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  • Moon Taxi extend 2017 North American tour with fall headlining dates

    Moon Taxi extend 2017 North American tour with fall headlining dates

    Moon Taxi have extended their 2017 North American tour with 20 newly added headlining dates starting Sept. 26 and running until Oct. 29. Highlight shows on the upcoming fall run include a concert at Los Angeles’ El Rey Theatre on Sept. 29, as well as two nights at Ryman Auditorium in their hometown...
  • Interview: Sir Sly chooses triumph over tragedy on sophomore album 'Don't You Worry, Honey'

    Interview: Sir Sly chooses triumph over tragedy on sophomore album 'Don't You Worry, Honey'

    There’s a common notion that suffering for one’s art imbues it with a greater worth, that personal tragedies provide the creative grist for a more authentic artistic endeavor. Landon Jacobs, frontman of the indie pop three-piece Sir Sly has little choice but to subscribe to this theory: After losing...
  • SG Lewis announces fall US tour

    SG Lewis announces fall US tour

    This fall, British EDM producer electronic music producer SG Lewis will be touring the United States. The London-based sound-smith, whose most recent release is the 2016 EP Yours, will be performing at venues in Philadelphia, Brooklyn, Toronto, Chicago, Denver, San Diego San Francisco and Los...
  • P-Lo may have released the lowkey song of the summer: Listen

    P-Lo may have released the lowkey song of the summer: Listen

    The Song of the Summer. At this point, there are charts, playlists, and countless think-pieces all centered on the idea of objectively identifying the singular anthem for warm months. With respect, this is all bullsh*t. There is no capital letter Song of the Summer, just as there is no “Best Picture...
  • Beach Fossils announce fall tour in support of 'Somersault'

    Beach Fossils announce fall tour in support of 'Somersault'

    Atmospheric indie rockers Beach Fossils have announced a run of fall tour dates to add to an already busy summer. The Brooklyn-based band is touring in support of their third LP, Somersault, released on June 2. The fall tour kicks off Oct. 11 at The Met in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. The band will then...
  • DJ Premier is heading out on the road with a full live band

    As he heads out with The Badder Band, here are five other groups DJ Premier has worked with

    Without question, DJ Premier is one of the most important architects behind the sound and style of hip-hop. In addition to his untouchable legacy as one half of Gang Starr, Premier produced tracks on three of the greatest and most influential hip-hop debuts of the ‘90s: Nas’ Illmatic, The Notorious...
  • Justin Townes Earle set to perform in Los Angeles

    Justin Townes Earle set to perform in Los Angeles

    Acclaimed alt-country troubadour Justin Townes Earle will take the stage at El Rey Theatre on Saturday, June 3 at 7:30 p.m. with special guests The Sadies and Sammy Brue. Justin Townes Earle, the son of alt-country pioneer Steve Earle, is out on the road promoting his forthcoming album, Kids in the...
  • Will Pankey

    Photos: Ab-Soul plays El Rey Theatre in LA, brings out ScHoolboy Q

    Ab-Soul kicked off Memorial Day weekend right in Los Angeles, by playing a set at the El Rey Theatre and bringing out very special guests. The Do What Thou Wilt rapper ended his U.S. tour in support of his latest album, which was only fitting since he hails from L.A. The TDE rapper wouldn't have had...
  • Mount Kimbie announce new support at El Rey Theatre

    Mount Kimbie announce new support at El Rey Theatre

    On May 26, just before embarking on their U.S. tour, British electronic duo Mount Kimbie posted on their Facebook page that support act Ash Koosha would not be able to join them in the United States because of the “ongoing immigration bill.” Ash Koosha—a producer and DJ—posted on his own Facebook...
  • Justin Townes Earle talks new album in Paste feature, set for show at the El Rey Theatre in LA

    Justin Townes Earle talks new album in Paste feature, set for show at the El Rey Theatre in LA

    On May 26, singer-songwriter Justin Townes Earle released his seventh studio album, Kids in the Street. As Paste notes in a recent feature, the album is the first Earle has written as a married man but also harkens back to his wilder younger days. In the Paste feature, Earle relates how Kids in the...
  • Perfume Genius to stop by El Rey Theatre on short North American tour

