Tag Archives: folk rock

KERA
KERA and Devendra Banhart Join Forces on Hopeful New Song, Proceeds To Benefit Trans Charities

Emphatic folk songwriter KERA (fka Kera and the Lesbians) recently revealed a new recording of a song they penned years ago. “Bright Future Ahead” features some additional vocals by friend and now collaborator, Devendra Banhart; all proceeds for the song will be donated to Trans Lifeline. To celebrate the release, KERA will perform at Vocal […]

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Paul Bergmann and the Fair Moans
Premiere: Try Not To Get Caught in Paul Bergmann’s “MaL.A.ise”

Our sunny city provides plenty of reasons to brood. Recently, the rain has not been a positive influence on anyone’s mood. Though he doesn’t officially live here anymore, Paul Bergmann can relate—he wrote a song to that end. “MaL.A.ise” will appear on the next album from the Fair Moans, Make Yourself at Home; listen to […]

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Zoe Elaine |
Premiere: Long Beach’s Fellow Robot Speculate on the Future of Connectivity in New Single “Don’t Deny Me”

This one goes out to all the androids out there. Long Beach native Anthony Pedroza began alt-rock four-piece Fellow Robot with a plan—namely, their trilogy of concept albums called The Robot’s Guide to Music. The first volume came out last summer and the second is due in April. The new edition will include the new […]

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Zoe Elaine |
Ian Wayne
Premiere: Ian Wayne’s New Album is a Cynical Delight

The cynicism of Ian Wayne’s new album is evident from its title. A Place Where Nothing Matters is out today and deals with hopelessness and disinterest via unique songwriting that feels more like poetry than lyrics. This LP follows his lofi At Home EP from last summer, which itself was a reinvention of his career; he […]

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Bannack Breathes New Life Into a Ghost Town on Debut LP, Compendium

Three students at USC bonded last spring over their love for songwriting, and today their band is one of the most ambitious new acts in the LA Americana scene. Their social media shows they’ve been active for only about ten months, yet they have already put out a full-length record. I can’t be the only […]

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LA River Bend
Song Premiere: LA River Bend Drop First Single From Their Debut EP

If you ever hang out downtown around Chinatown or Little Tokyo, or if you’ve ever visited the new State Historic Park on Spring Street, chances are you’ve seen the dried up concrete anded that used to ferry water across the city. Thanks to restoration projects, water does sit near Elysian Valley, but pushing south, the […]

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Zoe Elaine |
Lord Huron at Teragram Ballroom
Strange trails lead Lord Huron back home for the first of five sold-out nights in LA at Teragram Ballroom

“To the ends of the earth would you follow me?/There’s a world that was meant for our eyes to see.” With such an invitation, Lord Huron kicked off the first of five sold-out nights at the Teragram Ballroom in their hometown of Los Angeles, playing to the packed venue filled with fans who’d been waiting […]

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Win tickets to Of Montreal with Pillar Point at The Mayan

Of Montreal are back in Los Angeles with a headlining performance scheduled for this Thursday, Oct. 16th! We last caught the experimental indie pop outfit at the Echoplex last November while touring in support of their twelfth studio album, Lousy with Sylvianbriar. Now the band led by frontman Kevin Barnes, is working on their next […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Contest: Win Tickets to The Donkeys at the Satellite – Nov. 1, 2012

San Diego rock and roll band The Donkeys will be playing the Satellite on Thursday, November 1. The members of the band are true Californians who are all about surfing, drinkin’ and jammin’! Definitely a fun show to catch! Supporting are folk rockers Chamberlin, Americana/garagefolk band Buxton, and pop artist Bart Davenport. Tickets to the show […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
What Cool Shows Are Going On This Week in L.A.? (March 5 – 11, 2012)

Chelsea Wolfe at Echoplex – Photo: Trish Reyes We don’t post every show that’s going on every night (in or around L.A.) we just post the goods according to our collective knowledge. We’re music elitists at heart but we try our best to keep an open palette of taste with an affinity towards underground, indie […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |