Thursday, June 27, 2013

Los Angeles Tonight (June 28, 2013)

End your week or start your weekend with some live entertainment.  Throwback to grunge era and the 90s with Everclear, Live, Filter and Sponge at The Wiltern, give your weekend a Low End Theory jumpoff with Baths, Houses and D33J at El Rey Theatre, rage to the dancetastic tunes of a Penguin Prison or MNDR DJ set at LURE or go for the eclectic sounds of AM & Shawn Lee at The Echo (which we have to dish out to!).

All those Ubiquity heads should be rushing to make sure they get inside The Echo.  Head east early and catch SISU at Origami Vinyl at 7 pm for FREE.  Those in town for the BET Awards can enjoy the comedy of Mike Epps at Club Nokia as well as the soul of Erykah Badu in the same place.  Want to step it up a notch?  Go with the BET Experience and Beyonce at Staples Center.

Other notable shows are listed below...

  • Berlin, Little Hurricane, Penguin Prison, Tijuana Panthers, Micah Brown, Tomorrows Tulips + More @ OC Fair and Event Center

  • Baths, Houses, D33J, Sodapop @ El Rey Theatre

  • Everclear, Live, Filter, Sponge @ The Wiltern

  • AM & Shawn Lee, Chicano Batman, Greenhorse, DJ Alfonso @ The Echo

  • Mike Epps @ Club Nokia

  • Penguin Prison, MNDR, Touch Sensitive @ LURE (Private Label)

  • Omniflux, Valleys, Weeknight @ The Satellite

  • Dan Croll @ Troubadour

  • SISU @ Origami Vinyl (FREE)

  • Mat McHugh & The Separatista Soundsystem, Ethan Tucker, Robert Amerson, Aaron Kimball @ Roxy Theater

  • Allah-Las, Prince Rama, Gothic Tropic @ FIG at 7th (FREE)

  • Erykah Badu @ Club Nokia

  • Baron Von Luxury @ The Virgil (FREE)

  • Jon Brion @ Largo

  • Beyonce @ Staples Center

  • Donovan Frankenreiter, Makua Rothman @ Saint Rocke

  • Kenny Burrell @ Catalina Jazz Club

  • DEADMAN, Cadalack Ron @ Basement 818

  • Milo Greene @Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery

  • Styles of Beyond @ The Airliner Club

  • Strangelove @ Civic Plaza

  • Leftover Cuties @ Casa Del Mar

  • Poncho Sanchez @ Vitello’s

Sunset Strip Music Festival Announces Line Up




Last week SSMF dropped the bomb on Los Angeles that is their annual initial line-up announcement.  After teasing with a LINKIN' PARK headliner, the creative minds behind the Strip celebration that closes down the esteemed Boulevard from Doheny to San Vicente have continued to pursue a hip-hop flavored line up that includes Wale, Doug E. Fresh, Slick Rick, Logic, Asher Roth, Warren G and Bizarre Ride featuring Fatlip, amongst others.  Rockers AWOLNATION and Black Rebel Motorycycle Club ensure that the event will have typical sunset strip rock and roll flavors and roots too.  Emerging acts, especially local ones, were not spared either with The Diamond Light and Terraplane Sun being two notables - and with many more additions soon to come.

The big day is August 3rd, but announcements concerning pre-shows, artist additions, nighttime venue events and other SSMF festivities can be found at the official event website here.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Newport Folk Fest Preview

Written by Jasdeep Bagga

The Newport Folk Festival is returning this year to Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island, from July 26 to 28. Now in its 54th year, the folk-oriented music festival promises an eclectic three days of music from artists who embrace traditions to those who expand musical boundaries. The festival features 4 stages of music, food & crafts, and a number of displays.

Beck, The Avett Brothers, and Feist are this year's headliners. The lineup also includes Jim James (of My Morning Jacket), The Mountain Goats, Father John Misty (ex-Fleet Foxes), Andrew Bird, Phosphorescent, Nigerian singer-songwriter Bombino, The Lumineers, Old Crow Medicine Show, iconic American folk singer Ramblin' Jack Elliot, Lord Huron, Bonnie "Prince" Billy, and many more. Set times have not yet been announced, but you can check out the full lineup on the official festival website:

Weekend passes (both two- and three-day) are sold out, but single day tickets for Friday, July 26 are still available:

Monday, June 24, 2013

Los Angeles Tonight (Monday, June 24th)

Monday in Los Angeles means It's A School Night at Bardot. Tonight Travis Garland, Treetop Flyers and Micah Green are showcasing their goods.

The Steelwells are playing at the Observatory in Orange County.

It's the last night of the June residencies, so if you haven't had a chance, catch King at The Bootleg Theatre, Hindu Pirates at the Echo and/or Queen Caveat at the Satellite.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Los Angeles Tonight (Saturday, June 22nd)

Saturday night's alright for live music...

Father John Misty returns to the Los Angeles area to headline the Glass House in Pomona. White Fence supports.

Stevie Wonder headlines the Hollywood Bowl.

Our good buddies The Record Company play their last LA show for a while at the Satellite with help from The Walcotts and Soft Swells.

The first Venice Music Crawl kicks off today on the West Side. You can stroll in to Deus Ex Machina, Wit-Z-End, The Love Shack, Rudy's Barbershop and Wurstkuche for free music all day long.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Los Angeles Tonight (June 21, 2013)

Kick off your weekend and the summer with the wild styles of LCD Soundsystem’s Nancy Whang at LURE for Private Label Fridays, get weird with Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti at First Unitarian Church or indie out with In The Valley Below, Wildcat! Wildcat! and Mt. Ossa at Echo.   For the latter two - we have free tickets to giveaway so hit us up at to enter.

Westsiders should consider heading over to The Wilshire for the first of many Silent Frisco dance parties.  The nostalgic and unique sonic event moves from The Central SAPC to its new home at The Wilshire - where it will be taking place every third Friday of the month.  Originator DJ MoPo will be bringing heaters from Daft Punk and Radiohead to your headphones while bartenders serve up saucy cocktails to keep spirits high.

If you need to unleash some teenage angst – Vans Warped Tour rocks out at Pomona Fairplex. Other notables include local Sea Wolf at El Rey Theatre, Raquel Rodriguez and Brian Jordan Band at The Mint and parachute panting MC Hammer at Morongo Casino.

For a longer list of shows - see below:

  • MC Hammer @ Morongo Casino Resort & Spa

  • The Game @ Belasco Theater

  • Daft Punk vs. Radiohead – Silent Frisco – Motion Potion, Mario Cotto and Josh Brooks @ Wilshire Restaurant

  • Sea Wolf, Savior Adore @ the El Rey Theatre

  • La Santa Cecilia and the Boogaloo Assassins @ FIG at7th

  • Wildcat! Wildcat!, In the Valley Below and MT. OSSA @ Echo

  • Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, Kirin J Callinan and Purple Pilgrams @ First Unitarian Church

  • Jonathan Wilson @ Largo

  • Bleu, Mike Taylor, Monte Pittman, Sweetwater & the Satisfaction and the Changing Colors @ Hotel Café Zo! and Choklate @ Bootleg Bar

  • Grant Langston & the Supermodels @ Cinema Bar

  • Marisela @ Club Nokia

  • Cosmic American Revival, Whispering Pines, Christian Lee Hutson and Ocha La Rocha @ the Satellite

  • Bullet & Snowfox, Nightmute, Dirty Eyes, Gears, the Lords of Altamont and Long Neck Goose @ Los Globos

