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Sometimes I Actually Love Rolling Stone

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Kid Infinity – P.Y.C.O

Its fucking rare to find a hip hop song that’s telling people to actually put their clothes on. This is the case in Los Angeles’ own Kid Infinity‘s track “P.Y.O.C.” the banging track is a party anthem for sure from a progressive project that constantly seem to be bending the envelope.

A few weeks back the duo unveiled the 3D light technology originally designed for Michael Jackson’s London concerts at The Smell. The audience buzzed with anticipation while the band set up. When it was time to start the audience put on their 3D glasses and collectively had their minds blown. The show was nothing short of spectacular. You can read the full LA Times piece on the show right here.

The biggest question has been who was the star of this show – the band or the 3D technology? If you had never seen Kid Infinity before you would have nothing to compare it to correct?  Kid Infinity brought the raw energy and spontaneity from their usual show plus their damn catchy tunes worthy of any dance floor. The 3D – well,  that was just icing on the cake.

Kid Infinity return to the Smell this Friday night in 2-D. Sorry no 3D for this show but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t go.  I HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMEND you go check them out.

footnote: wouldn’t playing without 3-D projections still be 3D since its IRL?

Watch their video for “P.Y.C.O” below!

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Next Up: Big Troubles

Someone called me out the other day on my recent obsession with lo-fi recordings or as they put it “lo-fi bands.”

I have to say it’s not necessarily the lo-fi sound that I love; but the spirit and energy that comes from recordings that sound like they were done in a bedroom studio. There’s an innocence and rawness to the songwriting and vocal performances that I find pleasantly refreshing from an industry that largely works on perfection. It’s like a vacation for the ears. Maybe thats why a large portion of it gives such and ode to the beach (see Best Coast, Real Estate, Ducktails, etc).

Maybe that’s why I fell in love with these two tracks from New Jersey’s Big Troubles. Their much blogged about pop-friendly tunes are enveloped in a warm blanket of fuzz, reverb, and great guitar licks. Basically everything I love about Slumberland Records in the early nineties.

Big Troubles have a new 7 inch out now on Old English Spelling Bee. You can order it right here.  They also just premiered a new video for their track “Bit Yr Tongue” which you can watch below.

MP3:  Big Troubles – Freudian Slips
MP3: Big Troubles – Drastic and Difficult

BIG TROUBLES “BITE YR TONGUE” from OLDE ENGLISH SPELLING BEE on Vimeo.

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Avi Buffalo At The Greek Theatre Tonight w/ My Morning Jacket

Well you guys all know where I will be tonight. Avi Buffalo will be opening for My Morning Jacket at The Greek Theatre in LA. Band plays at 8pm sharp.

LA Times Managed to do a nice little feature on the band in the entertainment section yesterday. Read the article right here.

A digital download of The band’s debut album (out now on Sub Pop) is also available for $5 for a limited time at Amazon.com Get it while the price is low!

MP3: Avi Buffalo – What’s In It For?

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Video: Robert Francis – “Junebug” on Tonight Show w/ Jay Leno

Last night Los Angeles’ own Robert Francis performed his single “Junebug” on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. He certainly has come along way since his Echo Residency back in January of 2009.

Robert Francis hasn’t spent much time in LA lately. The singer/songwriter has been off touring the globe and even has a #1 Album in France and a full European Headline tour planned for the fall.

You can watch Robert Francis‘ performance on Jay Leno in the player below.

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Rdio vs Spotify. In The U.S. Rdio Wins

I have been messing around with Rdio all week and must say I’m in love with the cloud based subscription model. I had a chance to beta test Spotify early on. It’s a great service but they’re currently stuck in negotiations with the four majors. This has left Rdio (now officially out of beta and open to the public) prime to take over the U.S. market.

Concept is simple. Rdio is a subscription based model that for 4.99 you can stream any record in their catalog for free. for $9.99 you can also enable Rdio on your mobile phone. The desktop player plays like iTunes and has a feature that will sync your already existing iTunes library with radio putting all the music you love all in one place and ALL at your fingertips. This is the first subscription model I have seen that really has a shot at taking on mass appeal.

Rdio does lack the free ad support subscription model that has made Spotify a household name is Europe. Spotify is hoping to continue negotiations to bring the service and its free ad supported model stateside.

I made a summer mixtape of my current fav tracks on Rdio. You can check it out at the link below. I strongly suggest signing up for the service – especially since their offering free 3 day trials right now.

