Tag Archives: indie rock

Skaters’ “In Your Head” Video

New York band Skaters have released a quirky video for the single “In Your Head” from their upcoming album Rock And Roll Bye Bye. Directed by Josh Moore and starring Thea Norris as a “Chav Ballerina,” it features the latter sauntering and dancing … Continue reading

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Souvenir Driver Release “Brace Yourself” EP, Play Harvard & Stone in March

“Now I have to listen to the bullshit he’s gonna say…Every day, every day.” Portland’s Souvenir Driver has released an EP called Brace Yourself on Bandcamp featuring four songs written in disgusted reaction to Trump’s election. The band is donating all … Continue reading

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Live Review: Bootblacks at Complex

Bootblacks wrapped up their tour with Liste Noire recently at Complex in Glendale, promoting their excellent album Veins (reviewed here). The performance was more stark than the lush record, and felt slightly more industrial, but it was intense and full … Continue reading

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Album Review: WOMPS’ “Our Fertile Forever”

WOMPS are a band from Glasgow that have a nostalgic ’90s indie/college rock sound akin to Built to Spill or Dinosaur Jr, with a touch of The Getup Kids-style angst. Their new album Our Fertile Forever, out June 10th on their label Displaced … Continue reading

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Live Review: Magic Wands & Drinking Flowers at The Echo

Magic Wands played a homecoming show at The Echo last Monday after being on tour for several weeks with fellow local band Drinking Flowers, who now take over the Monday night residency. Originally a duo with guitarist Chris and singer/guitarist Dexy Valentine, … Continue reading

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Live Review: Ex Hex & Sheer Mag at The Echo

Last week, Ex Hex sold out The Echo, playing tunes from their truly enjoyable, upbeat album Rips. Described by some as power pop, the band frequently reminds me of The Cars, sans keyboards and with more guitar solos. The group’s three members – singer/guitarist … Continue reading

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Album Preview: StaG’s “Don’t Check Out”

StaG are an intriguing local band consisting of childhood friends Matt McGuire and Will Walden, who met in a tee-ball league. There’s an odd story behind the duo’s name that seems relevant to the lyrical theme of their upcoming album Don’t Check … Continue reading

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Album Review: Betty Petty’s “Desperately Seeking Satan”

Here’s another local band to watch: Betty Petty is singer/guitarist Caitlin Danenhauer with drummer Austin Ash, bassist Toast Artisan Bourgeoisie (nice), and lead guitarist JJ James Van Lieshout. The upbeat, edgy power-pop group has a new EP out entitled Desperately Seeking Satan, … Continue reading

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Live Review: White Reaper at The Echoplex

White Reaper hail from Louisville, KY and consist of singer/guitarist Tony Esposito, the Wilkerson twins Nick (drums) and Sam (bass), and keyboardist (and “bosstone” – he dances when there are no keyboard parts) Ryan Hater. The Polyvinyl Records website calls them “garage punk” … Continue reading

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The Krampus Amongst Us!

Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk on Thursday was a  special night or nacht for the “with it and happening folks”, as a motley group of disheveled furry faun like creatures gathered on Winston and Los Angeles Street in DTLA. Krampus … Continue reading

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