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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... 

Concert Review: The Horrors deliver a full house at the Glass House

Brenna von den Benken Arts Editor If you were deaf and relied solely on your vision, you may have mistaken the five-piece English-based band the Horrors for portraying witches dancing around a pot of boiling fog on stage for an early Halloween special at 7 p.m. Monday at the Glass House in Pomona. With slender, lanky cat-like bodies garnered in dainty crisp clothing, jumping around colorful stage lights,... 

Concert Review: Rise Against continues to rise

Lauren Creiman LV Life Editor There is a point during every band’s career where its increasing popularity can quickly become a noose, waiting to tighten at the first sign of a mistake. Chicago-based punk rock band Rise Against surely faced such pressure on April 7 at the Long Beach Arena, but managed to pull off an authentic punk rock performance that proved some things do get better with age. Rise... 

Concert Review: Heartstop brings pop sound to ULV

Michael Phillips Staff Writer If you thought your heart could only stop when you sneeze or die, you’ve never heard Heartstop. About 40 students gathered in the Campus Center Wednesday night to watch the local band perform songs from its EP “Moments.” Heartstop is an unsigned Los Angeles-based rock band; the members include guitarist Matt Sellers , guitarist / keyboardist / vocalist Jake Hawkes,... 

Person L gets personal with music

Person L gets personal with music
Opening up for Copeland, Person L kept the crowd moving at the Glass House in Pomona on March 5. Lead vocalist Kenny Vasoli, formerly of The Starting Line, released Person L’s first album through his own record label, Human Interest. / photo by Christopher Guzman Michael Escañuelas Arts Editor Not many people in the music business can turn heads like Kenny Vasoli. Once the lead singer of the popular... 
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