Author Archives: Secret Girls

Prison for Kids – Revived Divine

Cinematic soundscapes, experimental dream pop, and beautiful dissonance melt together in this exciting new album by Prison for Kids. The hypnotic cover art on Youtube that explodes into pieces and finds its way back together is the perfect backdrop for … Continue reading

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Julian Casablancas + The Voidz @ The Roxy April 10, 2014

If you have followed Julian Casablancas’s career, you know he has always looked toward the future of music. What he was unable to achieve with the latter day Strokes he was able to fully explore on his first solo album, … Continue reading

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Mark Mulcahy & Mother Falcon @ The Echo, February 26, 2014

A Study in Opposites I saw Mark Mulcahy play with Polaris at the Pete & Pete reunion at the Orpheum Theatre in 2012. I count it as one of the most sublime music experiences of my life (See review here). … Continue reading

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Ash @ The Echo (1/31) & The Casbah (2/1)

The musical galaxy abhors a vacuum…or at least it should. In a year when the nominees for Best Rock Grammies included Led Zeppelin, Paul McCartney, Black Sabbath, David Bowie, and Neil Young, it is flagrantly apparent that the world of … Continue reading

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Culture Collide 2013 – The Raveonettes, Liars, Medicine, King Khan & The Shrines

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Shugo Tokumaru @ The Echo 7/12/2013

Comparisons to Cornelius are inevitable–there are more than a few similarities. Shugo is a slight Japanese music wizard who has a sweet voice and an unabashed obsession with sound. He writes soaring, breezy, densely-packed pop songs, some with a delicate … Continue reading

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Neon Neon@ The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever 6/27/2013

Thursday night a lucky group of fans and friends were treated to a very special performance by two of the finest practitioners of modern music, Gruff Rhys and Bryan Hollon (Boom Bip) of Neon Neon. Joined by Welsh comrades Cate … Continue reading

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Interview with Danny O’ Connell of By the Sea

Out of the wilderness of Wirral come By the Sea with their debut LP. Awash with colorful shards of chorused and reverbed guitars, shimmering and spritely keyboards, and Liam Power’s plaintive breathy vocals, each majestic wave of a song swells, … Continue reading

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Tame Impala @ The El Rey 11/16/2012

The underwhelming tone of the evening was set early by openers, The Amazing. The only thing remarkable about this band is that they somehow managed to convince their friend, Dungen’s Vahalla-raising lead guitarist Reine Fiske, to turn his amp down … Continue reading

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Class Actress, Diiv, & Nikki and The Dove @ Culture Collide, Day 4 10/7/12

                                  Class Actress [photo by Aida Daneshvar] Class Actress [photo by Aida Daneshvar] Class Actress [photo by Aida Daneshvar] Diiv [photo by Aida Daneshvar] … Continue reading

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