Monthly Archives: March 2010

Eliza Rickman at The Hotel Cafe – Live Photos

Eliza Rickman and her “bootylicious” band played a stellar show at The Hotel Cafe last week. Boasting an amazing line-up with bands including Freddy & Francine, Silent Star, and Meaghan Smith, Eliza Rickman was quite the musical delight. Check out the photos below! Photos: Craig Parker

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The Black Lips’ Jared Swilley Apologizes for Homophobic Wavves Comments and Makes out With a Gay Dude!

Check Out Jared Swilley of the  The Black Lips make out with journalist Zack Rosen from the Web site  The New Gay. Nothing new here. We’ve had some fun times with the Lips and know that all their stage antics are purely for shock value. Keep bringin’ the stage vomit and random make out seshes […]

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Freddy & Francine at The Hotel Cafe – Live Photos

Check out the photos from this hot lil indie folk duo, Freddy & Francine. They played The Hotel Cafe last week with Silent Star, Meaghan Smith and Eliza Rickman. It was a damn good line-up. Freddy & Francine bring sweet vocal energy, catchy melodies and a fun stage presence to their performance. You can’t help […]

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Silent Star at The Hotel Cafe – Live Photos

Check out the hot photos from one of LA’s rising bands, Silent Star at The Hotel Cafe. Again, just like Meaghan Smith, who also performed with Silent Star at The Hotel Cafe, Silent Star exudes a timeless sound with their own unique style and hip flair. With songs both rolling about in a dark blues […]

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Legendary Rock Photographer Jim Marshall Dies at 74

This sad news. Not only is Jim Marshall one of my favorite rock photographers of all time, but we just caught up with him not too long ago in San Francisco for “A Heartbeat and a Guitar – Johnny Cash and the Making of Bitter Tears” book release party. According to Rolling Stone, the 74-year-old […]

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“Coconut” by Archie Bronson Outfit – Album Review

A great album is one that you can play on repeat for a month on end with out getting the urge to toss it out the window. London trio, the Archie Bronson Outfit did just that with their forthcoming album “Coconut.” Set for release today, Tuesday, March 23, 2010, this will be their third album […]

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Hot Musician Alert: Meaghan Smith at The Hotel Cafe – Live Photos and Video

As I was updating our weekly recommended concert listings, I came across Meaghan Smith and her show at The Hotel Cafe. While listening to her tunes, I was totally enamored with her classic, 40s style sound. It was truly something endearing. The child of a piano-teacher mother and a bass-playing father, Smith devoured old musicals […]

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SXSW Day 3 & 4 Photos: The Black Keys, Metric, Andrew W.K and More!

THE BLACK KEYS METRIC DAN BLACK ANDREW W.K. SNOOP DOG Photos: Kara E. Murphy

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Live Photos and Review From Hole’s SXSW Show at SPIN’s Stubb’s Bash!

Whoa! The original hot mess that has embarrassed herself many times over is back and just played her first US gig in over a decade! Check out the photos of Courtney Love and her Hole performance below. And be sure to read LA’s very own top music critic, Kevin Bronson’s review over at SPIN.com.  Apparently […]

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SXSW Day 2 Photos: Rogue Wave, Local Natives, Phantogram, Delta Spirit and More!

Photos: Kara E. Murphy ROGUE WAVE LOCAL NATIVES DELTA SPIRIT HOTTUB WALLPAPER PHANTOGRAM STILL FLYIN’ Check out photos from SXSW Day 1 here!

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