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Muse, The Killers, Bishop Briggs and more mix things up at the 2nd Annual ALT 98.7/FM ALTer Ego

Alt 98.7/FM’s 2nd Annual iHeartRadio ALTer Ego bash sold out at The Forum in Inglewood on Saturday night and it had quite an impressive line-up with show-topping performances courtesy of arguably two of the biggest modern day rock bands: Muse and The Killers. Though The Killers, fearlessly led by the charismatic Brandon Flowers, brought the mostly lethargic crowd to life via its much too short — but hit-filled — set, they don’t get all of the credit. Maybe it’s still super early in the year and ...
Tags: Music, Africa, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Music Festivals, Muse, Stagecoach, Matt Bellamy, Briggs, Brandon Flowers, Cuomo, Southern California, Concerts, Weezer, Rivers Cuomo


Foo Fighters, Miguel, Brandi Carlile, Metallica and more pay tribute to the late Chris Cornell at The Forum

Musicians, celebrities and fans all gathered at the sold-out Forum in Inglewood on a rainy Wednesday night to celebrate the life and legacy of the late Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell at a special I Am The Highway benefit concert orchestrated by Cornell’s wife, Vicky, and his three children, Lillian, Toni and Christopher. Hosted by late night host Jimmy Kimmel, the evening ended up being a 5-hour, 42-song music marathon that showcased a who’s who of rock ‘n’ roll and Hollywood. “We are very d...
Tags: Music, Hollywood, Jimmy Kimmel, Molly, Los Angeles, Sport, Juliette Lewis, Things To Do, Soccer, Queens, Taylor Momsen, Dave Grohl, Metallica, Josh Brolin, Miley Cyrus, Brad Pitt


Louis Posen of Van Nuys’ Hopeless Records looks back on 25 years of hard work, good times and punk rock

Hopeless Records started as a mere hobby for Los Angeles native Louis Posen, but it has turned into 25 years of blood, sweat and a whole lot of fun and punk rock music. Back in the early ’90s, Posen was a film student at Cal State Northridge and had just shot a music video for punk rock band NOFX when he was introduced to Huntington Beach band Guttermouth. The group basically dared Posen to put out its latest 7-inch, even though his only knowledge of the business side of music came from a book h...
Tags: Music, Florida, Maryland, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Maine, Philadelphia, Orange County, Ucla, Hgtv, Concerts, Huntington Beach, Mike, Anaheim


Hopeless Records founder Louis Posen looks back on 25 years of hard work, good times and punk rock

Hopeless Records started as a mere hobby for Los Angeles native Louis Posen, but it has turned into 25 years of blood, sweat and a whole lot of fun and punk rock music. Back in the early ’90s, Posen was a film student at Cal State Northridge and had just shot a music video for punk rock band NOFX when he was introduced to Huntington Beach band Guttermouth. The group basically dared Posen to put out its latest 7-inch, even though his only knowledge of the business side of music came from a book h...
Tags: Music, Florida, Maryland, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Maine, Philadelphia, Orange County, Ucla, Hgtv, Concerts, Huntington Beach, Mike, Anaheim


Flogging Molly will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the Hollywood Palladium

It really wouldn’t feel like St. Patrick’s Day around Los Angeles without Irish-American punk rock band Flogging Molly. The group will return to the Hollywood Palladium, 6215 Sunset Blvd., on March 17 along with special guests Face to Face for a proper St. Patrick’s Day Celebration. On top of the rousing live show there will be a special pre-show parking lot party featuring food trucks, games, prizes and, of course, plenty of booze starting at 2 p.m. Tickets (price TBA) for the show go on sale a...
Tags: Music, Hollywood, Molly, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Hgtv, Concerts, Huntington Beach, Anaheim, Lucero, Hollywood Palladium, Horton Heat, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR


Styx kicks off City National Grove of Anaheim’s 20th anniversary celebration

On Sept. 4, 1999, rock band Styx became the first group to grace the stage at City National Grove of Anaheim, then known as The Sun Theatre. The yellow and tan-colored, multi-use entertainment venue, located off Katella Avenue in between Disneyland and Honda Center, is easy to spot with its giant branded water tower. The building along the northern edge of the Angel Stadium parking lot had briefly served as an awards show-themed restaurant, Tinseltown Studios, in 1998 but the concept failed to t...
Tags: Music, Glen Campbell, Los Angeles, Sport, Earth, Rock, Chicago, Things To Do, Soccer, Bryan Ferry, Brian Wilson, Willie Nelson, Fleetwood Mac, Wu Tang, Disneyland, Stevie Nicks


