Tag Archives: Paul Bergmann

Paul Bergmann and the Fair Moans
Premiere: Try Not To Get Caught in Paul Bergmann’s “MaL.A.ise”

Our sunny city provides plenty of reasons to brood. Recently, the rain has not been a positive influence on anyone’s mood. Though he doesn’t officially live here anymore, Paul Bergmann can relate—he wrote a song to that end. “MaL.A.ise” will appear on the next album from the Fair Moans, Make Yourself at Home; listen to […]

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Bob Villain at Bootleg Theater
Paul Bergmann’s Album Release at Bootleg Theater Was a Freak Folk Haven Supported by Bob Villain and Matt Kivel

A couple weeks back, I described my adoration for Paul Bergmann’s acoustic masterpiece, Stars and Streams. Friday saw the record’s release, and the Bootleg hosted the album release party this past Tuesday, which I couldn’t resist attending; Matt Kivel and Bob Villain supported Bergmann for a night showcasing several unique songwriters. The opening act of […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Paul Bergmann
Album Review: Paul Bergmann’s Stars and Streams is out August 26, LA date at Bootleg

Intimacy Ebbs and Flows in Paul Bergmann’s New LP, Stars and Streams Words: Zoë Elaine At my college radio station, a friend of mine created and hosted a beautiful folk show. It was a program filled with soft melodies and emotional croons. When she graduated, I took it over, but never was able to capture the […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Oh Pep! Bootleg Theater
Australian Duo Oh Pep! Enchant the Bootleg Theater with Charming Folk Rock

Thursday night at the Bootleg was a trove of fresh talent. Three solid acts, culminating with Australian folk pop duo Oh Pep!, all commanded the stage with their unique touches on acoustic and folk rock. This was my third time seeing these Aussies, and I have to say that the third time really is the […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Win Tickets to Chad VanGaalen at The Echo

Calgary’s Chad VanGaalen is an indie-rock, multi-instrumentalist and talented visual artist who is bringing his unique sound and art to The Echo on Wednesday, June 18. He is on tour now in support of his 2014 album release Shrink Dust, available in the U.S. on SubPop. Chad has created animated music videos for the likes […]

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Angel Olsen brings the Echoplex to complete silence with a cathartic performance

Headlining the Echo last night was the gorgeous singer-songwriter, Angel Olsen who with her pitch perfect voice, captivated fans from start-to-finish. Opening up her performance with one of her singles off her highly-praised album, Burn Your Fire For No Witness, was the track, “Unfucktheworld”. Her other bandmates, Emily Elhaj (bass), Josh Jaeger (drums) and Stewart Bronaugh (guitars) accompanied […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Win Tickets to Angel Olsen at the Echoplex

We reviewed her album just last week, and now we’re giving away a pair of tickets to Angel Olsen‘s headlining show at the Echoplex on Sunday, March 2.  The singer-songwriter began her career as a backup singer for Bonnie “Prince” Billy’s band, as well as the musician Emmett Kelly and his band, The Cairo Gang. There […]

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Brissa Sanchez |