CONCERT RECAP: Sylvan Esso @ Civic Theatre, NOLA 9.1.17

PHOTOS BY SEAN O'BRIEN The last couple of years have been particularly kind to Sylvan Esso, as the dance pop duo continues ascending the venue ranks in each market they frequent. From the bar-sized Gasa...

PHOTO RECAP: Arroyo Seco Weekend 2017

Goldenvoice's Arroyo Seco Weekend Festival wrapped up last weekend, and our friend Jim Brock went and covered both days (June 24th & 25th) giving us a look into the inaugural festival set in the...

The 28 Best Sights & Sounds From High Sierra Music Festival 2017

This is one of the first years that I'm not able to make a trip to High Sierra Music Festival up in Quincy, CA -- UGGGGGGH -- so instead of wallowing in the #FOMO...

CONCERT RECAP: Angel Olsen @ The Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix, AZ 2.12.17

WORDS BY MACKENZIE KELLER / PHOTOS BY JUSTIN YEE Angel Olsen and opener Chris Cohen joined together at Phoenix’s Crescent Ballroom this past Sunday, February 12, after their last pit stop in Albuquerque and before...

CONCERT RECAP / PHOTOS: Jason Isbell @ Georgia Theatre, Athens GA 11.29.16

You would not expect a Jason Isbell show to be lively, but it was

CONCERT RECAP / PHOTOS: Tycho, Big Wild @ Marquee Theatre, Tempe 10.2.16

I had the pleasure of waking up fully blissful this morning, a rare occurrence on Mondays for me. Sure, it can seem a bit like a cliched joke at this point that Mondays are...

FESTIVAL RECAP / GALLERY: Bonnaroo 2016

This year's 15th Annual Bonnaroo was marked by hot weather, (mostly) sunny skies and considerably smaller attendance numbers than in years past, making 2016's edition a comparably intimate affair for those who made the...

RECAP / SETLIST / PHOTOS: Deerhunter @ Civic Theatre, New Orleans, LA 4.14.16

Wednesday's Deerhunter show at the downtown Civic Theatre was announced a mere three weeks ago, and, during most of Bitchin' Bajas opening set, it looked like it could've been criminally undersold (for a band...

CONCERT RECAP / PHOTOS: Anders Osborne @ 9:30 Club, Washington, DC 2.19.16

Over the last half-decade, Anders Osborne's ascendancy from a veteran NOLA journeyman singer-songwriter to a powerhouse guitarist known by most has been a marvel to behold. Being from New Orleans, the overwhelming majority of...

PHOTO RECAP: Lou Fest 2015 Day Two

Lou Fest returned to Forest Park in St. Louis for another eclectic year of music, and our friend Tim Bottchen was there to shoot the fest for LIVE. Check out his gallery from day...

HUGE PHOTO RECAP: KAABOO Del Mar 2015

KAABOO Del Mar was the most relaxed fest I’ve attended, and it has a great San Diego vibe. This is not a pop-up on dirt, and the Del Mar Fairgrounds are first class. Musically diverse...

CONCERT RECAP / PHOTOS: WILCO @ Orpheum, New Orleans 9.28.15

On Monday night, Wilco (w/ the opening assistance of William Tyler) played the first rock concert in over a decade in The Orpheum Theater, a 1,500 capacity Beaux Arts style hall that reopened just...

FESTY RECAP: Why FYF is THE Festival that LA Deserves

On August 23rd and 24th, FYF Fest returned to the neo-chic DTLA with a breathtaking line-up of alt-faves and Kanye West to prove to Southern California –- nay, The World! -- that they know...

15 Reasons Why I’m Already Addicted After My First Jam Cruise

Immediately after disembarking from my first Jam Cruise, I had a ton of friends asking me what my highlight was. Because that’s a loaded question full of many answers, the easiest answer I can...

PHOTOS / RECAP: Father John Misty @ Sonoma Veteran’s Memorial Hall, Sonoma, CA 1.17.15

Love or hate his schtick, you can’t deny Father John Misty's attention-grabbing abilities; the man’s good at forcing a reaction out of you. After taking the world by storm with his newfound alter-ego’s first...

