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  1. Ticket Giveaway: Treetop Flyers in LA 6/24

    June 20, 2013 by Steph

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    With an “artist on the rise” attribution from NPR, a track debut on Rolling Stone, and a profile in USA Today, I was shocked that I hadn’t heard of this UK band until this week. You’d never know that they hail from the mother country–they take on that vintage California rock sound with a little bit of twang, some folk and soul, and real rock n’ roll. Their influences range from Jason Browne and Crosby, Stills & Nash to soul, regge, and jazz.

    Their debut album The Mountain Moves comes out next Tuesday, June 25th and as a preview, they’ll be playing in LA at The Bootleg on Monday. And I have a pair of tickets to give away!

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  2. HEAR THIS: Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros’ Here

    May 29, 2012 by Steph

    I listened to a rad segment on NPR this morning about Alex Ebert and his band Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros. I had no idea that the hippie used to be an addict. Anyway, their new album Here is out today. You can give it a full listen on NPR here:

    Listen to the full album here.

    They also just launched this website which looks fun… I will have to play with it later.


  3. Slow Club’s Sophomore Album Paradise

    September 19, 2011 by Steph

    http://bighassle.com/slowclub/slowclub_paradise_hires.jpgSlow Club’s debut album Yeah, So is one of my top five favorite albums of 2010. The follow-up Paradise had a lot to prove. This album isn’t claiming to bring you to a “state of bliss,” as the name might suggest, but conjures mixed feelings about themes of love, loss, heartbreak, and occasionally sex.

    “I think we both wanted to move away from our obsessions on the first album, and look more at our families, and how the loss of someone you love can affect you,” says co-songwriter and guitarist Charles Watson, before adding: “but we do still end up coming back to love and heartbreak, we can’t help it.”

    “So, death and shagging pretty much sum this album up,” says Rebecca Taylor, the duo’s other half. “Yeah,” agrees Charles sardonically, “cocks, fannies and death. That’s our thing.”

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