Andrew HansonJonathan Pierce of The Drums Two of the most talked about bands of 2010 co- headlined Music Box last night. It was a one two punch of The Drums and Surfer Blood.
Both bands have risen from obscurity to critical success with the release of their debut albums. It almost felt like ... More >>
Jimmy Eat WorldJimmy Eat World shouldn't get dinged for the ostensibly presumptuous title of their new album and first in three years, Invented.
In the minds of the many, the Arizona quartet did pioneer its brand of radio-friendly emo-rock -- taut and anthemic guitar music with an honesty th ... More >>
Perfume GeniusMike Hadreas, the 28-year-old Seattle-based pianist who makes music as Perfume Genius, creates hyper-emotional ballads so fragile a stiff breeze might knock them over.
He's found plenty of strength in the them, though -- Hadreas turned to the keyboard to quell the inner turmoil ... More >>
In the strange wake of music's digital rebirth, vinyl has experienced a modest boom in popularity, seen by many as a replacement for the awkward middleman that is the compact disc. INCHES reviews the output of L.A.'s healthy vinyl community, believing that good music deserves much more than a handfu ... More >>
Score one for the blogosphere.
On Saturday, L.A. music blog Aquarium Drunkard invaded Echo Park to throw its first ever festival. Waved Out drew hundreds of kids out to the East Side, and they spent the day running up and down the stairs that adjoin the Echo to its larger, sub-Sunset cousin ... More >>
Last week, L.A.'s music (and music journalist) community headed to Austin, Texas for South by Southwest. The annual music event brought together up-and-comers with rock veterans for days and nights of concerts. Check out what our team saw over the weekend.
Courtney Love Is Back
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