Little Boots, Dragonette, and Class Actress offer redemption, sparkle in LA

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Little time has passed since we last saw Little Boots stateside, and with good reason. Since her last gig, her debut album Hands was officially released alongside a teaser EP, and Boots easily became one of the most hyped artists of the last year. In promotion of the album, she’s embarked on a tour with Canadian sweethearts Dragonette ...

Weekend Anthem: Euro Girls Collabomania

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It’s always fun to hear a familiar voice backed by unfamiliar sounds. From the surprisingly fitting like Yo Majesty and Basement Jaxx, to the plain unsettling, like Karin Dreijer Andersson and Royksopp, it’s always a treat for us music nerds. This weekend is a battle of the collaborations. First up is “Cooler Couleur,” the latest from the upcoming Crookers album, Tons ...

Weekend Anthem: Hidden Chaos

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We’re so spoiled here in Southern California. We get our summer in February, and whine when we have to compromise with anything but sunshine. However, don’t those east coast bilzzards get you down. Put on your best coat, grab a coffee from that cafe you’ve been meaning to check out, or, if you so choose, stay home and catch ...

Weekend Anthem: Space vs. Circus

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Falling in love can be such an enriching, exciting experience: meeting someone new (and hopefully good-looking!), the thrills of going out, cute dates, etc….or it can be a messy balancing act of feelings, hurt, and confusion. In celebration of Valentine’s day, we have two new contenders for your Weekend Anthem. The first is Goldfrapp’s latest, ...

Lady Gaga lets her ball drop live in LA

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Ah yes, it seems like only yesterday when Lady Gaga was making appearances at Tiger Heat and performing in Ikea parking lots in San Diego. It really has only been a year since her first album, The Fame, dropped, and she’s already selling out arenas across the nation. Her tour made its last Southern California stop at the Nokia ...

Röyksopp goes high energy on tour kick-off in LA

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Returning to Los Angeles after a four year absence, Röyksopp kicked off their North American tour last night at Club Nokia. The tour is in promotion of their latest release, Junior, but the hour-and-a-half long setlist promises a healthy selection of their catalogue and of course, a few surprises in between. Simply put, Royksopp was amazing. ...

Brazilian Girls keep it low-key at LA gig

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New York quartet Brazilian Girls took it upon themselves to play a very) low-key spot at the Avalon in Hollywood Monday night. The gig was their first in Los Angeles in over a year, and one of the first warm-up gigs since lead singer Sabina Sciubba’s pregnancy. The event, sponsored by KCRW, was not promoted ...

Ladyhawke, Semi-Precious Weapons, Julian Perretta, and NPSH kick it at some blogger’s party with a non-surprise set from The Gossip

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As unlikable as he may be, Perez Hilton does have a decent taste in music. His tour made its final stop in Hollywood Saturday night, bringing the party, and a handful of surprises, to Avalon. The tour, cleverly named the “Perez Hilton Tour,” was curated, organized, and promoted (extensively) by the internet diva himself. New Zealand native Ladyhawke filled ...