full preview here! (more…)

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Show Alert: Rockstar UPROAR Festival featuring Jane’s Addiction & Alice In Chains

Now in it’s fourth year, the Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival is coming to the Bay Area and Los Angeles in September- stopping by Shoreline in Mountain View and then the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine two days later.  This year the one-day festival boasts it’s most impressive lineup yet.  Featuring two stages at most of the tour’s stops, the Main Stage is being graced by alternative rock legends Jane’s Addiction and Alice In Chains.  Over on the Ernie Ball stage, you can catch Danko Jones and also Duff McKagan’s new band of the moment Walking Papers.  Eight other bands round-out the festival that gets started in the early afternoon for one day of rock and roll.  We’re going for Jane’s of course, but there’s something there for almost everyone.  Check out the full details and ticket links on both shows! (more…)

Live Review: Sunset Strip Music Festival (SSMF)

The Sunset Strip Music Festival (SSMF) took over West Hollywood and reminded the crowd just what a rock concert should be. The sixth annual festival partnered with Music for Relief, a nonprofit organization that festival headliner Linkin Park founded, with a significant amount of ticket sales being donated to help survivors of natural disasters. (more…)

Live Review: Queens of the Stone Age @ Jimmy Kimmel Live 7/29

Queens of the Stone Age shredded the Jimmy Kimmel Concert stage last Monday night. QOTSA reminded concertgoers that sometimes rock stars have to get gritty and in their fans’ faces to blow their minds. Front man John Homme brought his old-school leather-jacket rock to the heart of Hollywood as QOTSA rocked a six-song mini set behind the historic El Capitan Theatre. QOTSA’s set fuse perfectly with the dusty parking lot stage across from Hollywood High School luring summer-school students closer to learn about sex, drugs and Rock N Roll. With their highly anticipated performance at Lollapalooza in Chicago just around the corner, these desert boys seemed primed shake up the Midwest. Check out the full review after the jump… (more…)

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Ticket Giveaway: Gregory Alan Isakov (Troubadour Show of the Month)

Singer-songwriter Gregory Alan Isakov is coming to LA to play The Troubadour on August 20th.  Rabbits Black sat down with Gregory in 2011 for an exclusive interview following his solo performance in San Francisco that year.  You can read that interview here, but now our goal is to get you into the show to see Gregory Alan Isakov perform live!  The world traveler and South African native is supporting his new album The Weatherman that was released on July 9th.  Rabbits Black and your friends at The Troubadour are going to help you get in!  This show is our Troubadour Show of the Month, and we’ll be helping lucky fans check it out with a friend for free. (more…)