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Los Campesinos!: Sick Scenes

by Ryan Reed on April 26, 2017
Let’s start at the end, literally: “What if this is how we die?” Los Campesinos! gleefully chime on new album closer “Hung Empty,” counteracting that morbid curiosity with a peppy...
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The Feelies: In Between

by Jeff Tamarkin on April 25, 2017
The Feelies have always been mercurial; it’s hard to get a solid feel for them, if you will. In their original incarnation, from 1976-92, they virtually invented the lo-fi, indie chill-rock that...
SHOW REVIEW

Anders Osborne at Teragram Ballroom

April 24, 2017
photo credit: Jim BrockIn a shift from the Troubadour, a venue at which he’s made his last three appearances in Los Angeles, to downtown L.A.’s Teragram Ballroom, Anders Osborne returned to...
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Cold War Kids: L.A. Divine

by Justin Jacobs on April 24, 2017
The best Cold War Kids songs exist on the thrilling verge of collapse—bashed-out rhythms, somersaulting guitars and Nathan Willett’s wild, swinging vocals dive-bombing through theatrical...
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Ray Davies: Americana

by Justin Jacobs on April 21, 2017
It’s been almost a decade since Ray Davies introduced a new set of songs to the world, but he’s hardly been slacking. After 2007’s Working Man’s Café, he assembled the fun (if...
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The Octopus Project: Memory Mirror

by J. Poet on April 20, 2017
Austin’s Octopus Project continues to demolish our expectations of what a rock band can be. Fractured dance rhythms, post-rock clatter, mysterious theremin stabs, jazzy cocktail-lounge ambience...
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Father John Misty: Pure Comedy

by Justin Jacobs on April 19, 2017
Since 2012, Father John Misty has been indie rock’s most fascinating enigma. When Ryan Adams grew out of his bratty and brilliant persona, Misty (or Joshua Tillman) picked up the torch—he’s...
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The Sadies: Northern Passages

by Jesse Jarnow on April 18, 2017
The veteran Canadian quartet The Sadies stay positively and lovingly on-brand on their 10th album, Northern Passages, brimming with doom-filled twang, spaghetti-western flourishes, brotherly...
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Tinariwen: Elwan

by Emily Zemler on April 17, 2017
Tinariwen exists as proof that the feeling of music transcends all borders and political boundaries. The group, which hails from an area in the Saharan mountain range between Northeastern Mali and...
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Pegi Young & The Survivors: Raw

by Lee Zimmerman on April 14, 2017
Pegi Young’s never had an easy time of it. Though a talented artist in her own right, she was often regarded as a satellite that circled the orbit of her ex, Neil Young. Still, after...

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