Live Review & Photos

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Paris Loves LA at The Bootleg Theater

Adele Jacques breezes into the Bootleg Theater in Los Angeles, bright-eyed and cheery, ready to sit down and interview before her show. Her vibrant red hair shines under the pink and blue lights while her lime green satin dress glows against her pale skin.
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Black Tide At The Viper Room 7.29.11

Tattoos. Extremely high gauged earrings. Amazing power metal riffs and energetic singing. The last thing you think of when hearing those words is 18 year olds from Miami, Florida. However, band Black Tide @ The Viper Room Friday July 29th proved once again why they demand to be taken seriously just
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Dead Sara At Hemmingway’s Lounge in Hollywood

Dead Sara returned to Hemmingway’s Lounge in Hollywood where they filmed their latest music video “Sorry For It All.” The antique and history driven vibes from the venue proved to be too much to contain as they jumped back and forth on the small stage. Lead singer Emily Armstrong’s vocal range invok
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OTEP – At The Keyclub

Continuing on the bands anti government campaigns, Otep strapped the mask from “V For Vendetta” while bodies collided against each other. Between songs, she thanked all our troops for their dedication and service while using her motivational voice to inspire her audience in art and creativity. The s
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ROCK THE BELLS 2011 FESTIVAL SERIES PRESS CONFERENCE

Rock the Bells will include three main stages simultaneously. The self-titled main stage will host established acts like Nas and Cypress Hill. The “Paid Dues Stage” will include independent hip-hop acts that performed at the “Paid Dues Festival” this past April in San Bernardino and up and coming ar
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Red Bull Soap Box Derby Los Angeles 2011

The winning contestants were “The Baked Muscles” finishing in fourth place. Their “300” inspired car included Spartan outfits and swords speeding down the hill. They will receive a private showing of the race in their hometown along with 20 of their friends. Third place went to “The Flying Scotsmen
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ABUSED ROMANCE AT THE ROXY 5.27.11

Lead singer Meir delivered melodic lyrics while singing with intensity that lingered across fans. The crowd sang along to his every word, and new fans quickly caught on. While their sound is filled with distortion and hard hitting beats, their harmonies go from soft verses to hard and loud pitched
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She Wants Revenge at the Roxy 5.23.11

heir dark and mysterious nature continued with “Kiss Me,” igniting unison collaboration with the crowd. Warfield extended his arms above the audience delivering the emotional chorus as if singing directly to someone in attendance. “Up In Flames” sent contagious rhythms throughout the floor resulting
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Taking Dawn at the Roxy 4/24/11

as Vegas heavy metal band Taking Dawn played at the Roxy promoting their debut album Time To Burn. Lead singer Chris Babbitt energized the crowd early on by delivering thunderous screams as they began their set list. Guitar riffs instantly flooded the air while Mikey Cross and Babbitt fed off each o
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Murderdolls at the Roxy 4.24.2011

Songs “Slit My Wrist” and “Twist My Sister” generated screaming battles between Wednesday and the audience. The unison participation caused intense chaos during every song. Fans towered over each other as they surfed above heads reaching the stage until security launched them back into the rabid crowd. Paying tribute to his main act Slipknot, Jordison wore his signature black and white mask during a song causing uproar across the floor. Their set list included fan favorites “Welcome To The Strange, 197666” and “I take drugs”. Everyone chanted “Murderdolls” repeatedly as they begged for an encore.
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Peter Bjorn and John – El Rey Theatre – May 14

The Swedish trio set about working the crowd with much foot stomping, and rock-esque guitar thrusts alluding to a severely more rock 'n roll stature than I had remembered. There was definitely more umph to the show than the anticipated Gap commercial vibe of folky loveliness one might expect. The en
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THE BIG 4: ANTHRAX, MEGADETH, SLAYER & METALLICA

A special instrumental performance of “Orion” led Hetfield to dedicate the nine-minute track to fallen member Cliff Burton. Fans erupted with Cliff chants as the ex bassist’s presence filled the air. Towards the end of the night, Metallica invited members from all three bands on stage to perform a c
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THE BIG 4: ANTHRAX, MEGADETH, SLAYER & METALLICA

