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Tamaryn at the Echo – Photos Review – November 23, 2012

Tamaryn at the Echo – Photos Review Tamaryn headlined the Echo this past Friday in support of their new album, Tender New Signs. Like narcissus and echo, these musical nymphs once again enchanted Los Angeles with their celestial goth, dream pop and psychedelia. With Tamaryn’s new sophomore album “Tender New Signs,” they bring forth a mystical mentality. Dripping with […]

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Buika at the Luckman Fine Arts Complex – Photos and Show Review – Nov. 17, 2012

We get to see so many spectacular shows and only with a few do the performers get up-close-and-personal with the audience, touching those special nerves that move something inside you. We saw “Flamenco queen” and Latin Grammy winner, Buika (“BWEE-kah”) last Saturday, November 17 at The Luckman Fine Arts Complex and this woman hit some nostalgic, bitter sweet […]

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Tame Impala with The Amazing at Fonda Theatre – Photos Review – November 17, 2012

Like clockwork, plumes of marijuana smoke rose to the ceiling of the Fonda Theatre as the young psychedelic Aussies, Tame Impala walked onto a blue lit stage. With a backdrop projecting swirls of throbbing lasers, the crowd roared in heavy anticipation as the band they had waited to see finally made their entrance. The last […]

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Hot Band Alert: Crushed Out at Satellite – Photos and Show Review – November 16,2012

After listening to Crushed Out’s debut full-length record, Want To Give, released Nov. 6 via Clear Water Records — I was instantly hooked. The month prior to their Satellite show, I probably listened to their album about 100 times. It’s catchy with hokey harmonies that quickly roll into high energy garage-punk riffs with a touch of […]

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Gary Clark Jr. with ZZ Ward at The Troubadour – Photos & Review – Nov. 15, 2012

When we first feasted our ears on Gary Clark Jr. a couple years ago, he was playing very small shows in Los Angeles with crowds of 50 people or less such as at the Foundry on Melrose and the Hotel Cafe. In 2011 we caught him at It’s a School Night and fans seemed to […]

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Petty Fest West with Johnny Depp, The Strokes & More – Photos & Review – Nov. 14, 2012

Day one of Petty Fest last night at the El Rey Theatre was one hell-of-a party. From actors to musicians and comedians and show-goers — everyone in the house had a happy Jameson whiskey-induced smile form doors to close. Although this was a collaborative performance where musicians and celebrities celebrated the great music of Tom […]

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The Woggles with Kiss Kiss Bang Bang at The Satellite – Photos Review – Nov. 9, 2012

The Woggles transported fans at the Satellite last Friday to a time where 60s garage rock ran deep with hip-shakin’ soul; go-go dancers and all! They threw down some solid groves while show-goers cut loose on the dance floor. These guys put on one hell of a show with their tunes from yesteryear — when […]

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ESP at the Hollywood Palladium – Photos Review – November 8, 2012

Los Angeles group ESP treated the crowd at the Hollywood Palladium to their dreamy, psychedelic synthpop sounds when they opened for Cat Power last Thursday. Listening to them is probably the closest you can get to tripping out without the guilt. They put on a magical show with some lovely visuals that helped transform the […]

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Japandroids with Bleached at Fonda Theatre – Photos Review – November 8, 2012

Japandroids headlined the Fonda Theatre this past Thursday with support from L.A.’s party-punk-babes, Bleached! The two-piece band from Vancouver, BC started making music back in 2006 for the post-teenage angst of Brian King and David Prowse and have since then been making why they call “garage rock.” With their one guitar, a set of drums and two vocalizers, […]

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Jens Lekman at the Fonda – Photos Review – November 6, 2012

Jens Lekman charmed the crowd at The Fonda last Tuesday night with his candid humor and flawless lyrics. His set list was made up of a lot of new songs from his new record, I Know What Love Isn’t, and surprisingly — a lot of his older songs too which pleased the crowd endlessly. He also […]

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