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Moses Sumney

Alex Isley Has Her Own Thing

Alex Isley is the daughter of Ernie Isley, longtime member of soul legends The Isley Brothers. In the '70s and '80s, the group had hits like "Footsteps in the Dark," "For the Love of You," and "Between the Sheets." For Isley growing up in Los Angeles in the '90s, however,......

SBTRKT – Club Nokia – 10/14/12

SBTRKT Club Nokia 10/14/12 At Club Nokia on Sunday night, the show was opened by Kilo Kish, a pretty rapper/singer from New York. Think Ke$ha but way more indie. Next to come on was Syd the Kyd, from the duo The Internet and Odd Future. She performed a DJ set......
The Dustbowl Revival

The Dustbowl Revival Don't Rehearse

Combining elements of New Orleans jazz and Appalachian bluegrass, Venice-based band The Dustbowl Revival seems to come out of another era. But the band competently and inspiringly brings vitality to genres decades older than its members. Made up at times of anywhere from five to 15 members, the acoustic collective......

Fuck Guilty Pleasures: John Mayer's Body of Work is a Wonderland

John Mayer has been persecuted for years. Way back in 2003, the Village Voice mocked his music in an article called "Phallus In Wonderland." The piece called single "Bigger Than My Body" a "ham-handed, palm-chafing, kitten-killing, unsaturated wank with plenty of licks." Things only got worse with Mayer's infamous Playboy......

Zee Avi – The Echoplex – 9/21/12

Zee Avi The Echoplex 9/21/12 I thought I knew what to expect when I signed up to review Zee Avi, the miniature Malaysian pop-folk figure: some cute singing, mushy high-school moments, and maybe an awkward coquettish joke or two about her strange accent. But instead I was treated to a......
Skrillex built a fanbase on Myspace; Credit: Star Foreman

Myspace Was Better Than Facebook (For Music)

With Facebook's stock and growth rates skydiving, it's time to say something that should have been said a long time ago: Myspace was better. Maybe not when it came to its coding or those garish "personalized" pages, but definitely when it came to music. Back in the day -- say,......

Los Angeles Concert Calendar: Find Any Show in Town

Got plans this weekend? Cancel them and go support live music instead. We're here to help with our freshly updated calendar of Los Angeles concerts. The listings are sortable by artist, venue and even price, if you like to choose bands based on cost per riff. You can also search......
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