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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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Hot Band Alert: The Ferocious Few at Les Deux – Show Review and Photos

When I first received The Ferocious Few’s debut album, “Juices” I new these guys were gonna bring a hell of a show after listening to their first track, “Gasoline & Cocaine.” If the title alone doesn’t procure some curiosity, the stealth surf-guitar-like intro and pulsating drums will. These guys fuel the best party you’ve never […]

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Hot Band Alert: The Joy Formidable

I’m digging these Welsh indie rockers, The Joy Formidable. The trio brings forth a fresh, high energy indie rock sound that resonates with catchy pop melodies such as in their perky track “Whirring.” Not to mention, fem-vocalist Ritzy Bryan, has an explosive lush cantor. She’s quite the fox too and looks a bit like Emily […]

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The Pity Party at the Echoplex – Live Photos

Check out the live photos of The Pity Party at the Echoplex last Saturday, April 10, 2010. The show, themed “We Make Contact” also included performances by Saint Motel, Voxhual Broadcast and Mississippi Man. Read the full review here Photos: Wei Shi

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Hot Musician Alert: Meaghan Smith at The Hotel Cafe – Live Photos and Video

As I was updating our weekly recommended concert listings, I came across Meaghan Smith and her show at The Hotel Cafe. While listening to her tunes, I was totally enamored with her classic, 40s style sound. It was truly something endearing. The child of a piano-teacher mother and a bass-playing father, Smith devoured old musicals […]

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“Animals in Bloom” by Big Light – Album Review

Photo: Jay Blakesberg For a debut album, Big Light has an impressive shine, polish and cohesion on their rock infused, “Animals in Bloom.” The San Francisco foursome blends a mix of trendy rock with elements of psychedelic, folk and even pop. Taking inspiration from bands such as My Morning Jacket and Wilco, they capture elements […]

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