Andrew Youssef

Photos: Depeche Mode @ Staples Center, Los Angeles 10/2/13

Depeche Mode capped an impressive three night run at the Staples Center in the midst of their tour for their latest album, Delta Machine. Dave Gahan owned the stage with his assortment of twirls and effective use of the microphone stand, as his stage presence is in a league of its own. Martin Gore… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / October 3, 2013

Photos: The National, Daughter @ Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Hollywood 8/11/13

After having Bob Weir make a special appearance during their set at Outside Lands, the National made their way south for a haunting set at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Matt Berninger couldn't help himself by quipping that it looked dead out there. Some of the many highlights included "Conversation 16" which had the crowd… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / August 12, 2013

Photos: The Flaming Lips, The Growlers @ Pacific Amphitheatre, Costa Mesa 7/31/13

The Flaming Lips brought their sci-fi psychedelic stage setup to the Orange County Fair last night in support of their latest album, The Terror. Confetti, strobe lights, fireworks, and smoke bombs prevailed as Wayne Coyne stood above the crowd perched on his alien-like podium. One of the many highlights was their twisted version of More »

By: Andrew Youssef / August 1, 2013

Photos: The Postal Service, Divine Fits, Baths @ Greek Theatre, Los Angeles 7/24/13

After a triumphant return to the stage back in April, the Postal Service finally wove their way to the scenic Greek Theatre in Los Angeles for two nights of nostalgia in support of the tenth anniversary of platinum debut Give Up. Having been on the road for a couple of months, the Postal… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / July 25, 2013

Photos: Belle And Sebastian, Best Coast @ Santa Barbara Bowl, Santa Barbara 7/17/13

Challenging the laws of touring logistics, Belle And Sebastian barely made it to Santa Barbara having played Austin the night before as they kicked off their mini jaunt of the States. Pandemonium briefly ensued when Stuart Murdoch causally invited about fifty fans onto the stage during "The Boy With The Arab Strap." Best Coast came… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / July 18, 2013

Photos: Austra, Bestial Mouths @ Troubadour, West Hollywood 6/23/13

Fresh off their Album Of The Week designation, Austra sold out the Troubadour in West Hollywood in support of their stunning second album, Olympia, which has them avoiding the sophomore slump. Austra have definitely grown in the live performace department compared to when I saw them open for Cold Cave in 2011. More »

By: Andrew Youssef / June 24, 2013

Photos: Camera Obscura, Photos Ops @ The Wiltern, Los Angeles 6/18/13

Scottish indie pop enthusiasts Camera Obscura launched their tour last night at the Wiltern in support of their latest album, Desire Lines. Tracyanne Campbell led her bandmates through a polished seventeen song set that visited their back catalog. Keeping the camera theme alive, Photo Ops opened. Check out the photos in the gallery above and… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / June 19, 2013

Photos: Atoms For Peace @ Club AMOK, Los Angeles 6/14/13

Prior to their tour launch, Atoms For Peace assembled at the tiny club Fais Do-Do in Los Angeles, rebranded as Club AMOK for a rehearsal show for the live debut of tracks from their latest album, AMOK. Thom Yorke switched between guitar, piano, and shakers in the midst of his trademark dance moves a… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / June 15, 2013

Photos: Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers @ Fonda Theatre, Hollywood 6/4/13

After making an appearance at the Hangout Festival and a run of shows in New York, Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers headed to California for a six night residency at the Fonda Theatre that sold out in seconds. Last night was the second evening and featured a number of covers from such luminary act… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / June 5, 2013

Photos: Queens Of The Stone Age @ Apogee’s Berkeley Street Studio, Santa Monica 6/3/13

The blood-red curtains and candlelight ambiance of Apogee's Berkeley Street Studio provided the perfect atmosphere for Queens Of The Stone Age to record a live session for KCRW that will air on June 11. Having recently unveiled most of ...Like Clockwork  at the Wiltern, their album hits the streets today. Queens Of The… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / June 4, 2013