Rock Insider Summer Mix On Rdio

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LA Concert Calendar Week Of Aug 8th-15th, 2010

Oh man, Tense moment this weekend. My server was hacked and malware distributed to all my web pages. It was awful. A few sites are back in action including this one. Thanks for all your patience while we got it cleaned up.

Were back in the work groove. This week is going to pretty insane for shows in Los Angeles. We strongly suggest checking out The Joy Formidable (pictured) w/ Division Day at The Bootleg Theater on Wednesday August 11th. On Thursday My Morning Jacket will play the Greek Theatre with openers Avi Buffalo.

Some shows we think you should check out this week listed below!

TUESDAY AUGUST 10TH

Lost in the Trees @ Amoeba Music – 7PM FREE
The Joy Formidable @ Detroit Bar, Costa Mesa
Total Abuse, Rats Eyes, Semen Sundae, Spider Fever @ The Smell

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 11TH

The Joy Formidable, Division Day, Arkells @ Bootleg Theater
Empire of the Sun @ Henry Fonda Theater – SOLD OUT

THURSDAY AUGUST 12TH

My Morning Jacket, Avi Buffalo @ The Greek Theatre
Slang Chickens @ Casey’s Downtown
Gamble House @ Pershing Square

FRIDAY AUGUST 13TH

Wild Beasts, Mimicking Birds @ EL Rey Theatre
Empire Of The Sun @ The Henry Fonda Theater
Natalie Merchant @ The Orpheum Theatre
Wavves, The Growlers, Crystal Antlers, Abe Vigoda, Comadre, The Glasses @ The Glasshouse, Pomona
Pizza!, Aunt Dracula, Atole, Laco$te @ The Smell

SATURDAY AUGUST 14TH

Empire Of The Sun @ The Henry Fonda Theater
Billy Idol @ Hollywood Palladium
Hercules and Love Affair @ The Echoplex
We Are The World @ thesex

SUNDAY AUGUST 15TH

- Free For All w/ Akron/Family, Langhorne Slim, Active Child, Old Man Markley, Frank Fairfield, Bad Weather California, Dustbowl Revival, Hi Ho Silver Oh, The Smart Brothers @ The Echo/Echoplex – Starts at 4pm, Donations Only
- The Spits, Personal and the Pizzas, Slab City, The Anomalys @ Spaceland
- Levon Helm, Jenny Lewis, Steve Earle @ Greek Theatre
- Young The Giant, Voxhaul Broadcast, Mississippi Man @ The Troubadour

MP3: Avi Buffalo – What’s In It For?

MP3: Abe Vigoda – Don’t Lie

MP3: Crystal Antlers – Andrew

MP3: Wavves – Post Acid

MP3: Division Day – Chalk Lines

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Magic Kids – Memphis LP

I have been thoroughly obsessed by  Magic Kids ridiculously poppy tunes for the past few weeks.

The band has been out of the road opening for Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti taking their left of center borderline over the top classic pop to new audiences every night. Half their songs sound like they could be TV theme songs from the 1970s with hints of the beach boys and the best brit pop thrown in – but thats what I love MOST about them. This band just puts a smile on your face – plain and simple.

MP3 – Magic Kids – Good To Be

MP3 – Magic Kids – Summer

Their debut album will be out Aug 24th on True Panther Sounds. You can pre-order the record right here and recieve an instant MP3 download of the entire album.

Magic Kids will play the Detroit Bar in Costa Mesa this Saturday August 7th.  Orange county be sure to get there early. You can also catch them at FYF Fest in Los Angeles, CA on September 4th!

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Video: Creepy Stalker Fans Sneak Into Paramore Singer’s House

I’m sorry I don’t care where you come from – but breaking into your favorite celebrities house and then posting the footage of your crime on youtube is soo fucking stupid and just plain creepy.

Hayley Williams the singer of Paramore recently had two “super fans” break into her home in Franklin, TN with the assistance of a contractor working on her basement. The girls took down the video from their youtube account but once it’s out on the internet it never really goes away. You can watch their video below.

DUMB. SUPER SUPER DUMB.

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Moses Campbell Hit The Road

Moses Campbell

It’s almost Friday and you’re probably looking for a new music fix. Dont be an ass and download one of LA’s finest young bands – Moses Campbell.

MP3 – Moses Campbell – And It’s Over

The band recently released a full length album “Who Are You? Who Is Anyone?” on the Smell’s olFactory Records and have been steadily playing Los Angeles all ages spaces, coffee shops, art galleries, libraries, backyards, city parks, house parties for the better part of the year.

