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Pure Bathing Culture

June 11 • 20th Century Theatre

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Upstart two-piece (and, when live, four-piece) Pure Bathing Culture — led by old friends, romantic partners and Vetiver members Sarah Versprille and Daniel Hindman — filled the genre box on its Facebook page with “New Age/Slow Dance/Adult Contemporary/Spiritual.”   

Music: Simo

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 22, 2013
A good overzealous band bio can make for quite the unintentional treat. Take what Simo and/or its management cooked up when someone decided to go off the rails with the hard sell. According to the bio  


May 23 • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Monday, May 20, 2013
Simo's eponymous 2011 record is workmanlike Psychedelic/Classic Rock with a good number of highlights, including the acoustic-gone-full-throttle-Rock rush of “Young Man, Old Man” and the boozy, midnight-hour-in-the-dive-bar Blues of “What's On Your Mind.”

Music: Wild Moccasins with of Montreal

2 Comments · Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Since taking shape circa 2007 as a duo hinged on the talents of Swann and vocalist Zahira Gutierrez (more personnel would be recruited from shows and house parties in Houston), Wild Moccasins have swi  

Music: Violent Affair

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Formed in the late ’00s, the Oklahoma City Street Punk quintet Violent Affair has happily reaffirmed its ties to the genre in any way possible, whether by covering the fantastic Blitz or noting that  

Wild Moccasins with of Montreal

May 18 • Madison Theater

0 Comments · Monday, May 13, 2013
Ordinarily, Indie Rock, Halo and skating share a whole heap of nothing in common. But for Wild Moccasins vocalist/guitarist Cody Swann, each of those things has functioned as an all-enveloping obsession at some point in his life.

Violent Affair

May 21 • Thompson House

0 Comments · Monday, May 13, 2013
Violent Affair reportedly came together to fill a local Street Punk niche no one else was filling — “We felt like if you wanted to hear a certain type of music, go and play it,” lead vocalist Dave Williams wisely said in a 2012 interview.   

Music: The Lonely Wild

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Whoever came up with the notion to sepia-fy the cover of The Sun As It Comes deserves a drink. The image on the front of The Lonely Wild’s first full-length is a photo collage of skulls, rocks and m  

The Lonely Wild

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The image on the front of The Lonely Wild's first full-length is a sepia photo collage of skulls, rocks and mountainous scenery. Before you even catch a note from the Los Angeles five-piece, that cover's color scheme suggests that pensiveness and nostalgia will probably be on the menu.

Swimming in the Deep End

Local Natives reflect on their rise to Indie Rock relevance

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 20, 2013
After the unexpected success of their 2010 debut, L.A. Indie rockers Local Natives return with the deep and reflective Hummingbird.