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LCD Soundsystem

{mosimage}LCD SOUNDSYSTEM | Sound of Silver | DFA/CapitolRemember when disco sucked? Remember a time long, long ago, when no self-respecting rock fan would dare acknowledge any sounds directed at a dance floor? LCD Soundsystem mastermind James Murphy definitely remembers. And he’s very, very sorry.There’s a particular liberation at the heart......
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Rock You Like a Butterfly

Camera Obscura El Rey Theatre, February 17 “My, you’re such a polite crowd,” marveled Camera Obscura’s diminutive singer, Tracyanne Campbell, a few songs into their set. “It’s almost like you’re afraid to let go or something.” She must’ve just missed the memo: Quiet is the new loud. Somewhere between the......

The Two Scott Sterlings

Scott Sterling the L.A. music critic and Scott Sterling the L.A. club booker lead parallel lives. The former has made a name for himself as editor of both Sweater and Urb magazines; the latter is founder of the Fold, a live indie-rock club that originated at the Silverlake Lounge and......

The Blog That Refreshes

“BLOGGING IS WEIRD,” ponders Tony Pierce over the phone, talking about www.tonypierce.com — equal parts diary, music magazine and “personal experiment,” as he puts it. “About a month ago, I lost my iPod. So I wrote on my blog that I needed the money to replace it. I said that......
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Free the Peoples!

Dilated Peoples . 20/20 . (Capitol) Dilated Peoples are the J. Geils Band of indie hip-hop: They’ve earned their position the old-fashioned way — through years of relentless touring, honing an act that commands rabid crowds of hip-hop heads from here to Albany. The trouble is, much like Philly’s the......

How To Be a Rock Promoter

Photo by Larry Hirshowitz I can’t sing. I can hardly recall the few chords on guitar an old girlfriend taught me. I’ve never written a song in my life, and currently spend the majority of my waking hours either judging or accommodating the musical output of others. Just the way......
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