Monthly Archives: January 2011

The Vaccines at the Satellite – Photos, Video and Review (Janaury 22, 2011)

After months of heavy anticipation, fueled by UK media and indie blogger hype, the London’s latest indie sensation, the Vaccines, made their Los Angeles debut this past Tuesday, January 22, 2011 at the Satellite (formerly Spaceland). Without a doubt, these chaps have been dealt a heavy hand in terms of living up to their hype. […]

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Darwin Deez “Wonky Beats Mixtape” — Album Review

“My dear friends, you’re now about to enter the nerve center to the entire Wonka Factory. Inside this room all of my dreams become realities and some of my realities become dreams…” – Willy Wonka from the OG Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (1971) The corky, hip-hop-indie-pop geek, Darwin Deez is at again, this […]

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Benny Benassi at the Music Box (January 29, 2011) – Photo Review

Check out the photos of Italian DJ, Benny Benassi, stir up some serious electronic-dance madness this past Saturday, January 29, 2011 at the Music Box! Photos: Matt Fisher

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What Cool Shows Are Going On This Week in LA? (January 31 – February 13, 2011)

Tennis at the Echo: Photo by Monique Hernandez We don’t post every show that’s going on every night (in or around LA) we just post the goods according to our collective knowledge. We’re music elitists at heart but we try our best to keep an open palette of taste with an affinity towards underground, indie […]

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Contest: Win Ticket to Local Natives at the Walt Disney Concert Hall

CONTEST CLOSED We announced back in December that our LA faves, Local Natives, would be headlining the prestigious Walt Disney Concert Hall on February 26, 2011. Since the release of their debut album, Gorilla Manor, via Frenchkiss Records, the boys have been touring relentlessly. In fact, they just left today for both Tokyo and Australia! […]

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Hot Band Alert: Guadalupe Plata (FREE Album Downloads)

Photo: Pedro J. Marin at Lagarto Rock ’09 If you thought Spain was all about tapas, flamenco and Spanish guitar, you better think again. Busting out some soul-clappin’ dirty-down-blues, comes Guadalupe Plata. These guys are the fuckin’ shit! The duo comprised of Pedro de Dios Barcelo and Carlos Jimena have a bangin’ authentic sound (even […]

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New Music Video: Hanni El Khatib “Loved One”

One of our favorite Los Angeles up-and-comers, Hanni El Khatib, has released the official video for “Loved One.” Written and performed by Hanni El Khatib, the song is taken from his forthcoming album titled, Will the Guns Come Out. Of all the dope lyrics in this song, you gotta love the line, “Cause you can’t […]

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Young Prisms “Friends For Now” – Album Review

Although I’m a sucker for the swirling, textured psychedelic sounds of yesteryear, sometimes these hipster bands can really drench themselves in a genre that has been used more often than a Mexi hooker from Adelitas. San Francisco outfit, Young Prisms, have released their debut long-player, Friends For Now, and it’s full of all things psychedelic: […]

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Contest: Win Tickets to Deerhoof at the Echoplex on January 29

contest closed Deerhoof has just released their 11th full-length album, Deerhoof vs. Evil and it’s pretty damn good. Remaining one of the most talented, engaging and eclectic bands around – piecing together musical pieces into surrealistic art trips, Deerhoof will be celebrating the release of their new album this Saturday, January 29 at the Echoplex! […]

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“Deerhoof vs. Evil” by Deerhoof – Album Review

It’s hard to tell if the “Evil” pitted against Deerhoof on its latest record is becoming complacent in the ability to challenge its listeners with songs that are equal parts avant-garde and pop. One thing for sure is that their latest album, Deerhoof vs. Evil, has more in common with the excellence, perhaps more listener […]

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