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This Week’s Shows: Nov. 16-22


Including: The Psychedelic Furs, Low, Seal, Meg Myers, Youth Lagoon, Evanescence, Tom Morello, Zac Brown Band, Halsey, Ryan Bingham, Minus the Bear, Broncho, Hunter Hunted, the Polyphonic Spree, RAC, the Cult, Deafheaven and more.

Tonight in L.A.: Weezer, Warpaint, Rhye, YACHT, Fool’s Gold, Manchester Orchestra, John Cooper Clarke, We Were Promised Jetpacks, Mason Jennings, Shovels & Rope, the Kin, Dean Blunt, High Ends


Sorting out a simply fantastic Friday: ‣ It’s been 20 years since “The Blue Album.” It’s been one month since “Everything Will Be Alright in the End.” Weezer explores all those time passages at downtown’s Belasco Theater. ‣ Speaking of downtown, the Regent Theater [see Thursday’s post] bows with the first day of the Downtown […]


The Week Ahead: Nov. 3-9


Incoming: Camp Flog Gnaw festival, Electric Youth, Dorothy, Amason, Wartime Recitals, the Bug, the Diamond Light, Scott Weiland, Dreaming Bull, Secret Chiefs 3, GWAR, Patty Griffin, Wax Tailor, Fat White Family, Rebirth Brass Band, Mariachi El Bronx, Bleachers, Jake Bugg, Gazelle Twin, Pissed Jeans, Nickelback, Clockwise, Traps PS, Julian Casablancas, Dropkick Murphys, the Black Keys, […]

Video: We Were Promised Jetpacks, ‘I Keep It Composed’


Don’t let the title of We Were Promised Jetpacks’ new album “Unravelling” fool you. The album, the Scottish rockers’ third, and out this month via FatCat Records, brings a wealth of indie hooks, punchy guitars, emotive vocals and a booming rhythm section, all tightly packaged for maximum effect. The band started as a group of […]

Tonight in L.A.: Wildcat! Wildcat!, Magic Man, John Butler Trio, We Were Promised Jetpacks, Amos Lee, Criminal Hygiene, the Weeks, Marissa Nadler, Noah Gundersen, Act As If, Marrow, Hot Karate


It’s one crazy Friday: ‣ L.A. indie-pop outfit Wildcat! Wildcat! headlines the Echoplex, with Body Parts and Mt. Ossa supporting. ‣ Upstair at the Echo, it’s more indie-pop. Boston’s Magic Man headlines, supported by L.A. duo Scavenger Hunt and a mystery-identity getting some buzz for its funking synth-pop, Brooklyn’s Mother. Above is Magic Man’s new […]

The Week Ahead: Feb. 17-23


Incoming: Phantogram, Allen Stone, Duncan Sheik, Kris Bowers, the Toledo Show, Lucinda Williams, Misun, Jared & the Mill, New Politics, Public Service Broadcasting, Kiven, Willy Mason, the Dollyrots, Blockhead, ALO, Jars of Clay, Miley Cyrus, Wildcat! Wildcat!, the John Butler Trio, Benmont Tench, We Were Promised Jetpacks, Amos Lee, Noah Gundersen, Marissa Nadler, Magic Man, […]

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