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the kills
The Kills at El Rey Theatre: a fierce and alluring performance with moments of pure beauty

Alison Mosshart of The Kills As I walked up to the El Rey Theatre last night, excitement was in the air for The Kills’ highly anticipated performance. I had missed out on their Halloween show at the Forum due to a last-minute trip to Puerto Rico, and although the comped trip was an amazing experience, […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Video Premiere: Watch Sad Robot’s New Video “Battered” Off New Album Apres Moi, Le Deluge

Los Angeles indie synth-pop duo Sad Robot (aka Katherine Pawlak and Nicolas Perez) are constantly working hard and playing hard when it comes to writing and releasing songs that fuel the inner desire to dance. That kind of musical and songwriting strength combined with a gracious attitude towards their fans, also makes the band genuinely […]

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Hot Band Alert: Sand Babes Premiere New Song “Carousel” From Forthcoming EP

Echo Park’s Sand Babes may be fairly new to the local music scene but already they are bringing a bright sense of honesty to their music as they begin to hone and craft their dreamy psychedelic sound. The band will be releasing their self-titled debut EP in full on August 5th but we are stoked […]

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Hot Band Alert: Little Wolves—LA indietronica duo dishes out addictive tracks from new Savage EP, produce by RAC

Los Angeles indietronica duo Little Wolves, composed of Sam Jacob (of Tapioca and the Flea) and Ronnie Watson, have come out of left field with some seriously addictive jams on their new EP Savage. With personal lyrics, 80s synth leads and pulsating rhythms that are thoroughly ingrained into your brain and body, Little Wolves will have you pressing […]

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Hot Band Alert: NEONHEART—A radiant combination of synth-pop ballads and dance jams

Sometimes people find each other, a spark is lit, and they make beautiful music together. In the case of Los Angeles synth-pop duo NÉONHÈART, thanks to a meeting via a mutual friend, what originally started as a producer-for-hire arrangement quickly turned into a full-fledged band. The duo comprised of songwriter/composer HAOO and singer-songwriter Christina O’Connor […]

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winter band
Lollapalooza 2 explodes with all shades of the rock ‘n’ roll rainbow

They came, they played and they conquered! Lolipalooza made its wild and triumphant return to The Echo and Echoplex this past Saturday. If you were there, you already know it was quite the day party than ran on into the evening. From garage, psych, indie and more—all shades of the rock ‘n’ roll rainbow were present. […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Head wound City
Photos: Head Wound City, Loma Prieta and Crime Desire unleash feral performances at Echoplex

This past Friday at the Echoplex, three bands came together to drop an all out hardcore punk assault. Headlining the evening was the highly anticipated return of Head Wound City. With a lineup featuring Jordan Blilie and Cody Votolato from The Blood Brothers, Nick Zinner from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and Justin Pearson and Gabe […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
rhye
Rhye brings a world of smooth and sexy to The Observatory in Santa Ana

Mike Milosh is the unassuming looking lead singer of Rhye and not exactly what you might imagine the voice to look like when you hear the music. For one he’s a guy. I admit, the first time I heard a single from Rhye back in 2012, I assumed the voice I heard belonged to a […]

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Anne Marie Schiefer |
telekinesis
Telekinesis reveals new song “In a Future World” off forthcoming LP, Ad Infinitum

Led by the very creative frontman, Michael Benjamin Lerner, Telekinesis has shared a new song titled “In a Future World.” The retro-sounding track comes from Telekinesis’ forthcoming record Ad Infinitum, out September 18, 2015 on Merge Records. Ad Infinitum will be Lerner’s fourth full-length album. His last record Domarion was released in 2013. The new […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
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Telekinesis announces show date at The Echo in support of new album “Ad Infinitum”

Telekinesis (aka Michael Lerner) returns to Los Angeles with a headlining date scheduled at The Echo on Wednesday, October 7. Touring in support of his fourth studio album, Ad Infinitum, Telekinesis will embark on a tour with supporting act Say Hi on October 1 in Bellingham, Washington and end in November in Seattle. He also has […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |