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Recommended New Album: Cymbals — The Age of Fracture

No doubt about it, this album will make you move and groove with its sonic electronic dance beats accented with the European sophistication of the end-of-the-century French house. Similar to the sounds of New Order, classic Factory Records, and Hot Chip — watch out, Cymbals just might become your new favorite band from the UK. Since […]

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Recommended New Album: The Pack A.D. — Do Not Engage

Vancouver rock duo, The Pack AD, is comprised of singer/guitarist Becky Black and drummer Maya Miller, two ladies who know how to rock hard. Their new album, Do Not Engage just hit the streets yesterday via Nettwerk Records. Hmm … that’s a curious title, considering that it’s nearly impossible not to engage in these eleven, stirring, alt-indie-grunge […]

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Hot Band Alert: Mainland

NYC based proto-punk, garage-pop group, Mainland‘s self released The Shiner EP is set to drop on February 25, and the journey to get there has been an interesting one. In the wake of the untimely passing of his father, singer/guitarist Jordan Topf, pulled the money together for a van (keep a lookout for their ONLY.NY sticker […]

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Hot Band Alert: Sharkmuffin — these ladies deliver a punk punch in the gut that hurts so good

From Brooklyn, punk-garage-pop trio Sharkmuffin are something fierce, not to mention fearless — and you need to listen to their music right now. The all-female band are not afraid to scream and be loud and still manage to find a balance with catchy but not cookie-cutter, solid song structures with sticky lyrics that get stuck-in-your head. […]

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Recommended Album Review: Crystal Antlers, “Nothing Is Real”

Long Beach’s Crystal Antlers justreleased their latest album Nothing Is Real via Innovative Leisure this past October 15. The band is on an extensive U.S. tour now in support of the new album and we recently caught them opening up for Gogol Bordello at the Fonda Theatre. Crystal Antler’s riveting, loud-as-fuck, fast and furious set is a pretty clear […]

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Win Tickets to Subsuelo feat. Los Tres Marks at Bootleg Theater

Subsuelo is Boyle Heights’ premiere global bass party featuring tropical funk, cumbia, hip-hop and flamenco fusion.  Subsuelo will be presenting a special show at the Bootleg Theater on Friday, October 11 featuring Los Tres Marks – DJ Nu-Mark from Jurassic 5, Mark De Clive-Lowe from Tru Thoughts and Money Mark from Beastie Boys.  And if […]

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Recommended Album Review: Keep Shelly in Athens, “At Home”

Keep Shelly in Athens have been rocking our world since we discovered the downbeat electronic-pop duo from Athens, Greece back in 2011. The duo consisting of sultry vocalist Sarah P. and the mysterious cloaked electronic mastermind, RPR — impressed us greatly with their previous EP Our Own Dream (Forest Family Records). We dug them so […]

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Recommended Album Review: Lonnie Holley – Keeping a Record of It

First off, this is not the typical record that your average, casual music listener is used to — and fo’ sho’, Lonnie Holley has not taken the career path that your normal indie rocker have taken,  but please let me implore you to really take in this music because it is rewarding as fuck. Indirect, […]

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Terry Malts – Nobody Realizes This Is Nowhere – Album Review

Bay Area trio Terry Malts are kickin’ out the jams with their sophomore album Nobody Realizes This Is Nowhere, which is set to be released on Slumberland Records on September 10. I highly suggest you set your calendar alerts now because they’re killing it once again! Terry Malts’ punk rock spirit and high energy is still […]

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Sleeping States / Holopaw Split EP — Album Review

June is LGBT Pride month and this year was particularly momentous, as it ended with a bang, when DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act) was ruled unconstitutional by the US Supreme Court, Prop 8 got the boot and scores of same-sex couples headed to courthouses for their marriage licenses, now that same-sex marriage is legal again […]

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