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  • Elvis Costello is coming to The Hollywood Bowl

    Elvis Costello is coming to The Hollywood Bowl

    When Elvis Costello arrives at The Hollywood Bowl this weekend for two shows, he’ll be supporting a great (relatively) new Wise Up Ghost and Other Songs album, which he recorded with The Roots, the house band for The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Costello will be joined for these shows by Ben...
  • In The Mix: Eight great live music venues near UCLA

    In The Mix: Eight great live music venues near UCLA

    Fun in the Summer sun may be a recent memory for many students headed to UCLA this Fall. The prestigious university admitted 15,760 new students for its Fall 2014 semester and that’s great news for any business owner near the sprawling 419- acre campus located in the heart of Westwood, CA. Although...
  • The best in the U.S.: Kendrick Lamar and T.D.E. perform at Made in America

    The best in the U.S.: Kendrick Lamar and T.D.E. perform at Made in America

    "I've been touring the world doing a lot of festivals, but I ain't never done a f------ festival in the heart of Los Angeles," ScHoolboy Q exclaims in the middle of his performance at the Made in America music festival. The spirit of the first annual festival is felt throughout the day. Large crowds...
  • Songs about drinking and partying with the girls

    Songs about drinking and partying with the girls

    Country music has a longstanding tradition of songs about drinking. Laergely the songs are written and performed by men. While there are some variations on the theme (drinking to forget, drinking to have a good time with the boys, drinking to make a woman in the bar attractive), male country artists...
  • Dwight Yoakam plays The Grove of Anaheim

    Dwight Yoakam plays The Grove of Anaheim

    Sometimes it's necessary to go to a show on a Thursday night, and call off work on Friday. Hey, you work hard all week. You deserve to give yourself some long weekends that don't appear on the company's holiday schedule. Besides, if you're one of those folks that feels guilty about taking a Friday...
  • Angel City Jazz Tour heads to L.A. with serious lineup

    Angel City Jazz Tour heads to L.A. with serious lineup

    The Angel City Jazz Festival will go into an overload of sonic greatness for the month of September. The annual Fest will present a variety of jazz music and feature over 25 artists in this years lineup. For six days, jazz’s most inspiring artist, established and critically acclaimed, will bombard...
  • Musician performances at the L.A. County Fair 2014

    Musician performances at the L.A. County Fair 2014

    L.A. has has done a 360 since the 1920s, when this event was first organized as an agricultural fair. The annual event still has farm-friendly appeal (livestock, beauty contests, local produce) alongside the more modern acrobats, wine tastings and exhibitions. The historic L.A. County Fair has...
  • Ray Allen could in end up in Los Angeles

    Ray Allen could in end up in Los Angeles

    Two time NBA champion and top notch shooter Ray Allen could land in either San Antonio with the Spurs or in Los Angeles with the Clippers. Both teams are eager to sign him, however it's at the end of the process, it's still Allen's decision. "It's August and I don't want to rush to judgment," Allen...
  • Lightnin' Willie and Rick Holmstrom are among the artists to see this weekend

    Lightnin' Willie and Rick Holmstrom are among the artists to see this weekend

    I have a question for you: Does anything feel better than the Sunday of a long weekend? Monday is right around the corner, but you (hopefully) don't have to work, which means you don't have to face the usual dread you get on Sundays with the thought of having to go back to work the following day...
  • Los Angeles' first annual Indonesian Film Festival

    Los Angeles' first annual Indonesian Film Festival

    There are many cultures in L.A. that could stand to get a little more exposure globally. Los Angeles, like New York, is a major city that is celebrated for having a diverse population and many cultures for the people to explore. The L.A. Indonesian community is no different and has made...
  • Meshell Ndegeocello coming to the El Rey Theatre, Sept. 21

    Meshell Ndegeocello coming to the El Rey Theatre, Sept. 21

    Goldenvoice and KCRW present the Grammy-nominated artist Meshell Ndegeocello at the El Rey Theatre on Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 9 p.m. King, the female vocal trio (discovered by Prince) consisting of Paris Strother, Amber Strother and Anita Bias will open for Ndegeocello. Meshell Ndegeocello...
  • The Dirty Heads bring the wide variety

    The Dirty Heads bring the wide variety

    The Dirty Heads have gained a reputation of being a kind of modern rap/reggae hybrid. And while the new Sound of Change may not be the sound of a complete stylistic changeover, there are clear signs of musical growth and maturity. The opener, and title track, even sounds like a Maroon 5 single. That...
  • Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis share their year

    Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis share their year

    Husband and wife team, Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis make honest to goodness country music together. That may seem like an un-revolutionary revelation, but there really isn’t a whole lot real, honest to goodness country music being made today -- at least not the kind that regularly gets played on...
  • MercyMe welcomes one and all to the new

    MercyMe welcomes one and all to the new

    When MercyMe called their new album Welcome to the New, they certainly were not kidding. The word ‘new’ is sprinkled all throughout this recording. Such overall newness makes the group’s upcoming show at the L.A. County Fair on September 10 so promising. Also, if all you know about MercyMe is the...
  • Blackwater Jukebox is one unusual music machine

    Blackwater Jukebox is one unusual music machine

    Los Angeles has been called a cultural melting pot, and nobody exemplifies this description better than the gypsy punk band Blackwater Jukebox. The group’s self-titled album sounds like a folk band was just dragged from the distant past, kicking and screaming into the future. One song titled...
  • Mark Turner Quartet coming to the Broad Stage, Sept. 28

    Mark Turner Quartet coming to the Broad Stage, Sept. 28

    There will be mystery, negative space, and harmonic tension in the jazz music you’ll hear when American jazz saxophonist/composer Mark Turner brings his quartet to the Broad Stage in Los Angeles, CA for one night only on Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. His dynamic ensemble consists of...
  • Hollywood Forever Cemetery throwing a Quinceañera party for Dia de los Muertos

    Hollywood Forever Cemetery throwing a Quinceañera party for Dia de los Muertos

    Hollywood Forever Cemetery has been hosting more and more events recently but one of their longest-running and most appropriate has been their annual Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, celebration. This year marks the 15th anniversary of the event and this week, the cemetery announced a very...
  • LA Galaxy dedicate cheers for AJ DeLaGarza's son in victory over DC United

    LA Galaxy dedicate cheers for AJ DeLaGarza's son in victory over DC United

    LA Galaxy defender AJ DeLaGarza was the center of attention on Wednesday night when the Los Angeles Galaxy defeated East Coast rivals DC United 4-1 at the StubHub Center: Some of the Galaxy players that scored dedicated their celebration to DeLaGarza’s son, Luca. As reported on Thursday on the Los...
  • The Dodgers have given fans hope and pride again

    The Dodgers have given fans hope and pride again

    Since the Los Angeles Dodgers were rescued by the Magic Johnson and the Guggenheim Partners from Major League Baseball (MLB) in 2012, this group has made every effort to ensure this team has been competitive, and exciting to watch for fans. The team has made some incredible blockbuster moves like...
  • Galaxy blast DC United out of orbit

    Galaxy blast DC United out of orbit

    Continuing where they left off on Saturday night, the Los Angeles Galaxy took control early with an Alan Gordon goal in the second minute, that opened up the onslaught against DC United in a 4-1 win Wednesday night. "He is an improved player from the last time we saw him at the Los Angeles Galaxy...
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