Author: August Brown

Escape into music's dark side with this weekend's Cloak & Dagger festival

If the real world already feels too much like an unremitting sea of bleakness punctuated by violent, howling noise, perhaps this weekend’s inaugural Cloak & Dagger festival in downtown L.A. isn’t for you. But what if two nights of heavy, goth-inspired music (a category that today transcends any… Source: Entertainment

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Interpol makes an emotional return to 'Bright Lights' and 9/11-era anxiety

It’s hard to believe that the New York indie boom of the early 2000s already feels like classic rock. But, well, we’re as far away from 2001 as the mid-’80s were from the Summer of Love. We have oral histories, reissues and reunions aplenty documenting a time when the Lower East Side wasn’t just… Source: […]

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Concerts by Coldplay, other acts canceled as Hurricane Harvey nears Texas

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Rapper Nipsey Hussle helps beloved Mid-City roller rink World on Wheels get rolling again

In the ’80s and ’90s in L.A., if you were a teenager, World on Wheels was the hottest club in town. The Mid-City roller rink was famous for its “7 to 7” lock-in parties, where parents could drop off kids for a 12-hour binge of roller skating and safe socializing. Top local musicians would funnel… […]

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While at a crossroads, Hard Summer's 2017 edition felt vitally of-the-moment

Towards the end of Dog Blood’s main-stage set Sunday at Hard Summer, the producer Skrillex — one-half of the dance-music duo — climbed on top of his DJ rig and rattled off the names of his best friends in the “Hard family.” His shout-outs to DJ pals earned polite applause, but when he screamed… Source: […]

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Hard Summer's Gary Richards splits with Live Nation

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Chester Bennington of Linkin Park dies at 41

Chester Bennington, the lead singer of the Los Angeles hard rock band Linkin Park, led the sextet to become one of the biggest acts of the 2000s, its mix of guitars and hip-hop defining the ensuing years in rock. The act’s debut, “Hybrid Theory,” reportedly sold more than 10 million copies in the… Source: Entertainment

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Will Classic West become L.A.'s new boomer rock festival?

When Live Nation’s Classic West lineup was announced in March, the obvious comparison was to Goldenvoice’s Desert Trip, held last October in Indio. It was yet another weekend-long bill of classic-rock titans, geared toward moneyed boomers (and their offspring) who would clearly pony up to relive… Source: Entertainment

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Arroyo Seco Weekend and the joy of peaceful, easy feelings for grown-up festival fans

As one enters one’s mid-30s, the usual feeling at music festivals is some variation of “I’m getting way too old for this.” Sometimes, like when walking into the EDM revelry at Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas, the near-total disconnect from the hordes of fidget-spinning teen ravers is amusing…. Source: Entertainment

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'The Mummy' buried at box office by 'Wonder Woman'

For the second week in a row, “Wonder Woman” has the U.S. box office all tied up. The Gal Gadot-starring blockbuster from Warner Bros. and DC Comics once again claimed the top domestic slot for the weekend, taking in $57.18 million to bring its 10-day total to $205 million, according to ComScore…. Source: Entertainment

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