Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Faze Action- Stratus Energy



I Wanna Dancer

Monday, May 25, 2009

Podcast #2- Why Aren't They More Famous?

All of these bands profiled below should be much more popular than they are. Whether its a question of poor record label handling of their albums, a premature band break-up or just that they were ahead of their time, these artists never quite got the credit they deserve.

I am doing my part to change that. Listen and if you like something go look for their album, each of these bands has a ton of great songs.

Track List:

Colouring Lesson- Head
Spymob- It Gets Me Going
Jon Brion- I Believe She's Lying
Call And Response- Lightbulb
2 Skinnee J's- BBQ
2 Skinnee J's- 718
Consequence- And You Say (feat John Legend)
Ugly Duckling- Rio Di Janiero
Born Jamericans- Boom Shak A Tack (Dance Hall Remix)
The Changes- On A String
Paper Route- Carousel
The Courteeners- Not Nineteen Forever
4Hero- Les Fleur
Thomas Barrett- Lullaby

Friday, May 22, 2009

Friday Hotness #85

Popular Computer- Darling

Nu Shooz- Point Of No Return

Lemonheads- I Just Can't Take It Anymore

College feat Electric Youth- Teenage Color vs Sailing

Thursday, May 21, 2009

LA Concert Calendar: Week of May 21st

                           Flight of the Conchords

Thursday 5/21:
Fischerspooner @ HOB Anaheim
Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
BLK JKS @ Echo
Funeral Party @ The Roxy
The 88 @ Key Club
Manchester Orchestra @ Troubadour
The Virgins @ El Rey Theatre
Nine Inch Nails / Jane's Addiction @ Santa Barbara Bowl
Gogol Bordello @ Fox Theater
Cowboy Mouth @ HOB Sunset
New York Dolls @ Henry Fonda Theatre
Ghost @ Spaceland
The Kills @ Glass House

Friday 5/22:
Flight of the Conchords @ Santa Barbara Bowl
DJ Quik @ Ventura Theatre
Sweet & Tender Hooligans @ HOB Sunset
Dredg @ Troubadour
Leon Russell @ Galaxy Concert Theatre
Little Dragon @ Detroit Bar
New York Dolls @ HOB Anaheim
Styx / REO Speedwagon @ Nokia Theatre at LA Live
Soja @ Key Club
The Kills @ Henry Fonda Theatre
Just Jinjer @ Viper Room
Deadmau5 @ Hollywood Palladium
Obits @ Spaceland

Saturday 5/23:
The Dears, Great Northern, Eulogies @ The Echo
Dredg @ Troubadour
Fischerspooner @ Avalon
Fleetwood Mac @ Honda Center
The Detroit Cobras @ Detroit Bar
Scott Weiland @ HOB Anaheim

Sunday 5/24:
Flight of the Conchords @ Greek Theatre
Richard Cheese and Lounge Against the Machine @ HOB Anaheim
UCLA Jazz / Reggae Festival @ UCLA Intramural Field
War @ Santa Barbara Bowl
Gojira @ Key Club
Can of Jam @ HOB Sunset

Monday 5/25:
UCLA Jazz / Reggae Festival @ UCLA Intramural Field
Little Dragon @ Glass House
Steel Panther @ Key Club
Gangi @ Spaceland
Juliette Commagere @ The Echo

Tuesday 5/26:
Mandy Moore @ Amoeba Music
The Prodigy @ The Grove of Anaheim WIN TICKETS BELOW
Lady Sovereign, Chester French @ El Rey Theatre
Morbid Angel @ Key Club

Wednesday 5/27:
Jens Lekman @ The Echo
The Thermals @ Troubadour
Riverboat Gamblers @ Detroit Bar
The Prodigy @ Hollywood Palladium
Moe. @ Roxy Theatre
Sun Kil Moon @ El Rey Theatre

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

TICKET GIVEAWAY: The Prodigy- 5/26- The Grove of Anaheim

We have a few pairs of tickets to give away for The Prodigy at The Grove on May 26th. They will be tearing it up like its 1997 with special guests The Glitch Mob and a pre-party with Villains.

More info here.

Email to enter (, I will be announcing the winners on Monday.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Kitsune Maison Compilation #7

Just listened to the newest Kitsune mix and there are some serious heaters on here. Do these guys ever release anything sub-par?

Here are a few of the standout tracks but the whole mix is banging. Highly recommended.

Two Door Cinema Club- Something Good Can Work

Beni- Fringe Element (Shorts Like Me Edit)

Phoenix- Lisztomania (Classixx Version)

80kidz- Miss Mars

Chew Lips- Solo

Daniel Merriweather- Love & War



For Your Money

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Dakota Lounge 5/13 Pictures

Big thanks to everyone who came out to support the blog and to show the haters that we can make indie rock work on the Westside. Stay tuned for another show!

