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Sunday, November 30, 2008

THE RUMBLE: LOS ANGELES LINE UP ANNOUNCED FOR DECEMBER

December's THE RUMBLE: LOS ANGELES is coming up on Thursday of this week and we're pushing the start time back a bit due to some holiday parties. FUTURE SOUNDS and THE OWL are both thrilled to have just added THE GROWLERS, the closest thing to THE DOORS LA has put forth in some time. Playing back-to-back Rumble parties (SF & LA) will be THE FEROCIOUS FEW from San Francisco. As always, our resident DJ's, MiCHAEL, are on the decks and will be celebrating the USC victory over Notre Dame.

Free if you RSVP with our partners at Sonicliving HERE
If not, it's $5, so don't ask me for a guest list spot as the free option is yours.

Here's a preview of The Growlers live...


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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

THE RUMBLE: SAN FRANCISCO LINE UP ANNOUNCED FOR DECEMBER


Looks like another excellent night of indie rock at THE RUMBLE: SAN FRANCISCO next Wednesday as we've confirmed a live performance by THE FEROCIOUS FEW. On the turntables will be resident DJ, BAGEL TED (BAGEL RADIO) and a guest DJ spot from GOLDEN GRAM of ROGUE WAVE. We have our usual free drinks for the first hour and giveaways, and it's only $5 at the door or FREE if you can RSVP here > http://sonicliving.com/theowlmag/therumble

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

TONIGHT IN LOS ANGELES: HEAVY YOUNG HEATHENS @ HOUSE OF BLUES

Tonight at the House Of Blues, go see HEAVY YOUNG HEATHENS. Who cares who the other bands are, just go see this band that's finally back from a long US tour, so their chops will be up.

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Monday, November 24, 2008

FUTURE SOUNDS ON WOXY.COM NOVEMBER 24th


Here's the playlist for today's show......the show that will forever be known as John and Larry's show on helium, straight from the land of the Lolipop Kids.

Future Sounds #3 – 11/24/2008

Illinois – Hang On – Kid Cat – +1 Records
Two Door Cinema Club – Something Good Can Work – Demos – Unsigned
Red Wire Black Wire – Locked Out – Compass EP – Tough Customer

BREAK

MugisonTo The Bone – Demos – Unsigned
The American Gypsies – I’m Not A Woman – Sunshine EP – Unsigned
The Yelling – 21st Century Freak – The Yelling – Unsigned
The Etiquette – All Over You – Highly Unstable – Unsigned
Weird Dreams – I’m The Bull – Demos – Unsigned

BREAK

Links – Testify – Links (A Band) – Unsigned
The Ringers – Tell Me All About It – Headlocks & Highkicks – Unsigned
Blonde Acid Cult – Kick The Funk – Demos – Unsigned
White Denim – All You Really Have To Do – Explosion – Transmission Entertainment

BREAK

Lilofee – Lock & Key – Lilofee – Unsigned
Honey Claws – Digital Animal – Honey Claws – Unsigned
2AM Club – Can I Be – Rough Demos – RCA Records
Toko-Ri Get High – Happy and Easy (1980) – Inside Of These Days – Unsigned

BREAK

Django James & The Midnight Squires – Oh You Kids Out There – Demos – Unsigned
Ezra Furman & The Harpoons – Take Off Your Sunglasses – Inside The Human Body – Minty Fresh
The Thurston Revival – Whole Lotta People – Single – Unsigned
Vertigo Smyth – Comfort Me – EP No. 1 – Unsigned

BREAK

Jessica Lea MayfieldFor Today – With Blasphemy So Heartfelt – Polymor Sounds
The Frontier Brothers – Everyone’s A Neutron Bomb – Space Punk Starlet – Unsigned
Nico Stai – The Skies Over Your Head – The Victory Of Miss Friday How To Bury Your Heart… - Unsigned
Benji Hughes – Tight Tee Shirt – A Love Extreme – East West Records

