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Kings of Leon; Credit: RCA Records

Quit Hating on Kings of Leon, Even If You Disliked "Sex On Fire"

I have several friends who should ostensibly like everything about Kings of Leon, but they strongly dislike the Nashville-formed outfit. If you searched for most of their favorite bands on Spotify or iTunes, Kings of Leon would surely come up as a recommended artist, but it doesn't make a bit......
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How To Dress Well – Soho House – 12/3/12

How To Dress Well Soho House 12/3/12 Whether it's Bradford Cox starring in the new Jared Leto movie or Terence Malick filming at Austin City Limits, it's always a strange occurrence when Hollywood and the indie rock world cross paths. One side always seems to have an ulterior motive, and......
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FoF's Leeor Brown Seeks to Capitalize on Music-Industry Chaos

Leeor Brown owns what some consider to be L.A.'s best electronic label, FoF Music, which is short for Friends of Friends. Though the imprint counts only one full-time employee and has yet to release any best-sellers, it's made major strides. With an ever-expanding roster that includes prolific 22-year-old beatmaker Shlohmo......
Tame Impala; Credit: Matthew Saville

Tame Impala On The Meaning of 'Lonerism'

You wouldn't know it from watching them perform, but Tame Impala exists as the creative arm of one man, 26-year-old Kevin Parker. He's only just released his second album, Lonerism, a psych-infused pop masterpiece drawing equally from Serge Gainsbourg and harder influences like Led Zeppelin. But the roots of Tame......
James Adomian; Credit: Mindy Tucker

Why James Adomian's Debut Is A Lock For Comedy Album Of The Year

On comedian James Adomian's debut album Low Hangin' Fruit, his celebrity impressions are so well-developed that it's sometimes hard to tell where they end and when his true voice begins. After honing his craft at Groundlings and the UCB Theater, the 32 year-old L.A. native has made his mark in......
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My Morning Jacket – The Wiltern – 9/12/12

My Morning Jacket The Wiltern 9/12/12 The number of bands building a name and reputation off their live performances has begun dwindling at a startling rate. With Bruce Springsteen and U2 inching closer to performing in wheelchairs, My Morning Jacket seems to be one of the last remaining holdouts when......
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Heartbreak Supergroup

It's mid-August, and the members of Divine Fits sit around a kitchen table backstage at the Bootleg Theater. Preparing for their first show in Los Angeles, the band members are relaxed and in good spirits, snacking on chips and hummus. The relationship between their leaders, Spoon's Britt Daniel and Wolf......
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Brody Stevens and Garfunkel & Oates on Their New Series for HBO Go

See also: *Brody Stevens Speaks Out About his Infamous Twitter Meltdown For three LA comedians looking to expanding their reach, HBO GO is offering a platform through its new batch of original programs, designated HBO Digitals. Available only to HBO subscribers, HBO GO launched early last year and gained fans......
Divine Fits; Credit: Aaron Frank

Divine Fits – Bootleg Theater – 8/14/12

Divine Fits Bootleg Theater 8/14/12 Divine Fits features Dan Boeckner of Wolf Parade and Britt Daniel from Spoon. Watching the new act at the Bootleg last night was probably a lot like watching a Phoenix rise from the ashes. Boeckner served as lead singer and guitarist, while Daniel played bass......