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Australian Duo Oh Pep! Enchant the Bootleg Theater with Charming Folk Rock

Thursday night at the Bootleg was a trove of fresh talent. Three solid acts, culminating with Australian folk pop duo Oh Pep!, all commanded the stage with their unique touches on acoustic and folk rock. This was my third time seeing these Aussies, and I have to say that the third time really is the […]

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Oh Pep! Defies Labels on Debut LP with Rich Bluegrass Instrumentation and Bold Storytelling

You can pretty much sell me on any music that utilizes a banjo. I have regular arguments with my mother about the third Mumford & Sons album, in which they decided to ditch the glorious instrument; she thinks removing it made them sound more modern, but my retort is that any music can sound as […]

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Miami Horror to headline The Roxy in West Hollywood

Australia’s Miami Horror are back in Los Angeles with a headlining show date at The Roxy in West Hollywood on Friday, June 5th. The band have will embark on a 2015 North American tour in support of their forthcoming second LP All Possible Futures, out April 21 on Haven Sounds/Dine Alone Records. Miami Horror will […]

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Courtney Barnett’s shares new video “Pedestrian at Best,” announces debut full-length

Photography by Misha Vladimirskiy Melbourne alternative indie rocker Courtney Barnett has released a new video for her track “Pedestrian at Best,” while at the same time announcing the release of her debut full-length album Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit for Mar. 24 via Mom + Pop Music. Barnett has blown up the last few […]

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Tame Impala don’t let Shrine technical difficulties deconstruct their set

Australia’s Tame Impala are so psychedelic that when you see them live, you feel as though you’re on drugs — even when you’re not. Wednesday night at The Shrine Auditorium, they showed that the jammy and acidy sounds of Cream and other super bands of the ’70’s are still much sought after. Except for the […]

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Australia’s POND takes on Halloween at the Echo and goes for blood.

Pond The line for the Echo on Friday night has nearly crossed over the bridge. Below us a similar line is snaking down Glendale in anticipation for Big KRIT. But, upstairs everyone is stoked to see Aussie psych-rock masters POND. Everyone I speak to cannot think of a better way to spend Halloween night. Even […]

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An Interview with POND: the enormity of outerspace, whiskey and jokes

You wouldn’t be able to tell that POND considers their band a tongue-in-cheek affair if you just listened to their music. Throughout their six-year run they have made some of the hardest hitting psych-rock to come out of Australia. Touching on influences as far reaching as AC/DC and Outkast (with some Bowie sprinkled in for […]

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An Interview with Courtney Barnett: Books, Tomatoes and Life On The Road

Courtney Barnett has been on tour for the better part of the last two years. So it shouldn’t be a surprise that when I get in touch with her over Skype she sounds relieved to be back home in Australia. “It’s so good to be back and seeing everyone.” she tells me, “it’s been awhile.” […]

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POND release new video, accompanied by hilarious Facebook status

Photo by Ben Montero Sketchbook Psychedelic fuzz-rock noise swordfish band, POND have released a new video for a new song titled “Elvis’ Flaming Star”. The new jam is due to appear on the Aussie’s upcoming new album Man, It Feels Like Space Again. Check out the video below, but before doing so … The band posted the […]

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Angus & Julia Stone move Regent performance to Fonda Theatre — more tickets released

Australian brother and sister duo,  Angus & Julia Stone have moved their sold-out performance from the new Regent Theatre to the Fonda Theatre! The duo’s performance was in such high demand that they had to move the performance to a larger venue to accommodate more fans. The date of the show has not changed and will […]

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Watch The Preatures’ surfing inspired video for “Somebody’s Talking”

I’ve been fortunate enough to hear The Preatures perform their new single “Somebody’s Talking” three times this year. The downside is that it’s made the anticipation of the single’s release nearly become the end of me. Luckily, not only has the single officially dropped, but the Sydney, Australia rockers have also pushed out a video […]

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The Preatures turn the heat up at sold out Echo gig

Sydney rockers, The Preatures exceeded expectations at their sold out gig at The Echo last night as they breezed through an 11-song set of jams. Having seen them the night before at a free gig at Bardot’s It’s A School Night in Hollywood, the band didn’t look like one overcoming a serious jetlag of having arrived just […]

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Australia’s The Preatures to headline the Echo in June

From Australia, The Preatures are making their way to Los Angeles for a headlining performance at the Echo on Tuesday, June 3rd. After delivering two very impressive performances at Coachella 2014, The Preatures are ready to get even more L.A. love at the Echo. We covered The Preatures at both weekends of Coachella and were […]

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Coachella Reviewed: The Preatures help open weekend two with groovin’ Aussie rock

Australian rock band The Preatures helped get things started Friday afternoon for Coachella weekend two, bringing some Aussie heat to go with the dry desert kind. The Sydney band prominently featured singer Isabella Manfredi and guitarist/vocalist Gideon Bensen’s chemistry at the forefront of their performance, with the two often sharing singing duties while also sharing […]

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