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Despite the heat, a sea of goths come out for Pasadena Daydream Festival featuring The Cure, Pixies, Deftones

Brookside, a golf course and country club bordering the Rose Bowl hosted the Pasadena Daydream Festival on Saturday August 31, 2019 and it was “Hot, Hot, Hot!!!” The lineup was hot; the setlists were hot. Everyone was hot. We’re talking literally and metaphorically here, though the setlists were probably just figuratively hot.  A legion of […]

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The Joy Formidable inspire complete strangers to make out at The Roxy

After seeing them destroy at the first of two sold-out nights at famed venue The Roxy, we might have to amend our list of Top 20 Badass Frontwomen in Indie and Underground Music to include Rhiannon Bryan of The Joy Formidable. Along with bandmates Rhydian Dafydd and Matthew James Thomas, the Welsh trio made the […]

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Win Tickets to the Joy Formidable at Fonda Theatre – March 21, 2013

London by way of Wales, indie rock darlings The Joy Formidable will be headlining the Fonda Theatre on Thursday, March 21. We last caught them at the Mayan about a year ago and we’re sure glad to have them back in Los Angeles for another amazing set! Supporting the Joy Formidable are Guards and Fort Lean. Yep, […]

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Contest: Win Tickets to the Joy Formidable at the Mayan (Mar. 14, 2012)

London by way of Wales, indie rock darlings The Joy Formidable will be touching down at the Mayan on Wednesday, March 14.  They rocked LA back in September 2011 with two kick arse performances and now they’re back.  Re-live the magic or experience it for the first time, not to be missed!  A Place to […]

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Contest: Win Tickets to the The Joy Formidable at the El Rey Theatre (Sept. 14, 2011)

We just ran a contest for The Joy Formidable‘s upcoming private penthouse performance at the 98.7FM Hollywood Tower and now we have tickets to their headlining show at the El Rey Theatre on Wednesday, Sept. 14! If you have yet to listen to these indie darlings, we suggest you enter this ticket give-away. They’re truly […]

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“A Balloon Called Moaning” by The Joy Formidable – Album Review

That certain guitar sprawl of the best of the shimmering bolstered rock bands out there is more than sprinkled generously throughout the tracks on London-by-way-of-Wales trio The Joy Formidable and their debut, self-produced EP, “A Balloon Called Moaning”– it’s full of noticeable influence that is. Equal parts 90’s diaristic vocal infections atop grungy, post rock […]

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Hot Band Alert: The Joy Formidable

I’m digging these Welsh indie rockers, The Joy Formidable. The trio brings forth a fresh, high energy indie rock sound that resonates with catchy pop melodies such as in their perky track “Whirring.” Not to mention, fem-vocalist Ritzy Bryan, has an explosive lush cantor. She’s quite the fox too and looks a bit like Emily […]

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