Stuff by: Emily Saex

Crystal Antlers “Two-Way Mirror” – Album Review

After temporarily settling down in the small Mexican farming town of La Punta Banda, Long Beach natives Crystal Antlers have spawned the follow up to their 2010 debut with their impressive new album Two-Way Mirror. Fusing different styles and genres on their already eclectic palette, the Crystal Antlers have added new elements of avant-garde pop, […]

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Abe Vigoda, Parenthetical Girls, Extra Life at The Echo (July 21, 2011) – Photos & Show Review

I arrived at the Echo on Thursday July 21, 2011 to the exaggerated theatricality of Sam Mickens’ stop-and-go guitar and intense vocals. I felt as if I had walked into a somewhat familiar state of disarray: and I kind of liked it. From songwriter to purposeful spazz in seconds — vocals ranged from soft and […]

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Tomorrows Tulips “Eternally Teenage” – Album Review

First of all let me start this album review by saying I LOVE THE JAPANESE MOTORS.  Unfortunately, shortly after their self-titled debut album made a splash, they got washed out to sea. Luckily, singer-guitarist-surfer Alex Knost, of the Japanese Motors is freaking back with his new band, Tomorrows Tulips. Accompanied by girlfriend Christina Keyes, the […]

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Generationals with Gardens and Villa at The Echo (July 14, 2011) – Photos & Show Review

I arrived at The Echo on Thursday July 14, 2011 about 5-10 minutes into the show and the place was already close to full. It wasn’t air tight but a solid group of people filled the room. What filled the room even more which I noticed upon arrival, was the bass. I immediately made way through the […]

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Matt Pond PA “Spring Fools EP” – Album Review

Straightforward snare hits, pressing guitar and Matt Pond’s slightly breathy vocals lead immediately into the first track off Matt Pond PA‘s new Spring Fools EP entitled “Love to Get Used.” “Let’s hang on to abandon, let’s hope we lose control, to be out in the open, baby, and let go of the road.”  This is perfect […]

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The Postelles with Kitten at The Echo – Photos & Show Review

An early set time of 7:30 p.m. for opening band, Pageants, meant early arrival at The Echo on June 28, 2011, as I did not want to miss a thing (cue Aerosmith here). I was one of the few at this point with a beer in hand and the booth seating along the side of […]

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