BREAK

The Brothers Movement – Blind – The Brothers Movement – Unsigned
The Filthy SoulsThe Boys Will Be Out For A Fight – The Filthy Souls – Unsigned
Sweet Jane – Heatbreak – Blackhearts & Blackboots – Dead Flower Records

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Avi Buffalo – Truth Sets In – Demos – Unsigned
Little Comets – Joanna – Demos – Unsigned
Army Navy – Saints – Army Navy – Unsigned
The MummersMarch Of The Dawn – Tale To Tell – Big Bass Drum

END OF PROGRAM


*Bold denotes debut appearance by artist on Future Sounds

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TONIGHT IN LOS ANGELES: POP LEVI MOVIE PREMIERE

POP LEVI (FS27) and KCRW are presenting the US premiere of Pop's film, "You Gotta Run" tonight at the Silent Movie Theater in Hollywood. Pop will also do an intimate performance for those in attendance = Doors at 8PM.

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TONIGHT IN LA: THE DECEMBERISTS + LOCH LOMOND

One of our favorite bands from Portland, Oregon - LOCH LOMOND- is in town and is supporting THE DECEMBERISTS at The Wiltern this evening. Not sure if you've had the chance yet to hear this -piece posse, but think FAIRPORT CONVENTION meets SUFJAN STEVENS.
Show starts at 9:00 PM (All ages).

This afternoon, at our newly found radio studios downtown in THE BREWERY, we're lucky enough to have Loch Lomond in for an on-air performance that will air on next week's Future Sounds on WOXY show. Thanks to Andres for making this happen!

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Friday, November 21, 2008

TONIGHT IN SANTA MONICA: LINKS


West siders, get over to the Promenade to the Apple Store tonight at 7pm to catch a band we're really excited about: LINKS. The band will be playing our January RUMBLE: LA party.

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NEW SOUNDS: EZRA FURMAN & THE HARPOONS

Not new to some of you, but new to us is the Boston/NY act, EZRA FURMAN & THE HARPOONS. Somehow we slept through their first release, even though it didn't slip by Paste, Alarm and the Chicago Tribune. I am not worried about missing it, but just glad I caught up to this gem on Minty Fresh and this second release, "Inside The Human Body". The first single, "Take Off Your Sunglasses" we've played on consecutive weeks on our FS WOXY show, but it's just scratching the surface. Let's get it out of the way quickly, an obvoius influence of BOB DYLAN is present, but who hasn't been influenced by the man?

Download "Take Off Your Sunglasses" (mp3)

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TONIGHT IN NEW YORK: PIN ME DOWN @ SANTOS PARTY HOUSE

Our best friends, PIN ME DOWN, play a rare performance in the NY area tonight at Santos Party House. As I understand it, some new songs will be debuted. Only $8.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

TONIGHT IN LA: LILOFEE + VENUS INFERS + THE FRAIL @ CLUB MOSCOW

There is something special brewing tonight at CLUB MOSCOW with three bands that we love around FSHQ: LILOFEE is down from San Francisco and this band, ** I'm telling you now*** will be widely known very soon and you're going to hear non-stop about them on Future Sounds. VENUS INFERS (FS28, FS31) and THE FRAIL (FS28) are also playing to make this all in the family. Club Moscow is always a great time and tonight it's loaded. Free before 10:30.

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FILM SCHOOL ON DAYTROTTER

Our dear friends, FILM SCHOOL, have done the latest DAYTROTTER session. Sean and Co. have recorded these Sick Hipsters and four songs are available for free on the site.

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Monday, November 17, 2008

LISTEN TO FUTURE SOUNDS ON WOXY.COM


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Here's the playlist for today's show......

