Florence wails from the heart of the Machine. (Graeme Flegenheimer)
Just before the Christmas holiday, shutterbug Graeme Flegenheimer and I ventured into the life-size kaleidoscope that is Universal Citywalk in order to reach the Gibson Amphitheater, stuffed to the brim, as it was, with copious amounts of both rock and roll. The occasion was KROQ’s annual Almost Acoustic Christmas two-night fete, and many wise men did perform. Social Distortion, Bad Religion, Cake, Smashing Pumpkins, Jimmy Eat World. There were younger faces too. My Chemical Romance, Brandon Flowers, Vampire Weekend, Florence and the Machine.
I wrote about most of ‘em here, via Spin. Teaser below.
Posted in live reviews, SPIN
Tagged Bad Religion, Brandon Flowers, Cake, Florence and the Machine, holiday music, Jimmy Eat World, KROQ, My Chemical Romance, Smashing Pumpkins, Vampire Weekend
A short list of recommended L.A.-area shows for the coming week (plus clips for instant gratification). Click “details” for descriptions. More after the jump.
- Region: Sunset Strip
Music: Bad Religion, Lightnin’ Woodcock, Miss Derringer, Del Toro
Vitals: House Of Blues on Saturday, April 3
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Posted in event previews, LA Weekly
Tagged Bad Religion, Del Toro, Echo Park, Echoplex, Eliot Lipp, House Of Blues, Lightnin' Woodcock, Lincoln Heights, live music, Los Angeles, Low End Theory, Masta Killa, Miss Derringer, Sunset Strip, The Airliner