           Big Moves and Cristen, their awesome manager
Big Moves
Me and Faded Paper Figures
Faded Paper Figures
Some of the Castaneda dudes

Thursday, May 14, 2009

LA Concert Calendar: Week of May 14th

Big thanks to everyone who came out the our show at The Dakota Lounge last night. The crowd was great, the bands rocked it and we are already looking into doing another show soon. Pictures to follow!


Thursday 5/14:
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, thenewno2 @ The Regent Theatre
Janelle Monae @ Royce Hall
Tech N9ne @ Key Club
Halifax @ Knitting Factory
Indigo Girls @ El Rey Theatre
Helmet @ Detroit Bar
Afternoons @ Troubadour
Mos Def @ HOB Sunset

Friday 5/15:
Huntingfield @ Roxy Theatre
The Aggrolites @ El Rey Theatre
Warner Drive @ HOB Sunset
IO Echo @ Knitting Factory
Opeth @ Glass House
Lucero @ Troubadour
Doves @ HOB Anaheim
GZA @ Detroit Bar

Saturday 5/16:
KROQ Weenie Roast @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Soulive @ Key Club
Mogwai @ Orpheum Theatre
O+S @ Bootleg
Giant Drag @ Troubadour
Aiden @ Knitting Factory
Doves @ Wiltern
Loney Dear@ Spaceland
Hed PE @ Brixton South Bay
Indigo Girls @ HOB Anaheim
Doheny Blues Festival @ Doheny State Beach
Opeth @ Avalon
Ramon Ayala @ Gibson Amphitheatre

Sunday 5/17:
Kings of Leon, White Lies, Airborne Toxic Event @ Santa Barbara Bowl
Grouch & Eligh @ Key Club
Doheny Blues Festival @ Doheny State Beach
Kevin Devine @ Troubadour
Honor Society @ Glass House
Paganfest USA @ HOB Sunset

Monday 5/18:
Social Distortion @ HOB Anaheim
Gangi, The Life and Times, Landy @ Spaceland
Juliette Commagere @ The Echo
Busdriver, Nosaj Thing @ Knitting Factory
Steel Panther @ Key Club
Margot and the Nuclear So & So's, Telekinesis @ Troubadour
Staind @ Club Nokia

Tuesday 5/19:
The Allman Brothers / The Doobie Brothers @ Greek Theatre
The Decemberists @ Hollywood Palladium
Chickenfoot @ Roxy Theatre
Youth Group @ Troubadour

Wednesday 5/20:
M83 @ Glass House
Zee Avi @ Roxy Theatre
Gogol Bordello @ Ventura Theatre
Jill Sobule @ Largo
Ben Folds @ Hollywood Palladium
The Detroit Cobras @ Troubadour
The Walkmen @ El Rey Theatre
Nine Inch Nails / Jane's Addiction @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
The Allman Brothers / The Doobie Brothers @ Greek Theatre

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Miike Snow

Miike Snow is a trio made up of New York songwriter and producer Andrew Wyatt and Swedish songwriters Pontus Winnberg and Christian Karlsson.

I've been waiting for weeks for this album to drop and it is finally here (and only $6 on iTunes!) This is an OUTSTANDING debut and big ups to everyone at Downtown Records for signing these guys. I don't even know how to describe their pop-electro-classic rock sound, just trust me and listen to this shit.



Song For No One


Tuesday, May 12, 2009


I hope you are all ready, tomorrow night should be one for the Santa Monica history books. 4 killer bands, great venue, food & drinks, good company and for only $7.

The line up is below, I hope you can make it out. If the response is good this will become a monthly thing, so please support local music and this blog by coming and grooving with us.

Big Moves just was named Deli Magazine's LA Artist of the Month for May. Faded Paper Figures is playing one of their final shows before band member John moves to the East Coast. Don't miss this, big things people!

Oh, and that offer for me to buy you a beer still stands.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 8pm
Dakota Lounge (formerly The Temple Bar)
1026 Wilshire Blvd.

Tix $7 at the Door. 21+

Line Up:


Faded Paper Figures

Big Moves


Monday, May 11, 2009

Fear Of Tigers

80's inspired space-disco from London.

The Rich Cry Too

Study Hard Drugs School

The Adventures Of Pippi Longstrump

Crocodiles- Summer Of Hate

I Wanna Kill

Sleeping With The Lord

Young Drugs

Summer Of Hate

Sunday, May 10, 2009

TRVSDJAM Live at Coachella 2009

The sound quality isn't top notch but you can get the point. Travis Barker and DJ AM cold rocked the Sahara Tent this year, one of the highlights of the weekend for me.

