Wolf Alice Live at the Hawthorne Theater
Aug15

Wolf Alice Live at the Hawthorne Theater

Wolf Alice By Eric Evans 50 years and three weeks ago Dylan went electric, a sonic transition from folk to rock met with astonishment and horror. You’d think half a century would be enough time to make such a change less noteworthy but there it is, cited in near every story about Wolf Alice—the UK’s hottest new thing, one of a mere handful of bands to come out of Glastonbury 2015 with major buzz. The band’s co-founders, guitarist Joff...

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Vundabar
Aug13

Vundabar

Vundabar By Harrison Giza There is music in this world that simply rocks. A certain glisten emerges after a first listen, a warm tranquility that tingles in your soul and whispers, “good god that was terrific, I need more! MORE I SAY!” Vundabar are a band that captures that feeling completely, dips it in sugar, and unleashes it on the public. Their sound is a mix of bop-and-jive independence, with parallelizing...

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“Oohweeoohweeoohh!” Cayucas Bring Cali Vibes to a Decidedly Un-chill Town
Aug11

“Oohweeoohweeoohh!” Cayucas Bring Cali Vibes to a Decidedly Un-chill Town

Cayucas-August 3rd-Rock N Roll Hotel By Jon Hersh It’s hard not to think of Cayucas without immediately conjuring their exclamations: “Ehhhh! Ehhhh! Ehhhh!” they sing in “High School Lover”, “Ooohhhwaaa aahhh aahhh” someone far away bellows in “Dancing in the Blue Lagoon”, and the aforementioned “Ohhhweeeoohhh!” which arrives scattered throughout most of their first...

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Momentary Masters
Aug07

Momentary Masters

Momentary Masters By Denise Beltran While it seems like we won’t be receiving any new material from The Strokes soon, we sure have been receiving some great music from rhythm guitarist Albert Hammond, Jr. “Momentary Masters” is Hammond Jr’s third studio album that was released on July 31. The first single to be released, “Born Slippery” is very reminiscent of his earlier work in “Como Te Llama”. “Power Hungry” another track on...

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Ratatat returns with aptly titled ‘Magnifique’
Aug04

Ratatat returns with aptly titled ‘Magnifique’

By Gia Vescovi-Chiordi Ratatat is a Brooklyn-based instrumental electronica duo that consists of producer Evan Mast (E*Vast) and Mike Stroud (Mike Stroud), who met in college, began a partnership in 2001 called Cherry which fine tuned itself into what is now Ratatat, and wielded crisply distorted guitar riffs so acutely they may have brought a tear to Brian May’s eye. They’ve partnered with a slew of notable acts, (I...

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