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Is the Santa Monica Pier’s Twilight Concert Series becoming too popular for its own good?

RÜFÜS DU SOL

SHOW REVIEW: The crowd that arrived to take in RÜFÜS DU SOL’s show was unlike anything I or anyone else had seen before.

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BØRNS doesn’t need Taylor Swift’s help to prove he’s one of music’s fastest-rising stars

BØRNS

SHOW REVIEW: The Michigan native has gone from supporting modest indie bands to selling out shows as a headliner one year later.

Mayer Hawthorne pours his soul out to kick off Twilight Concert Series at the Santa Monica Pier

Mayer Hawthorne

SHOW REVIEW: As he demonstrated for a packed crowd, the Grammy-nominated artist is as much the sum of his influences as he is his own entity.

tUnE-yArDs put an end to summer, close out 2015 Twilight Concert Series at the Santa Monica Pier

tUnE yArDs

PHOTOS: What better way to escape the heat than to watch tUnE-yArDs play the last free concert of the summer at the beach?

Resident weirdo Ariel Pink preps for his upcoming fall tour with a free hometown show by the beach

Ariel Pink

PHOTOS: LA native Ariel Pink is well known for his strange ways, but he looked surprisingly “normal” for a hometown crowd at the Santa Monica Pier.

Real Estate bring chilled-out vibes to Santa Monica

Real Estate

PHOTOS: After touring along the West Coast this past spring, the five-piece from Ridgewood, N.J., afforded the perfect soundtrack on a tepid, summer night at the beach.

LA gets a taste of Down Under thanks to Jagwar Ma, Flume

Flume

SHOW REVIEW: Australia has become a hotbed for electronically-tinged music, and LA got to experience that first hand from two of the country’s biggest up-and-coming acts in 2014.