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  • The Pains of Being Pure at Heart sing about 'Days of Abandon'

    The Pains of Being Pure at Heart sing about 'Days of Abandon'

    Listening to The Pains of Being Pure of Heart, especially on songs like “Kelly,” brings back memories of when The Smiths were still a new item in the old shopping cart. “Kelly” has elements from The Smiths, but probably not the ones you’d most likely expect. It’s not so much the jangle guitar...
  • Delta Spirit gets out 'Into the Wide'

    Delta Spirit gets out 'Into the Wide'

    Delta Spirit may call Brooklyn, NY home now, but the first line of “From Now On” offers a blatant reminder of the group’s SoCal roots. “Down in Reseda where I left my keys,” they start this song, an ode to friendship and reference the San Fernando Valley. One can’t help but suspect “Take Shelter...
  • The George Fest is a big success

    The George Fest is a big success

    The George Fest, a night that celebrated the music of the late Beatle George Harrison, was by all accounts a big success. Hosted by The Best Fest and sponsored b Jameson Irish Whiskey, this all-star gathering sold out The Fonda Theatre on September 28. It was originally slated to take place at the...
  • Get 'Lost In The Dream' with War On Drugs

    Get 'Lost In The Dream' with War On Drugs

    War on Drugs, which is the name Philadelphia singer/songwriter Adam Granduciel performs under, has released an album that expresses what it feels like to be emotionally drained. Lost in the Dream sounds a little like something out of the 80s. The way the saxophone chimes in during “Under the...
  • Placebo gets 'Loud Like Love'

    Placebo gets 'Loud Like Love'

    Placebo is scheduled to perform at Club Nokia in Los Angeles on October 24. And when they do arrive, let’s hope the veteran band finds room in its set to play “Bosco” off the new album Loud like Love. This song is such a vulnerable declaration of love and appreciation. On it vocalist Brian Molko...
  • Chris Brown wants you to join his team for AIDS Walk L.A.

    Chris Brown wants you to join his team for AIDS Walk L.A.

    Fans love singer Chris Brown for more than his talents to dance, sing and rap. The star appeal of an artist also comes from their character and philanthropy. Chris's charity organization, Symphonic Love Foundation aims to make the world a better place through the active involvement in events...
  • Young Jeezy performing in Los Angeles Winter

    Young Jeezy performing in Los Angeles Winter

    Young Jeezy will be performing in Los Angeles next month at the Observatory in Orange County, November 28. The Atlanta bred rap artist has been travelling since late summer with Wiz Khalifa, Tyga, Schoolboy Q, Rich Homie Quan and Ty Dolla $ign among many others. Besides touring around the country...
  • Los Angeles & San Fernando Valley haunted houses and attractions

    Los Angeles & San Fernando Valley haunted houses and attractions

    It’s the time of year to get out your costumes, rot your children’s teeth, and organize scary fun for trick or treaters. Halloween is an underrated holiday compared to others, but it offers one key perk that no other holiday can do – physically scare the living daylights out of you. California is...
  • Justin Timberlake bringing 20/20 Tour to Los Angeles Forum

    Justin Timberlake bringing 20/20 Tour to Los Angeles Forum

    Justin Timberlake will stop through Los Angeles this winter on his 20/20 Experience tour. The Grammy award-winning pop star is near the end of his tour with 15 cities left on his schedule. Justin will be taking the month of October off in the U.S and heading overseas. He will pick up his U.S...
  • LA Galaxy vs Toronto FC preview for Saturday

    LA Galaxy vs Toronto FC preview for Saturday

    The LA Galaxy are set to meet with Toronto FC on Saturday at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. Toronto will face an Angeleno team that is in a nine-game undefeated streak, while trying to make the playoff wild card spot in the MLS Eastern Conference. It will be tough for Toronto on Saturday...
  • The Godfather LIVE Tour stops at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live

    The Godfather LIVE Tour stops at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live

    Francis Ford Coppola’s film masterpiece “The Godfather” is brought to life with The Godfather LIVE Tour stopping at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Saturday January 24, 2015. The Academy Award winning film will be screened in high definition with a live symphony orchestra simultaneously performing...
  • Alice Russell, Lost Midas, The Seshen to perform at Skirball, Oct. 24

    Alice Russell, Lost Midas, The Seshen to perform at Skirball, Oct. 24

    British soul/jazz singer Alice Russell will perform at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, California, on October 24, 2014 in celebration of Tru Thoughts Recordings’ 15th anniversary. Opening the show are Russell’s label mates and rising stars: L.A.-based producer and multi-instrumentalist...
  • Dee Dee Bridgewater coming to Catalina’s Jazz Club, October 16-18

    Dee Dee Bridgewater coming to Catalina’s Jazz Club, October 16-18

    The multiple award-winning jazz vocalist/songwriter/producer Dee Dee Bridgewater will perform on October 16, 17, and 18, 2014 at Catalina’s Jazz Club in Los Angeles, California. The acclaimed singer will be accompanied by Theo Croker and DVRKFUNK. The concerts begin at 8:30 p.m. Dinner or two drinks...
  • Juicy J tour coming to Los Angeles in November

    Juicy J tour coming to Los Angeles in November

    Memphis rap artist with the ADHD rap flow, Juicy J, will embark on a world tour starting Monday October 6. The Juicy J tour kicks off in Indiana and includes 9 remaining dates over the coming months. The launch of Juicy J's tour in North America during October and November will be followed by dates...
  • Garth Brooks

    Just announced: Best shows on sale this week, Sept. 29 - Oct. 5

    A rare tour by one of country music's legends tops our wish list for this week's pick for our AXS Just Announced section! Garth Brooks is back for his first tour in 16 years and one of his currently announced stops takes him to Target Center in Minneapolis for four shows on Friday, November 14 and...
  • 5 great Japanese noodle shops in L.A.'s South Bay

    5 great Japanese noodle shops in L.A.'s South Bay

    For some time, the epicenter of Los Angeles' Japanese restaurant scene has been shifting away from Japantown and toward the South Bay, home to a large Japanese-American community, where the region's best sushi bars, izakayas, and yes, noodle shops vie for discriminating customers. Whether you're...
  • The Groovy Rednecks play Cafe Nela

    The Groovy Rednecks play Cafe Nela

    A hard (and quite possibly) boring week of behind you, and you have the opportunity to use your limited time to have some fun before you have to repeat the awful work cycle all over again. You know there are bands playing all over the Los Angeles area, but you don't know exactly which one to check...
  • Fo'Reel creates some groovy blues on 'Heavy Water'

    Fo'Reel creates some groovy blues on 'Heavy Water'

    One of the great things about writing about music is the number of pleasant surprises. Sometimes an album of an unknown band arrives and you can start with a clean slate because you have no idea what to expect from the band - and a one-sheet can only provide so much description. Fo'Reel is...
  • Kobe Bryant on Achilles injury: 'Ignited a new challenge for me'

    Kobe Bryant on Achilles injury: 'Ignited a new challenge for me'

    Back in April of 2013, five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant went down with an Achilles injury that ended his season. The Los Angeles Lakers attempted to go on without the superstar leading the way, but ultimately were knocked out of the playoffs in convincing fashion by the eventual Western Conference...
  • Kobe Bryant plans to play in all eight preseason games for the Lakers

    Kobe Bryant plans to play in all eight preseason games for the Lakers

    The NBA offseason is officially over for the Los Angeles Lakers with training camp getting underway this week. New head coach Byron Scott held his first practice on Tuesday and let it be known that Kobe Bryant will play in all eight preseason games, according to Marc J. Spears of Yahoo Sports...
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