Monthly Archives: March 2010

Zee Avi at The Troubadour – Photo Gallery

The petite Malaysian sweetheart, Zee Avi, delivered her lovely vocals to The Troubadour last Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010. Switching it up with both guitar and ukulele, she brought her sweet folk tunes to life with a touch of jazz, soul and roaring 20’s elements. Check out the photos below! Photos: Craig Parker Click on thumbnails […]

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Nico Vega at the El Rey Theatre – Photo Gallery and Review

Dang! One of LA’s leading ladies of rock ‘n roll put on a spectacular show at the El Rey Theatre last week opening up for The Soundtrack of Our Lives. Although Nico Vega was the opening act, we’re still not sure who’s audience was bigger. Nico Vega definitely had a large crowd of fans specifically […]

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The Runaways Official Film Soundtrack and Special SXSW Premiere Announced!

I’m actually pretty damn stoked for the release of this flick! Not only cause I dig The Runaways (who doesn’t?) but I think Dakota Fanning and Kristen Stewart are perfect for their roles as Cherie Currie and Joan Jett (respectively). The Runaways is what happens when two chicks from The Valley have way to much […]

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The Black Keys New Album “Brothers” Track Listing, Album Artwork and Details!

The Black keys’ up-and-coming new album “Brothers” is probably my most anticipated album release of 2010. I don’t know how the duo get so much done, but they manage to do it and deliver the hottest shit. Just last year, Dan Auerbach released his solo effort “Keep It Hid,” Patrick Carney brought forth his own […]

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Goldspot at The Hotel Cafe – Photo Gallery and Video

These NY indie rockers are just a straight up pleasure to listen to. Led by singer/songwriter Siddhartha Khosla, Goldspot played a vibrant set at The Hotel Cafe last week. With Bollywood inspired melodies and instrumentation, Goldspot exudes an enchanting sphere of sound filled with psychedelic swirls of fun and sweet vocal stylings. With a sound […]

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Win Tickets to Galactic at the El Rey Theatre on Thursday!

***** CONTEST CLOSED ***** We’re giving away a pair of tickets to go see Galactic at the El Rey Theatre this Thursday, March 4.  The last time I saw them was a while back at the Jazz Festival in their home of New Orleans. These guys bring on the funk bombs, with some sweet brass […]

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“American Gong” by Quasi – Album Review and Full Album Stream

Tapping into the familiar 70s psychedelic rock genre, Quasi’s album “American Gong” isn’t groundbreaking new stuff, but there is some trippy magic swirling about this debut on the Kill Rock Stars label. The Portland side-project created from former Heatmiser and Sleater-Kinney members (not to mention former married couple), Sam Coomes and Janet Weiss, respectively; make […]

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Stream The Morning Benders New Album “Big Echo” in its Entirety!

The Morning Benders are creating quite the hot fuss with the release of their new album “Big Echo.” I’ve been listening to it the past week and it’s kind of addictive. Listen for yourself below! The album will be available FREE to stream until its March 9th release. You can pre-order the album now through […]

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The Black Keys to Play the NASA Ames Research Center on April 10th!

My favorite duo, The Black Keys are set to play a special music festival at the NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, Calif. in celebration of Yuri’s Night, an international celebration of the orbital flight of cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, the first human in space, on April 12, 1961. It’s a global celebration of human […]

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Lucy Schwartz at The Troubadour – Photo Gallery and Video

The lovely songstress, Lucy Schwartz, played an endearing set last week at The Troubadour. With just 20 years of life, this lil lady sings as though she’s been doing it for twice the amount of time. Schwartz sings with soothing vocals that become even more inviting as they dance along her delicate piano melodies. Her […]

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