Black Keys On December 11th and 12th KROQ held their annual Almost Acoustic Christmas radio show at the Gibson Amphitheatre. The first night consisted mostly of hard rock bands, such as: A Day To Remember, Anberlin, Bad Religion, Cake, Jimmy Eat World, My Chemical Romance, Social Distortion, Switchfoot, the Dirty Heads, and the Smashing Pumpkins, [...]
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Koenig encouraged a lot of crowd interaction, amiably announcing to ‘let inhibitions go’ and just ‘do what you feel.’ The audience excitedly cooperated in the call and return chorus of Blake’s “Got A New Face” and even held their hands in the air wiggling their fingers (as demonstrated by Koenig) for the entirety of “Mansard Roof.”
February 4th, 2010 · 1 Comment
—juan velasquez Abe Vigoda, whose frontman Michael Vidal talked to L.A. Record about being one of 2009′s Most Beautiful People, will tour with Vampire Weekend this spring. Info and dates below: In addition to the Vampire Weekend dates, the boys will also be playing a handful of shows with Nottingham punks Lovvers, Vivian Girls, Effi [...]
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The quartet looked spiffy in button-down polos. Ezra was post-Christmas preppy in red and green, but was a present nonetheless. They performed amidst the background of their album cover with a mysterious polo-loving muse, looking rather unkempt with dilated pupils and a candid smirk.
January 19th, 2010 · 8 Comments
Buy Coachella 2010 Tickets Here Friday, April 16th: Jay-Z, LCD Soundsystem, Them Crooked Vultures, Vampire Weekend, Deadmau5, Public Image Limited, The Specials, Grizzly Bear, Passion Pit, Echo and the Bunnymen, Benny Benassi, Fever Ray, Grace Jones, She & Him, Erol Alkan, The Avett Brothers, Calle 13, The Whitest Boy Alive, The Cribs, La Roux, Yeasayer, [...]
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If one more person compares BLK JKS to Vampire Weekend, we might explode. This South African band writes pop songs, rock songs, slow tunes and fast tracks; they get proggy and they jam. There’s a great amount of variety on BLK JKS’ latest album After Robots, but the only thing the band imitates is the sound that reality transmits through their nimble fingers. Guitarist Mpumelelo Mcata breaks it down for Daiana Feuer.
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The Budos Band are an eleven-piece (and sometimes larger) instrumental funk-soul-Ethiopiques-style band from Shaolin—Staten Island—who recently had a song appear on Wale’s Mixtape About Nothing and who name all their albums in numerical sequence, although they are considering skipping III just to torture people. This interview by Chris Ziegler.
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