About Pass The Aux

Elohim at Fonda Theatre photo by Tim Aarons

If you’ve ever taken a long road trip, you’ve long been familiar with the phrase “pass the aux” — or “pass me the aux cord.”

When I would take long road trips with my best friends or older siblings, getting your turn at controlling the music was an exhilarating but also nerve-wracking predicament. You could be as consistent as they come at picking the right tunes, yet your friends never fail to remind you of the time you played Sheryl Crow’s “Soak Up the Sun.” All it takes is one bad track and you’re back at the end of the line, the auxiliary cord passed to the next person, playlist at the ready.

Pass The Aux was founded by Mark Ortega in August 2016 after I had written for various music publications for the previous few years. Follow us for show announcements, concert reviews, weekly concert calendars, ticket giveaways, interviews, and widespread festival coverage.

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Courtney Barnett at Pico Union Project photo by Danielle Gornbein

BANDS COVERED BY PASS THE AUX (195):

Above & Beyond
Afrojack
Aja Volkman
Alex Lahey
Alice Glass
All Tvvins
Anderson .Paak
Angus and Julia Stone
Asgeir
Autograf
Basecamp
Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals
Best Coast
Betty Who
Billie Eilish (2)
Bishop Briggs
Black Pistol Fire
Blonde Summer
Blue Hawaii
Bob Moses
Brandi Carlile
Broken Social Scene
Bruno Major (2)
Bully
Buzzy Lee
Cameron Avery
Caroline Smith
Charli XCX + SOPHIE
Charlotte Cardin
Cherrie
Cherry Glazerr
CHVRCHES
City and Colour
CLARA-NOVA
Clean Bandit
Cold War Kids
Courtney Barnett

Courtney Barnett + Kurt Vile
Craig David
Creeper Lagoon
Cuco
Cults
Dave Chappelle
Day Wave
DEGA
Dorian Electra
Dorothy
Dream Wife
Dua Lipa
Durand Jones & The Indications
Electric Guest (2)
ELM
Elohim
Eryn Allen Kane
Fazerdaze
Fever High
Flume
Francis and the Lights
G-Eazy
Gary Clark Jr.
Generationals
Gogol Bordello
Goldroom
Grace Mitchell (2)
GROZ
HAERTS
HAIM
Hana Vu
Heather Woods Broderick
Hundred Waters
Illuminati Hotties
Injury Reserve
Japanese Breakfast
Jen Cloher
Jenny O
Jhene Aiko
Jimmy Eat World
John Mayer
Joseph Arthur
Julia Jacklin (2)
Julien Baker (2)
K. Flay
Kali Uchis
Kasabian
Kate Nash
Kelsey Lu
Kimbra
Kings of Leon
Kitten
Krewella
L.A. Witch
Lauren Ruth Ward
Lido
Lisa Hannigan (2)
Lissie
Little Dragon
Lo Moon (2)
London Jade
Lucius
Luna Shadows
Majid Jordan
Madeline Kenney
Madi Diaz
Malik Ninety Five
Margo Price
Marian Hill
Melkbelly
Mia Dyson
Michelle Branch
Miguel
Mitski

Montell2099
Mr Jukes
Mt. Joy
MUNA
Mura Masa
Natalie Prass
Neon Indian
Night Talks (2)
Niia
Noah Cyrus
Noah Gundersen
Oddisee
Old Man Saxon
Olivier St. Louis
Overcoats
Party Favor
Pearl Charles
Pell
Penguin Prison
Phantogram
Phoebe Bridgers (2 / 3 / 4)
Porcelain Raft
Portugal. The Man (2 / 3)
Potty Mouth
PUP
Pusha T
Pussy Riot
Ray Little
Rise Against
Ron Gallo
Royal Blood
Royksopp
Sampha
Sevdaliza
SHAED
Sir Sly
Slowdive
Smoke Season
Snail Mail
Snow Patrol
Soccer Mommy (2)
Spoon
Starcrawler
STRFKR
Sugar Candy Mountain
Sunflower Bean
Swsh
Sylvan Esso
Tash Sultana
Tei Shi (2)
Tennis
The Belle Game
The Dig
The Hush Sound
The Japanese House (2)
The Palms (2)
The Soft White Sixties
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The Strypes
The Underachievers
Tinashe
Tristen
Warm Brew
Warpaint
Washed Out
Welles
White Reaper
Wild Belle
Wild Child
Wolf Alice
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Young Fathers
Zara Larsson
Zola Jesus