I have had the privilege of playing with them several times. Their folk tunes are performed with all the fervor and energy you’d expect from the usual noise-punk associated with the Smell scene. What sets Moses Campbell apart is a strong foundation in melody and some of the catchiest songs I’ve heard in recent memory. There is a spirit behind what they do. Music played with a sense of glee and fun. You can tell they are all so grateful and excited to just be playing music.

The band are heading off on a little west coast tour this week. Dates for their upcoming tour and be found below. Be sure to order a copy of their debut LP right here. Los Angeles readers’ be sure to check them out on the FOLD stage August 21st at this year’s Sunset Junction festival.

MOSES CAMPBELL TOUR DATES
Aug 7 2010 Stupid House (w/ Foot Ox/Slinter Cake and Space Bonheur) Portland, OR
Aug 8 2010 Grandma’s House (w/ BOX, Sunshine & Irony, and more) Olympia, WA
Aug 9 2010 Hollow Earth Radio (first ever concert/in-studio!) Seattle, WA
Aug 11 2010 The Artistery (w/ BOOM!) Portland, OR
Aug 13 2010 Mama Buzz (w/ Bam Bam) Oakland, CA
Aug 14 2010 21 Grand (w/ Death Sentence: PANDA!) Oakland, CA
Aug 21 2010 Sunset Junction Los Angeles, CA

Moses Campbell – Ugly from Moses Campbell on Vimeo.

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Weird Al, MGMT, Devo Headline Fun Fun Fun Fest

FUN FUN FUN FEST – (Nov. 5, 6 & 7 at Waterloo Park, Austin, TX)

Hopefully this year’s Fun Fun Fun Fest will be slightly less wet than last years. This year’s lineup is quite impressive with appearances from Weird Al Yankovic, Devo, MGMT, alongside bands like Delorean, Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, Best Coast, Dam-Funk, and more.

This year a 3rd day has been added and the lineup boasts some of the most buzzworthy bands out there today. Definitely going to be a good fest this year!
Early Bird tickets are limited to 1,000 fans and on sale now at a 10% discount for 3 day passes. You can purchase tickets online at funfunfunfest.com.

Full lineup after the jump… … Continue Reading

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Ty Segall – Melted

Ty Segall is one of the best new artist I have discovered in a very long while. The lo-fi noise punk ingenue has been deftly wielding his unique brand of psychedelic garage punk all over the map touring incessantly and recording an impressive amount of material in a very short amount of time.  All at a ripe young age I might add. If I were making a list of artists you MUST CHECK OUT he would be at the top of the list.

MP3 – Ty Segall – Cesar
MP3 – Ty Segall – Girlfriend

Ty Segall recently released a new LP – Melted on Goner Records. Ty also recently released a split 7″ with other Rock Insider fav Jeff The Brotherhood. You can purchase the 7 inch now from Infinity Cat Records. Its pressed on peach marbled vinyl. Pretty schnazzy.

Ty Segall is hitting the road in the US this August. He plays at the Smell tonight in Los Angeles with Royal Baths (Woodsist) and YellowFever. Check out more tour dates below.

MP3 – Royal Baths – Nikki Don’t

TY SEGALL TOUR DATES
Aug 4 2010 The Smell Los Angeles, CA
Aug 5 2010 Trunk Space Phoenix, AZ
Aug 6 2010 san carlos building El Paso, TX
Aug 7 2010 Emos Austin, Texas
Aug 8 2010 One Eyed Jacks New Orleans, LA
Aug 9 2010 The Earl Atlanta, Ga
Aug 10 2010 The Lab Ashville, NC
Aug 11 2010 DC 9 Washington, DC
Aug 12 2010 Cake Shop New York, NY
Aug 13 2010 Death By Audio Brooklyn, NY
Aug 14 2010 Casa Del Popolo Montreal, Quebec, CANADA
Aug 15 2010 Parts And Labour Toronto, Ontario, CANADA
Aug 16 2010 Now Thats Class Cleveland, OH
Aug 17 2010 Permanent Records In-store Chicago, Illinois
Aug 17 2010 Empty Bottle Chicago, IL
Aug 18 2010 Jackpot Music Hall Lawrence, Kansas
Aug 19 2010 HI DIVE Denver, Colorado
Aug 20 2010 Astroland Boulder, Colorado
Aug 21 2010 WOODSHED SALT LAKE, Utah
Sep 3 2010 Serra Bowl w/ Mayyors, Blasted Canyons, and Culture Kids Daly City, California
Sep 15 2010 Rickshaw Stop w/ Jeff The Brotherhood San Francisco, California

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LCD Soundsystem/Hot Chip At The Hollywood Bowl PRE-SALE

LCD Soundsystem Fall 2010 Tour w/ Hot Chip

I have a feeling this could be the top show of the year for me. LCD Soundsystem, Hot Chip, and Sleigh Bells will be playing at the Hollywood Bowl on Friday October 15th, 2010.

Friends,  I definitely don’t want you missing out on this one. Your attendance is mandatory.

Pre-sale is now live at Ticketmaster.com! Follow @billsilvaent on twitter to get the pre-order code! Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday October 6th at 10 AM PST.

MP3 – Sleigh Bells – Kids

Full tour dates below

LCD SOUNDSYSTEM FALL 2010 TOUR
Fri-Sep-24-10 – Philadelphia – Making Time @ Philadelphia Naval Cruise Terminal (with Sleigh Bells)
Sat-Sep-25-10 – Columbia MD – V Festival @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
Mon-Sep-27-10 – Burlington VT- Memorial Auditorium (with Sleigh Bells)
Tue-Sep-28-10 – Boston – Orpheum (with Sleigh Bells)
Fri-Oct-01-10 – Clinton, NY – Hamilton College (with Sleigh Bells)
Mon-Oct-04-10 – Atlanta – Tabernacle (with Sleigh Bells)
Tue-Oct-05-10 – Orlando – Hard Rock (with Sleigh Bells)
Wed-Oct-06-10 – Miami – Fillmore (with Sleigh Bells)
Fri-Oct-08-10 – Houston – Verizon Amphitheater (with Sleigh Bells)
Sat-Oct-09-10 – Austin City Limits Festival
Wed-Oct-13-10 – San Diego – RIMAC Arena (with Hot Chip)
Fri-Oct-15-10 – Los Angeles – Hollywood Bowl (with Hot Chip and Sleigh Bells)
Sat-Oct-16-10 – San Francisco – Treasure Island
Tue-Oct-19-10 – Salt Lake City – The Complex (with Hot Chip)
Wed-Oct-20-10 – Denver – Fillmore Auditorium (with Hot Chip)
Fri-Oct-22-10 – Milwaukee – Eagles Ballroom (with Hot Chip)
Sat-Oct-23-10 – Saint Paul – Roy Wilkins (with Hot Chip)

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Black Mountain and Black Angels Announce Fall Co-Headline Tour

Black Angels + Black Mountain Tour

Umm. Yeah. Black Mountain and The Black Angels have announced plans to tour together this fall. Not only that but both will have new albums coming out on the SAME DAY – September 14th.

This is kind of a must see tour. Dates below. Los Angeles they will be playing at the El Rey Theatre on November 24th.

the Ticketmaster pre-sale starts today and they are including an exclusive bundle where you can also buy digital copies of both albums with your ticket purchase.  The bundle includes an instant free download of The Black Angels cover of Black Mountain’s classic “No Satisfaction.”

MP3 – The Black Angels – Telephone
MP3 – Black Mountain – The Hair Song

The Dropout Boogie Tour with Black Mountain & The Black Angels
10/28/10 Chicago, IL – Metro
10/30/10 Buffalo, NY – Tralf Music Hall
10/31/10 Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre
11/01/10 Montreal, QC – La Tulipe
11/02/10 Boston, MA – Paradise
11/03/10 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
11/06/10 Philadelphia, NY – Theatre of Living Arts
11/07/10 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
11/09/10 Louisville, KY – Headliners
11/10/10 Asheville, NC – Grey Eagle
11/11/10 Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge
11/12/10 Atlanta, GA – The Earl
11/13/10 Orlando, FL – The Social
11/15/10 Birmingham, AL – The Bottletree
11/16/10 New Orleans, LA – Tipitina’s
11/17/10 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
11/19/10 Austin, TX – La Zona Rosa
11/20/10 Dallas, TX – Kessler Theater
11/24/10 Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre
11/26/10 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
11/28/10 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
11/29/10 Seattle, WA – The Showbox
11/30/10 Vancouver, BC – The Commodore Ballroom

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Tennis – Baltimore

Not sure if you’re aware of this but there is quite the burgeoning indie scene going on right now in Colorado. It could be directly related to the recent influx of tech jobs into the state + great selection of state schools has created a demand for indie rock. Could also be all those long winters creating the perfect environment to be shut in all day working on songs.

