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  1. Postcard from promoter FYF with hints for the FYF lineup.


    Edit: so far we have figured out


    (L to R)

    Top: ? Fucked Up King Khan & the Shrines ? ? Hot Snakes Wild Flag The Vaselines James Blake Joyce Manor Cloud Nothings


    ? HEALTH ? ? ? Future Islands ? American Nightmare Liars Tycho The Field


    Black Mountain ? Refused ? M83 Sleigh Bells ? Tanlines ? Nick Waterhouse Atlas Sound


    Bottom: ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Fidlar ? ? ? ?


  2. Had a pretty enjoyable last weekend. Thursday night, headed out to the Troubadour to see Porcelain Raft and Youth Lagoon. Both were absolutely brilliant and I was shocked at how fantastic Youth Lagoon is live. The following morning, I woke up and drove straight to Indio for Coachella for the next three days which was great. It was my third year of Coachella and probably the best.



    - Dead-center rail for WU LYF

    - Dancing onstage at Machinedrum's set

    - Grooving at an empty Modeselektor set to close out my weekend.


    Other notable acts indcluded: Jeff Mangum, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Metronomy, Real Estate, SBTRKT, Oberhofer.


    The next five gigs I will be attending:

    Electric Flower @ The Echo 4/21 (leaving now, hopefully don't miss their set)

    Metronomy/Ben Browning @ El Rey 5/3

    Edward Sharpe @ Greek Theater 5/4

    Washed Out @ The Fonda 5/5

    The Wombats @ El Rey 5/8


    Also just copped a pair of Sigur Ros tickets at Hollywood Forever. Very much looking forward to that.

  3. I'm struggling with this new dubstep trend. All the songs sound the same to me, and frankly I don't find the genre appealing. Any dubstep fans? What is it that you like about this new genre and how do you tell the songs apart?


    Dubstep is not a new genre, it has been thriving (at least in the UK) since 2006. If anyone recommends you Skrillex or any other disposable act along those lines, it is understandable that you do not find it appealing as that is among the worst the genre has to offer. I suggest starting out with Mala or even Coki.




  4. Just bought a ticket to see SBTRKT and Machinedrum in March! I'm so excited; these are my two favorite electronic artists as of recently. Strangely enough, I think I might be a little more excited for Machinedrum, but SBTRKT is sure to amaze as well.


    Ugh...I am so jealous of you. Been waiting for Machinedrum to make a non 18+ stop in LA for ages. That SBTRKT w/ Machinedrum tour is passing through San Diego, which I would totally drive there for, but I will be at the first day of Coachella that night. SBTRKT is playing a live set the Saturday of Coachella so I can only hope for a late Machinedrum add or a small club gig around that time. I've seen SBTRKT throw down a DJ set and it was ace, can't wait to see what a live set entails. Oh and New York gets Sepalcure as an opener, too unfair.

  5. ^Enough of that I have to listen to everybody talk about him at my high school at least 5 times a day and it's down right annoying. Not that i hate him in anyway, it's just i don't want to hear anything about him for a while, even though that probably won't happen.


    Anyways, if you guys want to check out something awesome that has developed over the past few days, check this out:




    Justice (electronic duo from Paris) just performed their first live show in 5 years at Field Day Festival in Australia on the 1st. This is the full recording from their set and it sounds awesome. I'm going to see them in New York at Terminal 5 later this year and I can't wait. If you grabbed their latest album "Audio, Video, Disco" and thought it was pretty "meh" like myself, this will change your mind. Especially with the 15-minute extended version of AVD, it's amazing.


    I will never forget when Justice's debut came out and they had SO much hype. That was a fun record, not really feeling the new effort, but I will maybe catch them at a festival or something.

  6. ^^ Great list, man. If it were mine, Machinedrum and Real Estate would have rated a bit higher, but hey, to each his own, right?


    Yeah I feel you. I was too hard on Machinedrum I think, really a wonderful record, although repetitive in my opinion. I loved the Real Estate, but I enjoy the almost shoegaze-y feel of their debut more. Either way, it is nice to see someone on TPR with similar taste, hearing people talk about cheesy dubstep for half of the last year in this thread has killed me.