  • Northern Youth @ the Virgil

  • Vans Warped Tour w/ Hawthorne Heights, Goldfinger + More @ Fairplex

  • The Filthy Souls, Victory and KULA@ El Cid

  • Dan Mancini and Darbi Gwynn @ Harvard & Stone

  • Gridwork, EVMB and Alex Mansoor @ ATX

  • Raquel Rodriguez, Drew Davis and the Howlin’ Brothers, Brian Jordan Band @ the Mint

  • K’noup & Kelly, Society 1, Crowned By Fire, Madlife, Derek Anthony Gray and Melted Vinyl @ Troubadour

  • D Pryde, Gooding and the Thirstbusters @ Roxy Theatre

  • Hooded Fang, Red Circle Underground, the Last Internationale and Mora Mora @ the Viper Room

  • The Barry Zweig Trio @ Del Monte Speakeasy

  • Fartbarf, the Curly Wolf, Band Pax, Monster House and Zacc West @ Saint Rocke

  • Flying Sparks, Golden Afternoon, Two Guns and the Memorial Highway @Alex’s Bar

  • Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and Tha Dogg Pound @ Observatory

  • A Wilhelm Scream and the Flatliners @ Constellation Room

  • Intocable and the Dealers @ House of Blues Anaheim

  • Big Country, the Ferns and Waldo Bliss @ Coach House

  • Audio Phyre & Phaze and Mehrbod @ Yost Theater

  • Big Time Rush and Victoria Justice @ Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal CityWalk

  • Shauna Brittenham @ Genghis Cohen

  • Colbie Caillat @ Del Mar Fairgrounds

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

West Coast Flavor: Kosha Dillz

The Hebrew Hova, AKA Kosha Dillz, AKA Rami Even-Esh, just premiered his video for "West Coast Flavor" on HipHopDX yesterday and the Koreatown resident is already getting love in the blogosphere. The video - shot and filmed here in LA - features food trucks and shots of Venice, and the song includes Big Pooh plus a solid beat and hook to to cruise around with the top down!

Los Angeles Tonight (June 19, 2013)

Midweek brings a handful of catchy shows to Los Angeles - including recently signed Mystery Skulls to the Troubadour and a return of resident Steve Taylor to The Mint. Taylor is joined by virtuoso keys god Marco Benevento - and we have some tickets to give away for the show - so don't sleep on that!

Former jam in the vanners The Diamond Light take their talents to the Satellite, and just around the block The Steelwells rock out at Los Globos. Other notables include Free Moral Agents and Sole at Low End Theory and Warships with Thrillionaire at The Echo. For other good shows - check out our list below:

    • Warships, Thrillionaire @ the Echo

    • Kisses, Carousel, Mystery Skulls @ Troubadour

    • Holly Cook and Prince Fatty, Dub CLub DJS @ the Echoplex (FREE before 10)

    • The Steelwells @ Los Globos

    • The Diamond Light, Tall Tales & the Silver Lining, Fort King @ the Satellite

    • Steve Taylor, Marco Benevento @ The Mint

    • Red Plus Vattica, Killset, State Line Empire @ the Roxy

    • BLOK, the Garden and Terminal A @ Detroit Bar

    • Fuzz, Pangea, Restavrant and Three Two Ones @ Alex’s Bar

    • Free Moral Agents, Sole, Eureka the Butcher @ Low End Theory at Airliner

    • Dita Von Teese "Burlesque: Strip Strip Hooray" Variety Show @ House of Blues - Sunset STrip

    • House of Vibe @ Harvelle's

    • Victoria Justice @ Nokia Theatre L.A. Live

    • Ferenc Nemeth @ Bluewhale

    • Knee High Fox, Malaki, Royal Sound, Future Villains @ The Viper Room

    • The Paris Echo, Lucky Lonely, The Brevet, Big Monsta @ Constellation Room

    • Outside Animals, Steel Toed Slippers, The Echo and The Sound, Blind Owl @ Silverlake Lounge


Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Los Angeles Tonight (June 18, 2013)

With official summer coming at the end of the week - its definitely not the time to stop the party - which is why Kesha and Pitbull invade Hollywood Bowl.   If you like pop music and big show production - check out the chart toppers.  If you’re just looking for some filthy beats – Mount Kimbie, Holy Other and Vinyl Williams at Echoplex is where its at.  We’ve got tickets to give away so hit us up at @supergoodmusic.   For more shows – see below:

  • Holy Other, Mount Kimbie, Vinyl Williams @ Echoplex

  • Pitbull, Ke$ha @ Hollywood Bowl

  • Ex-Cult, Big Fuzz @ The Smell

  • Moth, Conundrum, Earthbound @ Los Globos

  • Eleanor Friedberger, TEEN @ Echo

  • Camera Obscura @ The Wiltern

  • Red Not Chilli Peppers @ Heat Ultra Lounge

  • JE Double F @ Lot 1 Café

  • Indigenous, The Main Squeeze @ The Mint

  • Ex-Cult, Big Fuzz @ The Smell

  • Buygore! @ Dim Mak Studios

Monday, June 17, 2013

Los Angeles Tonight (June 17, 2013)

Kick off a new week with the soulful sounds of KING at Bootleg Theater.  These shows start early and pack fast - so make sure to figure rush hour traffic into your plans to catch these ladies.  If you can't make it in time - consider Hindu Pirates at Echoplex or Queen Caveat at The Satellite.  All of these shows are FREE as is It's A SchooL Night with Blackbear, James Bay and Tapioca & The Flea doing a DJ S

  • King, Colleen Green @ Bootleg Theater

  • Hindu Pirates, Blackfeet Braves, Santoros, Fellow Bohemian @ Echoplex

  • Queen Caveat @ The Satellite

  • TS and the Past Haunts @ Silverlake Lounge

  • John Grant, Craig Wedren, Paul V @ The Echo

  • 3OH!3 @ The Roxy Theatre

  • Alice Smith @ The Troubadour

  • Blackbear, James Bay, The Ceremonies, The Hard Knocks, Tapioca & The Flea (DJ Set), Killer Cam @ Bardot (It’s a School Night)

  • Ex-Cult @ Burger Records

  • Peter Tork @ Grammy Museum

  • Cherri Bomb @ Whisky A Go Go

  • Steel Panther @ House of Blues

  • CAIRO @ Lot 1 Café

  • Nicky Romero @ Create Nightclub

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Los Angeles Tonight (June 16, 2013)

Sunday brings more jazz at the Bowl – this time from Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Sheila E., Bob James & David Sanborn, Brubeck Brothers Quartet, Taj Mahal and more.  A little south – DO Over takes over LURE all day. AC Slater keeps the party going at Drai’s into the inght and Alice Smith sings at Amoeba Records.

