April 30th, 2013

Dune Rats :: Smile – EP


Dune Rats
Album: Smile – EP (Buy)
Label: Unsigned
Dune Rats – Burning Bridges

April 29th, 2013

Thee Oh Sees :: I Come From The Mountain

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Thee Oh Sees
Album: Floating Coffins (Buy)
Label: Castle Face Records
Thee Oh Sees – I Come From The Mountain

April 29th, 2013

André :: Do Watchya Wanna

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Album: Do Watchya Wanna (Buy)
Label: Why Don’t You Believe Me?
André – Mend
André – Have

April 26th, 2013

Chad & The Meatbodies :: Mountain


Chad & The Meatbodies
Album: LAMC # 7 (Buy)
Label: Famous Class Records
Chad & The Meatbodies – Mountain

April 24th, 2013

Artist To Watch :: RADKEY

Artist To Watch :: RADKEY

Hometown: Saint Joseph, Missouri
Album: Self-Titled EP (SC)
Label: Wreckroom
RADKEY – N.I.G.G.A.(Not Okay)

April 23rd, 2013

Telekinesis @ The Echo – Thursday, April 25th (Ticket Giveaway)

Artwork by Ben Kramer
Telekinesis @ The Echo – Thursday, April 25th (Ticket Giveaway)

We have two pairs of tickets to give away to Rollo &
Grady readers for Telekinesis this Thursday at the
Echo. To enter the contest, please write an email to
rollogrady@gmail.com. Include “Coast of Carolina” in
the subject line and your full name & e-mail address in
the body of the email. We’ll pick the winners Wednesday.

Telekinesis – Coast Of Carolina

April 21st, 2013




In the wake of this week’s passage of the controversial Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) by the U.S. House of Representatives, representatives from the hacktivist group Anonymous – if they truly have “representatives” per se – are calling for an “Internet Blackout Day” on Monday in protest.
Specifically, Anonymous is calling upon website owners to take down their normal pages and replace them with a page that explains the reasons for the change (and protest), and they’re also asking that they help spread the word to their fellow site owners and encourage them to do the same.

The call to action is similar to the January 18, 2012 blackout day that had more than 7,000 websites – including a number of the Web’s more noteworthy sites, like Wikipedia, Reddit, Google, and Mozilla — going dark to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). While the bill was ultimately shelved, it does share commonalities with CISPA in the sense that both attempted to use heavy-handed techniques to deal with Internet-themed issues.
In SOPA’s case, the bill looked to thwart online piracy by imposing the equivalent of Cyber “death penalties” against sites shown to be hosting copyright-infringing content. Internet services providers would be asked to prevent its members from accessing said sites – creating what amounts to “The Great Firewall of America,” as described by a New York Times opinion piece at the time.

CISPA, on the other hand, would allow Internet Service Providers and other Web-themed companies to share information about their users with the government and one another under the guise of “cyber-security” – with increased protection against any privacy lawsuits that their users might bring as a result.

“Whenever these prerequisites are met, CISPA is written broadly enough to permit your communications service providers to share your emails and text messages with the government, or your cloud storage company could share your stored files,” reads a FAQ by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a chief opponent of the legislation.

April 19th, 2013

Origami Vinyl – Record Store Day :: Saturday, April 20th :: 8am – 10pm


Origami Vinyl – Record Store Day :: Sat, April 20th :: 8am – 10pm
The first customer in line gets to shop OV all by themselves for 5 minutes. After that, they will let customers in 10 at a time to ensure they have an easy-going and laid-back shopping experience. Each customer is allowed 1 copy per item.

DJ sets and live music in the OV loft:
– 08:00 :: Josh Feingold – DoLA.com
– 09:00 :: Chuck P – KCRW
– 10:00 :: Bennett Kogon – KXLU
– 11:00 :: Dean Spunt – No Age / PPM
– 12:00 :: Rollo Grady – RolloGrady.com
Origami Vinyl   Record Store Day :: Saturday, April 20th :: 8am   10pm
– 13:00 :: Justin Gage – AquariumDrunkard.com
– 14:00 :: Avey Tare – Animal Collective
– 15:00 :: Valida – KCRW
– 16:00 :: August Brown – Pop & Hiss / LA Times
– 17:00 :: Chris Ziegler – LA Record

Live Performances:
– 19:00 :: Nick Waterhouse (Stripped down set) (performance open to 1st come)
– 20:00 :: Silversun Pickups (Acoustic) (SORRY, ALL TICKETS HAVE BEEN GIVEN OUT)

**Check Out Gary Calamar and Phil Gallo’s excellent book, Record Store Days: From Vinyl To Digital And Back Again (Purchase @ Amazon)