Future Sounds #2 – 11/17/2008


LilofeeDestroy Me – Demos – Unsigned

Stricken City – Tak O Tak – Factory Sessions – Unsigned
Heavy Young Heathens – Beaux Jean Blues – Demos – Unsigned

BREAK

The Brute Chorus – Chateau – Demos – Unsigned
Johnossi – Party With My Pain – All They Ever Wanted – V2 International
The Etiquette – Soul Mating – Highly Unstable – Unsigned

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Loch Lomond – Carl Sagan – Paper The Walls – Unsigned
The Builders & The Butchers – Bottom Of The Lake – The Builders & The Butchers – Unsigned
Wisely – Through Any Window – Wisely – Oglio Records

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The Mumlers – Shake That Medication – Thickets & Stitches – Galaxia Records
The Weight – Had It Made – The Weight Are Men – Colonel Records
King Tuff – Kind Of Guy – Was Dead – Colonel Records

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Django James & The Midnight Squires – Giving Tree – Demos – Unsigned
Sam StewartBirthday Cake – Demos – Unsigned
The Temper Trap – Sweet Disposition – New Album – Unsigned

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The Tunics – The Cost Of Living – The Tunics – Sony BMG UK
The Wolfmen – Jackie Says – Modernity Killed Every Night – Damaged Goods UK
The Brothers Movement – Coming Home – The Brothers Movement – Unsigned

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Hacienda – She’s Got A Hold On Me – Loud Is The Night – Unsigned
Hockey – Curse This City – Mind Chaos – Capitol Records
Girls – Lust For Life – Girls – Unsigned

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James McMorrow – Down The Burning Ropes – Demos – Unsigned
Pillars Of Silence – Guilty Hands – Pillars Of Silence – Unsigned
Clare Maguire – Strangest Thing – Demos – Unsigned

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Christopher Denny – Time – Age Old Hunger – 2:59 Records
The Ferocious FewHeaven & Hell – Demos – Unsigned
Hotpipes – Future Bolt – Future Bolt – Liquid Panda Records

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The Hands – Lies Lies Lies – The Hands – Unsigned
Portugal. The Man – Lay Me Back Down – Censored Colors – Equal Vision
The Noises 10 – February Song – New Demos – Unsigned


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The Cotton Jones Basket Ride – Blues From Some Nest – The Achery EP – Quite Scientific
Ezra Furman & The HarpoonsTake Off Your Sunglasses – Inside The Human Body - Minty Fresh


END OF PROGRAM

*Bold denotes debut appearance by artist on Future Sounds

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Sunday, November 16, 2008

TAKEOVER TV LAUNCES: ZION I DROPS NEW RECORD



TAKEOVER TV, created in conjunction with the release of the new ZION I (510 represent) album has hit the streets, and if you spend some time in this world, find your way to Channel 12, which is the FUTURE SOUNDS channel. This widget experience is possibly the coolest thing I've seen out there and a great snapshot into the world of AMPLIVE and the ZION I crew.

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Friday, November 14, 2008

SATURDAY NIGHT @ THE VIPER ROOM

Tomorrow night in LA, we're teaming up with SPEAK AMERICAN for our first '80's inspired party night with ANNABELLA LWIN of BOW WOW WOW, mixing it up with the new kids: PLUSHGUN, THE BROBECKS and THE NIGHTS. This new monthly is going to have a lot of surprises in the coming months that you'll need to be present at. Think "I Want Candy".......Doors at 8PM

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FUTURE SOUNDS IN RECORD OF THE DAY


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Thursday, November 13, 2008

TONIGHT IN NEW YORK: DJANGO JAMES & THE MIDNIGHT SQUIRES

New Yorkers, tonight you can get a first look at LA's DJANGO JAMES & THE MIDNIGHT SQUIRES this evening at the Morrison Hotel Gallery in the Bowery. It's a gallery show for MICK ROCK, and his photographs of Django as well as other works of his. Party starts at 8pm, band goes on at 9pm. Details are here > http://www.djangojames.com/morrison/index.html

