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Just Announced
April 18, 2014


4/22 Upset (performing after the talk) @ Loyola Marymount University - Hannon Library
4/24 Dean Wareham @ Amoeba Music- Hollywood
4/24 Reggie Watts @ The Church on York
4/27 Juana Molina @ The Church on York
4/27 The Lovely Bad Things, Surf Curse, So Many Wizards, Post-Life @ The Smell
4/30 Cate Le Bon @ Amoeba Music- Hollywood
5/06 Hamilton Leithauser @ The Hotel Cafe
5/13 Jerome LOL @ The Echo
5/18 London Grammar, Jaymes Young @ The Wiltern
5/19 Coldplay @ Royce Hall (UCLA)
5/23 Baths, Young Fathers, P. Morris @ The Observatory
5/24 The Intelligence, Protomartyr, LAMPS @ Bootleg
5/30 The Lovely Bad Things, GRMLN, Dustin and The Explosions @ The Smell
6/04 Kelis @ El Rey Theatre
6/06 Megafauna @ Los Globos
6/07 Pujol @ The Echo
6/08 Uh Huh Her @ Troubadour
6/10 Joseph Arthur @ Troubadour
6/14 Failure @ The Glass House
6/15 Mount Eerie, Bouquet @ The Church on York
6/18 Failure @ Mayan Theater
6/19 Failure @ Mayan Theater
6/21 Brother Ali, Murs, Talib Kweli, and more! @ The Observatory
6/22 Talib Kweli @ The Echo
6/22 Immortal Technique, Raekwon, Souls of Mischief, Zion I, and more! @ The Observatory
6/24 Spanish Gold (mems of My Morning Jacket, City and Colour, Brownout) @ Troubadour
6/27 Veruca Salt @ The Roxy
6/30 Ronnie Spector (Behind the Beehive) @ The Roxy
7/03 Reigning Sound @ The Church on York
7/08 Robert Francis @ The Observatory
7/13 Jurassic 5, Dilated Peoples, The Beat Junkies @ Santa Barbara Bowl
7/13 The Antlers, Yellow Ostrich @ Troubadour
7/14 Venetian Snares @ The Roxy
8/08 The Good Life @ The Observatory
8/30 Made In America Festival @ Grand Park
8/31 Made In America Festival @ Grand Park
9/05 Atmosphere, Prof, Dem Atlas @ Hollywood Palladium
9/11 Swans @ The Roxy
9/13 Passenger @ The Wiltern


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Festival Guide
April 18, 2014
Festival Guide
April 18, 2014

Celebrate Record Store Day with free in-stores and DJ sets!

April 15, 2014

This is a good song.

Band We Like
April 14, 2014

Written by Patrick McNamara

Bam. Buh-Buh-Buh-Bum. Bam. Buh-Boom-Bam.

Yeeoww! Plague Vendor is a super solid post-garage-punk band (sure why not) from Whittier, CA (home of the ghost of Tricky Dick and the exterior Hill Valley high school scenes in "Back to the Future" - yeah - I do #research for these things - I'm not just talking to myself on here - a music blobber prepares). This band is anguLAR and rocks the wailing SWAGger. And I’ll tell you this much, bub. If you go see Plague Vendor live, you’re gonna laugh your ass straight to the BANK (?).

Bam. Buh-Buh-Buh-Bam. Buh-Boom-Bam.

Named after a Mexican folktale called “The Pulque Vendor” (#research), these four dudes - Brandon sings! Luke drums! Michael plays bass! Jay’s got the guitar! - have been at it for a few years, playing the small dark places that would have them. However, things currently are on the up-up-and-away for these guys. Plague Vendor recently signed to the mighty Epitaph Records and are set to release their debut album, “Free To Eat.” You're going to want to listen to that. It's really good. And oh yeah. Plague Vendor will play the 2014 WARPED Tour. Which is weird. Because they don't suck.

Bam. Buh-Buh-Buh-Bum. Bam. Buh-Boom-Bam.

Below is a great song off that debut album. It's called "Black Sap Scriptures" and you need to stick with it. Wait for the Bam. Buh-Buh-Buh-Bum. Bam. Buh-Boom-Bams. And then wait some more for their return. Because the Bam. Buh-Buh-Buh-Bum. Bam. Buh-Boom-Bams pull everything together. You won’t regret it.

Bam. Buh-Buh-Buh-Bum. Bam. Buh-Boom-Bam.

(P.S. they also sound similar to Detachment Kit on just about every song on "Free To Eat" except this one - and for this muzik blobber - that's called #praise.)


Just Announced
April 11, 2014
Random Rockness
April 10, 2014

This show we did with Soundcheck on WNYC was so good. It was an hour long exercise in musical goodness. We know. We were there.

If you missed it, it's cool. You were busy living your life. But good news. You can watch the whole thing below at your leisure. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart + Parquet Courts play brand new songs off albums so good, they haven't even been released yet.

Stream this goodness. And do so merrily. For life is but a dream.


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