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Lead singer Dave Simonett; Credit: Molly Bergen

Trampled by Turtles – The Fonda Theatre – 5/22/12

Trampled by Turtles The Fonda Theatre 5/22/12 Better than ... your daddy's bluegrass band. We've seen some weird things in our time, everything from artist meltdowns to near riots and young punks playing their instruments with their private parts. But never did we imagine a mosh pit at a bluegrass......
Bon Iver; Credit: Timothy Norris

Bon Iver – Coachella – 4/21/12

​Bon Iver Coachella April 21, 2012 See also: *Our Complete Coachella Coverage *Bon Iver - The Shrine Auditorium - 9-19-11 Better than...trying to dance off your sunburn. Flickering strands of glowing balloons swayed gently over the polo fields as the crowd drew in for Bon Iver's set on the main......
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Coachella 4/20: Let's Talk About Weed

See also: *The Best of Coachella: Friday, April 20 *Our Complete Coachella Coverage Yesterday was 4/20. It was also Coachella. And so, the percentage of festival-goers who were stoned rose from a paltry 75 percent to a full 98 percent. (These estimates come courtesy of our editor, Ben Westhoff, who......
Madeline Follin of Cults; Credit: Timothy Norris

Cults – The Music Box – 3/22/12

See also: Cults @ The Fonda Theater Slideshow Cults, Spectrals The Music Box 3/22/12 Better than...your local Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers cover band. Leather jackets and cardigans alike showed up at the recently reopened Music Box last night to see Cults take their victory lap. This New York band's......
Nick Waterhouse; Credit: Molly Bergen

Nick Waterhouse, Papa – SXSW – 3/16/12

See also: *50 Cent, Eminem, and the Best of SXSW Yesterday *Nick Waterhouse meets a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Better than...worrying if your shoes match your purse. Nylon magazine and Guess Jeans teamed up for a SXSW day party in the chic W hotel in Austin, on a balcony where......
Mikal Cronin; Credit: Molly Bergen

Cloud Nothings, Bleached – SXSW – 3/15/12

See also: *The Best of SXSW: Wednesday 3/14/2012 *Five Attractive Strange People Working for Tips at SXSW Yesterday it was sticky, but Consequence of Sound threw a day party with a killer lineup that let us cool our heels and laugh at the East coast kids who were marveling at......
Illegal photo from inside the press room before the show started; Credit: Rebecca Haithcoat

Why the Grammys Stink

See also: *2012 Grammys: The Best, the Worst and the Weirdest *Deadmau5, Rihanna - House of Blues - 2/13/12 *Dan Wilson: From "Closing Time" to Adele's "Someone Like You" So, our Grammy credentials were fairly limited last night. In fact, we were trapped in a room for eight hours, with......
Brittany Howard of the Alabama Shakes; Credit: Aaron Frank

Alabama Shakes – Troubadour – 1/25/12

Alabama Shakes Troubadour 1/25/12 Last night the Troubadour was packed with folks out past their bedtimes. They came from record labels, radio stations, music licensing companies, newspapers, and even Spoon. (Hi, Britt!) They were there to see what the Alabama Shakes could do, curious to see with their very own......
Anthony Gonzalez of M83 rocking out.; Credit: Timothy Norris

M83 – Club Nokia – 1/12/12

See also: M83's Anthony Gonzalez Makes Soundtracks, Without the Movie M83 and Big Black Delta @ LA Live M83 Club Nokia 1-12-12 Better than...listening to Hurry Up, We're Dreaming on the best stereo system turned up to eleven. Last night Club Nokia was fit to burst for M83's sold out......
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