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Music Review: Wake me up when ‘¡Uno!’ ends

Katie Madden Staff Writer The Green Day boys are at it again, and by “it” I mean releasing another disappointing record that confirms they just can’t make a truly exciting and unique album anymore. “¡Uno!,” the band’s ninth studio album, comes across as an attempt of a 40-something dad, desperate to appear as cool to his punk, teenage son. Following the release of one too many family friendly... 

Music Review: ‘Battle Born’ is killed in combat

Katie Madden Staff Writer Those hoping to hear something radically new from The Killers’ fourth studio album, ‘Battle Born,’ are in for quite a letdown. Those waiting for more of that endlessly catchy formulaic approach got exactly what they wanted. Taking a departure from their more daring and whimsical third effort, ‘Day & Age,’ the new album transports listeners back to Las Vegas in... 

Low End expounds theory of hip-hop

Katie Madden Staff Writer At the Airliner Club in Los Angeles, the event every Wednesday is Low End Theory and the theme is fun through experimentation with genres and pushing the limits of music. A diverse group of guests, ranging from camera clutching hipsters to ball-cap clad bros eagerly lined up to see what Low End Theory had to offer on Wednesday. The event has become a Southern California hotspot... 

Psychedelic show is a family affair

Katie Madden Staff Writer  Hidden in an unmarked building in the middle of Los Angeles’ Fashion District lies the Think Tank Gallery, home to “A Psychotropic Summer Volume 3,” which took place Aug. 30. Musicians, artists, disc jockeys, and a wide array of guests gathered to celebrate the impending conclusion of summer. Past the narrow and creaky stairs, the building opened up to a vast gallery... 
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