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

NEW SOUNDS: THE FEROCIOUS FEW

Last week at The Rumble: SF @ Harlot, I was at the DJ booth with Mario Muse (who was killing it on the decks) and there was this kid there that started up a conversation with me. I was immediately struck by the amount of smack that he was talking for someone his age, and how full he was of himself. It was almost like Spencer on 'The Hills', someone you are in shear awe of because of how bold they are without fear, and something you can't stop watching or listening to because of that very fact. He mentioned he had a band, mentioned they were the greatest band in the world, and then told me they sounded like what MOTORHEAD would sound like it they stabbed BOB DYLAN in the throat. After hearing more and more about how they play guerrilla shows all over San Francisco, how the cops bust them on the sidewalks, and again, how legendary he was going to be, I simply HAD to have the music. After we landed back in LA and were cruising home from the airport, the whole FS team had also had run in's with this very same person that night, and upon hearing I had a copy of the CD, we all had to play it. The sound of his voice was honestly the very last sound I would have expected from that kid, who seemed almost hipster, but sounds more like something on Fat Possom Records. It's bluesy and raw and nasty and delightful, so he did in fact walk the walk after talking the talk. The band is called THE FEROCIOUS FEW and it's a two-piece, and I think we will be hearing more from them soon enough.

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Monday, November 10, 2008

LISTEN TO FUTURE SOUNDS ON WOXY TODAY


FUTURE SOUNDS, the radio show, returns today on WOXY.COM. The show will run four times each week.
Today's edition has an interview with BELAIRE from Austin, Texas.

Here's the playlist for today's show......

Future Sounds #1 – 11/10/2008

Black Taxi – Pretty Mama – Black Taxi EP – Unsigned
Django James & The Midnight Squires – Hurricane – Demos – Unsigned
Hotpipes – Future Bolt – Future Bolt – Liquid Panda Records
The Muslims – Right & Wrong – The Muslims – 1928 Recordings
Violens – Violent Sensation Descends – Violens Single - Unsigned

- BREAK -

Thunders Gonna Heal Everyone – The Sympathetic Oscillations EP – A2 Industries
The Frontier Brothers – Kickstand Woman – Space Punk Starlet – Unsigned
Simon Says NoSleeping Heart – Ahoi De Angst – Unsigned
Weird DreamsMake A Wish – Demos – Unsigned
Les Gars – Rat Race Mob – La Physique – Unsigned

Interview with Belaire

Belaire – You Really Got Me Goin’ - Exploding Impacting – IndieDirect Records
Like A Fox – Internal/External – Where’s My Golden Arm – Transit Of Venus
LinksTestify – (A Band) – Unsigned
The Yelling – Blood On The Steps – The Yelling EP – Unsigned
Hockey – Too Fake – Mind Chaos – Unsigned

- BREAK -

Lissy TrullieSelf Taught Learner – Demos – Unsigned
{{{Sunset}}} – Diamond Studded Caskets – Bright Blue Dream – Autobus
The Cotton Jones Basket Ride – Midnight Monday and a Telescope – The Archery EP – Quite Scientific Records
Dios Malos – Tel Mee Theen – Dios Album #3 – Unsigned
Avi Buffalo – Where’s Your Dirty Mind – Settled Tigertail – Unsigned

- BREAK -

Sweet Jane – Where’s Your Money? – Blackboots & Blackhearts – Dead Flower Records
Kopek Love Is Dead – Demos – Unsigned
The High & Lows – These Days – EP – Unsigned
The Tunics The Cost Of Living – The Cost Of Living Single – Sony BMG UK

- BREAK -

Gringo Star – All Y’All – Gringo Star – Unsigned
Pop Levi – Wannamama – Never Never Love – Counter Records
King Tuff – Sun Medallion – Was Dead – Colonel Records
Nico Stai – Dead Pony – Dead Pony – Unsigned
Tenlons Fort – Forever Is A Long Time – Forever Is A Long Time EP – Haunted Maggot Records

END OF PROGRAM

*Bold denotes debut appearance by artist on Future Sounds

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Sunday, November 09, 2008

PHOTOS FROM THE NICO STAI-GHETTOGLOSS CD PARTY

From FUTURE SOUNDS NICO STAI CD RELEASE

FUTURE SOUNDS was thrilled to be involved with the CD release party of NICO STAI last night in Silverlake at Ghettogloss. If you were actually able to be in the room when the band played, you caught a smokin' set of new tracks from the CD with the longest name ever, as well as the old fav's that has brought them such crowds. Excellent evening by all, and the gallery was a perfect host.

