Monthly Archives: September 2010

Win Tickets to The Walkmen with Japandroids at the Music Box

CONTEST CLOSED Well hot damn, another damn good show coming your way LA and of course we have tickets to give away! Win tickets to The Walkmen with Japandroids and Dan Mangen at the Music Box on Wednesday, September 15th! Here’s How You Win Tickets! (follow all the directions below and include everything that is […]

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Contest: Win Tickets to The Tallest Man On Earth with S. Carey (of Bon Iver) at The Music Box

CONTEST CLOSED This is going to be a really awesome show. Win tickets to The Tallest Man on Earth with S. Carey (of Bon Iver) at The Music Box on Tuesday, September 14. If you’re down with some raw blues and folk, this is the show for you. Unstripped, no fillers: all good shit. Here’s […]

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New Video: “Heavy In Your Arms” by Florence & The Machine

Dang! It’s all about Florence & The Machine lately. Not only did she play a sweet intimate show at Origami Vinyl this past Saturday, but she also put on an incredible performance of “Dog Days are Over” yesterday at the VMA’s whose video won an award for “Best Art Direction.” Well now this unique songstress […]

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Contest: Win Tickets to Autolux with Gold Panda at the Glass House

CONTEST CLOSED Autolux is coming in hot and their upcoming show at The Glass House on Friday, September 17 with Gold Panda is gonna be way too cool for “normal” ears. Autolux just released their sophomore album “Transit Transit” and the shit is all sorts of rad. Not to mention, we listed their drummer Carla […]

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Contest: Win Tickets to Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti at The Glass House

CONTEST CLOSED Get weird with it! Who wants tickets to Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti at The Glass House tomorrow, Saturday Sept. 11 2010?! We have a few tickets to give away and it’s going to be a really wild, weird and fun show! Ariel Pink will be supported buy opening bands White Arrows and Bella […]

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Contest: Win Tickets to Black Rebel Motorcycle Club at the Glass House

CONTEST CLOSED If you didn’t catch one of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club’s (BRMC) sold-out shows at the Echoplex back in March, here’s your chance to redeem your “cool.” We’re giving away a few pairs of tickets to their upcoming show at the Glass House on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010. These guys (and gal) played one […]

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“Interpol” by Interpol – Album Review

Lyrics, vocals, drum beats, hooks, melodies, bass lines and more musical tricks are all components used to evoke emotion in the listener. Sometimes it’s based on a memory or past experience. Others, it based on the raw emotional reaction to our auditory sense. For this reviewer, stating the name Interpol pulls a smile from my […]

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Youth Brigade and Krum Bums at the Glass House – Photo Gallery

It was a throwback to the early hardcore punk days when Youth Brigade took the stage at the Glass House last Saturday, September 4th. Considering Youth Brigade hit their prime in the 80’s, strangely enough, the Glass House was filled with a buch of lil punk rats that weren’t even a sperm in an egg […]

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“Revelation Skirts” by The Capstan Shafts – Album Review

Okay kids, you know my favorite way to start an album review by now … (push play and the first few seconds is the first impression) well I have to say The Capstan Shafts first track “Fairweather Triumphalist” off of “Revelation Skirts” fails this test. I like the first 12 seconds, but then it explodes […]

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“Personal Life” by The Thermals – Album Review

Punk-pop over sugary hooks is the game for the Portland-based band, The Thermals. Though “Personal Life” is their fifth album, their sound harkens back to the power punk flare of bands such as (old school) Green Day or Propagandhi. For those who are in their late 20s or early 30s, the band creates an aura […]

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