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Roses, an LA trio and the new project of former Abe Vigoda member Juan Velasquez, are releasing their debut EP next month. We've already heard opener "Florence Girls," and the excellent new song…   Read Story »
Though there has never been an official statement, L.A. rock band (and Smell mainstays) Abe Vigoda are no more. Fortunately Juan Velazquez has been working on a new band called Roses that's been…   Read Story »
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 »