  • Barry Manilow @ Greek Theatre

  • Sheila E., Bob James & David Sanborn, Steve Gadd, James Genus, India.Arie, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, The Clayon-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, Patti Austin, Hubert Laws, Taj Mahal & the Real Thing Tuba Band, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Brubeck Brothers Quartet, ELEW & the JazzAntiqua Dance Ensemble and the LAUSD Beyond the Bell Jazz Band @ Hollywood Bowl

  • Inner Circle, the Delirians, the Hashishans, Joah Faith and the Originalites @ Los Globos

  • Alice Smith @ Amoeba Records

  • The Dustbowl Revival @ Del Monte Speakeasy

  • The Supervillains, Perro Bravo, RapScallions @ Roxy Theatre

  • Geto Boys @ The Observatory

  • Zavalaz, Cedric Bixler Zavala (Mars Volta), Dot Hacker @ Pappy & Harriet’s

  • AC Slater @ Drai’s Hollywood

  • Paul Oakenfold @ Colony

  • Do Over @ LURE

  • The Well @ Origami Vinyl

  • Heavy Blanket, Obliterations @ The Satellite

  • Peter Case, Deep Ellum, Gap Dream, Gasoline Silver @ Echoplex

  • Indian Jewelry, Deathday, Net Shaker, FunkyJenn & The Bad Intentions, Mark Lennon & The Souther Pier, Patrick Sweany, Mason Summit @ The Echo

  • Faker, Snow Bridges, Empty Palace @ El Cid

  • The Lappitt-Rocha Sunday Night Jazz Jam @ The Mint

  • The Untouchables, The Skeletones, Haskala @ Whisky A Go Go

  • Gold Star, Rachel Goodrich, Water Liars @ Echo Country Outpost

  • Junior Brown @ McCabe’s Guitar Shop

  • Jeffrey James & The Wanted Gang @ Saint Rocke

  • Patrick Sweany @ Alex’s Bar

  • Mayday @ Yost Theater

Friday, June 14, 2013

Los Angeles Tonight (June 15, 2013)

Today - it is time for the adults to come out and play at Hollywood Bowl for Playboy Jazz Festival with the likes of George Duke, Jeffrey Osborne, Herbie Hancock, Angelique Kidjo, Poncho Sanchez and more on Saturday. CSS, MS MR and IO Echo make the move north to Fonda Theatre for the best rock show of the night – although the FREE Robert DeLong show at Getty Center is nothing to shake a stick at.

If you’re looking to dance – look no further than Bootie L.A.’s celebration of Lady Gaga and Madonna with ShyBoy, Destrukt and R.A.I.D. at The Echoplex! They Might Be Giants at HOB – Anaheim and Robert Earl Keen at El Rey Theatre should be good too.

    • They Might Be Giants, Moon Hooch @ House of Blues Anaheim

    • Chris Shiflett & the Dead Peasants, Junior Brown, Robert Gordon, the Blasters, Dave Gleason, the Americans, Jason Cruz & the Howl, Charles Law & Jagged, Zippy Josh & the Rag Tag Band, the Vonettes, Alexandra Starlight and the Sideshow Preachers @ Ventura County Fairgrounds

    • The Front Bottoms and Weatherbox @ Constellation Room

    • Iman Omari, Knxwledge, iLL Camille, Tiffany Gouche, Grown Azz Kid$ @ The Troubadour

    • The Bats, Rough Church @ The Satellite

    • Bootie LA – Lady Gaga vs. Madonna Mashup Night! w/ ShyBoy, Destrukt, R.A.I.D. @ The Echoplex

    • CSS, MS MR, IO Echo @ Fonda Theatre

    • Robert Earl Keen, Andrea Davidson @ El Rey Theatre

    • Barry Manilow @ Greek Theatre

    • Robert DeLong @ Getty Center

    • Cobalt Cranes, The Furys, Rainbow Jackson, Nightmare & The Cat, Sister Rogers @ Chinatown Summer Nights at Central Plaza

    • George Duke, Jeffrey Osborne, Naturally 7, Herbie Hancock, Angelique Kidjo, Hugh Masekela, Poncho Sanchez & His Latin Jazz Band, James Carter, Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band, Lee Ritenour, Gregory Porter, Robert Glasper Experiment, Grace Kelly Quintet, Phil Woods, Pedro Martinez Group and the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts Jazz Ensemble @ Hollywood Bowl

    • Nomads, Coming, Wreck & Reference, Whip Hand, Behavior @ Pehrspace

    • Beach Party @ Eat See Hear L.A. Historic State Park

    • Gloria Trevi @ Gibson Amphitheatre

    • La Arrolladora Banda El Limon @ Nokia Theatre LA Live

    • Craig Shoemaker @ Saban Theatre

    • The Mediocre Fight, The Young Romans, Tango Alpha Tango, Theft, Youth of the Beast, Carsten Kranzer @ The Hotel Café

    • My Ruin @ Whisky A Go Go

    • Harmful if Swallowed, Of Brazil, Implant, Sederra @ The Roxy

    • Noelia @ HOB – Sunset Strip

    • Ragged Jubilee @ Del Monte Speakeasy

    • Dan Navarro @ McCabe’s Guitar Shop

    • Cas Haley, Casey Abrams, Whitney Steele @ Saint Rocke

    • The Word Alive, As Blood Runs Black @ Seaport Marina Hotel

    • Bow Wow Wow @ Tiki Bar

Los Angeles Tonight (June 14, 2013)

CSS, MS Mr and IO Echo begin their weekend invasion of the greater LA region with a performance at The Observatory on Friday. Arguably the best show of the night – although Poolside and Goldroom DJing at Private Label at LURE or Casey Veggies and Travis Scott at El Rey Theater could carry that title depending on your musical preferences. All will be great --- as will Nipsey Hussle at House of Blues – Sunset Strip, The Blackeyed Soul Club at The Satellite, and Designer Drugs at Saint Rocke.  We have free tickets to give away to the latter.

  • CSS, MS MR, IO Echo @ The Observatory

  • The Thermals @ Constellation Room

  • Freestyle Explosion @ Gibson Amphitheatre

  • Naked @ Yost Theater

  • Pan Benatar, Neil Giraldo, Cheap Trick @ Rabobank Theater & Convention Center

  • The Green, The Expanders, Headshine & The Movement @ House of Blues – Anaheim

  • Designer Drugs, Dopamachine @ Saint Rocke

  • Noah and the Megafauna @ Sassafras

  • Nipsey Hussle @ House of Blues – Hollywood

  • Strangelove, Brave Natives, Sad Robot @ The Viper Room

  • Pool Honeys, The Shrills, GRMLN @ The Smell

  • Poolside (DJ Set), Goldroom (DJ Set), Curses, Zimmer @ LURE

  • The Blackeyed Soul Club, Santoros @ The Satellite

  • Casey Veggies, Travis Scott @ El Rey Theater

  • Cold Cave, Boyd Rice @ Center for the Arts – Eagle Rock

  • The Dandy Warhols @ The WIltern

  • Polo Polo @ Nokia Theatre LA Live

  • Barry Manilow @ Greek Theatre

  • What the Funk?! James Brown vs. Fela Kuti @ The Echo

  • Too $hort @ The Terrace

  • Cecile Hortensia, Cliff Hines, Royal Band @ The Mint

  • No Babies No Bullets, Colorblind, Gravity Hill, Long Walk Short Dock, BiPolar, Life Down Here, A Moment’s Notice @ The Roxy

  • Strangelove, Brave Natives, Sad Robot @ The Viper Room

  • The Barry Zweig Trio @ Del Monte Speakeasy (FREE)

  • Hard Copy Rebels @ Alex’s Bar

  • Kind Hearts and Coronets @ Casey’s

  • Ruthie Foster @ McCabe’s Guitar Shop

  • My Name is You, The Honey Trees, Natalie Anguili, The Running Jumps, Bobby Field, Water Tower @ The Hotel Café

  • Lola’s Bad, El Elle, Mars Argo, Everyone is Dirty @ Pehrspace

  • Emerson Star, Mothlight @ El Cid

  • El Elle @ Origami Vinyl

  • Sister Rogers @ Virgil

  • Young Hunting, Only You, Johnny Stimson @ Bootleg Bar

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Los Angeles Tonight (June 13, 2013)

The eclectic sounds of Emily Wells can be heard at The Echo with KCRW’s Jeremy Sole on the decks. Standing Shadows go sunset strip rock steeze at HOB Voodoo Lounge, while Lil Jon ensures the turn up gets real and the crowd screams ‘yeah’ at LURE. Other notables include Beth Orton and James Bay at Troubadour and the notorious fun-seeking Cyndi Lauper at Greek Theatre.

