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SXSX 2013 Photos – John McCauley, Guards, Poolside & More!

Check out the SXSW bands we dug from Wednesday, March 13 featuring  John McCauley and Friends, Guards, Fat Tony and Tom Cruz, Rainbow Jackson, Poolside, Savages, Peace, and Hindu Pirates.  Lot’s more to come, stay tuned! Photography: DOMINOE FARRIS-GILBERT   JOHN MCCAULEY & FRIENDS GUARDS FAT TONY AND TOM CRUZ RAINBOW JACKSON POOLSIDE SAVAGES PEACE […]

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Grizzly Bear with Lower Dens at the Greek Theatre – Photos & Show Review – October 10, 2012

Absolutely captivating: if only one word could be used to describe the performances of both Grizzly Bear and Lower Dens this past Wednesday at the Greek Theatre, it would have to be “captivating.” Lower Dens kicked off the evening with some intergalactic swirls of psychedelic numbers and a tinge of electro. With angelic and lazy vocals, […]

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The Black Ryder at The Echo: January 14, 2011 – Photos & Show Review

Looking absolutely gorgeous and badass dressed all in black, Australia’s The Black Ryder took the stage for their very first Los Angeles show at The Echo last Friday night January 14, 2011. The duo Aimee Nash and Scott Von Ryper (both ex-Morning After Girls) created some psychedelic jams that had me in a trance. When […]

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The XX at Henry Fonda Theatre – Video and Review

Wow. How have I not caught on to this stellar band until Wednesday, Nov. 21 at the Henry Fonda Theatre? The XX is a beautiful mixture of sexy, delicate and sensual music — a lil bittersweet and at times arousing. Opening up for Friendly Fires, it was pretty evident that at least half the crowd there […]

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Neon Indian at the Echoplex – Show Review and Video

Some people say they’re overrated, some people say they’re red hot! Austin/Brooklyn’s rapidly rising electro outfit, Neon Indian, played their first show of their first headlining tour this past Friday, Nov. 20 at the Echoplex. The venue had a great turn out, which I think was also in part to Tigercity. Unfortunatley, we came a […]

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Bridezilla at the Echo

After reviewing their EP, I already knew these lil Aussies barely out of high school were quite the talent. As for their live performance this past Thursday night at the Echo, well, uh … they were excellent. Front woman, Holiday Carmen-Sparks’ vocals are ever-so enchanting even more so when she’s standing less than three feet […]

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“Falling” by 2020Soundsystem – Album Review

Drenched with endless trance beats and layers of ambient instrumentation, 2020Soundsystem’s new album “Falling” will either put you under a hypnotic spell of hedonistic bliss, or lay your sweet ass straight to sleep. Considering they’re a live electronic band, I was surprised to hear a small variety of instrumentals in “Falling”. It’s way more mellow […]

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“Red” by Datarock – Album Review

Immediately, the robotic intro of the first track “The Blog” reminds me of a scene in “Revenge of the Nerds.” It’s an interesting song filled with interview samples and fuzzy broadcasts, somewhat an ode to viral marketing and the effects of social media on the music industry. I definitely heard a lil Miami Vice in […]

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