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The Shins at the Greek Theatre by Steven Ward
The Shins infect Greek Theatre with their heartworms at Los Angeles show

A now forgotten list about ten delightful riffs in indie-rock once claimed that The Shins were not a very guitar-driven band. It was a benign comment that given the context and Wincing The Night Away-era in which it was written, wasn’t necessarily off the mark. But it has and always will fester rather neurotically in the […]

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Mumford & Sons at Arroyo Seco Festival shot by Danielle Gornbein
Mumford and Sons close out Arroyo Seco Weekend’s enchanting final day with brazen folk-rock

Arroyo Seco Weekend’s final day had the incredible task of topping the previous night’s legendary appearance by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers–and it had to do it in the ninety-degree heat to boot. But with it’s most stacked lineup of artists at the ready, Sunday was the impressive finale it needed to be for the […]

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The Shins at the Fox Theater shot by Danielle Gornbein
We get older, but The Shins’ music stays awesomely the same; exploding with Heartworms at Fox Theater

“You have to hear this one song; It’ll change your life, I swear.” The above line is from movie “Garden State” told by Natalie Portman’s character Sam, to Zach Braff’s character, Andrew in regards to the Shins’, “New Slang”. The exquisitely strange, The Shins are back at it with their first record in five years. To celebrate the […]

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Broken Bells Deliver a mind-blowing performance at Fonda Theatre

Awesome visuals; check. Tailored suit; check. Futuristic podium; check. Continuously giving the audience eargasms, Broken Bells was in no way disappointing with their meticulously planned performance at the Fonda Theater last night. A wonderful treat if you missed out on Coachella (like myself). Opening up for Broken Bells was the stylish Brooklyn band, Au Revoir […]

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Broke Bells’ New Album “After The Disco” Coming this January!

If you were wondering, “whatever happened to Broken Bells?” — you can now rest assured that the dynamic duo made up of the Shins’ James Mercer and Danger Mouse are finally back. Broken Bells have announced that they will release a new piece of work titled, After the Disco in January 2014. It’s been almost four […]

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Contest: Win Tickets to The Shins with Washed Out – Gibson Amphitheatre – Oct. 2, 2012

The Shins are back and are headlining the Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal CityWalk on Tuesday, Oct. 2! Opening up for the Shins is Washed Out! Talk about an awesome combo with two great performers. This is going to be a show not to miss (and DO NOT miss Washed OUT)! Tickets to The Shins are […]

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James Mercer of The Shins at the 987FM Hollywood Tower Penhouse – Photos & Show Review – Feb. 7, 2012

James Mercer of the Shins came to the 987FM Hollywood Tower Penthouse this past Tuesday, Feb. 7 for a very intimate private performance; and let me tell you, it was amazing. All eyes were on Mercer as he warmed our hearts with his endearing and gentle vocals. Aside from playing new songs such as “Simple […]

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Win Tickets to James Mercer of The Shins at the 98.7 FM Hollywood Tower Penthouse –

The  987FM Hollywood Tower Penthouse is back in action delivering private intimate performances with some of the best artists out there! This coming Tuesday, Feb. 7th, 987FM will host an awesome evening with James Mercer of The Shins! And we have your hook up to the show! 98.7 always throws it down proper with complimentary drinks, food […]

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“Yo Gabba Gabba! Music Is Awesome!” Cool Music, For Cool Kids.

Want cool music for your kiddies? And no I’m not talking about Karen O’s “All is Love” for “Where The Wild Things Are.” Although I absolutely adore that song. When I first got the press release and album advance for “Yo Gabba Gabba! Music Is Awesome!” I automatically thought it had something to do with […]

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What Does Danger Mouse, Sparklehorse and David Lynch Have in Common?

If these amazing songs ever get released, Dark Night Of The Soul should not only get an award for its unique and creative compositions, but for being the collabos of all collabos. From iconic musicians, musical masterminds and one of the best directors of the silver screen, Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse’s Mark Linkous have rallied […]

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