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Concert Tickets: We Were Promised Jetpacks at the Music Box (November 10, 2011)

After a more than impressive debut album, We Were Promised Jetpacks are well on their way to releasing another full-length with their sophomore effort The Pit Of The Stomach, set for a U.S. release on Oct. 4 via Fat Kat Records. Supporting the album they will be going on a 30-date tour in Europe/UK and […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
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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Emily Saex |
Mariachi El Bronx Offer New Track “48 Roses” Download off their New Album

Good news for fans of Mariachi El Bronx (the alter-ego of L.A. punk rockers The Bronx), the boys are set to release their sophomore album, Mariachi El Bronx (II) via ATO on August 2. The band teamed up once again with John Avila, former member of Oingo Boingo, to co-produce the album, which was recorded […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Mumford & Sons Debut a New Track off their Sophomore Album

Mumford & Sons at the Railroad Revival Tour – Photo by Wei Shi Mumford & Sons have been previewing some new music on their recent tours. We saw them a couple months ago at the Railroad Revival Tour in San Pedro where we were teased with new tunes and now you can hear a new […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Hot New Music: Shabazz Palaces “Black Up” — Album Review

Photo: Shabazz Palaces at the Troubadour – by Ben Irwin As the first hip-hop group signed to indie-rock heavy-hitters Sup Pop, Shabazz Palaces brings a new psychedelic style to hip-hop. Free off all the bullshit, hype and wannabe pop infused crap, Shabazz Palaces’ debut album, Black Up totally tears away at traditional hip-hop vibes to […]

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Hot Band Alert: The Postelles Self Titled — Debut Album Review

The Postelles’ self-titled debut album is drenched with bubbly and addictive ’50s rock ‘n’ roll vibes intertwined with a bit of ’60s pop—all with a modern twist. In an odd way, they sort of resemble an early Weezer (from their Blue album), but are more upbeat. The Postelles is full of a sort of first […]

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Download a FREE 2011 SXSW Sampler Featuring 140 Songs

Now this is going to make my 2011 South by Southwest (SXSW) experience a lot easier. Spinner has just released an awesome SXSW sampler featuring 140 songs from this year’s acts. You can download the entire sampler for FREE at www.Spinner.com. The download comes in three different parts and is well worth it even if […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
FREE MP3 Downlaod: Reakwon’s “Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang”

We just caught the infamous Wu-Tang Clan play a smokin’ show at Club Nokia this past December. One of the many things that stood out at this particular show, was the excitement coming from the Chef (aka Raekwon). Considering he’s usually a mellow cat on-stage compared to the rest of the Clan, it was fun […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Lykke Li Shares New Song “I Follow Rivers” off her New Album

The adorable Swedish songbird, Lykke Li continues to tease us with more music from her sophomore album Wounded Rhymes, set for release on March 1, 2011. A few weeks ago she announced the track list and artwork for Wounded Rhymes while in October she offered her Get Some single as free download. Now Lykke shares […]

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Lower Dens Release New Single “Batman” and Covers Mayo Thompson

Lower Dens have released a new single titled Batman. The single includes the gorgeous title track as well as a cover by Mayo Thompson, “Dear Betty Baby.” Both tracks are great, but I just can’t stop listening to “Batman.” It’s soars with guitar jangle and is just straight up lovely. The single will be available […]

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