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Burgerama Music Fest Preview w/ Black Lips, Death, Tijuana Panthers and More!

Posted March 19, 2014 by | 1 Comment | 1,548 views]
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(Editor’s Note: Burgerama takes places this weekend at the Observatory. Buy tickets to Saturday and Sunday)
This Saturday and Sunday the deeply D.I.Y, deeply beloved Burger Records and their legions of fans will take over the Observatory in Santa Ana for their third annual Burgerama Festival; a celebration of fast, sleazy (in the best way), ripped from the garage punk/pop.
Everything about Fullerton based label/store Burger’s …

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Austin Brown: Local Artist We Love

Posted January 7, 2013 by | 2 Comments | 4,137 views]

I am forever grateful my super-talented cohort Carly Evans turned me onto Austin Brown.
This dynamic fireball is the heir-apparent to the Jackson family throne. Son of Rebbie, the oldest member of the original family of musicians, he looks like a Jackson, sounds like a Jackson, albeit with a modern flare. (yes, he’s Michael Jackson’s nephew.)
Right now you can get a free download of his …

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Culprit: Local Label We Love

Posted October 3, 2012 by | 3 Comments | 2,910 views]
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For the past few years, Sunday afternoons during the summer, the Standard rooftop in Downtown LA has been the venue for an event known as the Culprit Sessions.
Hosted by a crew of talented, world-renowned DJs known collectively as Droog LA, the Culprit Sessions have quietly been making their mark on the dance music scene in LA while party people have been nursing their Saturday …

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Hippos In Tanks: Local Labels We Love

Posted November 25, 2011 by | 5 Comments | 4,769 views]
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Considering that this LA-based label’s name comes from a novel co-written by Jack Kerouac & William S. Burroughs a whole 10 years before they became “Jack Kerouac” and “William S. Burroughs,” the creators of Hippos in Tanks are placing themselves firmly in the timeline of music alt.culture history. Trafficking in a left of-left of center avant-synth zone, Hippos In Tanks is doing really bold work that should be recognized right …

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LA Collection Exclusives: Imaad Wasif & IO Echo

Posted May 4, 2010 by | 0 Comments | 2,503 views]

KCRW has partnered with local indie label IAMSOUND on their LA Collection to spotlight local artists you should know. The label is releasing a series of limited edition split 7″ singles and we are debuting the tracks exclusively online!
This month’s artists are locals who have impressive touring resumes, in addition to their recorded work, and it’s the most rocking set yet from …

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KCRW Partners w/ Local Label IAMSOUND on LA Collection Releases

Posted February 11, 2010 by | 1 Comment | 2,862 views]

KCRW is partnering with local indie label IAMSOUND on their LA Collection — a series of split 7″ singles featuring local bands like Fool’s Gold, Local Natives, Rainbow Arabia, Nosaj Thing, and more. Each 7″ will include exclusive material (except for Local Natives’ contribution). The first split release in the monthly series will be out on March 2 and KCRW will be offering exclusive …

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Local Labels We Love: Now-Again

Posted February 11, 2010 by | 0 Comments | 1,625 views]

By KCRW DJ Mario Cotto:
“To everything turn, turn, turn, In every season turn, turn, turn…” so went King Solomon’s proto-existentialist poem in the Book of Ecclesiastes, which inspired Pete Seeger to write his folk peace song, which became a huge hippie folk rock hit by The Byrds. That’s the beauty of a great lyric, like the beauty of a great groove — although it …

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Local Label We Love: DJ Marion Hodges on Matinée Recordings

Posted February 4, 2010 by | 0 Comments | 2,554 views]

What does the upcoming Valentine’s Day holiday call to your mind?  Mine instantly conjures thoughts of unabashedly old fashioned, and romantic pop labels.
Perhaps the most unabashedly old fashioned, and romantic pop label around these days is the Santa Barbara-based Matinée Recordings. During it’s nearly 13 years of existence, Matinée has created a rather distinctive and inviting world. Here the guitar pop takes center stage …

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