Monthly Archives: July 2010

“Expo 86” by Wolf Parade – Album Review

Words: Matt Draper After Wolf Parade’s 2005 breakout success, “Apologies to Queen Mary,” it seemed that every Gen-Y’er with an Internet connection had christened the furry Canadian quintet as ones that would make something “big” ….  they were right. But, rather than a clawed attacking of singles and activity, Wolf Parade instead let us nurse […]

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Dum Dum Girls at The Echo – Photos & Review

Last Thursday’s Dum Dum Girls show on July 1, 2010 at The Echo was sold out as it should be for such pretty eye candy.  First, I’ll say all the things you expect one to say if you’ve been to one of their shows: sexy girls, cute black outfits, sexy stockings, lots of lipstick, hipster […]

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Crocodiles at the Echo – Photos & Show Review

Hellz Yeah!!! Crocodiles! Now this was a damn good freaking show!  After being bored through two opening bands my spirit was awakened in half a second or less.  I’m talking about last Thursday July 1, 2010 at the Echo where Crocodiles opened for Dum Dum Girls.  This San Diego band was so refreshing! Although their […]

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“King of the Beach” by Wavves – Album Review

Words: Lori Bartlett By this point, you likely have some wayfarers on, sun-kissed skin and a straw fedora or two ready to beat the summer heat. There is nothing like sunny day on some sandy shores to cure all evils in your world. Or, in the case of Wavves frontman, Nathan Williams, put together an […]

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Soft Healer at The Echo – Photos & Show Review

Watching a live a show is a lot like pressing play on an album you’ve never heard.  Sometimes you feel like the band has exactly twenty seconds to keep your interest.  That’s a lot of pressure for a band as I know first hand but it is what it is. So when Soft Healer took […]

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Win Tickets to Swahili Blonde and We Are The World at the Echoplex on Saturday, July 10th

******* CONTEST CLOSED YO! ******* Time to get weird with it. Win tickets to Swahili Blonde and We Are The World at the Echoplex on Saturday July 10. Both bands are very eclectic and pretty far out there in the coolest of ways. You definitely won’t be board at this beatful exotic show. Also playing […]

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Win Tickets to Au Revoir Simone at the Echoplex on Thursday, July 8th

******* CONTEST CLOSED YO! ******* Get your dream pop and keyboards on for the lovely fem trio Au Revoir Simone coming all the way from BK to brighten your day with their pretty faces and enchanting vocals. Au Revoir Simone will headline a show at the Echoplex on Thursday, July 8, 2010 with opening acts […]

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What Shows Are Going On This Week In LA (July 6 – 11, 2010)

♥ = Top Picks TUESDAY – 07.06.10 ♥ The Delta Mirror, Jesus Makes The Shotgun Sound, Halloween Swim Team, Wet and Reckless @ Spaceland ♥ Fol Chen, Random Patterns, Pizza!  @ The Echo (FREE) Peyote Players, Spirit Vine, California Condors, The Tails @ Detroit Bar Steel Train with Shadow Shadow Shade, Matt Embree (Rx Bandits) […]

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Grimy Goods Staff Picks: Top Albums for the First Half of 2010

Dang, we’re already half way through 2010. Holy Fuck! With no further adieu, Grimy Goods presents its Staff Picks – Top Albums for the First Half of 2010. What were some of yours? P.S. – We listed Local Natives – “Gorilla Manor” for 2009. T Sandy B. Editor-in-Chief Top Albums for First Half of 2010 […]

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Tribe Called Quest to Perform “Midnight Marauders” at Rock the Bells 2010

Even though I don’t listen to much hip hop anymore (because they don’t make it like they used to) I can’t deny how hot this year’s Rock the Bells line-up is! Taking us back to all the bumpin’ nuggets we loved in the early 90s. Rock The Bells will take place on Saturday, Aug. 21 […]

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