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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... 

Concert Review: ‘Cold War Kids’ rock indie in O.C.

Katie Madden Arts Editor Long Beach indie rock group Cold War Kids performed at The Observatory in Santa Ana last Thursday. The show began as the openers, LA.-based Superhumanoids took the stage. Their lush electronic and experimental sound, paired with the lead singer, Sarah Chernoff’s ethereal voice put the audience into a dreamy, blissful state. However, when the band asked the audience if they... 

Festival bucks mainstream

Christian Orozco Sports Editor If you took a drive down Union Pacific in East Los Angeles Saturday you might have heard the ruckus that was coming out of an ominous warehouse. That ruckus was F*** That Fest The weird and the creepy came out to support the underground music scene of garage rock, surf, blues, psychedelic, folk and punk. “For five bucks and this many bands I had to come out,” Ontario... 

Concert Review: 2 Chainz raises the temperature in Pomona

Brian Velez Life Editor 2 Chainz, the rapper formerly known as Tity Boi, performed at the Glass House in Pomona on Wednesday night. After opening acts Jimbo Jenkins, Monsta and Cap One warmed up the crowd, an on-stage screen began to show clips of 2 Chainz music videos, interviews – and one of him riding a Segway. Although 2 Chainz appeared on stage 40 minutes past his scheduled time, the audience... 

Band bursts from Icelandic forest

Amanda Nieto Arts Editor On Tuesday night at the Troubadour two members of the band Of Monsters and Men walked through the crowd and into their backstage dressing room without a single member of the sold out show noticing. Unlike the way the two bandmates went by unnoticed, their hit single “Little Talks” has become so well known that many claimed love for the band after one listen. Beverly Duncan... 
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