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Flying Lotus at The Casbah

By: Joseph Macrae Photos by: Josh Claros

31 July, 2014 at 12:01 pm

Au Revoir Simone at The Casbah

Au Revoir Simone at The Casbah

By: Jorge Valcárce Au Revoir Simone closed out their West Coast Tour at the Casbah on Monday. They have been touring with the Lower 48 and Dresses for the last two weeks from Vancouver to San Diego. Au Revoir Simone are known for being an all girl, all keyboard trio from Brooklyn that create lofi-electronic-pop that is both catchy and fun. Opening was the power trio The Lower 48 whose perfect harmonies, great drumming, and amazing energy came as a […]

31 July, 2014 at 6:51 am

The Drums: “Magic Mountain” Song Review

The Drums: “Magic Mountain” Song Review

Artist: The Drums Title: “Magic Mountain” Release Date: July 15 Label: Minor Records By: Dennis Moon     The Drums’ newest offering “Magic Mountain” sees the indie rock vets treading familiar territory, with their signature reverb-soaked guitars and jaunty rhythms taking center stage. The band’s first release since 2011’s Portamento shows off a darkly satisfying single-note progression determined to avoid summery pop clichés. The descending riff feels more fitted to late October than July, for better or worse. The often discordant and wailing vocal hook […]

30 July, 2014 at 5:39 pm

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