Franz Ferdinand Play at Jimmy Kimmel Live

Posted on May 17, 2018 by in Entertainment

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Jared Cabrera

Chronicle Reporter

Franz Ferdinand came to Jimmy Kimmel’s concert stage to perform 2 songs to be televised in order to support their latest release “Always Ascending”. They started off with one of their singles “Glimpse of Love” then led to “Paper Cages”. The band has been on a heavy scheduled tour and yesterday they played a sold out show at The Wiltern. The band continues to embark on their tour and are still playing their dance and rock heavy songs that started their career. As the singer Alex Kapranos jumps and sways across the stage he always knows how to be such a great front man. New band members Julian Victor Corrie and Dino Bardot both provide so much more of a deeper sound to their new album and performances that give the band a more of a bigger performances.

After their 2 songs the band played 2 more new songs and 1 classic from their platinum selling debut album. Before the show I managed to conduct a small interview with Paul Thompson one of the bands founding members. We discussed his time with recording of their latest album and how it was working with Philippe Zdar who is known for working and producing for artists such as Phoenix, Two Door Cinema Club, and Chromeo. We also talked about other shows and how touring has been for the band. Here is a small clip of the interview:

King Gizzard Live at the Hollywood Palladium

Posted on March 7, 2018 by in Entertainment

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Jared Cabrera

Chronicle Reporter

Australian 7 piece band King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard announced they are having a massive North American tour. The 19 date run starts at the iconic venue the Hollywood Palladium. King Gizzard are to support their 5 albums released last year which are Flying Microtonal Banana, Murder of the Universe, Sketches of Brunswick East, Polygonwanaland, and Gumboot Soup. The band recently announced they are releasing another album sometime this year but details on that are still unclear.

King Gizzard have had a very successful 2017 from being called band of the year by Consequence of Sound, having a spot on best rock albums by Pitchfork, and receiving massive critical acclaim by Rolling Stones magazine. The band is widely known to have amazing shows from having 2 very loud drummers, having amazing background visuals, and this is a band to not miss out on a performance. Check out the full schedule below.

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard 2018 Tour Dates:
05/31 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
06/01 – San Diego, CA @ Observatory North Park
06/02 – San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
06/04 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
06/05 – Vancouver, BC @ The Malkin Bowl
06/06 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox Sodo
06/07 – Missoula, MT @ Monk’s
06/09 – Milwaukee MI @ The Pabst Theater
06/10 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera
06/11 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theater
06/12 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Theater
06/13 – Montreal, QC @ Le National
06/14 – Boston, MA @ Royale
06/15 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
06/18 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
06/19 – Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
06/20 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
06/21 – New Orleans, LA @ Republic New Orleans
06/22 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Outdoors – Waller Creek Amphitheatre

Car Seat Headrest Free Concert at Amoeba Music

Posted on February 6, 2018 by in Entertainment

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Jared Cabrera

Chronicle Reporter

Will Toledo and crew will be playing a free show on Feb 14 at Amoeba music on Hollywood. They will promote their latest Release “Twin Fantasy”. The new album will be on sale on Feb 16 but exclusively for the performance it will be on sale 2 days before the initial release date. There will be a meeting and signing after the concert with the band to get your albums signed. Car Seat Headrest has been getting massive critical acclaim since their last incredible album “Teens of Denial”. Many people will come to this show so be sure to come in an hour early before 6pm to get in.

The new album “Twin Fantasy” is a reboot of their classic album of the same name released in 2011. Car Seat Headrest has gained a huge cult following with their old album but many fans are very surprised and excited to see that Will Toledo has re recorded  the complete album.“It was never a finished work” Toledo says, but finally the album is completed and for fans to fully enjoy.

