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New Order
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New Order Venue: Shrine Auditorium – City: Downtown Los Angeles – Date: March 19th. 2016 Touring in support of their excellent new album Music Complete, New Order was in town turning the Shrine Auditorium into a crowed 80’s post-punk/dance club for a couple hours. The band included three original members, Bernard Sumner, Gillian Gilbert and Stephen Morris, supported by a second guitarist and a bass player taking over Peter...

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The Cult
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The Cult Venue: Tower Theatre – City: Downtown Los Angeles – Date: February 2016 The Cult was kicking off their new tour with a show in Los Angeles on the day their new album Hidden City was getting released. Following their big show at the Hollywood Palladium just a few months before, the beautiful but worn out Tower theatre definitely offered an intimate and ghostly setting. The band delivered...

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Duran Duran
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Duran Duran Venue: Hollywood Bowl – City: Hollywood – Date: October 2015 Celebrating the release of album Paper Gods, Duran Duran were kicking off their official US tour at the Hollywood Bowl. Opening with the excellent new moody track “Paper God”, they delivered a hit-filled show including most of their classics and a few new cuts. The crowd was ecstatic, dancing throughout the 80’s tinted set, slow...

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Silversun Pickups
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Silversun Pickups Venue: Fingerprints Music – City: Long Beach – Date: September 2015 Celebrating the release of their excellent, electronic-tinted, new album Better Nature, The Silversun Pickups came down to one of my favorite local haunts, the great Long Beach record store Fingerprints Music – where I stop by every Friday – to deliver a stripped-down set. Singer Brian Aubert and Bass player Nikki Monninger offered energized acoustic versions of some of their...

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Rival Sons
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Rival Sons Venue: BuskerFest – City: Long Beach – Date: September 2015 Rock ‘n’ roll revivalists Rival Sons have been enjoying quite a successful career around the world, touring relentlessly – including opening for emblematic bands such as Black Sabbath – but surprisingly they remain quite unknown on our shores. As a result, you can’t help feeling lucky when you get the chance to catch...

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The Jesus And Mary Chain
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The Jesus And Mary Chain Venue: FYF Fest – City: Los Angeles – Date: August 2015 Of course you might argue that this is my favorite band and that I’m biased, but The Jesus and Mary Chain delivered by far my favorite set at FYF Fest, playing their debut album Psychocandy in its entirety along a few of their most emblematic songs including “April...

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Bloc Party
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Bloc Party Venue: FYF Fest – City: Los Angeles – Date: August 2015 The British Post-Punk bank Bloc Party made waves 10 years ago with its album Silent Alarm and, as you could expect, the crowd was quite massive at the lawn stage. Delivering a tight set filled with hits such as “Helicopter” and “Banquet”, they however suffered from being too formal – their live cuts are...

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!!! (Chk Chk Chk)
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!!! (Chk Chk Chk) Venue: FYF Fest – City: Los Angeles – Date: August 2015 While the Sacramento post-punk band !!! (Chk Chk Chk) gained recognition for its infectious dance-punk tunes – and ungoogleable name – seeing them live brings their music to the next level, mostly thanks to their goofy leader’s antics! Wearing a simple shirt and shorts that seemed way too small, singer Nic Offer...

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La Femme
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La Femme Venue: FYF Fest – City: Los Angeles – Date: August 2015 Known for its new wave tropical tunes, French band La Femme is a fine representative of the French touch, singing breezy tunes with a charming French accent. The band delivered a fine set for their first FYF Fest appearance, seducing the audience with its dancy beats, joie de vivre and light...

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Los Master Plus
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Los Master Plus Venue: Grand Performances – City: Los Angeles – Date: July 2015 It’s not hard to believe that this tongue-in-cheek band from Guadalajara, Mexico has become an Internet sensation. Dressed in leopard cowboy outfits, they revisit popular songs such as No Doubt’s “Don’t Speak”, not only translating them into Spanish but also rearranging them. The result is, unsurprisingly, a lot of fun and the...

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The Gaslamp Killer Experience
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The Gaslamp Killer Experience Venue: Grand Performances – City: Los Angeles – Date: June 2015 Originally from San Diego and now based here in L.A., the Gaslamp Killer delivers an intriguing blend of world music, psychedelic and electronic beats. Performing as a DJ backed by a full band, Gaslamp Killer looks like some crazed 60’s guru and, unsurprisingly has quite a hippy following which came to the...

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Robert Plant
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Robert Plant and The Sensational Space ShiftersVenue: The Greek Theatre – City: Los Angeles – Date: June 2015 Growing up in the 80’s as a New Wave kid rejecting anything heavy metal, I certainly didn’t develop your typical relationship with Led Zeppelin. I first got into Led Zeppelin through Led Zeppelin II, mostly thanks to “Whole Lotta Love”, a song which, to this day,...

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William Onyeabor
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Atomic Bomb: The Music of William Onyeabor. Greek Theater, Griffith Park. May 2014 Elijah Wood David Byrne (Talking Heads) Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip) & Money Mark (Beastie Boys) Kele Okereke (Bloc...

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