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EVENT PREVIEW: Benefit for Kara Engel

Kara Engle Benefit Concert

Some of KSPC’s favorite local and LA based bands are getting together next Thursday, February 17 at the Hip Kitty in Claremont for a very special event, a benefit for Kara Engel.

While we can’t imagine a more awesome (and fun!) lineup to hit the Hip Kitty stage (SAVAGE REPUBLIC, DESPERATION SQUAD, DUDE MIRROR, WCKR SPGT AND SAM MCPHEETERS!), your $20 admission will also go to a very important cause (from the Facebook event page): “As some of you may know, our dear friend Kara Engel has been battling breast cancer and her talented friends want to bring us all together to help her and her family with the financial burden and to show our love and support for Kara. As cancer has affected us, our friends and our family in one way or another, we all know how important these events are. Our support and… coming together will mean so much to Kara and her family.”

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KSPC Presents: Dirt Dress At The Press Restaurant Tonight!

Tonight, LA band Dirt Dress will headline the second night of the KSPC Residency at The Press Restuarant†!

In the fall, Americana DJ Karen discovered their unique sound through a show at The Smell, read more about it below!


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[Raymond (drums), Jose (bass, rhythm guitar), and Noah (vox, lead guitar) energetically coax the audience to dance while they wear aprons?] I got my first taste of this promising band when I decided to venture out of Lame Town Suburbia, CA. Occupants: Me and my friend Sandra. We decided to hit up The Smell after I had looked at this past Friday’s line up. I browsed the various myspaces of the bands that were to play instead of practicing guitar and learning to read music. Why do musicians make it look so simple to just jam out? Anyway, after finding a sweet parking spot near the almost hidden shady alley we walked in hoping we had not missed the few bands I was excited to see, which we had not. To my slight disappointment most of the bands were self-fulfilling prophecies in the sense that they sounded a lot better in their recorded material as opposed to a live setting. I found this odd in this group of bands because many had implied that they adhered to the DIY garage school of theology, making The Smell the perfect place to showcase their music. *Buzzer* Wrong answer. Do not pass go, do not collect $200. °A los leones! (See the sabado gigante chacal here if you feel so inclined to.)

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Cobalt Cranes Rocked It Last Night On Frantix Jubilee

Well hello hello humanoids! DJ Flesh Sweat here with my first official KSPC Blog ever!!! I have chills running down my spine with excitement. Why you ask? Because last night I had one of the best groups in all of L.A. live in our studios! The hell you say DJ Flesh Sweat? Cypress Hill was in the studio passing out hippie lettuce to you and your friends?! No! Im not talking about that band! What I am talking about is The Cobalt Cranes

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