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2015 Stories by DANIEL KOHN

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  • New Found Glory & Yellowcard

    published November 12, 2015

    For many fans of the pop punk movement of the early 2000s, New Found Glory and Yellowcard represent the best bands from that era. Though their... More >>

  • Missing Persons & Bow Wow Wow

    published November 5, 2015

    The sounds of the ‘80s may have lost steam in the years following the decade, but the impact that the era had on many of today’s pop... More >>

  • King Khan & BBQ Show

    published October 29, 2015

    It’s hard to believe that the Canadian garage rock duo have been around for well over a decade now — with a year split between 2010... More >>

  • Foo Fighters

    published October 15, 2015

    As the band’s celebration of their 20th anniversary rolls on, the one thing you can expect from the Foo Fighters this year is to be... More >>

  • Marilyn Manson

    published October 15, 2015

    What’s All Hallows Eve without the ghoulish growls of Marilyn Manson? Donned in all black, with his face painted white, the rocker feels... More >>

  • Ariel Pink, The Black Lips

    published October 1, 2015

    The last time Ariel Pink and the Black Lips shared the stage at the Observatory, it was at the second Burgerama back in 2013. In the two-plus... More >>

  • Best Coast

    published September 24, 2015

    For their latest album, California Nights, Best Coast went big in every regard. They released the album through Harvest Records, part of the... More >>

  • Kevin Hart

    published September 17, 2015

    Over the past year and a half, Kevin Hart has become a household name and a recognizable face. He’s gradually built his brand of comedy by... More >>

  • Fetty Wap

    published September 17, 2015

    For the better part of 2015, Fetty Wap has been a name many rap and mainstream music fans have become familiar with. Born Willie Maxwell, the... More >>

  • Burger A-Go-Go! Pre-Party

    published September 3, 2015

    Last year’s Burger a-Go-Go featured many awesome aspects, including one of the first major festivals to have a female-only lineup. While... More >>


    published August 20, 2015

    Over the past year, Los Angeles-based duo HOLYCHILD as emerged as one of the brightest young talents. Liz Nistico and Louie Diller have creatively... More >>

  • Jon Lovitz

    published August 13, 2015

    At this point in his career, you could be forgiven if you forgot about Jon Lovitz; however, if that’s the case, you have some explaining to... More >>

  • Craig Robinson

    published August 6, 2015

    Over the past half decade, Craig Robinson has rose from being a bit character on the NBC cult hit The Office to becoming a brilliant... More >>

  • The Lonely Wild

    published July 23, 2015

    For the better part of the latter 2014, Los Angeles-based outfit the Lonely Wild has been carefully crafting their follow-up to their dynamic... More >>

  • Imagine Dragons

    published July 16, 2015

    Few— if any— bands in the past few years have had the ascent like Imagine Dragons have had. A few short years ago, if a group... More >>

  • Pauly Shore

    published July 9, 2015

    For people who came of age in the ‘90s, Pauly Shore will forever be associated with that decade. He first shot to fame as a VJ on MTV,... More >>

  • The Vandals

    published July 2, 2015

    For the better part of the past three and a half decades, Long Beach’s The Vandals have become synonymous with the advances in the OC... More >>

  • Whitney Cummings

    published June 25, 2015

    Over the past half decade, Whitney Cummings has become one of the fastest rising stars in comedy. The UPenn graduate’s sharp-witted,... More >>

  • Hannibal Buress

    published June 18, 2015

    For the better part of the last decade, the 32-year-old has been widely regarded as a one of the most well-respected working comedians. Though... More >>

  • Sinbad

    published June 11, 2015

    At the beginning of the 1990s, you’d be hard-pressed to find a comic who was as popular as Sinbad. Born David Adkins, the 58-year-old is... More >>

  • The Kooks

    published June 4, 2015

    Last September, the English quartet released its fourth studio album, Listen. Unlike their earlier material, the garage rock outfit worked with... More >>

  • Neutral Milk Hotel

    published May 28, 2015

    Before their reunion in 2013, few, if any Neutral Milk Hotel fans would have expected the band to have soldiered on in the fashion it has. After... More >>

  • Cashmere Cat

    published May 21, 2015

    Over the past few years, Norwegian producer Cashmere Cat has become highly sought after. Born Magnus Hoiberg, he burst onto the dance scene in... More >>

  • Aries Spears

    published May 14, 2015

    Over the years, Aries Spears has endeared himself to the comedy community for his quick wit, smarts and fiery brand of humor. The New York native... More >>

  • Local H

    published May 7, 2015

    At this point in the band's nearly 25 year career, Local H has managed to defy convention as a rock two-piece. Though many duos— most... More >>

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