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  • Bob Mould may not be a household name but the artists he influenced and inspired during his time fronting bands Husker Du and Sugar as well as a later solo career are quite well known.
  • After making the small clubs of Los Angeles their personal playground to trumpet and hype the release of their newest studio (garage, rather, as it was recorded in Dave Grohl's Encino garage) release, Wasting Light, the Foo Fighters recently made their arena return to the Forum for their first full blown show in over three years.
  • With the prevalence and rise of events such as the Electronic Daisy Carnival, electronic dance music has started to finally reach a true audience here in North America. Massive tours from the likes of Deadmau5 and Daft Punk have trailblazed the scene and brought an entire new audience to the genre.
  • Spanish football powerhouse Real Madrid traveled to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum to face off against the Los Angeles Galaxy in an international friendly as part of the 2011 World Football Challenge. The La Liga giants dominated the top MLS team winning 4-1 with a stunning goal from superstar Cristiano Ronaldo just after halftime.
  • President Obama made a stop in Los Angeles yesterday for three fundraising events to kickstart his 2012 Presidential Re-Election Campaign. The trip, the second he has made to Los Angeles in less than six months, included two private dinner fundraisers with high powered Hollywood money and one that was open to the public for a campaign donation. President Obama's message was clear; the work that was started with his election in 2008 was just the...
  • Here we go, the final installment before the exodus begins. Hope you packed your sunscreen as temps may peak near triple digits. Have fun be safe and rock on! PREVIOUSLY: Coachella 2011: Top 10 Bands Not To Miss (Day 1) | Coachella 2011: Top 10 Bands Not To Miss (Day 2) | Coachella 2011 Set Times Announced: Got Conflicts?
  • (Photo by Lisa Brenner, Used with permission) Less than two days remain until the quiet fields of Indio will be the filled with the sounds of electronic, rock, punk, metal, hip hop, math rock, gypsy punk, synth-pop, rock en espanol, ambient, trip-hop, big beat, dance, funk and oodles of other sub-genres. Yesterday we gave you the Top 10 Bands Not To Miss during Day 1 of Coachella. Today, we present our picks for Day...
  • (Photo by Joey Maloney, Used with permission) It's that time again, kids. Pack your skinny jeans, sun hats, ironic sunglasses and questionable footwear because the annual migration to the Empire Polo Grounds is upon us. We have rocked through the 150+ bands playing over the next three days to present to you a few choice selections not to miss during the Big Carrot Festival Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. These are just, like,...
  • After nearly two years of non-stop, worldwide touring, including a few stops in the LA area, 30 Seconds to Mars received a hometown welcome Saturday night playing to a completely sold out Gibson Amphitheater. Frontman Jared Leto, always the showman, did not disappoint the 8000+ devoted "Echelon" fans imploring them to "reach deep and let go" and to "have the time of their lives."
  • Sometimes surprise/secret shows are truly just that. What was billed as a headlining showcase for the Omar Rodriguez Lopez Group turned into an impromptu Mars Volta performance when Volta vocalist Cedric Bixler-Zavala joined co-founder Lopez for the show. Even before the addition of Bixler-Zavala to the group, the line was one of the longest seen at the festival with fans without badges lining up for the 12:50am show at around 2pm for the small chance...

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