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Free The Marquee <3′s TJ

Free The Marquee

Check out this issue of FTM as they share their journey from TJ Rumble Fest!

29 July, 2014 at 11:41 pm

Mrs. Magician’s Top 5

Mrs. Magician’s Top 5

Mrs. Magician is NOT dead. They are very much alive and have some shows coming up. We caught up with the band and asked them what they’re currently listening to. Check out their Top 5 Song picks for Top 5 Tuesday and catch them at one of their upcoming shows. Upcoming shows: August 16 w/ the Sonics @ The Irenic August 20th w/ the Zombies @ House of Blues     1. Rocket from the Crypt – Return of the Liar […]

29 July, 2014 at 4:30 pm

Cayucas at the Casbah

Cayucas at the Casbah

By: Jackie Dunfee Timing could not have been more perfect for the beachy tunes of Cayucas to shake things up at the Casbah.  Hailing from Santa Monica, Cayucas frontman Zach Yudin’s perfectly harmonized vocals with twin brother Ben Yudin guided the audience into a musical paradise.  Honestly, the only things missing were some pina coladas, Hawaiian shirts and longboards– everything else about the night’s show was quintessential summer in SoCal. The band’s trademark beachy-pop sound is reminiscent of “Vampire Weekend […]

28 July, 2014 at 5:46 am

OK Go at Belly Up Tavern

OK Go at Belly Up Tavern

By: David Israel On opening day of Comic-Con, OK GO visited the Belly Up for a sold out show. Known mostly for their music videos, the band delivered, offering up a Grandiose performance with enough confetti for a place twice the size of the venue. Onlookers were definitely pleased with the band, bouncing around throughout the 70-minute set. Yeah, the opening paragraph is as gimmicky as the band. But truth be told, OK GO did put on a fantastic show, […]

28 July, 2014 at 3:56 am

Sun God Festival Trailer

Sun God Festival Trailer

We had a blast at this year’s Sun God Festival. Re-live the magic here and you can catch Giraffage at VICE‘s Comic Con party tomorrow. More details here:  http://rsvp.vice.com/capecowlcreate/   Video by: Summer Luu

23 July, 2014 at 5:05 pm

Thus Owls and The Antlers at The Belly Up Tavern

Thus Owls and The Antlers at The Belly Up Tavern

By: Becky Foreman Imagine the setting. Dim lighting, giant vintage birdcages hanging above the stage, and a Florence Welch-Kate Bush-Victoria Legrand hybrid of a woman, tambourine in hand, arms outstretched. Thus Owls, had started the show. Montreal-based, husband and wife duo Erika and Simon Angell, immediately had the crowd’s attention. Their songs took us through a journey of stories centered around the home and neighborhood Erika Angell grew up in. They kept the crowd entranced with their crescendo of intensity […]

22 July, 2014 at 4:50 pm

Third Thursdays with The Chain Gang of 1974, Empires & Nicky Venus

Third Thursdays with The Chain Gang of 1974, Empires & Nicky Venus

By: Amanda Martinek If you like hanging downtown but are sick of getting sucked into uber expensive nightclubs, tourist-trap restaurants or EDM blasting bars, the Hard Rock Hotel’s “Third Thursdays” events at 207 Club host live rock music on the third Thursday of every month and offer a welcome change of scene in the Gaslamp. Thursday’s show brought the national acts The Chain Gang of 1974 and Empires, alongside 91X’s local break Nicky Venus, together for a night of bright lights, big sounds, and girls in […]

21 July, 2014 at 11:10 pm

ListenSD Panda Doesn’t Give a Fuq

ListenSD Panda Doesn’t Give a Fuq

Sometimes you get an email that pisses you off. Sometimes you get a creepy message from an ex on Facebook that pisses you off. Maybe your boss gives you a huge project 10 minutes before you’re about to leave on a Friday afternoon. This is what the ListenSD panda has to say about all that.

21 July, 2014 at 10:20 pm

Dot Hacker: How’s Your Process (Work) Album Review

Dot Hacker: How’s Your Process (Work) Album Review

Artist: Dot Hacker Album: How’s Your Process (Work) Release Date: July 1, 2014 Label: Org Music By: Dennis Moon Musical confidence can be a polarizing and dangerous concept. Many would argue that showmanship and bravado are key elements in the ‘total package’ of a rock star’s carefully constructed image. Others tend to dissociate music with its creators and therefore take less stock in their personalities. Performers like Muse’s dynamic frontman Matthew Bellamy and the uber-talented yet perennially controversial Kanye West […]

21 July, 2014 at 5:34 am

ListenSD Exclusive: Interview with The Chain Gang of 1974

ListenSD Exclusive: Interview with The Chain Gang of 1974

Interview by: Dennis Moon ListenSD got the chance to chat with Kamtin Mohager of The Chain Gang of 1974. Don’t miss out on their show TONIGHT at The Hard Rock Hotel! RSVP here for free entry: http://sos.me/dFQuT/1 ListenSD: How do you think you have progressed or evolved as a musician and person from Wayward Fire to Daydream Forever? Kamtin Mohager: I didn’t have any boundaries with Daydream Forever. Unlike my mentality with Wayward Fire, I went into the writing/recording process with nothing […]

17 July, 2014 at 5:59 pm