From FUTURE SOUNDS NICO STAI CD RELEASE

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PHOTOS FROM THE DJANGO JAMES & THE MIDNIGHT SQUIRES SET AT THE PAPER PARTY

LA's DJANGO JAMES & THE MIDNIGHT SQUIRES jumped on stage at 11:30pm at the PAPER MAGAZINE 24 Hour Store party on Sunset Blvd on Friday night and dropped 25 minutes of good times on everyone.

Thanks to Fred and the PAPER folks for the kicks and the fine treatment.

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Friday, November 07, 2008

SATURDAY NIGHT IN LOS ANGELES: NICO STAI CD RELEASE PARTY

Saturday night at GHETTOGLOSS in Silverlake, we're presenting the NICO STAI record release party for "How To Bury Your Heart And The Five Songs You Died For". Everything is FREE. Come out to get free drinks, a free Nico Stai CD and it's all ages. Band goes on at 10PM. Meet us down there.

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TONIGHT IN LOS ANGELES: DJANGO JAMES @ THE PAPER PARTY

Tonight at 11:30 PM, DJANGO JAMES & THE MIDNIGHT SQUIRES will be performing at PAPER MAGAZINE's 24-Hour Department Store in West Hollywood.

Here's what they list as the details:
PAPER is hosting its second annual 24-Hour Department Store, featuring goodies galore from over 30 of our favorite designers, artists, chefs and musicians, who will be setting up booths throughout PAPER's pop-up storefront space designed by genius architecture firm Johnston Marklee. It's going to be 24 hours of pure, unadulterated madness. Especially because in addition to the aforementioned vendors, Converse is presenting 24 bands in 24 hours, who will be providing the soundtrack for this insane, slightly surreal shopping experience.

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LAST NIGHT'S RUMBLE: LA WAS A SMOKER!

My ears are still ringing from last night's set of music by THE YELLING. Holy Shit!! We've been following this band for months and last night's performance was their coming of age party. This band will not play rooms this small for much longer, or probably not rooms anymore at all. Like RAGE meets WOLFMOTHER, with the full package.

THE BLACKS were the first band to do back-to-back Rumbles, playing SF the night before and fighting traffic to get down to Hollywood for their first ever LA show. The tambourine explosion took place all over the crowd, and no one dared piss off frontwoman Louisa. Their set tore the cover off the ball.

San Francisco's BIRDS & BATTERIES opened up the evening with a number of new songs not on their brilliant record, and sadly, no photos turned up (yet) of their set. Michael Sempert's vocals have the most comforting affect and on top off it all, they're probably some of the nicest people you'll meet.

Resident DJ's MiCHAEL did what they do - turn it out!

Thanks to everyone (Aisah) who helped and who came out and fought that crazy traffic.


Thanks for the photos from Nassir!

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Thursday, November 06, 2008

TONIGHT IN LOS ANGELES: THE RUMBLE @ 3 OF CLUBS

You are not going to want to miss the trifecta of talent that we're dishing up at THE RUMBLE: LOS ANGELES tonight. Opening up is a band we were happy to catch at SXSW, BIRDS & BATTERIES from San Francisco. We've been chasing them for ages so their appearance tonight will be special. And if last night's micro-set by THE BLACKS at The Rumble: San Francisco is any indication of what the band will do with a full set to run wild on, then we're in for a night of abuse. Closing out the evening is the band that is grabbing plenty of attention in LA these days within the industry, a band that still can generate a gaggle of A&R reps in a time when there aren't many left - THE YELLING. The band is currently featured on ITUNES. Our resident DJ's, MiCHAEL, also seem to be stars on the rise locally and each month they've been pushing the party harder from the decks.

So maybe you're still recovering from the Obama hangover, or maybe you're on a lucky streak so you should keep it going, but hell, it's only $5 or FREE if you RSVP at http://sonicliving.com/therumble-LA

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Tuesday, November 04, 2008

WEDNESDAY NIGHT IN SAN FRANCISCO: THE RUMBLE RETURNS

Get out and celebrate OBAMA with us tomorrow night in proper fashion at THE RUMBLE: SAN FRANCISCO at Harlot. We're lucky enough to have THE BLACKS kicking off the first of two nights at The Rumbles (SF and LA) as well as guest DJ MARIO MUSE of SUSPIRIA and our resident DJ BAGEL TED (Bagel Radio).

