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Britt Witt

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Milo Greene

After spending the better part of 2013 touring in support of their self-titled 2012 debut, local five-piece Milo Greene returned with a strong sophomore release, Control, on Jan. 27. Operating more as a songwriting collective than a traditional band, Milo Greene constructed Control with individual song ideas brought together to......
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Holychild

Brat-pop duo Holychild have been proving their strength in live performance during their Monday night residency at The Echo. Round three will, no doubt, be a dance-a-thon jam-packed with their infectious melodies, clever lyrics and fun-loving attitude. Preparing for the release of the follow-up to their 2014 EP release, Mindspeak,......

Together Pangea

Together Pangea made quite a mark in 2014: They released their second full-length album, Badillac, moved to Harvest Records, became a major plot point on NCIS: Los Angeles and toured Europe. With the announcement of the Burgerama Four lineup, where TP will share the stage with Weezer, Ty Segall and......

Subsuelo

The Boyle Heights–based collection of DJs and musicians known as Subsuelo has been getting people on the dance floor in East L.A. every third Wednesday all year. Now they’re bringing the party to downtown. With this crew, hip-hop meets cumbia, blending in some tropical funk, flamenco and electro for a......
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Gardens & Villa

This Santa Barbara-based quintet has been elusive but not absent since the release of their second full-length, Dunes, in February. Lyrically, they ride a thin line between introspection and madness, extending their spiritual awakening to anyone listening. Inspired by psychological experiments, recording on Lake Michigan and working with Richard Swift......

Gardens & Villa

This Santa Barbara-based quintet has been elusive but not absent since the release of their second full-length, Dunes, in February. Lyrically, they ride a thin line between introspection and madness, extending their spiritual awakening to anyone listening. Inspired by psychological experiments, recording on Lake Michigan and working with Richard Swift......

Ariel Pink

Despite rising to headlines for slamming Grimes and hailing Taylor Swift's pop prowess, local psych-pop strangeman Ariel Pink wants to wipe his slate clean and drop his "most hated man in indie rock" title, along with the name of his former band, "Haunted Graffiti." Pink's newest release, pom pom, adds......

Phosphorescent

You don’t have to be a country bumpkin to whisper your pleasure for Phosphorescent. Matthew Houck (the man behind the moniker) has a sold-out banner across his Red Bull Sound Select date, proving those country-twang vocals and lovelorn lyrics have a heavy swoon factor when paired with Houck’s bedroom folk/country......

The Downtown Festival

Those anxious to get a peak inside the newly renovated Regent Theater in downtown L.A. finally have their chance. L.A. pop duo YACHT and oddball New Zealander Connan Mockasin are headlining the new music venue for two nights as part of the Downtown Festival. Producer/remixer Jerome LOL joins YACHT on......

Danny Elfman's Music From the Films of Tim Burton

Danny Elfman’s Tim Burton collaborations are nostalgia in the key of strange. From Beetlejuice to Batman, Edward Scissorhands to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Elfman has been the composer soundtracking Burton’s macabre genius for nearly 30 years. Joined by the Hollywood Studio Symphony and conductor John Mauceri, Elfman will take......