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  1. Tori Amos' Nostalgia Fest at the Greek: Concert Review

    1:33 pm PDT 07/24/2014
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    Amos dips into her songbook for a well-received set that could have been performed in 1994. READ MORE

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  2. OK Go Brings Big Fun to the Troubadour: Concert Review

    3:01 pm PDT 07/23/2014
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    Best known for wild viral videos, the group is unifying its zestful live approach with a tightened sound for its next record, due this fall. READ MORE

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  3. Arto Lindsay Pages Through His 'Encyclopedia' on N.Y. Return: Concert Review

    1:12 pm PDT 07/23/2014
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    The uncategorizable performer and No Wave acolyte focused on Brazilian roots in his continuing reintroduction to New York. READ MORE

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  4. Gregg Allman and Sturgill Simpson Fuse Country and Soul at Annenberg Center: Concert Review

    2:10 pm PDT 07/21/2014
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    Kentucky-born Simpson proves the revelation, as he and Gregg Allman kick off the Annenberg Space for Photography/KCRW’s "Country in the City" series. READ MORE

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  5. De La Soul Celebrates a Quarter-Century of Hip-Hop: Concert Review

    10:00 am PDT 07/18/2014
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    Guests Included Common, Q-Tip — and Maseo's P-Funk-lovingmom READ MORE

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  6. Jazz Greats Outshine Boz Scaggs at the Bowl: Concert Review

    3:47 pm PDT 07/17/2014
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    Too-brief, but sterling, set from Dave Grusin and Lee Ritenour should have been the main attraction at the landmark venue. READ MORE

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  7. Camera Obscura Tap Audience 'Desire' on U.S. Tour: Concert Review

    10:49 am PDT 07/16/2014
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    Country songwriter Laura Cantrell opened for the Glasgow band, who have apparently found their niche stateside. READ MORE

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  8. Steely Dan Sticks to Formula at the Forum: Concert Review

    10:53 am PDT 07/14/2014
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    Veteran band’s return to roadwork is now two decades old, resulting in another winning, if predictable, performance. READ MORE

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  9. Putting the X in the Roxy: Concert Review

    6:05 pm PDT 07/11/2014
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    The L.A. punk icons celebrate their 34-year-old debut album with a red-hot set that proves they can still rock as hard as anyone. READ MORE

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  10. 'American Idol' Live Tour 2014: No Band, No Problem

    2:42 pm PDT 07/10/2014
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    The American Idol tour arrived in West Long Branch, NJ minus a touring member and a band — but still had plenty to entertain the audience at the MAC Theater. READ MORE

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  11. Arcade Fire Rattles Hyde Park — Rich Neighbors Be Damned: Concert Review

    7:00 am PDT 07/07/2014
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    The beloved band celebrates a rare cloud-free London day with a spectacular set of rhythmic "Reflektor" favorites and anthemic catalog hits. READ MORE

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  12. World Party Stages Its Semi-Private Revolution at the Troubadour: Concert Review

    5:26 pm PDT 06/28/2014
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    Ex-Waterboy has gone underground, but proves he can still deliver the goods to his faithful followers. READ MORE

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  13. Erykah Badu Reunites With Dave Chappelle at Radio City Music Hall: Concert Review

    9:30 am PDT 06/28/2014
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    The comedian's Radio City run was so popular it had to be extended twice. READ MORE

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  14. St. Paul and the Broken Bones' Deep South Blues: Concert Review

    4:59 pm PDT 06/25/2014
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    The home-grown southern blues-soul-gospel group is shaping up as one of 2014's most impressive DIY stories. READ MORE

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  15. Elvis Costello's Aim Remains True: Concert Review

    12:32 pm PDT 06/25/2014
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    The venerable singer-songwriter delves into his deep catalog in this career-spanning solo show. READ MORE

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  16. Janelle Monae, Seun Kuti and Egypt 80 Reach for Higher Ground: Concert Review

    12:47 pm PDT 06/24/2014
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    Two stars shine at the venerable Bowl, offering pure talent and charisma in place of pyrotechnics. READ MORE

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  17. Jane Lynch Makes a 'Glee'-ful Cabaret Debut: Concert Review

    11:17 am PDT 06/24/2014
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    The Emmy-Award winning star proves an engaging performer in her singing club debut. READ MORE

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  18. White Sea's Morgan Kibby Makes Waves: Concert Review

    10:35 am PDT 06/24/2014
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    Morgan Kibby’s powerhouse vocals surge with evocative weight on record, and are just as impressively forceful in a live setting. READ MORE

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  19. Joe Henry's Words Matter, and So Does His Music: Concert Review

    6:09 pm PDT 06/23/2014
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    Singer-songwriter, joined by son Levon on sax, puts the music on equal footing with his incisive lyrics, forming delicate arcs and unexpected curves. READ MORE

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  20. Paul Rodgers' Soul Man in Good Company: Concert Review

    10:29 am PDT 06/23/2014
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    The British singer eschews blues and rock in favor of R&B on his latest album, "The Royal Sessions." READ MORE

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  21. Dan Wilson Co-Writes the Songs: Concert Review

    11:55 am PDT 06/20/2014
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    The Grammy-winning songwriter for Adele/Dixie Chicks/Taylor Swift reveals that "Closing Time" was not about last call at some lonely bar, but the birth of his first child. READ MORE

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