Biffy Clyro 02/14/14: El Rey Theatre – Los Angeles, CA

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While I recognized the name Biffy Clyro, I only started to pay attention to the band after they became the latest temper tantrum target for the once great artist known as Trent Reznor. In a tweet sent right before the massive Reading Festival across the pond in the United Kingdom, the Academy Award winner was upset that some “whoever the fuck they are” band was not only following Nine Inch Nails, they also “fucked him” on production. Not knowing a damn thing ... Read More

Failure 02/13/14: El Rey Theatre – Los Angeles, CA

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It has been exactly 47 hours since I stood five feet away from Failure as they played live music and the truth of the matter is that I still don’t believe it happened. The group has been number one on my list of bands I want to see reunite since I rescued Fantastic Planet from a discount bin at well-known Bay Area record store. That lone purchase I made on that afternoon in October 1998 would end up becoming my favorite album ... Read More

The Rolling Stones: 5/3/13 – Staples Center – Los Angeles, California

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There's no doubt about it, The Rolling Stones is one of the greatest rock bands to have ever existed. As someone from my generation, it was honor to see them as I thought I'd never get to see them. It would've been nice to see them in their prime in the 70's and 80's but since I was nowhere near born or even old enough to know who they were, I had to see them as they are now in their late ... Read More

Marilyn Manson: Club Nokia – Los Angeles, CA 2/21/13

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Marilyn Manson put on an awesome performance. He played to a sold out crowd at the Club Nokia in Los Angeles, California. This tour was supporting his new album, Born Villain. This was my first time seeing him as well as the first time being at that venue. He did a nice job playing greatest hits as well as some new material from his new album, Born Villain, including the song, “No Reflection” which was nominated at the Grammys for best Hard ... Read More

Muse: 1/23/13 – Staples Center – Los Angeles, CA

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The award-winning band Muse has finally come back to tour the USA for their first tour since 2011. They are on tour for the release of their newest album, “The 2nd Law”. Since I last saw Muse in 2011 at LA Rising (you can read our review of that show here), I had been eagerly waiting for them to return. I got my wish in the fall of 2012 when they announced a North American tour for early 2013. They scheduled a show ... Read More

The Darkness Announce Two Fall 2012 North American Shows

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The Darkness Announce Two Fall 2012 North American Shows After two successful tours of the United States earlier this year, The Darkness are set to return for two nights this fall. With the band en route to South America, the hard rockers will play in the major media markets known as New York and Los Angeles. As you can see in the above poster, tickets go on sale later this week. To check out our extensive coast to coast coverage of The Darkness from earlier this ... Read More

Win Tickets To See Aimee Mann Live in Los Angeles

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Win Tickets To See Aimee Mann Live in Los Angeles I am just going to come out and say that we are jealous of the eventual winner of this one. Look up legend on Wikipedia and it redirects you to the Aimee Mann page. Perhaps that’s not exactly true but it should be.  The talented singer, songwriter and actress is coming to Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles on October 13th and we get to give away a pair of tickets to one ... Read More

Ghostwolf (Featuring SA from 311) Announces US Shows

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Ghostwolf (Featuring SA from 311) Announces US Shows Ghostwolf is the side project of SA from 311. We are not sure if you can call three shows a tour, but that won’t stop us from sharing with you where and when you can see the group this fall. The gigs will take place in Los Angeles, Omaha and New York City, but you could probably already tell that from the above banner. The band will be joined for these shows by Exes of ... Read More

Jack White 05/31/12: Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA

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Jack White 05/31/12 Wiltern - Los Angeles, CA Words/Photos by Reverend Justito There I was last night standing in the beer section of the Whole Foods where they shot that viral hit about it getting real in the parking lot when my phone honked with a new text message. The message simply said “Wanna go see Jack White in like an hour?” Should Whole Foods rename their store Whole Paycheck -  Fuck yeah I want to see Jack White in an hour. I quickly finished ... Read More

Watch The White Stripes Live From The Greek Theatre 09/23/03

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With it being Jack White week and all, we figured we would share this tasty gem we just discovered on YouTube. For those not living in Los Angeles, VoodooHipster (aka Brian) is one of the kindest most down to earth people you will meet in this city. He just posted the entire White Stripes performance from 09/23/03 at the Greek Theatre here in Los Angeles. You can watch Jack and Meg kick some serious ass in Griffith Park down below. Once again big ... Read More

