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Hot Show Alert: Charles Bradley at the Echo (May 4, 2011)

When I got the press release for this show announcement, I had to read the venue location a few times to make sure I was reading it correctly. Ladies and gentlemen, the wild soul man and smooth crooner, Charles Bradley, is playing an intimate show at the Echo on Wednesday, May 4, 2011. If you […]

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Hot Band Alert: The Soft Moon (Photos from their Show at the Echoplex)

While listening to the Soft Moon you can’t help but feel like you’re in a hazy room at an 80’s post punk club where scene kids array before their experimental rock deity as they sway from side-to-side in a hypnotic trance. In fact, you may find yourself moving in such a manner at one of […]

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Hot Show Alert: Esben and the Witch @ Bootleg Theater (March 22, 2011)

Esben and the Witch @ El Rey Theatre – Photo by Wei Shi Back in October we had caught an extraordinary performance by the British three-piece, Esben and the Witch. The band had opened up for fellow Brits, Foals, at the El Rey Theatre. Their dark and haunting sounds really took us by surprise and […]

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Hot Band Alert: Guadalupe Plata (FREE Album Downloads)

Photo: Pedro J. Marin at Lagarto Rock ’09 If you thought Spain was all about tapas, flamenco and Spanish guitar, you better think again. Busting out some soul-clappin’ dirty-down-blues, comes Guadalupe Plata. These guys are the fuckin’ shit! The duo comprised of Pedro de Dios Barcelo and Carlos Jimena have a bangin’ authentic sound (even […]

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Hot Band Alert: Gary Clark Jr. (Playing It’s A School Night at Bardot on Jan. 24)

A couple moths ago while surfing the Internets I came across a real gem: Gary Clark Jr. Native to Austin, he sounds a whole lot like the almighty Dan Auerbach, but with a lil more soul and flair. For fans of the early Black Keys, Clark exudes all that raw, foot-stompin’ rock and blues that […]

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Hot Band Alert: Braids “Native Speaker” – Album Review

For all the music bloggers that like to make those popular lists of bands to watch in 2011, here’s one to add to your roster: Braids. We’ve been extremely hyped on Braids ever since we received their tracks, “Lemonade” and “Plath Heart” in 2010. And when we found out they were playing a show here […]

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The Black Ryder at The Echo: January 14, 2011 – Photos & Show Review

Looking absolutely gorgeous and badass dressed all in black, Australia’s The Black Ryder took the stage for their very first Los Angeles show at The Echo last Friday night January 14, 2011. The duo Aimee Nash and Scott Von Ryper (both ex-Morning After Girls) created some psychedelic jams that had me in a trance. When […]

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Hot Band Alert: The Vaccines at The Satellite (Formerly Spaceland) on January 25, 2011

With just a demo and a one minute and 25-second single, the Vaccines have been getting a lot of attention the past few months from indie blogs and UK media. Although not quite yet flooding the indie/underground airwaves in the States, you best believe these boys have some ruckus to stir up in the coming […]

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FREE MP3 Download: Baths Offers New Album “Mend” as Part of His Geotic Project

Rising beat modulator, Baths (aka Will Wiesenfeld) is giving away yet another album for FREE (or you can be kind and donate any denomination). Baths is one of LA’s hottest acts and is quickly taking over the indie beat scene with his eccentric lo-fi beats, sounds, samples and rhythms. Just a couple weeks ago we […]

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Hot Show Alert: Baths with Braids at the Troubadour on March 5

If you haven’t gotten hip to both Baths and Braids, you need to. Both of these hot new bands were listed on our Best Debut Albums of 2010 list and are some serious talent you should keep an on eye on. Lucky for Los Angeles both Baths and Braids will be playing a show at […]

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