Concert Reviews

British Sea Power at The Independent 4/30/05

Setlist (what wasn’t written on the list): It Ended On A(n) Oily Stage Remember Me Scottish Wildlife (Experience) Please Stand Up North Hanging Rock Apologies To Insect Life Spirit of St. Louis Fear of Drowning Childhood Memories (Favours in the) Beetroot Fields Leaving Here (How Will I Ever Find My Read more…

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Album Reviews

The Raveonettes – Pretty in Black (Columbia)

The new Raveonettes album is a result of singer/guitarists Sune Rose Wagner and Sharin Foo throwing out the rules of the distortion happy “Chain Gang of Love” and the film noir garage rock of “Whip it On,” on which they only used three chords in B-flat major and B-flat minor Read more…

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Album Reviews

U.K.Heights – Ambients (net)

In a time where rock music is all the rage, the UK Heights succeeds in blending synthesized and natural sounds into a seamlessly smooth album of dreamy atmospherics. “Ambients” recalls the dark hypnotic beauty of the music of Projekt label favorites Love Spirals Downwards in their more electronic album “Flux” Read more…

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Album Reviews

Mull Historical Society – US (XL/Blanco y Negro)

The follow-up album to the critically acclaimed debut Loss, Colin MacIntyre, Scottish singer songwriter and producer of Mull Historical Society, creates sweepingly melodic music with quirky lyrics and hook-filled choruses. The eclectic arrangements of piano, acoustic and fuzzy guitars, and strings are similar to the music of Badly Drawn Boy, Read more…

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Interviews

Sunstorm: Los Angeles Rock ‘n Roll

With a list of influences that includes such greats as the Stone Roses, the Rolling Stones, the Velvet Underground, Spiritualized, and the Verve, West LA band Sunstorm combines rhythm and melody to create a unique sound set apart by geography, emphasis on song over style, attention from a diverse audiences, Read more…

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Concert Reviews

The Arrogants, The River, Summer Shorts @ The Hub 7/26/02

This was was the first show by Orange County’s best kept secret the Arrogants in 17 months. The female-fronted indie pop band made their much anticipated return to the Hub, a small outdoor venue near the Metrolink station which the Arrogants played regularly between 1998 and 2000. The Arrogants played Read more…

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Concert Reviews

Badly Drawn Boy @ Amoeba Music Hollywood 5/31/02

L.A.’s finest record store, Amoeba Music, was packed for one of their many great in-stores. It was Badly Drawn Boy in his only Southern California performance, though he had been making the rounds around local clubs like Bang! when Ladytron were doing a guest DJ set a few weeks before. Read more…

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Concert Reviews

Spiritualized w/Black Rebel Motorcycle Club @ Cane’s 4/6/02

First of all the Mission Beach area of San Diego is an excellent place to visit. Not only was there free parking (a rarity in Los Angeles), there was also giant pizza slices, a nice beach, amusement park rides, and some interesting shops and outdoor vendors. Cane’s Bar and Grill Read more…

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Concert Reviews

Spiritualized w/Black Rebel Motorcycle Club @ Cane's 4/6/02

First of all the Mission Beach area of San Diego is an excellent place to visit. Not only was there free parking (a rarity in Los Angeles), there was also giant pizza slices, a nice beach, amusement park rides, and some interesting shops and outdoor vendors. Cane’s Bar and Grill Read more…

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