Monthly Archives: August 2011

Fool’s Gold “Leave No Trace” – Album Review

I saw Fool’s Gold play the Jewlicious festival in Long Beach earlier this year and my review of that went a little something like this:  “Jewlicious 7.0 Festival – Fool’s Gold is awesome live.” I was excited to hear how their sophomore album, Leave No Trace (released August 16) measured up to all the greatness I’ve seen […]

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Emily Saex |
Hot vs Not: Sunset Strip Girls

Photo: Will Tee Yang What exactly is a Sunset Strip girl? Back in the day it was cool (when the strip didn’t house a bunch of rocker douches), but now pretty much any female tattooed scenester is considered a Sunset Strip girl. You know, the kind that always hang out at The Roxy, Viper Room, […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
What Cool Shows Are Going On This Week in L.A.? (Aug. 29 – Sept. 4, 2011)

Cults at Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock – Photo by Monique Hernandez We don’t post every show that’s going on every night (in or around L.A.) 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 […]

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Contest: Win Tickets to the Butthole Surfers with 400 Blows at the Echoplex (Aug. 27, 2011)

  Sunset Junction may be canceled, but the shows must go on! The Butthole Surfers have been rescheduled to perform at the Echoplex this Saturday, Aug. 27 with special guests 400 Blows! Tickets to the show are $25 at the door and the event is 18-and-over. Naturally, we have tickets to give away! This is […]

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Contest: Win Ticketst to FYF Fest at the L.A. Historic Park (Sept. 3, 2011)

FYF Fest is underway! Kicking off this labor day weekend on Saturday, Sept. 3, FYF will be hosting a dope line up featuring the Descendents, Death From Above 1979, Explosions In The Sky, Cold War Kids, The Head & The Heart and many more. It’s back at the L.A. Historic Park so bring your sunscreen […]

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Rock The Bells at San Manuel Amphitheater (Aug. 20, 2011) – Photos & Review

This past Saturday, Aug. 20 was a blistering hot day and the classic line-up at Rock The Bells only made it hotter. Upon arriving at the San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino, I was amazed at how large this venue was. After some 12 hours of speed-walking under the sun to the various stages, I […]

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Contest: Win Tickets to the Dodos with the Luyas at the Autry (Aug. 27, 2011)

The Dodos at SXSW – Photo by Sandra Burciaga I’m sure you already know how awesome the Dodos are live. But what about Montreal’s, the Luyas? Yeah, this multi-instrumental indie band is pretty damn good too and very eclectic with their sound. Both of these amazing bands are playing the Autry this Saturday, Aug. 27 […]

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An Interview with Diego’s Umbrella at Outside Lands

Set in our little spot in the woods nestled in Golden Gate Park at Outside Lands Music Festival, I had the opportunity to interview Tyler Maulhardt and Benjamin Leon from the gypsy pirate rock band Diego’s Umbrella. These guys are exactly as fun in person as they are on stage, super sexy, and just down right […]

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CONTEST: Win Tickets to DNTEL at the Echoplex (Aug. 27, 2011)

DNTEL aka Jimmy Tamborello is indeed one half of Sub Pop Record’s very own The Postal Service and now he brings his solo project to the Echoplex this Saturday Aug. 27. With Support from Dangerbird darlings The One AM Radio and Geotic (Will from Bath’s solo project), get ready for an ambient vibe out. Tickets to the show are $13 in advance, […]

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Emily Saex |
2011 Sunset Strip Music Festival Photos

The Sunset Strip Music Festival invaded the streets of Hollywood this past Saturday, Aug. 20. Were you a part of the celebration? If you were, you’re probably in one of our crowd shots below. Take a peek at our photo gallery! Photography: Will Tee Yang       Check out our Sunset Strip Music Festival […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |