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Just Announced
February 26, 2015
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SELECT SHOWS ADDED TO THE SITE THIS WEEK

3/12 Thee Oh Sees @ Human Resources
3/22 The Airborne Toxic Event @ Tower Theatre
3/31 Shannon and the Clams, The Coathangers @ The Echo
3/31 Seth Avett, Jessica Lea Mayfield @ Wilshire Ebell Theatre
4/03 Kera and the Lesbians, Winter, Isaac Rother & The Phantoms, Sad Girl @ The Echo
4/08 Earl Sweatshirt, Vince Staples, Remy Banks @ House of Blues Los Angeles
4/09 Tomorrow's Tulips, Feels, Tarek Wegner (Nightbeats) @ The Echo
4/13 Chet Faker, XXYYXX @ Club Nokia
4/25 Curren$y @ The Regent Theater
4/26 Creepers (mems Deafheaven), Crisis Arm @ The Echo
4/29 Seoul, Ballet School @ The Satellite
4/30 Big Data, The Moth & The Flame @ Troubadour
5/01 Tennis @ Troubadour
5/02 DESERT DAZE with Warpaint, Failure, RJD2, Minus the Bear, The Budos Band, Dan Deacon, Chelsea Wolfe, DIIV, Psychic Ills, Deap Vally, Bass Drum of Death, Mystic Braves, White Lung, Teebs, Vetiver, Mini Mansions, Follakzoid, Dahga Bloom, Mr. Elevator and the Brain Hotel, Plague Vendor, The Farmer Dave Expansion, Fever The Ghost, Gap Dream, Sister Crayon, Zig Zags, Carlos Nino, JJUUJJUU, LA Witch, Wyatt Blair, Kim and The Created, Feels, Girl Tears, Dirt Dress, Slipping Into Darkness, Jesus Sons, War Drum, Wild Wild Wets, Burning Palms, Flying Hair, Runson Willis, Pearl Charles, JM Roberts, and more! @ Sunset Ranch Oasis
5/02 Bright Light Social Hour, Talk In Tongues @ The Wayfarer
5/13 Vaadat Charigim @ The Echo
5/14 Vaadat Charigim @ The Observatory
5/15 iLoveMakonnen @ El Rey Theatre
5/15 Fat White Family @ Troubadour
5/16 The Juan Maclean @ The Regent Theater
5/16 Fat White Family @ The Wayfarer
5/18 The Tallest Man On Earth @ The Wiltern
5/22 The Rezillos, Kid Congo Powers & The Pink Monkey Birds @ The Roxy
5/23 Streetlight Manifesto, Dan Potthast @ House of Blues Los Angeles
5/24 The Rezillos, Kid Congo Powers & The Pink Monkey Birds @ The Glass House
5/27 Will Butler, Jo Firestone @ Troubadour
5/28 William Elliot Whitmore, Esme Patterson @ The Mint
5/30 Rocket From The Crypt @ The Observatory
6/03 Todd Rundgren @ The Roxy
6/04 Patrick Watson @ Hollywood Forever Cemetery
6/26 Miguel @ Club Nokia
6/27 The Roots @ Club Nokia
6/27 Best Coast @ The Wiltern
7/02 Mark Sultan (of King Khan and BBQ), Isaac Rother & The Phantoms, Trabants @ Los Globos
9/18 Ben Harper (and The Innocent Criminals) @ The Greek Theatre
AND MORE...

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Contests & Giveaways
February 23, 2015
Preatures

We have a pair of tickets to give away to see THE PREATURES at Bahia on Wednesday, April 8!


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Contests & Giveaways
February 23, 2015
Heyrosetta

We have a pair of tickets to give away to see HEY ROSETTA! with BANTA at Bootleg on Wednesday, March 11!


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February 23, 2015
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Band We Like
February 22, 2015
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Written by Patrick McNamara

San Francisco’s Tommy Boys are a brand new band of three (Robbie + Daren + Tyler -- just first names, please -- like Prince... or Madonna…. or Steve) that play some of the catchiest twinkle emo pop punk you will hear this year. And considering it’s only February* that’s a pretty bold statement and one I have no intention of backing down from come December.

(*I almost immediately outdated this band profile by being so specific about when it was written - why do I fucking always sabotage my own shit like that.)

Tommy Boys weren't even in our vast Oh My Rockness database until I just added them to write this very thing you're reading now. That means they haven't played a show in NYC or Chicago or Los Angeles yet (that we knew about) and therefore they represent a wonderful opportunity for you to get in on the ground floor of goodness. Tell your friends about Tommy Boys now so you may brag about it later. "I totally started liking those guys wayyyyyy back on February 16th, 2015, NBD."

The band just released their self-titled full-length debut - January 27th, 2015 since we're piling on the extra specific information extra thick for this profile, so why stop now - and it is nine tracks of pure pop delight. I have listened to it several times in a row….. by CHOICE. Why do I like it so? Well, singer/bassist Robbie has a really good clear emo voice that's always on point, Daren’s pretty guitar noodles with the best of today’s twinklers (and even 1997’s too), and Tyler’s drumming helps keep things nice, concise and super fucking tight. That's why.

Go ahead and stream the whole super solid 27 minute album below (rough time estimate - I eyeballed it). Not only am I feeling pretty confident you’ll like it (unless you don’t like pop, in which case I prefer not to do business with a sick and twisted monster) but I’m also betting heavy you’ll listen to it multiple times on several occasions…. by CHOICE, man. So press play and turn that shit up.

RIYL: good

File Under: 100000% not bad

Recommended Show
February 23, 2015
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Written by Patrick McNamara

This final week of February brings some stellar shows and if you decide to do what’s right and go to one of these (or maybe even a few) we’re pretty sure you will never feel anything remotely resembling unhappiness ever again in your entire life. So help me blob.

