Thursday, July 30, 2009

Frankmusik- Complete Me

I have been loving this guy for some time now, and his debut album JUST leaked and it's damn good.

The possibilities for him here in the US are pretty great, he's already pretty big in England, opening up for Pet Shop Boys there this summer.

He has really catchy, electro based songs and is big with the gay crowd, almost like a male Lady GaGa. Perez Hilton is even behind him (ew, gross mental picture.)

We are in talks to bring him to LA as we speak, so show some support on his myspace and let's try and get this dude here.

Better Off As Two

In Step

3 Little Words

Confusion Girl

LA Concert Calendar: Week of July 30th

                                     Huey Lewis

Thursday 7/30:
Huey Lewis & the News @ Pacific Amphitheatre
Gram Rabbit @ Troubadour
Gloria Trevi @ HOB Sunset
The Sounds @ Key Club
The Wailers @ HOB Anaheim
Deerhoof @ Velvet Jones

Friday 7/31:
DAZZLER, Anavan @ Echo
No Doubt, Paramore, The Sounds @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Crue Fest 2 @ San Manuel Amphitheater
Stellastarr* @ Troubadour
The Fray @ Santa Barbara Bowl
Which One's Pink? @ Canyon Club
Deerhoof @ Echoplex
KC & the Sunshine Band @ Pacific Amphitheatre
Jenni Rivera @ Nokia Theatre at LA Live
Reel Big Fish, English Beat @ Club Nokia

Saturday 8/1:
Lalah Hathaway / Mint Condition @ Club Nokia
N.E.R.D., Trouble Andrew @ Avalon
Priscilla Ahn @ Troubadour
Pati Banton @ Key Club
Journey @ San Manuel Amphitheater
Vamps @ Wiltern
No Doubt, Paramore, The Sounds @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Steve Miller Band @ Pacific Amphitheatre

Sunday 8/2:
Dam Funk @ Amoeba
Judas Priest, Whitesnake @ Gibson Amphitheatre
Pat Green @ HOB Sunset
No Doubt, Paramore, The Sounds @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Honor Society @ HOB Anaheim
Reel Big Fish, English Beat @ The Grove of Anaheim

Monday 8/3:
Local Natives @ Spaceland
Gomez, Blind Pilot @ Wiltern
DJ Mom Jeans @ Roxy Theatre

Tuesday 8/4:
No Doubt, Katy Perry, The Sounds @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus @ HOB Anaheim
War Tapes @ The Smell
Bowerbirds @ The Echo
Rebelution @ Roxy Theatre
The Ting Tings @ Club Nokia
Lykke Li @ Wiltern

Wednesday 8/5:
Luke Top @ Pershing Square
Maxim Ludwig & The Santa Fe Seven @ Hotel Cafe
Abe Vigoda @ Smell
Rehab @ Roxy Theatre
Alejandro Escovedo @ Troubadour
Blue October / Switchfoot, Longwave @ Wiltern
The Script @ El Rey Theatre
Dwele @ Key Club
No Doubt, The Sounds @ Santa Barbara Bowl
Judas Priest @ Pacific Amphitheatre

Bibio- Ambivalence Avenue

Ambivalence Avenue

Lovers' Carvings


Friday, July 24, 2009

Friday Hotness #93

The Drums- Let's Go Surfing

The Temper Trap- Fader

The Big Pink- Dominoes

Jay Z, Rihanna & Kanye West- Run This Town

Wallpaper- Pool Party

Thursday, July 23, 2009

LA Concert Calendar: Week of July 23rd

                          Grace Jones

Thursday 7/23:
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Eskimo Hunter @ Hammer Museum
Wavves @ The Smell
Kelly Clarkson @ Pacific Amphitheatre
Casiotone for the Painfully Alone @ The Echo
Monte Negro @ HOB Sunset
Eric Hutchinson @ El Rey Theatre
Rhys Darby @ Henry Fonda Theatre
Semi Precious Weapons @ Viper Room

