Amoeba In-Store Shows for the First Half of October!

7 10 2009

A little on the lighter side for the first half of October, here’s your FREE,  all-ages Amoeba in-store performances. amoeba

Amoeba Hollywood
10/8 – Stewart Copeland Book Signing
10/9 – N’dambi
10/11 – Poncho Sanchez.

Amoeba San Francisco
10/9 – Damon and Naomi
10/10 – Stewart Copeland Book Signing

Amoeba Berkeley
10/7 – Home Grown Presents- The Super Cutes

For start times and additional information check out the Amoeba in-store calendar.


Treasure Island Music Festival Set Times!

6 10 2009

Treasure Island Music Festival is only 10 days away!!! Get your dancing shoes on, this is going to be a weekend of smiles, jams and dance. The best part about is, no bands play at the same time! You don’t have to rush from stage-to-stage or miss any sets!

Check out the set times below and be sure to get your Treasure Island Music Festival Tickets here! See you there!

SATURDAY, OCT. 17, 2009Treasure_Island_Music
Bridge Stage: 9:25 – 10:40PM

Girl Talk
Tunnel Stage: 8:35 – 9:20PM

Bridge Stage: 7:45 – 8:35PM

LTJ Bukem Feat. MC Conrad
Tunnel Stage: 6:55 – 7:40PM

Brazilian Girls
Bridge Stage: 6:05 – 6:55PM

DJ Krush
Tunnel Stage: 5:15 – 6:00PM

The Streets
Bridge Stage: 4:25 – 5:15PM

Dan Deacon
Tunnel Stage: 3:35 – 4:20PM

Passion Pit
Bridge Stage: 2:50 – 3:35PM

Federico Aubele
Tunnel Stage: 2:05 – 2:45PM

Bridge Stage: 1:20 – 2:05PM

Crown City Rockers
Tunnel Stage: 12:40 – 1:15PM

The Limousines
Bridge Stage: 12:00 – 12:40PM

SUNDAY, OCT. 18, 2009
The Flaming Lips
Bridge Stage: 9:05 – 10:35PM

Yo La Tengo
Tunnel Stage: 8:10 – 9:00PM

The Decemberists
Bridge Stage: 7:10 – 8:10PM

The Walkmen
Tunnel Stage: 6:20 – 7:05PM

Bridge Stage: 5:30 – 6:20PM

Bob Mould
Tunnel Stage: 4:45 – 5:25PM

Grizzly Bear
Bridge Stage: 4:00 – 4:45PM

Tunnel Stage: 3:15 – 3:55PM

Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros
Bridge Stage: 2:30 – 3:15PM

Spiral Stairs
Tunnel Stage: 1:55 – 2:25PM

Thao with The Get Down Stay Down
Bridge Stage: 1:15 – 1:55PM

Tommy Guerrero
Tunnel Stage: 12:40 – 1:10PM

Sleepy Sun
Bridge Stage: 12:00 – 12:40PM

What’s Going on This Weekend LA?

2 10 2009

A lot of good shows and events this weekend, but honestly, my head is here.

But I’m also UBER sad that I couldn’t make it to Austin City Limits, where I should be…That’s okay though, we have an awesome photog and writer covering the sold-out festival in Zilker Park! Stay tuned for shots, interviews and a bad-ass ACL review!

= Top picks

Friday, Oct. 2, 2009


  • The Postmarks, Brookville @ Spaceland
  • Loggins and Messina, The Cabe Dixon Band @ Greek Theatre
  • Amadou & Mariam, Geggy Tah @ Henry Fonda Music Box
  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis @ Royce Hall at UCLA
  • A Labrat Matinee VII: The Dublab 10th Anniversary Edition w/ Daedelus @ Downtown Independent Theater 
  • The Crabs (performing Weezer’s Pinkerton) @ Knitting Factory (Front Stage)
  • The Horrors @ The Glass House
  • The Idyllists, Brian Wright, Carla Werner, George Stanford, The Simon Stokes Band @ The Hotel CaféThe 1921 A, Frank Fairfield’s record release, Sunny War @ McCabe’s Guitar Shop
  • World Party, Parade of Lights @ El Rey Theatre
  • Shelley Short, Alexis Gideon, Erin Muir, Queen Victoria @ Echo Curio
  • The Foghorns, Rick Lawndale Band, LA Font, The Movie Goers, Stukas Over Bedrock @ Mr. T’s Bowl
  • David Bazan @ Detroit Bar


