THE BRINKS give us a TEMPORARY respite from the hollows of LOVE

Beautiful and haunting. Much like love itself.

Catch The Brinks this Saturday at historic Union Station with TBE Harriet and DYAN. Its gonna be a killer night and you can’t ask for a better setting!

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Savoir Adore – “Giants”

Savoir Adore are coming to a city near you! Lock up your children! (just so they are safe when you go out the concert…) And I can’t think of a better jam to get amped for a show with than “Giants”. This massive stomping sing along is sure to lay waste to any sedentary vibes you are feeling today.

Los Angeles, catch Savoir Adore and Paperwhite tonight at School Night! The rest of the tour dates are below.

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[LIVE] TBE Presents POMPEYA @ The Hi-Hat March 7th

Both long and short time readers of The Burning Ear know I love me some Pompeya. These Russians make the best beach music this side of the arctic circle. And they are bringing their warm vibes here to chilly (kinda) Los Angeles for 5 FREE shows in March. I’m proud to present the 1st of those shows next week at Highland Parks awesome new venue The Hi-Hat.

They will kick off their March LA residency next week for the following dates/venues:
  • Mon, March 7 @ Hi Hat (FREE!)
  • Mon, March 14 @ Resident
  • Fri, March 18 @ Origami Vinyl (acoustic set)
  • Wed, March 23 @ Sofar Sounds
  • Mon, March 28 @ Satellite

Russian pop/funk outfit Pompeya released their latest album Real last year and have been touring since with critical support from NPR, Stereogum, SPIN, Paste, Interview Mag, etc.  Read more

Disco Shrine – SOFT FUR EP [+ Release Party Friday 2/19]

The dichotomy of Disco Shrine is inherent in their name. Half party, half spiritual devotional to said party, they are damn serious about having a damn good time. And that’s what their debut EP Soft Fur is all about. Falling in love? Dance it up. Broken heart? Dance it out. Bored? Dance it through. Lazy? Just go home then.

With this sudden heat wave we’re having in L.A. it makes a person want to get out and get weird, amirite? Thankfully local good-time goddess Beating Lights has cooked up just the right concoction for our Friday night. Join the party at The Hi-Hat to celebrate Disco Shrine’s release of Soft Fur as well as sets by King Shelter and Tambourines. PLUS DJ sets by yours truly. And if you can still stand upright after all that, there are some extra pop-up goodies. It’s like a mini music festival but without any camping or dehydration. Rally the troops and see you there!

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Magic Bronson – “Run Run” + LIVE SHOW Monday 1/18 @ The Satellite

Two of my favorite mad scientists, Magic Bronson, are emerging from their lair of sounds every Monday in January to make us feel weird/wonderful at The Satellite. This Monday’s love-fest will include their new jam “Run Run” as well as a performance by Nicky Blitz. So abandon your own lair for an evening and come fill your ears with magic. See you Monday.

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[TBE PRESENTS+GIVEAWAY] Hunter Hunted & Friends @ Club Bahia (LA, CA 11/19)

I have the distinct pleasure of presenting long time TBE friends Hunter Hunted at Club Bahia on Thursday night. If you have ever enjoyed a Hunter Hunted jam or video (or  their previous incarnation Lady Danville) then you will want to come out for this one. Its a special show that will feature deeper cuts from Lady Danville as well as guest performances by their extended (and extremely talented) musical family.

Buy Tickets to HUNTER HUNTED @ Club Bahia

Hunter Hunted has already promised that these shows will be more “intimate” than usual which can only be a plus. Additionally, we’ve got sets from Sympathetic Frequencies, Air Life, Steady Holiday and DJ Justin Cornwall.

We have 2 pairs of tix to giveaway! — > WIN tickets HERE

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[DEBUT] B00TY – “Funky Sista”

What good is the booty if you don’t get down?

