Go Metro to live music: Cults

Don’t be afraid to go outside and go Metro this Thursday night to see the indie-rock group Cults perform live at The Fonda Theatre (formerly The Music Box) in Hollywood. And with the Hollywood/Vine Red Line Station just a block away, there’s no reason to miss it.

Cults began as a side-project between two friends, Madeline Follin and Brian Oblivion, while both were in music school in New York City. Relatively unknown prior to 2010, they’re now best known for their single “Go Outside” (below) which became an internet hit not long after they uploaded the song to their personal music sharing website. Their self-titled mainstream debut, which also features the song, was released on Columbia Records in 2011.



Originally written and performed by just the two friends, the band’s songs and sound may soon be changing as the duo recently suggested the possibly of introducing additional members. Whether or not that will create a drastic change in the end product is still up in the air, but as it stands now their retro-infused sound works — granted, it can feel a little creepy at times too (ahem, video above).

The Fonda Theatre is located at 6126 Hollywood Boulevard. The complete line-up for the show, which begins at 8 PM this Thursday (March 22) is Cults, Spectrals and Mrs. Magician. Tickets are $22.50 plus service charge through Ticketmaster.

Closest Station Stop: Hollywood/Vine Red Line Station [map]. Red Line connects to Gold Line at Union Station; Orange Line at North Hollywood; Blue Line at 7th Street / Metro Station.

From Westwood/UCLA:  [to venue] Walk to SE corner of Le Conte / Westwood to take Bus 2/302 to Sunset / Gower and walk north one block; [return] Walk one block south to NE corner of Sunset / Gower and take Bus 2/302, exit Le Conte / Westwood.

From Cal State LA: [to venue] From Cal State LA Silver Line Bus Station take bus to 7th Street / Metro Station stop, cross Flower St. to 7th Street / Metro Station entrance. Take Red Line (lower platform) train to North Hollywood. Exit Hollywood/Vine station. Turn right (east) after exiting station and walk one block. [return*] Return to Hollywood/Vine Station. Take Red Line train to Union Station. Exit 7th Street / Metro Station. Follow signage to exit via Figueroa St., Silver Line Bus stop will be to the right as you exit. Take Silver Line Bus 910 and exit Cal State LA Bus Station.

*the return trip using Metro’s Silver Line is more time sensitive with departure times of 11:51 pm & 1:01 am, though Foothill Transit’s Silver Streak also offers service to Cal State from the Red Line Civic Center Station and Union Station during those hours.