  • Underground (DJs Dia, Mark, & Larry serving up the finest indie, UKPop, Electropop, Rock and Soul) @ The Echo

Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009


  • Ladyhawke, Ida Maria @ Avalon
  • Crosby, Stills and Nash @ Greek Theatre
  • Elvis Perkins in Dearland, Tom Brosseau & Correatown @ Troubadour
  • Ladyhawke, Natalie Portman’s Shaved Head, Semi Precious Weapons, Julian Perretta @ Avalon
  • Eagle Rock Music Festival 2009 w/ No Age, The Happy Hollows, Peanut Butter Wolf, Nico Stai, and more! (FREE!)
  • Holly Conlan’s record release, Pedestrian, The Brendan Hines, Steve Reynolds, The Echo Falls, Geographer @ The Hotel Café
  • Jolie Holland @ Largo
  • The Pharcyde @ The Key Club
  • Ming & Ping, Wooden Ponies @ Bootleg Theater
  • You Me & Iowa, Radars To The Sky, The Veltexans @ Spaceland
  • Waterlaso, Dreamers, The Lower Echelon, Vertigo Venus, Warren Teagarden @ Mr. T’s Bowl
  • New Model Army, Modwheelmood, Mellowdrone @ Knitting Factory (Main Stage)
  • 2nd Annual Longhair Illuminati Art & Music Festival w/ The Bronx, Abe Vigoda,and more @ The Glass House
  • Manimal Festival 2009 w/ Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros, Fool’s Gold, We Are The World, @



  • Venice Beach Skate Park Opening @ Windward Avenue and Ocean Front Walk (near graff walls)
  • FLIP’s “Extremely Sorry” Video Premier @ The Grove Theater in Upland


  • Bang! (La Roux La Roux release party) @ The Ruby

Sunday, Oct. 4, 2009


  • Kylie Minogue @ Hollywood Bowl
  • Ladyhawke @ Space 15 Twenty (FREE! Early Show; 1 PM)
  • David Bazan (with band), Say Hi @ Troubadour
  • Gil Scott Heron, Orgone, DJ Jeremy Sole @ El Rey Theatre
  • Jack Peñate, Miike Snow @ The Echo
  • Tina Dico, Shane Alexander, Sara Haze, George Sarah & The String Trio @ The Roxy
  • Kidrockers w/ The Damselles, Quazar and the Bamboozled @ The Echo (Early Show; 1 PM)
  • Billie Myers, Marina V, Rachel Sierra, Karen Williams @ The Hotel Café
  • Sad Horse, Bugs, Devon Williams, Allah Las @ Echo Curio
  • Gurf Morlix, Tony Gilkyson @ McCabe’s Guitar Shop
  • Ingrid Michaelson @ Fingerprints
  • Dusty Rhodes and the River Band @ Alex’s Bar

2009 Eagle Rock Music Festival – FREE

29 09 2009

It’s going to be a fun-filled weekend in LA with all sorts of events going off. Saturday being the focal point of fun! Aside from the highly anticipated Venice Beach Skate Park opening, and the 5th Annual Johnny Ramone Tribute, the Eagle Rock Music Festival will also be going off this Saturday, Oct. 3. Each year this unique festival gets bigger and bigger. In 2007 they had 15,000 attendees while in 2008 they doubled that number to 30,000!

Hipster or not, if you like an eclectic mix of music that doesn’t drown itself out in the poisonous mainstream, I highly suggest you check the Eagle Rock Music Festival out!

BANDS: No Age, Free Moral Agents, Fol Chen, Peanut Butter Wolf, The Gaslamp Killer, Leslie and The Badgers, Free The Robots, The Happy Hollows, Pocahaunted, and so many more! Click here for the full schedule!

