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England and Arkansas merge as Royal Blood and Welles play LA’s Observatory

On Sunday, the UK rock duo Royal Blood played in front of a sold out crowd at the Observatory in Santa Anna. The duo started off the night by playing “Where Are You Now?,” which is off their new record “How Did We Get So Dark”.

The band was joined by Welles, a band from Arkansas. The band played songs from there new EP “Codeine”. The sold out crowd moshed and head banged to the heavy sounds of Royal Blood. With the release of their second record the band is continuing to rise up in the music world.

Royal Blood

Royal Blood

Royal Blood

Royal Blood

Royal Blood

Welles

Welles

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Day Wave and Blonder bring synth-pop and indie rock sounds to Los Angeles’ El Rey

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Bad Suns and The Chain Gang of 1974 play a riff-heavy late-night show at The Fonda Theatre

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Tigers Jaw and Saintseneca pack the Glasshouse in Pomona with folky vibes and positive energy

I’ve been hearing my friends rave about Tigers Jaw for a while now, and listening to one song was enough to convince me to take a chander and go see them live. That’s exactly what I did on Saturday night. Continue Reading

Catfish and the Bottlemen return to Anaheim, CA sounding bigger, bolder and more polished

Going on week three of Catfish and The Bottlemen’s 2017 American tour, the band continues to perform with high energy and vibrancy. About two and a half weeks ago I saw the band in New York at Brooklyn Steel, and was fortunate enough to see them again at their Anaheim show this past Wednesday (May 24th). Continue Reading

Magic Giant celebrate the release of “In The Wind” with a folky set at The Observatory in LA

Magic Giant released their album In The Wind, this past Friday – May 19th. In light of their recent success, Magic Giant has been touring across America playing festivals and shows, which is what sparked inspiration for the album. Their new record, which is heavily influenced by travel and nature, speaks clear to the band’s experience. The album, like the band when they perform live, artfully depicts feelings of excitement, spirt, and joy. Continue Reading

LANY bring smooth, dreamy vibes (and a bouquet of roses) to the stage in Santa Ana

A LANY song is one of a kind, and their shows are nothing short of that. Playing a sold-out show to an eager crowd at the Observatory in Santa Ana, Calif., LA based alternative/indie gems Machineheart kicked off the night. Machineheart embody the cotton candy clouds and constant sunshine of Los Angeles, and brought that essence onto the stage with them. Continue Reading

Even with a broken ankle, Dave Bayley and Glass Animals bring funk, fun and trippy vibes to Pomona

Glass Animals played a post-Coachella show at the Fox Theater in Pomona on Tuesday. Jagwar Ma opened up the night by playing songs like “Come Save Me” and “O B 1″,” bringing vibes almost as funky and groovy as the headliners. Continue Reading

Morrissey, Cage The Elephant and AFI headline inaugural emo-dream festival When We Were Young

As The Observatory has quickly become a staple concert venue in Southern California, it was only fitting that they host a star-studded lineup for their first ever When We Were Young festival. The two-day festival held last weekend was fronted by acts such as Homeshake, Beach Fossils, Cage The Elephant, AFI, FIDLAR, The Descendants, and Morrissey. Continue Reading

The Maine transform L.A.’s House of Blues into an energetic dream at show with The Mowgli’s and Beach Weather

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