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A spectacular pairing, Tinariwen and the Growlers opening minds at The Belasco

Tinariwen Mix your favorite desert rock band with a bit of psychedelic garage rock and most likely you’ll get to witness a crazy awesome sold-out show like we just did last night, at The Belasco. Tinariwen with opening band The Growlers has been a highly anticipated night by a solid fan base in Los Angeles. The doors […]

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Recommended: The Coathangers — “Suck My Shirt” grabs you by your (proverbial) balls

Atlanta’s all female garage-punk trio The Coathangers just released their new album Suck My Shirt on Suicide Squeeze Records on Tuesday, March 18.  In true punk fashion, The Coathangers started a band before they knew how to play instruments and seven years later they’ve put out a solid, punk rock n’ roll jammer. Suck My Shirt is […]

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Recommended New Album: The Pack A.D. — Do Not Engage

Vancouver rock duo, The Pack AD, is comprised of singer/guitarist Becky Black and drummer Maya Miller, two ladies who know how to rock hard. Their new album, Do Not Engage just hit the streets yesterday via Nettwerk Records. Hmm … that’s a curious title, considering that it’s nearly impossible not to engage in these eleven, stirring, alt-indie-grunge […]

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PHOTOS: Rokia Traore Brings Lively Aftrican Rock ‘n’ R&B to the Luckman Fine Arts Complex

Whenever we visit the Luckman Fine Arts Complex, we travel to other continents from within our very city of Angels. Malian singer, composer, producer, guitarist (wonder music woman extraordinaire), Rokia Traore did her Luckman debut this past Saturday, bringing songs from her new album, Beautiful Africa. Her music explores her initial love of rock blending traditional African […]

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Just Announced: Failure Reunion Show at the El Rey Theatre – Feb. 13

After 15 years, Los Angeles alt rockers, Failure, have reunited. The band once very active in the 90s will return to L.A. and play their first show in 15 years on Feb. 13 at the El Rey Theatre. Post grunge, alt metal, art-rock — classify Failure as you wish, but one thing for sure is, […]

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Check Out Photos of DEATH with Obliterations and Tijuana Panthers at the Echoplex!

This past Tuesday’s Check Yo Ponytail at the Echoplex brought forth not only riveting guitars, sinister drums, and throaty yelling vocals — but also an amazing load of music history with the band that was punk before punk was punk: we’re talking about the seminal garage punk band, DEATH. Straight from Detroit, the home of Motown, the four […]

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New Song- Deap Vally Bad For My Body
New Song: Deap Vally “Bad For My Body”

Los Angeles rock ‘n’ roll babes, Deap Vally have shared their new song “Bad For My Body” off the duo’s upcoming debut album Sistrionix, which will be released on October 8 via Cherrytree/Communion/Interscope/Island. The girls will be hitting the road soon for a handful of tour dates across North America, including two shows opening for […]

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Brent Amaker and The Rodeo's Year of The Dragon - Album Preview
Album Preview: Brent Amaker and The Rodeo’s Year of The Dragon

Brent Amaker and The Rodeo is country music for those that aren’t into traditional country. Their upcoming full length Year of The Dragon, is honest, weird and comical — and at times sweet, and that’s exactly what we love about it. While listening to their new album, you can’t help but take most of their […]

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Win Tickets to Desert Daze with Tinariwen, Warpaint & more at Sunset Ranch – April 20, 2013

 CONTEST CLOSED!   For those of you didn’t score tickets to this year’s Coachella, we have another festival for you (at least for the second weekend)! Desert Daze will be held on April, 20 at the Sunset Ranch Oasis in Mecca, CA. This is nothing like a dessert, this is paradise. The area is lined […]

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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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Tickets – Japandroids at Glass House – April 22, 2013

Japandroids recently slayed the Fonda Theatre this past November (click here for our photos/review) and they’re back for pre/post-Coachella show at the Glass House on Monday, April 22. By far, this high energy duo are one of the best live rock bands around. Go check them out! Supporting Japandroids are Cloud Nothings and Joyce Manor—yeah, that’s […]

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Video The Dead Ships - You Were Young
Video: The Dead Ships – “You Were Young”

Los Angeles’ garage-rockin’ trio, The Dead Ships have shared their official new music video for “You Were Young.” It’s a very bright and catchy song from their debut full-length, Electric Ahab. Directed by Kelly Reed and Shot by Jay Carey, the video showcases beach babes, hitchhiking with beardos, and fun parties. If you look closely, you’ll […]

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Murder City Devils at the Observatory – Photos Review

The Murder City Devils put on one hell-of-a-show at the Observatory this past Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012. Front -man, Spencer Moody  never disappoints and the band is right up there with him. They all pretty much slayed this show and the crowd couldn’t get enough of the rockin’ riffs and Moody’s gritty and howling vocals. […]

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