Monthly Archives: February 2011

Toro Y Moi “Underneath The Pine” — Album Review

A friend introduced me to the very talented Toro Y Moi when he suggested I check out “Still Sound,” Underneath The Pine’s first single. After the first five seconds I was immediately hooked and wanted more of the soulful funk sounds. Ever since that day, that track has been my go-to iPod jam for hectic […]

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Contest: Win Tickets to Crystal Castles at the Fox Theater Pomona

CONTEST CLOSED Crystal Castles are coming to the Fox Theater Pomona on Thursday, March 3, 2011. The show has been sold-out for sometime now, but lucky for you we have a few pairs of tickets to give away! Enter the contest below for a pair of tickets to Crystal Castles at the Fox! Who knows, […]

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Darwin Deez, Self-Titled Debut — Album Review

After reviewing Darwin’s Wonky Beats Mixtape, I was sure that Darwin Deez was going to be a mix of funny lyrics mashed with a bit of hip-hop, pop, electro, rock and just about five other music genres thrown in for good measure. However, Darwin Deez (Darwin Smith) surprised me with his debut album…in a very […]

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More Black Lips Tour Dates with LA Shows at the Music Box and the Glass House

Black Lips @ Casbah (San Diego) – Photo: Big Swig for Grimy Goods Our favorite wild boys are back! And out of all the MANY times we’ve seen these crazy boys play, we never get sick of them. The Black Lips return to Los Angeles (and Orange County) as part of their North American tour […]

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Secret Show: Adele in Santa Monica on Friday, Feb. 25, 2011

British soul singer, Adele, is bringing her powerful pipes to Santa Monica this Friday, Feb. 25, 2011 for a “secret show” put on by the Artist Den. The intimate show will be for a live taping of the Artist Den concert series. You can attend this exclusive show by entering the contest for a free […]

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Stream the Entire New Lykke Li Album, Wounded Rhymes

We’re about a week away from the release of Lykke Li’s, new album Wounded Rhymes! The sophomore album to her critically acclaimed debut, Youth Novels, will be released March 1, 2011 via her won label, LL Recordings. Lykke Li also has three Los Angeles shows this March: a sold-out gig at the El Rey Theatre […]

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Contest: Win Tickets to Telekinesis with the Love Language at the Echo on Feb. 24

CONTEST CLOSED This is definitely one of the best shows going on in Los Angeles this February and we have some tickets to give away! Label mates, Telekinesis (aka Michael Benjamin Lerner) and the Love Language are set to play an intimate show at the Echo this Thursday, Feb. 24. Also on the bill are […]

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Chromeo’s “Business Casual Tour” at the Fox Theater Pomona (February 19, 2011) — Show Review

No rain, hail or thunderstorm could keep fans from missing Chromeo’s sold-out “Risky Business Tour” presented by Green Label Sound at the Fox Theater on Saturday, February 19th. The duo’s legions of fans waited in line with umbrellas and plastic bags, while it poured cats and dogs just to be in front of the line […]

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Contest: Win Tickets to Josh Ritter & the Royal City Band at the Music Box on Feb. 26

CONTEST CLOSED   Famed singer/songwriter, Josh Ritter is bringing his inspiring act to the Music Box on Saturday, Feb. 26 for an amazing night of music. The evening will feature Josh Ritter & the Royal City Band and Scott Hutchison of Frightened Rabbit. Ritter has been praised from the media and numerous famed musicians. Some […]

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Concert Tickets: Punk Rock Bowling with Descendents, Cock Sparrer, Bouncing Souls & More

Coming to you this Memorial Day weekend, May 27-30, 2011 is the 13th Annual Punk Rock Bowling Music Festival. This year’s line-up will feature some of the best punk bands, many of which graced my cassette tape collection back in high school. As one of the headliners this year and probably the biggest draw, are […]

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