  • Robert Earl Keen @ The Canyon

  • The B-Side Players, Allensworth, Merciless Jive, Dane Drewis @ Saint Rocke

  • Rob Delaney @ Largo

  • Standing Shadows, Noah Engh & The Kansas City Bankroll @ Vacant Shapes – HOB Voodoo Lounge

  • The Entrance Band, Dream Boys, Old Testament @ The Satellite

  • Emily Wells, Jeremy Sole @ The Echo

  • Cody Simpson @ Club Nokia

  • Cyndi Lauper @ Greek Theatre

  • Fall Out Boy @ The Wiltern

  • Beth Orton, James Bay @ Troubadaour

  • Brent Amaker and the Rodeo, Everyone is Dirty, JD Bender, Spee @ Nokia Theatre LA

  • Desert Noises, Parson Red Heads, Said The Whale @ Bootleg Bar

  • Lil Jon @ LURE

  • MC XYZ @ DragonFly

  • Small Black, Heavenly Beat @ The Echoplex

  • DJ Gozar, Lolo @ Zanzibar

  • Shurman, Rod Melancon, Marc Ford, Mando Saenz @ The Mint

  • Alpha/Beta @ Harvard & Stone

  • Brent Amaker & The Rodeo @ The Viper Room

  • The Almost, Sugar Glyder, Palisades @ The Roxy

  • Mitchell, Statues of Cats, Good Deeds, Robbie Klay @ Hard Rock Café Hollywood

  • The Centimeters, Linea Albie, Fartbarf @ Complex

  • Hell or Highwater @ Constellation Room

  • Farmer Dave’s Club Pacific @ Del Monte Speakeasy

  • The Chain @ HOB – Foundation Room

  • Dave Widow, Appetite for Destruction @ House of Blues – Anaheim

  • Hemispheres @ Coach House

  • Luminox @ Yost Theater

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Los Angeles Tonight (June 12, 2013)

Midweek gets a facelift from rockers The 88 at Troubadour, who are joined by Aaron Embry.  Steve Taylor continues his tasty residency at the Mint while Radar Bros. join forces at The Satellite.  For dubbier sounds – visit The Echoplex for Dub Club presents Luciano or Nosaj Thing going in at Low End Theory.

  • Alkaline Trio, Bayside, Off With Their Heads @ House of Blues – Anaheim

  • Stooges Brass Band, A Certain Groove, Zacc West @ Saint Rocke

  • The 88, Aaron Embry, Gliss @ Troubadour

  • Radar Bros., Ola Padrida, Georgia Sand @ The Satellite

  • Bleu, Alexz Johnson, Mora Mora, Emma Ejwertz, Della Mae @ Hotel Café

  • Snowden, Dearest, SWIMM, Owl Fly South, Buffalor Cauliflower @ Bootleg Bar

  • Luciano @ The Echoplex

  • Caifanes @ Nokia Theatre L.A. Live

  • Guy Blakeslee, Sister Ruby Band @ Harvard & Stone

  • Steve Taylor, 5-Track, KJ Swaka, Avi Zahner-Isenberg @ The Mint

  • The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddessess @ Greek Theatre

  • The Donkeys, The Abigails, Residual Echoes @ The Echo

  • Blackwater Jukebox, Kitchen Hips, The Ukulele Orchestra of the Western Hemisphere, Christian Lee Rutson @ El Cid

  • Nosaj Thing, Cypress Junkies, Ruff Draft @ Low End Theory – Airliner Club

  • Joey Molinaro @ Origami Vinyl

  • Katie & The Lichen, OK Vancouver OK @ The Smell

  • The Ugly Sweaters, The World Record, Octopus Mask @ Virgil

  • Amy Blaschke, Silver Phial, Joe Bourdet @ Taix

  • Knee High Fox, Open Hand, The Black Moods, La Bey, Gia Medley @ The Viper Room

  • Rahkua @ House of Blues – Sunset Strip

  • Bad Veins @ Constellation Room

  • Fritz Coleman, Cindy Burns @ Coach House

  • Garbage, Christopher Cross, Orleans, Firefall, Plat @ Del Mar Fairgrounds

  • T-Rexx, KT Tatara, Jesse Case @ Federal Bar

  • Black Hi-Lighter, Lotus Room, The Shade, Money Son, Yard of Blondes @ Silverlake Lounge

Los Angeles Tonight (June 11, 2013)

Throw on your swan outfits, Bjork is in town and playing the Hollywood Bowl tonight.

If that ain't your jam, perhaps you want to get down with the Alkaline Trio at The House of Blues Sunset or close out Tom Petty's six night run at The Fonda.

Colleen Green also plays The Satellite and Anamanaguchi is at The Echo, now say that five times fast and go have yourself a music-filled Turn Up Tuesday.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Quick Festival Guide


The first weekend of June is behind us - and its starting to feel like summer which only confirms that festival season is upon us.   LA's already seen the Jubilee, UCLA Jazz & Reggae Fest, Make Music Pasadena, plus the annual Coachella exodus and the rest of the country and Northern Hemisphere are getting their festy on too (Sasquatch, Wakarusa, Hang Out, etc.).  With SUPERGOOD making the pilgrimage to Bonnaroo for the 5th year in a row - its time to examine the best of the rest of the fests of summer.


Manchester, Tennessee

June 13-16

Artists: Tom Petty, Mumford and Sons, Paul McCartney, Nas, Wu Tang Clan, The National, R. Kelly, SUPERJAM w/ Jim James & John Oates, SUPERJAM w/ RZA, Schoolboy Q, Earl Sweatshirt + Lettuce, Wilco, Foals, Trombone Shorty, A$AP Rocky, Pretty Lights, Paper Diamond, Purity Ring, Capital Cities,  + many many more.


A little old, a little new, Bonnaroo has something for you.  With the classics of Paul McCartney and Tom Petty, you could even take your mother and still enjoy yourself.



Electric Daisy Carnival

Las Vegas, NV.

June 21-23

Artists: Avicii, Dillon Francis, Araabmuzik, Afrojack, Armin Van Buuren, Borgore, Calvin Harris, Carnage, Crookers, Datsik, Empire of the Sun, Flosstradamus, Krewella, Madeon, Major Lazer, Nadastrom, Zeds Dead, Rusko, Tiesto + more


The best of the best in club driven electronic music.  If you’ve been before, you know why you should go.  If you haven’t been before, you should go. If you like lights, confetti, girls in lingerie, carnival rides, you should go.

Electric Forest

Rothbury, MI.

June 27-30

Artists: Pretty lights, The String Cheese Incident, Femi Kuti & The Postiive Force, Baauer, A-Trak, Beats Antqiue, Lotus, Passion Pit, Lotus, Ryan Hemsworth, Lettuce, Robert DeLong, Knife Party, Dispatch, Flosstradamus


One of the most vibrant festivals, Electric Forest takes place on the west coast of Michigan and this year is housing another healthy and eclectic mixture of talents. They don't focus too heavily on rock or indie rock - but they get all aspects of electronic and jam music covered to the fullest. The camp and festival grounds are by far some of the nicest


High Sierra

Quincy, CA.

