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Magic Wands at the Satellite – Photos & Show Review – April 24, 2012

Celebrating the release of their deliciously infectious, sexy debut album, Aloha Moon, L.A.’s Magic Wands came to transform the Satellite into a hazy Tiki-inspired land of mystical hedonism. From the moment I received, Magic Wands’ new album, Aloha Moon, I was instantly hooked. So much, that I actually listened to the record about 30 times! The duo composed of […]

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THE TOURЀ-RAICHEL COLLECTIVE at the Echoplex – Photos – April 22, 2012

Rum & Humble and the Echo presented a spectacular world music performance on April 22 at the Echoplex: THE TOURЀ-RAICHEL COLLECTIVE featuring Vieux Farka Touré, Idan Raichel, Souleymane Kane and Amit Carmeli. The virtuosic superstars from very different backgrounds, all joined together to create masterworks of collaboration and improvisation. Check out our photos below! Photography: […]

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Moon Block Party Desert Daze Pool Party – Photos – Fashion 2012

Whether you went to Coachella or not, there were plenty of fun and sexy music events crawling around the desert. The Moon Block Party‘s Desert Daze pool parties went off last weekend at a secret spa motel near Dillon’s Roadhouse. Naturally, Grimy Goods was on the scene. Not only was the weather scorching hot, but […]

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Anoushka Shankar at the Luckman Fine Arts Complex – Photos – April 21, 2012

Anoushka Shankar just headlined the Luckman Fine Arts Complex this past Saturday with her magnificent blend of Spanish forms of flamenco, fandango, and bulería. With graceful style and ease, she merges the seductive music of Spain with the lively ancient forms of the Indian classical tradition. Her music is carefully crafted and something you truly need to witness live to […]

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Justice with The Rapture (DJ Sets) at Club Nokia – Photos & Show Review – April 18, 2012

French DJ/Producer and Ed Banger Records label head Busy P, aka Pedro Winter, opened the Justice DJ set show at Club Nokia on Wednesday, April 18 with sick jams and lots of laughs. He busted out a variety of recognizable but not so obvious crowd pleasing tunes into the house mix, such as the Bobby Hebb 60s classic […]

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Grouplove at The Observatory – Photos – April 17, 2012

Check out or photo gallery of one of our Los Angeles favorites, Grouplove, at The Observatory in Santa Ana! Grouplove just played a couple stellar sets at Coachella(s). These kids continue to win hearts with their sweet and delicious indie pop tunes and they’re only getting bigger. Take a look at the vivid photos of their performance […]

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Miike Snow with The Big Pink at El Rey Theatre – Photos & Show Review – April 17, 2012

Arising from a hazy mist of smoke machines—clad in black hoodies and their signature masks, Miike Snow made quite the entrance at the El Rey Theatre with their Lite Bright center piece of antlers. The crowd was in a frenzy at the drop of the first atmospheric break as the masked marauders made their dramatic entrance […]

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Band Of Skulls with We Are Augustines & Sheepdogs at the El Rey – Photos – April 16, 2012

They came, they played, they conquered—Band of Skulls can do no wrong in any real music lovers’ book. The gritty English trio were in L.A. in support of their Coachella shows. Blasting out sexy blues riffs full of that classic 70s swagger, Band of Skulls packed the SOLD OUT El Rey Theatre with soul claps, […]

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Neon Indian at the Echoplex – Show Review & Photos – April 17, 2012

Emerging from the hazy smoke and fog, my ears were ringing with digital noise erupting from all sorts of machines on Neon Indian’s stage. Standing in the sweaty sold out Echoplex, I realized it has been almost three years since I last saw the band—Monolith Music Festival at Red Rocks in 2009—which incidentally was their […]

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Trust with Oh Land and Blood Orange at the Echoplex – Photos & Show Review – April 10, 2012

Last Tuesday’s Check Yo Ponytail was off the muthafuckin’ hook. It wasn’t because of the pop-electro princess, Oh Land—and it wasn’t for the one-man-band, Blood Orange (Devonté Hynes). Fans came out early to pack the Echoplex for the hottest new electronic duo, Trust. Touring in support of their debut album, TRST, it was a spectacular evening […]

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Hot Snakes with Spider Fever at Alex’s Bar – Photos & Show Review – April 5, 2012

This was by far one of the best rock shows of 2012. Hot Snakes lit Alex’s Bar on fire (literally). It was a definite shred-fest as the San Diego legends played a healthy set of favorites with both drummers, Jason Kourkounis and Mario Rubalcaba—rotating sets as songs from their respective albums Automatic Midnight, Suicide Invoice and Audit in Progress were […]

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Bear In Heaven with Blouse at The Echo – Photos & Show Review – April 5, 2012

Brooklyn’s Bear in Heaven just headlined The Echo with a stunning set in support of their new album, I Love You, It’s Cool, set for release this April. The dashing trio bursted with plenty of psychedelic beats and riffs that kept fans twisting in their skinny jeans. Front man Jon Philpot, enamored the crowd with his bowie-esque vocals as the band kept fans engaged with their sweet […]

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Heartless Bastards at Belly Up Tavern – Photos – April 2, 2012

The Heartless Bastards have just released their Partisan Records debut, Arrow, this past February and have been providing fans with new sounds with their latest tour. Formerly on Fat Possum, which also once housed The Black Keys—Heartless Bastards’ new album flies straight, honest and true, and is thus far, their finest work. The album boasts extraordinary rock ‘n’ […]

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