It's FREE if you RSVP > http://sonicliving.com/theowlmag/therumble
$5 if not

See you there

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BMI CARES

Pregnant woman goes into labor in voting line and she comes back to vote anyway...



I just saw this on CNN, and had to share it. Our dear friend and BMI representative is so hardcore!!!

This is what happened....
My wife is 9+ months pregnant with a due date of November 19th. She was in line waiting to vote this morning when her water broke and she went into labor before being able to cast her ballot. We rushed her to the hospital but she insisted on voting, so after having the doctor check her, she went back to the polls, contractions and all, and cast her ballot.
Just wanted to share this with your readers and viewers so that they no there's no excuse to not vote!!! :-)

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FUTURE SOUNDS RADIO SHOW MOVES TO WOXY.COM NOVEMBER 10TH


"The future of rock and roll. 97x Bam!" - Dustin Hoffman in Rainman

FUTURE SOUNDS, the radio program, will be moving to WOXY.COM starting next Monday and will now be heard four times a week, as well as being a podcast for you to download and listen whenever you'd like.

Here are the broadcast times:

Mondays at 6PM Eastern
Wednesdays at 7AM Eastern
Thursdays at 9PM Eastern
Saturdays at Noon Eastern

We're very excited to be a part of the rich history of WOXY, based in Cincinnati, that started back in 1983.

Our first broadcast will air on November 10th and will be recorded at the legendary BAREFOOT STUDIOS in Hollywood (where Stevie Wonder's 'Songs In The Key Of Life" was recorded). Austin, Texas' BELAIRE will be dropping by for an interview.

A big thanks goes out to our friends at LITTLE RADIO for all the time we spent together!

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Monday, November 03, 2008

NEW RELEASE: RED WIRE BLACK WIRE

A band we've loved for some time now has a new record scheduled for November 25th - RED WIRE BLACK WIRE - on a new label called Tough Customer out of San Francisco. Not only do those guys have great ears, they know how to work a band. The band is based in Brooklyn and they've already given taste tests on RCRDLBL.com as well as tour dates with MGMT and SANTOGOLD. The release is strictly digital and the music is worth diving into.

Download "Compass" (mp3)

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TONIGHT IN LOS ANGELES: LYKKE LI @ EL REY - MANY GREAT SHOWS

An embarrassment of riches indeed is what we have tonight in Los Angeles if you like good music and want to start the Obama victory celebration early.

Running four deep: LYKKE LI, FRIENDLY FIRES, GRAND OLE PARTY & THE MAE SHI are playing the Sold Out El Rey tonight. Since being the first formal release of the Swedish sensation, Lykke Li, back a bit on Future Sounds 30, she's caught fire and become everyone's darling. Friendly Fires and that song 'Paris' is on every cool kids list these days, and San Diego's Grand Ole Party and LA's The Mae Shi give something for just about everyone.

THE SPINTO BAND (FS21), Glasglow's FRIGHTENED RABBIT and MINIATURE TIGERS play the Echoplex this evening. In a tough economy these venues are giving us our money's worth with line ups such as these - top to bottom strong.

A band I've always thought would've taken off in the US but hasn't truly, MANDO DIAO (FS08) plays tonight WE BARBARIANS at The Troubadour.

Competing with these shows are THE LAST SHADOW PUPPETS @ the Mayan and THE MONOLATORS @ Pehrspace.

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Saturday, November 01, 2008

FUTURE SOUNDS PRESENTS NICO STAI RECORD RELEASE PARTY

Next Saturday night at GHETTOGLOSS in Silverlake, we're proud to get behind a local act with tremendous talent, NICO STAI and help promote his record release. We'll have more on the event, but the poster is above and the drinks will be free.

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