A special instrumental performance of “Orion” led Hetfield to dedicate the nine-minute track to fallen member Cliff Burton. Fans erupted with Cliff chants as the ex bassist’s presence filled the air. Towards the end of the night, Metallica invited members from all three bands on stage to perform a c
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THE AIRBORNE TOXIC EVENT @ The El Rey Theatre 4.27

The sold out crowd responded warmly as they played “Gasoline” and “Something Around Midnight” off their self-titled debut album. Singer Mikel Jollett interacted with the home crowd between songs, sharing experiences from neighboring cities and often attempting to speak in Spanish, revealing a comica
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DEVO @ CLUB NOKIA LOS ANGELES

New wave group Devo played at Club Nokia before a sold out audience Saturday night. The event was rescheduled from last fall after guitarist Bob Mothersbaugh severely injured his hand. A video backdrop showcased a montage of Devo history as they took the stage receiving a thunderous ovation. Devo re
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HOUSE OF PAIN @ THE HOUSE OF BLUES SUNSET

Irish American hooligans continued the comeback celebration by embarking on a country tour. Members Everlast and Danny Boy bounced across the stage as everyone cheered with excitement. Everlast began the night by thanking the audience for the warm support and stated St. Patrick’s Day was still fresh
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State Radio @ The Glasshouse Pomona

The three-piece act incorporated a punk rock sound with a political twist that fans quickly reacted to. Thick layers of fog constantly filled the stage as multi colored lights added a warm ambience to their engaging performance. Drummer Mike Najarian controlled the crowd energy during the hour long
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Big B @ House of Blues Sunset

Rapper Big B (Real name Bryan Mahoney) stopped at the House of Blues in Hollywood supporting headliners House of Pain. Accompanied by a live bassist and drummer, Big B unleashed a lyrical rampage with multiple freestyles that had the crowd bouncing their arms in the air. The evening included a mixtu
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Many of Odd Nature @ Good Hurt 3.21.11

os Angeles natives “Many of Odd Nature” played at the Good Hurt Monday night. Lead by singer and songwriter Charly Gienau, the six-piece act combined elements of dark wave, industrial and gothic rock while sending musical shivers across everyone’s spine. They began the evening with “Sticks With You,
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Unwritten Law @ The Roxy

The celebration continued with a hard rock performance as they took the stage on the Sunset Strip. Guitarist Steve Morris began with heavier melodies that instantly energized the crowd. Drummer Dylan Howard thrived off the momentum fans released as he sent addicting rhythms in the air.
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Motörhead @ClubNokia

British power trio Motörhead performed at Club Nokia in support of their latest release The World Is Yours. Lead by singer and bassist Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister, They delivered a stellar performance that satisfied every metal head in attendance.
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SWANS reunite @ The El Rey Theatre

The night ended with uncontrollable chaos and musical interpretations of danger and suspense. Every member delivered synchronized portions with every song. Before signing off, Gira expressed his gratitude towards the Southern California audience. “It’s good to be back in LA,” yelled Gira. “I fucki
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The Prodigy at Staples Center

Currently supporting their 2009 release Invaders Must Die, the English group energized the pit as fans responded to the screams “Psychosomatic, addict insane!” Maxim bounced across stage while running wild with a microphone in hand and Flint danced in the background adding vocals.
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Dead Sara at the Roxy

Indie rock group Dead Sara made their second live appearance since writing their forthcoming debut album. Filled with uncontrollable energy and raw ambition, this quartet performed a magnificent event that conquered new fans across the floor.
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Crystal Method at Exchange LA

Crystal Method delivered an amazing performance filled with addictive music that forced everyone to react. They combined music from Depeche Mode and classic rock multiple times. The Los Angeles based duo expressed appreciation for the home crowd by posing for pictures and constantly interacting with
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Meat Beat Manifesto at The El Rey Theatre

Currently on tour promoting their thirteenth album release Answers Come In Dreams, they pushed the limits of electric current from their equipment. The evening included thick layers of drum and bass, dubstep, trip-hop and industrial dance that caused an overwhelming reaction amongst the audience.
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SOCIAL DISTORTION @ The Palladium

This past weekend they reminded us that they still have what it takes to make new memorable songs and capture an audience of all ages. With their new album “Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes”, Mike Ness (the only remaining original member) and the rest of the guys began their promo tour for the new Albu