Remembering The Yellow Dogs


“They are a vessel of independent art and ambition. They are a movement.” Those were the last two lines I wrote about The Yellow Dogs in my review of their show at Mercury Lounge, and how I ended my year in 2012. That show wasn’t the only time I saw The Yellow Dogs live, but if

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Album Review: Upset – She’s Gone


London – As far as musical collaborations go, the one that makes up the LA-based Upset is one which provokes more excitement than most. After a spell with Vivian Girls and Best Coast, the latter ending in a well-documented parting of ways, Ali Koehler has joined forces with La Sera guitarist Jenn Prince and Hole’s Patty

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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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Preview: Kwabs – Debut Album In The Works


Nashville – Prince Harry knows who Kwabs is, but you might not yet. Kwabena Adjepong, better known as Kwabs, hasn’t released a proper album but has already performed at Buckingham Palace. His spine-tingling performance on the British reality television show Goldie’s Band earned him attention from the British press and public, but it is his

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Sky Ferreira – Night Time, My Time


Chicago – The debut studio album “Night Time, My Time” by 21 year old electro pop phenom Sky Ferreira is a record where hand claps, head bangs, tears, and smiles all share equal playing time. Right from the album cover of a naked Sky in the shower, wet, cold, and abandoned, we’re confronted with the

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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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Brooklyn’s (Via Johannesburg) St. Lucia Announces Tour, Performs On Kimmel


New York – Jean-Philip Grobler’s synth pop outfit, St. Lucia, has announced their 2014 headlining tour to promote their recently released, unabashedly upbeat, full-length debut, When The Night (Columbia Records).  The Jan.-Feb. itinerary includes three sold-out dates at New York City’s Bowery Ballroom and Music Hall of Williamsburg (where a fourth show has been added).

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