After a mere 8-year break we welcome the return of The Last Shadow Puppets with open arms and ears. Literally, I tried to hug them, but cordial handshakes were exchanged instead. I suppose it’s understandable that a duo pulling from the forefronts of The Rascals and Arctic Monkeys might have been a teensy bit busy […]
“HONEYBEAR, HONEYBEAR, HONEYBEAR, MASCARA, BLOOD, ASH AND CUM ON THE RORSCHACH SHEETS WHERE WE MAKE LOVE.” Father John Misty has built an impressive career writing songs about love, sex, and crippling vulnerability; pair that with a set of dance moves that could make a microphone stand blush and you’ve got two diverse, equally impressive albums and a […]
Raise your hand if you’ve ever accidentally deleted your work on Microsoft Word, lost photos from a corrupted memory card or just plain dropped your phone in the toilet. Now put your hand down, I can’t see you.
Hanni El Khatib doesn’t have a thing to prove to anyone. He’s past any debut album nerves, blowing people out of the water with When The Guns Come Out. “You Rascal, You” has soundtracked some of your favorite commercials, and “F—k It, You Win” is the best brush-off song a scorned lover could have created.
Interview: Drenge – LA Music Blog “Can I have a minute of your time? I’d like to waste it. I wanna meet you in the middle of the night. I want you to hate it.” There’s nothing pretty or polished about Drenge’s debut LP. It’s gritty, it’s reckless, it’s full of angst, and it’s damn-near-perfect […]
The Naked and Famous have been calling LA home since beginning the recording process for their sophomore album, In Rolling Waves. The now semi-local band can be instantly recognized in the first few keys of “Young Blood” or the signature sound of Alisa Xayalith’s voice. In celebration of the new album and a slew of tour […]
After packing out The Fonda, and then The Echoplex, Palma Violets moved on to yet another iconic Los Angeles stage when the UK natives headlined El Rey Theatre on October 19th following in the wake of opening act, SKATERS. You could hardly tell the quartet was wrapping up a nonstop slew of US dates. The stage […]
Local duo plays special LA homecoming show.
Finding out about a band called Peace is no easy task; the name isn’t exactly Google-friendly, but whether it be through word-of-mouth, stumbling across a music video, or even hearing about the band on sites like yours truly, they’re well worth the quest. The UK quartet released their full-length, In Love (still not making for an easy […]
The members of Cage the Elephant have danced their way into the speakers and hearts of thousands of fans since the 2008 release of their self-titled debut album. The Kentucky natives are exemplified (still) by the introductory breakdown to that album’s opening track, “In One Ear.” Anticipatory drums, heavy-handed guitar riffs, and slap-strum acoustics come […]