July 4-7

Artists: Robert Plant presents the Sensational Shape Shifters, Primus, Thievery Corporation, moe., Steel Pulse, The Greyboy AllStars, Allen Stone, Anders Osborne, Skerik, Lee Fields & The Expressions, The John Scofield Uberjam Band + More


Robert Plant’s new project the Sensational Shape Shifters have received great reviews mentioning a tasteful blend of the old and new Plant.  In addition to a rock legend, High Sierra has DJ’s, jam bands, and brass bands joining the lineup plus supergroups like Greyboy Allstars and a handful of artists at large!




Grant Park, Chicago, IL.

August 2-4,

Artists: The Cure, Mumford and Sons, The Killers, The Postal Service, Phoenix, Nine Inch Nails, Kendrick Lamar, Azealia Banks, Twenty One Pilots, The Neighbourhood


Lollapalooza is featuring some local California up and comers (The Neighbourhood), as well as rock from decades past (The Killers, The Cure) and quality rappers (Kendrick Lamar, Azealia Banks) - turning Chicago into the prime music destination the first weekend of August.



Sunset Strip Music Festival

West Hollywood, CA.

August 3.

Artists: Linkin Park


So far only Linkin Park has been announced.  But its on the Strip and it rocks, shouldn’t that be enough?


Outside Lands

San Francisco

August 9-11

Artists: Paul McCartney, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nine Inch Nails, Phoenix, Kaskade, Vampire Weekend, Pretty Lights, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, D’Angelo, Young the Giant, A-Trak, The Head and the Heart + More


Debatably the best festival lineup of the year, Outside Lands is bringing Nine Inch Nails, Paul McCartney, Vampire Weekend, and The Head and the Heart.


North Coast

Union Park, Chicago, IL.

August 30-September 1

Artists: Afrojack, Wu Tang, Nas, Mac Miller, Rebelution, Big Gigantic, Capital Cities, Danny Brown, On An On


North Coast has a great collection of rap, indie, electronic and reggae including the legendary Nas, and quickly growing Capital Cities.



Telluride Blues and Brews

Telluride, CO.

September 13-15

Artists: Black Crowes, Jim James, Melissa Etheridge, Gary Clark junior, Allen Stone, ZZ Ward


Just as the title mentions, blues and brews.  In addition, Allen Stone and ZZ Ward are joining the lineup to infuse a little bit of soul.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Los Angeles Tonight (Saturday, June 8th)

It's summer. It's Saturday. There's a lot of SUPERGOODMUSIC to see.

The second day of Jubilee Music & Arts Festival features performance by the Drums, Cayucas, Fool's Gold and SGM/JITV favorite RIFF RAFF.

Bjork brings her Bjork-ness to the Palladium.

Trippy kits will be plentiful at the House of Blues Sunset tonight where you can catch Juicy J in all his turnt up glory.

Last suggestion of the day is Ink-n-Iron Festival at the Queen Mary in Long Beach. Iggy and the Stooges headline with Black Joe Lewis, Dead Kennedy's, The Stone Foxes and whole lot more supporting.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Los Angeles Tonight (June 7, 2013)

Get a second serving of Capital Cities at El Rey Theatre or Generationals at The Echo.  The former is definitely sold out, the latter likely will.  Both will rock properly.  For a complete onslaught of music - consider day one of Jubilee, which moves from Silverlake to downtown and totally amps up its line-up to include Black Lips, Bleached, Pangea, Trash Talk, Free Energy, Kitten, Incan Abraham, Goddollars, and more.  For the dancing set - Hollywood hosts Opiuo at King King Hollywood and Miami Horror at LURE.

We've got giveaways to BallyhoO! and Authority Zero at The Roxy and Generationals at The Echo - so make sure to email if you want in...

  • Generationals, Young Empires @ The Echo

  • Bearracuda - Los Angeles Pride @ The Echoplex

  • Capital Cities, Gold Fields, DWNTWN @ El Rey Theatre (SOLD OUT)

  • Grace Potter & The Nocturnals@ Fox Theater

  • Plus @ The Virgil

  • White Fang, Jovontaes, Creeps @ Pehrspace

  • Sam Amidon, Alessi's Ark, Miranda Lee Richards @ Bootleg Bar

  • JUBILEE w/ Black Lips, Bleached, Pangea, Trash Talk, Free Energy, Kitten, Incan Abraham, Goddollars, Thee Mike B, Franki Chan + More @ DTLA Arts District

  • Musiq Soulchild @ City National Grove of Anaheim

  • Fear, Mike Watt & The Secondmen @ The Observatory

  • Mickey Avalon @ Malibu Inn

  • The Mowgli's Cayucas, Hunter Hunted @ Constellation Room

  • The Boxer Rebellion, Fossil Collective @ Avalon

  • Sublime With Rome, Bad Brains, The Growlers, Wanda Jackson @ Ink-N-Iron Festival at Queen Mary Events Park

  • The Virgin @ The Viper Room

  • Opiuo @ King King Hollywood

  • Miami Horror @ LURE (Private Label)

  • Ballyhoo!, Authority Zero, Versus The World @ The Roxy

Los Angeles Tonight (June 6, 2013)

Lot's going down in this fine city tonight Los Angeles!

Our top recommendation would be to head over to The Mint to catch Phillip Sayce with very special guests, Ivory DeVille.  They just released their Joshua Tree Recordings EP today, so they should be riding pretty high on that buzz this evening.  Don't be shy, go over to the download page on our site and give them a download and a listen before checking out the show.

You've got some other options on the slate tonight, such as Capital Cities and Gold Fields at El Rey, or the very cool sounds of Generationals who are up from NOLA to play to a sold out Echo.  It's sold out because they're really cool...

Tom Petty is still goin' off at The Fonda, probably practicing for his closing set at Bonnaroo in a little over a week's time, you know, cause Petty needs the practice... NOT.

Lastly, The Entrance Band hits The Satellite, to provide plenty of loud for all of you East-Siders looking to get loud!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Conversation #1: Zach Lupetin (The Dustbowl Revival)


Dave Bell (SUPERGOODMUSIC/JITV): Alright, give me a little and when did you start The Dustbowl Revival?

Zach Lupetin (The Dustbowl Revival): It came together, wow, almost 4.5-5 years ago now. I moved out here after graduating from the University of Michigan, by way of Chicago. Towards the end of college I put together a group of musicians called The Royal Family. It was a mash up of Jazz majors and some kids who liked playing blues and roots music. It was a cool synthesis of music and styles, but we all graduated a few months after starting the band. So when I moved out to LA, I wanted to do something similar but on a bigger scale. So I put up a Craigslist ad that said if you play any one of these 15 instruments and like Dylan or Springsteen or Dr John or Louis Armstrong, let’s jam. We still have people from that original ad.

DB: So what is the Dustbowl Revival exactly? What I mean is, I’ve heard you refer to it in other terms. So what is it?

ZL: (Sarcastic voice) It’s more of a lifestyle choice. (He laughs) Umm, I would say there is probably upwards of 20 people who come in and out of our collective experience that is the Dustbowl.  I don’t believe in the “you’re in the band or you’re not in the band” mentality.  If you’re really good and you play the accordion or the clarinet or the trombone, you can come in and sit in and play with us. Sometimes people just happen to stay around for years.

