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Wye Oak 2/23 Troubadour Los Angeles Review

February 27, 2012 drainu182 0

By Ace Ubas

Since the release of their critically acclaimed album entitled Civilian early last year, Baltimore’s Wye Oak has been riding a nice wave of success, finding a niche in the indie music scene. For most of 2011, they headed up their own tour, made their rounds in the festival circuit, and opened for notable acts such as The National, The Decemberists, Cold War Kids, Okkervil River, and Explosions in the Sky. Vocalist Jenn Wasner even found the time …

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Outside Lands Festival 2011 Day 3 Review

August 21, 2011 drainu182 0

For our final day of Outside Lands Festival coverage, our writer Ace Ubas covered ten artists (his buddy Carlos covered the Decemberists) and our photographer Marcello Ambriz shot ten artists as well! We hope that you’ve enjoyed our coverage for this year’s Outside Lands Festival (thanks to Big Hassle Media for getting us in!)

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Explosions In The Sky Unveil First Ever Music Video “Last Known Surroundings”

June 27, 2011 drainu182 0

Explosions In The Sky has unveiled the first official music video of the band’s 12-year career. The animated clip for “Last Known Surroundings” from the band’s new album Take Care, Take Care, Take Care was recently premiered at Wired.com who called it “a Space-Tripping wonder… like a celestial love child of the original Tron, 2001: A Space Odyssey and Japanese Art.”

Months in the making, “Last Known Surroundings” directed by Ptarmak, a design studio based in Explosions’ native Austin who …

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The National Announce September U.S. Tour Dates

June 7, 2011 drainu182 0

The National are pleased to announce select September U.S. Tour Dates on the East Coast! Tour stops include storied venues such as Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD, The Academy Of Music in Philadelphia, and the Bank of America Pavilion in Boston. They are honored to have Yo La Tengo and Wye Oak join them as support for these shows.

Following the east coast shows, they’ll rush off to Los Angeles to play the Hollywood Bowl on September 11th, supported …

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Lollapalooza 2011 Lineup Announced

April 26, 2011 drainu182 0

If you happen to be an insomniac like us, you probably caught this already. If you slept (you lucky bastards), here’s the full 2011 Lollapalooza lineup. As always, lineup is subject to change because of denied visas, band breakups, etc. You can pick up your tickets at www.lollapalooza.com. Will it sell out? We don’t think so but who thought Coachella would sell out in one weekend?

Check out the lineup inside.

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Wye Oak 3/24 The Echo Los Angeles Review

March 28, 2011 drainu182 0

By Ace Ubas

Wye Oak should be a familiar face to the musical patrons of Los Angeles. In fact, the last time they played a show in the area was a mere five months ago. But the Baltimore-based duo couldn’t just stay away as they returned last Thursday to headline the intimate-but-popular venue, the Echo.

Since their formation in 2006, guitarist/vocalist Jenn Wasner and drummer/keyboardist Andy Stack have kept themselves quite busy. They have gone on numerous nationwide tours …

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Sasquatch Festival Lineup Announced (Foo Fighters To Headline)

February 7, 2011 drainu182 1

The 10th anniversary of Sasquatch! Music Festival will proudly feature:

Foo Fighters, Death Cab For Cutie, Modest Mouse , Wilco, The Flaming Lips (performing The Soft Bulletin & more), The Decemberists, Bright Eyes, Iron & Wine, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Bassnectar, Robyn, Flogging Molly, Death From Above 1979, Pink Martini, Cold War Kids, Old 97’s, Ratatat, Wolf Parade, Chromeo, Guided By Voices, Yeasayer, Beach House, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Local Natives, Matt & Kim, Deerhunter, Mstrkrft, Trailer Park Boys,

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The Decemberists Announce 2011 Tour Dates

November 15, 2010 drainu182 0

The Decemberists have announced the first leg of their 2011 North American Tour in support of The King Is Dead, their forthcoming Capitol Records album which will be released January 18. The 16-city run will kick off at New York’s Beacon Theater on January 25, and culminate with a hometown show at Portland’s Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall on February 19. A limited presale for all dates is now underway here. Tickets will go on sale to the public …

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First Round of SXSW Acts Announced

November 2, 2010 drainu182 1

The first round of SXSW artists have been announced. Check out the list below. We already recommend The Young and Famous and Rosie and Me.

A Place To Bury Strangers
Alcoholic Faith Mission
Ancestors
Apex Manor
The Appleseed Cast
Art vs Science
Asobi Seksu
Babe Rainbow
The Bees (UK)
Beni
Black Math Horseman
Black Spiders
Bombay Bicycle Club
Braids
Brandt Brauer Frick
Brother
The Cabriolets
Calder Quartet
Candy Claws
Capsula
Cast
Chapel Club
Chico Trujillo
Chikita Violenta
Clock Opera…