Moderat

Moderat are back to mesmerizing their fans again following an extended hiatus as they demonstrate at The Wiltern

By Josh Herwitt // Moderat // The Wiltern – Los Angeles September 23rd, 2022 // With the music industry still recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic over … BAM ON

Primavera Sound LA 2022

Primavera Sound LA 2022: The best & worst of the Barcelona music festival’s inaugural edition on U.S. soil

Photos by Josh Herwitt & courtesy of Primavera Sound LA // Written by Josh Herwitt // Primavera Sound LA // LA State Historic Park - Los Angeles September … BAM ON

Nine Inch Nails

New music or not, Nine Inch Nails are still commanding sold-out crowds at the Santa Barbara Bowl & beyond in 2022

By Josh Herwitt // Nine Inch Nails with Yves Tumor // Santa Barbara Bowl - Santa Barbara, CA September 13th, 2022 // If there was ever a time in his … BAM ON

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Moderat

Moderat are back to mesmerizing their fans again following an extended hiatus as they demonstrate at The Wiltern

PHOTOS: Despite taking more than six years to release a new album, the electronic supergroup out of Berlin was greeted by a strong turnout for its first LA show since 2017.

Primavera Sound LA 2022

Primavera Sound LA 2022: The best & worst of the Barcelona music festival’s inaugural edition on U.S. soil

FESTIVAL REVIEW: It’s no secret that Primavera Sound has had its sights set on Los Angeles for quite a while now, but any time a new music festival launches, there are always highs and lows.

Nine Inch Nails

New music or not, Nine Inch Nails are still commanding sold-out crowds at the Santa Barbara Bowl & beyond in 2022

SHOW REVIEW: The Hall of Fame band led by Trent Reznor hasn’t released any new material this year, but that hasn’t stopped it from drawing big numbers while on tour.

My Morning Jacket at Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Ahead of their Red Rocks shows, My Morning Jacket are firing on all cylinders after rocking the Santa Barbara Bowl & Hollywood Forever

SHOW REVIEW: The COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t been easy on the Louisville rockers over the past year, but Jim James and company sound better than they ever have.

Telefon Tel Aviv

After more than two years, Telefon Tel Aviv finally gets the chance to entrance fans at Lodge Room before taking a break from performing

PHOTOS: With the show marking one of only two live performances stateside for the electronic act, Joshua Eustis made the most of his opportunity in LA.

The Wild Hearts Tour - Sharon Van Etten, Angel Olsen & Julien Baker

Sharon Van Etten, Angel Olsen & Julien Baker deliver all the feels at LA’s Greek Theatre on ‘The Wild Hearts Tour’

PHOTOS: While the tote bag being sold at the merch stand proclaimed, “I went to ‘The Wild Hearts Tour’ and all I got was emotional,” in reality we ended up getting much, much more.

Thundercat

As his career continues to soar, Grammy winner Thundercat emits hypnotic joy in his hometown for a sold-out crowd at The Broad

SHOW REVIEW: The musician and actor demonstrated why it’s OK — in fact, better — to just breathe in and go with the flow during the LA art museum’s “Summer Happenings” series.

Big Gigantic

Big Gigantic throw down at Hollywood Palladium with a host of special guests in support of their new album ‘Brighter Future 2’

PHOTOS: The instrumental electronic/hip-hop/jazz duo played its first proper LA show in quite a while after Dominic Lalli and Jeremy Salken released their eighth LP last month.

Fleet Foxes

Fleet Foxes show a sold-out crowd at LA’s Greek Theatre why they are one of our most important indie bands over the past 15 years

SHOW REVIEW: Is it frontman Robin Pecknold’s golden baritenor and clever lyrics or is it the group’s lush vocal harmonies and eclectic instrumentation?

The Game

With ‘Drillmatic’ delayed, The Game turns his album release show at The Novo into a hometown party alongside Kanye West & Lil Wayne

SHOW REVIEW: The Compton rapper didn’t let the news about his 10th studio effort stop him from delivering a special evening in LA.

Bright Eyes

Looking back looks oh so good on Bright Eyes at LA’s Greek Theatre

SHOW REVIEW: Despite the band’s latest U.S. tour getting off to a rough start, Conor Oberst and his sidekicks delivered a performance that was nothing short of astounding.

Puscifer

I celebrated my birthday at LA’s Greek Theatre with a proper probing by Puscifer as ‘The Existential Reckoning Tour’ rolls on this summer

PHOTOS: What could be better than watching your favorite vocalist perform on your special day at one of LA’s most historic music venues?

Jack White

Jack White makes the case with two career-spanning shows at LA’s YouTube Theater why he’s more than rock ‘n’ roll’s last great savior

SHOW REVIEW: What makes the 12-time Grammy winner so special is that he represents what it means to be an artist in every sense of the word no matter what he’s doing.

Just Like Heaven 2022 - Interpol, Santigold & The Shins

Just Like Heaven 2022: Pasadena’s own slice of indie-music bliss

FESTIVAL REVIEW: The Goldenvoice event felt like quite a success given everything we have endured for more than two years, offering a brief reminder of what life felt like before the pandemic.

Animal Collective

Animal Collective haven’t forgotten how to be delightfully weird, delivering a manic mind melt at LA’s Greek Theatre

SHOW REVIEW: The band’s triumphant display felt like a long-awaited psychedelic hug, hitting all the sweet spots for us.

Royal Blood

Royal Blood make a pit stop at brand-new Ventura Music Hall on their ‘Typhoons’ tour to remind us rock ‘n’ roll is still alive & well

SHOW REVIEW: If you’re one of those people who thinks rock ‘n’ roll is on its way out, then you probably haven’t heard of Royal Blood before.

Baroness

On a wild Oscars night, Baroness deliver their own brand of theatrics in LA for a sold-out crowd at The Echo

PHOTOS: For those in LA who could give a rat’s ass about the Academy Awards or the latest drama that’s surrounding Hollywood, you could find us at The Echo getting slapped in the face by some heavy metal … compliments of Baroness.

The War on Drugs

The War on Drugs prove in Adam Granduciel’s new hometown why they deserved to win a Grammy more than four years ago

SHOW REVIEW: The War on Drugs leader may have officially moved to LA, but he continues to push the band he formed in Philadelphia more than 17 years ago to new and greater heights.

2022 California music festivals

10 California music festivals you won’t want to miss in 2022

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Who’s ready for festival season? Here are 10 California music festivals you should save your cash for this year.

Tool

Tool are finally back on the road to finish their ‘Fear Inoculum’ tour & it couldn’t come at a more fitting time

SHOW REVIEW: Taking the safe or easy route has never been an option for the prog-metal titans, and it’s why we keep coming back for more.

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