of montreal + janelle monae @ hollywood palladium – 10.30.10

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of montreal @ hollywood palladium - 10.30.10

a full photo gallery featuring of montreal and janelle monae at the hollywood palladium on halloween weekend is now up on BUZZBANDS.LA. while of montreal’s skelatal lamping tour was way more impressive, saturday night’s show had its moments. PHOTO LINK!

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interpol + white rabbits @ the greek – 10.23.10

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white rabbits @ the greek - 10.23.10

it was the last show of the season at the greek, and interpol and white rabbits (pictured above) successfully ushered out the summer in grand style. and while the music sounded great, the lighting SUCKED, meaning even if you were in the pit, it was hard to see all the pretty boys on stage. somebody turn up the lights in that joint!!! review and slideshow on BUZZBANDS.LA.

foals @ el rey – 10.18.10

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foals @ el rey - 10.18.10

foals’ shape-shifting show at the el rey revealed the oxford, u.k., band’s split personalities — party-starting dance band and brooding art-rockers. read my review and see photos on BUZZBANDS.LA. PHOTO LINK!

frightened rabbit @ mayan – 10.13.10

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frightened rabbit @ mayan - 10.13.10

another first-time venue for me: the mayan in downtown LA. it’s a seriously cool space, complete with massive disco ball, though the sound was quite muddy for the frightened rabbit show. details over on BUZZBANDS.LA. PHOTO LINK!

teenage fanclub + radar brothers @ el rey – 10.11.10

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teenage fanclub @ el rey - 10.11.10

i’ll admit, i haven’t listened to teenage fanclub much over the course of my life. not quite sure why, just missed the boat, i guess. fortunately, i was allowed to redeem myself a bit at their el rey show, where the scottish rockers were all smiles amidst a sea of VERY devoted fans. PHOTO LINK!

filter’s culture collide festival – echo park – 10.10.10

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monotonix @ filter's culture collide festival - 10.10.10

the moment i walked into the last day of filter’s culture collide festival, i was assaulted by the visual (and physical) mess of monotonix (pictured above.) i have always been dazzled by photos of this band, but failed to witness the spectacle live – until now. i will never be the same. festival coverage on BUZZBANDS.LA. PHOTO LINK!

filter’s culture collide festival @ echo & echoplex – 10.8.10

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land of talk @ filter's culture collide festival - echoplex - 10.8.10

i made it out for two of four nights of filter magazine’s first annual culture collide music festival in echo park. it was a well-organized, well-attended, community-oriented event – impressive for a first-year run. (land of talk hotness featured in the photo above.) get the low-down on festival bands via BUZZBANDS.LA coverage. PHOTO LINK!

angus & julia stone @ el rey – 10.5.10

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angus & julia stone @ el rey - 10.5.10

angus & julia stone nestled amidst a gigantic tree of christmas lights at the el rey totally set the mood for a heart-melting night of melodies that included a surprise performance by damien rice. more on BUZZBANDS.LA. PHOTO LINK!

the avett brothers + brandi carlile + grace potter @ nokia – 10.1.10

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the avett brothers @ nokia - 10.1.10

the avett brothers hit the nokia theater in downtown LA in early october – it was my first time shooting there! cherry popped!!! thank you avetts for another exhilarating night of music that always makes me smile and dance and love my life. photos and review over on BUZZBANDS.LA! PHOTO LINK!