The Occurrence

Category: Concerts


Jul 25, 2016

Concert Review - 'Weird Al' Yankovic at the Hollywood Bowl, July 23 2016

The prim woman folding her arms and scoffing in the box seat apparently didn’t get the memo that the theme of the performance was Mandatory Fun. Outraged by a barf joke – tame by comparison...

Jan 24, 2016

Concert Review - Madeon

Can one survive an EDM concert sober?   With its flickering strobes, oculus rifts, subwoofer earthquakes, underdressed under-aged throngs and haze of PLUR penetrating the soul, you might think not. The atmosphere is noisy and sweaty, with...

Jan 26, 2015

Introducing: Len Sander

  Switzerland is exporting some beautifully sensual sounds these days. Zurich's Len Sander has wooed us with the melancholy "Ungrowing" off their upcoming debut LP, Phantom Garden. The six-piece band evokes Portishead and latter-day chillwave, with...

Dec 22, 2014

Concert Review: Skinny Puppy, Front Line Assembly and More Giants of Industrial

  Sara Taylor of Los Angeles industrial duo Youth Code prowled around the Fox Theater stage in Pomona and observed voraciously that rumors of the scene’s death were greatly exaggerated. Here was a near-capacity concert full...

Oct 6, 2014

Robert Schwartzman Is on a Roll

Photo by Zoey Grossman Pioneers used to traverse the United States in covered wagons in the name of exploration and in search of a better way of living. The Wild West lured dreamers from the East...

Aug 30, 2014

The iLatin Jazz Mini Fest: Smooth Caribbean Sounds and Sax

Catalina Bar & Grill is known for providing "nothing but the best in jazz." This was made abundantly clear during the iLatin Jazz Mini Fest. From the superb cuisine to the impeccable musical talents of...

May 26, 2014

Concert Review - Band of Skulls

Sometimes the bravest, brashest thing a rock band can do is scale it back. England’s Band of Skulls did just that to great success at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery on May 21, trading their rambunctious style...

May 12, 2014

Concert Review - The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

Photo by Shervin Lainez   It’s awkward when you lose half your band to BuzzFeed. But if you’re the Pains of Being Pure at Heart’s Kip Berman, you soldier on. You call on old pals, like once...

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