HARD Summer Returns To A Dirt Lot Near Downtown Los Angeles

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HARD Summer Returns To A Dirt Lot Near Downtown Los Angeles Editors Note: In case you could not tell our pal Reverend Justito likes to say heck no to techno. If this offends you then we did our job right. Good news for E-tards in Southern California and beyond. The HARD Summer Festival is returning to that craptastic dirt lot adjacent to downtown Los Angeles. LA Weekly has broken the lineup and really you would have to be on HARD drugs to enjoy most ... Read More

Garbage 04/06/12: Bootleg Theater – Los Angeles, CA

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Garbage 04/06/12 Bootleg Theater - Los Angeles, CA Words & Photos by God Frank/Videos by Hipster73   You can just call me Oscar the Grouch, because I love garbage! Put me in a pair of Speedos, toss me in a dumpster and just let me roll around in it. But enough about last weekend, I love Garbage the band too! Their self-titled debut album is one of my all-time favorites. It’s been 7 years since their last effort Bleed Like Me and also 7 years since ... Read More

Green Day’s American Idiot Live in Los Angeles

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American Idiot - The Musical 03/15/12 - Ahmanson Theatre - Los Angeles, CA Words by Reverend Justito/Photos by Doug Hamilton There I was talking crap on Twitter when I got a message from the fine folks at Center Theatre Group Los Angeles. They not only told me they loved my tweets, they wanted me to come see Green Day’s smash musical American Idiot. I assumed there was a catch and of course there was. Myself and a guest could come down to the show for ... Read More

Trey Anastasio 03/10/12: Walt Disney Concert Hall – Los Angeles, CA

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Trey Anastasio w/ the Los  Angeles Philharmonic 03/10/12 Walt Disney Concert Hall - Los Angeles, CA Words/Photos by Reverend Justito Back in 2010 I wrote an open letter to Phish and the Los Angeles Philharmonic begging them to team up for a performance at the Hollywood Bowl. While we finally got to see Phish at the Bowl last summer, it was your typical two set balls to the wall affair with no sign of the Phil in sight. Thankfully my wish somewhat came true in ... Read More

Goldenvoice Adds Coachella Week Shows For Southern California

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Goldenvoice Adds Coachella Week Shows For Southern California Goldenvoice just posted information on which Coachella 2012 bands will be playing shows in/around the greater Los Angeles Area during the week between each festival. Highlights include Kasabian at the Fonda, Refused at the Glass House and Pulp at the Fox Theatre. Check out the above poster to see which of your favorite Coachella Artists are playing in Southern California this April. As always, check out the official Goldenvoice page for up to the minute ... Read More

Tori Amos 12/18/11: Orpheum Theatre – Los Angeles, CA

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Tori Amos (w/  Thomas Dybdahl ) 12/18/11 Orpheum Theatre - Los Angeles, CA Words/Photos by Reverend Justito   There is the famous line in Pulp Fiction when Jules shares with Vincent that his gal is a vegetarian so that pretty much makes him a vegetarian. If you replace the word vegetarian with Tori Amos fan, you now know why you are reading this review. This weekend was my 11th and 12th all expense paid trip to Toriland. I have nothing but respect for Tori Amos, but ... Read More

RECAP: Tori Amos 12/17/11: Orpheum Theatre – Los Angeles, CA

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Tori Amos (w/  Thomas Dybdahl ) 12/17/11 Orpheum Theatre - Los Angeles, CA Editor’s Note: I am out the door in 90 minutes for night two of Tori Amos in Los Angeles. Here is a quick recap of the action from night one. Look for a complete review of the weekend late Monday. Tori Amos brought her Night of Hunters tour to Los Angeles for two sold out nights at the Orphuem Theatre. The worldwide trek features Amos performing with a string quartet. While many ... Read More

Elvis Costello’s ‘Spectacular Spinning Songbook’ Rolls On Into 2012

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Elvis Costello's 'Spectacular Spinning Songbook' Rolls On Into 2012 Some things are just too fun to stop-which seems to be the case with Elvis Costello & the Imposters with The “Spectacular Spinning Songbook” themed tour. Trouncing through several cities over the course of 2011, Spring 2012 brings the wheel of hits back out to (at least) 7 more lucky venues. If you didn’t catch the review of the New York City show the band played at United Palace Theater October 1st 2011, it consists of the ... Read More