Friday 7/24:
The Jakes @ HOB Anaheim
Iglu & Hartly @ Detroit Bar
Semi Precious Weapons @ Viper Room
La Roux @ Troubadour
The Glitch Mob, Nosaj Thing @ Roxy Theatre
Girl Talk @ Fox Theater
Amel Larrieux @ Conga Room
10 Bands for $10 @ HOB Sunset
De La Soul, Kenan Bell @ Key Club
August Burns Red, Enter Shikari @ Glass House

Saturday 7/25:
Cur Chemist @ Getty
George Lopez @ Santa Barbara Bowl
Kingspade @ Ventura Theatre
Gilby Clarke @ Viper Room
Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks @ Echoplex
Trapt @ Troubadour
DevilDriver @ HOB Sunset
The Smithereens @ Brixton South Bay
Atomic Punks @ HOB Anaheim

Sunday 7/26:
George Thorogood, Jonny Lang @ Greek Theatre
Emery @ Glass House
Caribbean Seabreeze Festival @ Queen Mary Events Park
Asher Roth / Kid Cudi @ HOB Sunset
Pato Banton @ Brixton South Bay
Grace Jones, Of Montreal, Dengue Fever @ Hollywood Bowl
Pat Benatar / Blondie @ Pacific Amphitheatre
Paula Cole @ The Coach House
Tim & Eric @ The Grove of Anaheim

Monday 7/27:
Japanese Motors @ The Echo
Jarvis Cocker @ Wiltern
Starlight Mints @ Troubadour
Steel Panther @ Key Club
No Doubt @ Gibson Amphitheatre
OC Starz @ HOB Anaheim

Tuesday 7/28:
No Doubt @ Gibson Amphitheatre
Band of Skulls @ Spaceland
The Mighty Boosh @ Amoeba Music
Van Hunt @ Roxy Theatre
Regina Spektor @ El Rey Theatre
The Showdown @ Knitting Factory
Glasvegas @ Henry Fonda Theatre
Our Lady Peace @ Troubadour
Earth Wind & Fire / Chicago @ Nokia Theatre at LA Live

Wednesday 7/29:
Bedouin Soundclash @ Roxy Theatre
Trashcan Sinatras @ Troubadour
The Fray @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
DJ AM @ Detroit Bar

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Passion Pit x PS22 Choir

Never knew this. Passion Pit enlisted PS22 children's choir from Staten Island to provide some BGV's on Manners.

Then the choir payed their respects to Passion Pit by recording a cover of "Seaweed."

Saturday, July 18, 2009

7he Myriads- Dancing On A Summer Night

Summer mix as only these crazy Russians could cook up.

1.Das Glow - I Want To Wake Up With You
2.Cassette Club - Living In A Video
3.Bottin - Sciarando El Scuro
4.Logo - La vie Moderne
5.Straight Shooter - My Time, Your Time (Cosmo Vitelli Edit)
6.It's A Fine Line - Grease
7.Stealers Wheel - Stuck In The Middle With You (Todd Terje Edit)
8.The Rolling Stones - Emotional R (In Flagranti Edit)
9.SPSM - Colors
10.Elsee - PYT
11.Priors - What You Need (ysi)
12.Publicist - Stone Age
13.Black Affair - Tak! Attack!
14.Kano - It's A War (Serge Santiago UK Re-Edit)
15.7he Myriads - Spacer
16.Kris Menace - Lightning (ysi)
17.The Twelves - Night Vision
18.Marina And The Diamonds - I Am Not A Robot (The Aspirins For My Children Remix)

Friday, July 17, 2009

Friday Hotness #92

This Calvin Harris/High Contract Remix is a MASSIVE tune and will get you through your Friday.

Calvin Harris- Ready For The Weekend (High Contrast Remix)

The Radio Dept- David

Julien Plenti- Only If You Run

Duck Sauce- Anyway

Dam Funk- Toeachizown

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Fast Life Yungstaz- Party Time

There is NO reason I should like this song as much as I do.

