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Make Music Pasadena (Grouplove, Cults, Electric Guest) Review/Photos

June 19, 2012 The Audio Perv 0

Written by Ace Ubas, Photos by Marcello Ambriz

There really is nothing better than free festivals, especially Make Music Pasadena which has been going on for five years strong in the gorgeous city of Pasadena and has been growing vastly each time. Stages were located throughout the historic Old Town, while shutting down a portion of Colorado Boulevard. This year’s lineup featured bands that have been on the rise in the past year or so such as Electric Guest, Grouplove, …

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Cults 3/23 Glasshouse Pomona Review

March 25, 2012 drainu182 0

By Ace Ubas

Off the top of my head, no band has gotten so successful so fast in the past year and a half or so than Cults. Typically, for a band to reach a large amount of success and popularity, it would normally take a couple of years plus a few albums. But typical doesn’t define Cults. The Manhattan-based duo comprised of vocalist Madeline Follin and guitarist/vocalist Brian Oblivion released their self-titled debut album just last year …

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New Cults “You Know What I Mean” Video

February 9, 2012 drainu182 0

Today Cults will debut the long awaited video for their lovelorn track “You Know What I Mean” on NPR’s All Songs Considered

The songs “quiet/loud dynamic that ramps up the drama with every chorus” (Pitchfork) was released in early 2010 and has become the band’s crowd entrance point of no return. The video was directed by Isaiah Seret who also collaborated with the band for their controversial video for “Go Outside.” And if you look closely, you may recognize a …

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Cults Played 1/19 NYC Webster Hall Review

January 23, 2012 drainu182 0

By Michel Dussack

On Thursday night, local indie pop duo Cults played a headlining show to a packed to capacity crowd in the grand ballroom of Webster Hall. Seriously, just making it to the back of the crowd after photographing the first three songs is something that should’ve been met with a trophy that night, which was particularly surprising given that the band have only one album under their belt (one that clocks in at less than 34 minutes to …

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Delicate Steve Announces Tour Dates, Opening For Cults Tonight in NYC

January 19, 2012 drainu182 0

Delicate Steve continues to tour behind breakthrough 2011 album Wondervisions (Luaka Bop) as he finishes up work on his sophomore album, due out later this year. The New Jersey-based band just announced a number of shows around SXSW and will be joined by Janka Nabay and the Bubu Gang as direct support on most dates. Before then, he will play a couple of shows with Cults, including one tonight at New York’s Webster Hall.

Steve Marion is Delicate Steve. He …

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FYF Fest 2011: The Review

September 6, 2011 drainu182 1

FYF Fest took place this Saturday to Los Angeles State Historic Park. We sent our writer Ace Ubas and photographer Robert Vega out to cover it. Take a few minutes to read about the awesome festival that you missed (or relive it if you were there!)

Twin Sister (Raphael’s Stage: 12:30-1:00)

I began the festival with the Long Island-based quintet Twin Sister. With an acclaimed EP Color Your Life and an upcoming album entitled In Heaven, vocalist Andrea

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New Cults “Go Outside” Video

July 13, 2011 drainu182 2

Today Cults debut the official music video for their single “Go Outside.” Directed by Isaiah Seret (Raphael Saadiq, Devendra Banhart,) check out the clip now on

Cults self-titled, debut release was recently picked by the L.A. Times, NPR and Spin as their best album of the year so far. The N.Y. Times noted the bands ability to, “play a simple, entrancing and intuitive strain of indie rock indebted to clean-cut ’50s rock with flashes of ’60s haze,” when they …

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Reptar Announce Fall Tour with Foster The People and Cults, Also Playing Lollapalooza + Escape To NY

June 29, 2011 drainu182 0

Hailing from the greater Athens-Atlanta-Asheville area, Reptar has been playing music ever since recorded history, but playing shows as Reptar since December 2008. Since then, the fast rising fabulous four has created quite a sensation around the Southeast. It all started with their debut 7″ recorded with producer Ben Allen (Sean P. Diddy Combs, Gnarls Barkley, Animal Collective, and Matt & Kim) and released on Allen’s label Make Records Not Bombs: The 7″ features the debut tracks “Cannabis …