The Cranberries’ Dolores O’ Riordan Dead at 46

Posted on January 17, 2018 by in Uncategorized

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Jared Cabrera

Hollywood Reporter

Delores O’ Riordan has been announced dead at the age of 46. She is most known for the lead front woman of the famous Irish rock band The Cranberries. Riordan ‘s publicist said she passed away on London staying for a short recording session. Last year The Cranberries released a full length LP “Something Else” full of songs from their catalog stripped down to different renditions. The very first Cranberries album “Everybody Else is Doing it” was released on 1993 then the band went on hiatus in 2003 and returned in 2009. The rest of the band shared their mourning through a statement, “She was an extraordinary talent and we feel very privileged to have been part of her life from 1989 when we started the Cranberries. The world has lost a true artist today.”

Here is an amazing cover of The Cranberries famous single “Linger” by New Jersey based band Real Estate

The original version live on Conan 1993:

Grammy Nominations and more

Posted on November 29, 2017 by in Entertainment, Uncategorized

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Reporter – Jared Cabrera

The 2018 Grammy nominations have been announced and many people are pleased with the results and of course there were a couple of flops. Many mainstream artists and underrated artists had the spotlight to be nominated and noticed by a huge audience. New and upcoming artists like SZA, Khalid, Lil Uzi Vert, and Alessia Cera were nominated for best new artist. Nominations for best album went to Childish Gambino, Jay-Z, Lorde, Bruno Mars, and of course Kendrick Lamar. Each artist had a stellar release and each were critically acclaimed albums and many were satisfied with these nominations. Best alternative album went to Gorillaz, Arcade Fire, Father John Misty, The National, and LCD Soundsystem after the band broke up in 2012 they have returned with an incredible album this year.

R&B performances went to Daniel Ceaser, Kehlani, Bruno Mars, SZA, and Ledsi. Best Rap performances went to Migos, Big Sean, Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, and Cardi B. Best rap album went to Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, Migos, Rapsody, and Tyler the Creator for his fantastic release Flower Boy which many consider his best work. Tyler has recently opened up his own store on Fairfax selling all of his designed clothes and recently his famous music festival in Exposition Park has just passed.

The Grammy nominations have been very impressive this year counting that many people consider every year the nominations are always surrounded by popular and famous artists. Each popular nomination was very diverse genre wise and artist wise. It’s very great to see that the Grammys are being more diverse in their nominations and not missing out on important releases of the year.

 

Weezer takes on Amoeba Music

Posted on November 1, 2017 by in Entertainment

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Chronicle Reporter

Jared Cabrera 

Today at Amoeba music Weezer played a special acoustic set to promote their new album “Pacific Daydream.” In order for fans to attend the show fans had to buy the new album in the day of the release to get a special ticket for the concert. Many fans waited for hours and brought lawn chairs for the wait outside for the concert. But finally when everyone was inside the band came out thanking everyone for coming and looked very proud to play.

Weezer started off by playing their classic hit off of “Blue” with “Say it ain’t so”. Then followed along after with fan favorite from their sophomore album “Pinkerton” the band played “El Scorcho.” But of course they played 3 new songs which were number 1 hit “Feels like summer” “Happy Hour” and “Mexican Fender.” Although with a set of new songs Weezer played a number 1 hit song set list with songs like “Island in the sun’ or “Beverly Hills” to name a few.

Many fans were so delighted and happy to see the band to the point the entire room was singing along. Even famous singer songwriter and Oscar nominated front woman of the “Yeah Yeah Yeahs” Karen O was spotted at the concert. But at the end of the show Weezer left by saying to expect some very big news later this week.

Liam Gallagher Finally back in L.A

Posted on October 11, 2017 by in Entertainment

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  via Warner Bros. Records

Liam Gallagher famous singer songwriter of Oasis and Beady Eye is finally coming to LA to support his latest album. He will be playing at The Wiltern on Nov 14 also playing a couple of shows around North America but is currently on tour in the UK. Liam’s debut solo record “As You Were” has been released via Warner Bros. He will be playing old songs from Oasis and new songs form his latest release for this tour.

“As You Were” has already  become one of the highest selling albums in the UK this year and has been receiving great feedback from fans and critics. Recently Liam played at Cal Jam 2017 a festival made by Foo Fighters in San Bernardino and both played a cover together of famous Beatles song “Come Together.” Liam has been known for putting on incredible shows and during this tour many die hard Oasis fans have been very satisfied with his performances.


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