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Another Boy/Girl Indie Duo? Big Deal!

On Wednesday, January 25th, 2012
bigdeal If you’re one of the few who heard Big Deal’s debut 7″, Homework, you know why we Minxes are excited about this up-and-coming duo. With Homework, KC Underwood and Alice Costelloe brought out the best of boy/girl indie folk: heartfelt songs of longing and loss backed by interlocking acoustic guitar work. Listen to some of their […] ...

FEATURE: Fashion + Art + Music

On Thursday, December 1st, 2011
the mowglis What’s up, party animals! Need any motivation to come hang out with us tonight at Room 86? Of course you don’t! But here’s some, anyway: local indie-folksters The Mowgli’s will be on the scene. For those of you who aren’t acquainted, The Mowgli’s play a lovely blend of indie-tinged country and folk. The homegrown septet […] ...

Local Shows This Week

On Monday, October 24th, 2011
kingsofconvenience 10/24/11 – School Night @ Bardot Head to Bardot tonight for two delicious flavors of synthpop: the thumping house beats of Clubfeet, and the more atmospheric sound of Yuna. And just to keep you on your toes, they’ll close the night out with Bleeding Knees Club, an IAMSOUND rising star with a frenetic brand of […] ...

Local Shows This Week

On Monday, October 17th, 2011
foster-the-people 10/17/11 – School Night @ Bardot Tonight’s free show will feature indie folksters Meiko and El May, rounded out with DJ sets by Gotye and Maydoubt. RSVP for free entry. 10/18/11 – Foster the People @ The Wiltern If you missed Foster the People last week, the chillwave trio will be playing one more show […] ...


Fool’s Gold: Indie Rock for the Rest of Us

On Tuesday, October 11th, 2011
Fools_Gold I love Pavement. Really, I do. But twenty years after Slanted & Enchanted, you start to wonder when the endless stream of Pavement-influenced rock bands will stop. It’s not necessarily a bad trend, but I think we can all agree that it’s getting a bit old, yes? At least, that seems to be what Fool’s […] ...

Local Shows This Week

On Monday, October 10th, 2011
FosterThePeople 10/10/11 – School Night @ Bardot If you haven’t gotten around to listening to Chico Mann’s Afro-Cuban electro, let tonight be your introduction. The New York City native will take the stage at tonight’s School Night, along with the slow and sweet folk of The Silent Comedy, and Guineafowl’s dramatic synthpop. Get on that guest […] ...

Local Shows This Week

On Tuesday, October 4th, 2011
Peter_Bjorn_and_John-MINX 10/4/11 – Peter Bjorn & John @ Echo PB&J are back in LA again! The Swedish trio will bring their infectious indie rock to Echo on Tuesday, but if you can’t catch ‘em then, be sure to swing by the El Rey on Wednesday. Tickets (Echo) Tickets (El Rey) 10/5/11 – The Low Anthem w/ […] ...

Local Shows This Week

On Tuesday, September 27th, 2011
DUM_DUM_GIRLS 9/28/11 – Justin Townes Earle w/ Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit @ The Music Box Like his father Steve, Justin Townes Earle comes from the acoustic folk side of country music. However, Justin differs from the outlaw country of the ’70s by embracing a more contemporary sound with poppy, accessible arrangements. There’s something for […] ...

Local Shows This Week

On Tuesday, September 20th, 2011
Splendour Studio 9/20/11 – Low w/ Bachelorette @ El Rey While 2011’s C’mon was a bit more warm and lush than previous outings, Low is definitely still Low: slowcore at its slowest, quietest, and most understated. There’s something special in this stark minimalism, though, that’s impossible to explain yet easy to recognize. Alan and Mimi Sparhawk certainly […] ...