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Sufjan Stevens at Hollywood Bowl 8/7/16. Photo by Derrick K. Lee, Esq. (@Methodman13) for

Sufjan Stevens’ Genius Was Breathtaking To Behold At The Hollywood Bowl REVIEW+PHOTOS: Sufjan Stevens, Kurt Vile & The Violators and Ibeyi @ Hollywood Bowl 8/7/16

On the evening of August 7th, I attended a life-altering performance at the Hollywood Bowl. For years, I had dreamed to see Sufjan Stevens in concert. This would be the night when that dream became a reality. I slowly climbed up the hill to the back of the stage where “PRESS” was being held. As I waited patiently, I […]

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Star Trek- In Concert @ Hollywood Bowl. Photo Credit - Krista at Used with permission.

Beam Me Up, Scotty! Star Trek Fans Revel In Music With The L.A. Philharmonic At Hollywood Bowl REVIEW: Star Trek @ Hollywood Bowl 7/8/16 & 7/9/16

How cool is JJ Abrams? Seriously. Maybe in real life he’s a total dick. I don’t know. But as a filmmaker? Dude is like Miles Davis meets Fonzie meets Wooderson. Because his movies aren’t about him or his actors, they’re 100% about the audience. To the extent his ego is involved in his filmmaking, it’s […]

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The Avalanches' "Wildflower"

The Wait Was Worth It; The Avalanches’ “Wildflower” Is Exuberant Brilliance [LISTEN] ALBUM REVIEW: The Avalanches' "Wildflower"

Since I Left You, The Avalanches’ 2000 debut full-length, was essentially a CD-length testament to the pleasures of plunderphonics. Over the course of the 900+ samples extracted from impossibly obscure sources (the album was notably delayed when rightsholders rejected the band’s application to sample Rogers & Hammerstein’s “My Favorite Things”), The Avalanches deploy nuggets of […]

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