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A packed El Rey Theater in Los Angeles was treated to the second-to-last performance of Sugar's classic album Copper Blue. Fresh off their appearance on Conan, Bob Mould, Jason Narducy, and Jon…   Read Story »
If you happen to be Best Coast, then the only place to launch your tour would be in Los Angeles at the Wiltern Theater. Throngs of adoring fans cheered throughout her 24-song set that included some…   Read Story »
Here's a video from Dunes, the LA trio featuring ex-Mika Miko member Kate Hall. The affiliation is relevant for purposes of fingering their track "Tied Together"'s sound -- female-fronted post-punk…   Read Story »
Appropriately, and by design, the December edition of our Monthly Mix is the iciest. In the comments of the last installment Scott joked about me doing an "all black metal" mix, but as you'll notice…   Read Story »
High Place's Rob Barber sent along a remix of Crush standout "Throwing Shade," a version he put together under the Urxed moniker for a "scrapped" "Throwing Shade" 12." The trance-y excavation…   Read Story »
This weekend in Las Vegas, Matador Records is celebrating 21 years of shaping the ship of independent music with a fearsome deepdive through its roster, headlined by the reunited "classic" lineup of…   Read Story »
As you might've anticipated if you read my "To Tears" post or went ahead and streamed Abe Vigoda's excellent sophomore album Crush: The guys are wear black and tears in the Vice Cooler-directed video…   Read Story »
When I posted "To Tears" I went into how I like Abe Vigoda's shift from “tropical punk rock” to this unexpected Arthur Russell and cold/minimal wave-influenced batch of frozen synths, sequencers,…   Read Story »
This past weekend L.A. hosted the heavily (and according to various reports, perhaps overly) attended Fuck Yeah Festival. Great lineup, though apparently not the most easily navigated festival…   Read Story »
People are wearing more black in 2010. It's hard to pinpoint why/when folks started ransacking the goth, '80s new (and colder) wave, UK dream-pop, and icier post-punk sections of their record…   Read Story »