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Recommended Album: Joshua Worden – “Into Fog”

Album Review by  Ziv Biton Thirty seconds into Joshua Worden’s newest release, Into Fog, it is clear that this is a far more electronic affair than his previous output. A sped up hi-hat clips at Trap speed and bursts of synths sprinkle the mix like auditory fireworks. It sounds like a starry night sky blinking a […]

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Portugal. The Man at El Cid Photos – (July 19, 2011)

In celebration of their sixth studio album and Atlantic Records debut, Portugal. The Man played an intimate record release show this past Tuesday, July 19 at El Cid for their latest LP, In the Mountain in the Cloud. It was a packed house at the popular Silver Lake restaurant/venue and a very amazing performance. Fans […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Yann Tiersen at the Music Box Hollywood (March 11, 2011) – Show Review & Photo Gallery & Video

Yann Tiersen stopped by Los Angeles last Friday to promote his latest album Dust Lane (ANTI- 2010) at the Music Box. His touring band of five musicians accompanied him on drums, bass, keyboard, guitar, and probably any other instrument that produces a beautiful sound. The French multi-instrumentalist and composer is probably most well known in […]

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Le Butcherettes and Vato Negro at Spaceland – Photos and Review

Curiosity, it seems, drew many to Spaceland Tuesday, July 20, 2010. What could we expect from a side project by two members of The Mars Volta, and a duo born from the ashes of The Sound of Animals Fighting? What would notorious show(wo)man Teri Gender Bender have planned for Le Butcherettes‘ west coast premiere? In […]

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Top 10 Music Documentaries of All Time

What are some good music documentaries? What are your favorite music documentaries? I get asked questions like these all the time from my family and friends and have decided to compile a “Top 10 Music Documentaries of All Time” list. Having seen a plethora of these flicks one-too-many times, I also sought out some expert […]

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Crocodiles at the Henry Fonda Theatre – Photos and Review

Who are these dudes? A San Diego wannabe version of the Ramones?! Opening up for The Raveonettes on Friday, Nov. 13 at the Henry Fonda Theatre were the Crocodiles. Immediately I thought about the Larry Clark flick, “Wassup Rockers.” There’s a scene where some dude calls out to the lil skate crew, “What are you […]

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Fool’s Gold at Siren Studio for KIA Soul Collective Photos

The final day of the awesome four-day event know as the KIA Soul Collective was bangin’! First up taking the stage at Siren Studios Hollywood was LA up-and-comers, Fool’s Gold. If you don’t know about them, you need to get on their debut album. Fool’s Gold, reminds me of the beauty and fun of Brazil. […]

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Eulogies at Spaceland – Photos and Video

With their West Coast tour going full throttle, LA’s Eulogies just played a stellar show this past Thursday, Oct. 29 at Spaceland. Delicate, yet explosive with emotion and heartfelt lyrics, Eulogies puts out music that is very beautiful to listen to and easy to fall in love with. The place was packed and although most […]

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"Why There Are Mountains" by Cymbals Eat Guitars – Album Review

Some people say indie rock is not made for head phones—that’s where the real test of indie music lies. Cymbals Eat Guitars – press play: “And the Hazy Sea” soars with guitars and edgy vocals. Then like a passing storm it drops into a subtle elegance of entwining instrumentation and soothing softness of front-man Joseph […]

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Don't Knock it Till I Rock It! New Album Releases!

This week brings us a slew of fresh tunes. Check out what’s hot and what’s not! “Live From Home” by Shudder to Think Apparently its been more than 20 years since Shudder to Think released their first single. I can honestly say I’ve never listened to this band hailing from the post-hardcore days of punk. […]

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"Blue Print 3" By Jay-Z – Album Review

Jay-Z rallies up a crew of all-star collabos in his latest album “Blueprint 3.” Besides the badass lyrical voice of this famed hip-hop superstar, you’ll hear Rihanna, Alicia Keys, Young Jeezy, Swizz Beatz, Luke Steele, Kid Cudi, Pharrel Mr. Hudson, Drake, and Kanye West up in the mix. Although he pulled a major douchebag move […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Skatebook – Lance Mountain Edition

Over the past several years (let’s just say the past seven), I’ve slowly put myself out of touch with the skateboarding industry. I stopped reading every single magazine from cover-to-cover. Some of my favorite magazines don’t even exist anymore or have become strictly online mags. I remember when I used to know the latest gossip […]

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“Popular Songs” by Yo La Tengo – Album Review

Transcending colorful fields of musical genres, don’t expect to hear an album full of the same indie pop and melodic hooks that Yo La Tengo has put out in the past. As their twelfth studio album, Yo La Tengo has stepped it up a huge notch and has dropped jaws in all the best ways […]

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