Monthly Archives: September 2012

Hot Band Alert – Breton – Playing the Echo September 18, 2012

What do you get when you combine the Brit vibes of Bloc Party, sprinkled with the sensual beats of Massive Attack? Actually, let’s top that off with a gorgeous flavoring of elegant strings mixed with jerky guitar riffs and spastic percussion. You get a product of incredible sounds that go by the name of Breton. […]

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Conest: Win Tickets to Moonface with Foxygen at The Echo – September 19, 2012

Spencer Krug, lead singer of the recently disbanded band Wolf Parade, will be playing The Echo on Wednesday, September 19th under his solo project moniker, Moonface. We caught Moonface’s performance at this year’s FYF Fest and it did not disappoint. More than enough to not only satisfy mourning Wolf Parade fans, but also attract new […]

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Contest: Win Tickets to The Used at Fox Theater Pomona (September 18, 2012)

Rock/emo upstarts The Used play Fox Theater Pomona on Tuesday, September 18.  The Used are on tour now in support of their fifth full-length album Vulnerable (Hopeless Records).  Peep the videos for the singles “I Come Alive” and “Put Me Out” and you’ll start to get an idea of the positive direction in which their […]

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Emily Saex |
Contest: Win Tickets to Culture Collide Festival – Oct. 4-7, 2012

FILTER magazine’s Culture Collide Festival is underway this October 4-7, 2012.This year’s line-up includes; The Big Pink, Zola Jesus, Diiv, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Bonde do Role, The Wombats, Breakestra, Of Montreal, and many more great International acts. Click here to see the full line-up. The 2012 Culture Collide Festival will take place over four days […]

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Contest: Win Tickets to Gov’t Mule at Club Nokia (September 18, 2012)

Rock/blues jam veterans Gov’t Mule tear up Club Nokia on Tuesday, September 18.  Gov’t Mule is on tour now in support of By A Thread, their first studio album release in 3 years.  Spearheaded by guitarist/vocalist Warren Haynes (The Allman Brothers Band), Gov’t Mule has maintained its crisp sound and steady growth of material since the […]

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Emily Saex |
Thee Oh Sees with The Mallard and Sic Alps – Photos & Show Review – El Rey Theatre

Minus the police-state security tactics and overpriced drinks, the El Rey Theatre is actually a pretty amazing place to catch a band.  Besides, it’s all about the pregame anyway.  San Francisco garage titans, Thee Oh Sees headlined this past Sunday.  It was a who’s who of the burgeoning San Francisco garage scene as fellow Bay […]

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Hot Band Alert: Pokey LaFarge and The South City Three

  Celebrating that early Americana with a vibrant mix old-timey sound, Pokey LaFarge and The South City Three embrace all the musical goodness of yesteryear and deliver it in a classic package to captivate the rhythmic ears of today. Sprouting from St. Louis, Missouri — a city rich in the musical culture of blues, jazz […]

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Contest: Win Tickets to Hunx and His Punx at Los Globos – September 15, 2012

Hunx and His Punx, a rock and roll band from Oakland, CA is set to play Los Globos this Saturday, September 15. Presented by Blundertown, they will be joined by rockers Shannon and the Clams and psych-rock band The Sister Ruby Band. There’s going to be a wet underwear contest with a $50 cash prize […]

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Contest: Win Tickets to Breton at the Echo (September 18, 2012)

Get ready to have your mind blown as Breton takes center stage at the Echo on Tuesday, September 18, 2012! The artist is best know for mixing film and sound, providing fans with both audio and audio-visual autopsy; deconstructing and re-assembling popular culture. Seeing Breton live is an intense, hypnotic experience, as the band clad in black […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Contest: Win Tickets to Austra at the El Rey Theatre (September 15, 2012)

Toronto six-piece, Austra play the El Rey Theatre on Saturday, September 15, a stop on their September tour.  The band’s 2011 release Feel It Break (Domino Records/Paper Bag Records) rocks and easily found its way onto the Grimy Goods Best Albums of 2011 list.  Vocalist/songwriter Katie Stelmanis’ classical roots uplift the indie-electronic group’s new-wave sound, making it both […]

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Emily Saex |