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July 24, 2016
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Written by Patrick McNamara

Maria Usbeck used to the frontwoman of Selebrities (File Under: A Good Band) but now she's making music under her own name. And guess what? It's totally good.

Her debut solo album ÔÇťAmparo" (on the excellent label Cascine, home to Chad Valley, Erika Spring, Yumi Zouma and more good artists / bands) is a lush warm synth pop delight.

It was co-produced by Caroline Polachek (of Chairlift) and is sung entirely in Spanish (Usbeck lives in Brooklyn now but she was born in Ecuador).

Listen to this good album below.

It will fill your mundane day with a dusting of much needed wonder.

Just Announced
July 21, 2016
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SELECT SHOWS ADDED TO THE SITE THIS WEEK

07/23 The Colourist, Kitten, Andrew Watt, Leslie Stevens, Dear Boy, The Rebel Light, Banta, Hawai, Honey Country @ Lobster Festival, LA Waterfront

07/24 Black Crystal Wolf Kids, Blondfire, Shari Puorto, Oyster Kids, Magic Bronson, Clean Spill @ Lobster Festival, LA Waterfront

07/24 Pupppy, Thelma, Michael Vidal, Arjuna Genome @ The Smell

07/30 Gary Wilson, Jimmy Whispers, Sloppy Jane, The Memories, Colleen Green (DJ Set), Andre Hyland, Jay Weingarten, Joshy Fadem, Johnny Pemberton @ Non Plus Ultra

07/31 Sad Witch, Jerry Paper, Nikki Black, Nina Tarr, Anna Seregina, Allen Strickland Williams @ Basic Flowers

08/05 Taken By Trees (DJ Set), Kisses (DJ Set) @ Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

08/12 DIIV, Nothing @ Rooftop of the Marriott Parking Lot

08/13 Colleen Green (special karaoke), Summer Twins (acoustic), Winter, Regrettes, Amindi K. Fro$t, Kinder Gardeners, salmon @ Junior High

08/17 Cellars, Children of Pop, Dream Panther, Davis @ The Satellite

08/18 - 08/21 ECHO PARK RISING with La Luz, Chicano Batman, The Weirdos, Feels, Meatbodies, Colleen Green, Chastity Belt, and more! @ The Echo

08/20 Sonny Boy Thorn, Beginners, Dream Club, Tower, Ramonda Hammer, Lone Kodiak, Night Talks @ Historic Chinatown Central Plaza

08/20 Avi Buffalo, TV Heads, The Mondegreens @ The Hi Hat

08/20 Cobi, Pretty Sister, Lauv @ Union Station

08/21 Audacity, Peach Kelli Pop, VHS @ The Smell

08/23 Girl Band @ Bootleg

08/23 HOLYCHILD @ Teragram Ballroom

08/24 Blood Orange @ The Theatre at Ace

08/29 Dave Stewart (of Eurythmics) @ Troubadour

08/31 Tortoise @ The Regent Theater

09/02 Wyatt Blair, ExSage, Belly Belt, Popheart @ The Echo

09/10 Capital Cities, Miami Horror, Nite-Funk (Dam-Funk + Nite Jewel), !!! , Dead Sara, Thee Commons, SWIMM @ Main Street, Alhambra

09/16 Guerilla Toss, Friendly Males @ The Echo

09/21 Dinosaur Jr. @ Teragram Ballroom

09/21 Ta-Ku @ The Novo (fka Club Nokia)

09/22 Lera Lynn @ Bootleg

09/22 Dance Gavin Dance @ El Rey Theatre

09/23 Royal Canoe @ The Hi Hat

09/27 Caveman @ Acerogami

09/27 The Weeks, Cold Fronts @ The Satellite

09/30 Dropkick Murphys, James Fearnley @ Hollywood Palladium

09/30 Jon Brion @ Largo

10/01 Thievery Corporation @ Santa Barbara Bowl

10/01 Mandolin Orange @ Teragram Ballroom

10/02 The Hotelier @ The Echo

10/05 Shonen Knife @ Bootleg

10/06 The Clean @ The Echo

10/07 Tig Notaro @ Largo

10/08 Schoolboy Q @ Shrine Expo Hall

10/09 Bogan Via, Luna Aura @ Bootleg

10/15 Little Dragon, Icona Pop, Veronica Maggio, Otto Knows, Rebecca & Fiona, Elliphant, Mapei, AronChupa, Salvatore Ganacci, Nause @ Shrine Expo Hall

10/15 Christine and The Queens @ The Theatre at Ace

10/19 Meshuggah, High on Fire @ The Novo (fka Club Nokia)

10/20 Taking Back Sunday, You Blew It! @ The Fonda Theatre

10/20 Taking Back Sunday, You Blew It! @ The Observatory

10/22 Rachael Yamagata @ The Observatory

10/22 Majid Jordan @ The Observatory

10/26 Rachael Yamagata @ Teragram Ballroom

10/27 BoomBox @ Teragram Ballroom

10/28 Jon Brion @ Largo

11/04 Tig Notaro @ Largo

11/04 Tory Lanez @ The Observatory

11/04 Tauk @ The Roxy

11/06 GNASH @ The Roxy

11/09 The Jezabels @ The Echo

11/11 PWR BTTM, Bellows, Lisa Prank @ Bootleg

11/11 SALES, Tangerine @ The Regent Theater

11/14 Temple of the Dog @ The Forum

11/18 Jon Brion @ Largo

11/18 Moon Hooch @ The Echo

11/21 The Pack A.D. @ The Roxy

11/21 Gavin James @ Troubadour

12/02 Tig Notaro @ Largo

12/10 Merchandise, Gun Outfit @ The Echo

12/12 Michael Kiwanuka @ The Fonda Theatre

12/13 Wild Child @ Troubadour

12/16 Jon Brion @ Largo

04/01 Passenger @ The Wiltern

AND MORE...

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Contests & Giveaways
July 19, 2016
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We have a pair of tickets to give away to this weekend's LOW END THEORY FESTIVAL at Shrine Expo Hall & Grounds on Saturday, July 23rd!

Now in its third year, the festival will feature performances by GHOSTFACE & RAEKWON, INVISBL SKRATCH PIKLZ, DAEDELUS, PREFUSE 73, JONWAYNE, TEEBS, SOSUPERSAM and lots more.

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Just Announced
July 17, 2016
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We have a pair of tickets to give away to see CORNELIUS performing "FANTASMA" at Orpheum Theatre on Saturday, August 6th!

The work of Japanese multi-instrumentalist Keigo Oyamada, Cornelius originally released Fantasma in 1997. Recently re-issued by Lefse Records, the album received "Best New Reissue" status on Pitchfork. This will be his first U.S. tour in eight years.

For show information and tickets, click here.

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Contests & Giveaways
July 17, 2016
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We have a pair of tickets to give away to see KITE with GOD MODULE and RELEASE THE BATS at Union on Friday, August 5th!

Over the years, Kite's members Nicklas Stenemo and Christian Berg have done almost everything in the big book of "NO," working only within the EP-format. Kite has developed their own concepts and their own ideas while totally erasing the "way things used to be made."

Kite released their latest EP, VI, in the spring of 2015, which took their sound to a new level with darker and more harmonic sonic landscapes than their previous releases. The tracks on VI reach new heights, creating atmosphere and drama. Clash Magazine described the single "Up For Life" as, "Nine minutes of billowing, inspiring, breathtaking productions, this is pop music for outsiders."

After the release of VI, Kite has taken over Sweden with sold-out shows all over the country featuring massive light displays. Last fall, the band performed four larger-than-life shows at Naturhistoriska riksmuseet's IMAX-dome in Stockholm, using Sweden's largest screen as a backdrop.

For show information and tickets, click here.

Enter your name and info below for a chance to win. Winner will be selected at random on 8/3. Good luck!

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Contests & Giveaways
July 17, 2016
Wombats

We have a pair of tickets to give away to see THE WOMBATS with COAST MODERN at Fonda Theatre on Wednesday, August 3rd!

For show information and tickets, click here.

Enter your name and info below for a chance to win. Winner will be selected at random on 8/1. Good luck!

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Just Announced
July 14, 2016
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SELECT SHOWS ADDED TO THE SITE THIS WEEK

07/17 Surf Curse, Janelane, Alex & Derek @ Pehrspace

07/20 A.G. Cook, Danny L Harle, easyFun, Felicita, GFOTY, Hannah Diamond, Lil Data, QT @ Create

