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Concert Review: Benefit concert loses sight of fundraising objective

Gabriella Chikhani Staff Writer Amp Radio filled the Hollywood Bowl with 18,000 people for its third annual We Can Survive concert Saturday. However, the focus of the night was not on raising funds to cure breast cancer, but on who the special guest performer would be. The show donated $2 from each ticket to Living Beyond Breast Cancer, a national education and support organization for women and families... 

Concert Review: Beach Goth expands its diversity

Karla Rendon News Editor Orange County-based psych band The Growlers hosted their fourth annual Beach Goth Party Saturday and Sunday, drawing thousands of fans with more than 50 performers and three stages at The Observatory in Santa Ana. The Observatory’s parking lot was transformed into a Halloween wonderland with a gigantic paper mache skeleton hand, pill-shaped and marijuana leaf-shaped piñatas... 

Concert Review: Albert Hammond Jr. comes alive

Karla Rendon News Editor Albert Hammond Jr. played a sold out show at the Teragram Ballroom in Los Angeles Wednesday, with the venue reaching maximum capacity at 600. The line to enter began around 5 p.m. with eager fans patiently waiting outside the hip venue and many fans proudly displaying their best Strokes-related merchandise; an ode to Hammond since he also serves as rhythm guitarist for the... 

Concert Review: Elfman’s theatrical scores come to life

Jennifer Jackson Staff Writer Jack Skellington took to the stage, chilling the audience to the bone with his clear and distinguished vocals Saturday at Nokia Theater L.A. Live. Danny Elfman’s “Music from the Films of Tim Burton” concert left all in a standing ovation. Elfman is well known for his vocals as Jack Skellington as well as his 25 years as a composer collaborating with director Tim... 

Concert Review: Music festival stirs up Halloween joy

Karla Rendon Editorial Director An enormous inflatable nipple and other beach balls bounced around the thousands of attendants at the Growlers’ Beach Goth Party III on Saturday at the Observatory in Santa Ana. The music festival consisted of carnival rides, food trucks and three different stages with over 40 bands joining together to perform for the annual event. The performing bands were diverse... 

Concert Review: Hollywood Bowl lights up in pink

Gabriella Chikhani Staff Writer The pitch black sky above the Hollywood Bowl was illuminated by green, purple and pink glow sticks. Screams from approximately 18,000 adoring fans pierced the night. Amp Radio hosted the sold out “We Can Survive” concert Oct. 24 and had a lineup consisting of today’s top artists to help raise money for breast cancer. In order of appearance, there were performances... 

Concert Review: The Drums energize crowds in Hollywood

Karla Rendon Editorial Director Brooklyn-based indie duo the Drums played a maximum-capacity show for 800 people at Amoeba’s in Hollywood on Tuesday in promotion of their new album, “Encyclopedia.” The stylish, dark clothed fans welcomed the Drums with a roaring applause followed by a few excited whistles as the group stepped on the tiny stage and immediately played their 2011 song “Days.” As... 

Concert Review: Conor Oberst captivates at concert

Karla Rendon Editorial Director The Grammy Museum in Los Angeles reached maximum capacity on Tuesday as Conor Oberst played an intimate show for 80 people. Oberst’s fans were greeted with complimentary copies of his new CD “Upside Down Mountain” and an exclusive question and answer session hosted by Scott Goldman, vice president of the Grammy Foundation. “Each song has three different lives,”... 

Concert Review: Hunx brings the Punx to Los Angeles

Karla Rendon Assistant Editor San Francisco based punk band Hunx and His Punx performed for 200 people in Los Angeles last Thursday. The group consisting of drummer Erin Emslie, bassist and vocalist Shannon Shaw and guitarist and vocalist Seth Bogart, who goes by the stage name Hunx, played to promote of their newest album, “Street Punk,” an energetic, angry addition to their discography. As guests... 

Concert Review: Best Coast makes waves

Karla Rendon Assistant Editor Fashionable hopeful fans waited outside of Amoeba Music to see Los Angeles-based indie rock band Best Coast on Tuesday in Hollywood. Playing a free show to promote their new EP, “Fade Away,” fans of the duo waited in line for several hours outside of the record store to see Best Coast. Separated into different aisles of CDs and anticipating the presence of singer Bethany... 
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