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  1. Governors Ball Opens With Killer Headliners: Concert Review

    6:27 am PDT 06/08/2014
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    Crowds were a nightmare, but the music fest's fourth installment had an otherwise strong start, including performances by Outkast and Damon Albarn. READ MORE

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  2. The Faint's 'Animal Needs': Concert Review

    6:05 pm PDT 06/07/2014
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    The Omaha-based dance-punk band never has less than unadulterated passion for the moment, even when their equipment breaks down. READ MORE

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  3. Mø Loves L.A. (and L.A. Loves Her Back) at Local Debut: Concert Review

    5:00 pm PDT 06/06/2014
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    The spirited Danish import brings a Spice Girls cover and unadulterated enthusiasm with a one-hour electropop set that sees her dancing everywhere but the rafters. READ MORE

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  4. The Old 97's Show Few Signs of Wear at Webster Hall: Concert Review

    4:49 pm PDT 06/05/2014
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    The Texas quartet offered more rollicking tales of reckless behavior from their new LP "Most Messed Up" READ MORE

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  5. Barry Gibb is Stayin' Alive: Concert Review

    2:12 pm PDT 06/05/2014
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    A touching look back at his remarkable career serves as a tribute to those Gibb brothers no longer with us. READ MORE

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  6. Lana Del Rey Will be Your Mirror: Concert Review

    2:34 pm PDT 06/02/2014
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    Lana Del Rey's deadpan manner is the point... As the daughter of advertising executives, she understands the use of imagery in selling product, in this case, herself. READ MORE

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  7. Searching for 'Sugar Man,' Finding Rodriguez: Concert Review

    12:04 pm PDT 06/02/2014
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    Rodriguez returns in triumph to Los Angeles, mirroring his own fame in South Africa depicted in the award-winning documentary. READ MORE

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  8. Seems Like the 'Right Time' for Nikki Lane: Concert Review

    11:33 am PDT 06/02/2014
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    With echoes of Jackie DeShannon and Dusty Springfield, this emerging Queen of Outlaw Country made timelessness real during her nine-song set. READ MORE

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  9. Luscious Jackson Brings Mom Funk to L.A. After 14-Year Absence: Concert Review

    6:08 pm PDT 05/31/2014
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    Veteran (mostly) female funk combo stages comeback with pleasant hour-and-15-minute El Rey set. READ MORE

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  10. Parquet Courts are Young, Fast and Ter-RIFF-ic: Concert Review

    12:01 pm PDT 05/30/2014
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    Mathematical, minimally precise rockers roar through 16-song, 50-minute set, leaving the crowd wanting more. READ MORE

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  11. Nickel Creek and the Secret Sisters’ Sibling Harmonies: Concert Review

    10:50 am PDT 05/23/2014
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    Americana icons’ welcome return results in some serious shredding, offbeat humor. READ MORE

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  12. Coldplay’s Chris Martin Turns Sadness into Gladness: Concert Review

    2:35 pm PDT 05/21/2014
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    The raw introspection of the new songs is tempered by the celebratory nature of the old favorites. READ MORE

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  13. Lykke Li's Heartbreak Takes Center Stage: Concert Review

    3:20 pm PDT 05/20/2014
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    Li adds her name to a continuum that begins with the Shangri-Las and the Ronettes, pushing elements toward the light to achieve an ABBA-like brightness and elsewhere into a darkened corner of psychedelic swirls. READ MORE

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  14. Christina Perri Puts on a Happy Face for Her Fans: Concert Review

    2:53 pm PDT 05/19/2014
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    Hometown show is a dream come true for singer-songwriter, who shares her "Jar of Hearts" with mostly female audience. READ MORE

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  15. John Grant Strips Down His Latest Songs at Webster Hall: Concert Review

    9:48 am PDT 05/18/2014
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    Gigs with Elbow expose the revered-in-Europe songwriter to U.S. listeners. READ MORE

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  16. Lindsey Stirling Fiddles with the System: Concert Review

    12:55 pm PDT 05/16/2014
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    The men don’t know, but the violin-loving little girls and EDM-craving gamers and New Age middle-agers understand. READ MORE

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  17. The Roots Introduce New CD With an Art Happening: Concert Review

    3:15 pm PDT 05/14/2014
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    The exclusive hip-hop event featured no live rapping and more prerecorded atmospherics than beats. READ MORE

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  18. Lady Gaga Dresses Up and Has a Ball at MSG: Concert Review

    10:18 am PDT 05/14/2014
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    The pop diva brings her lavish "artRave: The ARTPOP Ball Tour" to Madison Square Garden READ MORE

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  19. Buster Poindexter Still Looking for a Kiss at Carlyle: Concert Review

    5:44 pm PDT 05/12/2014
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    David Johansen puts on the tux again for a Buster-flavored cabaret act at legendary venue. READ MORE

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  20. Morrissey's South of the Border Appeal: Concert Review

    5:10 pm PDT 05/12/2014
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    The Maestro of Melancholia teams up with veteran Tom Jones and promising Kristeen Young for an evening that covers all the emotional bases. READ MORE

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  21. Ed Sheeran, Paramore Lead Wango Tango 2014 Standouts (Concert Review)

    3:16 pm PDT 05/11/2014
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    Iggy Azalea strutted, Ariana Grande sang and Adam Levine surprised during Sunday’s marathon show, while concertgoers drank the house dry. READ MORE

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