Part 1

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Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6


Friday, May 8, 2009

Friday Hotness #84

Kid Sister- I'll House You

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Billy Bragg- A New England

The Postal Service- We Will Become Silhouettes (Mexicans With Guns Remix)

Eulogies- Eyes On The Prize

Thursday, May 7, 2009

DJ Ayres- Dance Til You're Dead Mix

Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Heads Will Roll
DJ Deeq - Just Dance
The Dream - Fast Car
Robin Thicke - Magic (Steve Aoki remix)
Royksopp - This Must Be It
The Juan Maclean - No Time
Mylo - Drop The Pressure (Laidback Luke Bootleg)
Calvin Harris - I'm Not Alone
Kid Cudi vs Crookers - Day N Nite (Agent X remix)
Sugababes - No Can Do (Mowgli remix)
Chelley - Took The Night (DJ Ayres Flat Beat edit)
Nicole Fasano vs Pat Rich - 75 Brazil Street
Telephoned - Pop Champagne
DJ Class ft Terence Trent D'arby - I'm The Ish (remix)
Mike V - 12 Past Midnight
Diana Ross vs Wiley - Wearing My Rolex (El Barto & Liam B remix)
Romanthony - Curious (Treasure Fingers remix)
MGMT - Of Moons, Birds and Monsters (Holy Ghost remix)
Lykke Li - Breaking It Up (Pocketknife's Loosefoot Remix)

LA Concert Calendar: Week of May 7th

Thursday 5/7:
The Silent Years @ Spaceland
Sleepytime Gorilla Museum @ Key Club
Fonseca @ El Rey Theatre
Van Morrison @ Orpheum Theatre
Her Space Holiday @ The Echo
Mae West @ Troubadour
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros @ The Regent Theatre
Chelsea Girls @ Roxy Theatre
Katchafire @ Brixton South Bay
Lebowski Fest @ Wiltern

Friday 5/8:
Spectrum, Abe Vigoda, Entrance @ Echo
Voxhaul Broadcast, Local Natives @ Spaceland
Xu Xu Fang @ Viper Room
Dredg @ Glass House
Yoshida Brothers @ El Rey Theatre
Frank Black @ Detroit Bar
Atomic Punks @ Brixton South Bay
Van Morrison @ Orpheum Theatre
The Beat Junkies / Pete Rock @ Echoplex
The Dickies @ Knitting Factory
Keith Emerson @ Canyon Club
Iron and Wine @ Hollywood Forever Cemetary
Tarja @ HOB Sunset

Saturday 5/9:
The Little Ones @ Santa Monica Festival
Mika Miko, The Soft Pack @ The Smell
Van Morrison @ Orpheum Theatre
The Dead @ The Forum
Katy Perry @ Santa Barbara Bowl
Unbroken @ Glass House
Keane @ Hollywood Palladium
English Beat @ Galaxy Concert Theatre
KIIS Wango Tango @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Shiny Toy Guns @ Club Nokia
The Avett Brothers @ Henry Fonda Theatre
Iron and Wine @ Troubadour

Sunday 5/10:
The Beach Boys @ Orpheum
El Vez @ Spaceland
The Shins @ Hollywood Palladium
J Holiday / Day 26 @ Club Nokia
The Vaselines @ El Rey Theatre
Kidz in the Hall / U-N-I @ Viper Room
Saigon @ Key Club
Live @ HOB Anaheim
Steel Pulse @ Ventura Theatre

Monday 5/11:
Gangi @ Spaceland
Steel Panther @ Key Club
Juliette Commagere @ Echo
Meat Puppets @ Amoeba Music
Steve Martin's Big Bad Banjo & Conversation @ Club Nokia

Tuesday 5/12:
Operation Aloha, The Parson Red Heads @ Troubadour
Meat Puppets @ The Mint
Avi Buffalo @ Echo

Wednesday 5/13:
Earth Crisis @ Key Club
Mumiy Troll @ Roxy Theatre

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

The Field- Yesterday and Today

Definitely not in the rhelm of From Here We Go Sublime, but like anything from The Field this is perfect to put on, lay back and just let the beat build.

Catch The Field in LA with The Juan MacLean on June 5th at Avalon.

The More That I Do

Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime

Leave It

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

2 New Mixtapes: Kenan Bell and The Cool Kids

Download two new mixtapes today, Kenan Bell's Good News: The Mixtape and The Cool Kids' Gone Fishin'.

Kenan's features him flowing over remixes of Pink Floyd, Peter Bjorn & John, Lily Allen, Gang Gang Dance and Jose Gonzalez among others. Definitely worth checking out.

Gone Fishin' is a compilation of previously unreleased Cool Kids jams all produced by DJ Don Cannon.


Kenan Bell- Good News: The Mixtape

The Cool Kids- Gone Fishin'

Friday, May 1, 2009

Friday Hotness #83

Fitz & The Tantrums- Don't Gotta Work It Out

Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band- Nikorette

Dinosaur Jr.- I Want You To Know

John Foxx & Robin Guthrie- Mirrorball