Goldfinger’s John Feldmann confirms the Back to the Beach Fest will return to Huntington Beach in April

After drawing a sold-out crowd of just over 30,000 patrons over two days at Huntington State Beach last April, the ska- and punk rock-fueled Back to the Beach Festival will return with Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker and Goldfinger frontman John Feldmann at the helm. Feldmann took to Facebook on Monday to excitedly announce that the festival will take place Saturday, April 27, and Sunday, April 28, just steps from the Pacific Ocean and that the full line-up will be announced “very soon.” He also...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Sport, Chicago, Things To Do, Soccer, Bryan Ferry, Brian Wilson, Moscow, Music Festivals, Goldfinger, Pacific Ocean, Concerts, Chicano Batman, Huntington Beach, Travis Barker


Confirmed: Back to the Beach Fest will return to Huntington Beach in April

After drawing a sold-out crowd of just over 30,000 patrons over two days at Huntington State Beach last April, the ska- and punk rock-fueled Back to the Beach Festival will return with Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker and Goldfinger frontman John Feldmann at the helm. Feldmann took to Facebook on Monday to excitedly announce that the festival will take place Saturday, April 27, and Sunday, April 28, just steps from the Pacific Ocean and that the full line-up will be announced “very soon.” He also...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Sport, Chicago, Things To Do, Soccer, Bryan Ferry, Brian Wilson, Moscow, Music Festivals, Pacific Ocean, Concerts, Chicano Batman, Huntington Beach, Travis Barker, Hollywood Bowl


Dueling Woodstocks: Two Festivals To Celebrate 50th Anniversary On Same Days

Two major festivals just miles apart will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the iconic Woodstock Festival on the same days. One will be produced by the original Woodstock promoters and the other by Live nation will be held on the original Woodstock site. Heren courtesy of our partners at CelebrityAccess are the stories of each of the dueling Woodstocks. Woodstock 2019 Officially Announced Woodstock 1969’s Co-Producer and Co-Founder Michael Lang on Wednesday officially confirmed the...
Tags: Music, Woodstock, Music Business, Live & Touring, Concerts, Bruce Houghton, John Roberts, Bethel, Bethel Woods, LANG, Watkins Glen International, Watkins Glen, Summer Jam, Michael Lang, Kornfeld, Darlene Fedun


Dorothy dishes on ‘Dumplin’,’ Dolly Parton and more before kicking off its tour in Southern California

Singer-songwriter Dorothy Martin is ready to dominate in 2019. The 32-year-old had a huge year in 2018 with her L.A.-based rock band Dorothy. The group released its sophomore album, “28 Days in the Valley” back in March, which was produced by 4 Non Blondes frontwoman and noted hit maker Linda Perry. Its gritty, bluesy-rock single, “Flawless,” became a regular request on Kat Corbett’s Locals Only program on KROQ/106.7/FM and on top of embarking on its own headlining jaunts in support of the new r...
Tags: Music, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Bob Dylan, House, Dolly Parton, Mick Jagger, Michael Jackson, Dorothy, Malibu, Ticketfly, Southern California, Concerts


13 concerts that are going to be totally worth seeing in 2019

This has been a huge year for concerts and music of all genres in Southern California. From ginormous, multi-day festivals and spectacular one-offs, elaborate tours that stopped in a variety of local stadiums, clubs and amphitheaters and hard-to-get-into, exclusive small-venue experiences, music fans turned out in droves to catch these performances. Whether it was the double-header of hip-hop/R&B king and queen Jay-Z and Beyoncé at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, the first headlining arena show from ...
Tags: Music, Beyonce, Jay Z, Church, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Wings, Things To Do, Soccer, Egypt, Ozzy Osbourne, Ariana Grande, Broadway, Hugh Jackman, Elton John


K-pop girl group Red Velvet adds second Southern California show after first one sells out in a Pasadena minute

K-pop girl group Red Velvet has added a second night at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in February after tickets for the first show sold out in less than an hour. The original Pasadena show on Feb. 8 would have been Red Velvet’s opening night on its first-ever tour in the United States. Now the second show, added to the calendar a day earlier on Feb. 7, will have that honor. Tickets for the new second show go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 22. Prices range from $69-$199. The five young women o...
Tags: Microsoft, Los Angeles, Sport, Staples, Chicago, Things To Do, Soccer, United States, Time Magazine, Newark, Pasadena, Staples Center, Ticketmaster, Southern California, Concerts, Red Velvet


