With the anticipated return of big-name indie bands like Phoenix, Arcade Fire and Vampire Weekend this year, 2013 is shaping up to be big. But aside from the usual suspects, there are also some newcomers and reunited acts expected to make noise this year. Here are some albums we speculate may end up ... More >>
Refused, Warpaint, The Vaselines, and others
Los Angeles State Historic Park
September 1, 2012
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Better than: Any cookout ever.
Braving choking dust clouds, oppressive sunlight and the inevitable game of PortaJohn Roulette ought to deliver an eart ... More >>
Steve ApplefordWarpaint's Emily Kokal, Theresa Wayman, Stella Mozgawa and Jenny Lee Lindberg.The road can take some getting used to for a young garage band. For the ladies of Warpaint, the last seven weeks riding tour buses and airplanes across Australia, Japan, Europe and the U.K. took a ser ... More >>
Once again, sorry guys: actual, non-controversial-Wonderbra-ad drummers keep their shirts on
Who knew that our Top 9 Female Drummers in L.A. list would inspire such passion? We are thrilled to be able to give you what commenters asked for--info about more female drummers from the LA area. So ... More >>
Emily Kokal (vocals/guitar) of Warpaintr
Warpaint played two sold out shows at the Troubadour this weekend, Friday with Aska and Sunday with Cc: and Drug Cabin. It took Warpaint six years to release their debut album The Fool, which came out on Rough Trade in October, but going slow is okay ... More >>
Lindsey BestThe XX Last night was the official beginning of the XX's victory lap (tour) of America. Just one year after their self titled debut album dropped in the US, the XX sold out the Hollywood Palladium and so it was fitting that the entire evening would fit their mysterious aesthetic. ... More >>
Swahili Blonde's mastermind, Nicole TurleyReally. And West Coast Sound has got the exclusive MP3 download to prove it.
Swahili Blonde is a brand new Manimal Vinyl act founded by Nicole Turley, a former drummer and singer in local Afro-punk dub band WEAVE!.
Word is she sat down in a room ful ... More >>