Monthly Archives: March 2010

“American Ghetto” by Portugal. The Man – Album Review and Stream

Listening to “American Ghetto,” the brain categorizes sounds and rhythms heard by referencing them against other bands and sounds heard before, but it isn’t long before it’s apparent that nothing quite fits for Portugal. The Man. Because the band creates an intriguing blend of snyth-laden ambience, delicate vocals, beautiful harmonies, and inspiring lyrics that pull […]

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Moonrats at Spaceland – Show Review and Photo Gallery

Local band the Moonrats are taking part in their first LA residency at Spaceland for the remainder of March. Last Monday the Moonrats kicked off their residency with a very nice sized crowd of music lovers all there to enjoy their textured, luscious sounds and catchy yet at times thrashing melodies. Hiding his face behind […]

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The Bird and the Bee Featuring John Oates of Hall & Oates at the El Rey Theatre – Photos and Video

Fans at the El Rey Theatre this past Friday, March 5, 2010 were in for a special treat at the sold-out The Bird and the Bee show. Not only was the lovely Inara George glowing with her pregnancy (baby due end of April), but John Oats of the 70’s pop duo Hall & Oates, came […]

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Download the FREE Album Mixer of SPIN’s Best SXSW Bands of 2010!

Check it out! SPIN has complied a killer album full of their top picks of 2010 SXSW bands. Download the entire album for FREE here! SPIN Presents AUSTIN POWER Tracklisting 1. The Constellations, “Setback” 2. Cymbals Eat Guitars, “And the Hazy Sea” 3. A Classic Education, “What My Life Could Have Been” 4. Japandroids, “Art […]

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Listen to the New Neon Indian Track Co-Produced by Grizzly Bear’s Chris Taylor

The band that made its debut last year with its colorful album “Psychic Chasms,” Neon Indian has now dropped their new single called “Sleep Paralysist” via Mountain Dew’s Green Label Sound imprint (yeah, I know weird, Mountain Dew?) Have a listen to the track below! It’s co-produced by Grizzly Bear’s Chris Taylor. It’s fun and […]

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Win a Pair of Tickets to Sleepy Sun and Slang Chickens at The Echo on Friday!

Time to check out one of San Francisco’s finest up-and-coming bands, Sleepy Sun. Love their style, love their “sleepy” psychedelic sound and I love their wailing guitars … love it all! And so should you if you know what’s good. Win tickets to their show at The Echo this Friday, March 12, 2010 with supporting […]

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El Perro Del Mar at The Troubadour – Photo Gallery, Video and Review

Sweden’s El Perro Del Mar played an extraordinary set at The Troubadour last week with support from fellow Swede, Taken By Trees. Leading lady, Sarah Assbring has such sweet, yet melancholic vocals that sparkle to a lo-fi sound. With subtle instrumentals consisting of just a bass guitar, delicate guitar strings and some rhythmic drum rolls […]

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Win A Pair of Tickets to Abe Vigoda and The Black Apples at The Echo on Wednesday!

There’s a lot of hype about Abe Vigoda and here’s your chance to see what this band is all about! We’re giving away a pair of tickets to go see Abe Vigoda this Wednesday at The Echo! Opening Bands: Lovvers and The Black Apples. (P.S. I really dig The Black Apples) Just shoot us an […]

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Sonic Treats: FREE New Downloads From MGMT, Hacienda, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and New Young Pony Club!

Download these FREE mp3s from MGMT, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Hacienda and New Young Pony Club! Just right click on the “download and listen here” link and save link as an mp3 and it’s yours! MGMT “Flash Delirium” This fun new track is barely over four minutes of psychedelic mania and dream-pop and comes off […]

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Taken By Trees At The Troubadour – Photo Gallery and Video

Enchanting songstress, Victoria Bergsman, former lead singer for the Concretes, performed a lovely show for her solo project Taken By Trees. Opening up for El Perro Del Mar at The Troubadour last week, it was quite a magical set with beautiful orchestrations of sound  radiating from her talented band. With fantasy-world like keys, tambourines, and […]

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