WHEN: October 3, 2009 – 5p.m. to Midnight

WHERE: Los Angeles, California – On Six Blocks of Colorado Blvd. in Eagle Rock

3 Main Stages: Global/World, Indie/Emerging, Kids’ stage
14 Venues 70 Acts

The Eagle Rock Music Festival is a nationally-noted non-profit community street festival showcasing a diversity of innovative, multicultural and local music annually each October since 1998. The festival hosts Los Angeles-based acts at various locations along its “main street”, Colorado Boulevard, in the progressive and multigenerational Eagle Rock neighborhood. It is designed to celebrate Eagle Rock, and support local business, community, and culture . . . The festival remains free and accessible to the community, regardless of income, thanks to generous sponsors who are recognized at the festival and in the lead-up to the event.


FREE Jason Mraz Show at Cricket Wireless!

28 09 2009

For all you lovers of the sweet, soulful singer-songwriter, Jason Mraz, he’s playing a FREE show on Sunday, Oct. 11 at the Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre (San Diego). It all starts at 6 p.m. with special guests Brett Dennen and Bushwalla.

All tickets are FREE or $1!
No service charges!
Carpools of 3 or more park for free!
Reserve your free or paid ticket, online only!


What’s Going On This Weekend LA?

25 09 2009

Fall may be upon us, but the sun never stops shining in So Cal. It’s a great weekend for some outdoor action. One of skateboarding’s funnest contests is this weekend, the Vans Downtown Showdown. But before that, check out the wild ridonkulous action at the Red Bull Soapbox Races! As always, a shit load of good music in the City of Angels.

= Top picks

Friday, Sept. 25, 2009


  • Bon Iver, Megafaun @ The Wiltern
  • Autolux, Mini Mansions @ El Rey Theatre
  • Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Rocco Deluca @ Orpheum Theatre
  • Rain Machine @ The Echo
  • Telefon Tel Aviv, The Race @ Spaceland
  • Soundlessons feat. J-Rocc @ El Cid
  • Portugal. The Man, Drug Rug @ Troubadour
  • DJ Quik @ House of Blues Sunset
  • Manic Street Preachers @ Avalon
  • Dead Man’s Bones @ Bob Baker’s Marionette Theater
  • “Ooh La L.A. Festival” w/ Brodinski, The Shoes, Jamaica aka Poney Poney @ Henry Fonda Music Box
  • Om, Lichens, Tweak Bird @ Echoplex
  • It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia @ Palladium
  • Lemon Sun, Red Arrow Messenger, Gavin Castleton, Gardening Not Architecture, One Trick Pony, Kelli Ruddick @ The Hotel Café
  • PROTECTME, Shark Toys, Woah Hunx, Pearl Harbour @ The Smell
  • The Faraway Places, Ramble Scramble, The Health Club @ Mr. T’s Bowl
  • Mike Watt & His Missingmen, The Pork Dukes, Disguster @ Redwood Bar & Grill
  • Iris DeMent @ McCabe’s Guitar Shop

Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009


  • Tarfest 2009 w/ The Deadly Syndrome, Eskimo Hunter, The Polyamorous Affair @ El Rey Theatre
  • Cotton Jones, Oliver Future, Quiet Life @ Spaceland
  • The Hills Are Alive With The “Sing-A-Long Sound Of Music” @ Hollywood Bowl
  • Cash’d Out @ The Mint (Johnny Cash Tribute)
  • Billy Talent @ Henry Fonda Music Box
  • Chris Dallman EP release, Jim Hanft, Wires in the Walls, Sara Azriel, Jared Goode and the Goods @ The Hotel Café
  • Common, The Roots, De La Soul, Ludacris and friends @ The Palladium
  • The Karabal Nightlife, Shirley Rolls, The Hard To Get @ Echo Curio
  • Cobalt Cranes record release @ L’KEG Gallery
  • Drool Brothers record release, Pom Pom, Heavy Water Experiments, Monogroove, The Thingz @ Mr. T’s Bowl
  • Miss Kittin & The Hacker, Alter Ego @ Avalon
  • Nocturnal Festival 2009 w/ The Glitch Mob, Paul Oakenfold, Christopher Lawrence, Treasure Fingers, Switch, Drop The Lime and many more @ NOS Events Center
  • Kid Koala @ Detroit Bar
  • Billy Squire @ The Wiltern




