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Dance til you're dead

A week from tonight you can get your Thriller step on with a killer lineup of L.A. bands at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Dead Meadow, dios and Lantvrn will each haunt you with their dirge. This spooky lineup was born to wake the undead. The show (in the Masonic Temple within the graveyard) is free and starts at 8pm on the 25th.


Best of LA #19: Happy Hollows to Play the Troubadour May 13th

A band equipped with ineffable talent is usually enough to get people to listen.   Happy Hollows has talent, that much is true.  However, this group of three has more to offer.  These people are funny.  Really funny!  Their blog is littered with videos, many of which chronicle dynamic front woman Sarah Negahdari's many alter egos.  If this band were a high school student, they would be the really, really good looking girl who you would like to hate, but can't.  Ya, she might be really hot, but she can also crack a mean joke (and who hates jokes?).  Do yourself a favor and become a fan.  You'll be glad you did. 



The Deli LA Issue #5 Release Party!

A fresh issue of The Deli LA is hitting the streets as you read this. We delve inside the stories of L.A. rockers The Henry Clay People, sweet Holmes, and folksters of The Beachwood Rockers’ Society. Gain insight into the creative processes of Emily Wells, The Happy Hollows, and Homesick Elephant. Educate yourself with Learning Music. This Wednesday at Crane’s Tavern in Hollywood a handful of Beachwood Rockers will entertain the masses:

D Henry Fenton

Cydney Robinson


Mitchells Folly

Andy Clockwise

Foster Timms

No cover, free CDs, and free Deli issues hot off the press! It all starts around 9pm Wedensday and goes way past your bedtime.



The Very Best of LA! #20: Foreign Born to Play The Echo March 26th

In my experience, those who are foreign born are unabashedly appealing.  The mystique that surrounds a visitor from a far away land is enough to whip just about anyone into a wild frenzy.  The same reaction will undoubtedly occur after listening to this band of Los Angeles natives masquerading as expatriates.  Foreign Born will transport you musically, rendering a passport completely unnecessary. 




SXSW day 5 - some of the best Austin Bands

The final day of SXSW 2010 moved in slow motion. Indescribably exhausted, I meandered through a more suburban part of town to Domy Books for the “What by Whatever Day Party.” In the backyard, the sunshine beamed down on a wooden stage that bounced with ever band, beginning with The Eastern Sea (bottom picture), a folksy seven-piece from Austin. Following them were fellow Austinites, The Frontier Brothers, whose vibrant energy radiated and awakened me from my zombie state. Last but not least, The Bright Light Social Hour (top picture) substantiated their recent award from the Austin Chronicle for the “Best Indie Band” (They should also win “Funniest Band.”), closing my SXSW on a high note. Final thought about SXSW 2010: fantastic event, great experience, I only wish venues in Austin were bigger: I had a great schedule planned out but I was unable to get into a lot of shows even with a wristband because they were too crowded... I guess everyone had the same bands in mind! - Meijin Bruttomesso


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