ALESSIA CARA MAKES HER LOS ANGELES DEBUT @ THE TROUBADOUR

Canadian Alessia Cara made her highly anticipated Los Angeles debut at The Troubadour. Signed to Def Jam records based on her Soundcloud page that included covers of Lorde, The Neighbourhood, Sam Smith and Justin Bieber, this show marked Alessia's first headlining gig.

PINS ANNOUNCE U.S. SUMMER TOUR

Ahead of their June 9th release of their upcoming album Wild Nights, UK's PINS have released their new single "Young Girls." Also, they just announced their U.S. summer toiur which kicks off June 13rh in New York.

ZELLA DAY @ THE TROUBADOUR

Zella Day has released her debut album Kicker and she celebrated with a sold out show at LA's famed Troubadour last week.

MAKE MUSIC PASADENA SHINES IN ITS 8TH YEAR

Last Saturday, over 150 bands made their journey to downtown Pasadena to take part in Make Music Pasadena (MMP), billed as the largest free, all-day music festival on the West Coast.

WINTER @ THE ECHO

Winter's new album Supreme Blue Dream is the ideal soundtrack to your summer..

Saturday, December 27, 2008

NEW YEARS EVE SHOW


Tuesday, December 23, 2008

NEW YEARS EVE SHOW - Pity Party and Happy Hollows

Check out TIME OUT LONDON giving some lovin' from across the pond to L.A.'s own Pity Party!





And you can catch The Pity Party, along with The Happy Hollows and The Henry Clay People, when Indie 103.1 presents Club NME: NEW YEARS EVE at SPACELAND! It's $10 at the door and begins at 8:30. What a way to close out the year and start 2009!


Pity Party (pic by Timothy Norris) and The Happy Hollows (photo by Simon Cardoza) play New Years Eve at Spaceland with Henry Clay People.

Monday, December 22, 2008

MEIKO is WAAAY COOL.


On iTunes NOW! Click here Meiko - Meiko to purchase album.

I just read a cool write-up on Los Angeles-based artist Meiko at NIKKEI VIEW: The Asian American Blog.

Here's an excerpt from Nikkei View:

Meiko, a one-quarter Japanese American, or “quapa,” from Georgia by way of Los Angeles, is at the vanguard of the new folk music. At least, that’s the category where you’ll find her on iTunes. She strums and picks an acoustic guitar, so she fits the folksinger/troubadour image.

But her music isn’t based on the traditional “folk” music of the 1960s folk boom. Meiko’s the latest in a long line of singer-songwriters who came out of that earlier folk boom. Starting with the likes of Bob Dylan, and peers and disciples from Tom Rush and Eric Andersen to Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell and Jackson Browne, singer-songwriters have skirted the edges of the rock-pop mainstream, playing their own music instead of traditional songs, with acoustic instruments as their foundation.
(you can read the rest of the article HERE.)

Meiko plays the Hotel Cafe January 15th. I'll definitely be there! Below is her video for "Boys with Girls."


Monday, December 15, 2008

THE MUFFS PLAY 1ST L.A. SHOW IN OVER 2 YEARS!

2009 is going to start off with a BANG!!


The Muffs

The Muffs plan to play Spaceland in Silverlake January 16 where they are expected to perform new songs as well as old favorites.

Advanced tiks are $10 and $12 the day of the show. Get these quick! Go to www.ticketweb.com

Until then here's a video for, "Really Really Happy."

Friday, December 12, 2008

PITY PARTY & HAPPY HOLLOWS

THIS SATURDAY @ ECHOPLEX!!!!
The Christmas Sweater Festival

Get your ass outta bed for this one people! Pay what you can at the door. Entry fee starts at $5. Proceeds go to charity. Oh...and wear your special holiday sweater.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

DOLLYROTS NEWS!

Currently The Dollyrots are working on a BUNCH of new songs in hopes of a spring release. (YEE-AAHH!) AAAAAND...they will be releasing a Christmas song just in time for the holidays. I CAN'T WAIT. But until then, I need a Dollyrots fix. Here's the vid for "A Brand New Key." Enjoy!