Deap Vally (sp) sold out the Troubadour in West Hollywood Tuesday night, and they looked every bit the part of a headliner. They have only released a 4-song EP Get Deap but have already opened for Muse, sold out the Troubadour, and are opening for Queens of the Stone Age on the upcoming Canadian leg of their tour. These blues rock sirens are a little destruction, a little salvation, and a lot of temptation. Lindsey Troy (guitar, vocals) and Julie Edwards (drums, vocals) are from LA so Tuesday night was a homecoming for them, and the only LA tour date on calendar, so the crowd was full of family, friends, and industry folk trying to get a glimpse of these girls while they are still contained to club shows. (more…)
Even though the bands stopped playing at 10 PM every night, Lollapalooza didn’t end there. Aftershows and parties scattered throughout the city kept the music and vibe going late into the night in Chicago. It’s hard to pick the very best of Lollapalooza when so many moments, artists, and events were great. It’s even harder when the aftershows take on a life of their own at the festival! It’s one of the things that makes Lollapalooza so unique and special as a festival. It’s more than 10 hours at Grant Park, it’s a full experience embodied by the spirit of the festival and the city of Chicago. Here is our Best of Lollapalooza 2013: aftershows, parties and experiences. (more…)
Lollpalaooza took over downtown Chicago once again this past weekend for three days of live music from around the world. Festival goers were treated to live music from new artists and bands that they had never heard of before, while old fans flocked to see their iconic bands play one of the big stages in North America. Over 100,000 fans packed Grant Park in Chicago everyday to discover new music and appreciate the music they already knew they loved. It was a gathering of music aficionados from around the world, and Lollapalooza delivered on a grand scale. Music festivals are about the experience, about being there in the sun and at night, feeling the energy of the band and the crowd. While pictures can’t do Lollapalooza 2013 the justice it deserves, it at least gives us somewhere to start when trying to convey just how amazing of a weekend of music it was. (more…)
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…)
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…)
Posted By Guest Nicole Baptista
The Postal Service’s “Give Up” shifted the emo-indie world of 2003 to a happier place. Its words resonated with the aching hearts of teenagers everywhere, but its “techy-beats” morphed ever-fashionable, emo tears into really bad, white kid dance moves. Still, the album was uplifting, much like Friday night’s 10-year reunion show at Berkeley’s Greek Theatre.
If you’ve been listening to KCRW lately then you’ve surely heard about the upcoming Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros show at the Hollywood Bowl on August 4th. This is all in support of their latest self-titled album that was released on July 23rd under Vagrant Records.
There were no big surprises this past Friday at Ruby Skye nightclub in San Francisco from House Producer/DJ Mord Fustang, just the steady thump of the bass line set below a series of whimsical synth chords, and the busy bee himself, Mord, tending to his equipment to ensure that beat would not quit until he left. (more…)