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Grouplove deliver endless encores at Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood 

Last night, the Hard Rock in Hollywood was packed for a very special free Grouplove performance. Celebrating their forthcoming album Big Mess, the performance was part of The Encore Live, which is Live Nation TV and Hard Rock’s new program celebrating the encore as an art form. In my experience, the encore is the most […]

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Kera and The Lesbians’ Record Release Show at Basic Flowers Reeks of Authenticity and Manic Passion

At a non-decrypt spot in downtown Los Angles you’ll come across a grungy “store front” called Basic Flowers. Inside there’s a room with only a single standing lightbulb, random chairs set against walls, a table made out of a house shutter, a stick tree displaying shirts for sale that are designed with sharpies.  Wandering your […]

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An Interview with Kera Armendariz — blazing her own trail, loneliness and debut LP release with Kera and The Lesbians

Kera of Kera and The Lesbians is unmistakable. Not easily defined or categorized she roams the tumultuous landscape of life owning who she is while embracing the dream of what she is yet to become. Born and raised in San Diego to conservative parents, Kera is one of four children. She knew early on that […]

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Video Premiere: Watch Kera & The Lesbians’ new video for “Green”

When a song has the ability to get stuck in your head, especially when it’s not a cookie cutter pop number, it speaks to the song’s staying power. Los Angeles alt folk outfit, Kera & The Lesbians have delivered a unique, yet pleasantly approachable gem with their new song “Green,” off the band’s forthcoming debut album. […]

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Kevin Morby brings early-afternoon feels to FYF Fest

“Is everyone hot? That’s good. Sometimes it’s good to be hot,” Kevin Morby said as he began his early FYF Fest set on Saturday. Morby and his band brought the folk rock jams to a crowd that was quite receptive. Morby’s got that sound that suggests he’d fit right in on a soundtrack to a […]

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Sufjan Stevens and the Construction of a Personal Narrative.

Sufjan Stevens has always been a conceptual artist. He got his start trying to make one album for every one of the 50 American states. The two records that came out of that ambition (Michigan and Illinois) were heavily researched and painstaking feats of historical fiction put to lush instrumentation. On his new record, Carrie & […]

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Alt-J to perform a “secret show” in Los Angeles on December 11

Alt-J will perform a “secret show” in Los Angeles on Thursday, December 11 as part of the Artist Den’s live series. If you’re 21 and over and would like to attend this show, you can score a pair of tickets for you and a guest by entering the ticket lottery here. It’s quick and easy. […]

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Watch Kera & The Lesbians’ thrilling new video for “Snakes”

BTS photos by Leonard Drorian Kera & The Lesbians have released a very high-end and beautifully done video for their entrancing song, “Snakes.” For such a powerful and eerily seductive song, you best believe the video is just as mentally intoxicating. Directed by Sinziana Velicescu and Michael Delaney with photography direction from Lonnie Francisco, the […]

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Skygreen Leopards’ New Album Soundtracks A Sun-Soaked California Summer

Photo by Jason Quever / Album Review by Ziv Biton  Some summers are rage-fests filled with reckless decisions and hangovers. The eternal summer of Skygreen Leopards may be reckless, but would be too preoccupied with enjoying the sunshine to consider raging. Throughout their newest release, Family Crimes, the California duo create a bleary-eyed aesthetic that is […]

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