Sam HoldenGreg DulliGreg Dulli's estimable swagger and charm have been playing awfully well on his first-ever solo tour.
The former Afghan Whigs and current Twilight Singers frontman (and one of Los Angeles' favorite saloonkeepers) is winding down a five-country, 29-stop tour on which he's p ... More >>
Jason O'DellShadow Shadow ShadeWhen Shadow Shadow Shade burst onto the L.A. scene about two years ago -- then known as Afternoons -- you'd have thought there wasn't an arena big enough to hold them.
An early song, "Say Yes," hit the radio, and Shepard Fairey designed a poster for it. The sev ... More >>
Fran HealyFran Healy could charm the fedora off a hipster. In fact, he pretty much did Sunday night in one of the closing sets at Filter's Culture Collide festival.
The frontman of the Scottish quartet Travis played an acoustic set inside a crowded, steamy church in Echo Park, starring as mu ... More >>
Marianne WilliamsFool's GoldYou almost wonder what Fool's Gold can do for an encore.
The L.A.-based purveyors of pop and world-beat jambalaya have now toured the globe with their songs for a multinational, friending (in the true sense) the likes of Malian musical rebels Tinariwen and challen ... More >>
Amanda MertenSchool of Seven BellsThe best thing about Saturday's FYF Fest at Los Angeles State Historic Park downtown is that with its wildly diverse lineup and 36 bands, it's a bargain for 30 bucks. The worst thing about Saturday's FYF Fest is that there are only so many hours in the day.
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Laura MarlingOne week, two acclaimed U.K. folk singers: Somebody must have planned this thing.
Last night it was Conor O'Brien, aka Villagers, giving a mesmerizing solo performance at the Hotel Cafe. (And, yes, this Conor O. very much recalls Conor Oberst.) Tonight, Laura Marling visits the ... More >>