Night Riots Play Biggest Headliner to Date at the El Rey Theatre

As an original art-deco theatre and registered Historic-Cultural Monument, the El Rey Theatre is definitely performance ready. Complete with massive chandeliers and an impressive ballroom turned concert hall, the historic venue is a prime setting for making grand memories. With a toe still visibly dipped in the theatrical past, the El Rey also serves as the perfect fit for bands with an exciting stage presence and just the right amount of charismatic flair.

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Fans braved through 113 degree weather at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles to see Australian singer songwriter Vance Joy.

Then it was time for James Gabriel Keogh, better known as Vance Joy. Fans screamed as a curly-haired, guitar-holding silhouette appeared onto the stage. He acknowledged the heat, and thanked the crowd for bearing it for him.

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Pop punk legends New Found Glory "Sick Tour" to support their album "Makes Me Sick" absolutely lived up to the name.

You could tell people were excited, whenever a guitar tech or Tour manager came on stage, the crowd screamed and wooed. The moment the venue went dark, screams coming from every direction, then purple lights flashed, and out came the main event New Found Glory! Seeing countless crowd surfers make their way to the stage, while singing along to "All Downhill From Here. 

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Erra Delivers A High-Energy Sold Out Performance at The Observatory Santa Ana

Post-hardcore quintet, Sianvar, are a busy bunch. With members bringing in talent from their roles in additional bands such as Hail the Sun, A Lot Like Birds, and Stolas, it’s not uncommon for a member to play a double-set when on tour. This time around, it was guitarist, Will Swan (Sianvar and Dance Gavin Dance), who wowed the audience with a stellar opening and headlining performance.

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Becoming a Part of In This Moment Ritual

In this Moment kicked off the new year 2018 with a dark, grungy ritual that the Revolution Live venue was invited to. As the crowd anticipated for the opening bands to come and rock the mic, we were blessed with being in the presence of New Years Day and P.O.D.

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Minus The Bear Celebrate Planet of Ice 10 Year Anniversary with the Observatory

One way to assess the merit of art is longevity. When a record comes along that stands the test of time, you know you’ve got something special. For Minus the Bear, their 2007 LP Planet of Ice has proven itself. Released on Suicide Squeeze Records, Planet of Ice is packed with intricate synthesizers and mathematical riffs. Since April the band has been playing an 8 week tour to mark 10 years since its release. With supporting acts The Coathangers and The New Trust The tour was a special one for fans as it consists of Planet of Ice played in its entirety.

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Emma Hern debuts Electrifying 4 track EP with hints of Nostalgia

Emma Hern is originally from Virginia but after she graduated from Berklee College of Music she moved to Nashville to pursue her musical career further. It is easy to tell in her recently released self-titled EP the influence that Nashville has played in her sound, but that does not mean she is just a country singer. Even though it is possible to hear hints of country on her music there is a wide mix of blues, gospel and rock.

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These bands aren’t missing the frequency: Camp Cope + Petal’s 2nd consecutive sold-out night at Philly’s PhilaMOCA.

Whoever said that Melbourne, Australia’s Camp Cope couldn’t fill up a room is wrong. So wrong that they added extra days before and the start of and after the end of their US co-headlining tour with Petal due to numerous sold out shows. The show had a “to the front” feel as all the bands aren’t fronted by men. Brooklyn’s Oceanator is fronted by Elise Okusami, Camp Cope is all female, and Petal is led by Kiley Lotz. Who was it that said “there just aren’t that many girls in the music scene”? This line-up is proof that non-male led bands are in the music industry and there are plenty of them creating all different types of music.

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Summertime St. Paddys at the Shore

Some have heard of Christmas in July but this past weekend at the Stone Pony Summer Stage hosted what could best be described as St. Paddy’s in June. Beer was flowing and punks were moshing as Celtic punk rockers Dropkick Murphys tore the place up with tourmates Flogging Molly and Jake Burns. Needless to say summertime St. Paddy’s at the shore was a hell of a time.

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King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard Don't Do Encores and We Are Not Worthy

Maybe there’s something in the water or just maybe Australia is secretly one big talented musician factory disguising itself as a country, but we have AC/DC, Tame Impala, Courtney Barnett, The Avalanches, Nick Cave, Wolfmother, and so many more to thank the down-under for. Aside from our cringeworthy, annoying, and slightly offensive Australian accents (I am so sorry), us Americans really do love Australia and appreciate all of the great music native to the fantastic country. And now, many more Americans find themselves thanking Australia once again for King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard!

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Blue October in June

Lead singer, Justin Furstenfeld kept the crowd jumping with his melodic voice and lyrics that are so relatable and some that tug at that deep place in your heart. With his brother Jeremy, who has been with the band since its conception on drums and their new lead guitarist, Will Knaak, who killed every song with his crazy riffs, the connection they had with their fans was so authentic and lovely to be a part of. 

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Wild Kitten in the House

Opening for Blue October at the Brooklyn Bowl in Las Vegas, LA based band Kitten, did not disappoint.  An Indy Rock band with a New Wave flave, the music was crazy and fierce.  Lead singer Chloe Chaidez is uber talented and is firecracker of a performer.  With handstands, flips into the crowd and the splits on stage, she managed to belt out amazing vocals as well as a costume change. Her high energy performance was infectious and fun.  With Blu de Tiger on bass, Rex de Tiger on drums, and Dave Stagno on guitar, the band was on point with it's Punky New Wavy sounds. Their latest album "Pink Champagne" is definitely one to be added to your Indy collection. And if you get a chance to see Kitten live, you will be on your feet and loving life. They killed it!

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The Glitch Mob and Elohim hit New Orleans’s Joy Theater on their 2018 World Tour

Hard-hitting yet so fittingly fluid, The Glitch Mob’s unique sound is so great both recorded and live. The release of “See Without Eyes” comes four years after their sophomore album “Love Death Immortality” and without a doubt has some of their most sophisticated production work yet.

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Dirty Projectors and Still Woozy captivated the audience at their sold out show at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles.

Dirty Projectors then took over the stage with their distinctive eclectic sound. With six members, the band has the opportunity to experiment with unique instruments, such as the harmonica. No two songs that they played sounded even remotely similar to each other, yet the show was very cohesive, with brilliant transitions. Dirty Projectors creates beautifully calming tunes that also forces listeners to subconsciously tap their foot along to the beat. The band is releasing their album Lamp Lit Prose on July 13.

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On Top Of The World - Imagine Dragons Evolve World Tour

Fans were not disappointed as the band took to the stage with dramatic flair to perform for their Evolve World Tour at the Xfinity Center, Mansfield, MA. The band appeared together surrounded by drums, bright lights, and loud sounds. They immediately moved to their places on stage and gave an entertaining, high-energy performance to one of their first hit songs "Radioactive." Imagine Dragons played to a full arena. Parents came with their children, and adults’ of all ages showed up to see them, showing just how diverse their fan base is. By the third song Dan Reynolds was shirtless and owned the stage. Imagine Dragons know how to put on a good show; streams of confetti fell from the ceiling and filled up the stage. They switched instruments, from drums to piano. They all perform. The vibe and atmosphere was electric.

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A Dirty Heads Concert Feels Like Vacation

Summer can’t really start until you spend a night at a Dirty Heads show! Thankfully, a rainy day in Raleigh, NC turned into a sunny afternoon and the fans showed up to dance all night long. With a killer lineup, The Dirty Heads were joined by Pacific Dub, The Movement and Iration at the Red Hat Amphitheater. Each band’s set radiated nothing but good vibes and created a night that the crowd never wanted to end.

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SWIMM: Los Angeles, Love, and Sentimental Porno

All kinds of emotions flood in as the day draws in closer and closer to June 5th, the release date of SWIMM’s first full length album ‘Sentimental Porno’! This brand spankin’ new album will feature SWIMM’s most freshly favorited tracks ‘True Romance’ and ‘Kim K’. The entire arrangement brings to light topics of individuality, sexuality, social media, and of course life in Los Angeles.

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Justin Timberlake's "Man of the Woods" Performance of a Lifetime

On Wednesday night at Houston’s Toyota Center, Justin Timberlake a.k.a. the “Man of the Woods,” put on the performance-of-a-lifetime for a stadium packed with fans of all ages. Though touring in promotion of his latest album “Man of the Woods,” released earlier this year, Timberlake’s performance included hits from his entire repertoire of successful albums and singles

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Le Butcherettes: Mexico’s beloved Garage Punks return after 3 year break with new label, new EP, and collaboration with Talking Heads' member, Jerry Harrison

Teri Gender Bender (born Teresa Suárez Cosío) is a Mexican powerhouse enigma of a musician. She leads Mexican garage punk group Le Butcherettes, who have incredulously teamed with Talking Heads/ Modern Lovers famed Jerry Harrison on their latest three-song EP, “struggle/STRUGGLE."

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Touring acts and Brooklyn’s local, Husbandry, kick off a Punk Rock night at Brooklyn’s Greenpoint

On a quiet Sunday night in Brooklyn’s Greenpoint neighborhood, Saint Vitus was the complete opposite. Brimming with local punks, the venue was more lively than its neighborhood as hometown band Husbandry were about to kick off the night. Touring bands, Teenage Halloween, Kali Masi, and Such Gold were also on the bill and ever ready to play their eclectic and inclusive styles of punk to an eager crowd.

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