    I finally compiled a list of my gigs since the school year started, it has been a fun few months. Ignore the crappy Cali Christmas(worst night of my life.)+Blink-182+Deadmau5 stuff. long stories.


    FYF Fest @ LA Historic Park

    Reid Speed, Cyberoptics, and FS @ Crest Theater

    Deadmau5, Excision @ Hollywood Palladium

    No Age, John Wiese @ The Smell

    TV on the Radio, Artic Monkeys, Panda Bear, Smith Westerns, Warpaint @ Hollywood Bowl

    Star Slinger, Shigeto @ Troubadour

    Blink 182 @ Hollywood Bowl

    Portishead @ Shrine Expo Hall

    Givers @ 987 Studio

    Givers @ Troubadour

    Eagle Rock Music Festival @ Eagle Rock

    Cold War Kids @ Troubadour

    The Cure @ Beacon Theater

    Girls @ Music Box

    Modestep @ Music Box

    Almost Acoustic Christmas (Night Two) @ Gibson Ampitheater

    Cali Christmas @ Gibson Ampitheater

    Electric Flower @ O'Briens

    Bad Religion, TSOL, Youth Brigade @ Santa Monica Auditorium

  7. My year end list for 2011 (in order):


    1) go tell fire to the mountain - wu lyf


    2) the year of hibernation - youth lagoon


    3) tomboy - panda bear


    4) bodysongs - born gold


    5) ravedeath, 1972 - tim hecker


    6) s/t - sbtrkt


    7) 936 - peaking lights


    8) s/t - james blake


    9) father, son, holy ghost - girls


    10) thora vukk - robag wruhme


    11) native speaker - braids


    12) el camino - black keys


    13) in light - givers


    14) open season - yawn


    15) room(s) - machinedrum


    16) days - real estate


    17) the english riviera - metronomy


    18) s/t - azari & iii


    19) ethnic frenzy - niggas with guitars


    20) life index - maceo plex


    21) we stay together - andy stott


    22) space is only noise - nicolas jaar


    23) parallax - atlas sound


    24) dr. lecter - action bronson


    25) grimm reality - dimlite


    26) underneath the pine - toro y moi


    27) bad vibes - shlohmo


    28) xxx - danny brown


    29) no color - the dodos


    30) companion - gold panda

  8. At Coachella this year, they had RFID wristbands that were only used for entrance to the festival. As you got in line to enter, a security member would use a handheld scanner to scan the RFID tag and then, directly before you officially made it into the festival, you would tap your wrist against one of the many stationary scanners that were built into a row of plastic walls. It worked pretty well and I am hoping that I will soon be able use it to purchase items. This system would definitely work better at a Disney park rather than a massive music festival so I am excited to see this roll out in the future.


    The wristbands themselves were non-obtrusive and, although the plastic bit looks uncomfortable, it really wasn't an issue.


  9. I've been to at least one show a week since school started and as my stint comes to a close, I think I will recap on the best.


    FYF Fest @LA Historic Park- Pretty good festival, was really excited to see Olivia Tremor Control and got to see Nosaj Thing for my third time. Broken Social Scene killed it and Simian Mobile Disco was a huge dance party.


    Reid Speed, Cyberoptics, and FS @Crest Theater- drove out to Fresno for this one and was well worth it. Got backstage with a friend of mine who has played gigs for these promoters. Loud, obnoxious unrelenting bass!


    Deadmau5, Excision @Hollywood Palladium- meh, way over this cheesy house and soulless dubstep. My other times seeing Excision were better. Deadmau5 was same old same old (expected).


    No Age, John Wiese @The Smell- my first time going to The Smell and was one of the most interesting shows I have attended. Right after I got back from Fresno from the Reid Speed show, I headed straight for The Smell. Got to see a band perform a set in the bathroom and heard what was possibly the loudest music I have ever heard (this coming from someone who has attended countless shows in his life). Really fun afternoon. OH and on a side note, out of the 40 people there, there was a fairly tall man wearing a 2010 WCB t-shirt. small world.


