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Ticket Giveaway: West Coast Fest featuring E-40, Too $hort, Warren G & DJ Quik

Hocus pocus, skiggedy skay, it’s E-40!  With that one sentence you already know if this contest is for you or not.  If you are about it, then we are about getting you in!  The best from the Bay are getting together next Thursday for a full lineup of function music including E-40 and Too $hort, but it’s not happening in San Francisco, it’s in LA.  Joining two of hip-hop’s most iconic artists of all-time will be Warren G, DJ Quik, and a handful of others ranging from Mack 10 to Baby Bash.  As a San Francisco and Los Angeles based music community, we couldn’t pass up the chance to send some lucky readers to this show at Club Nokia.  Enter after the jump! (more…)

Markus Schulz and Ferry Corsten launch the DJ duo New World Punx

Markus Schulz and Ferry Corsten have finally made it official- they are teaming up to create the on-stage persona New World Punx.  The past few years have seen more than a few special engagement opportunities with the Netherland’s superstar Ferry Corsten and the pride and joy of the U.S. scene Markus Schulz teaming up.  We covered their set together at Tao Beach last EDC weekend that ended up being better than any of the sets that actually occurred on the festival grounds.  There have also been collaborations between the two, culminating with the explosive reboot of “Loops & Tings” that has been crushing dance floors around the world for the past year.  New World Punx seemed like an inevitable result, and we couldn’t be happier to finally announce it officially!  Tour dates and tracks after the jump! (more…)

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Watch Trent Reznor, Josh Homme & Dave Grohl perform “Mantra” from the Sound City soundtrack

Sound City is bringing all sorts of awesome stuff our way.  Today we get a studio recorded video of Trent, Josh and Dave recoding “Mantra” from the Sound City soundtrack.  The over 7 minute track from the soundtrack to Dave Grohl’s directorial debut documentary Sound City is one of eleven original tracks that were recorded.  It’s a head bobbing good time in the studio with these three.  Check it out here. (more…)

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Rabbits Black New Artist Spotlight: Gold Star

Marlon Rabenreither of The Sister Ruby Band has been keeping himself busy.  The Sister Ruby Band continues to tour across Los Angeles with regularity- they performed a unforgettable set at Rabbits Black’s latest concert experience in January with 8mm.  But it’s a new project from frontman Marlon Rabenreither that is getting our attention today.  Gold Star is Rabenreither’s “foray into retrospective melancholy looks through the prism of acoustic American music with an unapologetic vulnerability and an eye towards loss and heartbreak”.  Think The Sister Ruby Band acoustic, tone down the feedback, and turn up the Americana.  We have everything Gold Star today- a free download of the single “Heaven Can’t Wait”, the music video for “Back To Me”, and tour dates. (more…)

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Ticket Giveaway: Black Lips @ El Rey Theatre 3/21

Black Lips, fun party.  That’s how it goes for a Black Lips live show.  The Atlanta “flower punk” band brings their antics to the El Rey Theatre on March 21st.  It’s been tow years since their last album, Arabia Mountain, but that doesn’t me they are not in party mode.  They are bringing along Beach Party and Night Beats for this show, so it’s a full lineup of joy.  Rabbits Black has a pair of tickets to giveaway to a lucky fan who fits the part.  Take a friend, grab a few drinks, and enjoy the show- watch out for flying objects and bodily fluids. (more…)

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Ticket Giveaway: MUSINK Music Festival & Tattoo Convention @ OC Fairgrounds 3/8-10

Pennywise, Bad Religion, The Vandals, Reverend Horton Heat, Lucero, Lagwagon… that’s just half of it!  MUSINK brings together some of the legends of So-Cal punk and rounds it out with a solid line-up of rockabilly from around the country.  They’re all coming to Orange County next weekend for the MUSINK music festival and tattoo convention.  If soaking up the sun in the OC with tatted-out punk rockers is your type of thing, then MUSINK is your place to be.  We’re giving away a pair of GA Weekend Passes that gets you and a friend in every day of the festival.  Enter here! (more…)

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Robert Been joins The Call for a special two show reunion

The Call are getting back together for a special two show performance in April of this year.  The band is bringing Black Rebel Motorcycle Club’s Robert Been on board for this special engagement.  Robert’s father, Michael Been, was a founding member of the band as their vocalist and bassist.  Robert will be honoring his father during this special two show run by performing on bass and vocals as well.  The Santa Cruz band disbanded in 1990, but Robert has been active in reviving the band since his father died in 2010.  Shows are scheduled in April at Slim’s in San Francisco and The Troubadour in West Hollywood.  Information on how to buy tickets for this very special event are available here. (more…)

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Show Alert: How to destroy angels_ @ Fox Theater (Pomona) 4/10 & Regency Ballroom (San Francisco) 4/18

Fans of How to destroy angels_ have been preparing for their live debut at Coachella 2013 for over a month now.  Looks like Coachella Weekend 1 warriors won’t be able to stake a claim to that fame anymore.  According to Goldenvoice’s April Southern California calendar, How to destroy angels_ will be debuting on April 10 at the Fox Theater in Pomona.  Get all of the info on that show and also the San Francisco show at the Regency Ballroom on April 18th. (more…)