Monthly Archives: October 2012

The Soft Pack – Strapped – Album Review

Strapped is an album largely compromised of past demos that stand as strong songs on their own, but suffer from zig zag tracklisting.  The Soft Pack seem undecided on whether or not to risk alienating their fans by completely abandoning their previous sound or to fully embrace their newer ventures. While it is refreshing to […]

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What Cool Shows Are Going On This Week in L.A.? (October 8– 14, 2012)

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 local musicians and venues. Let us know […]

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Contest: Win Tickets to Hospitality at The Echo – October 16, 2012

Brooklyn based indie-pop trio, Hospitality, are playing The Echo on Tuesday, October 16. Since their self released EP dropped in 2009, the bands bright and energetic sounds have garnered buzz and hype that has only snowballed with the release of their self-titled album, which hit the shelves January of this year. These up and comers […]

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Contest: Win Tickets to Michael Kiwanuka at John Anson Ford Amphitheatre (October 9, 2012)

British soul singer Michael Kiwanuka plays the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre on Tuesday, October 9.  Michael Kiwanuka is on tour now in support of his 2012 album release, Home Again.  His soothing voice and guitar driven soul jams are so enticing, you’ll find yourself swaying and dancing to the groove in no time.  Nathaniel Rateliff […]

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Contest: Win Tickets to Big Business at the Down and Out – October 14, 2012

Los Angeles formed sludge metal trio, Big Business, are playing a Blundertown presented show at The Down and Out on Sunday, October 14th. We’ve got you tickets right here! Well, if you’re lucky. The night will be quite a trilling experience with three hard hitting bands playing back to back at an iconic LA Bar. […]

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Contest: Win Tickets to Bettye LaVette at the Troubadour (October 11, 2012)

Bettye LaVette showcases her power house voice at the Troubadour on Thursday, October 11.  Bettye LaVette is one of those near-best kept secrets in soul and blues music but also maintains an eclectic palette, with successful ventures in country, funk, gospel and rock.  Celebrating her 50th year of making music, she has stood the test […]

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Emily Saex |
Contest: Win Tickets to Big Business at Alex’s Bar (October 15, 2012)

Stoner/sludge metal band from Seattle Big Business is out doing a number of shows this fall and they’re stopping by Alex’s Bar on Monday, October 15. Made up of Coady Willis and Jared Warren, they’ve been actively rocking since 2004. They relocated to Los Angeles in 2006 and became members of The Melvins. They’ve since […]

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Contest: Win Tickets to Grizzly Bear at the Greek Theatre (October 10, 2012)

Brooklyn indie-pop, ambient rockers Grizzly Bear play the Greek Theatre on Wednesday, October 10.  Grizzly Bear are on tour now in support of their September 2012 release, Shields (Warp Records), the band’s fourth studio album. Peep their new video for “Yet Again” here and get psyched for some monumental jams.  Special guest Lower Dens open up a […]

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Emily Saex |
Contest: Win Tickets to Ezra Furman at the Satellite (October 12, 2012)

Indie rocker Ezra Furman and his new band (not the Harpoons, as he points out!) will be playing a few shows in California this month. He released his solo album “The Year of No Returning” this year and he’s only just begun! Make sure to catch him take the stage at the Satellite on Friday, October 12.  […]

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Reptar at Echoplex – Photos Review – September 23, 2012

Reptar brought the house down last week at Echoplex where they brought their funky moves and awesome dance tunes again. The line-up was loaded with awesomeness, with support coming from On An On, Rubblebucket, and Icky Blossoms. It was seriously a fun time! Photography: Klarisse Gepilano / Rozette Diaz REPTAR ICKY BLOSSOMS ON AN ON […]

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