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  • Raquel Peña

    Raquel Peña has been embedded in the L.A. music scene since she was a teen. She's only 4"11 feet tall, so you'll always find her in the front row at shows. She's thrilled to bring her passion for music into a regular column for Los Angeles magazine. Follow her on Instagram @societysditch for concert pix—and picks.

 

Top Tickets: Omar Souleyman, Echo & The Bunnymen, New Edition & More Play L.A. This Week

This week's must-see L.A. shows include a Syrian wedding singer, a British rock band from the '80s, and smooth R&B crooners Read more...

Top Tickets: Motley Crue, Tori Amos, Missing Persons & More

This week's must-see L.A. concerts include a show by the ultimate '80s hair rockers who are out on their final tour before they "retire" Read more...

Top Tickets: Cher, KISS, X, Quantic, and Chicano Batman Play Gigs in L.A. This Week

This week's must-see shows include sets by L.A.'s caped cumbia crusader, a diva on her final go-around (or she claims), and a pioneering local punk band Read more...

Top Tickets: Steve Martin, Peter Murphy, and More Play Gigs in L.A. This Week

This week's must-see L.A. shows include the godfather of goth, a comedian-turned-banjo-picker, and a free, super funky 4th of July block party Read more...

Top Tickets: Jack White, Eric Burdon, and the Western Standard Time Ska Orchestra Play L.A. This Week

This week's must-see shows include sets from Eric Burdon, Jack White and a 20-piece ska super-group Read more...

Top Tickets: Kelis, Bob Mould, and The Faint Visit L.A. This Week

This week's must-see L.A. shows include a sassy singer who can't be boxed in, a surprisingly hip Pasadena street fest, and electro-synth rockers from Omaha Read more...

Beach Blanket Bands: Summer Concerts Return to Santa Monica Pier

A diverse crop of performers fills out the roster for the recently announced Twilight Concerts at the Pier series Read more...

Win: A Pair of Tickets to See Kelis at the El Rey

When the soul diva visits L.A. she brings more than a milkshake—she brings a whole meal Read more...

Top Tickets: Pharrell, M.I.A., Rodriguez, and Luscious Jackson Play L.A. This Week

This week's must-see L.A. shows include a pop provocateur from across the Atlantic, a revived group of '90s alt-rock queens, and a performer at the peak of a career he thought was long dead Read more...

5 Questions for the Secret Sisters, Laura & Lydia Rogers

The sibling duo comes to town in support of the release of their second effort Put Your Needle Down Read more...

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