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PAPA beat any notion of a sophomore slump into the dirt with Kick the Dust

It’s been three years since PAPA released their debut LP Tender Madness; three long years since childhood friends Darren Weiss and Danny Presant married LA-by-way-of-NY punk tendencies with a ravenous need to inject as much funk and soul into their romantically inclined frustrations. Since then, the duo has gone from playing their typical west coast circuit to opening for […]

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PAPA takes over the Bootleg for night two of residency with Maxim Ludwig and Green Gerry

As the bread-and-butter of Los Angeles’ music scene, residency shows are the most common way of pushing new talent into limelight and as (typically) free events, they’re an unmissable opportunity to find yourself in the underbelly of the city’s ever-churning pool of soon-to-be breakout artists. Held in the humble confines of bars and clubs like […]

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PAPA blast Constellation Room with performance full of dizzying carnal energy

Los Angeles-born outfit PAPA made its return to the Constellation Room last Sunday night, playing a sweaty and rhythmic slew of songs from their highly anticipated second album. Stripping themselves of the back-up singers that accompanied them on their short tour back in February, PAPA appeared as naked and rambunctious as ever in the raw, […]

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An Interview with Papa: Caught in a balancing act between Dylan-esque Americana, feverish punk-rock attitudes and soulful rhythm & blues that tie them all together

Caught in a balancing act between Dylan-esque Americana, feverish punk-rock attitudes and the soulful rhythm and blues that tie them all together, Los Angeles locals PAPA sparked a fire in 2013 with the cheeky sincerity of their debut LP Tender Madness. After a brief stint opening for Florence and the Machine on a few of […]

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Win Tickets to “Something Good” with PAPA at The Echoplex

Time to rock out this upcoming Thanksgiving weekend! Hit City USA is presenting “Something Good” with Los Angeles indie rock favorites Papa who will be headlining the Echoplex on Friday, November 27th. The event will prove to be a true, raucous family affair with supporting acts Astronauts, etc. and Maxim Ludwig rounding out the bill. […]

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PAPA deliver loud and intimate Valentine’s show at The Roxy

PAPA Valentine’s Day is one glorified holiday. It’s devoted to love, cliché greeting cards, affection, and romance. For the lucky ones going out for a magical dinner, perhaps a lovely beachside stroll to follow (depending on geographic location), with the anticipation of sexy-time to culminate the night seems like the perfect way to spend the […]

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Win Tickets to PAPA with Harriet at the Roxy

Los Angeles based, PAPA, has announced their Romantic Getaway Tour where they will be stopping at the Roxy on Saturday, February 14th. The musical history the duo shares dates all the way back to their teenage years. Together, they bonded over their love of music, attending shows as soon as they were allowed to, and formed […]

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Win Tickets to PAPA at the El Rey Theatre – Dec.6

Los Angeles natives, PAPA will be headlining a show at the El Rey Theatre on Friday December 6. The band consists of singer-songwriter and drummer Darren Weiss and bassist Danny Presant. Together they create blissful indie rock with hints of soul spread throughout. Weiss states they wanted to create “American soul with a punk rock […]

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Win Tickets to Cold War Kids at The Wiltern

Cold War Kids headline The Wiltern on Thursday, September 19.  The band is keeping busy – releasing their Tuxedos EP on September 17, posting a slew of recent music videos for songs like “Bitter Poem” and “Water and Power,”  off their album Dear Miss Lonelyhearts and they are on tour now in the U.S.  Last […]

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Matt and Kim with Papa at the Observatory – Photos Review – March 8, 2013

Matt & Kim headlined The Observatory last night with support from Papa! Check out our photo gallery below of Matt & Kim with Papa at the Observatory! Photography: Monique Hernandez Matt & Kim Papa Click through the photo gallery below for more photos of Matt & Kim with Papa at the Observatory!

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