For whatever reason  Colorado has been pouring out a massive amount of amazing bands in the past few months. I grew up in Utah and I could not be more pleased to finally see a productive music scene coming out of the mountain states. Expect to see an on salught of posts featuring Colorado bands in the coming weeks.

One of my favorites currently breaking out of the Rockies is Denver based husband and wife duo TENNIS. Their songs evoke the nostalgic vibes of 60s pop and girl groups  with all the lo-fi fuzz that puts them in the same class as contemporaries Dum Dum Girls, Best Coast, And Wavves.

Download “Baltimore” below from their forthcoming 7″ EP out soon on one of my favorite labels Underwater Peoples. Pick up the 7 inch right here.

MP3Tennis – “Baltimore”

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Los Angeles Local Links

Ferraby Lionheart premiered his video for “Harry and Bess” starring none other than Rainn Wilson at EW.com. If anyone has photos from Ferraby’s record release show at the Bootleg last night I would love to feature them on Rock Insider!

- Downtown Lobby has pre-sale info for LCD Soundsystem, Hot Chip, And Sleigh Bells at the Hollywood Bowl. Pre-sale begins tomorrow at 10AM PST. [link]

- A cavalcade of your favorite local artists including Happy Hollows, Walking Sleep, and Voxhaul Broadcast will be taking over the LA Zoo this Friday. Would have loved to see Avi Buffalo, or Sea Wolf at the zoo for obvious reasons. Hahaha. Tickets are $16.50 for non-members and are still available. [link]

- Did you know Rock Insider has a facebook page? Click “like” and we will be facebook friends 4 lyfe. [link]

MP3 – Ferraby Lionheart – Arkansas

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Christmas Island – Blackout Summer


I’ve only recently purchased Christmas Island‘s debut album “Blackout Summer” off emusic. Kind of obsessed with this track called “Anxiety Attack” right now. Christmas Island hail from the sunny southern tip of California (San Diego to be exact). They totally remind me of all the best parts of early 90s alternative and pink w/ a pinch of 60s pop. If you dig The Urinals you will love this band.

Blackout Summer LP is available now on In The Red Records. You can also pick up a 7″ out now on Captured Tracks.

Purchase at INSOUND.

MP3 – Christmas Island – Anxiety Attack

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She’s baack…. What’s Happening In LA This Week?

FUUUCK where has the year gone? You remember that promise I made to continue blogging and keep at it? Well, it kinda went out the window along with my exercise plan and resolution to learn Swedish (jobbar på det).

Posting will still remain sporadic but I’m certainly trying to keep things up to a regular pace. I have been listening to a lot of great new music lately that I can’t wait to share with all of you. So many great new bands popping up – time for something new out there if you ask me.

First things first. You’re probably asking “WHAT THE FUCK HAVE I BEEN DOING LATELY?”

well, in addition to working long hours and loving my job and my coworkers immensely I have been hard at work releasing new albums for my little label that could JAXART Records.

So far this summer JAXART has put out 2 releases. A limited edition 7 inch single for New Jersey lo-fi duo Slow Animal and the new EP from LA’s newest Noise Pop trio POLLS.

If you missed POLLS debut at the Bootleg Theater last Tuesday you can catch them again at the Grandstar in Chinatown this Friday w/ Superhmanoids, John Carpenter, and Lord Huron. The show is being Sponsored by Aquarium Drunkard.

Slow Animal are finishing up their US tour this week playing shows with Bear In Heaven and one of my new favs Cloud Nothings. Watch out for an amazing video for “theFUNsun” shot by the amazing Vice Cooler in the next few weeks. You may recognize Vice from his videos for Signals and Male Bonding. We made a royal mess while filming so its bound to capture your attention.

WHAT’S GOING ON IN LOS ANGELES THIS WEEK:

It’s the first of the month so that means NEW RESIDENCIES STARTING UP. I suddenly realized how insanely LA I’ve become when I found myself in the company of a crew of kids from the east coast and none of them had any idea what a residency is exactly supposed to be. Quite honestly I’m not sure if LA even knows what this past time (now in its 5th year) on East Sunset Strip is.

Basically folks – A residency is an excuse to go out on a work night to see free music from bands you’re going to have to pay top dollar for in abt 2 years. That and drink a lot while bands aren’t getting paid anything more than scene cred and the occasional CD sale.  Case in point – Silversun Pickups headlining the Greek Theater this Friday August 6th with support from The Henry Clay People. People please support local music on these nights and instead of buying 4 beers try 2 and BUY SOME MERCH FROM THE BANDS.

