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With the Coachella line-up announcement serving as the official kick-off to the annual U.S. festival season, festival organizers Goldenvoice can now reveal details for the 2011 Coachella Valley Music & Art ... More >>
Andrew HansonPains of Being Pure At Heart Friday night Pains of Being Pure at Heart played to a full house at the Echoplex. Riding the wave of hype generated from last year's self-titled debut, these guys have managed to shake off their nerves and put together a charming set. They are no lon ... More >>
Best Coast"I went from being a college dropout to being NME's top-four cool list," Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino tells the Weekly's own Gustavo Turner in last week's cover story. "It's just bizarre the way life kind of turns and changes sometimes."
Yeah, we'd say so. The L.A. trio's modest ... 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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Well, we're going to be very popular in Austin come South by Southwest time. The reason? Our annual SXSW fete, held each year at La Zona Rosa, will feature -- get this -- the xx, Superchunk, the Pains of Being Pure at Heart, and Surfer Blood. It will take place on Friday, March 19, from 12pm - 5pm.
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In the unpredictable wake of music's digital rebirth, vinyl has experienced a modest boom in popularity, seen by many (with delicious irony) as a replacement for the awkward middleman that is the compact disc. INCHES seeks not only to review the output of L.A.'s healthy vinyl community (artists and ... More >>
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, from the revived and consistently interesting Slumberland Records roster, is at the Echo. They're playing with San Francisco band Girls, newly signed to Matador Records, who made a splash this week with a great interview they did with the Guardian UK (via The Daily ... More >>
Last year was my first year in Austin, so I can't really speak to nebulous notions of the SXSW "good ol' days." Anecdotal evidence suggests that the place has expanded exponentially each year since the rise of the Internet, and the demolition of the quasi-mythological monoculture. In layman's term ... More >>