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Live Review: Tomahawk @ Mayan Theater 2/19

It’s been awhile since Tomahawk has played in Los Angeles, and you could tell it has been way too long by the jittery excitement filling the floor of the Mayan Theater on Wednesday night.  Retox tried their best to get the crowd into their fast paced antics as the opener, but everyone was there to see Tomahawk and the anticipation was becoming too much for fans.  With a steady 30 minutes of the same Native American war chant (think Atlanta Braves but darker) growing louder with every minute over the PA, the lights finally turned dark on stage as Mike Patton strolled out his experimental metal four piece for their first show in Los Angeles in over ten years. (more…)

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Markus Schulz announces 2013 Spring Bus Tour across America

There’s a reason why we call Markus Schulz the rockstar of the EDM scene, and there’s a reason why he was crowned “America’s Best DJ” by DJ Times for 2012-2013.  Markus Schulz is a rockstar!  To prove the point even further, Markus is going all rock n’ roll band on us and firing up a tour bus for a coast-to-coast 20 show run across the United States.  No flights, no international stops, and no breaks.  This is Markus taking on every part of America with a show that he is promising to be “the most incredible time you have inside a club in 2013.”  Check out the initial dates here! (more…)

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Rabbits Black Presents: Matthew J. Tow, Opus Orange, Strangers Family Band & Dead Meadow DJ Set @ O’Briens 2/22

Rabbits Black and Xemu Records are joining forces on February 22nd for a concert and party at O’Briens on Main St. in Santa Monica, and you are invited!  Matthew J. Tow and Strangers Family Band from Xemu Records will be performing along with their friends from Opus Orange.  Sounds fun right?  We got more!  This wouldn’t be a Xemu party without Dead Meadow.  They’ll be mixing it up during an exclusive DJ set all night.  It’s going to be an all-nighter, and in classic Rabbits Black style it’s going to be free.  Bring some friends and get down with Rabbits Black and Xemu on Friday the 22nd! (more…)

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Show Alert: Alain Johannes w/ IRONTOM, The Mighty Stef @ Dragonfly 2/26

Alain Johannes has been one busy man over the past year.  He’s been working with Queens of the Stone Age on their upcoming album, and has also been holed up in the studio with Brody Dalle working on a project that we hope will come to fruition this year as well.  Alain has also been playing with Dave Grohl’s Sound City Players- the supergroup that has been assembled by Grohl to support the release of his documentary Sound City about the famous Los Angeles recording studio.  We love seeing Alain play in his supergroups of the moment (Sound City Players, Them Crooked Vultures), but there’s something undeniably pleasing about seeing Alain perform solo.  You can see him in February at Dragonfly in Hollywood. (more…)

Show Alert: Ferry Corsten @ Exchange LA 2/15

2012 was the year that the EDM scene completely blew up in Los Angeles.  You would think that moving Electric Daisy Carnival to Las Vegas would put a significant dent in it, but instead it has helped it mature.  A few years ago, Los Angeles was building a huge festival scene for EDM artists, but the clubs were the ones suffering.  Finding decent 21 and up clubs in LA with the top talent in dance music was a difficult venture until 2012.  One of the venues that changed all of that last year was Exchange LA and their weekly Insomniac sponsored events.  While some venues have started to slow down this Spring on the EDM scene (where have you gone Greystone Manor?), Exchange keeps on going.  Bringing in Ferry Corsten for Awakening next Friday shows the world that Exchange takes their place in the Los Angeles EDM scene seriously.  We preview the best EDM show in LA this Spring here. (more…)

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Show Alert: Kinky @ Conga Room 1/31

You may not realize, but you’ve heard the electro-rock group Kinky before. Their tracks have appeared everywhere from the soundtracks of Man on Fire, Weeds and Dexter to the video games SSX3, FIFA 06 and Skeezy Golfer PGA Tour 08. Now the Latin Grammy nominees who have toured with the Flaming Lips, Cake, and Modest Mouse are bringing the dance party to the Conga Room at LA Live this Thursday, January 31st.


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Wavves announces Afraid Of Heights LP release date, new single, and tour dates

We got a ton of Wavves news for you today.  Their forthcoming new album Afraid Of Heights is scheduled for a March 26th release via Mom + Pop/Warner Bros.  We also have the album cover, track listing, and a stream of the new single “Demon To Lean On”.  Ya, that’s kind of a lot to digest!  Take it all in here with some new music and ticket links to the San Francisco and LA shows.  2013 is going to be a big year for Wavves, and this next album will dictate which way the band goes from here. (more…)

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A look back at the PATH Benefit with 8mm, The Sister Ruby Band, and Standing Shadows (DJ Set)

This past Saturday at the Dakota Lounge in Santa Monica, friends, family, fans and musicians got together to make a positive difference in their community.  The concert experience that brought some fans to the Dakota Lounge in Santa Monica, featured special performances from 8mm, The Sister Ruby Band, and Standing Shadows.  If you were there on Saturday, you were part of that palatable energy that flowed through the venue, and your contributions are making a difference in the community as you read this.  Check out the photos and take a look back at Rabbits Black Presents: 8mm, The Sister Ruby Band, & Standing Shadows – a concert experience to benefit PATH (People Assisting The Homeless). (more…)