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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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Hot Band Alert: The Hounds Below

I’m totally diggin’ The Hounds Below ! They’re a hot new band band formed by Jason Stollsteimer, frontman of Detroit’s The Von Bondies, with Ben Collins (lead guitar), Molly Jean Schoen (bass) and Ben Luckett (drums). Their music resurrects all the delectable sounds from rock n’ roll’s glory days. From Buddy Holly to Elvis, The […]

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