Archive | April, 2009

Claire Cronin at Rhino Records

If you didn’t catch the in-store performance by Claire Cronin this past Sunday afternoon at Rhino Records, you missed out! There is still hope for you: we will be playing excerpts of her performance soon on KSPC, and she’s also got more live dates posted on her Myspace. Stay tuned for more info…

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The Ever So Talked (Blogged) About Wavves -04.16.09 Show Review

Mandy’s Performance Quality Scale- C+ I have seen many shows during my two years at the Claremont Colleges. There have been highs and lows in terms of performance and band personality, and after many months I have created a Performance Quality Scale in my mind. Ponytail at The Smell on 10/10/08 being at the high […]

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REVIEW: Starfucker – Jupiter (Badman)

Jupiter is Starfucker‘s second album, a mini-LP (or mega-EP) full of smooth, playful, dancy electropop with new wave vibes. Their first album was similar in many ways, but for this album they’ve apparently added a fourth member and given their sound an extra coat of glossy production. This allows them to incorporate playful parts into […]

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REVIEW: Bipolar Bear/Talbot Tagora – Abstract Distractions 10″ (OlFactory)

On the front side, spinning five tracks wide, BIPOLAR BEAR, LA’s own fuzzy punks. On the flip, spinning four tracks deep (and into your eardrums they seep) Seattle’s psychedelic marching miscreants, Talbot Tagora.  Bipolar Bear has once again birthed some beautiful cubs, all slightly brit-tinged, but all taking on a rocking role of their own. […]

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REVIEW: King Khan and the Shrines – What Is?! (Vice)

King Khan and the Shrines more or less started when King Khan (on tour with former band The Spaceshits) toured through Germany and ended up settling down there. This album was the King Khan and the Shrines’ debut on Hazelwood Records, and is now getting the re-release treatment on Vice. This is 60s-style soul-infused garage-rock […]

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