Molly Bergen

holychild; Credit: Photo by  Jancarlo Beck

10 L.A. Bands Who Will Blow Up in 2014

Every year about this time, we tell you which L.A. bands will be big in the year to come. Not to brag, but we're pretty damn good at this, as you can see from the top photo here. It's kinda like high school; we've scoured the halls to find the......
Geoff Halliday of Hands; Credit: Molly Bergen

We Traveled With the Band Hands to SXSW. Craziness Ensued

This was Los Angeles four-piece Hand's third trek to the festival in the past three years and by far the grandest. With a new van and a new album Synesthesia due to come out in April on Kill Rock Stars, the guys were feeling really good about this year. So......

Stand Back: These Los Angeles Bands Are About to Blow Up

The new year couldn't come at a better time. Forget Superstorm Sandy, school shootings, Snooki's baby, Rihanna and Chris Brown's reconcilliations. Let's start fresh, and let's do it with some new music. Here are eight fantastic local bands, all of whom are set to break big in 2013. The best......
From the Miami Cat Power show in October (no photographers were allowed last night.); Credit: Ian Witlen

Cat Power – Hollywood Palladium – 11/8/12

Cat Power Hollywood Palladium 11/8/12 Correction: This review originally referred to the opening band, ESP, by the wrong name. See also: Cat Power's Sun Tour Was a Train Wreck at Grand Central Miami I was nervous walking up to the Palladium last night. What if Cat Power didn't show up?......
Lord Huron; Credit: Ben Schneider

Lord Huron: The Beauty of Life Is About the Journey to Death

On a warm summer afternoon, Ben Schneider lets me into his charming apartment at the top of one of those narrow, winding hills in Mount Washington. (The kind where if a car's coming the other way you are basically screwed.) Schneider is the frontman of Lord Huron, a solo project......
Jonsi Birgisson of Sigur Ros; Credit: Colin Young-Wolff

Sigur Ros – The Hollywood Forever Cemetery – 8/13/12

See more pictures from Sigur Ros at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Sigur Ros Hollywood Forever Cemetery 8/13/12 Better than...a bowl full of hakari (rotten shark) As the sun was setting along a hot and sticky stretch of Santa Monica Blvd, a line of excited picnickers snaked through the lush lawn......
Jack White; Credit: Timothy Norris

Jack White – The Shrine – 8/10/12

Jack White The Shrine 8/10/12 See also: Our review of Jack White at the Wiltern in May Our review of Jack White at the Mayan in April After getting through the prying eyes and loving hands of the security guards at the Shrine last night, one noticed Jack White's rolling......
Daniel Taylor of The Heavy; Credit: Molly Bergen

The Heavy – The Bootleg Theater – 6/28/12

The Heavy Bootleg Theater 6/28/12 Last night under the watchful gaze of the half moon, a line stretched down Beverly Blvd. outside of the Bootleg Theater. The street lamps flickered in the warm summer air and the curious cockroaches scuttled across the pavement, to the consternation of the well-groomed crowd......
Jack White; Credit: Timothy Norris

Jack White – The Wiltern – 5/30/12

Jack White The Wiltern 5/30/12 See also: *Our slideshow of the performance *The Top 20 Whitest Musicians of All Time: The Complete List Better than...all of the Dead Weather albums put together. The man who built his career on secrets came to the Wiltern last night. Secret marriages, secret singles......
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