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The prolific, often unpredictable King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard turn heavy at LA’s Greek Theatre

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

SHOW REVIEW: Since forming almost a decade ago, the Australian septet is certainly making a strong case as rock’s most prolific and unpredictable band right now.

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FKJ is a one-man, groove-making machine who’s full of surprises as he demonstrates at Shrine Expo Hall

FKJ

SHOW REVIEW: After making his debut at Coachella this year, the multi-instrumentalist and singer looks like he’s ready to share his one-of-a-kind live show with the rest of the world.

The Raconteurs show all at the Santa Barbara Bowl why we need them after 11 years between albums

The Raconteurs

SHOW REVIEW: The four-piece consisting of Jack White, Brendan Benson, Jack Lawrence and Patrick Keeler is finally back in the spotlight where it belongs — and for good reason.

In times when we need it most, COMMON continues to spread worldwide love at Apogee Studio

COMMON

SHOW REVIEW: As he tours in support of his 12th studio album, the Grammy-winning rapper’s overarching message stands clear: let love rule today and every day.

Jim James, The Claypool Lennon Delirium take us on a psych-rock roller coaster at The Wiltern

Jim James

SHOW REVIEW: The frontman of My Morning Jacket sent a strong reminder of how powerful music can be as a unifying force while sharing the stage with the Claypool Lennon Delirium.

A sold-out crowd at Hollywood Palladium propels Local Natives to new heights in their hometown

Local Natives

SHOW REVIEW: Sometimes three amazing vocalists singing in harmony is all that you need to pack a 5,000-person venue as the LA indie band exhibited after Middle Kids’ opening set.

The Chemical Brothers give fans at Shrine Expo Hall the electronic show they desperately need in 2019

The Chemical Brothers

SHOW REVIEW: The legendary UK electronic duo created a scintillating audio-visual experience to remember and one of the best we’ve witnessed in a while.

Modeselektor return to U.S. soil & pound our ears with their new material at a sold-out Echoplex

Modeselektor

SHOW REVIEW: After a nearly eight-year break between albums, the German IDM duo is still selling out clubs with its dark, pulsating beats and brash, in-your-face sounds.

Courtney Barnett reminds us why she’s simply the coolest at LA’s Greek Theatre

Courtney Barnett

SHOW REVIEW: If you’ve been lucky enough to see her live, you know it and you also know that she, somehow, still doesn’t know it herself.

Grizzly Bear & TV on the Radio unite for one night in their new hometown to play the Hollywood Bowl

Grizzly Bear

SHOW REVIEW: Now both based in LA, the two Brooklyn-bred bands gave us one last taste of summer on the season’s final day.

After winning their first Grammy, The National don’t hold back at the Hollywood Palladium

The National

SHOW REVIEW: Like any good band these days, Matt Berninger and company have been expanding their fan base with each and every album they release.

At the age of 66, David Byrne is completely nailing one of the year’s most ambitious tours

David Byrne

SHOW REVIEW: The former Talking Heads leader knows how to mix his mediums to absolute perfection in a way that’s not only relevant, but also completely engrossing.

Jack White proves at the Santa Barbara Bowl that a phone-free show is a better experience for us all

Jack White

SHOW REVIEW: One of rock’s last remaining guitar heroes hasn’t lost his unique ability to surprise an audience at any moment, especially when we all aren’t staring at our phones.

Deafheaven continue their evolution at The Wiltern

Deafheaven

SHOW REVIEW: There are still echoes of black metal at times, but you can feel this is a band that’s embracing its differences instead of defending them.

Weezer show a sold-out crowd in their hometown that they can still be wildly entertaining

Weezer

SHOW REVIEW: From costume changes to a surprise “Weird Al” cameo, Weezer made it clear why they’ve been performing second on their summer co-headlining tour with the Pixies.

The unusual pairing of Glassjaw & Quicksand at the Observatory OC proves to be fruitful for both bands

Glassjaw

SHOW REVIEW: Having the chance to see these two New York post-hardcore bands share the stage is something that we’re likely never going to get again.

Thirty-five years later, the Melvins are still rockin’ as hard & loud as they ever have

Melvins

SHOW REVIEW: With a sold-out crowd on hand at SF’s Great American Music Hall, Buzz Osborne and company performed as if everything depended on it.

Soulwax make up for lost time with a wild LA show

Soulwax

SHOW REVIEW: After a hypnotic set at Coachella, the group’s performance at The Fonda Theatre only further cemented its live legacy in Southern California.

With CyHi the Prynce on the bill, Big K.R.I.T. shows fans why his moniker is much bigger than him

Big K.R.I.T.

SHOW REVIEW: The rapper painted a picture of his royal advancement — a positive one that he explained is not only meant to be a reminder for him, but also for us.

Moby might think he’s old, but his 15th and newest album doesn’t sound it at Apogee Studio

Moby

SHOW REVIEW: As one of electronic music’s, if not simply music’s, most important figures, his star continues to burn bright in 2018.