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Kid Infinity Unveils New Clip for " P.Y.C.O. (Put Your Clothes On!)"

Last Saturday night at the Downtown Independent movie theater, dirty-synth/electro/punk duo Kid Infinity debuted their new video for "P.Y.C.O.," their track with a message that we've all screamed at one time or another: "Put your clothes on!" The pair, who are a cross-platform creative entity working not only as musicians...…
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TONIGHT at A Club Called Rhonda: Big Freedia and NGUZUNGUZU Offer Some Serious BOUNCE

EDITOR'S NOTE: We messed up last week and told you that the Big Freedia show was last then when it's in fact TONIGHT -- Wednesday -- at El Cid. Sorry. Tonight's better anyway. So we've been on a New Orleans kick lately, and we're not sure why. Happenstance? Quirk? Boredom?...…
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Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E. Tuesday: Ten Videos from Carson's Finest

On this, the 22nd anniversary of their creation, let's give another little holler at Carson's finest, the Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E., a five-member Samoan-American rap posse spawned in 1988. They are, in the words of one fan, "a group that I feel is so powerful," and by another as "the biggest dudes...…
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Music, West Coast Sound Last Night: Dirty Projectors Perform 'The Getty Address' at Disney Hall

Last Night: Dirty Projectors Perform 'The Getty Address' at Disney Hall

View more photos in Timothy Norris' Dirty Projectors slideshow. Saturday night at Walt Disney Concert Hall, Brooklyn band Dirty Projectors converged with fellow New Yorkers Alarm Will Sound to perform the Projectors' 2005 concept album, The Getty Address, about a man named Don Henley who wanders America trying to understand...…
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Drink This YouTube Clip Down Like a Fine Glass of Wine

Good Monday morning to you. As Aquarium Drunkard so aptly put it when they posted this clip last week, "I just made your day/week." The goal: to keep this song in your head until Friday. Swish it around in your brain whenever something starts to bum you out or get...…
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Damian Lazarus and Co. Bring Their Rebel Rave Tour to Avalon on Saturday

In this week's print edition, we published an interview with DJ/Crosstown Rebels label chief Damian Lazarus, who's bringing his Rebel Rave tour to Avalon tomorrow night. Rather than double up our writing, here's the quick intro: Damian Lazarus is sitting at the dining-room table of his Echo Park home trying...…
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Music, West Coast Sound Blackwood Creek: 40 Years in the Making, A Power Trio Featuring Kip Winger Finally Offers Its Debut

Blackwood Creek: 40 Years in the Making, A Power Trio Featuring Kip Winger Finally Offers Its Debut

There's so much whining going on in "rock" music these days and not enough growl, spit and scream. All these nice little preppy boys with their sneakers and their V-neck sweaters might be able to hit a (soft, pliable) note, but it takes Men to dig down into their belly...…
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Damian Lazarus, Cockney Rebel

Damian Lazarus is sitting at the dining-room table of his Echo Park home trying to recover from a five-day touring blitz that he and his label mates at Crosstown Rebels have just finished. He's a bit worn down, but that's part of the deal. The next morning he leaves for...…
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Music, West Coast Sound Has Great Music Sharing Site Soundcloud Reached a Tipping Point?

Has Great Music Sharing Site Soundcloud Reached a Tipping Point?

Has Soundcloud reached the proverbial tipping point? The fantastic music sharing service, designed for musicians and labels as a way to swap tracks without dealing with Sendspace, Rapidshare and the other advertisement-heavy file download services, has, in recent weeks, started drawing our attention because of the new range of labels...…
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Nocando Vs. Wrekonize Battle Tape: Stamina Vs. Homophobia [NSFW]

A few months ago we wrote about LA rapper Nocando, whose work during Project Blowed and, recently, the Low End Theory have garnered him much praise on the experimental beatz scene around town (and in London). We just found this battle clip in which the emcee takes on Miami rapper...…
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Dinosaur Jr. Announces Free Show for Tuesday at the Troubadour

Yo! Dinosaur Jr. has just announced a free surprise show at the Troubadour for tomorrow night. Here's what we know: Dinosaur Jr. will be playing a free, surprise show at the Troubadour on Tuesday, February 23rd, thanks to the T-Mobile® myTouch™ 3G Fender™ Limited Edition and MOG. The doors open...…
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Music, West Coast Sound LMFAO's Sky Blu Gets Into Beef with Mitt Romney On Flight, Gets the Boot

LMFAO's Sky Blu Gets Into Beef with Mitt Romney On Flight, Gets the Boot

It should come as no surprise that the rap duo LMFAO has no idea who Mitt Romney is; they're most certainly not the most enlightened, or well-read, pop stars. To them, he's not the straight-laced right wing former presidential candidate, but someone who on a flight from Vancouver to LA...…
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Aziz Ansari & Dave Sitek to Drop Raaaaaaaandy Mixtape

Urb.com just posted news of the forthcoming Raaaaaandy mixtape soon to drop from Aziz Ansari. The actor/comedian show off his turntable skillz in the below video, which speaks for itself. via Urb.com...…
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Music, West Coast Sound Fire Shutters L'KEG Gallery: Shows Canceled Until Further Notice

Fire Shutters L'KEG Gallery: Shows Canceled Until Further Notice

The L'Keg Gallery in Echo Park, which in recent months has established itself as one of the go-to places to hear some of LA's most vibrant -- and loud and obnoxious -- bands, yesterday posted a photo on it Facebook site along with an announcement that it had suffered a...…
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Hiss and Pop: The Cassette Revival Is Upon Us

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Tonight at the Low End Theory: Friends of Friends Night Featuring Shlohmo and Ernest Gonzales

Tonight at the Airliner, the weekly Low End Theory is presenting an incredibly special evening of music featuring artists on the Friends of Friends label: rising experimental dubstep producer Shlohmo, and Austin-based angular beat maven Ernest Gonzales, along with anticon records empresario/Calling All Kids kingpin Sodapop. This in addition to...…
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Music, West Coast Sound Celebrating Mardi Gras? Download Gyspyphonic Disko's NOLA Mix Pronto

Celebrating Mardi Gras? Download Gyspyphonic Disko's NOLA Mix Pronto

If you're looking for the soundtrack to your Mardi Gras 2010, and are interested not in New Orleans' past but the future in all its melting pot glory, you should head to Gypsyphonicdisko pronto to download a great mixtape that touches on the sound of the city without resorting to...…
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Stones Throw in Toronto: Video of the Posse Up North [MP3]

Pitchfork.tv is currently running a pretty interesting short documentary about Stones Throw Records' recent sojourn to Toronto for a showcase, and if you're a fan of any of their artists, it's a good chance to watch them all record shopping. The best part is watching MF Doom browsing the racks...…
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Sonic Youth's Lee Ranaldo to Perform Alongside Stan Brakhage Films at Cinefamily

Sonic Youth's Lee Ranaldo will perform along with the films of genius experimental filmmaker Stan Brakhage at the Silent Movie Theater on March 10, Cinefamily announced this morning. Guitarist Ranaldo will play as part of Text of Light, a trio also featuring amazing guitarist (and one of the world's foremost...…
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DEVO Announces New Marketing Initiative, Blue Energy Domes

When DEVO recently signed a 360 deal with Warner Bros. Records, we were a little baffled. Why, we wondered, would the established band get in bed again with a major when they could do it themselves and not have to split the proceeds with a major? Well, not surprisingly given...…
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