Live Review: Bleached At The Glass House


Los Angeles – The Glass House on Saturday felt like a high school dance.  Between the gymnasium floor, the Christmas trees on stage, the red and green spotlights and the floating, twirling mirror ball hanging from the ceiling rafters… It was romantic.  Like Christmas. And then there was the youth factor. “My first boyfriend was

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Interview: Cate Le Bon


Los Angeles – Welsh singer-songwriter Cate Le Bon, known for her dark, quirky lyrical style and her vocal resemblance to Nico, took a few moments out of her busy touring schedule to answer some questions for  BNB writer Brigit Anderson reviewed CLB’s Dec. 6 show at Barboza in Seattle, in which she described the

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Delta Rae – Live At Soho House


Los Angeles – Delta Rae is named after a fictional little girl who awakens the Greek gods to save the world.  The character is from a novel by siblings Eric, Brittany and Ian Holljes’s mother, and oddly enough, it is a perfect description of their band live. Playing from atop the world at member-exclusive Soho

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Wild Child Live At The Echo


Los Angeles – Wild Child has a ton of L.A. groupies. It’s surprising—a gypsy band from Texas, whose main components are a goofy guy with a thick mustache and a ukulele, and a barefoot, bed-head blonde playing a violin. They’re not exactly Justin Bieber swoon-worthy. But their performance felt less like a stop on their

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Last American Buffalo At The Satellite


Los Angeles – Last American Buffalo is a very accurate description of what this band is: ‘70s cowboy. A cross between hoedown and Led Zeppelin, with the flannel shirts, high-heeled boots and bolo ties to match, they’re like the American buffalo itself – steeped in history and representing an all but forgotten genre. Playing at Silverlake venue The Satellite, to a sparse hipster crowd

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Featured Artist: Courtney Barnett


Los Angeles – A recent review said that the important thing to note about Courtney Barnett is: Girl can write.  A succinct and accurate description, this is just one musing in the mass of praise the 25-year-old singer/songwriter/guitarist has received since the release of her song “Avant Gardener.” Called a reincarnation of ‘60s Dylan and

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Foy Vance At The Hotel Cafe


Los Angeles – He looks like he might have a heart attack onstage. Pink face, pink neck, chords in his throat straining. In the words of one manager, he sings as if it were the last time he would ever perform. This could not be more accurate. It was a full show experience that Foy

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Live Review: Skaters


Los Angeles – There’s a fluid element to Skaters live show. They play really close together, even on a larger stage, and they move around each other in an accidental, random fashion. You expect it to run afoul… But it doesn’t. And then there’s the kissing. The band from New York started their show in

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