Tag Archives: Sparks

Midnight In A Perfect World: Nick Monaco

San Francisco’s Nick Monaco brings his deep experience within his city’s DJ/nightlife culture into his own carefree, cosmic experimental pop sound, recently found on his album Half Naked for Soul Clap’s Crew Love label. With his teenage years spent throwing all-night parties and diving deep into turntablism, he’s known for bringing a loose and groovyRead more…

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Never Turn Your Back on Mother Earth: KEXP’s Earth Day Video Roundup

Not only is today Earth Day, but we’re also on the cusp of music festival season. As we take time to celebrate our planet on this day, think about carrying that spirit with you all summer long: carry a reusable water bottle, or bring your own forks. Our planet will thank you! And in theRead more…

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Video Roundup: La Fête Nationale 2015

Canada had their day. Of course, America did. And now France celebrates their independence on Bastille Day, or “La Fête Nationale” as they call it. It was on this day in 1789 that the Parisian prison The Bastille was stormed, culminating in the French Revolution. France, and Paris in particular, has long served as anRead more…

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Album Review: FFS – FFS

FFS, the eponymous debut album from the collaboration project between Franz Ferdinand and Sparks, feels a bit like a beautiful car crash in slow motion. I say slow motion because the two objects that make up the collision seen here have been careening towards each other since the good old days of 2002. For Sparks,Read more…

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Wednesday Music News

Luminescent UK singer/songwriter Laura Marling shares a video today for the track “Gurdjieff’s Daughter” off her stunning new release, Short Movie. The clip was shot in Marling’s East Los Angeles home, and features cameos from Vampire Weekend guitarist Rostam Batmanglij and musician Jonathan Wilson, just to name a few. Short Movie is out now viaRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

This week we have a great list of shows to tell you about. Starting the week with 3 great shows at Neptune Theatre with Sparks on Monday night, James Blake on Tuesday night, and  Purity Ring on Wednesday night. Marnie Stern, SISU, and Heavy Petting are also at Barboza. On Thursday, The Thermals, Wimps, and La Luz are at Neumos,Read more…

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