07/22 Brit Manor, Madame Gandhi, DJ Takashi Masuda @ Resident

07/24 Dengue Fever @ TreePeople

07/27 Chuck Inglish, Zak Downtown, Choo Jackson, Reese @ The Roxy

07/28 The BOTS @ The Viper Room

08/10 Slow Hollows @ Union Nightclub

08/12 So Many Wizards, Dunes @ Acerogami

08/15 Dillinger Escape Plan @ The Hi Hat

08/16 Dillinger Escape Plan @ The Observatory

08/23 Chris Thile @ Largo

08/24 DIIV, Wild Nothing, Alex G @ The Fonda Theatre

08/24 Alexis Taylor (of Hot Chip) @ The Hotel Cafe

08/25 Julien Baker @ El Rey Theatre

08/25 DIIV, Wild Nothing, Alex G @ The Fonda Theatre

08/25 Shellac, Helen Money @ The Regent Theater

08/25 Blood Orange @ The Theatre at Ace

08/26 Sheer Mag @ The Echo

08/26 Wolf Parade @ The Echo

08/26 Saves The Day, Hop Along @ The Glass House

08/26 Peter Bjorn and John @ The Roxy

08/26 Beach House @ The Theatre at Ace

08/30 Jagwar Ma @ The Roxy

09/16 Saint Motel @ The Belasco

09/16 What So Not @ The Fonda Theatre

09/16 Butch Walker @ The Observatory

09/17 CHAIN FEST with oheed & Cambria, Circa Survive, Underoath, Portugal. The Man, MXPX, Title Fight, Anthony Green, Basement, Citizen, Dance Gavin Dance, Elderbrother, Hail the Sun, Mat Kerekes, Movements, NOMADS, onelinedrawing (feat. Jonah Matranga), Secret Space, Tigers Jaw, Turnover, Up Syndrome, Zao @ The Observatory

09/18 Xenia Rubinos @ The Echo

09/21 Lissie (solo) @ Troubadour

09/22 Still Corners @ The Roxy

09/25 Fool's Gold Day Off with Mac Miller, Pusha T, A-Trak, Madeintyo, Madeaux, Kittens, Nick Catchdubs, Black Atlass @ Shrine Expo Hall

09/27 Foals, Bear Hands, Kiev @ Hollywood Palladium

09/27 Natural Child @ The Echo

10/02 Adam Green's Aladdin (film and concert) @ Troubadour

10/03 KT Tunstall @ The Fonda Theatre

10/05 Failure @ The Glass House

10/06 Cute Is What We Aim For @ The Glass House

10/07 Cute Is What We Aim For @ Bootleg

10/13 Temples, Triptides @ Teragram Ballroom

10/13 Alessia Cara @ The Wiltern

10/15 Danny Brown, Maxo Kream, ZelooperZ @ The Fonda Theatre

10/16 Danny Brown @ The Observatory

10/17 Flock of Dimes (Jenn Wasner of Wye Oak) @ Bootleg

10/17 The Legendary Pink Dots, Orbit Service @ The Observatory

10/20 Rebirth Brass Band @ The Echo

10/21 Rebirth Brass Band @ The Echo

10/21 Hinds @ The Regent Theater

10/22 & 10/23 BEACH GOTH with Bon Iver, The Growlers, Justice, James Blake, King Krule, Future Islands, Violent Femmes, The Drums, Devendra Banhart, Cold Cave, The Faint, Albert Hammond Jr., Wild Nothing, TR/ST (fka Trust), and more! @ Oak Canyon Ranch

10/24 Kishi Bashi @ The Belasco

10/24 Supersuckers, Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band, Jesse Dayton @ The Echo

10/25 Majid Jordan @ The Fonda Theatre

10/25 La Femme @ The Regent Theater

11/01 Caspian, The Appleseed Cast @ Teragram Ballroom

11/02 Boy and Bear @ Teragram Ballroom

11/03 Machinedrum @ The Echo

11/03 The Struts @ The Fonda Theatre

11/03 Goldroom, Autograf @ The Novo (fka Club Nokia)

11/04 Bad Religion, Against Me!, Dave Hause @ Hollywood Palladium

11/05 This Will Destroy You (performing Young Mountain & S/T in their entirety) @ Teragram Ballroom

11/05 Primal Scream @ The Regent Theater

11/10 Tom Misch @ The Echo

11/11 Marshmello @ Shrine Expo Hall

11/17 Amanda Shires @ The Echo

11/20 LANY @ The Fonda Theatre

11/26 Watsky, Witt Lowry, Daye Jack, Chukwudi Hodge (DJ Set) @ The Fonda Theatre

12/10 Conor Oberst @ The Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian

12/10 Leon Russell, Katrina Woolverton @ The Regent Theater

12/14 Sara Watkins @ Troubadour

AND MORE...

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