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Hot Band Alert – Beth Jeans Houghton & The Hooves Of Destiny

High school dropout? Raised by albino wolves in the hills of Transylvania? Dresses like a wayward Gaga and sounds like a new-age Nico … Is it Diablo Cody’s newest Heroine? No, its the bleached blonde songstress from across the pond, Miss Beth Jeans Houghton and her band aka The Hooves of Destiny. The sound this young […]

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Contest: Win Tickets to SERENADES at the Bootleg Bar – Dec. 13, 2011

Making their Los Angeles debut all the way from the beautiful-people land of Sweden, SERENADES is gearing up to light the Bootleg Bar up with their harmonizing electro tunes. Serenades is the new duo by Shout Out Louds lead singer Adam Olenius and acclaimed fellow Swede, Markus Krunegård. When the duo sing together (which they always […]

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Hot Band Alert: A Winged Victory for the Sullen at the Satellite – Photos & Show Review (Nov. 15, 2011)

A Winged Victory for the Sullen is the first installment of the new collaboration between Stars of the Lid member Adam Wiltzie and composer Dustin OʼHalloran. They put on a mesmerizing and emotional performance this past Tuesday at the Satellite. Performing their dark, enchanting tunes live under the dim blue lights of the Satellite was […]

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Gorilla vs. Bear & Grimy Goods present Keep Shelly in Athens at The Roxy (Nov. 8, 2011)

Grimy Goods has teamed up with Gorilla vs. Bear to present you with a stellar evening of music. Keep Shelly in Athens will make their Los Angeles debut at The Roxy in Hollywood on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011. This will be an evening not to miss and tickets are already moving quick. Supporting Keep Shelly in Athens […]

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Hot Band Alert: Keep Shelly in Athens – New Single & EP “Our Own Dream”

Radiating all the sonic bliss that you would expect from a proper down-tempo, ambient ensemble, Keep Shelly in Athens (KSiA) are a magnetic duo out of Greece that you should probably keep your eye on. Rich in cosmic loops and textures that sound out of this world, KSiA are even more enchanting with the alluring vocals of Sarah. […]

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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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