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WIN TICKETS TO TOGETHER PANGEA + TALL JUAN + SIDE EYES ON FRI. SEPT. 15 AT THE EL REY!

Together Pangea have a powerhouse new album out now and they'll be doing their blow-out hometown show this Friday at the El Rey with Tall Juan and L.A. RECORD alums Side Eyes. Want to enter to win tickets? Just email us at rsvp@larecord.com with subject TOGETHER and we'll pick winners at random day of show! (Must be 18+ to enter and please include your full name!)

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OHANA FESTIVAL @ DOHENY STATE BEACH

The focus on surf culture and beach conservation is a hallmark of the rather intimate, laidback festival, with Eddie Vedder returning once more as the unofficial Master of Ceremonies for the weekend.

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ALBUM PREMIERE: FRANKIE AND THE WITCH FINGERS ‘BRAIN TELEPHONE’

L.A.'s Frankie and the Witch Fingers are about to release their new Brain Telephone album this Friday on Permanent, and it's ten freaked out first-album Elevators/Lollipop Shoppe/maybe-the-nuttier-Seeds? mindblown rock 'n' roll songs, bristling with sci-fi effects and transdimensional psychedelic imagery. They'll be celebrating releasing this record at the Echo this Friday with Pow!, the Mad Walls and DJs Sammie Pearson and Peri Levin, and they're raffling off handscreened copies if you buy your tix at the Highland Park Permanent location, too. (If you saw the handscreened Mind Meld LPs, you'll be into this.) They've got a few more local shows before they leave on tour in October—full schedule below!

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QUICKSAND + NO JOY @ THE TERAGRAM BALLROOM

Mainstream success doesn't win the hearts of diehard music fans. Bands like Quicksand do. After 22 years, the hardcore group is releasing a new album Interiors on November 10th.

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STIFF LITTLE FINGERS + DEATH BY UNGA BUNGA @ THE EL REY THEATRE

I took up a note-scribbling position at stage right near the wall, which earned me the instant ire of some meaty douchebro, who flexed his muscles in amusing mimicry of primal aggression.

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VIDEO PREMIERE: TOM BROSSEAU “I LOVE TO PLAY GUITAR”

We gave Tom Brosseau's Treasures Untold a beautiful review last month, and now Brosseau sends us this just-as-beautiful video for his Loudon Wainwright III-y original "I Love To Play Guitar," which delivers on every promise it makes and then some. Treasures Untold is out now and Brosseau performs tomorrow night at McCabe's before a short but potent tour with Daniel Levitin, and this is how he explains the story behind this song: