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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 when you read through the below tracklist, I opted to go for darkness in different corners. In case you missed… More »

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 lo-fi progenitors Guided By Voices. Awesome. Amrit’s at the Palms right now, repping team ‘Gum, emptying his wallet into Crazy Bill’s Gold Strike… More »

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Roses – “Quiet Time” (Stereogum Premiere)

It's tough to see a good band break up, and the uncertainty surrounding the next steps for its members and fans can lead to many…
Collin Robinson | May 13, 2015 - 10:50 am

Michael Vidal – “Dreams (Come Back To Me)”

In 2013, ex-Abe Vigoda guitarist Michael Vidal released Dream Center as a cassette-only release through L.A. label Big Joy. Now Couple Skate, who are part…
Caitlin White | April 29, 2015 - 10:46 am

Roses – “It’s Over”

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…
Peter Helman | July 9, 2014 - 3:57 pm

Roses (ex-Abe Vigoda) – “Florence Girls” (Stereogum Premiere)

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…
Miles Bowe | May 15, 2014 - 11:09 am

Bob Mould, Abe Vigoda @ El Rey Theater, Los Angeles 10/30/12

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…
Andrew Youssef | October 31, 2012 - 4:32 pm

Best Coast, JEFF The Brotherhood, Abe Vigoda @ The Wiltern, Los Angeles 5/18/12

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…
Andrew Youssef | May 21, 2012 - 1:47 pm

Dunes – “Tied Together” Video

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…
Amrit Singh | July 20, 2011 - 1:56 pm

Rob Barber (High Places) Remixes Abe Vigoda

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"…
brandon | November 8, 2010 - 2:49 pm

Abe Vigoda – “Throwing Shade” Video

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…
brandon | September 16, 2010 - 3:09 pm

Stream Abe Vigoda Crush

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…
brandon | September 15, 2010 - 2:19 pm

FYF Fest 2010 In Photos

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…
Amrit Singh | September 8, 2010 - 4:15 pm

Abe Vigoda – “To Tears” (Stereogum Premiere)

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…
brandon | August 27, 2010 - 11:23 am

New Abe Vigoda Video – “Don’t Lie”

When Weston Currie directed honest Abe Vigoda in "Skeleton," he had them resembling zombie mimes stuck in a pitch-black enclosure. This time, for Reviver's topsy-turvy…
brandon | April 14, 2009 - 4:45 pm

No Age, Abe Vigoda, Mika Miko, Wavves & Friends @ The Smell, Los Angeles 1/25/09

On the eve of a trip to Australia, Dean and Randy from No Age threw a matinee house party at scene institution the Smell, inviting…
Amrit Singh | January 28, 2009 - 1:32 pm

New Abe Vigoda Video – “Skeleton”

Abe Vigoda look more like zombie mimes than skeletons in the Weston Currie-directed clip for the title track for the title track from the their…
brandon | October 30, 2008 - 1:24 pm

Pitchfork Music Festival 2008: Saturday In Photos

By Amrit Singh & Brandon Stosuy After a night of "classic" recreations, it was nice to dive into the current state of the…
brandon | July 20, 2008 - 11:39 am