Manufactured teen rappers from Decatur, GA rapping about surfing at the beach? The chorus is:

Surf Party
So Gnarley
I’m so wavey
It’s crazy
Surf Party Dude
It’s Amazing
It’s freaking gnarley dude

My favorite lyric is "I used to be boogie board shorty now I'm the Big Kahuna! " Doesn't sound like this would be my cup of tea, but I fucking love this track. Its FUN, its happy and perfect for summer time. Catch me driving down Sunset Blvd pumping this for sure.

Apparently their other song is called "Swag Surfin'." Could there be a hip-hop influenced Beach Boys revival going on in rural Georgia?

Fast Life Yungstaz- Party Time

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


Lindsay Brohan


Flutey Flakes

Monday, July 13, 2009

Cinnamon Chasers- A Million Miles From Home

Stupid band name, corny stoner album artwork, yet an AMAZING album.

For fans of: Cut Copy, The Field, Junior Boys

Luv Deluxe


Modern Love

I Like Watching You

Friday, July 10, 2009

Friday Hotness #91

Amanda Blank- Make It Take It

Luke Top- Friends

Delorean- Deli

Fresh Daily- Winterfresh (Flying Lotus Remix)

Thursday, July 9, 2009

LA Concert Calendar: Week of July 9th

                                       Andrew Bird

Thursday 7/9:
Everest, Red Cortez @ Hammer Museum
Ace Enders @ Knitting Factory
Old 97's @ Henry Fonda Theatre
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones @ HOB Anaheim
Regeneration Tour @ Gibson Amphitheatre
Dusty Rhodes & River Band @ Echoplex
The Start @ Roxy Theatre
Tortoise @ Amoeba Music
The Ruse @ Troubadour
Chris Botti @ Greek Theatre

Friday 7/10:
Incubus @ Santa Barbara Bowl
Andrew Bird, Ra Ra Riot, Heartless Bastards @ Greek Theatre
The Sound of Philadelphia @ Gibson Amphitheatre
Boyce Avenue @ Knitting Factory
Mixmaster Mike @ Viper Room
Tyrone Wells @ Troubadour
The Ringers @ Viper Room
Tainted Love @ Key Club
Heart @ Pacific Amphitheatre
Pete Yorn @ HOB Anaheim
New Kids on the Block @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

Saturday 7/11:
Duran Duran @ Pacific Amphitheatre
Snoop Dogg / Slightly Stoopid @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Beyonce @ Honda Center
Rise Against / Rancid @ The Forum
John Oates @ Canyon Club
Gilby Clarke @ Viper Room
The Dan Band @ Club Nokia
Blitzen Trapper @ Velvet Jones
Tortoise @ Troubadour
Nightmare of You @ Knitting Factory
Mateo & Miguel @ Roxy Theatre
Vice Squad @ Key Club
Michael McDonald / Boz Scaggs @ Greek Theatre

Sunday 7/12:
Ray LaMontagne, Jenny Lewis, Blitzen Trapper @ Hollywood Bowl
Rick Springfield @ Pacific Amphitheatre
311, Ziggy Marley, The Expendables @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival @ San Manuel Amphitheater
Snoop Dogg / Slightly Stoopid, Stephen Marley @ Santa Barbara Bowl
Pro-Pain @ Key Club
Nat & Alex Wolff @ HOB Sunset

Monday 7/13:
Natalie Portman's Shaved Head, Andy Clockwise, Hey Champ @ Spaceland
OC Starz @ HOB Anaheim
Incubus @ Hollywood Bowl
Steel Panther @ Key Club
Beyonce @ Staples Center

Tuesday 7/14:
Foreign Born @ Detroit Bar
The Datsuns @ Spaceland

Wednesday 7/15:
Fol Chen @ Pershing Square
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros @ Amoeba Music
Natalie Cole @ Hollywood Bowl
Gregg Allman @ The Grove of Anaheim
Smoky Robinson @ Pacific Amphitheatre

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Superprince- Superprince II Mix

One of the best mixes I have heard this summer.

