Tag Archives: indie music

Hot New L.A. Artist Alert: Cassandra Violet

Local singer-songwriter, Cassandra Violet leads a double life. By day, she’s a high school English/theater teacher in East L.A. — and a coaxing, songstress by night. Her newest release is the low-key, yet internally soul-wrenching, three-track EP, Beyond The Fray. While her students may not be privy to her music (their heads might explode!), we were […]

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Band of Skulls and Deap Vally slice a heavy slab of badassery at the Belasco

The gritty English rock ‘n’ roll trio, Band of Skulls arrived at the Belasco Theater in Downtown L.A. this past Tuesday with a fierce militia of heavy riffs and blistering garage pop. Touring in support of their third full-length record, Himalayan which is set for release on April 1st off Electric Blues Recordings via Kobalt Label Services — Band of Skulls […]

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Win Tickets to Real Estate at the Fonda Theatre

The New Jersey indie rock band, Real Estate are back with their third album, Atlas, from which their single “Talking Backwards” has been released. In support of their new material, they will be headlining a show at The Fonda on Tuesday, March 11. We last caught them there two years ago (check out our photos!) […]

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Recommended New Album: AJ Davila — Terror Amor

Rock isn’t dead and neither is punk en Espanol. AJ Davila, lead singer of San Juan, Puerto Rico’s garage-punk party animals Davila 666, has wasted no time in assembling a new side project/album Terror Amor which is quickly proving to be just as rockin’, if not more than Davila 666 who have slid into hiatus […]

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Dead Gaze – Self Titled – Album Review

Dead Gaze aka Cole Furlow is a residing member of the Cats Purring Collective (D.I.Y. music/booking dude ranch featuring fellow artists Dent May, Bass Drum of Death, etc.), and has released tracks on various D.I.Y. labels (Group Tightener, Fire Talk, Clan Destine) since 2009. Things have finally come full circle and a compilation of the […]

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Kisses – Kids in L.A. – Album Review

Los Angeles duo, Kisses (aka Jesse Kivel and Zinzi Edmundson) have released their sophomore album Kids in L.A. today, Tuesday May 14 (Cascine). The album’s clean, mature synth-pop sound really shines with British pop guru Tim Larcombe (Lana Del Rey, Sugababes) and Saint Etienne’s Pete Wiggs at the producing helm. Yet, the album still maintains a balance of […]

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Contest: Win Tickets to Aussie BBQ No. 5 at The Echo – March 10, 2013

Australian music and food festival festival, Aussie BBQ No. 5, is set to take place at The Echo this Sunday, March 10. It’s going to be a crazy Aussie explosion featuring music from Ginger & The Ghost, Bearhug, Blackchords, Faker, and many more. Tickets are available for $15 and the show is all ages! Enter the […]

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Win Tickets to Youngblood Hawke at 987FM Hollywood Tower Penthouse – Feb. 28, 2013

Local indie pop band Youngblood Hawke got their big break last year with their hit single, the uber catchy “We Come Running” which has received nationwide airplay since its release. Last month, they served as opening band for British band Keane’s tour in the US. Next week, they will be playing a private, invite only […]

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Contest: Win Tickets to Buke and Gase at The Echo – February 19, 2013

Brooklyn-based duo Buke and Gase are set to take the stage at the Echo on Tuesday, February 19. They’re known for their live performances that are fueled with strong visuals that go well with their eargasmic tunes. Tickets are available for $10-12 and the show is 18+ only! Enter the contest below for a chance to […]

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Contest: Win Tickets to Big Freedia at Echoplex – February 9, 2013

The Queen Diva of New Orleans Bounce music Big Freedia is set to take her high energy show to the Echoplex on Saturday, February 9. She helped popularized the hip hop genre called bounce music since her rise to fame in the early 1990s. In 2012, her performance at SXSW has been widely praised by critics. Joining […]

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