Photos and words by Melissa Moore Despite nearly everyone in LA attending the sold-out Pixies show Monday night, a sizable crowd turned out to the Echoplex for Austra, touring in the US in support of their new full-length, Olympia. Their haunting vocals and synth beats felt like old Bjork, but with a distinctly Canadian vibe (love our neighbors to the North). Fellow Torontonian’s DIANA opened, and were a wonderful surprise – I haven’t seen a band with a non-ironic saxophone in a long while, and Carmen Elle’s got some pipes. Close your eyes and you’d swear you were listening to something fresh in ’84. DIANA also have a new album out and both bands are all over YouTube with videos, if you’re so inclined.
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COLD CAVE AND AUSTRA ON WEDNESDAY JUL. 27TH AT THE LOS ANGELES UKRAINIAN CULTURAL CENTER, 4315 MELROSE AVENUE, LOS ANGELES. 7:30PM/ $15/ ALL AGES
MAR. 16: SXSW THROWDOWN w/ CREEP + AUSTRA + HANNI EL KHATIB + FRANKIE & THE HEARTSTRINGS + SUPERHUMANOIDS + OTHER LIVES
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FYF gave us an amazingly line-up: Cold Showers, Catwalk, Austra, and Vivian Girls. This was Vivian Girls’ of Brooklyn’s first show in L.A. in over a year, according to bassist/vocalist Katy Goodman, so the show was crowded with devoted fans. The Smell usually offers $5 shows and, despite the raised price of $8, this one sold out quickly.
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Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a chance to win tickets to see Glass Candy with Austra and Bobby Birdman at the Echoplex this Saturday on 2/19. Winners will be announced Saturday at 2PM.