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Sep 02 Be Here Now: First Takes On New Album Releases 9-2-14
Forget I Brought It Up – Grey Gordon – If your thing is pop-punk I may well have the album of the year for you. This Fort Wayne, Indiana native has pulled off a melodic hard rocking fuzz from time to time, on the money always. The first song, “Barstools And Haricuts”sets the tone, nice back beat for a song you are whistling before it’s over -ALBUM OF THE WEEK – B+
Posted 02 September 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Sep 02 ‘Silverlake Meltdown’ At Los Globos, Saturday August 30th 2014
When about 35,000 Angelinos were roasting under the sun at Made in America festival, listening to its array of mainstream music that Jay Z calls diversity, I was in Silverlake attending the first annual end of summer party, the ‘Silverlake Meltdown’ organized by Sick City Records at Los Globos.
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Sep 02 Best Concerts Through August 31st, 2014
Caroline Kole – The Bitter End – August 13th, 2014 – An almost perfect hour of modern country pop by the finest young singer to mine the much ignored genre since, well, since Taylor Swift. who she resembles in attitude and who she could could replace for a certain section of the audience, her peers and a little younger, who Taylor is slowly leaving behind or never quite had.
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Sep 02 How To Choose The Best Toilet At A Music Festival
At the end, these 15-minute of calculus (if you manage to watch the whole thing) will teach you that you simply have to scope out 37% of the toilets to have a good idea of the situation… after 37% you can start accepting the one that is the best so far.
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Sep 02 rock nyc Top 29 Songs (In Order And Spotified) Through August 31st, 2014
Nobody handles his age with the intelligence that Leonard does in this song, because as terrible as the world is, and it is pretty horrifying stuff, but it is nowhere as blue as his own mortality and mine of course, nothing smarter this year that’s for sure.
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Sep 02 That Was The Week Of August 25th, 2014, That Was
if I was in London I’d have been checking out art rocker turned hofstra Kate Bush, a singer I like much more in theory than in practice. Still, who first gig in more than decades was a theatrical event alright. Kate’s problem is the same as it ever was, she isn’t as good as I think she is.
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Sep 02 10 Songs: Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014
Carousel Ride – Rubblebucket – This indie band have been around for years waiting for their dance pop to hit, and this track off the new one is a smart addictive roundabout of a track and it just might do the job; Annakalmia Traver has the voice for the job – B+
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Sep 01 In A Classic Overreaction Electric Zoo Cancel Today’s Last Day Of The Festival 2014
It wasn’t that extreme and nobody says it was. Two hours of flash flooding is not enough to excuse cancelling the entire proceedings and, I might add, two deaths wasn’t enough to cancel last year. if two people die in an accident on the highway, can no one use it for two days? If you knew them, it is a tragedy, if you didn’t it’s an incident.
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Sep 01 Dan Whitley’s Eagerly Awaited “Angels N Devils” Completed
The playing is clean, immaculate, perfect, very controlled, very at service to the song and where Dan gets his hands dirty is on the vocal tour de force, amazing blues singing that barrels down on song after song and reaches its, and Angels n Devils, zenith with “Wade County Jail”
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Sep 01 Watching Iggy Azalea At Made In America Festival
Her performance at Made in America let me totally uninterested though, she did everything you can expect from a rapper in this surrounding, she almost kissed Rita Ora on stage – but hasn’t this be done a million times before?
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Sep 01 Nightmom Louis Family Restaurant Providence, RI Saturday Aug 30, 2014 Reviewed
The show at Louis Family Restaurant was the culmination of Nightmom’s first national tour. On the road for 30 days, the band traveled some 9000 miles to promote Glider Heaven, their second full-length, the photo for the cover of which Travis found in an old copy of National Geographic. Long live Glider Love.
Posted 01 September 2014 by NIcholas Serrambana  Add comment
Sep 01 David Lynch Had No Good Idea For Kanye West
This is what happens when it is a slow-news day, we write about things that could have but didn’t really happen. Famous director and unique character David Lynch said to the Daily Beast that he almost made a video for Kanye West’
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Sep 01 Best Albums Through August 31st, 2014
Tahliah Debrett Barnett aka Formerly Known As twigs, is the most exciting thing to happen to UK soundscape soul pop since Lana del Rey and like Lana she doesn’t sound like anything else: a deeply arranged indie soul hybrid. Imagine if Massive Attack had been so big 1D and a girl in Gloucestershire, England, became completely obsessed with them…something like that.
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Sep 01 Best Songs Through August 31st, 2014
Two songs, released the same day, Taylor’s “Shake It Off” and and Leonard Cohen’s “Almost Like The Blues”, a third, around for awhile but finally hitting home FKA twigs brilliant “Lights On”, and a fourth, rock ny’s band Je’June’d excellent “picotement” ran away with the month.
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Sep 01 UK Top 10 Singles 9-6-14
“Rariworkout” is awesome, Grime meets EDM, the raps are very English, very Brixton or wormwood scrubs but the beats are international and very dance steadying, very House, not dub at all, nothing deep more like a chattering mail biter. Excellent song, hope it hits the US charts.
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Echo Park Rising, Saturday August 17th 2013, Photo Journal

the anticipation appears overwhelming…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Music festivals can be overwhelming, so many bands to see and so little time, but this Echo Park Rising  just went to an extreme rarely reached! Imagine hundreds of bands playing in at least 17 different Echo Park locations, along Sunset Boulevard! How do you cover that? I hesitated between seeing as many bands as possible, and switching from one place to another before watching a band finish its set, or seeing just a few and watching their whole set each time? I stayed for bands’ entire sets on Saturday and ended up watching 10 bands, but I am gonna try the other way on Sunday, because it was just so frustrating! The whole afternoon, I was going from the Echo to the Echoplex to the Echo Patio to the Taix restaurant’s Champagne Room to the outdoor stage, but I missed so much! I didn’t have time to check out what was happening at Origami Vinyl, Lolipop Records, Lot 1 or any of the cafes, which were also hosting music.

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Joyce Manor at the El ‘N’ Gee August 16th, 2013

moshin’ mo’fo’s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I went to the best show of the entire summer, no, of the year, last night.

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The English Beat at the Twilight Concert Series on Thursday August 15th 2013

rough riders

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The English Beat’s performance at the Twilight Concert Series on the Santa Monica Pier was madness, the crowd got so rowdy that I saw some people, who had saved their front row spot hours ahead of the show, just give up and move away from the stage to watch the concert from afar, letting plenty of room for a few opportunists. Alcoholic beverages may have been forbidden on the pier, but it didn’t prevent some guys to get drunk and a fight almost started behind me while singer/guitarist Dave Wakeling and the other members of the band were preaching peace and love to the crowd.

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