All posts by Elizabeth Goran

Bad Suns @ The Fonda 6/23

If anyone told me that the slightly chubby kid with a bowl cut who I saw walking around my elementary school campus would become a rockstar, I probably would not have believed them. Bad Suns, fronted by lead singer Christo Bowman (aforementioned chubby bowl cut kid), showed that they are a force to be reckoned ...

COIN @ The Troubadour 6/16

At their second sold out show in their two night stay at the Troubadour, indie band COIN amazed the audience with their energy and passion. Following a strong opening set from A R I Z O N A, COIN took the stage to “Feeling,” off their new album, “How Will You Know If You Never ...

SINGLE OF THE WEEK: MILKK – Pacific Kiss

Despite only having been a full trio for less than a month, and only existing for almost two, indie-pop group MILKK are making waves with their first single, “Pacific Kiss.” The Nashville/Minneapolis based group took inspiration from LA for their newest single, referencing Malibu and Pacific Coast Highway (highway one, as they call it), drawing ...

Album Review: “come out. you’re hiding” by Flor

Indie-rock band Flor released their first album after signing with the powerful label Fueled by Ramen, called come out. you’re hiding, on May 19th. Filled with a diverse set of tracks, the Portland/LA-based group proved that they have the talent and songwriting abilities to make it big. With light pastel colors sweeping the album cover ...

Astrid S @ The Troubadour 5/17

Norwegian pop princess Astrid S played a short, yet fantastic set to a sold-out crowd at the Troubadour in Los Angeles last night. Despite the fact that it was her first show in Los Angeles, and only her second in the US, fans were singing along throughout the set and constantly demonstrating their admiration. Astrid was overwhelmed ...

Real Friends @ The Regent 5/12

Following strong sets by four other bands, Illinois-based pop-punk band Real Friends played to an energetic crowd at the Regent Theatre in Los Angeles on Friday night. From the first song of their set, the pit quickly opened up and crowdsurfers started flying over the crowd. The entire room was full of fans, who were ...

Lewis Watson @ The Troubadour 5/6

Two and a half years after his first performance at the Troubadour in Los Angeles, Lewis Watson played to a crowd of eager fans, some coming from hundreds of miles away to see the singer-songwriter’s show. I have been to the Troubadour many times, as it is my favorite venue, and I have never seen ...

SINGLE OF THE WEEK: “Millennial Attraction” by Hardcastle

Alternative band and WQHS faves Hardcastle are back at it again with their new release, “Millennial Attraction.” With a opening line that invokes The 1975, one of their biggest inspirations, the song immediately makes the listener want to drop everything and dance. Produced by Hardcastle and Jive, and mixed by Jive and Brian Foraker, who boasts ...

Spotlight on With Confidence

Following the release of their debut album Better Weather in 2016, Australian pop-punk band With Confidence have been garnering dedicated supporters from all around the world. Formed by a group of high school friends in 2013, the quartet has faced unprecedented success in their short time together. The group, which consists of Jayden Seeley, Inigo ...

Waterparks @ Black Box at Underground Arts 3/1

Packed into the tiny Black Box at Underground Arts on Wednesday were a wide variety of people, all joined together to see pop-punk band Waterparks on their first U.S. tour. From older men starting circle pits and crowdsurfing to young middle school aged girls who looked and acted like they belonged more at a One ...