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Lone Wolf at the El Rey Theatre – Photo Gallery

Check out the photos from Lone Wolf at the El Rey Theatre. Lone Wolf opened up for their UK buddies, Wild Beasts last Friday, Aug. 13, 2010 alongside Portland, Oregon’s, Mimicking Birds. Paul Marshall has some seriously cool handlebars! Mustache rides anyone? Photos: Craig Parker

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Weezer and Hot Hot Heat at the US Open of Surfing – Photo Gallery

Recently signed to Epitaph, So Cal rockers Weezer put on a hell of a show last Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010 at the US Open of Surfing. Their set was full of unbelievable energy with their axe poses, stage jumping, crowd interaction, fashionable -or-not-so fashionable kilts (yes, like the kind Axl Rose used to sport), football […]

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We Are Scientists and Rewards at The Troubadour – Photo Gallery

We Are Scientists are just a straight up damn good band. They bring that addictive indie rock sound with a hard edge. Heavy on the guitars and textured sounds, seeing them live surpasses just listening to them on your iPod. Although you can easily listen to these guys on repeat for hours on end, you […]

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Wavves & Woah Hunx at Madame Wong’s – Photos & Review

Wavves’ gleaming new long-player, “King of the Beach” was released this past week via Fat Possum Records. To celebrate the coming of the beachcomber royalty, fresh-faced frontman Nathan Williams and his out-sized hairy duo of Jay Reatard’s former bandmates (drummer Billy Hayes and bassist Stephen Pope) played a small public release-related show at Chinatown’s former […]

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Bear In Heaven, Beach Fossils and Twin Sister at The Echo – Photos, Review & Video

This past Tuesday July 27, brought a sold out show to the Echo. The first band up were the darlings of the indie scene, Beach Fossils. The Brooklyn based quartet pulled off with remarkable accuracy the surf-pop sound most have heard from their self titled LP, while simultaneously conjuring memories of Joy Division. Their awesome […]

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Miranda Lee Richards at Spaceland – Photos & Review

LA’s Miranda Lee Richards played an enchanting set at Spaceland last week with psych rockers Sleepy Sun and Assemble Head in Sunburst Sound. Setting a mellow tone with her siren-like vocals of luscious folk pop (and at times some hypnotic spoken-word), Miranda Lee Richards isn’t your average “chick music” savant. She has a far more […]

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The New Pornographers, Imaad Wasif and The Dodos at the Music Box – Show Review & Photos

A killer lineup prevailed at the Music Box this past Monday, July 19, 2010. The evening was kicked off by Imaad Wasif accompanied by his band of equally skilled musicians. Laying down their blend of acid rock with a tinge of folk, they created an intimate environment that would be commonly found in a great […]

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Glass Ghost at El Rey Theatre

Opening up for Brookly buddies, White Rabbits, the eclectic duo, Glass Ghost, started off as a bit of yawn, but definitely progressed into quite the show towards the end of their set. Although I heard some negative words against them from a few show-goers, I felt they put on a pretty cool show. With a […]

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Treasure Island Music Festival Photos and Review Day 1

The Good: The Bauer’s shuttle lines were bearable considering we had some dude, Ricky Lee Robinson setting up shop across the street and playing some good rock n’ roll for us. PS – Bauer’s shutlles were super fancy with leather interior and tables. I was expecting a school bus for shuttle service like at the […]

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Miike Snow at Spaceland – Show Review

Sweden’s Miike Snow laid down the fun, groovin’ beats and lyrics this past week at Spaceland. The place was packed in all its galactic glory while fans rocked out to some sweet electro pop. Check out the photos and video below! “Silvia” [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1UIVHw1HWI] “Burial” [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnwyHrGLANw]

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Austin City Limits (2009) Day 3 Photos and Review!

WORDS: Q Manning Day Three started with a wish: please, keep the rain away. The Alamo Drafthouse had just hosted the best film festival ever, its annual Fantastic Fest, and Paul, like many of the attendees, had been struck by the dreaded “fantasticFlu.” This left me as the sole photographer. The forecast dictated a 94% […]

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Austin City Limits (2009) Day 2 Photos and Review!

WORDS: Q Manning You’d be hard-pressed to imagine a way that Day Two of ACL Fest could have been different from Day One. Whereas the day before had everyone putting on sunblock and buying cowboy hats/sunglasses (I know I had to), Day Two created an ocean of umbrellas and ponchos. After the first day, I […]

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Austin City Limits (2009) Day 1 Photos and Review!

WORDS: Q Manning Day One of ACL was about as picturesque as you could imagine. The sun was out, the grass was lush and the party had started, because, when you get down to it, that’s all any music festival really is. Great food, music, a sea of cowboy hats and and scantily clad genders […]

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