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Vintage Gold: Small Faces – “Tin Soldier” – Classic Video

Vintage Gold: Small Faces – “Tin Soldier” – Classic Video Spearheaded by vivacious singer/guitarist Steve Marriott and bassist Ronnie Lane, along with keyboardist Ian McLagan and drummer Kenney Jones — Small Faces were a brilliant rock and roll band from London, England.  Their mod, r&b sound was fully fueled by Steve Marriott’s bluesy, soulful vocals and […]

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Hot Band Alert: Wild Belle – Performing at the Echo Nov. 26, 2012

Chicago sibling-duo Wild Belle are making their way to Los Angeles, Echo Park to be exact with a headlining show at the Echo on Monday, Nov. 26. The breezy duo are easy on they eyes and even smoother on the soul. Composed of Natalie and Elliot Bergman, the band evoke that classic radiance of yesteryear with their  psychedelic-soul jams, blistering with […]

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Vintage Gold: J.J. Fad – “Supersonic” – Classic Video

Formed in L.A.’s golden years of hip-hop, J.J. Fad originally began as a six-piece female rap group. They slimmed down to three members after being plagued by management and financial issues, leaving MC J.B., Baby-D, and Sassy C with support by DJ Train. Discovered by Eazy-E, they released their 1987 hit single, “Supersonic” via Ruthless […]

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Hot Band Alert: Vinyl Williams – Lemniscate – Album Review

Hot Band Alert: Vinyl Williams – Lemniscate – Album Review While the Los Angels-based Viny Williams, led by the 22-year-old Lionel Williams, offer some trippy motives — I prefer to let the sound speak for itself. Falling into the shoegaze and psyche pop genres, Vinyl Williams carves out a much more primal niche with their debut […]

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Hot Band Alert: People Get Ready

Brooklyn four-piece, People Get Ready are a group that envelop art and movement as much as they do music. New York’s famous art house, The Kitchen, served as the base from which the band got their start in 2009 and from there they spring-boarded into a unique collaboration where they welcome contemporary dance, art and music into […]

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Video Premiere – The Vandelles “Miles Away”

Brooklyn trio, the Vandelles have released a flirty new video this morning for “Miles Away,” the second video from their new album, Strange Girls Don’t Cry. The video is a whimsical piece featuring a redheaded lolita dancing around in various outfits as she spends her day vinyl shopping, eating pizza and smoking. The video starts bright […]

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Hot New Music: Ken Stringfellow – Danzig in the Moonlight – Album Review

From his days as a founding member of powerpop icons, The Posies, to  later work with legendary bands like R.E.M. and Big Star, Ken Stringfellow is something of a savant in the world of heartfelt, meticulously crafted pop music.  Now located in Paris, Stringfellow benefits from the musical synergy of working as a producer for […]

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The Soft Pack – Strapped – Album Review

Strapped is an album largely compromised of past demos that stand as strong songs on their own, but suffer from zig zag tracklisting.  The Soft Pack seem undecided on whether or not to risk alienating their fans by completely abandoning their previous sound or to fully embrace their newer ventures. While it is refreshing to […]

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Contest: Win Tickets to Big Business at the Down and Out – October 14, 2012

Los Angeles formed sludge metal trio, Big Business, are playing a Blundertown presented show at The Down and Out on Sunday, October 14th. We’ve got you tickets right here! Well, if you’re lucky. The night will be quite a trilling experience with three hard hitting bands playing back to back at an iconic LA Bar. […]

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Eraas – Self-Titled – Album Review

From the rubble of the now disbanded, New England experimental rock band, Apse, core members Robert Toher and Austin Stawiarz have regrouped and transformed into the new Brooklyn based quartet Eraas, a group with simpler but more carefully crafted sounds.  Eraas’ self-titled debut, released on Felte on October 2, 2012, plunges straight into the sonic […]

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