The Fonda Theatre
Time Out says
Posted: Tue Oct 2 2012
Although it's named after a Hollywood legend, the Fonda Theatre now concentrates on music, hosting alt-rock favorites such as the Magnetic Fields and the Hold Steady. It's a handsome room and the sound is decent enough, but parking in the neighborhood can be a real trial on weekends.
The Fonda Theatre 6126 Hollywood Blvd
between N El Centro Ave & N Gower St
Hollywood & West Hollywood
What's on at The Fonda Theatre
Aussie five-piece Boy & Bear is oft compared to Mumford & Sons, but a closer listen reveals a warm, wistful sound that gently stirs together equal parts folk, indie and the sunnier side of '70s rock. The band plays a one-night-only LA gig in support of...
This agreeably odd indie trio plays melodic, fluid punk-funk and arty post-pop complete with synths, Antony Hegarty-style vocals and the odd birdsong sample. Hear the Baltimore-based group, signed to venerable British label 4AD, perform Singles (their...
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Bluegrass, Indie rock, Folk
Minnesota quintet Trampled by Turtles takes the high-tempo thrash method of Slayer and applies it to bluegrass, along with some seriously furious fiddling, banjo plucking and mandolin strumming. The country rockers drop in to play from their latest release,...
Singer-songwriter, Alternative rock
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Sunny singer-songwriter James Keogh (aka Vance Joy) releases his debut album, Dream Your Life Away, this fall, following the breakout success of last year's EP, God Loves You When You're Dancing—single "Riptide" has been in heavy radio rotation since....
Yelle may sing and rap in French, but her goofy energy and terminally catchy ’80s-style electropop know no borders—this is the international language of partying. You may also know her from a guest spot on the remix of Katy Perry's "Hot 'n' Cold." The...