Big Freedia

Re:Set Concert Series With LCD Soundsystem, Jamie XX, Idles, Big Freedia At Brookside At The Rose Bowl, Sunday June 4th 2023

By Alyson Camus | June 10, 2023

Idles and LCD Soundsystem on the same bill?

Re:SET, A New Curated Concert Series

By Alyson Camus | February 2, 2023

it’s a bit different because it’s smaller

Primavera LA Is Announced For September 2022!

By Alyson Camus | June 30, 2021

Primavera LA would be a good successor to the FYF Fest

L. A. Burning, West Coast Concert Picks, From November 18th to 24th

By Alyson Camus | November 16, 2019

Death Valley Girls are at the Lodge Room on Saturday


By Alyson Camus | November 3, 2018

Young Fathers are at the Fonda Theatre on Friday


By Alyson Camus | September 28, 2018

Courtney Barnett is at the Greek Theatre on Friday

Twenty Musical Events Not To Be Missed In Los Angeles In October

By Alyson Camus | September 24, 2018

Interpol are at the Hollywood Bowl on the 4th

The First Ever Adult Swim Festival Is Happening In Los Angeles In Two Weeks

By Alyson Camus | September 21, 2018

The Adult Swim Festival will feature 42 musical and comedy performers

Going Steady: New Singles Reviewed 3-30-18 – 4-5-18

By Iman Lababedi | April 3, 2018

Just about sublime

Chromeo And Big Freedia At Central Park, Friday, September 12th, 2014, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | September 13, 2014

If you can’t use close circuit TV and you have no band, no nothing, with you, you better find some way to pull the audience forward and teaching us how to clap isn’t it, it is too amateur, it is too dowdy for what should be a sparkling rave up. A good light show can’t begin to substitute for a great presence.

rock nyc Top 10 Songs Week of June 16th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | June 22, 2014

Six of these artists are rockers. The Front Bottoms, Cerebral Ballzy and White Lung are relatively (WL dates from 2006) young bands, Wussy has been around since 2001, when Ian was, ahem, a spritely 56 year old. David Gray is a singer songwriter (I mean essentially, right?). So, yeah, for one week only rock makes a comeback.

10 Songs: Friday, February 20th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | June 20, 2014

Don’t – Ed Sheeran – I’ll believe most things given the opportunity, but Ed as a tousle headed ladies man, sleeping with a popular pop singer and writing songs about it? That’s pushing me to the outer limits of credibility. Maybe if he had sex appeal? – B-

10 Songs: Monday, June 16th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | June 16, 2014

Keep It Gay – Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick – Uproariously funny celebration of all things camp and magical and, well, gray about the musical theater… stopped the show when I saw it on Broadway. Of course, so did everything else – B+

Sneak Peaks: Upcoming Album Releases Week of June 16th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | June 15, 2014

A huge week, the debut album by Big Freedia, a really great disco guy whose 2012 “Booty-Whop” and current “Explode” are just so much fun, Cerebral Balzy are a blast live, everything I’ve heard off Lana’s Ultra Violence has been first rate, and J Lo better come up with the goods, but the week belongs to soul brother # 1 Sam Smith’s eagerly anticipated debut album.