Daily Archives: March 9, 2011

Interview: SXSW 2011 with Beans (also of Anti-Pop Consortium) from Brooklyn

If you’re a true hip-hop head who misses the slick rhyme styles from the ’90s instead of this lame crap-rap, you need to add Beans to your SXSW schedule. The Brooklyn-based rap rebel delivers tight lyrics and flows over hard-hitting beats. Also a member of the dope-ass, Anti-Pop Consortium, Beans isn’t afraid to experiment outside […]

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Interview: SXSW 2011 with Army Navy from Los Angeles

Army Navy are bringing their sweet indie pop to Austin for some serious SXSW fun! Hailing from the City of Angels, you won’t want to miss this hot act. Their charming tunes are full of bouncing guitar chords with a bit of fuzz and noise rock tendencies all sugar coated with the adorable vocals of […]

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Hot Show Alert: New York Dolls at the Hollywood Bowl on June 14, 2011

If you don’t know or appreciate who the New York Dolls are and what they’ve done for punk, glam and rock and roll as a whole, I suggest you go pick up the book Please Kill Me and get some history in your head. I can’t deny how stoked I was when I saw that […]

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Serge Gainsbourg Tribute feat. Beck, Grizzly Bear, Beach House and Zola Jesus at the Hollywood Bowl on August 28, 2011

On Sunday, August 28 the Hollywood Bowl will host an extraordinary evening in memory of the eccentric and provocative, late French superstar, Serge Gainsbourg. Led by Jean Claude Vannier, French composer, arranger and longtime Gainsbourg collaborator, the legendary concept albums Histoire de Melody Nelson and L’enfant Assassin des Mouches will be performed in full with orchestra, […]

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New Music Video: The National “Conversation 16” (Feat. Mad Men’s, John Slattery)

As one of my favorite songs by The National, I was pretty stoked to read this morning that they have made a video for “Conversation 16.” A creepy love song where I morbidly find the words, “I was afraid I’d eat your brains,” romantic, the video also features, Mad Men star John Slattery! The video […]

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Morcheeba at the Music Box (March 6, 2011) – Photos & Show Review

Old and young alike eagerly crowded the Music Box in Hollywood this past Sunday (March 6, 2011) to dance and trip out to the dream-like music of Morcheeba and The Mumlers. Morcheeba, who headlined the show, attracted fans of all ages and creeds, most of who were obviously tripping out on some form of substance. […]

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Explosions In the Sky Book a Show at Hollywood Forever and Offer a Free Track from their New Album

Explosions In The Sky are back and have booked a special outdoor performance on Saturday, April 30, 2011 at Hollywood Forever. The post rock instrumentalists are touring in support of their new six-track album, Take Care, Take Care, Take Care, set for release on April 18 via Temporary Residence. You can download a free track […]

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Contest: Win Tickets to The Cave Singers with Frank Fairfield at The Autry (March 13, 2011)

CONTEST CLOSED From indie folk with and a psyche edge to a more traditional backyard folk where you’d expect to see a washtub bass along with pots and pans for the percussion line, The Autry is hosting a pretty cool show this Sunday, March 13. Presented by the Echo, the evening will feature The Cave […]

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Early Winters “Early Winters” EP — Album Review

Made up of U.K.-bred singer Carina Round, Canadian artist Justin Rutledge, L.A. producer/musician Dan Burns and Zac Rae of the band Pedestrian, Early Winters’ self-titled five-track EP is made up of tunes that provide movies with the great background music for its most sentimental or epic moments. Or least that’s what I thought as I […]

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The Mumlers at the Music Box (March 6, 2011) – Photos & Show Review

Old and young alike eagerly crowded the Music Box in Hollywood this past Sunday (March 6, 2011) to dance and trip out to the dream-like music of Morcheeba and The Mumlers. Morcheeba, who headlined the show, attracted fans of all ages and creeds, most of who were obviously tripping out on some form of substance. […]

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