Friday, July 23, 2010


Temper Trap - "Love Lost" from The MySpace Transmissio

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The Temper Trap found a little time to do a session for Myspace. Check out their session/interview recorded live at The Village in Santa Monica


Celebrities, musicians and artists everywhere are speaking out on the dangers of nuclear weapons. Our goal is simple: we demand zero.

Watch OK Go and Rise Against discussing why the world would be better without nuclear weapons in these exclusive videos shot backstage at this year's Bonnaroo Music Festival.

Ok Go PSA from TakePart on Vimeo.

Thursday, July 22, 2010


Metric was on the Tonight Show last night performing their song from the BLOCKBUSTER movie, ECLIPSE.

If you haven't heard the soundtrack yet, pick it up!! It's pretty awesome!


Watch the full concert at

Local Natives are back in L.A. after a stop at the Pitchfork Festival in Chicago this past weekend. The boys have a few weeks off before they are back at it in August for a few more dates & in September with another set of dates just added.

You can now watch their performance at the world famous Bowery Ballroom in NY. Check it out!

Tour Dates

9/17 - Henry Fonda Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
9/19 - Belly Up Tavern - Solana Beach, CA
9/20 - SOHO Music Club - Santa Barbara, CA
9/22 - Fillmore - San Francisco, CA
9/24 - Showbox at the Market - Seattle, WA
9/25 - Wonder Ballroom - Portland, OR
9/28 - Fox Theatre - Boulder, CO
9/30 - The Waiting Room - Omaha, NB
10/1 - First Avenue - Minneapolis, MN
10/2 - Metro - Chicago, IL
10/3 - The Blue Note - Columbia, MO
10/5 - Academy of Contemporary Music - Oklahoma City, OK
10/6 - House of Blues - Dallas, TX
10/7 - House of Blues - Houston, TX
10/9 - Austin City Limits - Austin, TX
10/11 - Tulane University LBC Quad - New Orleans, LA
10/13 - Work Play Soundstage - Birmingham, AL
10/14 - Cannery Ballroom - Nashville, TN
10/15 - The Masquerade-Heaven Stage - Atlanta, GA
10/16 - Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall - Asheville, NC
10/19 - Mod Club - Toronto, ON
10/20 - La Tulipe - Montreal, QB
10/23 - Paradise Rock Club - Boston, MA
10/27 - Trocadero - Philadelphia, PA
10/28 - Nightclub 9:30 - Washington, DC


Highland Park, CA's mysterious pop outfit Fol Chen just unveiled the video for their latest single "The Holograms", a clever song of forgotten names and words which bounces along on one of their new album's catchiest melodies. The video was directed by Keith Musil (who directed Rainbow Arabia's "Omar K" and some of the craziest Skittles commercials you'll ever see). Conceptually, the video is based on a "Stepford Wives" wasteland scenario and stars Isabelle Albuquerque of Hecubaplaying most of the cast herself. 

The band just announced their residency at the Echo in LA for the month of August, stayed tuned for updates who the special guests will be. Fol Chen will also be on the East Coast for a handful dates with the rising glo-fi/future beatmaker Baths. For a taste of their awesomness live look no further than this KEXP session just recorded HERE.

08/02 Los Angeles, CA The Echo
08/03 New York, NY Mercury Lounge *
08/04 Brooklyn, NY Union Pool *
08/05 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda's *
08/16 Los Angeles, CA The Echo
08/23 Los Angeles, CA The Echo
08/30 Los Angeles, CA The Echo

* = w/ Baths

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


The Ice Cream Man hit Chicago's Pitchfork Festival last week. Check out the latest teaser...more to come soon!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


The lovely and talented Robyn stopped by David Letterman to peform her single, "Dancing On My Own."

She's gotta busy schedule ahead of her. Friday, she kicks of her tour with Kelis in Los Angeles at the Music Box. She also has a few special peformances around town, including: a club performance in Hollywood, Amoeba Records and maybe another extra special tour kick-off performance the same day. We will be watching!


The Hundred in the Hands will be joining my favorite Aussie band, The Temper Trap when they hit the road for some upcoming U.S. dates.  THIS IS HUGE! 

Still riding high on their hugely successful sets at this year's Coachella and Bonnaroo, Australia's The Temper Trap are coming to the US for Lollapalooza, the Outside Lands festival, Austin City Limits and a full headlining tour.

The Aussie rockers will be circling the complete US as well as a few dates in Canada and will be joined on select dates with Delphic and The Hundred Hands.

Tour Dates:

4 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
6 - Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
8 - Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
10 - Denver, CO @ Ogden Theater
11 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
13 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox
14 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
15 - San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands Festival

26 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero*
29 - Boston, MA @ House of Blues*
30 - Montclair, NJ @ The Wellmont*

1 - New York, NY @ Terminal 5*
2 - Montreal, QUE @ Le National*
3 - Ottawa, ONT @ Capital Music Hall*
5 - Toronto, ONT @ The Phoenix*
9 - Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits
11 - Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews*
13 - Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall*
14 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue*
16 - Mexico City, MEX @ Corona Capital Festival
22 - Pomona, CA @ The Fox*
23 - Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia*

*with Delphic and The Hundred in The Hands


The New Pornographers were live in the KCRW studios for Morning Becomes Eclectic yesterday. They also played the Fonda in Hollywood yesterday and play it again tonight. If you didn't make it to the show, at least you can watch them on MBE.

Monday, July 19, 2010


Levi Johnston's Blues by BenFolds

Happy Monday, Folks! I hope you all had an amazing weekend. It was a hot one here in Southern California, making it incredibly difficult to leave my cool house, but I managed to get out and do some fun things and stay cool in the process.

Now it's Monday and I have the blues...check out this little ditty from Ben Folds + Nick Hornby.  It's called "Levi Johnston's Blues."  It's amazing!!

Lonely Avenue, a collaboration between two eminent artists—American singer-songwriter Ben Folds and English novelist Nick Hornby—will be released September 28 on Nonesuch Records.

“Lonely Avenue has its own voice, which comes from some place between the two of us,” says author, Oscar-nominated screenwriter, and now lyricist Nick Hornby of his collaboration with singer-songwriter Ben Folds. Echoes Folds, “I felt like I’d found something rare on eBay or something. Nick should have done it before but it’s his first big effort and I feel like I really scored here.”

In their respective media, Folds and Hornby have eloquently illustrated the power that a humble pop song can wield to assuage loneliness or accentuate longing, to offer a pat on the back or a shoulder to cry on. Hornby—who has garnered a devoted following and consistent critical acclaim for such alternately hilarious and heartbreaking music-themed novels as High Fidelity, About a Boy and the more recent Juliet, Naked—sent over sheets of lyrics to Folds from London. The agile Folds—who first gained notice with the success of his guitar-less power pop trio, The Ben Folds Five, at the height of the grunge era—then set Hornby’s words to music at the Nashville studio he’s worked in for the last ten years, a venerable old orchestral room once owned by RCA.