  • Tom’s Collaborative Canvas Collection: Brandon Boyd & Kristin Jai Klosterman @ Undefeated Silverlake


  • Bang! @ The Ruby

Sunday, Sept. 27, 2009


  • Bon Iver (sunsrise) @ Hollywood Forever Cemetery (Doors 12 am, Bon Iver at 6 am)
  • The Dodos, The Ruby Suns, Sian Alice Group @ El Rey Theatre
  • !!!, CHK CHK CHK, Indian Jewelry @ Troubadour
  • Chickenfoot (Sammy Hagar, Michael Anthony, Joe Satriani, Chad Smith) @ Gibson Amphitheatre
  • Abbot Kinney Music Festival w/ Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros, Eskimo Hunter, The Parson Red Heads, Chief, Dios, The Damselles @ Abott Kinney and Venice Blvd.
  • “Grand Ole Echo” w/ Tony Gilkyson, Dave Gleason @ The Echo
  • 2nd Annual Longhair Illuminati Arts & Music Festival w/ Tweak Bird, Warpaint, VOICEsVOICEs, Jel & Odd Nosdam, Living Suns, Blank Blue, 60 Watt Kid, DJ Nobody, Slang Chickens, Spirit Vine, Casket Salesmen, Green & Wood and more @ Knitting Factory
  • Kid Koala @ Key Club
  • Saint Motel @ Spaceland
  • Chickenfoot, Queensrÿche @ Gibson Amphitheatre


  • Underground (indie, UKPop, Electropop, Rock and Soul) @ The Echo

Austin’s Brazos Unveil Cover Art and Tracklisting For “Phosphorescent Blues”

23 09 2009

Delivering vocals as sweet as sugar sprinkled over delicate rhythms and soothing melodies, Austin’s latest indie sensation, Brazos, are trotting their way to our hearts with their delicious sound.

Brazos began as the solo recording project of songwriter Martin Crane, who debuted his smart, lyrical songs in late 2007 with the acclaimed EPs “Feeding Frenzy” and “A City Just as Tall.” While “Feeding Frenzy,” written and recorded in one feverish weekend, emerged as a delirious brand of catchy, multi-layered minimalist folk, “A City Just as Tall” came just as quickly but sharper, both lyrically and musically, and proved that Mr. Crane was up to an intriguing start. Crane tapped friends, guitarist Nathan Stein and bassist Paul Price, and after rolling through a few drummers including White Denim’s Josh Block, finally selected local drum-maestro Andy Beaudoin, whose credits include a Master’s in Jazz Studies from the New England Conservatory in Boston, to play the new material, and Brazos was born.

Tracklisting GuerrillaGroup_1_BrazosCoverHiRes_4

1. My Buddy
2. Kid
3. The Observer
4. Avignon
5. Pues
6. Day Glo
7. Tell
8. Downtown Boys
9. We Understand Each Other
10. For So Long Now

US Tour Dates
With White Denim

10/24 – Mohawk – Austin, TX
10/31 – Granada Theater – Dallas
11/02 – Firebird – St Louis, MO
11/03 – Jackpot – Lawrence, KS
11/04 – 400 Bar – Minneapolis
11/05 – High Noon Saloon – Madison, WI
11/06 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL
11/07 – Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH
11/09 – Horseshoe Tavern – Toronto, ON
11/10 – Il Motore – Montreal, QC
11/11 – TT the Bears – Cambridge, MA
11/12 – Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY
11/13 – Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
11/14 – Rock N Roll Hotel – Washington, DC
11/16 – The Basement – Nashville, TN
11/17 – The Bottletree – Birmingham, AL
11/18 – The Earl – Atlanta, GA
11/19 – The Social – Orlando, FL
11/20 – Cafe Eleven – St Augustine, FL
11/22 – One Eyed Jacks – New Orleans, LA