The Wood Brothers Played The Fillmore: Here Are 8 Things You Need to Know

The Bay Area was treated to a host of incredible acts this past weekend, and with such a diverse menu of options, it was hard to make a wrong decision. The LIVE crew opted...

How I Learned To Survive The Tundra With Only Glowsticks and Faux Fur To...

As we sailed down the dark, lakeside highway from Tahoe City to South Lake, we read the SnowGlobe Music Festival lineup aloud one more time. From seasoned favorites to fresh, new talent, the...

PHOTOS / SETLIST: Railroad Earth @ Variety Playhouse, Atlanta, GA 12.31.14

On New Year's Eve, Railroad Earth wrapped up a three-night run at Atlanta's Variety Playhouse to help ring in 2015. Both local Atlantans and those who traveled a long distance for the run were...

The Curious Case of James Blake: A Concert Review and Photo Gallery

Last week James Blake rolled through both San Francisco and Los Angeles and played to sold-out, tiny rooms timed around the release of a new EP called 200 Press. Justin Yee was at the...

CONCERT RECAP / PHOTOS / VIDEO: Clockwork Indigo (Underachievers + Flatbush Zombies) @ Theatre...

The two raw Brooklyn hip-hop groups The Underachievers and The Flatbush Zombies combined forces for a tour hyped by the release of a new collaborative five-song EP in late 2014. During their final...

A Green Flash of Brilliance: Tycho Closes His Tour @ Fox Theater, Oakland, CA...

On the eve of Halloween, the streets of downtown Oakland were all abuzz with excitement and anticipation. Less than 24 hours before, the San Francisco Giants had won their third World Series in five...

CONCERT RECAP / PHOTOS: Southern Soul Assembly @ Regent Theatre, Los Angeles, CA 11.18.14

The Southern Soul Assembly is not the horn-laden, Stax-driven sound the name might conjure up. Southern, most certainly, with Mark Broussard, Luther Dickinson, J.J. Grey and Anders Osborne covering that geographic territory. The soul...

SETLIST / PHOTOS: STS9 @ The Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA 11.21.14

It had been awhile since STS9 played Los Angeles. Ten months ago they announced they were parting ways with founding bassist David Murphy, consequently canceling their upcoming show (and the entire tour) and sending...

CONCERT RECAP / PHOTOS: SOHN @ El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles 11.14.14

Every so often a musical experience comes out of left field and smacks you right in the heart. I had heard one or two of SOHN’s more upbeat tracks at a friend’s house...

PHOTO RECAP: Creature Carnival: Emancipator, Shpongle & Beats Antique @ 1stBank Center, Colorado 11.6.14

Beats Antique continued on with their Creature Carnival tour earlier this month by bringing their friends Emancipator and Shpongle to Colorado's 1stBank Center. Our friend Christian Johansen was there to get photos from the...

PHOTO RECAP: BoomBox @ The Fillmore, San Francisco 11.7.14

On the same stage that his parents once played as members of the Grateful Dead, Zion "Rock" Godchaux (middle name ftw) and longtime friend Russ Randolph brought a new type of groove to San...

FESTIVAL RECAP / PHOTOS: HARD Day of the Dead 2014

HARD Day of the Dead was definitely the biggest thing happening in EDM over Halloween weekend (and damn there was a lot going on), and our very own Molly Gale went and completely crushed...

PHOTO RECAP: Flying Lotus, Thundercat @ North Park Theatre, San Diego, CA 11.13.14

Built in 1929, the renovated North Park Theatre sits in the middle of what many people call the center of the beer universe right now. Tucked behind the popular West Coast Tavern which dishes...

CONCERT RECAP: Greensky Bluegrass @ The Troubadour, West Hollywood, CA 11.13.14

On Thursday night Greensky Bluegrass added another barn burner to their Southern California resume playing The Troubadour in West Hollywood, CA to a near sold-out crowd. The Michigan natives are no strangers to LA,...

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