New Year’s Eve 2019: Ozzy Osbourne reflects on life, drugs and music ahead of ringing in the New Year with Ozzfest at The Forum

It should really come as no surprise that the Prince of Darkness isn’t all that into Christmas. Ozzy Osbourne, who fronted the legendary metal band Black Sabbath, said he’s not keen on all the surrounding hoopla. Bright, twinkling lights, holly jolly music, Rudolph and Santa Claus really don’t mesh well with the black clothing, dark eyeliner and horror and war-themed lyrical content of Sabbath and Osbourne’s extensive solo catalog. “I’d been telling Sharon for years I want to work through Christ...
Tags: Music, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, United States, Ozzy Osbourne, Santa Claus, Santa, Jack, New Year's Eve, Joe, Black Sabbath, Southern California, Concerts


4 impressions of Travis Scott’s Astroworld tour and first sold-out show at the Forum

To say that Travis Scott is having a moment right now is an understatement. “Astroworld,” his third full-length album, debuted at No. 1 in August, his second consecutive collection to do so, made Top 10 lists for best records of 2018 for outlets such as Rolling Stone, Billboard, Complex and Uproxx, while also earning a Grammy nomination for best rap album. Tickets for his current Wish You Were Here tour quickly sold-out two nights at the Forum this week and a just-announced second leg of the tou...
Tags: Kim Kardashian, Beyonce, Jay Z, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Kylie Jenner, Bjork, Uproxx, Staples Center, Kanye, Jenner, Southern California


New Year’s Eve 2019: 20 events to go laugh, sing and dance in the New Year in Southern California

There never seems to be a shortage of things to do on New Year’s Eve in Southern California. Sure, you’ll have to fork out the extra cash for the surge pricing of a Lyft or Uber, but 2018 has been a beast and it may be a time to hire a babysitter, get all dressed up and find an event that includes an open bar. This year’s variety of experiences includes everything from burlesque and circus performances, live heavy metal, punk rock, electronic, ’80s and jazz music and comedy shows with lots of pa...
Tags: Music, Comedy, New York, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Ozzy Osbourne, Broadway, West Coast, Mia, East Coast, New Year's Eve, Livenation, Southern California, Ontario


Ed Sheeran Tops Pollstar 2018 Global Touring Chart, Taylor Swift Dominates US

Tour trade publication Pollstar tracked more than 44,000 live concerts in 2018 logging in a record-setting $10.4 billion total gross and 152.1 million tickets sold.  Ed Sheeran topped the year grossing a whopping $432 million, an all time touring record. Pollstar's Top 100 World Wide tours totaled $5.6 billion U.S. dollars with 59.8 million tickets sold to 3,691 events.  The Top Ten of the Worldwide Tour chart surpassed $2 billion in grosses for the first time. The Top 100 North American...
Tags: Music, Taylor Swift, Washington, US, Ed Sheeran, Live Music, Bruno Mars, Drake, Aeg, Pink, Justin Timberlake, Swift, Music Business, Live & Touring, Concerts, Touring


Donald Glover gives Childish Gambino an epic send-off with his final two shows at The Forum

Throughout his This Is America Tour, singer-songwriter, actor, writer, director, producer and stand-up comedian Donald Glover told audiences that they had purchased tickets to the last-ever Childish Gambino tour. In a series of interviews with various media outlets, Glover said his reason for giving up his long-running musical alter-ego was that he felt it had run its course and he wants to focus on other things including his award-winning TV series, “Atlanta.” That doesn’t mean the 35-year-old ...
Tags: Music, America, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Golden Globes, Concerts, Mary, Anaheim, Dallas Texas, Donald Glover, Glover, Nancy Wilson, Indio, Redbone, Childish Gambino


4 Tips For Ensuring Your Live Music VIP Experience A Smash Hit

VIP experiences are on the rise in the music industry, giving cash-laden fans premium access and a variety of perks, and while organizers and attendees both seem to win out on the face of it, getting VIP ticketing right is easier said than done. Here we look at four tips for ensuring both customers and venues come out on top. ___________________________ Guest post by Chris Zaldua for Eventbrite One of the fastest growing trends in the live music business, particularly within music f...
Tags: Music, Marketing, San Francisco, Guest Post, Live Music, Music Business, Live & Touring, Concerts, D.I.Y, Chris Zaldua


