Cults at The Constellation Room

words + photos by Joe Cortez

New York indie pop outfit Cults stopped by Santa Ana’s Constellation Room on Monday night, November 6 and treated the packed OC audience with their ethereal delights. Moody and atmospheric, the band’s set included past favorites and new tracks from the band’s stellar new release, “Offering” (available now).

Check out my photos from the night below. For more on Cults, including upcoming tour dates, be sure to visit cultscultscults.com.

Hoodie Allen at The Fonda

words + photos by Joe Cortez

NY emcee Hoodie Allen checked in with his LA fans this past Monday night, October 30 at The Fonda Theatre for a pre-Halloween date during his The Hype World Tour. Decked out in Stranger Things-inspired attire, Hoodie and his crew delivered a fiery set that dazzled and wowed. Check out my photos from the night below and for more on Hoodie Allen be sure to visit hoodieallen.com.

TORRES at The Teragram Ballroom

photos by Hector Vergara

Indie rock dynamo TORRES stopped by LA’s Teragram Ballroom to deliver a charged and empassioned set on Monday night, October 16 featuring tracks off her latest release, “Three Futures” (available now via  4AD). Check out Hector’s photos from the night below and for more on TORRES be sure to visit  torreslovesyou.com.

Belle Game and Broken Social Scene at The Wiltern

words + photos by Joe Cortez

Direct from Vancouver, B.C. comes the lush and emotionally charged crush-pop four piece Belle Game. Having recently released their sophomore LP, “Fear/Nothing,” (available now via Arts & Crafts) the band stopped by LA’s Wiltern Theatre for the last night of their US tour supporting Broken Social Scene.

Check out my photos from the night, also featuring Broken Social Scene, below. For more on Belle Vame be sure to visit  thebellegame.com.

Belle Game Photo Gallery

Broken Social Scene Photo Gallery

Elettrodomestico at The Satellite

words + photos by Joe Cortez

The incomparable Jane Wiedlin (of the Go-Go’s) and guitarist/songwriter Pietro Straccia stopped by Silverlake’s Satellite this past Friday night, October 27 with their new rock combo, Elettrodomestico. Having just wrapped up a brief tour to christen the release of their debut LP, “If You’re a Boy or a Girl,” (available now) Wiedlin and Straccia brought the house down with a collection of new tracks alongside a couple hits (“Our Lips Are Sealed” and “We Got The Beat”) from Wiedlin’s other band.

Check out my photos from the night below. For more on Elettrodomestico be sure to visit elettrodomesticoband.com.

Lose Yr Mind at The North Warehouse - 10.20.17 & 10.21.17

words + photos by Joe Cortez

In a vacant warehouse deep within the recesses of Portland's underbelly over the course of a Friday and Saturday night in October, the annual Lose Yr Mind fest took place. Check out my photos from both nights below featuring:

The Ghost Ease, Chastity Belt, Wand, Frankie and the Witch Fingers, Blackwater Holylight, Public Eye, Tacocat and Twin Peaks.