Monthly Archives: August 2011

2011 Outside Lands – Day One (Aug. 12, 2011) – Photos & Review

This past Friday August 12, 2011 was day one of Outside Lands Music Festival in San Francisco. It was an experience for all the senses. With the scenery set as a beautiful gathering in the crisp pine-filled air forest of towering trees in Golden Gate Park, I felt like a little tree fairy.  Upon arrival […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Case Studies – “The World Is Just a Shape to Fill the Night” – Album Review

I get it. You work your ass off. You slave for years mixing and matching to get your modern indie folk band sounding exactly the way you want — you do some great local shows, then small tours, then bigger tours and finally get a chance to make a quality record. You get a more-than-acceptable […]

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Rock The Bells Interview with Chang Weisberg

I chatted with Chang Weisberg today, the head honcho of Guerilla Union and founding member of Rock The Bells. In case you’ve been under a rock the past few months, Rock The Bells is going down this Saturday, Aug. 20 at the San Manuel Amphitheater. Chang shared with me some history of RTB and what […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
EELS with The Submarines at the El Rey Theatre Photos (Aug. 11, 2011)

EELS headlined the El Rey Theatre this past Thursday and Elvis showed up (Elvis aka James Kruk)! No joke. Check out the photos below  if you don’t believe us! Also opening up for EELS were the Submarines! Were you there? Let us know what you thought of the performances in a comment below. P.S. Mark […]

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Spirit Hoods suck - Outside Lands Photos
Hot vs Not: Your Spirit Hood Makes You Look Like a Turd

Really? Can the whole Spirit Hood trend at music festivals just die already? They’re cute on kiddies, but not adults. We’ve already shared our despise for these dorky getups, but they still seem to continue. No, it’s not fuckin’ cool, yes you look like a turd and yes, it’s 100 degrees out and your head […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Mariachi El Bronx Video Interview

A few weeks ago we attended Mariachi El Bronx’s record release party for their sophomore album, Mariachi El Bronx (II). It was a hell of a fiesta and MEB played their entire new album, as well as some old numbers. You can check out all the action from the event here. Before the show (and […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Hot New Music: The Hundred Days “Really?” — Album Review

If you’re a fan of The Killers, Franz Ferdinand or The Bravery, then The Hundred Days should be in rotation through your indie rock playlist. The San Francisco-based indie band has released their freshmen LP Really?— a 10-track album that’s filled with influences of alternative, punk, pop, electro and more. While the aforementioned, The Hundred […]

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Ryan Adams October Tour Dates: Henry Miller Library in Big Sur and Balboa Theater in San Diego

Ryan Adams has announced some West Coast tour dates in mid-October! But wait, there are no Los Angeles dates on the tour schedule … wah! Or is there … hehehe This will be the singer-songwriter’s first time playing a full set in the U.S. in almost three years. However, we recently caught him as the […]

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The War on Drugs “Slave Ambient” – Album Review

Having left off with 2008’s Wagonwheel Blues, with only 2010’s Future Weather EP to tide fans over, The War on Drugs’ sophomore album is now released into the musical wild.  Slave Ambient is out today, Tuesday August 16, 2011, so get your paws on that shit. Front man Adam Granduciel (the dude in the pic […]

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Emily Saex |
Ellie Goulding at the Wiltern (Aug. 11, 2011) – Photos

Ellie Goulding played to a sold-out show this past Thursday, Aug. 11 at the Wiltern. Check out our photo gallery below of Ellie and her band rockin’ the crowd like a true rockstars! Photography: Will Tee Yang   Click through the photo gallery below for more photos of Ellie Goulding at the Wiltern!

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |