Photos & Words: The Voidz @ The Wiltern Theatre, February 2, 2019

Photos & Words: The Voidz @ The Wiltern Theatre, February 2, 2019

The Voidz played their first proper show in LA since last March’s residency at the Masonic Lodge coinciding with the release of their latest album, Virtue. Although singer Julian Casablancas now lives on our coast, the relentless rain that poured down on the sold out crowd outside the venue was more reminiscent of his hometown New York. After opening performances by fellow Cult Records artist, Promiseland, and LA’s own No Age, The Voidz started off with a special three and a half minute cover of Kraftwerk’s Europe Endless with Julian providing….

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Photos: Snail Mail @ The Novo, January 23, 2019

Photos: Snail Mail @ The Novo, January 23, 2019

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Photos: Parquet Courts @ The Novo, January 23, 2019

Photos: Parquet Courts @ The Novo, January 23, 2019

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Live Review: Snail Mail @ The Novo, January 23, 2019

Live Review: Snail Mail @ The Novo, January 23, 2019


It’s hardly a secret that the indie singer-songwriter space is being dominated by talented females these days. Right there among the front of the pack is Lindsey Jordan, who records under the name Snail Mail. Her live band is currently a study four-piece rock unit–rhythm section of Alex Bass & Ray Brown alongside a new gal on guitar whose name I didn’t catch. Looking smart in all black in her first return to L.A. proper (not counting Coachella ’18) since a pair of sold out shows at the Bootleg Theater last summer, she held the stage with confidence and real presence, effortlessly crushing her well-oiled set.

On the bill alongside Brooklyn art punk lads Parquet Courts at The Novo (separate review forthcoming), the show felt like a co-headline, with an eager crowd packed in on the floor for her early opening set—no mean feat getting to downtown for an 8:00 pm start on a weeknight, compounded further by extra traffic for the Elton John show next door at Staples Center. Her fans responded with approval at the start of each new song in the set, comprised from her acclaimed debut LP, Lush.

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Photos: Sharon Van Etten @ Amoeba Music, January 17, 2019

Photos: Sharon Van Etten @ Amoeba Music, January 17, 2019

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