April 30th, 2010

Apple Shutting Lala: Subscription iTunes Soon?

Apple Shutting Lala: Subscription iTunes Soon?

[via - PC]
Five months after buying the web-based music service, Apple is now shutting Lala, in what is likely preparation for a web- or subscription-centric upgrade to its own iTunes Store. The site has stopped accepting new sign-ups and will shut to existing users on May 31, says a message on Lala. Continue Reading >

April 29th, 2010

The Black Keys // “Next Girl” (Video)

April 29th, 2010

Heartless Bastards // Echoplex – Ticket Giveaway

Heartless Bastards // Echoplex – Ticket Giveaway

We have a pair of tickets to give away to see Heartless Bastards at the Echoplex tomorrow night – Friday, April 30th. Please email us at rollogrady@gmail.com to claim the tickets. For further show info (click here).

Heartless Bastards – The Mountain

April 28th, 2010

Phosphorescent // “The Mermaid Parade”

Phosphorescent // The Mermaid Parade
Album: Here’s To Taking It Easy (Pre-order)
Label: Dead Oceans
Phosphorescent – The Mermaid Parade

April 28th, 2010

Woodsist Festival // Echo & Echoplex – June 15th

Woodsist Festival // Echo & Echoplex   June 15th

Woodsist Records is throwing a festival at the Echo & Echoplex on Tuesday, June 15. The lineup features Woods, Kurt Vile, Real Estate, Abe Vigoda, the Art Museums, the Mantles, Nodzzz, Sun Araw, All Saints Day (Katy from Vivian Girls + Greg from Cat Power), and the Baths.

Woodsist Festival // Echo & Echoplex   June 15th
Kurt Vile

Woods – Blood Dries Darker
Real Estate – Old Folks
The Art Museums – Paris Cafes
The Mantles – Lily Never Married

April 28th, 2010

Harlem // “Friendly Ghost” (Video)

April 27th, 2010

Artist To Watch // Orca Team

Artist To Watch // Orca Team

Orca Team (Myspace)
Hometown: Portland, Oregon
Album: Let It Go (Tour Only)
Label: Unsigned
Orca Team – And She Knows

April 27th, 2010

Recommended Shows // April 27th – May 2nd

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Dr. Dog

Recommended Shows // April 27th – May 2nd

Tuesday, April 27th
Dr. Dog with Deer Tick @ The Music Box

Wednesday, April 28th
Blue Jungle / The Bellys / The Uzi Rash @ The Smell
Aquaserge / Sister Crayon / Corridor @ Spaceland

Thursday, April 29th
Jamie Lidell with Solid Gold @ Troubadour
Dante vs. Zombies / Woah Hunx / Apes of Wrath @ Spaceland
Rogue Wave @ El Rey

Friday, April 30th
Heartless Bastards with Hacienda @ Echoplex
Gift Horse Project @ Bootleg
The Antlers with Phantogram @ Troubadour
Too Short @ Key Club

Saturday, May 1st
The Ponys / Disappears / Christmas Island @ Spaceland
Big Whup / Pizza! / 60-Watt Kid / So Many Wizards @ The Smell
Avi Buffalo / VoiceS VoiceS / The Wailing Wall @ Troubadour

Sunday, May 2nd
Bonfire Madigan with Cate Le Bon @ Bootleg
Recommended Shows // April 27th – May 2nd

April 26th, 2010

Afflicted Man // Get Stoned Ezy


MP3: Afflicted Man – Get Stoned Ezy

“Afflicted Man (or Afflicted) was the charming moniker of a Londoner by the name’ve Steve Hall. Up to this outing, Afflicted Man’s style could best described at stock-in-trade Brit DIY w/an almost Street Level sort’ve quality to it. Then at some point Hall lost the Afflicted tag & went on to the Accursed, which was a decidedly Nation Front styled punk trio who knocked out (at least) 2 lp’s. And somewhere between that transformation came this amazing anomaly. Too freaked out for punks, too punked out for freaks, ‘Get Stoned Ezy’ is a bloodbath of pedal stomping carnage. Recorded & (originally) released in 1982, it must’ve felt like a rusty safety pin stuck straight through the heart of whatever DIY fanbase Hall had acquired. And for all the Pink Fairies or Hawkwind type’s that mighta come across it, it was too primitive & animalistic for their quid. And forget about the psych & prog clowns. To them this must’ve seemed like a soundtrack to the Manson Family. In a country where the pigeonhole is everything, this record wouldn’t play by the rules, was deemed “esoteric” & banished into the fog.” [via - slitblog]

Afflicted Man – The Complete Recordings

April 25th, 2010

Harlem // The Best Band On Twitter

Harlem // The Best Band On Twitter


“There is no way possible to describe how wrong of a place to take mushrooms, boston is.”

“I have a pitbull in a headlock right now because he tried to get fresh. Weird how dogs go from affectionate to rapey so fast.”

“starting to suspect that not getting laid is the new getting laid…”

“In a cab with the painting dude from ghostbusters!! Seriously dude can you go back to opening portals to hell. Cab driver aint your thang.”

“I’m thinking about using a pocket pussy as a change purse”

“Not to crack open a bottle of sour grape flavored haterade but damn LA learn how to hold your booze! Drunk dreaming”

“the only thing gayer than being into a band is being into a dj.”

“Smith westerns are at the grocery trying samples of gelato. Bad boy rep still intact.”

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“Will and grace was the trojan horse of the gay conspiracy to take over the world.”

“Whoops I got a little too stoned. highschool embarrassing exchange with pretty girls out front. I’m never gonna be cool. Bummer”

“drinking wine all day and when i looked in the mirror a voice inside me said “you look like interview with a vampire” thanks gay me”

“Which traveling pants girl do you most relate to? I’d like to be the tough blonde one but I’m probably more of the moody video girl.”

“I have taken like a million whore’s baths this week.”

“Looking around I am overwhelmed with the urge to not be in a band. This shit is corny as hell”

“Average age of kids at this show- 15. We will be the soundtrack of some “growin up shit”

“South by sou.. Damn this place smells like ax body spray”

“Just bought girl scout cookies from this little girl with kanye glasses. She made eating chips look super boring and cool.”

“i was pretty late on this thang but chatroulette was weak. one big dick and a bunch of bored college nerds. pass me the ham radio”

MP3: Harlem – Stripper Sunset

April 25th, 2010

Warpaint // Las Vegas – Beauty Bar – 4/13/10

Images by Jeff Koga

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Warpaint // Las Vegas   Beauty Bar   4/13/10