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Coachella 2015: Saturday opens with Bostich + Fussible on main stage

Early arrivers could judge the amount of revelry that occurred Friday night during Coachella by the stains, cigarette butts and empty plastic wrappers dotting the pitch. Despite the cleaning staff's best efforts, for example, it's hard to remove the vomit stains splattered on the fading grass....

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  • Kanye West to headline Powerhouse 2015
    Kanye West to headline Powerhouse 2015

    Kanye West will headline Power 106’s annual summer hip-hop concert, Powerhouse, the L.A. radio station announced Monday. 

  • This crowd gets emotional: It's emo night Taking Back Tuesday
    This crowd gets emotional: It's emo night Taking Back Tuesday

    On a Tuesday night in February, the line to get into the Echoplex stretched all the way down Glendale Boulevard. Hundreds of mid-20s to early-30-somethings waited with huge grins on their faces, ready to hear the music that changed their young lives. Once inside, they crowd-surfed, moshed and hoisted...

  • Alan Jackson remembers the good times at Nokia Theatre
    Alan Jackson remembers the good times at Nokia Theatre

    Implicit in the name of Alan Jackson’s current road show, the Keepin’ It Country tour, is the idea that this veteran country star is engaged in some resistance. It presents Jackson as a guy defending himself and the tradition he embodies against pressure to change.

  • Caribou mesmerizes in the first of three sold-out Fonda concerts
    Caribou mesmerizes in the first of three sold-out Fonda concerts

    Many tone varietals run through pop music, some poisonously bitter and abrasive, others as sweet as honeysuckle. The sound the electronic artist Caribou (a.k.a. Dan Snaith) created at the Fonda on Thursday night hit the eardrums like velveteen berries: perfectly ripe and arranged in complex rhythmic...

  • Journey to perform at 2015 Hollywood Bowl opening night concert
    Journey to perform at 2015 Hollywood Bowl opening night concert

    City of the Angels, Journey is calling you. The classic rock band will open the 2015 Hollywood Bowl season with a performance with Thomas Wilkins and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra on June 20. It will be the band's first-ever appearance with a full orchestra.

  • Cold Specks surveys the ages during confident Echo set
    Cold Specks surveys the ages during confident Echo set

    After she'd worked her microphone for the duration of an assured, memorable set at the Echo in Echo Park, the artist known as Cold Specks ditched the amplifier altogether for the final stanza of her encore. 

  • 20 questions with Mary Lambert
    20 questions with Mary Lambert

    Nothing is off-limits for Mary Lambert. The 25-year-old Seattle singer-songwriter, who broke out by providing the emotional hook on Macklemore &; Ryan Lewis’ equality anthem “Same Love,” has explored sexuality, religion and abuse in her music and poetry.

  • The Black Keys hit hard at sold-out Forum concert
    The Black Keys hit hard at sold-out Forum concert

    Whether intentional or not, the Black Keys did an odd thing Thursday at the Forum. The rock duo, doubled to a quartet on the road for extra heft, opened a little sloppy and loose on the beat, like rock 'n' roll should be when the goal is as much expression as perfection. 

  • Red Aunts to celebrate new greatest hits double LP at El Cid
    Red Aunts to celebrate new greatest hits double LP at El Cid

    The Red Aunts were nothing to mess with. Four musicians who first converged in 1990s Long Beach, the band released a series of searing garage-punk records, first on Sympathy for the Record Industry label and then on the L.A. punk label Epitaph.

  • Bob Dylan opens three nights in Hollywood with grunts, grim themes
    Bob Dylan opens three nights in Hollywood with grunts, grim themes

    Bob Dylan wore a gray suit and wide-brimmed hat, the latter of which shadowed eyes he described in song as holding “secrets in them that I can't disguise.” He stood before a well-behaved and polite, if mostly nonplussed, crowd at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood and let out a series of nasally, nearly...

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