#1. The Airborne Toxic Event - Amoeba - Wed - Feb 25 - 2015 A.D.

Let’s start with something good that doesn’t cost money. Soaring euphoric big time radio friendly popsters The Airborne Toxic Event play a FREE show at Amoeba Records which means you’ll have money to spend on records. You see? Everybody wins. Long live commerce.

#2. Caribou - The Fonda Theatre - Thurs/Fri/Sat - Feb 27/28/29 - 2015 A.D.

Dan Snaith aka Manitoba aka Caribou plays three shows at The Fonda this week. Recommended if you like big time chill beats that sometimes swing sexy. There will be visuals. So make sure you prep beforehand if you know what I mean, mannnnnn. See you on Mars.

#3. Dan Deacon - Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock - Fri - Feb 27 - 2015 A.D.

It’s impossible NOT to have fun at a Dan Deacon show (unless you just so happen to be bringing your own heavy shit that even a triumphant party can’t seem to shake). This show will be a JOYFUL EXPERIENCE so dance like nobody cares because nobody does.

#4. The Sidekicks + Cayetana - Jewels Catch One - Fri - Feb 27 - 2015 A.D.

Two good bands - one low price. Cleveland sunshine popsters The Sidekicks (think early Built to Spill meets the good Band of Horses album) plays Jewels Catch One with super solid Philly lo-fi pop emo band Cayetana. You will leave singing along to both. Bet.

#5. - Milk Music/Nude Beach/Destruction Unit - Jewels Catch One - Sun - Feb 28 - 2015 A.D.

Oh yeah? Well this one has THREE good bands - one low price. Olympia fuzz grunge heroes Milk Music + Brooklyn’s Nude Beach (Replacements-esque?) + the raw power of Phoenix’s Destruction Unit team up for a loud, raucous, and 100000% fun evening. Bring earplugs and nobody gets hurt.

Have fun out there! Whoa My Blobness luvs U!

Just Announced
February 19, 2015
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SELECT SHOWS ADDED TO THE SITE THIS WEEK

2/24 Colleen Green @ Amoeba Music- Hollywood
2/25 The Airborne Toxic Event @ Amoeba Music- Hollywood
2/25 GZA (playing "Liquid Swords") @ The Observatory
3/06 Plague Vendor @ The Echo
3/06 Washed Out (DJ Set) @ The Wayfarer
3/10 San Cisco @ Amoeba Music- Hollywood
3/10 Frankie and the Witch Fingers @ Permanent Records
3/11 Tuxedo (Mayer Hawthorne & Jake One) @ Amoeba Music- Hollywood
3/19 The Both (Aimee Mann & Ted Leo) @ Largo
3/20 The Both (Aimee Mann & Ted Leo) @ Largo
3/25 Palma Violets @ The Echo
3/26 Marian Hill @ Bahia
3/26 Vacationer @ The Observatory
3/27 Terry Malts, Wild Moth, Hollow Sunshine, Pocketknife @ The Smell
3/28 The Mr. T Experience, The Queers, The Bombpops, The Piniellas @ Troubadour
3/29 David J. (of Bauhaus, Love and Rockets) (DJ Set) @ The Echo
4/02 Bonobo (DJ Set) @ The Observatory
4/03 Strung Out, Masked Intruder, La Armada @ The Observatory
4/04 Passafire @ The Observatory
4/06 Twinsmith @ The Satellite
4/07 Civil Twilight, Knox Hamilton @ Troubadour
4/08 High on Fire, Saviours @ The Observatory
4/11 The Hush Sound @ Troubadour
4/13 Stone Temple Pilots @ House of Blues Los Angeles
4/13 Squarepusher @ The Regent Theater
4/14 Benjamin Booker @ The Observatory
4/15 Squarepusher @ The Observatory
4/16 Eskmo @ Bootleg
4/17 Tech N9ne, Chris Webby, Krizz Kaliko, King 810, Zeus @ House Of Blues Anaheim
4/20 Electric Wizard, Satan's Satyrs @ The Observatory
4/23 Drive-By Truckers @ The Regent Theater
4/24 Delicate Steve @ Bootleg
4/26 Nikki Lane, Daniel Romano, Lindi Ortega, John Moreland @ The Roxy
4/29 Matt & Kim, WATERS @ The Fonda Theatre
5/01 East India Youth @ The Roxy
5/01 Doldrums, Moon King @ The Wayfarer
5/02 Manic Street Preachers @ The Fonda Theatre
5/04 Lightning Bolt, Liturgy @ The Observatory
5/05 Los Lobos @ The Regent Theater
5/07 Local H, Battleme @ The Echo
5/08 The Acid @ El Rey Theatre
5/08 Stephin Merritt (of The Magnetic Fields) @ Hollywood Forever Cemetery
5/09 Stephin Merritt (of The Magnetic Fields) @ Hollywood Forever Cemetery
5/12 Sick of Sarah @ The Roxy
5/20 Shy Girls, P. Morris @ The Echo
5/21 Nots, Quintron & Miss Pussycat @ Jewels Catch One
5/28 Com Truise @ The Observatory
5/28 Smallpools @ The Observatory
5/28 Josh Rouse, Walter Martin @ Troubadour
5/29 Smallpools, Grizfolk, Hunter Hunted @ El Rey Theatre
5/29 Diarrhea Planet, Left and Right @ The Echo
6/09 Joseph Arthur, Jill Sobule @ Troubadour
7/18 Willie Nelson, Alison Krauss, Union Station @ The Greek Theatre
8/06 Django Django @ Mayan Theater
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