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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... 

Concert Review: Beirut gets a taste of L.A.

Brenna von den Benken Arts Editor The repulsive smell of a blunt being passed around by four people sitting in front of me on the north terrace didn’t put a damper on the circus-like performance that was delivered by Beirut. The inconsistent sprinkles of rain in 66 degree weather at 8:45 p.m. Tuesday at the outdoor Greek Theatre added to the challenge of attempting to enjoy the night without any... 

Concert Review: West London folk musicians land in Hollywood

Amanda Nieto Life Editor Laura Marling and Alessi’s Ark brought the West London folk scene to a crowd of about 200 eager fans at 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the Troubadour. The West London folk scene has included other similar acts such as: Johnny Flynn and the Sussex Wit, Noah and the Whale and the ever-growing popular Mumford & Sons. Alessi’s Ark started off the night with her lovely British... 
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