DB: Do you have a core?

ZL: We do, we have a core of about seven.

DB: It seems to me that LA has the smallest roots scene of any big city in America…

ZL: I beg to differ, but keep goin…

DB: You think the roots scene here is bigger than Chicago or New York or any of the other big cities?

ZL: I would say over the last two to three years, it’s gotten exponentially bigger.

DB: So that being said, four and half, five years ago, you did move out here. Why LA and why this band in LA if the scene was bigger in other places?

ZL: I didn’t move here for music. I’m a writer and I was in film school. Honestly there was a girl at the time who came out here to go to UCLA law. But I’d always been in bands and that was sort of, always, the static in the back of my head. I was always going to have a band and always going to be playing somewhere.

DB: Well now you play everywhere…

ZL: Yeah, this band has taken on a life of it’s own and become my life.  People are hungry for authentic American music played by skilled players and we try to put on a killer show every night. I think that’s an LA thing.

DB: How so?

ZL: Well, I went to New Orleans for the first time finally, I also lived in New York for a little bit. I think sometimes the music is more natural there, you can say, but the people playing there are, well sometimes get complacent. They’re not about the showmanship of the music, they're just more about playing the songs. People in LA, you can bad mouth the town, but people are here to kick some ass.  People are here to make something of themselves. They’re here to go to the next level.

DB: Speaking of fans in LA, we all know LA crowds have a reputation for having a lack of enthusiasm.  I often say the Dustbowl Revival is the only band in LA that makes the audience dance at every show. What is it about you guys that allows you to connect with an audience that’s known for being hard to connect with?

ZL: I think that’s an unfortunate misconception.

DB: Have you been to other shows and experienced crowds as enthusiastic as your crowds on a consecutive basis?

ZL: Sometimes…

DB: Sometimes, but not consistently like your band…

ZL: Not consistently, but a great band like Vaud and the Villains, who have that New Orleans thing going, have a great following of loyal fans.  The guys in the Record Company get people going. There are a lot of different kinds of music that isn’t right for all out party dancing. LA is weird. You can play a day time show in Pasadena where everyone is going nuts and then a night time show in Hollywood where no one moves at all.  The Mint is our home base and people come out to that place to dance. It’s a room built for it. They move the tables and clear a dance floor every night…

DB: I don’t think you’re giving yourself enough credit to be honest. I’ve been to plenty of shows at The Mint where the band is rocking and everyone is doing the LA thing with their arms crossed just standing there. There is something special about you, and your outfit, that connects with fans. More so than any band your size and in the venues you play.

ZL: Yeah, I don’t know, it’s hard to explain. People have been really supportive. We have a loyal fan base that keeps on growing and they know our shows are going to be a good time. Every show I see people I know and people I don’t know. Every music fan wants to discover a band and tell all their friends about it. Luckily we’re a band where that keeps happening to us.  Look, I can’t explain why, I think it’s just, the overall experience, the whole package of the show we put on.

DB: Another thing I’ve noticed about your crowd, is that age-wise, it’s the most diverse of any band I’ve seen.  I know when you’ve performed at our events, especially the events at my house, there’s been everyone from college kids to senior citizens in attendance.  They come out just for you. That’s very rare for a band these days.

ZL: I hope that continues. The music I really like is not in the pop spectrum. It’s more in like my grandparents record collection, you know? I also grew up listening to classic rock and indie rock though, I even played in an alternative rock band at one point. We try to bring that old school joy of Dixeland, swing and the bluegrass, but pump up the jams more. We bring that old school sound with a rock n roll mentality for it doesn’t get stale. I think that’s universally appealing.

DB: You mentioned your grandparents record collection so let’s talk about your background a little bit. I know you’re from Chicago, and I know your dad plays blues harp. I assume roots music was always apart of your home life since you were young?

ZL: Both my parents have pretty awesome tastes. My mom is much more limited due to her cassette collection in her car. James Taylor, Simon and Garfunkel, Cat Stevens. She was more on the folk spectrum, and my dad was more into the blues rock…Allmans, The Dead, but he was also a big Benny Goodman fan.

DB: Did you grow up playing music with your dad?

ZL: Not really actually. My dad is kind of a shy harmonica player. He’s an accidental musician. The only time he plays is when he guests with my bands.

DB: So where did this love and appreciation of roots music come from. I would say you’re a purveyor of roots and Americana. How did that all start? That’s not a common thing for someone our age to be into. I’d say it’s probably more common now for someone coming out of college to be into. There’s so much more of it and you can see how it’s bled into pop music now, but my assumption is you’ve been into this music for a long time now, before it was “hip”, for lack of a better word. How did that start and where did that come from?

ZL: I’ve always been passionate about the music discovery process…I like sharing, ever forcing people to listen to music they might not be accustomed to.  I’m sure sometimes it comes off as condescending, but if you don’t sit down and listen to Fats Waller and Louis Armstrong, you don’t fully know what American music is about. If you completely dismiss bluegrass, you’re missing out. That’s my opinion. If you bring this into people’s lives, it’s going to turn on a lightbulb in their head. Not everybody…like when I heard, which was probably in college is when it seeped in, I was like, ‘Holy shit, this what I’m about”.  I think because it doesn’t get as exposed as Rihanna or the other stuff that’s in your face all the time, there has to be people to champion it, which is something I definitely do.

DB: Sticking with the pop music scene, I’m glad you brought that up. You hear a lot of people refer to stuff on top 40 radio as roots music…The Lumineers, Mumford and Sons, all that stuff. To me, Mumford is a pop band with a banjo. The banjo makes the masses think that it’s bluegrass. As a purveyor of roots culture, does it drive you crazy that people think that’s roots music?

ZL: Look, roots music can mean anything. I’m ok with that, I’m less ok that they allow Mumford to represent the bluegrass community. That’s a little bit offensive.

DB: Why is that offensive?

ZL: Because…(big sigh)…there are so many bands that are playing more of the traditional authentic style true to itself, that will never even have a shred of their publicity.  Maybe one of the only bands to rise out of that world is Old Crow Medicine Show,  you know? They do some more of the more authentic stuff, but even so, they’re always going to be the opening band for Mumford. I guess that’s just the pop machine. It’s not necessarily a bad thing, it’s just one of those things where it comes down to hit songs. Old Crow is blessed to have the one bluegrass hit in really the last 30 years…”Wagon Wheel”.

DB: I just saw this week that that was originally a Dylan song. Pretty wild.

ZL: Right, and they made it into their sort of anthem, you know? And people like anthems. It’s almost like a weird religious kind of thing. They like to be able to go to a show, know all the words, and sing it like their life depends on it.

DB: You guys do “Sweet Chariot” at most of your shows and most people know the words to that song. To that, it’s still not the same when a crowd is singing “I Will Wait”.  There’s something about the way a pop song is written that resonates. They just added a banjo to that formula.

ZL: They tapped into something that people have been waiting for someone to tap into I think. It sounds silly, but a lot of people saw “Oh Brother, Where Art Thou” and everyone thought the music was amazing. Oh this old folksy stuff is cool. Really it was just T-Bone Burnett bringing back stuff from the 30s and 40s that’s been around ages. For some reason, it flipped a switch on a lot of young musicians who were like “Oh Shit, I don’t have to have a Marshall stack blasting”.  Whenever there is a resurgence in popularity in a style of music, there’s also the emergence of a strong backlash. I come across people who say, “Oh, you have a fiddle and a mandolin,  never seen this before”.  It’s almost like it’s already become passé, but some people are still discovering it now. Which is cool.