Beady Eye 12/03/11: Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA

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Beady Eye w/ Ican Abrahamn and Black Box Revelations 12/03/11 Wiltern - Los Angeles, CA Words/Photos by Reverend Justito It’s always nice to spend Saturday night with good friends. On the first Saturday in December, I did exactly that at the Wiltern in Los Angeles. I was lucky enough to find free parking. One of my pals ran into an old friend who he had not seen in 17 years. There was an exchange of Christmas gifts where I gave the gift of Insane Clown Posse ... Read More

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds 11/18/11: Royce Hall – Los Angeles, CA

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Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds 11/18/11 Royce Hall - Los Angeles, CA Words/Photos by Reverend Justito As an individual who attends an extremely high number of concerts, it’s rare for me to be excited days before a show. Yet for the last two weeks, I have been bouncing off the walls ecstatic for the evening of Friday November 18th 2011 as that would be the night I would descend upon the UCLA campus for a performance from Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds. I admit I ... Read More

Primus 10/22/11: Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA

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Primus 10/22/11 Wiltern - Los Angeles, CA Words/Photos by Reverend Justito Walking into the Wiltern, it had been nearly five years since my last live Primus experience. It pained me to skip their 2010 appearances in Los Angeles but as anyone who has read my words here know it takes an act of congress to get me through the doors of the cell phone venues downtown. That’s why I made sure to jump on tickets the second it was announced the band would pay Korea ... Read More

Portishead Gives You A Reason To Love Them

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Portishead 10/18/11 Shrine Exposition Hall - Los Angeles, CA Words/Photos by God Frank   When I die I want Portishead’s Dummy CD playing on an endless loop at my funeral. No babble from people who really didn’t care about me and ignored me my whole life, trying to make themselves feel better before they completely forget about me in 2 weeks. Just an endless stream of Beth Gibbons soulful and angst ridden vocals washing over the sparse crowd. The three people in this world who actually ... Read More

Duran Duran w/ Neon Trees 09/27/11: Club Nokia – Los Angeles, CA

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Duran Duran w/ Neon Trees 09/27/11 Club Nokia - Los Angeles, CA Words/Photos by Eringoboro I’m really excited to post this review! I thought I’d be exhausted and grumpy rolling in to the office Wednesday morning, but there really is nothing like a post-concert high when you’ve been to a great show. Last night, my soon-to-be-husband (6 more weeks ’til I’m “Mrs. Stover”!) took me to see Duran Duran at NOKIA Theatre at L.A. Live. I was stoked, because it’s a fun band, and because I ... Read More

TV On The Radio/Arctic Monkeys/Warpaint 09/25/11: Hollywood Bowl – Los Angeles, CA

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TV on the Radio/Arctic Monkeys/Panda Bear/Warpaint/Smith Westerns 09/25/11 Hollywood Bowl - Los Angeles, CA Words/Photos by Reverend Justito A few months ago my wife called and informed me she had purchased tickets for some hipster-fest at the Hollywood Bowl. As she read the initial lineup, I was forced to swallow down my own vomit. Really, you want me to sit through TV on the Radio, Smith Westerns and someone with Panda in the name who doesn’t play for the San Francisco Giants? To make things ... Read More

Mastodon Announce 2011 North American Tour Dates

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Mastodon Announce 2011 North American Tour Dates With their new album The Hunter due to hit shelves at the end of this month, Mastodon have announced dates for a North American Headline tour. In addition to an appearance at the Voodoo Music Experneice in New Orleans on Saturday October 29th the band will be performing in most major markets during the five week run. Coming along for the tour will be Red Fang and Dillinger Escape Plan. You can check out the first ... Read More

Furthur Announce Fall 2011 Tour Dates

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Furthur Announce Fall 2011 Tour Dates Furthur – the band featuring former Grateful Dead members Bob Weir and Phil Lesh have added additional dates to their US Fall Tour. The trek which is set to kick off September 23rd in Eugene, Oregon will now wrap a few days before Thanksgiving in Indianapolis, Indiana. Mail order will run through October 7th. General public tickets will go on sale via the regular corporate outlets beginning September 16th. Dates For Furthur as of 09/09/11: Fri, Sep 23rd, Cuthbert ... Read More