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Pure Bathing Culture At Mississippi Studios

Pure Bathing Culture At Mississippi Studios

29 July 2014

Portland - Anyone who knows me at all knows that I am a hopeless sucker for bands with a lead female vocalist. Paramore, Beach...

How Do You Feel Joywave? An Interview with Sean Donnelly and Daniel Armbruster

How Do You Feel Joywave? An Interview with Sean Donnelly...

27 July 2014

Chicago – Ready to update your summer playlist? Start with one of the hottest tracks from Joywave: “Tongues.” This New York indie electronic-pop band...

Real Friends - Maybe This Place Is The Same And We're Just Changing

Real Friends - Maybe This Place Is The Same And...

25 July 2014

New York - On Real Friends' new album, their first full length, the intro/opening track “Maybe This Place Is The Same…” sets the tone....

Features

Acclaimed Seattle Artist Fences Unveils “Arrows” Featuring Macklemore And Produced By Ryan Lewis

Acclaimed Seattle Artist Fences Unveils “Arrows” Featuring Macklemore And Produced By Ryan Lewis

28 July 2014

New York - Elektra Records has announced the label debut from acclaimed singer/songwriter Fences. “LESSER OCEANS” – which includes the new single, “Arrows” featuring Macklemore and produced by Ryan Lewis – arrives everywhere on October 14th.  “LESSER OCEANS” is available for pre-sale beginning today (see below), with all...

Bleachers' Debut Single "I Wanna Get Better" Hits #1 at Alt Radio + Tour Dates

Bleachers' Debut Single "I Wanna Get Better" Hits #1 at Alt Radio + Tour Dates

27 July 2014

New York -  Bleachers' debut hit single "I Wanna Get Better" hits #1* at Alt radio after only 20 weeks on the chart and is the #3 Greatest Gainer. Since its launch in February "I Wanna Get Better" has sold over 200 thousand singles and streamed over 4 million times;...

How Do You Feel Joywave? An Interview with Sean Donnelly and Daniel Armbruster

How Do You Feel Joywave? An Interview with Sean Donnelly and Daniel Armbruster

27 July 2014

Chicago – Ready to update your summer playlist? Start with one of the hottest tracks from Joywave: “Tongues.” This New York indie electronic-pop band melds punk, funk, house, and hip-hop on the irresistible How Do You Feel? EP.  Back in 2011, the band sprung onto the scene...

Real Friends - Maybe This Place Is The Same And We're Just Changing

Real Friends - Maybe This Place Is The Same And We're Just Changing

25 July 2014

New York - On Real Friends' new album, their first full length, the intro/opening track “Maybe This Place Is The Same…” sets the tone. Primarily instrumental, with only a line or two of vocals, it introduces the themes of change and interpersonal relationships. The album isn’t simply...

Album Review: When I Was Younger by Colony House

Album Review: When I Was Younger by Colony House

24 July 2014

New York - After Franklin, Tennessee's CALEB reinvented, renamed and re-imagined themselves to create Colony House, band members Caleb Chapman (vocals), Scott Mills (guitar) and Will Franklin Chapman (drums) released their debut, When I Was Younger, off of Descendant Records. A lengthy fourteen tracks long, the album...

Rey Pila Announce Interpol Tour And Austin City Limits Festival

Rey Pila Announce Interpol Tour And Austin City Limits Festival

24 July 2014

Los Angeles - Rey Pila has announced they will be supporting Interpol on their upcoming tour, starting September 15 in Vancouver, BC and have been added to this year's incredible Austin City Limits Festival line up. The Mexico City quartet released a new track, "Blast", earlier this month, in conjunction...

Tame Impala Release "Live Versions", A 9 Track Live EP

Tame Impala Release "Live Versions", A 9 Track Live EP

23 July 2014

Los Angeles - Tame Impala has released Live Versions, an album of songs selected from a 2013 Chicago Tame Impala concert on Interscope Records. Chief songwriter Kevin Parker chose the 9 tracks for the record based on how different the live versions are from the album versions....

Tiny Ruins Announces Fall Tour With Sharon Van Etten – Premieres Video

Tiny Ruins Announces Fall Tour With Sharon Van Etten – Premieres Video

23 July 2014

Los Angeles - New Zealand singer-songwriter Hollie Fullbrook is currently on tour in North America, playing songs from her new album Brightly Painted One, out now on Flying Nun Records. NPR premiered the video which was shot, directed and even edited by Neil Finn while the two were touring together...

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PAPA Celebrates Their EP Release at The Bootleg

Published in Live Reviews
Thursday, 13 October 2011 18:41
On Wednesday night, Los Angeles’ Bootleg Theatre hosted a celebratory show for local punk-meets-soul outfit, PAPA. RACES and THE FRANKS also hailing from the City of Angels, joined the duo-turned-quartet for a kickass night of rock ‘n’ roll. The guys (and gal) of The Franks set the night off to a playful start with their loud, rambunctious t...
To all my fellow Los Angelinos, as you may or may not know, the avant-pop outfit Gardens & Villa will be playing at The Satellite THIS Saturday, October 15th.  The Santa Barbara-based quintet makes music similar in mood to its locale—chill, relaxed, and stone-y—making the band’s self-titled July debut on Secretly Canadian a perfect fit for be...

Emily's Army Storms The Roxy

Published in Live Reviews
Monday, 10 October 2011 16:16
On Friday night, I was treated to a night of youthful energy, served up by the contagiously vivacious punk quartet from Oakland, CA: Emily's Army.  This group of kids--seriously, they're still in high school--lit up The Roxy in Los Angeles and outshined the bright, colored lights beneath which they performed.
Walking in to the dark venue...

Sleeper Agent Wakes Up the Bootleg

Published in Live Reviews
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 15:33
Driving to the Bootleg Theater last night, I was yawning the whole way there.  School had just started, and I had spent the past two hours reading Shakespeare (seriously…).  I was in serious need of a pick me up, and, fortunately, that's exactly what I got. Walking into the old warehouse venue I could already feel and hear the distorted scream...

This Sunday in LA: Abbot Kinney Festival and Tarfest!

Published in Festivals
Friday, 23 September 2011 21:54
Fellow Angelenos, this upcoming Sunday fruitfully offers us some killer options for entertainment. First, we have Abbot Kinney Festival.  Here's what the website has to say: "Since its founding in 1984, the Abbot Kinney Festival has grown in size and popularity to become one of the largest community events of its kind in the country.  Each ye...

Races and Duniven Play Bardot in Hollywood

Published in Live Reviews
Tuesday, 20 September 2011 14:49

Bardot--a Los Angeles club tucked into Hollywood's dense layout--is swanky.  Swanky like an old-school mansion with dark weaving hallways, swanky like tentatively walking in on some exclusive party, unsure of where you belong.  Old friends met and chatted holding colorful drinks in dim light, surrounding me as I squeezed onto brocaded couch...