Photos: CHVRCHES, Still Corners @ Fonda Theatre, Hollywood 5/31/13

Synthesizers sizzled and bodies moved in motion as the Scottish electropop act CHVRCHES sold out the Fonda Theatre. CHVRCHES worked through their EP Recover as well as new single "Gun." Their full length debut album is currently in the mixing stages. Still Corners were the perfect openers by unveiling a number of their lush… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / June 3, 2013

Photos: Stones Fest @ Fonda Theatre, Hollywood 5/30/13

Coinciding nicely with the recent run of Rolling Stones shows in town, the culprits behind the Petty Fest conjured up another stellar night with Stones Fest. Sponsored by Jameson whiskey and benefitting the Sweet Relief musicians fund, it was a night full of songs from the Rolling Stones. The guest artist roster wa… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / May 31, 2013

Photos: Boris, Deafheaven, Ides Of Gemini @ Echoplex, Los Angeles 5/24/13

Earplugs were mandatory for the insanely loud and pulverizing line-up of Boris and Deafheaven. Boris played their third album Flood in its entirety along with a few choice covers. Deafheaven were deafening and it was heaven as they tore through "Dream House" and "Sunbather." Rounding out the bill were Ides Of Gemini. Check… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / May 27, 2013

Watch Queens Of The Stone Age Play …Like Clockwork In L.A.

Queens of the Stone Age shook the sold out Wiltern Theatre with a performance that was worthy of arenas. Unveiling a slew of tracks from their new album ...Like Clockwork, Queens deftly interjected older songs in with the newer material as you may have witnessed during the live broadcast for NPR. The whole concert… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / May 24, 2013

Watch Arctic Monkeys Debut “Do I Wanna Know?” In Ventura

An enthusiastic 1,200 folks danced at the sold-out Majestic Ventura Theater, soaking up a twenty-one song set by Arctic Monkeys who are doing a handful of dates across the States before their headlining slot at Glastonbury. They kicked off the show with a new song "Do I Wanna Know?" (watch below) before digging up older… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / May 23, 2013

Photos: The Rolling Stones @ Staples Center, Los Angeles 5/20/13

With the 50 And Counting tour, the Rolling Stones are back on the road rocking arenas. Prior stops featured special guests Dave Grohl, Tom Waits, Katy Perry, Keith Urban, and Gwen Stefani, but on this particular night the Stones (including former guitarist Mick Taylor) shined all by themselves. Check out the photos in the gallery… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / May 21, 2013

Photos: Jim James, Cold Specks @ Fonda Theatre, Hollywood 5/11/13

A sold out Fonda Theatre soaked up every soulful music note and epic hair-whip from Jim James, touring in support of his solo album, Regions Of Light And Sounds Of God. During the encore, Monsters Of Folk bandmate Conor Oberst dropped by to lend a hand for "Dear God (Sincerely M.O.F.)." Cold Specks kicked… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / May 13, 2013

Photos: Yo La Tengo @ Fonda Theatre, Hollywood 5/9/13

When you have a discography as extensive as Yo La Tengo, you can open for yourself by playing a stripped down acoustic set before coming back with a full electric performance. Yo La Tengo is out on the road supporting their excellent new Matador record release, Fade. Check out the photos in the gallery above. More »

By: Andrew Youssef / May 10, 2013

Photos: METZ, White Lung, Mrs. Magician @ Troubadour, West Hollywood 4/29/13

Having previously rocked The Echo and tearing off the roof at the Stereogum Range Life party, METZ returned to the Troubadour with another heap of sledgehammer guitars, earthshaking drums, and skull-numbing bass. Rounding out the noisy bill was the raucous spitfire anthems of White Lung and reverb soaked garage rock of Mrs. Magician. More »

By: Andrew Youssef / April 30, 2013

Photos: How to destroy angels_, DIIV @ Golden State Theatre, Monterey 4/17/13

Trent Reznor is a busy man these days. Along with a new Nine Inch Nails line-up hitting the festival circuit this year, Reznor is playing some dates with his band How to destroy angels_ which features fellow Nine Inch Nails member Alessandro Cortini, co-conspirator/producer Atticus Ross, Mariqueen Maandig, and creative director for Nine Inch Nail… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / April 18, 2013

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