New Music

Hot Hot Heat Releases Two Hot New Tracks

It’s been so long, I almost forgot about these dance-a-licious indie rockers from Vancouver. Well enough is enough, Hot Hot Heat won’t be denying us of their tantalizing sound any longer. Front-man Steve Bays delivers his sincerest apologies: “The band and I would like to offer our most sincere apologies for taking so long to […]

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Silversun Pickups at Siren Studios for KIA Soul Collective – Photos and Video

The KIA Soul Collective pulled off an awesome four-day extravaganza of music last week! With all shows taking place at Siren Studios Hollywood, Sunday’s guests were in for a special treat. The Silversun Pickups played an amazing set at this intimate venue and closed up the KIA Soul Collective proper! Check out the photos and […]

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“Houseboat” by Sleep Whale – Album Review

From the moment the “Houseboat” starts, you know you are going on a journey. These North Texans will take you on a trip through ambient swirls and electronic twirls amidst gentle tinkering strings and echoed vocals. This is not your usual good ol’ boys from the South. Experimental and mostly instrumental, Sleep Whale’s debut is […]

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“Belly of the Lion” by Ola Podrida (Film Score Composer, David Wingo) – Album Review

When thinking of film scores, bold, dramatic instrumental tracks that pack punch and presence come to mind. You think John Williams’s “Star Wars” or Hans Zimmer and “The Lion King.” Likely a musician whose album is drawing comparisons to Iron and Wine and Bon Iver wouldn’t be thought of in the same category as the […]

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Janel Monae at Siren Studio for KIA Soul Collective – Photos and Video Review

Day three of the KIA Soul Collective at Siren Studio on Saturday, Nov. 7 was a smashin’ good time! Janelle Monae brought out the pyschadelic-soul-punk and showed the crowd a good time. From wowing fans with her stellar vocals to showing her sassy bold side while surfing the crowd, and even painting an on-stage portrait, […]

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Brookville at the Troubadour: Photo and Video Review

When I received word that Brookville was playing the Troubadour with Tahiti 80 on Thursday, Nov. 5 I was super bummed I was gonna miss their show. I had caught Brookville not to long ago at Spaceland with the Postmarks and totally fell in love with their smooth-rockin’ ways. Needless to say our fearless and […]

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Morrissey Gets Popped in the Head With a Drink! Video!

When I was at the Download Festival ’06 in Donington England I could not understand the stupidity or lameness behind the locals throwing bottles of piss at the bands their supposedly a fan of. As bottles of piss were dripping over our heads and onto Guns n’ Roses taking the stage before us, Axl just […]

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“Luna” by The Aliens – Album Review

I’m spiraling on a sound-wave of musicianship with a harmonica on my way through a gliding rock tune called “Bobby’s Song.” This 10-minute musical track is broken down into various branches of stylistic blends from the 60s past with touches of modern wonder. By the 3rd minute it breaks down to a mystical flute/pipe tune […]

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Tahiti 80 at the Troubadour: Photo and Video Review

Tahiti 80 played a smashin’ good show at the Troubadour last Thursday, Nov. 5 alongside Brookville. Bringin’ their luscious groovy tunes all the way from France, the LA crowd was joyously pleased with their arrival. Check out the soulful rockin’ fun below. Photos and Video: Craig Parker So soulfully electro! Tahiti 80 – “Heartbeat” [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2ARQkweHqo]

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Where The Dirty Hipsters Are – Video Spoof

Awe man, this is fuckin’ great. Check out this awesomely funny spoof on “Where The Wild Things Are,” – but with “wild things” even scarier: HIPSTERS. “Let’s go to Cha Cha Lounge, nooo, how bout the Dresden?” OMG! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5mLuPJ0S8Q]

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