Monthly Archives: November 2011

Hot New Music: The Soft Moon – Total Decay – EP Review

The Soft Moon, the musical evil genius of Bay area based musician Luis Vasquez (and performing as a trio plus visuals for live shows) released their Total Decay EP on October 31, 2011. Out on Captured Tracks and available for streaming on Spin.com, this handful of “post-apocalyptic” songs was all too fitting for the Halloween […]

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Emily Saex |
Contest: Win Tickets to Immortal Technique at the Music Box (Nov. 21, 2011)

  Revolutionary and intense are words best used to describe the hip-hop style of lyricist Immortal Technique, who has garnered international success and and legions of die-hard fans over the years. With lyrics that are deep and profound surrounded by heavy-hittin’ beats, once Immortal Technique touches the mic, you’ll be mesmerized by the engaging force […]

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Contest: Win Tickets to People Under the Stairs at the El Rey Theatre (Nov. 19, 2011)

L.A.-based hip-hop duo People Under the Stairs have been making dope beats and busting clean rhymes since their first LP in 1998 and now they’re touring in support of their latest release Highlighters. Thes One and Double K will be doing it big in their hometown, so expect a bangin’ show that includes the likes […]

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Contest: Win Tickets to Kimya Dawson at the Echo (Nov. 18, 2011)

The very cool singer-songwriter, Kimya Dawson is hitting the Echo this Friday, Nov. 18 for an early performance at 6:30 p.m. One half Moldy Peaches, Kimya is touring in support of her seventh solo album, Thunder Thighs. The album was released this past October and contains collaborations with Aesop Rock. It would be pretty rad if […]

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Contest: Win Tickets to Kysuss Lives! at the Wiltern (Nov. 18, 2011)

LA rock band Kysuss Lives! returns for a raging show at the Wiltern on Friday Nov.18. If you missed out on our contest in September heres your chance to nab some tickets to a true rock n’roll show with lots of soul and head banging. Support: The Sword, Black Cobra, The Shrine Tickets to the […]

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Feist with Chilly Gonzales at the Wiltern (Nov. 12, 2011) – Photos & Show Review

Upon arriving at the Wiltern on Saturday, Nov. 12 for the sold out Feist show, I immediately walked into the piano hammerings of a mad man. Classically trained anti-virtuoso and frequent touring buddy/fellow Canadian of Feist — Chilly Gonzales was already in the midst of moving across the piano keys with impeccable and precise speed, his […]

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Concert Tickets: Guns N’ Roses at The Forum (Dec. 21, 2011)

Dang, GnR are back baby. Let’s see how Axl does on stage (pray for non-doucheness). The last time we saw Guns N’ Roses was in Donington, England at the Download Festival in 2006 and they did a kick-ass job. Now, GnR have announced their first Los Angeles show in five years. As part of their winter […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Contest: Win Tickets to The Civil Wars at the Wiltern (Nov. 19, 2011)

The Civil Wars aka the duo of Joy Williams and John Paul White will be gracing the Wiltern stage on Saturday, Nov. 19.  Their debut album Barton Hollow has been making a huge splash, garnering praise left and right since its February 2011 release.  Expect a most intimate and intricate, minimalist folk-country Americana soaked pop […]

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Emily Saex |
Contest: Win Tickets to Jim Jefferies at Club Nokia (Nov. 18, 2011)

Australian born, English bred stand-up comedian, Jim Jefferies will be at Club Nokia this Friday, Nov. 18.  Mr. Jefferies has a sexually deviant super crude brand of comedy not for the faint of heart, it’s dirty and naughty and funny as sin. Currently residing in Venice Beach, Jefferies has done HBO specials as well as a weekly […]

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Keep Shelly in Athens at the Roxy (Nov. 8, 2011) – Photos & Show Review

Grimy Goods and Gorilla vs. Bear teamed up to present a stellar evening of music and that’s just what we did.  Radiant Grecian duo, Keep Shelly in Athens made their L.A. debut at The Roxy on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011. Bummed because I missed opener Pyyramids due to late arrival but I heard that they jump-started […]

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