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Rad bands for a great cause: the NFTN 2010 lineup

{photo credit: the lovely Laura Musselman, courtesy of our imaginary flickr pool} Now that we’re all done with Sasquatch, it’s time to set our sights on the next raddest lineup to hit the west coast: it’s Noise for the Needy, 2010 edition. There’s close to seventy-five bands and djs playing a baker’s dozen of venues […]

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Tonight's Recommended Show: The Album Leaf, Under Byen, and Arthur & Yu at Neumo's

Tonight's show at Neumo's is a must see for post-rock/ambient fans, as headliner The Album Leaf will surely put on one beautiful show. With multi-instrumental layering, prolific artist James LaValle and his supporting band create full-bodied moving pieces. This tour is in support of his latest work, Into the Blue Again, and according to his […]

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The Seal Beach EP

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The first time I heard the Album Leaf, it was at a Sigur Ros concert in DC. Jimmy LaValle (the central nervous system behind the Album Leaf) and company were opening for the Icelandic beauty-makers. After the first song, something off their then-new record, One Day I'll Be On Time, I remember thinking that opening […]

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In a Safe Place

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While the bumper sticker that reads "Not all who wander are lost" is irritating for the obvious reason that the people who choose to display it are typically new age airheads, it is also irritating due to the sentiment's subtext that, while not lost, those who wander have little to contribute to societal canons and […]

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