Theatre of Living Arts

  • Retro and Future Talk with Livingmore

    Had they gotten their start about 20 years ago, Livingmore would surely have been sharing the stages of the TLA and the Trocadero with the likes of Morningwood, Shiny Toy Guns, and Kill Hannah during my college years.   The LA quartet kick out sassy and sparkly post-punk jams whose...
  • Get Angsty with Poppy, This Fri. at the TLA

    Teen angst never really goes out of style… Whether you’re a thirtysomething music critic and humanities professor; or a twentysomething singer, songwriter, model, YouTube celebrity, performance artist, and author; the teen angst aesthetic would still seem to remain the most fun and popularly appealing way to stick it to...
  • Catch Up with Metronomy, This Sat. and the TLA

    Although it has finally gotten a bit chilly and the touring season is still yet to kick into full swing, this Saturday, February 1st, Theatre of Living Arts will be hosting a great reason to come out… the return of Metronomy!  The English indietronica outfit, led by Joseph Mount...
  • Meg & Dia, Coming Soon to the Foundry: “Expect a dance party basically.”

    Although it’s been quite some time since the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection caught up with alt-poppers Meg & Dia, the sisters have been quite busy since reuniting last year, putting out two full-length LPs: Happysad (their first since 2011) and December, Darling, a holiday album that...
  • Buckcherry, Still Keepin’ It R-Rated, After All These Years (7/27 at the TLA)

    2019 marks the twentieth anniversary of the self-titled debut of arguably the last truly great “Rock’N’Roll” band, Buckcherry.  20 years ago the Sunset Strip rockers rose to fame with “Lit Up,” possibly the ‘90s most anthemic ode to blow.  They were equal parts glamorous sleaze and bluesy swagger, halfway...
  • Check Out Your Smith’s Brand New Single and Music Video, Out Today

    Today our good friend Your Smith (formerly Caroline Smith) released her latest single (and accompanying lyric video, directed by Gemma Warren), “Wild Wild Woman,” on Neon Gold Records.  The single follows up her Neon Gold debut, Bad Habit EP, which dropped last year and which I characterized as, “Boast...
  • Tyler Zarzeka Talks Drumming, Appearing with Kiiara Tuesday at the TLA

    This Tuesday Tyler Zarzeka returns to the TLA for another headlining show after only slightly more than a month, although you likely won’t see his name on the South Street marquee… Tyler Zarzeka is a session drummer who grew up in SoCal’s emo/pop punk scene.  He attended Musicians Institute...
  • Another Side of Sister Sparrow

    This past Friday, October 12th, Arleigh Kincheloe, better known as Sister Sparrow, bandleader of blues rockers Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds, released her first-full-length since 2016’s The Weather Below.  The album, Gold, is Kincheloe’s first release as a mother and her first solo album.  The Dirty Birds are...
  • Kate Nash, On Going Back to Pop and Learning to Wrestle

    So, Kate Nash hasn’t exactly been missing, but it has been a while since we’ve heard from her… musically at least.  Last month the British songstress released Yesterday Was Forever, her first full-length since 2013’s Girl Talk, and earlier this month she kicked off her first US tour in...