Live it up like it’s the ’80s when NostalgiaCon comes to Anaheim next year

For one weekend only the ’80s are coming back in a big way. NostalgiaCon, the Ultimate ’80s Reunion, will be taking over the Anaheim Convention Center on July 4-6 and will include anything and everything from the colorful decade that gave pop culture MTV, Cabbage Patch Dolls, “Back to the Future,” Duran Duran, Madonna, Cyndi Lauper and so much more. “NostalgiaCon is what you get when you mash up the ’80s with a Comic-Con and Coachella,” creator Manny Ruiz, chairman and CEO of The Wolfington Comp...
Tags: Music, America, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Mtv, Music Festivals, Concerts, Anaheim, Anaheim Convention Center, Manny Ruiz, Top Stories OCR, Music + Concerts, CarSaver, Duran Duran Madonna Cyndi Lauper, The Wolfington Companies


Taylor Swift Uses Facial Recognition At Shows To Stop Stalkers

The use of facial recognition at live events has become public with the recent report that it was used at Taylor Swift’s Rose Bowl concert on May 18th to spot potential stalkers.  A facial recognition camera was placed into a kiosk that ostensibly displayed rehearsal clips of Taylor’s Reputation tour, according to Rolling Stone. As visitors viewed the video clips, snapshots of their faces were sent to a Nashville “command post” where they were cross-referenced with Taylor’s known stalke...
Tags: Music, Taylor Swift, China, Netflix, Nashville, Taylor, Facial Recognition, Music Business, Music Tech, Live & Touring, Concerts, Bruce Houghton, Madison Square Garden, Wikimedia Commons, Mike Downing, Blink Identity


5 impressions of the new version of Fleetwood Mac and its first concert at the Forum

Fleetwood Mac played the first of three shows at the Forum on Tuesday and yes, despite what you’ve thought or heard, it is still Fleetwood Mac even without Lindsey Buckingham, the longtime singer-guitarist was ousted earlier this year. Is it the same band it was? No. And neither is it the same band it was before Buckingham and singer Stevie Nicks joined in the mid-’70s and – with members Christine McVie, John McVie and Mick Fleetwood – made Fleetwood Mac one of the biggest acts in the world. The...
Tags: Mac, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, House, Ariana Grande, Willie Nelson, Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Nicks, Florence, Staples Center, Finn, Southern California, Concerts, Lindsey Buckingham, Buckingham


Ariana Grande adds an extra evening at Staples Center to The Sweetener World Tour

Due to popular demand pop star Ariana Grande has added a second evening at Staples Center (1111 S. Figueroa St.) in Los Angeles to The Sweetener World Tour on May 7. Grande had already announced the stop on May 6 at the L.A. venue, as well as an evening at The Forum (3900 W. Manchester Blvd.) in Inglewood on May 10. Earlier this month, Grande released the much anticipated new music video for her recent single “thank u, next” which pays homage to films such as “Mean Girls,” “Bring It On,” “Legall...
Tags: Music, Nicki Minaj, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Ariana Grande, Florence, Staples Center, Concerts, Inglewood, Mike Shinoda, KROQ, Manchester Blvd, Music + Concerts, Figueroa St


Ariana Grande adds an extra show at Staples Center to The Sweetener World Tour

Due to popular demand pop star Ariana Grande has added a second evening at Staples Center in Los Angeles to The Sweetener World Tour on May 7. Grande had already announced the stop on May 6 at the L.A. venue, as well as an evening at The Forum in Inglewood on May 10. Earlier this month, Grande released the much anticipated new music video for her recent single “thank u, next” which pays homage to films such as “Mean Girls,” “Bring It On,” “Legally Blonde” and “13 Going on 30.” She’ll be on the r...
Tags: Music, Nicki Minaj, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Ariana Grande, Stevie Wonder, Florence, Staples Center, Concerts, Inglewood, Mike Shinoda, KROQ, Redondo Beach, Music + Concerts


Stevie Wonder brings out superstar surprise guests and celebrates life, love and music at his House Full of Toys/Hope Benefit Concert

Stevie Wonder knows how to throw a party. His 22nd Annual House Full of Toys Benefit Concert, held at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday night, Dec. 9, was a joyous occasion with lots of audience sing-a-longs, surprise superstar guests and it was an evening filled with love and hope. The annual celebration has served as a massive toy drive for the L.A. area as Wonder’s We Are You Foundation non-profit distributes the toys to children, people with disabilities and families in need during the...
Tags: Music, Texas, Holidays, California, Germany, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, House, Stevie Wonder, Willie Nelson, Florence, Staples Center, Nelson, Concerts


4 things about Florence and the Machine, Mike Shinoda and the second night of KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas at the Forum

