Monthly Archives: March 2011

Miami Horror, Chapel Club & Superhumanoids at the Echoplex (March 12, 2011) — Show Review & Photo Gallery

So we all know that SXSW just went off in Austin, but before the madness ensued in Texas, the Echoplex wanted to give us unlucky Angelinos who wouldn’t be able to make it to the AWESOME music-filled week a little treat with its SXSW Kick-Off Party featuring Miami Horror, Chapel Club, Superhumanoids, Geographer, Polock and […]

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Telekinesis “12 Desperate Straight Lines” — Album Review

Telekinesis at the Echo – Photo by Ivette Orenos for Grimy Goods Telekinesis is very far from past grunge acts that have come out of Seattle, WA. Instead, Michael Benjamin Lerner, the man behind Telekinesis, is providing the city with a new sound…some popish indie rock that’ll put a smile on any hipster face! As […]

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What Cool Shows Are Going On This Week in L.A.? (March 21-27, 2011)

  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 and local musicians and venues. Let us […]

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Yann Tiersen at the Music Box Hollywood (March 11, 2011) – Show Review & Photo Gallery & Video

Yann Tiersen stopped by Los Angeles last Friday to promote his latest album Dust Lane (ANTI- 2010) at the Music Box. His touring band of five musicians accompanied him on drums, bass, keyboard, guitar, and probably any other instrument that produces a beautiful sound. The French multi-instrumentalist and composer is probably most well known in […]

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Breathe Owl Breathe at the Music Box (March 11, 2011) – Show Review & Photo Gallery

When a man in a scuba mask and fanny pack asks you to clap along, and a cello player dons a wolf hat before singing into the microphone, you know that it’s going to be an interesting night of music. The Michigan trio, Breathe Owl Breathe, combines whimsical storytelling with quietly haunting harmonies. Opening up […]

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Mike Watt and The Missing Men with Le Butcherettes at the Echo – Show Review & Photos

On Friday, March 16, 2011 fans of garage punk were treated with both a legend and a relative newcomer, demonstrating how the genre is changing, yet essentially remaining the same. Le Butcherettes, led by Teri Gender Bender, opened the show at The Echo with a short, wrenching monologue, her eyes wide and her voice strained. […]

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Living Things “Malocchio” Mixtape — Album Review

I’m not sure if there is anything better than free music! Not only does it allow you find new, cool bands, but it also beefs up your iTunes. Hailing from St. Louis, the four-piece band Living Things released their free seven-track mixtape the day after they announced their four-week residency at the Satellite for the […]

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FREE Show: Dangerbird Presents “Livestrong Through Song” with The Airborne Toxic Event, The Dears & More!

Bummed you’re missing out on all the action at SXSW? Well don’t get your panties in a bunch! There’s plenty of good shows going on this week in L.A. The good people at Dangerbird Records are putting on a sweet FREE show this Wednesday, March 16 featuring The Airborne Toxic Event, The Dears, Eulogies and […]

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HARD Weekend L.A. Photo Gallery – Weird Club Kids and Hot Barely Legals

HARD Weekend L.A. went off this past Saturday at Club NOKIA, and just like any other electro-techno-house festival, the club kids came out to play. And play they did! Was that you with your booty hangin’ out of your undies? Do you know that boy in the furry vest? Were you wearing nerdy Pointdexter glasses? […]

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An Interview with Toro Y Moi (aka Chaz Bundick)

Chaz Bundick is still getting used to the whole success thing under his Toro Y Moi moniker. The Columbia, South Carolina native released his first LP, Causers of This, a year ago and has already followed up with his sophomore effort Underneath the Pine. Already receiving amazing reviews, the 24-year-old singer/songwriter wasn’t trying to gain […]

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