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SHOW REVIEW: Baths at the El Rey 6/28 (DJ RUTHIE P)

It’s been [almost] three weeks, but I still remember it like it was only yesterday… Like all good love stories, this one begins with a lost soul. Mine, to be more specific. But like the best of those stories, this one is actually about two lost souls. Two independent beings who are able to connect […]

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1 of 2 Concert Reviews: Daniel Avery!

Concert Review By John Ray As a large city Los Angeles has long had a thriving electronic music scene, but, as the waves of popularity have risen over the past three years, many have become disillusioned with the “kandi culture” (teenagers replete with wrist bands and neon) and looked for 21+ events and more underground […]

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2 of 2 Concert Reviews: Claude Vonstroke!

Concert Review Part Two By John Ray The next day I received a call from my friend Spec early in the afternoon asking me if I wanted to go to a secret Claude Vonstroke show that night. I, after some consternation, said of course and the confusion began. One of the many aspects of the […]

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#24 on the Charts on Sep. 24th

TODAYS THE DAY FOR #24! Which happens to be: Electric Guest with Their Album: MONDO. Released on Downtown/Across The Universe The album can be well described as a marketable melange of soulful falsetto indie pop rock. The tunes all croon easy listening lyrics. They are often bouncy and seem to be almost a parody of […]

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SONG SPOTLIGHT: “Little People (Black City)”

I hate it when songs that I like end too soon, so the fact that “Little People (Black City)” is my favorite track from Matthew Dear’s 2010 album Black City is extremely convenient. Clocking in at 9:21, the song takes you on a thorough tour through a pulsing futuristic cityscape, not ending a moment too […]

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