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Shiny Toy Guns Release “III” Today, US Tour, Playing Boston’s Brighton Music Hall This Sunday

October 22, 2012 The Audio Perv 2

After much anticipation, Los Angeles electro-rock outfit SHINY TOY GUNS have released their new album III () today, Monday, October 22 (Five Seven Music). It features the first new material by the original line-up in five years.

Production on III, courtesy of Mirror Machines (the band’s Chad Petree and Jeremy Dawson), is lush and dramatic, ranging from driving tracks like the first single due January 2013 “Somewhere To Hide,” “Waiting Alone” and “Speaking Japanese” into a sonic pendulum swing …

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Bombay Bicycle Club Livestream Session Today at 3pm PST, Playing Henry Fonda Theatre Tonight

October 17, 2012 The Audio Perv 3

Tonight, Bombay Bicycle Club headline the Henry Fonda Theatre (tickets) in Hollywood. It’ll be your last chance to see the band in LA this year. Before you go to the show though (or if you don’t live in the area), you can catch the band perform a live acoustic session and chat with their fans at 3pm PST today via Livestream. Just head over to with your questions and get ready for a really cool show!

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Austin City Limits Music Festival 2012 Preview

October 8, 2012 The Audio Perv 0

The Austin City Limits Music Festival returns this weekend and it’s COMPLETELY SOLD OUT again (you might be able to snag a VIP or Platinum Pass but you’ll need a rather fat wallet for it). If you’re not going this weekend, you can catch over 40 of the artists’ sets on the YouTube webcast of the festival at For the rest of you who are going, here are some artists you’ll definitely want to see up close.


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TAP Interview: Bad Weather California’s Chris Adolf (Playing Tonight in LA with The Lumineers)

October 2, 2012 The Audio Perv 1

We recently told you about the indie band Bad Weather California. Tonight, they play their second sold out show at the Henry Fonda Theatre with The Lumineers. Our writer Ace Ubas recently had a chance to check in with the band’s frontman Chris Adolf. Check it out below and catch the band live this fall.

What was the band listening to during the recording of Sunkissed?

Oh man. Probably the same kind of stuff we listen …

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TAP Exclusive Interview: Frank Turner (Playing NYC’s Webster Hall This Weekend)

September 27, 2012 The Audio Perv 0

Punk/folk singer-songwriter Frank Turner is wrapping up his US fall tour this weekend with back to back shows (Saturday 9/29 and Sunday 9/30) at Webster Hall in New York City. Our writer Matt Arena had the chance to speak with Frank recently about the new album, his side project Mongol Horde, headlining Wembley Arena and why he loves America. Read on more below:

How’s the tour going so far?

It’s great, at the moment it’s just a short run, about …

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FYF Fest Preview: 10 Artists You Shouldn’t Miss

August 31, 2012 The Audio Perv 0

Ah, it’s Labor Day weekend. If you’re not away at the beach this weekend, you should be at FYF Fest in Los Angeles. Our writer Ace Ubas gives us his picks for the festival. Make sure to get there early!


The Men (2:45-3:25 Hill St. Stage)

If you want to start the festival in a rather blood pumping manner, then I highly recommend seeing Brooklyn’s The Men (not to be confused with MEN). For two years straight, they’ve released …

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Honda Civic Tour with Linkin Park and Incubus Kicks Off This Weekend

August 9, 2012 The Audio Perv 0

The Honda Civic tour has returned again this summer with its most solid lineup yet featuring co-headliners Linkin Park and Incubus. Mutemath will be the support band. The tour will be hitting several amphitheaters across the country.

Linkin Park’s newest release Living Things debuted at #1 this June. In a recent conference call interview, lead singer Chester Bennington talks about the significance of the milestone: “I’ve always felt that we just made the best record that we could make at

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Firefly Music Festival Preview

July 16, 2012 The Audio Perv 0

By Matt Arena

This year Dover International Speedway in Delaware will be home to Firefly Music Festival (official app). Firefly is a three-day music experience with over 40 bands, as well as a litany of other attractions, such as arcade games and even a hot air balloon ride. The lineup is one of the finest you’ll find of the many summer festivals, even standing up to (and this writer’s opinion, higher) than the usual stalwarts the likes of …

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TAP Interview: Andy Hull of Right Away, Great Captain!

July 14, 2012 The Audio Perv 0

You might know Andy Hull as the frontman of the Atlanta based alternative rock band Manchester Orchestra but have you ever taken a listen to his great solo project Right Away, Great Captain!? Andy’s been working on this project for six years with 2006’s “The Bitter End” and 2008’s “The Eventually Home” and is completing the trilogy with a tour in support of “The Church Of The Good Thief” (iTunes) just released last month. Andy’s on tour …