AUGUST RESIDENCIES

White Arrows – Mondays at Spaceland
Fol Chen – Mondays At The Echo
Twilight Sleep – Mondays at Silverlake Lounge

SHOWS WORTH CHECKING OUT THIS WEEK IN LOS ANGELES:

MONDAY AUG 2nd 2010
- White Arrows, The Franks, Stone Darlings @ Spaceland – FREE (21yrs+)
- Sean Carnage 5 Year Anniversary Party @ Pehrspace – $5 (All Ages)
- Fol Chen, Obi Best, Halloween Swim Team @ The Echo – FREE (21yrs+)

TUESDAY AUG 3RD 2010
Rademacher, Hexham Heads, Name of Stars, Wrong Way Driver @ Spaceland

WEDNESDAY AUG 4TH 2010
Ty Segall, YellowFever, Royal Baths, Moonhearts @ The Smell
Wavves @ Madame Wong’s in Chinatown – CD RELEASE


THURSDAY AUG 5TH 2010

Daedelus, Say Uhns, Lawrence Grey, Benedek @ The Echo
Everest, Mini Mansions, Pacific Hurt @ Bootleg Theater

FRIDAY AUG 6TH 2010
Silversun Pickups, Against Me!, The Henry Clay People @ The Greek Theatre
Aquarium Drunkard presents POLLS, Superhumanoids, John Carpenter, Lord Huron @ Grandstar Chinatown
Evan Voytas, The Cooling Time, All Wrong & the Plans Changed @ Spaceland
Local Scene Night at THE LA ZOO! w/ The Happy Hollows, Voxhaul Broadcast, Useless Keys, The Lonely Wild, Walking Sleep, Slang Chickens @ Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens
We Are Scientists, Rewards @ The Troubadour

SATURDAY AUG 7TH 2010
Lazy, PROTECTME, Back To The Future The Ride @ The Smell
boxViolet, 8mm, Nazcar Nation, The Airlines @ The Mint

SUNDAY AUG 8TH 2010
Mermaid, Magick Orchids @ Echo Curio
Young The Giant, The Union Line, Grouplove @ The Troubadour

Polls – Treats by buzzbands

TheFUNsun by slowanimal

Fol Chen – The Holograms by adissinger



Male Bonding “Year’s Not Long” from Sub Pop Records on Vimeo.

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No Age Announce New Album

No Age Announce New Album

No Age have finally announced the details for their highly anticipated (at least around these parts) follow up to 2008′s Nouns. The album entitled “Everything in Between” will see the light of day Sept. 28th via Sub Pop.

The band will be playing a handful of shows this summer including gigs in Moscow and a few spots opening for Sonic Youth and Pavement.

Everything in Between:

01 Life Prowler
02 Glitter
03 Fever Dreaming
04 Depletion
05 Common Heat
06 Skinned
07 Katerpillar
08 Valley Hump Crash
09 Sorts
10 Dusted
11 Positive Amputation
12 Shred and Transcend
13 Chem Trails

07-03 Calgary, Alberta – Royal Canadian Legion #1
07-04 Calgary, Alberta – Sled Island Festival
07-10 Pomona, CA – Glass House
07-24 Baltimore, MD – Whartscape Festival
07-31 London, England – Field Day Festival
08-02 Edinburgh, Scotland – Edinburgh Fringe Fest
08-04 St. Petersburg, Russia – Tanci
08-06 Moscow, Russia – Solyanka
08-08 Myslowice, Poland – OFF Festival
09-11 Raleigh, NC – Hopscotch Music Festival
09-12 St. Paul, MN – Roy Wilkins Auditorium *
09-13 Chicago, IL – Millennium Park *
09-14 Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theater *
09-16 Columbus, OH – The LC Pavilion *
09-17 Washington, DC – Black Cat
09-30 Hollywood, CA – Hollywood Bowl *^

* with Pavement
^ with Sonic Youth

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VIDEO: OK GO – End Love


It is no mystery that I love and truly adore OK Go. I worked with the band on their last record Oh, No while I was at Capitol Records. The band recently split ways with EMI. Now on a label of their own making the band are free to do whatever they want with their videos including offering up their latest eye popping experiment “End Love” to fans to download for free on their website. They  even launched a pretty web savvy contest using Facebook promoting one and all to download that shit totally for free.

There is seemingly no end to their creativity when it comes to making eye catching and stunning videos. Watch it below!!

PS. The video for “End Love” was filmed on Echo Park Lake. I actually live right on Echo Park Lake. You can actually see my house. haha

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