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Redd Kross and The Side Eyes at The Echoplex

It was Father’s Day, and I had nothing to do, so I decided to head down to The Echoplex and check out the “Punk is Dad” show featuring The Side Eyes and Redd Kross. When I walked into The Echoplex, … Continue reading

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Live Review: Second Still at The Echoplex

L.A. band Second Still played The Echoplex last Sunday, after releasing their self-titled debut this month on Manic Depression Records. The three-piece band offers a stylish, minimal “coldwave” sound with haunting vocals, strong bass lines and straightforward machine drums. The album … 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: The Vigils at The Redwood Bar

The Vigils are one local band that really have that “It” factor. Thanks to an exciting stage presence and great songs with a nostalgic punk & Goth vibe, their next show is always something to look forward to. Maintaining “the … 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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L.A. Witch Releases 7 Inch, Plays The Roxy January 22

Local psych-rock trio L.A. Witch, featuring Sade Sanchez, Irita Pai and Ellie English, is releasing a new single, “Drive Your Car” (live version, above) – with the B-side “Ain’t Comin Home” – in February. It’s available digitally or on 7″ “smoke-colored” vinyl … Continue reading

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Live Review: The Dramedy at The Vaucluse Lounge

The Dramedy are a local rock n’ roll duo that sprang from the solo act of singer/songwriter and guitarist Dave Davids. Last Saturday night’s show presented the addition of fellow singer/songwriter and guitarist Melissa Bobbitt (formerly of Pistachio Novella). The … Continue reading

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Sweet Sister’s Harmonies: The Haden Triplets Play The Skirball Cultural Center In Memory of Charlie Haden

I’ve had a soft spot for the Haden sisters since I received That Dog‘s eponymous release from Geffen Records back in the 90’s. So it was a no-brainer to attend this special show: especially, in light of the recent passing … Continue reading

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Live/Album Review: State to State “No Bounds”

State to State is a local band that generates a satisfying wall of sound, calling to mind early Radiohead and Muse, with just a hint of Interpol. Nondescript and serious in black shirts and jeans, the band played Harvard & Stone … Continue reading

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