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Hot New Artist Alert: Kendra Mckenzie — Get down with “Addicted to the Dance Floor”

With alluring vocals and electronic beats that radiate with fierce energy, electro-soul siren Kendra Mckenzie has got it going on. From San Diego, by way of New York, the neo-soulstress embodies all the brilliant qualities of her iconic influences such as Donna Summer, Chaka Khan and Grace Jones — but she adds her own fresh […]

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Introducing: Wax Children — a luscious dose of reverb soaked psychedelia

If the beautiful chaos of psychedelia and shoegaze is your cup of musical tea, then you’ll want to get hip to Wax Children. From Los Angeles, Wax Children formed in April of 2012 and at one point were known as Django’s Tiger. While their first EP release Dreamsick (June 2012) had a more psychedelic surf […]

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PHOTOS: De Lux jam-pack the Echo for their highly anticipated debut!

De Lux From Los Angeles, electronic duo De Lux made their Echo debut this past Thursday. The band, already signed to Innovative Leisure made our recent list of “top emerging L.A. bands to watch in 2014” and they lived up to their forecast with an electrifying set. If you weren’t there, you’ll wish you were later. First up […]

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Hot Band Alert: Pokey LaFarge and The South City Three

  Celebrating that early Americana with a vibrant mix old-timey sound, Pokey LaFarge and The South City Three embrace all the musical goodness of yesteryear and deliver it in a classic package to captivate the rhythmic ears of today. Sprouting from St. Louis, Missouri — a city rich in the musical culture of blues, jazz […]

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Hot Band Alert: Peach Kings at Bootleg Bar – Photos (Oct. 1, 2011)

I stumbled across the Peach Kings back in April while listening to their songs via Sonicbids for the House of Blues New Music Nights—an evening of music I was curating for Sonicbids. Although I had chosen the Peach Kings as one of my top three bands to be featured in this showcase, my selection got vetoed for another […]

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A Video Interview with The Drowning Men from San Diego

Photo by Ryan Mulvey We’ve been following the Ocean Side indie rockers, the Drowning Men for quite some time now and I can honestly say, they are one of the best indie acts to come out of San Diego. Not only do these guys boast some powerful tunes that will get your body moving to […]

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If You Don't Want a Wild One, Quit Hanging 'round With Me

Those Darlins could not have said it better. “Wild One” is my new anthem. To all my potential suitors (if any), take this song as somewhat a warning. And to all you beautiful ladies who live lives that others dream of, free spirits, enjoying life to the fullest, even if you hit the end of […]

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New Bands Added to Coachella Line-up

I have to admit, Saturday is kind of weak set up at Coachella, minus TVOTR, Band of Horses, Turbonegro, Thievery Corp, and a couple others. At least Winehouse left us with the prospect of a ridiculous show with her shameful ways. Needless to say, as the crackhead makes her exit, we get some peeps that […]

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KaiserCartel

Check out this dreamy folk band straight out of Brooklyn. KaiserCartel, a sweet indie duo made up of a Courtney Kaiser and Benjamin Cartel. If you separate the two combined last names, that so smoothly make the name of their band, KaiserCartel, you get Kaiser Cartel. I think it reads better and makes them sound […]

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The Last Shadow Puppets

Retro, seductive, smooth, melodic, hip, flowy, sensual…. I could conjure up plenty more adjectives to describe for this record but I’ll refrain: The Last Shadow Puppets. For anyone whose familiar with the fantastic foppish foursome The Arctic Monkeys (if you’re not for christ’s sake get the hell outta the cave!), you’ll recognize instantly Alex Turner’s […]

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