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Asobi Seksu at the Troubador – Show Review

Two man bands seem to be all the hype of the late, but only a few select performers can pull it off. In the case of Brooklyn duo, Asobi Seksu, they played a high-energy show last Thursday at the Troubador, alongside Anna Ternheim and Loney, Dear. I wouldn’t quite call them a duo though. And […]

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Loney, Dear at the Troubadour – Show Review

Holy shit! Did your mic stand just hit me!? Yep. As Anna Ternheim’s set finished last Thursday at the Troubadour with Loney, Dear sitting in as her band, their mic stand fell from the stage and landed on my arm as they were clearing the stage. Thank goodness it didn’t touch the camera! As sweet […]

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2009 Vans Downtown Showdown Photos

The Vans Downtown Showdown went off this past Saturday at Paramount Studios, Hollywood. The courses were sick! Not to mention I felt like I was back in Brooklyn.  A total of $85,000 was given away to the top rippers and some sweet guitars as the awards. Get the full results at skatedaily.net. 1st – Foundation […]

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The Sway Machinery at The Sanctuary at Temple Emanu-El, San Francisco

Jewish, cantorial and inde rock? What the fuck … that just doesn’t sound right. Well apparently is sounded amazing this past Saturday, Sept. 19 when The Sway Machinery performed at The Sanctuary at Temple Emanu-El in San Francisco. Featuring Members of Balkan Beat Box, Arcade Fire and Beirut, it was a powerful night of music. […]

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The Dodos at Amoeba Music San Francisco

Looks like The Dodos made time on their busy tour schedule to hit up Amoeba Music in San Francisco. No surprise there, considering they hail from this historic city quickly rising as a spawning ground for indie rock. In support of their new album “Time To Die,” The Dodos played a killer show this past […]

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Bridezilla at the Echo

After reviewing their EP, I already knew these lil Aussies barely out of high school were quite the talent. As for their live performance this past Thursday night at the Echo, well, uh … they were excellent. Front woman, Holiday Carmen-Sparks’ vocals are ever-so enchanting even more so when she’s standing less than three feet […]

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FYF Fest 2009 Photos and Review

Fuck Yeah Fest (FYF Fest) went off this past Saturday at the Los Angeles Historic Park in China Town. Great line-up, but terrible event organization. The line was about a few blocks long and these poor, sweaty hipster kids had been waiting about three hours in line to get in. Not to mention the VIP/Press […]

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Patti Smith – Santa Monica Pier 2009

“You guys probably think I’m weird for singing Happy Birthday to the Pier,” shared Patti Smith after engaging the crowd for a Happy Birthday sing-along in commemoration of the Santa Monica Pier’s centennial. “Well, back at CBGB’s I used to sing Happy Birthday all the time to Hilly Kristal’s dog!” The crowd cheered for Smith, […]

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Outside Lands Festival 2009 Day 3

Considering we didn’t go to bed till 6a.m. the night before, we got off to a very late start on Day Three of our Outside Lands experience. I woke up at 11:30a.m. and was super bummed because I was going to miss Big Light. Be sure to check out these jammin’ indie rockers, as they […]

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Outside Lands Festival 2009 Day 2

I danced my ass off on Day 2 of Outside Lands! Although I missed a shit load of bands I was set to see, I had an amazing time partying and dancing it up with my San Francisco friends. The weather was perfect on Saturday, the sun was shining at a warm but bearable temperature. […]

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