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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 also… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / October 3, 2013 - 5:06 pm

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 cheer… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / August 12, 2013 - 3:38 pm

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 Devo'sMore »

By: Andrew Youssef / August 1, 2013 - 4:12 pm

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 Service are… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / July 25, 2013 - 4:34 pm

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 - 3:25 pm

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Thanks! Highly recommend you check out the show when it hits your town.
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May 3, 2012 on Jack White @ Mayan Theater, Los Angeles 4/30/12
How did I miss those El Rey and Spaceland shows? I didn't think the Troubadour show was that long ago but sounds right.
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October 30, 2011 on Kings of Convenience, Seth Pettersen and the Undertow @ Music Box, Hollywood 10/26/11
Thanks! I will make the correction.
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September 12, 2011 on The National, Neko Case, Sharon Van Etten @ Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood 9/11/11
Zola played the following: "Harley Davidson" "Le Poinconneur Des Lilas" "La Javanaise" "Sea, Sex and Sun" (background vocals)
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August 29, 2011 on Serge Gainsbourg Tribute @ Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood 8/28/11
Toad the Wet Sprocket toured this summer but didn't come to LA or San Diego. I still think Dulcinea is a fine album.
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August 25, 2011 on Red Hot Chili Peppers @ Club Nokia, Los Angeles 8/24/11
Definitely say hello if you see me!
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August 17, 2011 on Death Cab For Cutie, Frightened Rabbit @ Rimac Arena, La Jolla 8/16/11
Here's the setlist: "Thickfreakness" "Girl Is on My Mind" "10 A.M. Automatic" "The Breaks" "Stack Shot Billy" "Busted" "Act Nice & Gentle" "Everlasting Light" "Next Girl" "Chop and Change" "Howlin’ for You" "Tighten Up" "She’s Long Gone" "Ten Cent Pistol" "I’ll Be Your Man" "Strange Times" "I Got Mine" Encore: "Too Afraid to Love You" "Sinister Kid" "Your Touch"
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October 5, 2010 on The Black Keys, Nicole Atkins, The Growlers @ Hollywood Palladium, Hollywood 9/27/10