Monthly Archives: January 2012

Hot New Music: Crosses Release Second EP †† on January 24, 2012

Back in November, we put up a post about concert tickets for Crosses (also stylized as †††), Chino Moreno of Deftones’ side project with Far guitarist Shaun Lopez and Chuck Doom. Their upcoming Glass House show (one of only four West Coast tour dates) is going down Tuesday, Jan. 31 and it’s highly recommended that […]

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Emily Saex |
What Cool Shows Are Going On This Week in L.A.? (Jan. 23 – 29, 2012)

Skrillex at SXSW – Photo: Sandra Burciaga 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, indie and […]

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M83 with Big Black Delta at Club Nokia – Photos & Show Review – Jan. 13, 2012

A couple of months ago, I was one of the lucky few to get into M83’s first L.A. show supporting their astounding record, Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming. The show took place at the Music Box and it was all sorts of packed with intense security levels. I was awe-struck by their performance even though it […]

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Penguin Prison, Cassettes Won’t Listen and American Royalty at the Echo—Photos & Review—Jan. 13, 2012

Friday the 13th didn’t scare away music lovers who wanted to shimmy and shake to the sounds of Penguin Prison (aka Chris Glover), New York’s latest indie import. As headliners for the night at Echo Park’s cozy dive-like concert spot, the Echo—Penguin Prison was accompanied by L.A.’s own indie trio American Royalty and chillwave artist […]

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Hot New Music: Matthew Dear – Headcage EP – Review

  If 2011 was the year that dubstep went mainstream, then 2012 just might be the year that old school DJs/dance music moguls begin grabbing the brass ring—or in many cases a mic—and just going for it! This may be the year that DJs start singing and becoming superstars. Matthew Dear (DJ, producer and co-label head of dance music […]

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Contest: Win Tickets to Theophilus London at the El Rey – Jan. 22, 2012

  Theophilus London at Club Nokia – Photo: Wei Shi Theophilus London burst onto the scene with last year’s hit album Timez Are Weird and now he’s touching down upon the City of Angels and bringing his funky vibes and slick lyrics with him this Sunday, Jan. 22 at the El Rey. Rooted in hip-hop, Theophilus London’s […]

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Contest: Win Tickets to LJO: Tribute to Hank Mobley at the Luckman Fine Arts Complex (Jan. 21, 2012)

Sometimes moving forward and looking to the future of music is best done by honoring and celebrating musical greats of the past.  The talented musicians of the Luckman Jazz Orchestra (LJO), conducted by Charles Owens, will be doing just that when they pay tribute to tenor saxophone champion Hank Mobley at the Luckman Fine Arts […]

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Emily Saex |
Contest: Win Tickets to Tijuana Panthers at the Glass House (Jan. 21, 2012)

Tijuana Panthers are coming to rock your world at the Glass House on Saturday, Jan. 21.  Punk, psych, surf – this Long Beach trio cover all kinds of musical turf that will get you shakin’ and pogo-ing all night long.  Expect rock and roll fever to strike you, don’t resist this good time.  The Lovely […]

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Emily Saex |
Hot Band Alert – Caught A Ghost at Dim Mak Studios – Photos – January 7, 2012

L.A. up-and-comers – Caught A Ghost – put on quite the dubsteppin’-electro-indie-soul party at Dim Mak Studios last week. The free party also included a few other performers, but we were here just to see Caught A Ghost (’cause they were pretty much the best). The innovative and fresh, L.A. ensemble are looking quite promising […]

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Free Show – The Dillinger Escape Plan at the Slidebar – Jan. 19, 2012

If you can’t make it to The Dillinger Escape Plan’s show this Wednesday, Jan. 18 at the Eagle Rock Center for the Arts, you can catch them perform a tight set (for FREE) at the Slidebar this Thursday, Jan. 19. Fo’ realz! The Dillinger Escape Plan will headline a free 21-and-over show at the Slidebar this […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |