Follow along with my SXSW 2018 travel journal here! I’m in Austin for the whole week to catch many dope bands.
I’m on a flight to Austin for SXSW as the week kicks off, but that doesn’t mean I won’t still have some FOMO of the shows happening in LA. Noel Gallagher, Charli XCX, and Four Tet are just some of the quality gigs among my Best Shows This Week calendar — check it out!
Fresh off a mesmerizing daytime set at Air and Style 2018, alt R&B band Wet have announced three southern California shows — including two LA dates — for this June. The band also shared the first song from their yet-to-be-announced sophomore album, give it a listen and set reminders on tickets!
Los Angeles-based indie folk five-piece Mt. Joy played the first show in support of their newly-released debut self-titled album, and it happened to be their first-ever sold-out Los Angeles show, at the Moroccan Lounge in DTLA! Check out our review and photo gallery here.
SXSW 2018 music week is right around the corner! I know it can be overwhelming thinking about all the bands that will play, and trust me — I’m getting anxiety too. But to help alleviate that I’ve narrowed down to 20 acts I consider can’t miss during the week.
I’ve always imagined that New York gypsy punk band Gogol Bordello would be who plays the afterparty after your team wins the Quidditch Cup and Monday night they were at the Fonda Theatre with that kind of party in tow. Check out our review and photos!
Rising teen pop singer Billie Eilish kicked off the first of two hometown sold-out shows at the El Rey in a style all her own. The unapologetic star only knows how to do things one way — her way. Check out our review and photos from the show here!
Lucius concluded their three-night stay at the Largo at the Coronet on Monday night in support of their new acoustic album NUDES. Jackson Browne stopped in as a guest! Check out our full gallery and recap of the show here.
Budding indie-pop act CLARA-NOVA performed at the Moroccan Lounge on Sunday night and we were there! The show also featured standout sets from The Mynabirds and Rainstorm Brother. Check out our photo gallery here!
Warpaint guitarist and vocalist Theresa Wayman has dropped the first song from her upcoming debut solo album, due to drop sometime this spring. Give “Love Leaks” a listen and find out some more about the project.