Music Minxes

Spotify Has Landed: Changing Your Music Listening Experience

On Thursday, July 21st, 2011
spotify It’s here minxes. It’s finally here! We’ve been waiting for what seems like ages for Spotify to be available in the U.S. and the exclusive invites are going out stateside now.  Spotify is a free computer application that, up until recently, was only available Europe. It’s going change everything you ever knew about listening to […] ...

Papercranes Flies High

On Tuesday, July 19th, 2011
papercranes What started as a small side “project” has quickly evolved into something much more substantial. Rain Phoenix, (yes sister to brother’s River & Joaquin), is the whimsical wonder behind the swoony soulful music of Papercranes. As an ongoing collaboration with fellow LA-based artists such as Dermot Mulroney, Flea of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Subrosa’s Andy Lord […] ...

Local Shows This Week

On Monday, July 18th, 2011
ecc 7/18/11 – School Night @ Bardot If you into emerging artists, Bardot is the place to be tonight. Hailing from Pennsylvania, Eastern Conference Champions’s (pictured) unique brand of psychedelic pop is sure to impress. Their sound is grounded in memorable songwriting and catchy hooks, led by Joshua Ostrander’s twangy vocals and supplemented by interludes of […] ...

Local Shows This Week

On Monday, July 11th, 2011
johnmaus 7/11/11 – School Night @ Bardot You could drop $25 to see Vanessa Carlton at Largo on Friday, or you could see her for free at Bardot tonight. Not a tough choice, is it? The singer-songwriter who helped bring back piano pop will be at this week’s School Night, along with openers Kye Kye and […] ...

Local Shows This Week

On Wednesday, July 6th, 2011
best_coast 7/6/11 – Mystery show @ Satellite Feeling lucky, minxes? This Wednesday, Satellite will be bringing in a “very special guest.” We have no idea who this mystery band might be, but it might be interesting if you’re willing to take a chance! Tickets 7/6/11 – The New Mastersounds @ Troubadour Caught in a perfect balance […] ...

Local Shows This Week

On Monday, June 27th, 2011
BlondeRedhead 6/26/11 – School Night @ Bardot You don’t want to miss tonight’s school night! R&B veteran Rickie Lee Jones will return to her native LA for an exclusive set, accompanied by local artist King and Pasadena indie-poppers Hazel. Adding a little soul to the usual chillwave flavor, King is definitely a band to look out […] ...

Hear This: The Head and the Heart

On Thursday, June 23rd, 2011
head and the heart Released digitally this year, The Head and the Heart’s self-titled debut was a hell of a way to kick off 2011. Not since Fleet Foxes’ debut has chamber folk been executed so effortlessly and effectively; tight vocal harmonies and roots folk influences formed the foundation for their sound, but refined pop songwriting and catchy melodies […] ...

The Pacific Festival: Orange County

On Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011
Steve_Aoki_Pacific What do Snoop Dog, Steve Akoi and Silverado, California have in common? Not much in a normal world. But in the music festival world, it equals one hell of a time. The Pacific Festival: OC, taking place August 13th is a relatively new music festival (this will be its 2nd year) that features a solid […] ...

Artist Spotlight: Cat’s Eyes

On Tuesday, June 21st, 2011
cat's eyes The Horrors arrived at the post-punk revival scene a little late. By the time their first album, Strange House, arrived in 2007, noisy garage punk had fallen out of fashion. Out was the energetic showmanship of The Strokes and The White Stripes; in was electro, dream pop, neo-psych, and the first few rumblings of chillwave. […] ...

Local Shows This Week

On Monday, June 20th, 2011
Black+Lips 6/20/11 – School Night @ Bardot Yup, it’s true. The boys at Bardot have put together yet another fantastic show. Tonight’s headliner is San Diego’s Lesands, a self-described “sun-soaked pop” band (but we’ll just call it chillwave). Post-pop artist NewVillager is also on the bill, along with Grammy-winning Mexican singer/songwriter Ximena Sariñana. RSVP for free […] ...