Tatiana Simonian

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Justified and Potent

Justin Timberlake, Good Charlotte at Staples Center, September 17 There’s something fascinating about being in Staples Center with 50,000 girls dressed to impress and screaming their heads off for Justin Timberlake — particularly if you’re a single guy. Wow. Forget hitting Pilates classes. A J.T. concert, with its ridiculously unbalanced......
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Don't Touch Me There

DEAD MEADOW, SILVERSUN PICKUPS at the Troubadour, February 3 Half of Los Angeles’ indie-rock royalty came out for this one: members of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, the Warlocks, Brian Jonestown Massacre, the Tender Box and the Grabs, not to mention Austin’s Black Angels. Psychedelic rock seems to be the defining......
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Fur-ious Four

Photos by Mark HunterELEFANT; EVERYBODY ELSE; RUN, RUN, RUN at the Henry Fonda Theater, January 20 A very packed house supported some local darlings and the boys from New York. As always, Run, Run, Run served up a straight-up set of rock & roll and superlative hairstyles; it's hard to......
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Lit Up and Emotional

Photos by Wild Don Lewis MUSE, THE EXIT at the Wiltern, December 9 Opening for a band of Muse’s caliber (and stage equipment) is a challenge. So rather than try to rock harder, New York’s the Exit just turned the Wiltern into their own personal garage; with their amps dwarfed......
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