Monthly Archives: November 2011

M83 “Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming” — Album Review

It seems that M83’s newest album, Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming is as epic as Anthony Gonzalez said it would be last year when he first talked about the highlight anticipated follow up to 2008’s Saturdays = Youth. The sixth studio album by the French electro-indie act debuted at number 15 on the U.S. Billboard 200 […]

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Contest: Win Tickets to Future Islands at the Echoplex (Nov. 17, 2011)

Baltimore trio Future Islands will be crashing the shores of the Echoplex on Thursday, Nov. 17.  Their aptly titled 2011 album release, On The Water, recorded by the waterfront of Elizabeth City, NC, is causing some musical waves.  Get ready for it to wash right over you!  Ed Schrader’s Music Beat and XBXRX support. Tickets […]

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Contest: Win Tickets to VNV Nation at the Mayan Theater (Nov. 16, 2011)

VNV (“Victory Not Vengeance”) Nation aka duo Ronan Harris and Mark Jackson, bring their rhythm fueled, industrial electronica rock to the Mayan on Wednesday, Nov. 16.  They hit North America in support of their 2011 album release Automatic which is already topping charts in Germany and Canada.  See what all the fuss is about and […]

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What Cool Shows Are Going On This Week in L.A.? (Nov. 14 – 20, 2011)

Future Islands at the Smell – Photo: Craig Parker 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 an affinity towards underground, […]

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Contest: Win Tickets to The Sounds at the Glass House (Nov. 15, 2011)

  Los Angeles are you ready to twist, and shout along with Sweden’s hottest new wavers The Sounds? Well you better be, because on Tuesday, Nov. 15 ready or not they will be at the Glass House in Pomona. With a steady stream of musical goodness since 1998 The Sounds are a band with real […]

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Mates of State with Generationals at the El Rey Theatre – Photos (Nov. 8, 2011)

Equipped with foliage covered instruments and a backdrop of vibrant flowers and puffy light-up clouds, Mates of State stopped by the El Rey to promote the release of their seventh album, Mountaintops. The husband/wife duo are practically indie-pop legends with their infectious harmonies and unique organ and drum arrangements. Their songs deliver bursts of joyful […]

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Contest: Win Tickets to The Sounds at the Wiltern (Nov. 16, 2011)

  The Sounds at U.S. Open of Surfing 2011 – Photo: Will Tee Yang Swedish quintet, The Sounds, hit the Wiltern on Wednesday, Nov. 16. The Sounds are an indie electro dance pop powerhouse steeped in badass rock n’ roll attitude. What more could you possibly want?  With support from The Limousines and DJ’s Kids […]

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Cyndi Lauper at Club Nokia – Photos (Nov. 4, 2011)

Coining a world renowned motto with her hit song, “Girls Just Want to Have Fun,” the 80s posterchild, Cyndi Lauper took Club Nokia by storm on Nov. 4, 2011. Almost pushing 60, Cyndi is still as fiery as ever with her lovely pipes, spunk and adorable presence. Check out the photos below from her nostalgic performance at […]

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Win Tickets to Mariachi El Bronx at the 98.7 FM Hollywood Tower Penthouse (Nov. 15, 2011)

Mariachi El Bronx at La Cita – Photo: Ryan Mulvey We been fans of these guys for quite some time now, especially their badass punk outfit, The Bronx. Now moonlighting almost full-time as Mariachi El Bronx (MEB), and creating quite the heavy buzz since the release of their sophomore album, Mariachi El Bronx II— these Los […]

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Swahili Blonde – Psycho Tropical Ballet Pink – Album Review

  Swahili Blonde at the Echoplex – Photo: Matt Fisher OK. There is a LOT going on here. I mean there is a hell of a lot going on here. Swahili Blonde’s newest release Psycho Tropical Ballet Pink mixes elements of krautrock, Afro-beat, psyche, dub, skronk, no wave and I don’t think I’ve even covered […]

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