Monthly Archives: March 2010

“The Courage of Others” by Midlake – Album Review

Denton, Texas-based Midlake’s brand of lo-fi music could definitely fall into the psych-folk category, with a sound touched by Laurel Canyon’s days of lore. The band’s newest record, “The Courage of Others,” picks up where 2006’s excellent “Trials of Van Occupanther” left off, but finds Midlake stripping away the synthesizers to create a sound that […]

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The Temper Trap at the Henry Fonda Theatre – Live Photos and Review

So this is what makes the panties of lil teenage girls wet … Aussie pop-rockers, The Temper Trap came to play a tween filled show last week at the Henry Fonda Theatre. Although I was there for one of my favorite LA bands, Darker My Love, I did stay for a few songs of Temper […]

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The Wooden Birds at Spaceland – Live Photos and Video

Austin’s The Wooden Birds came to light up Spaceland along side London’s The Clientele. Check out the live photos and video below! Photos and video: Craig Parker [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8Hfl9W1D2k] [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEwycC-3LDY]

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What Shows Are Going On This Week In LA (March 15 – 21, 2010)

It’s SXSW week and the pickings are a bit slim! But Sunday is lookin’ pretty damn hot with Groove Armada, Deakin (of Animal Collective), Gomez, Tears for Fears and more! As always, we don’t list every show that’s going on in LA and its surrounding areas. We only list the ones that we think are […]

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“One Life Stand” by Hot Chip – Album Review

Let’s stop for a moment and consider the art of keeping it real. Many claim to do it, few actually do. Hot Chip keeps it fucking real and you only need to look to their latest album, “One Life Stand” to see that. There’s something old school about keeping your album to ten tracks, and […]

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Darker My Love at the Henry Fonda Theatre – Show Review and Photos

As I arrived at the Henry Fonda Theatre this past Wednesday for one of LA’s finest bands, Darker My Love, I was totally surprised by the crowd on the scene. The place was flowing with waves of teeny boppers that you would normally see on the set of TRL. For a second, I had to […]

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Best In Show: This Week’s Top Show Photo Posts

Photos: Craig Parker Darker My Love at the Henry Fonda Theatre – March 10, 2010 Moonrats at Spaceland – Monday, March 9, 2010 The Bird and The Bee at the Henry Fonda Theatre – Friday, March 5, 2010 The Clientele at Spaceland – Saturday, March 6, 2010 AM at The Troubadour – Saturday,Feb. 27, 2010 […]

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The Clientele at Spaceland – Photos and Video

London’s The Clientele brought their psychedelic pop sounds to Spaceland last weekend. Playing with the Austin’s The Wooden Birds, it was quite the ethereal show. The Clientele have the aural power to take you back to the hazy times of the 60’s when experimental sounds and dreamy vocals were all the rage. Step into their […]

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Win “The Runaways” Ultimate Prize-Pack Giveaway! Inclusive With a Pair of Tickets to Their Screening!

***** CONTEST CLOSED ***** Can’t wait for the movie to hit the theaters? Well you’re in some serious luck! Check out this kick-ass “The Runaways” prize-pack we’ll be contesting off to one lucky winner. Not only will the winner score a pair of tickets to one of their private screenings (LA, SF, OC, and Santa […]

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Laura Veirs at Spaceland – Show Review, Photos and Video

There’s a lot of lovely pregnant performers floating around LA venues of the late. It seems to be a glowing epidemic. Last Friday we saw The Bird and The Bee’s Inara George radiating across the stage with her preggo belly and now we have the alt-folk artist, Laura Veirs taking the stage with her cute […]

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