Iconic new wave artist Gary Numan concluded the North American leg of his second Savage tour at the Fonda Theatre on Saturday, Oct. 6. Touring in promotion of his 22nd studio album, Savage (Songs From a Broken World), Numan put on a thrilling show with unparalleled energy. The legendary musician's performance was intensely captivating and kept the entire room dancing up to the very last note. Opening act for the tour were L.A. natives and alt-art rockers Nightmare Air.
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Chelsea Wolfe sold out the Regent Theater in DTLA on Thursday, Oct. 4. Her headlining fall tour in support of her sixth release, Hiss Spun, has nearly come to a conclusion but Los Angeles was not about to let her wrap up quietly. Fans eagerly came out in droves to support her unique style and sound. Russian Circles, an instrumental three-piece, were the support band for the evening. All photographs by Hannah Verbeuren.
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It has been 18 years since Matt Johnson’s The The last performed in North America before this current tour. Eighteen fucking years. Just think of all that has happened in this country since then: The lows of the George W. Bush years, the highs and, perhaps cruelly, the hope that arrived with Obama, and then the crushing low of this current administration.
“I don’t want to be president. I just want to be a nice person,” Katy Perry announced midway through her concert Monday night at the Theatre at Ace Hotel. “I just want to make people happy,” the L.A. singer added at the close of an energetic and unabashedly joyous 16-song set, and she clearly succeeded with an adoring crowd that filled the cavernous old theater’s balcony.
English post-punks Killing Joke celebrated their milestone 40th anniversary with a sold-out show at DTLA's Regent Theater on Wednesday, Sept. 5. The Laugh at Your Peril world tour began its first leg this month with four of the band's founding members: frontman Jaz Coleman, guitarist Kevin "Geordie" Walker, bassist Martin "Youth" Glover and drummer Paul Ferguson at the helm.
Opening the evening was PIG, the solo project of industrial rock artist Raymond Watts.
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“This is what an American looks like!” Emilio Estefan, producer extraordinaire, husband to Gloria Estefan and Cuban immigrant, shouted this to a record executive in the 1980s when he was told that his last name wasn’t American enough. Thirty years later, the same phrase is still unfortunately being shouted by Latino immigrants (but now it’s to the “leader of the free world” rather than to the leader of a record company).