Show Alert: Accidental Tourist @ The Merc (Temecula) 10/18

On October 18th we have a real treat for all of you jazz fans out there! In Temecula at the Downtown Community theatre at 7:30pm, a brand new jazz trio called Accidental Tourist will be having a release concert for their recently released album, The L.A. Sessions. Headed by German pianist Markus Burger, the band also consists of rhythmic power players: Drummer Joe LaBarbera (best known for his works with Bill Evans & Tony Bennett) and bassist Bob Magnusson (best known for his works with Art Pepper & Bobby Shew).

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Show Alert: The Black Lips @ The Observatory 8/06

Since 2003 with their self-titled debut album, The Black Lips have been a band that has shown no signs of losing any energy or gusto, which is impressive for a band that has been around for almost a century. This is why I am very excited to say that they are coming to the great and powerful OC to play a show at the reinvigorated Observatory in Santa Ana!

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First Look: Crocodiles – Endless Flowers

“Relish in the panty dropping sounds,” says San Diego’s Crocodiles in their teaser video for their upcoming album Endless Flowers.  The quote perfectly describes the rawness of this band’s sound in the previous two albums, Summer of Hate and Sleep Forever, and Endless Flowers will most certainly run along side that.   Check out the teaser here. (more…)