Monthly Archives: January 2011

Contest: Win Tickets to the Get Up Kids at the Glass House

CONTEST CLOSED The Get Up Kids are headed to the Glass House in Pomona this Friday, January 28 in support of their new album, There Are Rules, due this week on January 25! The Get Up Kids will be supported by Steel Train and River City Extension. The show is $22-26 and open to all […]

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Peter Wolf Crier at the Echo – Photos (January 21, 2011)

All the way from Minnesota, up-and-comers, Peter Wolf Crier, played a charming show this past Friday, January 21 at the Echo. The endearing duo filled the Echo with heart felt gazes as drummer, Brian Moen’s pulsating drum rolls added a lovely fervor to the sweet and soulful vocals of Peter Pisano. Although Peter Wolf Crier’s […]

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Contest: Win Tickets to Monotonix with Ty Segall at the Echoplex

CONTEST CLOSED If you don’t know about the Tel Aviv, Israel thrashers, Monotonix, brace yourselves because the crazy threesome is coming to the Echoplex this Thursday, January 27 for a kick-ass show with Ty Segall, Devin Therriault and Tijuana Panthers! If you’re into thrash, garage and wild rock and roll madness, this show is for […]

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“Cape Dory” by Tennis – Album Review

When listening to the swaying tunes of Tennis’ new album, Cape Dory, two very generic cinematic images come to mind. Not akin to a particular film, but the lo-fi simple melodies and sweet vocals seem as if they would be the accompanying soundtrack to a scene depicting a ‘50s prom slow dance or a couple […]

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Hot Band Alert: Gary Clark Jr. (Playing It’s A School Night at Bardot on Jan. 24)

A couple moths ago while surfing the Internets I came across a real gem: Gary Clark Jr. Native to Austin, he sounds a whole lot like the almighty Dan Auerbach, but with a lil more soul and flair. For fans of the early Black Keys, Clark exudes all that raw, foot-stompin’ rock and blues that […]

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Contest: Win Tickets to the Vaccines at The Satellite (Formerly Spaceland)

CONTEST CLOSED With just a demo and a one minute and 25-second single, the Vaccines have been getting a lot of attention the past few months from indie blogs and UK media. Although not quite yet flooding the indie/underground airwaves in the States, you best believe these boys have some ruckus to stir up in […]

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New Music Video: Lykke Li “Untitled”

Lykke Li has released a very artsty fartsy new video today. With out any description or explanation, check out her black and white “Untitled” video. It comes off as a weird short film and I don’t quite understand it, but I dig it. Perhaps it’s a prelude to something bigger … [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-0A7_B-ZnM&feature=player_embedded]

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Hot Band Alert: Braids “Native Speaker” – Album Review

For all the music bloggers that like to make those popular lists of bands to watch in 2011, here’s one to add to your roster: Braids. We’ve been extremely hyped on Braids ever since we received their tracks, “Lemonade” and “Plath Heart” in 2010. And when we found out they were playing a show here […]

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Screaming Females at the Echoplex – Photos (Janaury 17, 2011)

Screaming Females left the cold and dirty corridors of New Jersey this past Monday, January 17, 2011 to play a packed show at the Echoplex! It’s been a sunny and warm week here in Los Angeles, I hope these rippers got to enjoy it after the unbelievable set they played! I know everyone at their […]

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La Sera at the Echoplex – Photos (Janaury 17, 2011)

La Sera is the hot new project of the adorable Katy Goodman (Vivian Girls, All Saints Day). The trio’s “morbid dream-pop” is a lovely listen and you can’t help but smile when you see Goodman up on the stage like a sexy siren with her flowing red hair and lush vocals. Check out the photos […]

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