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  • Dinosaur Jr. Has Two Nights At Teragram
  • Contest: Walk The Moon At Santa Barbara Bowl
  • New Music Video: Braids "Joni"
  • Kaleo To Perform FREE In-Store At Amoeba
  • Essay: Underworld SoCal Tour Diary
  • Desert Daze Festival Releases 2016 Lineup
  • Contest: Brett Dennen At El Rey Theatre
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    Drake Also Has Three Shows At The Forum

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    Drake has added more shows to his Summer Sixteen Tour! In addition to performing three shows at the Staples Center on Wednesday, September 7; Friday, September 9; and Saturday, September 10, with special guest Future, the Canadian rapper also will perform three nights at the Forum in Inglewood on Tuesday, September 27; Wednesday, September 28; and Thursday, September 29.

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    Jenny Lewis's Nice As Fuck At Troubadour

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    Jenny Lewis has a new band with Erika Spring of Au Revoir Simone and Tennessee Thomas of The Like: Nice as Fuck! The all-girl group will headline an all-ages show at the Troubadour on Monday, July 11.

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    Dinosaur Jr. Has Two Nights At Teragram

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    Teragram Ballroom has two nights with Dinosaur Jr. planned! In support of new album Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not, which will be released August 5 via Jagjaguwar, the rock band will headline all-ages shows at the DTLA venue on Thursday, September 22, and Friday, September 23. Tickets for both shows will go on sale Friday, June 3, at 7:00 a.m. via Ticketmaster for $35.00 each plus service fees.

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    Contest: Walk The Moon At Santa Barbara Bowl

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    As reported earlier, Walk the Moon has scheduled an all-ages tour stop at the Santa Barbara Bowl on Friday, May 27, with opener MisterWives. If you would like to attend this Work This Body tour date, you can enter our contest to win tickets!

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    New Music Video: Braids "Joni"

    Braids have released a new music video for "Joni," a track from recent EP release Companion. The video was directed by Maria Ines Manchego. Regarding the video, singer Raphaelle Standell-Preston explains: "The video started with the desire to film in Los Angeles. I was spending the winter there, and was drawn to the opposing feelings that the city gave off: cluttered though spacious, freeing yet difficult, palm trees in a desert. The song itself sounded like the push and pull of all these things."

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    Kaleo To Perform FREE In-Store At Amoeba

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    In addition to performing at El Rey Theatre on Friday, June 10, Kaleo also has scheduled a FREE in-store performance at Amoeba Music on Thursday, June 9, in support of U.S. debut album A/B. The in-store performance, which begins at 6:00 p.m., is on a first-come, first-served basis. To participate in the meet & greet after the performance, simply purchase A/B at Amoeba Music.

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    Essay: Underworld SoCal Tour Diary

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    ESSAY BY THOMAS KELLEY

    PHOTOS BY CHRIS MØLINA (Auburn Sky)

    From June 2015 to April 2016, the British techno legends Underworld performed a series of acclaimed live shows in California, from the Hollywood Bowl to Pomona's Fox Theater to Coachella. Part of the We Face a Shining Future project produced by photographer Chris Molina and writer Thomas Kelley, this essay and our companion photo diary reports on these events, explores in depth the band's new album Barbara Barbara, We Face a Shining Future, and delves into new corners of the band's evolving story.

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    And so it goes. "LET'S DANCE!" he said to the crowd. It could have been Prince. It could have been Bowie. It could have been Hyde. The unmistakable kick drum left no doubt, pounding like a steam train as the rainbow chords of "Born Slippy" bounced off giant hanging cubes and the shirtless bronze bros of the Sahara Tent. Like the snake eating its own tail, we were pushing through the past to get to the future. Once again, Underworld was taking us there. "Drive boy dog boy," Karl Hyde sang as everyone went for it. "Dirty numb angel boy, in the doorway boy… And tears boy… You had chemicals boy… Acid bear boy… Derail…" Those words could have described the scene in the desert. Coachella's vibe was elemental. The dust and wind howled outside, darkening the festival lights and halting the Ferris wheel. In a night of ghosts, bodies were angling and shoving. The young emissaries of EDM bumped to rhythms that pulsed long before time thumped in their baby hearts. The smell of vomit mixed with pulverized grass. "Step the fuck back!" the boy yelled. "Get back! Get baaack!" Snapping his body and bringing up his fists, crouching down like a caged animal, his eyes popped with fury. He and his girl and their friends had cut in front. I was trying to get back to Chris Molina, for us to go get some shots from the rear. What grenade went off in this poor kid's head? I shrugged.

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    Desert Daze Festival Releases 2016 Lineup

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    Desert Daze has announced the details for this year's event, held at the Institute of Mentalphysics in Joshua Tree, Calif., from Friday, October 14, to Sunday, October 16. The 2016 festival will feature performances by Suicide (their first West Coast performance in 16 years), The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Deerhunter, The Black Angels, Saul Williams, Thee Oh Sees, Deafheaven, Cherry Glazerr, Thao and the Get Down Stay Down, Andrew W.K., and many more.

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    Contest: Brett Dennen At El Rey Theatre

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    As reported earlier, Brett Dennen will headline an all-ages show at El Rey Theatre on Friday, May 27, in support of new album Por Favor. Firekid will open the show. If you would like to see Brett Dennen this week, you can enter to win our ticket contest!

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