Written by | December 31, 2014 0:09 | No Comments

a sumptuous symphonic band with layers of instrumentation and a cinematic approach to music. Their album is a lush orchestral affair, with poignant strings and Kristianne Bautista’s amazing and soulful voice. A must have. Essential tracks: ‘Forever Found’

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Written by | December 28, 2014 0:07 | No Comments

Nick Cave: I saw him twice this year, and it was totally spectacular because I even met him in person! First, at the Los Angeles premiere of his fake autobiographical movie, ‘20,000 days on Earth’ at the Egyptian theater on June 10th

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Written by | June 20, 2014 0:10 | No Comments

I just hope that this time I will be able to keep these videos on YouTube a little bit longer than last time: I filmed them at the Echoplex back in February, and the video got more than 40,000 views!! I got in trouble with YouTube for ‘TOS violation’ as YouTube probably noticed some unusual large activity on the account

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Written by | June 6, 2014 0:01 | No Comments

All By Myself – Dave Alvin And Phil Alvin- Old fashioned in the best sense, this Big Bill Broonzy song is the definition of country swing as blues pop tone; the brothers trade off lines very well even as they contradicts the words! – B+

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Written by | June 3, 2014 7:43 | No Comments

Miranda’s best album since Crazy Ex-Girlfriend isn’t EVEN that much better than any of her others or her work with Pistol Annies or God knows her husband Blake’s “Good Ol’ Boys”. This is as good as country gets in 2014, the only dog the Carrie Underwood duet on this otherwise a sublime collection of songs – ALBUM OF THE WEEK –

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Written by | June 3, 2014 0:10 | No Comments

For a first album, it is totally remarkable and unique, Kan Wakan have built a mysterious and magnificent sound and their musical approach matches the art cover of their album, it is a symphonic super-production, both colossal and Sisyphean.

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Written by | February 15, 2014 0:10 | No Comments

                                    Did you know that the latest addition to the electronic pop French band (and very successful) M83 had his own project? I arrived earlier at the Echoplex free show on Monday night, to see Jordan Lawlor of M83 start the night as the band J Laser, a duo with his drummer and brother Jamie. I am not sure people were aware of the fact that this super young guy has recently toured the arenas of the world as the guitarist, bassist and …

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