As we crest the mid-week hump and turn our eyes and ears towards the weekend this above question is about as important as any.  What are your plans? Do you even know? Well you can start assembling something worth its weight in sweat with the supremely groovy “Funky Sista”, the debut jam from Los Angeles, B00TY. Get into the recording today. Get into the live version tomorrow night when they play The Spare Room.

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The Rebel Light – “Strangers” + LIVE @ The Spare Room on Thursday

We are solidly in the sexy sway of Summertime so living large and in charge under the sun is practically required. Cheers to The Rebel Light for adding a perfectly jangly indie rock soundtrack to that large Summer living.

Los Angeles, catch them live this Thursday at The Spare Room!  Read more

[LIVE] 7/9 @ The Spare Room: Molly Moore + Brandyn Burnette, & Le Swish

Another big night at The Spare Room tomorrow night!

Returning champs Le Swish will kick things off with their funked out indie pop grooves designed to move. I recommend bringing your own cocktail umbrellas for these guys.

Then Brandyn Burnette and Molly Moore return with a full band to bring the heat and grooves. Two great talents in their own right are even better when combining forces in one set.

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[TICKET GIVEAWAY] The Griswolds & Urban Cone @ The Toubadour 6/30

If you have ever seen The Griswolds live then you know that the EP above doesn’t do them justice. These Australians bring a damn rocking party. And they are bringing it to Los Angeles tomorrow night with Urban Cone. The show is sold out but we have a pair of tickets to giveaway!

ENTER TO WIN 2 TICKETS

  1. Post about the show on Facebook and/or Instagram (double your chances!)
  2. In the post, name which Griswolds song you most want to hear live.
  3. Make sure to tag @thegriswolds and @theburningear.

The winner will be chosen and notified Tuesday June 30th at 12pm.

Molly Moore – “Don’t Believe It” + LIVE Tonight @ The Spare Room

“The best world is the one you make” is some pretty damn good advice from Molly Moore on this highly infectious new pop jammer. Its a song for blasting through car windows so loud that the car next to you starts singing along too. Get on that today and then make your night all about Molly’s live show at The Spare Room. “Don’t Believe It” was co-written with  Read more

Human Touch (Formerly GNTLMN) – “Black Tongue” + LIVE tonight @ The Spare Room

Sounds like… the band (and Blind Date alums) GNTLMN are as fond of changing their name as they are of crafting dreamy cloud-pop that descends like a blinding fog, distorting everything you thought you knew about the room you are in. Leaving you with no choice but to lay on the floor and use your hands as airplanes, flying them above your drowsy head. Just soaring and floating.

Location: Los Angeles, CA +

Future: Catch the newly christened Human Touch tonight at The Spare Room. 10pm and its a free show!

 

Corsica Arts Club – “Untamed” (LIVE this Thurs @ Spare Room LA)

Sounds like… a highly grooveable blend of 80s dance nostalgia and modern grit and groove.  Crunchy funk goodness you can see live this week in LA!

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Future: Thursday night @ The Spare Room

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Royal Tongues – “Rollin’ On” [LIVE Wed. 1/21]

Music for… getting your anthem on with a bit of grit on the bottom end. Royal Tongues follow up their killer debut jam “The Balance” with this bouncy rump shaker of a jam that I cannot wait to see live tomorrow. Thats right LA, they are playing the final Blind Date at Bootleg with some other killer TBE bands.

Location: Buffalo, NYC, LA. But tomorrow, just LA.

Future: More jams I hope, but first tomorrow: Blind Date at Bootleg. Details and flyer below. Come flex with Brown Shoe, Saturn City, and Waterbed as well. INFO HERE.

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Moons Of Mars – “Holiday” – TONIGHT @ SPARE ROOM

Music for… a new kind of post-holiday-feat tradition. For taking that belly full of turkey and stuffing and skipping the couch in favor of a top-down cruise through town blasting jams and looking for trouble.

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Future: Get into some of that trouble tonight when Moons of Mars play The Spare Room with weirdo wunderkind Philip Yaw.

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