• Cruel World Festival Is Officially Canceled

  • Primavera Sound Los Angeles is Moving to 2021

  • Nine Inch Nails Cancel Their 2020 L.A. Tour Date

  • Hollywood Bowl 2020 Concert Season Canceled

  • Music Video: The Know "Someday Maybe"

  • The Strokes Postpone Their Show at The Forum

  • Bright Eyes Cancel Their Los Angeles Tour Dates

  • New Music Video: Run The Jewels "Ooh LA LA"

  • Original Amoeba Hollywood Location to Close

  • Daft Punk "Live at the Sports Arena" IG Stream

  • "LA Originals" Documentary Premieres on Netflix

  • Hotel Cafe to Host UnCancelled Music Festival

  • Coachella Documentary to Premiere on YouTube

  • Nine Inch Nails Release 'Ghosts V - VI' For Free

  • Cruel World Festival Moved to September

  • Shows of the Night: Friday, March 13th

  • Contest: Work Drugs at the Lodge Room

  • Shows of the Night: Wednesday, March 11th

  • Coachella 2020 Postponed Until to October

  • Desus and Mero Live! at the Theatre at Ace Hotel

  • Contest: Busty and the Bass at the Troubadour

  • Sondre Lerche "Patience" at Hollywood Forever

  • Hazel English Schedules a Date at The Echo

  • The Naked and Famous at the Fonda Theatre

  • Contest: Umphrey's McGee at the Wiltern

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    Original Amoeba Hollywood Location to Close

    Amoeba Music Hollywood

    Sad news for music lovers that didn't get to visit the original location in Hollywood before it closed down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Amoeba Music has announced that its location at 6400 Sunset Blvd will be closing permanently. They will now be concentrating on opening their new location at 6200 Hollywood Blvd when it is safe to do so. You can still order new record releases and old favorites via their online store until then. Amoeba projected that they wouldn't be able to reopen until the fall so it made more sense to concentrate on the grand opening of their new location instead of attempting to open based on current projections. You can help employees of Amoeba Music through the pandemic by donating to their Go Fund Me fundraiser as well here. Their new Hollywood location will still host in-store performances, signings, and more of what made Amoeba Music adored and unique in the music community. Unfortunately, their old (current) location will not get a proper farewell.

    What was your last in-store performance at the iconic "largest record store in the world?" Ours was The Red Pears back in January. Check out Amoeba's official statement below and let us know what was your last Amoeba Music Hollywood in-store or most memorable in our comments. We'll miss you Amoeba Music Hollywood, but we're excited to see your new location sooner than later.

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    Daft Punk "Live at the Sports Arena" IG Stream

    Daft Punk

    It's time to get nostalgic tonight courtesy of Daft Punk! Shout out to Glenjamn who has decided to share his live DVD recording of Daft Punk's performance on July 21, 2007, at the now-defunct L.A. Sports Arena during their Alive 2007 tour. Due to some stipulations on how the Daft Punk content is handled, it was decided that the performance would be streamed via Instagram Live at 7 p.m. tonight to avoid fans ripping the performance for illegal use or copyright claims that would kill the stream. Click below to watch on your phone or your computer below to experience Daft Punk live tonight!

    STREAM: April 26th: Daft Punk at the Los Angeles Sports Arena (July 2007)

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    "LA Originals" Documentary Premieres on Netflix

    LA Originals

    "The culture has to be louder than the hate" was one of our favorite quotes from the just-released "LA Originals" documentary on Netflix. The Netflix original documentary tells the story of Los Angeles natives Estevan Oriol and Mister Cartoon as they use their talents to influence the culture and the music scene. The documentary includes interviews with Blink-182, Cypress Hill, Eminem, Kobe Bryant, Snoop Dogg, and more as they tell of their experiences with the pair that used Chicano culture, tattoos, music videos, photography, and cholo iconography to blend the genres by influencing the world with their works of art.

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    Hotel Cafe to Host UnCancelled Music Festival

    UnCancelled Music Festival 2020

    The music community has been hit hard during the COVID-19 crisis. As a small, independently-owned venue, The Hotel Café is no exception to that. Music venues across the world have had to close their doors with no idea of when—or if—they’ll be able to reopen. It’s an uncertain time for everyone. In an effort to preserve the culture of live music, and in an effort to support their staff and community of artists, The Hotel Café has partnered with the UnCancelled Music Festival through StageIt, where the Hollywood music venue will have a branded, featured virtual stage running from Thursday, April 2 through Thursday, April 9, where fans can pay what they want to check it out. Hamish Anderson, Colbie Caillat, Zane Carney, William Fitzsimmons, Lili Kershaw, Emily Kinney, Meiko, JP Saxe, Vincint, and more are scheduled to perform.

    You can also visit the link to The Hotel Café's COVID-19 Relief Fund donation page to support the venue directly as well. 100% of the proceeds benefit their staff. Some L.A. debuts or intimate shows that The Hotel Café has hosted in the past include performances by Adele, Band of Skulls, Gary Clark Jr., Leonard Cohen, Hozier, Michael Kiwanuka, The Lumineers, Bruno Mars, John Mayer, Mumford and Sons, Katy Perry, Damien Rice, Ed Sheeran, Sia, and more.

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    Coachella Documentary to Premiere on YouTube

    Coachella Documentary

    Even though the festival was rescheduled to later this year, we can still look forward to Coachella in April! Goldenvoice has officially announced that their Coachella: 20 Years In The Desert documentary will premiere on Friday, April 10, the date that Coachella 2020 was originally going to kick off. Coachella 2020 will be taking place on Friday, October 9, to Sunday, October 11, (Weekend 1) and Friday, October 16, to Sunday, October 18, (Weekend 2) at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California. Frank Ocean, Rage Against The Machine, and Travis Scott will still be headlining both festival weekends.

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    Nine Inch Nails Release 'Ghosts V - VI' For Free

    Nine Inch Nails Ghosts V Together And VI Locusts

    For those of you that need a soundtrack to the current COVID-19 pandemic, we have two to choose from courtesy of Nine Inch Nails! Trent Reznor tweeted to fans this morning "Anybody out there? New Nine Inch Nails out now. Ghosts V - VI. Hours and hours of music. Free. Some of it kind of happy, some not so much."

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    Cruel World Festival Moved to September

    Cruel World 2020

    Hold on to your tickets Cruel World Festival attendees. Goldenvoice has moved the festival at the Grounds at Dignity Health Sports Park from Saturday, May 2, to Saturday, September 12. As of now, the lineup still consists of Bauhaus, Blondie, and Morrissey co-headlining the event. The list of curated Goth and New Wave acts also include sets by The Church, Cold Cave, Devo, Echo & The Bunnymen, Gary Numan, The Psychedelic Furs, Public Image Ltd., She Wants Revenge, Violent Femmes, and many more.

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    Shows of the Night: Friday, March 13th

    Tracy Bonham

    BUY TICKETS: Tracy Bonham at The Hotel Cafe - Second Stage

    It looks like we do have a few things going on tonight, Scenestar readers. Easily the top pick for Show of the Night this Friday is Tracy Bonham! Tracy Bonham wraps up her tour tonight in Hollywood when she headlines the Hotel Cafe's smaller venue, the Second Stage.

    If you can't get into our Show of the Night, your other music options include performances by The Dickies, Freedom Hawk, DJ Anthony Valadez (of KCRW), and a few more. Click here for ticket links and info on all of today's shows as well as upcoming local shows on our concert calendar. For any further updates, be sure to also follow us on Twitter for any last-minute news and set times (posted daily in the comments section) if available for select shows!

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