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High-kicks in stilettos, with a tight mini black dress draped over her figure, a cigarette nestled between lips, the energy of every song saturating her hair by the minute; one of the things that fans adore about Maja Ivarsson– front woman of the Sounds

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March 29th, 2014 | Features, Music, Reviews | Tags: , | No Comment

On Saturday night Southern comfort was felt throughout the Hollywood Bowl, as Angelinos dressed in cowboy hats, plaid shirts– with beer in hand– packed a full-house for Brad Paisley’s Virtual Reality Tour.

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October 22nd, 2012 | Features, Music, Reviews | Tags: , | No Comment

Storyteller of hearts, unraveling the truths of love’s hidden agenda is what John Vesely does best while writing music under the moniker Secondhand Serenade. His new album, A Naked Twist in My Story, ?is a stripped-down acoustic…

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Emerging from this same bastion of musical-creativity is the Afro-inspired, synth-pop powerhouse, Reptar. If you thought to yourself, “what the hell happened to MGMT on that second album?” (HEY! I like psychedelic turns), or you really enjoy Vampire Weekend, then they are perfect for you.

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May 23rd, 2012 | Music, Reviews | Tags: , | No Comment
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Known as one of the past stomping grounds for peace, love, and free-spirited folks (aka hippies) in the 1960s, Griffith Park still holds that magical essence– hence to why the Greek found itself to be the perfect place to watch Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros…

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By now the allure of a Jack White solo album is much more than sonically-based…

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May 7th, 2012 | Music, Reviews | Tags: , | No Comment

For a Sunday night in Austin, it sure as hell felt like a Saturday night. Antone’s was full. The booze was flowing. The bands were loud. For a Sunday night, it sure as hell felt good to be out; not the impending…

The full story about LIVE REVIEW: I Was There! Deer Tick Live At Antone’s In Austin, TX

May 3rd, 2012 | Features, Reviews | Tags: , | No Comment

Time Capsules II takes a pleasant leap from the rawness of their previous lo-fi bedroom sound towards something more ambitious and…

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April 20th, 2012 | Music, Reviews | Tags: , , | No Comment
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ATDI announced: “We are At the Drive-In from El Paso, Texas!” as they launched into a high-octane, 15-song set that started with “Arc Arsenal”…

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The Shins’ new album Port of Morrow feels like a summation of the career of an indie music icon. James Mercer, the band?s lead and founder, has emerged as a different musician since the self-titled album and side project Broken Bells.

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April 16th, 2012 | Music, Reviews | Tags: , | No Comment