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Hot Band Alert: Peach Kings at Bootleg Bar – Photos (Oct. 1, 2011)

I stumbled across the Peach Kings back in April while listening to their songs via Sonicbids for the House of Blues New Music Nights—an evening of music I was curating for Sonicbids. Although I had chosen the Peach Kings as one of my top three bands to be featured in this showcase, my selection got vetoed for another […]

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Chelsea Wolfe Covers Nick Cave’s “I Let Love In” – Free MP3 Download

Photography Anna Dobos Los Angeles local, Chelsea Wolfe has released an incredible cover of Nick Cave’s “I Let Love In.” It’s haunting, morbid and absolutely beautiful. With almost six minutes of spellbinding words that you can barely make out, Wolfe’s rendition still strikes an emotional chord. There’s so much mystery and an unusual sensuality to her croon […]

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Video: L.A. Favorites, The Damn Sons get their Dose of Jam in the Van!

Photo: The Damn Sons by Craig Parker From the moment we heard the Damn Sons five-song self-titled EP we were instantly hooked to their edgy and grimy alt country rhythms. Not to mention, front-man Travis Schneider has a badass vocal swagger. We dug these dudes so much that we asked them to play one of […]

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Hot New Music: Las Kellies “Kellies” – Album Review

Sparking their third studio album off with a zombie surf-punk, organ infested intro,” Las Kellies set the tone for an unusual album full of delectable twists and turns. The fiery threesome from Buenos Aires, Argentina power through Kellies, their 14-track LP dousing your ears with feral garage riffs, exotic dub and a variety of post-punk […]

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Hot Band Alert: Bleached (Former Members of Mika Miko)

Former Mika Miko members (and sisters), Jessica and Jennifer Clavin have taken their ’77 punk style and have formed their new band, Bleached. The edgy sisters bring forth that Ramones powerpop flavor sprinkled in with some vintage psyche sounds. Their new single “Think of You” is one catchy diddy with a very classic punk sound. You […]

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Latin Invasion: Davila 666, Guadalupe Plata and Las Kellies – Free MP3s

With so much indie music protruding out of Los Angeles and New York, sometime you have to get a ‘lil international to keep things fresh. Below are three of our favorite Latin bands that are currently bustin’ out some amazing tunes and live shows. Check them all out below and get hip to them! Who: […]

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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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Ida Maria at the Echo (June 14, 2011) – Photo Gallery Review

Fans were ecstatic last week to learn that Norwegian rockette, Ida Maria was playing a surprise spot at the Echo last June 14, 2011 with Mona. Instead of waiting for her upcoming shows at Detroit Bar on June 29 and the Roxy on June 30, fans of the wreckless songstress got to witness her live […]

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House of Blues New Music Nights: Brian Buckley Band from Los Angeles

The first ever House of Blues New Music Nights, is making its way to the House of Blues Sunset on Tuesday, July 12th! A few weeks ago we mentioned our top three Los Angeles band choices and the opportunity for one of them to play both the House of Blues Las Vegas and San Diego […]

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