Tamaryn @ Echoplex 11-12-15

Tamaryn @ The Echoplex on November 12, 2015

My first show in a few months and it did not disappoint! Tamaryn changed her band awhile back for the latest album Cranekiss (2015). This album has a slightly different sound from her debut The Waves (2010) and second album Tender New Signs (2012). Overall, Tamaryn is still amazing live and on Read more…

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Copyright 2015 Liane Chan
Echo & the Bunnymen @ the Pacific Amphitheater on August 7, 2015

Echo & the Bunnymen, Berlin @ the Pacific Amphitheater, August 7, 2015

Thanks to OC Weekly, I had slightly more central seats in Section 6 than the ones I originally purchased in Section 8 (those went to a friend). The Pacific Amphitheater is a large seated outdoor venue, but despite the size provides good views from all around.   It was probably Read more…

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Shark Tape's album Marathon

New Music: New Candys, Desert Ships, and Shark Tape

I recently closed my eMusic account after issues downloading some music with my monthly allotment/annual subscription… One of these was the New Candys‘ album New Candys as Medicine. I’d read a review of in Echoes and Dust mentioning BRMC. I’d had some issues with my software, and though I was able Read more…

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RIDE Photos + Videos from the Fox Theater Pomona 4-14-15

I unexpectedly attended the Ride show at the Fox Theater in Pomona and being close up in the pit area, got some decent photos and even took some videos. I recorded “Twisterella,” “Drive Blind” (the first closing song before the 2 encores) and “Leave Them All Behind” (1st encore). Though Read more…

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WonderCon 2015: Monster Hunter, Battlestar Galactica, Honest Trailers

The week before this year’s WonderCon in Anaheim, me and my boyfriend decided to make a trip back to the Convention Center on Sunday. It’s been a couple years since the last time we attended this convention. The main reason for attending was to check out the Monster Hunter panel Read more…

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Album Review: Himmel “A Long Cold Winter”

Debut album by Himmel “A Long Cold Winter” (Long Gone Days Records) is an impressive collection of dreamy sounding instrumentals and collaborations with different vocalists. The first single “Reverie” features operatic vocals of Aurora Sebastiani, which lifts the track to majestic heights over rolling layers of guitar and synths. “Promises” is a Read more…

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Beautiful Noise: Music Documentary on an Influential Movement

A couple years ago, I supported the Beautiful Noise music documentary by HypFilms on Kickstarter for a DVD copy which I received a couple weeks ago.  And while it may have taken a year longer than expected (sadly kind of becoming a norm for these types of crowd funded projects), Read more…

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