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Hot Band Alert: “Silver” by Eternal Summers – Debut Album Review

I have one word for this album: hypnotic. Your experienced music mind might think I’m talking about trippy psychedelic sounds but that is not the case with Eternal Summers’ debut full-length album “Silver.” Some how this duo’s creations make me feel hypnotized with their poppy upbeat tunes. After hitting play I don’t want to write […]

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Hot Band Alert: “Ghost Fits” by Sisters – Debut Album Review

Neither brothers nor sisters, this Brooklyn duo creates rollicking, lazy-boned laments about days gone by. Once opener “The Curse” rattles to attention with rickety alternative-era guitars and youthful drum pats, the peg is as dead on as their Death By Audio ancestry. Core members of the collective that fostered a Brooklyn venue, effects pedal creations […]

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Hot Band Alert: “Pink Graffiti” by Secret Cities – Album Review

When terms like “dream pop” get thrown around, usually it draws the mind to synth-y airy music that still has a catchiness about it. Layered and elaborate this pop can often get so swept up in experimentation and its own psychedelic haze that it becomes mundane without some hallucinogenic drug trance on the listener. Yet, […]

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Hot Band Alert: Infantree (Free Album Download)

There’s a cool indie gem stowed away in the valley just waiting to explode. Back in May we caught a really great band by the name of Infantree open up for the The Besnard Lakes at the Troubadour in Los Angeles. Immediately they caught our attention with their eerie psyche folk, that at times can […]

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Hot Band Alert: Tame Impala at the Echo – Photos & Review 6/26

The mostly barefooted, longhaired foursome from down unda’, Tame Impala, played their first-ever Los Angeles show this past Monday at the Echo, opening as part of Rainbow Arabia’s residency night. The Perth psych-poppers lived up to their hype-band buzz and delivered a woozy, swirling set of fuzzed-out guitar chunks and bong-passing deliveries. The tunes on […]

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Hot Band Alert: Peggy Sue at Spaceland – Photos & Review 6/22

UK threesomes are always quite a special treat (and no I’m not talking about the naughty kind between the sheets). Eclectic blues-folk trio, Peggy Sue graced LA with their very cool tunes last Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at Spaceland. With serene vocals beautifully accented by a variety of instruments from numerous guitars, percussion, accordion and […]

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Hot Band Alert: “Electric Toys” by The Dig – Debut Album Review

Damn! These boys are cute. Ha! Okay now to the matter of importance … the music. I’m listening to and experiencing just released album “Electric Toys” by New York City band The Dig. After hitting play you are exposed to the first few seconds of an album that will more than likely shape your feelings […]

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Hot Band Alert: Foreign Born at the Silver Lake Jubilee – Photo Gallery

Another Silver Lake Jubilee band that deserved their own photo gallery! Foreign Born are pretty rad! The just make some epicly lovely and groovy music. We dig. Photos: Matt Draper

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Hot Band Alert: The Growlers at Silver Lake Jubilee – Photo Gallery

Hot Band Alert: The Growlers at Silver Lake Jubilee! These guys are so good they needed their own dedicated photo gallery for the Silver Lake Jubilee! Photos: Matt Draper (no, it’s not what it appears to be at a glance!)

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Hot Band Alert: An Interview with The Pity Party

The Pity Party are a damn-sexy-art-rock duo reppin’ LA. They’re one of the bands playing our showcase this Friday, May 21, 2010 at Spaceland in Silver Lake and are quite the treat to watch and hear. The band is composed of Heisenflei a red fox who handles simultaneous drums, keyboards, and vocals and then you […]

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