Category Archive: Live Shows

Catfish And The Bottlemen At The Troubadour: Gig Review

Words and Photos by Joyce Jude Lee Catfish and The Bottlemen are the most exciting act in music right now. A hefty statement, sure, especially since it’s only these self-deemed “bunch of nobodies’”… Continue reading

George Ezra And Sam Smith At The Forum: Gig Review

Talent speaks in ways that special effects never can. On Friday night, after a gloomy, rain stained day, George Ezra and Sam Smith brought sunshine to Los Angeles. Sans extravagant effects and backup… Continue reading

The Wombats At The Bootleg HiFi: Gig Review

It’s a mystery why The Wombats haven’t taken over the world with their massive tunes and witty banter. The band has been around for a long time, but have still been kept as… Continue reading

Gig Review: FKA Twigs At The Regent Theater

“Don’t judge a book by its cover.” This is a lesson we’re taught time and time again, but Saturday night’s FKA Twigs show at the Regent Theatre was a prime example of that.… Continue reading

Gig Review: Bastille At The Shrine Expo Hall

If the only song you know by Bastille is “Pompeii,” then you need to go back and listen through their entire album. On Thursday night, the British phenom who seemed to soar to… Continue reading

Gig Review: The 1975 At The Hollywood Palladium

Even though Harry Styles and Fifth Harmony were among the teen heartthrobs at the Hollywood Palladium last night, they were not who thousands of fans camped out to see. The 1975 returned to… Continue reading

Gig Review: Magic Man At The House Of Blues

On a Monday night, two of the most buzzed about indie bands took their co-headlining tour to the Anaheim House of Blues and delivered back to back awesome sets. Magic Man and Smallpools… Continue reading

Gig Review: Foster The People At The Shrine Auditorium

Mark Foster had Los Angeles at his finger tips on Friday night. Before Foster the People took the stage, Soko and Sylvan Esso, two immensely talented indie artists, warmed up the excitable crowd.… Continue reading

Gig Review: First Aid Kit At The Wiltern Theatre

There must be something in that Stockholm water. The generation before us had Simon and Garfunkel, but ours has an answer to that: First Aid Kit. On Thursday night, the Stockholm sisters showed… Continue reading

Gig Review: The Black Keys At The Forum

No one does arena rock better than The Black Keys do. I first saw The Black Keys rock out a headline slot at Hangout Festival in May to over 25,000 people, so naturally… Continue reading