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Feist with Chilly Gonzales at the Wiltern (Nov. 12, 2011) – Photos & Show Review

Upon arriving at the Wiltern on Saturday, Nov. 12 for the sold out Feist show, I immediately walked into the piano hammerings of a mad man. Classically trained anti-virtuoso and frequent touring buddy/fellow Canadian of Feist — Chilly Gonzales was already in the midst of moving across the piano keys with impeccable and precise speed, his […]

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Keep Shelly in Athens at the Roxy (Nov. 8, 2011) – Photos & Show Review

Grimy Goods and Gorilla vs. Bear teamed up to present a stellar evening of music and that’s just what we did.  Radiant Grecian duo, Keep Shelly in Athens made their L.A. debut at The Roxy on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011. Bummed because I missed opener Pyyramids due to late arrival but I heard that they jump-started […]

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M83 “Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming” — Album Review

It seems that M83’s newest album, Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming is as epic as Anthony Gonzalez said it would be last year when he first talked about the highlight anticipated follow up to 2008’s Saturdays = Youth. The sixth studio album by the French electro-indie act debuted at number 15 on the U.S. Billboard 200 […]

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Mates of State with Generationals at the El Rey Theatre – Photos (Nov. 8, 2011)

Equipped with foliage covered instruments and a backdrop of vibrant flowers and puffy light-up clouds, Mates of State stopped by the El Rey to promote the release of their seventh album, Mountaintops. The husband/wife duo are practically indie-pop legends with their infectious harmonies and unique organ and drum arrangements. Their songs deliver bursts of joyful […]

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Cyndi Lauper at Club Nokia – Photos (Nov. 4, 2011)

Coining a world renowned motto with her hit song, “Girls Just Want to Have Fun,” the 80s posterchild, Cyndi Lauper took Club Nokia by storm on Nov. 4, 2011. Almost pushing 60, Cyndi is still as fiery as ever with her lovely pipes, spunk and adorable presence. Check out the photos below from her nostalgic performance at […]

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The Soft Moon, Frank Alpine, Led Er Est at the Echo – Photos (Oct. 30, 2011)

If you’re into dark, goth-like tunes with a ferocious roar, you should have been at The Soft Moon’s show on Sunday, Oct. 30 at the Echo. We’ve covered The Soft Moon a couple times now, from their performance at the Echoplex to their ear-blasting show at SXSW where Dinosaur Jr’s, J Mascis was in attendance to hear […]

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Tinariwen with Sophie Hunger at the Luckman Fine Arts Complex – Photos (Oct. 29, 2011)

The spectacular and unique African orchestrations of Tinariwen graced the Luckman Fine Arts Complex this past Saturday, Oct. 29 with support from  Sophie Hunger. Creating a sweet gumbo of world music with an array of exotic instruments including acoustic and electric guitars, electric bass, drums, and gnarled picking patterns from West African lutes—it was truly a majestic evening that can not […]

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Grouplove with Family of the Year at the El Rey Theatre – Photos (Oct. 26, 2011)

With their debut album freshly released September of this year, the powerful and pretty, Grouplove, sets sail on their companion tour. They just played a marvelous show at the El Rey Theater this past Wednesday October, 26 with support from another Los Angeles budding favorite, Family Of The Year. Check out the photos below of Grouplove and Family of the Year at […]

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Primus at the Wiltern – Photos & Show Review (Oct. 22, 2011)

As long as this author has been providing you, my musically interested readers, with show and album reviews—a certain mental check has been in place. Personal bias isn’t something that is usually incorporated into these reviews; that isn’t what I want my readers to focus upon. Still, sometimes…. If you’ve recently heard Green Naugahyde, the […]

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The War on Drugs at the Satellite – Photos (Oct. 22, 2011)

The War on Drugs put on a great show last Saturday, Oct. 22 at the Satellite. Check out the photos from their amazing set below. Photography: Matt Draper

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