DB: I noticed that your first album was titled “Zach Lupetin and the Dustbowl Revival”, but since then, they’ve been billed as “The Dustbowl Revival”.  Why’d you make that switch and in retrospect, was it the right thing to do?

ZL: I guess it was one of those immature, selfish kind of decisions at a young age. It is still my project, I put my time and my resources into it more than anyone. That was more the initial reasoning behind it. I think as I’ve gotten older, I’ve realized it’s a collective effort…plus my name sounds kind of stupid.

DB: Bruce Springsteen doesn’t have the coolest name. Everyone must have thought he was a doofy Jewish guy at first, but he put his name first. I don’t know if you’ve been paying attention, but I read Keith Richard’s book and I pay a lot of attention to the Stones. Mick seems to think if the band’s name was Mick Jagger and The Rolling Stones, a lot of conflict could have been avoided. I guess my question is, business-wise, in retrospect do you think that was the best decision?

ZL:  Oh yeah. Honestly if you’re in a band, I guess it’s different for everyone, but in my opinion, it’s best if you try to be as together on everything as possible. We definitely have disagreements in our group about selections or choices that I make, but it’s one of those things where, it’s pretty hard to keep a band together, so having one vision definitely helps, but I like input too. I’ve been lucky. I’ve had a lot of loyalty and not a lot of drama with this band.

Caitlin Doyle, who played washboard and sang for the Dustbowl Revival, recently moved to Nashville to pursue a career with her other project SMOOTH HOUND SMITH.

DB: Even though you’ve created a collective with a lot of moving parts, Caitlin just left the band to move to Nashville. I think we can both agree that she was a prominent part of the band. More so than a lot of the rotating parts. Have you found it hard to deal with losing such a prominent part of the band, especially at a time when you have so much heat and attention on you?

ZL: It’s one of those things where in a perfect world, it wouldn’t have happened, but I’m not mad or bummed just because it offers an opportunity to bring in new blood and reinvigorate the group. One thing that I think is a problem with the same people over and over, people can get bored doing the same songs over and over again. Just start going through the motions. We now have a couple female singers, one in particular, Liz, who has started to take Caitlin’s reigns a little more. It excites me, to see how that’s going to play out. The songs are new again. It’s just one of those things, especially in a big band, where keeping the most talented people is hard. Usually if you’re really talented, you want your own band. You want a bigger piece of the pie. In her case she was torn back and forth between two different projects, and one project started taking more of her time, and she didn’t feel it was fair to try and bullshit both. So she chose one. But in my mind, and I told Caitlin this, she will always be a part of the Dustbowl Revival and our family. She’s always welcome. There is no bitterness.

DB: I first met you two years ago when you brought the band over from the Santa Monica Farmer’s Market to do a Jam Van session. Since then, you’ve played with Rebirth Brass Band at the Echoplex, a number of KCRW curated events, Outside Lands, countless festivals all over the country. Do you attribute that all to Jam in the Van?

ZL: I mean…

DB: I’m just kidding…

ZL: No but honestly, you guys were one of the first professional video outlets that we’ve had.

DB: We were far from professional at that time. I think you were the fourth band we ever filmed.

ZL: For whatever reason, the two or three tracks we played that day are still to this day, the best we ever played those songs.  We caught lightning in a bottle that day. Maybe it was the fact that we were all in that tight closed space, but that’s the magic of Jam in the Van.

DB: So here’s my real question for that preamble, aside from tooting Jam Van’s horn…saying all that, The Echoplex with Rebirth, KCRW, Outside Lands, all of that, has there been a gig or moment, where you’ve stopped and said to yourself, “Holy shit, this thing I created is something special people like and it’s something I can do for the rest of my life.” Has that hit you yet? Cause it’s gotta be a fucking awesome feeling.

ZL: Oh yeah, look, that’s why anyone is in a band.

DB: But I don’t think every band gets that moment.

ZL: No, but you’re always striving for that moment. Sometimes that moment could happen in the smallest crappiest dive where it’s just 10 people freaking out and having an amazing time. To be honest, the last few months have just been a lot of that, just amazing shows. I say to myself, “Who are all these people coming to see us?” We played an amazing show at UCLA called Ecochella. It was an impromptu bike powered music festival and we were the headliner, and it was a full moon, all these college kids. Everyone just poured out of the stands and ran onto the field where we were playing and just freaked out. It was one of those things where you want it to happen all the time. It does take those 20 people in the crowd though to have that energy that makes everyone have a good time. Our shows at Great American Music Hall in San Francisco were magical too. We’re going back there in July and I can’t wait.

DB: How’d I do in my first interview as a music journalist?

ZL: You acted like it was your fifth interview.

DB: Thanks buddy.

ZL: Anytime.


Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Los Angeles Tonight (June 5, 2013)

Wednesday gets a facelift from Bjork as she hits up Hollywood Palladium for the second time this week.  Mind The Gap carries over their good vibes from The Roxy show last week to The Satellite to share the stage with Parade of Lights.   Los Globos hosts a solid free show that includes Steelwells and Henry Clay People's Joey Ciara - and also on the free tip, Dub Club at Echoplex is free before 10 pm.

Last but not least - Capital Cities sets up shop in Anaheim at House of Blues.

  • Bjork @ Hollywood Palladium

  • Parquet Courts, Shark Toys @ The Echo

  • Jewel @ Saban Theatre

  • Parade of Lights, Mind The Gap @ The Satellite

  • Steelwells, Joey Siara, Act As If, The Ultimate Bearhug @ Los Globos (FREE)

  • Auditory Canvas, ChrisB, Sweat, SunEvil @ Virgil

  • Capital Cities @ House of Blues – Anaheim

  • Dub Club @ The Echoplex (FREE before 10 pm)

  • Quadron @ Masonic Lodge

  • Mikhael Paskalev, THEblack&THEwhite, Little Children @ Bootleg Bar (FREE)

  • House of Vibe @ Harvelle’s

  • The Federal Affair, Jeff Dye, Trey Elliot, Sam Tripoli @ Federal Bar

  • Feat Factory, Kobra & The Lotus @ The Observatory

  • Soul Scandalous, Scott Weaver, Dennis Owens, Steven the Gent @ Detroit Bar

  • Ron Sexsmith & Band @ Largo

  • The Janoskians, Hollywood Ending @ House of Blues - Sunset STrip

  • Knee High FOx, UGLY, Bryce Soderberg & The 2nd Wheel, The Living Statues @ The Viper Room

  • Atomic Tom, Kari Kimmel, Julie SLater, Blanche Dubois @ THe Hotel Cafe

  • Steve Taylor, Mark Karan, 5-Track, Richard Gowen, John JT Thomas @ The Mint

  • Combichrist, Vanity Police @ Complex - Glendale

  • Oreskaband, Starpool, Iwanaga and the Mormons @ The Roxy

Monday, June 3, 2013

Los Angeles Tonight (Monday, June 3rd)

Rock royalty Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers kick off their 5 night stand at the Fonda Theatre tonight.  TP and the HBs just wrapped 5 nights of shows at New York's Beacon Theatre and word is, the guys haven't been this fired up in years.  Petty has shelved his jukebox classics for some deeper cuts and interesting covers on this run of shows.

Everyone's favorite indie singer-songwriter, Pete Yorn, debuts his new band The Olms at the Troubadour this evening.

If you blew all your cash this weekend you're still in luck. Two free residency nights with some great young bands start tonight.

First, Orange County's Hindu Pirates launch their June residency at the Echo with support from The Blank Tapes, Beach Party and Rainbow Jackson. (You'll be able to check out a Hindu Pirates JITV session very soon).

Burger Record's Summer Twins also start their residency at the Bootleg Theatre tonight with help from Michael Rey and the Woebegones and Heroes and Heroines. (You'll be able to check out a Summer Twins JITV session soon as well).

As always, here are some more SUPERGOODMUSIC suggestions for how to spend your Monday:

Felix Da Housecat @ Sound Nightclub

Queen Caveat, The Moth & The Flame @ The Satellite (FREE)

KG Bird, Bikos, Owl Fly South, Barnaby Saints @ Silverlake Lounge (FREE)

Levitation Room, Santoros, Drinking Flowers, Douglas and the Furs @ Detroit Bar (FREE)

KING, Moses Sumney @ Bootleg Bar (FREE)

Mosh Been Ari feat. Mooke @ Avalon

Grizfolk, JMSN, Warships, Dezlin (DJ Set) @ Bardot (FREE w/ RSVP)

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Los Angeles Tonight (June 2, 2013)

Finish your weekend on a high note - whether that is grinding in the sunshine at the Do Over at LURE from 2-10 PM, or feeling the roots and rock vibes at Glen Helen Pavilion with Mumford & Sons, Michael Kiwanuka and Eels.  The eccentric Bjork hits Hollywood Palladium for one of her several upcoming shows in the L.A. area, Grande Ole Echo resumes with an appearance from Chris Shiflett & The Dead Peasants and later at night The Echo gets a visit from ADULT.  Other notables include an alleged Peanut Butter Wolf set at Senor Fish and Blood Diamonds, Nick Thayer and the OWSLA takeover at Drai's Hollywood for the third installment of IHCSundays, plus a very special "secret show" at Troubadour that you might want to strap on some inflated sneakers for...

Now that other blogs have put out the new - you may have guessed it, that's Foster The People at Troubadour.  $10.  2 ticket maximum.  Tickets are on sale now.

  • Bjork @ Hollywood Palladum

  • Mumford & Sons, Eels, Michael Kiwanuka, Mystery Jets @ Glen Helen Pavilion

  • Gemini Syndrome, Red Line Chemistry, XNY, Monk @ Roxy Theatre

  • Black Rebel Motorcycle Club @ The Observatory

  • Shannon & The Clams @ Constellation Room

  • ADULT, Frank Alpin, Von Haze @ The Echo

  • My Jerusalem, Elle King, Tyler Lyle @ Bootleg Bar

  • Sarah Geronimo @ Orpheum THeater

  • Charlyne Yi’s Shadow, Jason Anderson, Hectar @ Pehrspace

  • DO Over @ Lure (FREE 2-10 PM)

  • Grande Ole Echo w/ Chris Shiflett & The Dead Peasants, Drive He Said, Sam Outlaw, Baba @ The Echo (FREE w/ RSVP)

  • Mumford & Sons @ San Manuel Amphitheater

  • Peanut Butter Wolf @ Senor Fish

  • Kemst @ Los Globos

  • Ras Kass, Chino XL @ Whisky A Go Go

  • Blood Diamonds, Nick Thayer @ Drai’s Hollywood

  • Rahat Fateh Ali Khan @ Gibson Amphitheatre

  • Jane Monheit @ Catalina Bar & Grill

  • Gondwana, Quinto Sol @ House of Blues – Anaheim

  • Tom Brosseau, Sean Watkins, Z Berg, Justin Roberts @ McCabes Ghuitar Shop

  • The Lappitt-Rocha Sunday Night Jam @ The Mint

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Los Angeles Tonight (June 1, 2013)

If you made rent and got money left over - its time to start June off right with a concert!     We've got a full list below - but a couple notable shows worth checking out include the electronic facelift to the Sunset Strip with Flying Lotus, Thundercat and Teebs at House of Blues - Sunset Strip, Datsik's filthy bass drops at Dim Mak Studios with support from Dirtyphonics and the unique electro vibes of Pictureplane and more at Los Globos.  Rockers can unite to the sounds of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club at The Wiltern or !!! and White Arrows at El Rey Theatre.  Jambanders consider Medeski Martin & Wood's Billy Martin with Will Blades at The Mint.  We've got some freebies for that!

Whether you're on a super budget or not - Make Music Pasadena may just be the best ticket in town.  Its FREE'ish and tons of bands are performing including Dustbowl Revival, Tanlines, Robert DeLong, The Peach Kings, We Are Scientists, The New Limb, Superhumanoids, A House for Lions, Draemings and many many more!

  • !!!, White Arrows @ El Rey Theatre

  • Black Rebel Motorcycle Club @ The Wiltern

  • Bo Burnham @ Club Nokia

  • Pictureplane, Antwon, Alexander Spit, Crimekillz @ Los Globos

  • Shannon & The Clams, Wet Illustrated, The Garden @ The Echo

  • Young Creatures, Eastern Conference Champions, Wires in the Walls @ El Cid

  • Datsik, Dirtyphonics, Proxy, Angger Dimas, Autoerotique, Deorro, South Central, Haezer, Army of the Universe, Ipunk and the Shit is Coming @ Dim Mak Studios

  • Billy Martin & Wil Blades, Jonah Smith @ The Mint

  • Chvrches, Still Corners @ Troubadour

  • Flying Lotus, Thundercat, Teebs @ House of Blues – Sunset Strip

  • Dante Vs Zombies, HOTT MT, Jeffertiti’s Nile, Mt. Ossa @ Detroit Bar

  • Capital Cities @ SoHo (Santa Barbara)

  • MAKE MUSIC PASADENA w/ Yacht, We Are Scientists, Robert Delong, Tanlines, Superhumanoids, Hunter Hunted, The Peach Kings, The New Limb, Dustbowl Revival, The Record Company, Yellow Red Sparks, Eagle Rock Gospel Singers, A House for Lions, Draemings, Tashaki Miyaki, The Radar Bros., Taken By Trees, Las Cafeteras & More (FREE)

  • Tomcat, Arthur Galestian @ 333 Live

  • Bootie LA 8 Year Anniversary @ The Echoplex

  • Funky Sole @ The Echo (FREE before 10:30)

  • Dangerhouse, Spaztik @ Yost Theater

  • Eddie Money @ m15 Concert Bar & Grill

  • Jane Monheit @ Catalina Bar & Grill

  • Willy Moon @ Velvet Jones

  • Guttermouth @ Tiki Bar

  • Escape The Fate @ Glasshouse

  • The Tenors @ Greek Theatre

  • Facial, W.H.I.T.E., Dally @ The Smell

  • Alicia Witt, Arielle Verinis @ The Viper Room

  • Wayward Sons, Johnny’s Moving Sidewalk @ Saint Rocke

  • Joe Pernice @ McCabe’s Guitar Shop

  • Peace @ Constellation Room

  • Minnie Driver, Shane Alexander, The Black Lillies, Naomi Greenwald, Clark Graham @ The Hotel Café

  • Dillon Lane, God Zoo @ The Roxy

  • Kim Free, Princess Pangolin, NAPS, O Holler @ Pehrspace

  • Letting Up Despite Great Faults, Borrisokane, Saint Sea Hat @ Lot 1 Café

  • A Hawk & A Hacksaw, Moon Pearl @ Bootleg Bar