01. New Sins - Feelings Have Changed
02. Friendly Fires - Paris (Aeroplane Remix)
03. Shinichi Osawa - Star Guitar (Patrick Alavi Remix)
04. Zoot Woman - Automatic
05. Cut Copy - Far Away (Hercules & Love Affair Remix)
06. Erland Oye - Lullaby / A Place In My Heart (Acapella)
07. Maps - To The Sky (Loving Hand Remix)
08. Junior Boys - Bits & Pieces
09. Lykke Li - Let It Fall
10. Chromatics - Running Up That Hill
11. Kate Bush - Running Up That Hill (Ashley Beedle Edit)
12. Chromeo - 100% (Treasure Fingers Remix)
13. Charlie - Spacer Women
14. Sebastien Tellier - Kilometer (A-Trak Remix)
15. RFTW - Oh Shelia (DJ Apt One Remix)
16. Foals - Olympic Airways (Supermayer Remix)
17. Juan Maclean - One Day
18. Andreas Tilliander - Caught in a Riot (feat. New Moscow)
19. Roy Davis Jr. feat. Erin Martin - I Have a Vision
20. Beirut - Nantes (Fredo & Thang Gameplay Edit)
21. Dubtribe Sound System - Do It Now
22. Terence Trent D'arby - Love Lockdown (Cousin Cole Remix)
23. DJ Tamiel - Body
24. Little Boots - Stuck On Repeat (Alexander Robotnick Remix)
25. Kid Cudi - Day 'N' Nite (Jori Hulkkonen Remix)
26. The Hours - See The Light (Calvin Harris Remix)
27. Appaloosa - The Day (We Fell In Love) (Todd Edwards Liturgical Mix)
28. Tiga - Love Don't Dance Here Anymore

Monday, July 6, 2009

Choir Of Young Believers

The Danish acts just keep on comin'. For fans of Snow Patrol, Mew and Jose Gonzalez.

Hollow Talk


Sharpen Your Knife

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Friday Hotness #90

Just Jack- Embers

The Temper Trap- Sweet Disposition

The Energies- Born Again Runner (Lifelike Remix)

Dirty Projectors- Stillness Is The Move

LA Concert Calendar: Week of July 2nd

                                   The Hold Steady

Thursday 7/2:
Pop Noir @ Detroit Bar
Jamie Foxx @ The Grove of Anaheim
Amazing Baby, Band Of Skulls, Dazzler @ Hammer Museum
She Wants Revenge / Black Rebel Motorcycle Club @ Echoplex
John Fogerty @ Hollywood Bowl

Friday 7/3:
John Fogerty @ Hollywood Bowl
CKY @ Roxy Theatre
Natalie Portman's Shaved Head @ Spaceland
Pentagram @ HOB Sunset

Saturday 7/4:
DJ Hoff, Blu Jemz @ Standard Downtown
Deer Tick @ Spaceland
John Fogerty @ Hollywood Bowl
Hootenanny Festival @ Oak Canyon Ranch

Sunday 7/5:
Crocodiles @ Echo
Yes / Asia @ HOB Anaheim
Death Cab for Cutie @ Hollywood Bowl
6 Jokers & a Queen of Comedy @ Nokia Theatre at LA Live

Monday 7/6:
Steel Panther @ Key Club

Tuesday 7/7:
The Hold Steady @ El Rey Theatre
Vieux Farka Toure @ Troubadour
Yes / Asia @ Gibson Amphitheatre

Wednesday 7/8:
Dirty Projectors @ Troubadour
Mika Miko @ The Smell
Rx Bandits / Dredg @ HOB Anaheim
Sergio Mendes @ Hollywood Bowl
Blues Traveler @ Ventura Theatre
Sick Puppies @ Glass House

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


Just got some exclusive mp3s to stream from LA's own DazzlerAlong with being some of the nicest dudes around they have crafted an excellent funky dance/rock sound on these new demos.

The band has killed dance floors from Bardot to The Viper Room with their live show and are taking off on a US tour this summer with the also-excellent Anavan.

Check Dazzler out tomorrow 7/2 for free at The Hammer Museum Concert Series with Amazing Baby and Band Of Skulls. They go on at 8:30pm. Bring your dancin' shoes.

Streams only for the demos below, the band has requested no downloads.

Cold Moonlight

Dancing On A Comet's Tail

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