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  • 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...

  • 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.

  • Post-beetles, a new tree is planted in George Harrison's memory
    Post-beetles, a new tree is planted in George Harrison's memory

    George Harrison was quoting ancient spiritual wisdom when he titled his 1970 solo album "All Things Must Pass," never suspecting that the proverb would one day apply to the fate of a pine tree planted in his memory in Griffith Park.

  • Kendrick Lamar blasts Air + Style sound system, cuts off set early
    Kendrick Lamar blasts Air + Style sound system, cuts off set early

    The big-ticket traveling production at the Rose Bowl was called Air + Style, presented by its majority owner, Olympic-medalist/superstar-snowboarder Shaun White. Saturday's inaugural day opened as gracefully as White flying and spinning through the air — but ended like a Wile E. Coyote thud and...

  • 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...

  • Perfume Genius sashays as he devastates a sold-out Roxy
    Perfume Genius sashays as he devastates a sold-out Roxy

    Wearing a loose-knotted black sweater that revealed his carved torso beneath, the pianist, singer and songwriter known as Perfume Genius sat before a whisper-quiet sold-out crowd at the Roxy in West Hollywood and tried to explain the raw, full-throated wail he'd just unleashed.

  • Fleetwood Mac adds tour dates — and marks an anniversary at the Forum
    Fleetwood Mac adds tour dates — and marks an anniversary at the Forum

    Fleetwood Mac has announced 28 more dates that will extend its "On with the Show" tour into 2015. These shows augment a run of dates that will see a return in December to the Forum in Inglewood, which regularly hosted the band during its 1970s and '80s peak.

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