On the second day of Almost Acoustic Christmas my KROQ sent to me: One, Florence and the Machine, two, Death Cab for Cutie, and a whole lot of empty seats in the Forum. Is that sacrilegious? Not the butchering of the classic holiday song, but pointing out that Night 2 of the 29th annual KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas was perhaps not the gift that every fan wanted to unwrap on Sunday in Inglewood? Sorry, but them’s the facts: While the music was great, the artists engaging, the show failed to fil...
Tags: Holidays, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Bastille, Coachella, Patti Smith, Orange County, Florence, Morrissey, Florence Welch, Linkin Park, Southern California, Concerts, Patricia


Limp Bizkit, Suicidal Tendencies, Hatebreed and more will play the 12th Annual Musink in March

The annual Musink Tattoo Convention & Music Festival will return to the OC Fair & Event Center (88 Fair Drive) in Costa Mesa for a 12th year Friday, March 8-Sunday, March 10. Curated and co-produced by Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker, the annual fest brings together a melting pot of Southern California culture that includes hundreds of world-renowned tattoo artists, classic and rare cars and, of course, live music. The 2019 line-up will feature Suicidal Tendencies, Hatebreed, Sick of It All, Ble...
Tags: Music, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Limp Bizkit, Music Festivals, Southern California, Concerts, Ward, Travis Barker, Costa Mesa, Zooey Deschanel, KROQ, Hollywood Palladium, Musink, Top Stories OCR


Top 5 highlights from night one of KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas at The Forum

It’s that time of year again, when the Fabulous Forum in Inglewood becomes even more magical as its exterior is shrouded with brilliant red and green light and a towering Christmas tree greets patrons in the parking lot. Thousands of fans filed into the venue Saturday night,, Dec. 8 for the sold-out night one of the 29th annual KROQ 106.7/FM Almost Acoustic Christmas which featured sets by the Smashing Pumpkins, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Third Eye Blind, Greta Van Fleet, Bad Religion, AFI, The Int...
Tags: Music, Holidays, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, David Bowie, Santa Claus, Michigan, Mars, Santa, Billy Corgan, Jared Leto, Florence, Tim Armstrong


M. Ward and Zooey Deschanel’s She & Him revel in the holiday spirit at The Wiltern

The mood was festive at The Wiltern in Los Angeles on Thursday night, Dec. 6, as dozens of guests dressed for the season, dolled up with sparkly Santa hats, Christmas light necklaces, elf costumes, ugly Christmas sweaters and sweater dresses and glittery garland repurposed as fancy, fluffy boas. For the first time ever, folk and indie pop duo She & Him, comprised of singer-songwriter and noted guitarist M. Ward and actress and singer-songwriter Zooey Deschanel, took the opportunity to perform se...
Tags: Music, Holidays, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Kendrick Lamar, Santa, Mariah Carey, Will Ferrell, Christmas Party, Concerts, San Bernardino, Wiltern, Kelly, Ward


Beyoncé & JAY-Z Headline 2018 Global Citizen Festival in South Africa to Honor Nelson Mandela’s Legacy (VIDEO + PHOTOS)

If you’ve never seen a crowd in South Africa go apesh*t, look no further than Beyoncé and JAY-Z’s headlining performance at the 2018 Global Citizen Festival. This past Sunday (Dec. 2), at approximately 2:45 p.m. EST (9:45 p.m. SAST), the Carters took to the stage for their last concert of the year. After literally killing stadiums all over North America and Europe for their “OTR II” tour, Bey and Jay took their talents to Johannesburg to pay homage to the late great Nelson Mandela in honor of wh...
Tags: Videos, Europe, Music, Celebs, Beyonce, Jay-z, South Africa, Nelson Mandela, Ed Sheeran, Hip Hop, Paris, Pop Culture, Jazz, Pharrell, Nice, Johannesburg


Father John Misty, Haim, Rivers Cuomo and more will perform at The California Wildfires Benefit Concert in Los Angeles

Singer-songwriter Father John Misty and Los Angeles-based concert production company Goldenvoice have partnered for The California Wildfires Benefit Concert, which will take place at The Theatre at The Ace Hotel (929 S. Broadway) in L.A. on Tuesday, Dec. 18. The line-up will include intimate performances by Father John Misty as well as Haim, Jeff Bhasker, Jonathan Wilson, Lucius, Mac DeMarco, Fun frontman Nate Ruess, Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo, Rostam, comedian Tim Heidecker, Weyes Blood and other sp...
Tags: Music, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Broadway, Southern California, Concerts, Namm, Anaheim, John Misty, Tony Bennett, Goldenvoice, Michael Feinstein, Top Stories LADN