    TV on the Radio, Artic Monkeys, Panda Bear, Smith Westerns, Warpaint @Hollywood Bowl- drove straight from LAX after flying across the country to the Hollywood Bowl for this one. Pretty fun night. I had seen most of the artists, but I was so stoked to finally see Panda Bear and he certainly did not disappoint. Staring at the Sun by Tv on the Radio brought back a lot of great memories from my younger days.


    Star Slinger, Shigeto @Troubadour- what a great night this was, Shigeto was unreal and handing his synth to me at the end of the show after I asked him what it was. Star Slinger was just what I expected, tore the Troub down.


    Blink 182 @Hollywood Bowl- found out last minute that I was going. meh, not my thing.


    Portishead @Shrine Expo Hall- I almost broke down after finally seeing Portishead. I was definitely one of the youngest there, but it was unbelievable regardless. Such a powerful band that I have finally checked off my list. They blew away my unbelievably high expectations.


    Givers @987 Studio- somehow won a radio contest to see Givers at the 98.7 studio. There was maybe 10 other people there and they rocked it with a 4 song set. Got to meet and hang out with them after for a while and it was a wonderful experience.


    Givers @Troubadour- got to see Givers later that night at the Troubadour with tickets I had bought long before I won the contest, and they were great. They are going to be huge one day, no doubt.


    Eagle Rock Music Festival @Eagle Rock- a stellar free festival, even though it was the douchiest crowd I have encountered in a long time. Lineup was spectacular and included Jonwayne (madman), Nosaj Thing (fourth time seeing him), Gaslamp Killer (crazy), Flying Lotus (seem him a ton, repetitive and I have officially grown out of him), Dibiase (great), Teebs (laidback), Daddy Kev (decent), Tokimonsta (adorable little asian girl who I am going to marry someday), and Nobody (killer). really crowded, but a total blast.


    Pretty good two months of shows and I am looking forward to the rest of Rocktober! If anyone wants to talk music, add me on Facebook. It is always nice to meet someone with similar interests.

  10. Had a decent weekend.


    Thursday: Excision+Deadmau5 @Hollywood Palladium (eh)

    Saturday: Reid Speed+ Cyberoptics+ FS @Crest Theater in Fresno


    Then I woke up at around 8am, drove back to LA and went straight to THE SMELL for Teenage Teardrops 5th year anniversary show with No Age, and a ton of others until around 7pm. Pretty good afternoon, really loud and someone played a set in the bathroom. The Smell is a pretty fun venue. Also, there was only 100-150 people there and some random guy was wearing a WCB 2011 shirt. small world indeed.


    Coming up before the end of October for sure (tickets in hand):

    FYF Fest @LA Historic Park

    Givers @Troubadour

    Panda Bear+ TV on the Radio+ Artic Monkeys+ Warpaint+ Smith Westerns @Hollywood Bowl

    Star Slinger @Troubadour

    Blink 182 (bleh) @Hollywood Bowl

    PORTISHEAD!!!! @Shrine Auditorium

    Gaelic Storm @Troubadour


    And a few others I can't recall right now. Should make the first two months of the school year more tolerable.

  11. I think I'll get a ticket to see Toro y Moi in September. It's pretty cheap, and Toro is fantastic.


    Nice! I caught Toro last year opening for Nosaj Thing and actually bumped into Chaz (lead singer) before the show. We chatted for about five minutes and then he bounced to the backstage area. He was really a down to earth guy and his set killed. Saw him again outside the venue after Nosaj ended and shook his hand

  12. Just organized my tickets for upcoming shows and I have tickets nine shows between late-August to late-October. Super stoked, even if there is cheesy, outdated stuff on the list like Deadmau5 and Blink.



    -Cyberoptics+Reid Speed

    -FYF Fest (Olivia Tremor Control!!+No Age+ much more)


    -Panda Bear, TV on the Radio, Artic Monkeys, and more

    -Blink 182 (bleh.)

    -Star Slinger


    -Gaelic Storm

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