The Broken Bells' duo of producer Danger Mouse (left) and frontman James Mercer (right) performed Saturday at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles. (Felicia Ramirez/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Dim lights, high ceilings and a crowd eager to be pleased set the ambience for Saturday’s Broken Bells performance at the Orpheum Theatre. The night began quietly with audience mingling, and few seats were filled when the opening group Austra walked on stage unannounced. More »

Canadian band the New Pornographers is touring to promote its recently released album, "Brill Bruisers." The band performed at the Wiltern in Los Angeles Friday.
(Courtesy of Chris Buck)

More than four years since the release of its critically acclaimed album “Together,” Canadian indie rock pop band the New Pornographers has re-emerged in the pop scene with its latest record, “Brill Bruisers.” Having made a more conscious effort to unite the album musically and lyrically, the arpeggio- and synthesizer-heavy “Brill Bruisers” has brought a new element of consistency to the band, who performed Friday night at the Wiltern. More »

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