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Feminist Punks OBJECT AS SUBJECT To Perform at Repro Rights Benefit RADICAL ACTS at Zebulon

The last we heard from OBJECT AS SUBJECT, they had just released their very first single. “Weaponry” was a bombastic introduction to the project led by Paris Hurley, which led to the release of a full-length album, PERMISSION, just a few months later. This feminist collective will be performing at RADICAL ACTS: A Party for […]

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Zoe Elaine |
Noname at the Observatory
Noname brings the spoken-word raps of “Room 25” to the Observatory North Park

Noname—the stage name of Chicago rapper and poet Fatimah Nyeema Warner—ended the American-leg of her Room 25 tour Friday night at the Observatory North Park with a soul-warming set. With the kind of kinetic, groovy raps—a constant, enlivening call-back to her slam poetry days—Noname is an elusive genre-weaver that refuses to allow herself to be […]

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Steven Ward |
Lucille Furs
Lucile Furs’ new album ‘Another Land’ buds with all those delicious yesteryear sounds

Lucille Furs are making their way to Los Angeles with a headline show date at the Bootleg Theater on Thursday, March 21. The psych-pop quintet just released their second album ‘Another Land’ via Requiem Pour Un Twister. The 13-track LP is filled with exotic psychedelic gems that will do just that: take you to “another […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
The Black Keys
The Black Keys Step Out With a New Single and “Let’s Rock” Tour — Los Angeles date at The Forum

With a new song out and an album underway, The Black Keys are back at it and ready for a tour this fall. The “Let’s Rock” tour will take the band to 31 cities across the United States including a Los Angeles stop at the Forum on Nov. 19. Supporting The Black Keys at the […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
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Photos: James Blake at Hollywood Palladium — a beautiful end to his Assume Form tour

Saturday night at the Hollywood Palladium, James Blake played the final show of his Assume Form tour to a sold out and star studded crowd.  Khushi opened the evening, bringing heart and alternative electric energy to the gathering crowd. London based Kalim Patel, the man behind Khushi, sang and played the keyboard building his songs to […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |



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Karen O and Danger Mouse collide in a sonically-cataclysmic fashion on “Lux Prima”

Lux Prima, the collaborative album from singer/songwriter and hurricane voiced Karen O and beat-master/producer Danger Mouse, is a sonically cataclysmic collision of the most darkly-lush kind. To be fair, there’s probably not a soul alive that might’ve—or even should’ve—expected anything less. Karen O, with all her vocal acrobatics and the ability of that howl of […]

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Kishi Bashi paints a Japanese-American-internment love story on orchestral new single “Summer of ’42”

Kishi Bashi has finally announced the coming of his fourth album Omoiyari—an ambitious and poignant attempt by the multi-instrumentalist to reconcile our country’s past internment of Japanese-Americans during WWII with the socio-political atmosphere of today. The first single from that album, “Summer of ’42,” is a telling reveal of not only the album’s sound and […]

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Steven Ward |
BIIANCO
BIIANCO preps music video for “Get Up”inspired my Mesopotamian goddess, Inanna

Smoke Season’s singer/songwriter Gabby Bianco steps out of the duo she and bandmate Jason Rosen created nearly 6 years ago to release new solo work, a feat that does not lose sight of Bianco’s experience with Smoke Season, but is rather a progression of sound that grows out of its origins. “Get Up,” is a […]

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Oyster Kids share video for infectious new single “Losing My Mind”

A bubbly, earworm if we’ve ever heard one, Los Angeles four-piece Oyster Kids new single “Losing My Mind” is a no-brainer add to anyone’s indie-pop playlist. It’s all riveting synth-surges and tambourine echoes that propel the song forward alongside the group’s vocalizations, of which Andrew Eapen’s croons are lent to; Jonathan Bradley delivers the song’s […]

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CHAI
Japanese Punks CHAI Prep New Album Release and LA Show at the Moroccan

Who are your favorite Japanese rock stars? Can you think of any at all? This quartet is here to change that. Founded by twins Mana and Kana, CHAI is a punk band from Nagoya, Japan, and they will drop their sophomore LP this Friday. They call it PUNK, an obvious title considering their mission. They […]

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Zoe Elaine |