Live Review: Pyyramids At The Spare Room


Thursday night, L.A.-based duo Pyyramids graced The Spare Room’s stage (or lack thereof) as part of the exclusive Hollywood bar/bowling alley’s Thursday night Live Music Series. Though the two-piece—composed of Tim Nordwind, and Drea Smith—have only been playing music together since last fall, their talents precede them. You may know Nordwind as the goofy, bearded,

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Races and Duniven Play Bardot in Hollywood


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 couches. People old and

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Upcoming Free Concerts at Amoeba Music, Hollywood


Everyone’s favorite music store on steroids, Amoeba Music, has done it again, this time concocting a kick-ass calendar of upcoming free shows at their Hollywood location.  I learned of this on the way out of a casual “I’m-just-gonna-run-by-Amoeba-really-quick” outing (which inevitably turned into a five hour mega-spending spree) when a Cold War Kids poster caught

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An Interview with Ryan Rabin of Grouplove


The LA-based indie band Grouplove is really, really good. They exude an honesty that comes straight from musical self-confidence and trust between band members. Their powerful, folk-tinged rock first hit my eardrums about a month ago at The Bowery Ballroom, and ever since, I’ve been listening to their self-titled EP on repeat. Drummer/Producer Ryan Rabin

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