Friday, October 30, 2009

Two Treats

If you're in LA and looking for some treats to entertain you, here's some shows if you aren't lucky enough to go see either The Dirty Projectors or Dead Man's Bones in Echo Park.

10.31.09 - Tiger Army @ The Grove in Anaheim
10.31.09 - Bouncing Souls @ The El Rey
10.31.09 - Vampire Weekend @ FYFest Secret Location
10.31.09 - Brother Reade @ Drop Dead Gorgeous in Downtown LA

Here's a few tracks for your Halloween weekend. The first needs no introduction.

"Last Caress" by The Misfits

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Here's a track from West Palm Beach, Florida's Surfer Blood. In age of bad band names, I tip my hat to these youngsters. With open references to professional wrestling in their song titles, these lads keep their brand of pop pretty lighthearted. Check out their MySpace page HERE.

"Anchorage" by Surfer Blood

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Purchase Misfits music at iTunes.

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Thursday, October 29, 2009

The DP's

Here's a "B-Side" track from The Dirty Projectors' new "Temecula Sunrise" EP. For now, it seems as if its only available on a UK release. You can get more info about the release at the wonderful Domino Recordings site HERE. Peep the harmonious "Emblem of The World" below. Dirty Projectors will be playing a Halloween show in Echo Park, at the Jensen Rec Center. Take your chances on ticket availability HERE. I'll be down the street at The Echo that night, at the sold out Dead Man's Bones show.

"Emblem of The World" by The Dirty Projectors

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Monday, October 26, 2009

(What once was hipster cohabitation)

Devendra Banhart's music has always had the effect of the first signs of a bright, golden morning on me. This lovable, Natalie Portman courting hippie has always had a special place in my musical heart. His latest offering, "What Will We Be?" offers another slice of that Ravi Shankar/Cat Stevens inflected pie. You can pre-order the record on the heels of tomorrow's release date HERE. Give a listen to "Can't Help But Smiling" below.

"Can't Help But Smiling" by Devendra Banhart

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Devendra Banhart music is available on iTunes.

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