    Perfume Genius to stop by El Rey Theatre on short North American tour

    This summer, Perfume Genius will hand deliver the power and vulnerability of his acclaimed new project to select North American audiences. On his fourth LP No Shape, the Seattle-based solo artist (born Mike Hadreas) demonstrated an evolution of both style and bravery; new songs “Slip Away,” “Die...
  • Listen: Beach Fossils share two new songs, announce El Rey show on July 6

    Listen: Beach Fossils share two new songs, announce El Rey show on July 6

    The Brooklyn-based indie rock band Beach Fossils is getting ready to release Somersault, their first album in four years, on June 2. Now, the band has shared not one, but two new tracks from the album, which point to a dreamier direction for the trio.  The gorgeous, string-laden “Tangerine” features...
  • Metal supergroup Dead Cross will be touring North America starting this August. 

    Hardcore supergroup Dead Cross to tour in support of debut LP

    Dead Cross, the new hard rock supergroup made up of former Slayer/Suicidal Tendencies drummer Dave Lombardo, The Locust’s Justin Pearson, Retox’s Michael Crain and Faith No More singer Mike Patton, will set off on their first North American tour this August. Announced on Monday, the metal band will...
  • Lacey Won

    Photos: Phantogram play David Lynch Foundation Benefit show at the El Rey Theatre

    Last night, the duo, Phantogram, who just had a main slot on the Coachella lineup gave Los Angeles a treat by playing a benefit show at the El Rey Theatre. The show, which was only announced not too long ago, sold out quickly, and all for a good cause, all before they set out on a new tour. Proceeds...
  • Timeflies announce Too Much To Dream tour

    Timeflies announce Too Much To Dream tour

    Pop duo Timeflies are inviting fans to pass some time with them this fall. The self-described pop-dance-hip-hop act, who rose to fame with their dorm room-set a capella/freestyle YouTube videos, will soon bring their breakthrough single "Once In A While" and brand new tunes to audiences in nearly 4...
  • Watch: FOXTRAX talk 'The Cabin,' new music ahead of tour with Barns Courtney

    Watch: FOXTRAX talk 'The Cabin,' new music ahead of tour with Barns Courtney

    FOXTRAX are making moves. The New York-bred, L.A.-based indie band released their terrific debut EP The Cabin last year and 2017 is off to a hot start, thanks to their recent showcases at SXSW and upcoming tour with Barns Courtney (not to mention their wild performance at the Vestal Village during...
  • Sir Sly announces 20-date summer US tour

    Sir Sly announces 20-date summer US tour

    On May 1, Los Angeles-based indie pop band Sir Sly announced that they would be coming to America for an expansive tour. After performing a co-headlining date with singer-songwriter K. Flay in mid-June, the group will kick off their proper tour on June 29 at Los Angeles’s iconic El Rey Theatre...
  • Aquilo announces North American tour dates

    Aquilo announces North American tour dates

    sYesterday, British pop-soul band Aquilo announced on Twitter that they will be touring North American this fall. The duo will perform at venues in Cambridge, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Brooklyn, Columbus, Chicago, Minneapolis, San Francisco, Toronto and Los Angeles’ own El Rey Theatre. The...
  • Jeff Game

    Review: Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors gives fans a 'Souvenir' show in Los Angeles

    Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors brought their Souvenir tour to an almost full El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles Thursday night, weaving intimately funny storytelling with powerful songwriting, and a mega dose of good vibes from this Memphis born bearded singer. In what can usually be an underwhelmed L.A...
  • Indie folk group Blind Pilot have added more shows to their 2017 summer tour schedule. 

    Blind Pilot announce additional summer tour dates

    Indie folk group Blind Pilot continue to tour heavily in support of their 2016 album, And Then Like Lions, and have now added more dates to their summer schedule. Announced on Tuesday, the group from Oregon revealed six additional shows in the U.S. and Canada throughout the months of June, July and...
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