[LIVE] Frank + Derol, DWNTWN, Wildcat! Wildcat!, & Magic Hands @ The Echo, August 27, 2012

♫ Frank + Derol – Barely Love You Too

I was apprehensive about how these newcomers would pull off their delicate grooves but they absolutely impressed. Solid musicianship cracked up to “rock.” Songs I heard for first time sounded like instant favorites. Plus a Smashing Pumpkins cover never hurts. Catch them on tour with Wolf Gang this fall!

♫ DWNTWN – Alamo Square

I’ve seen DWNTWN a bunch this past year and this crowd was definitely the biggest dance party I’ve seen rocking out. (Well, aside from Read more

Remix Roundup Vol. 13 /// 11-20-09

Photo by Daniel GreeneIn my never ending quest to make these roundups leaner and meaner this post was supposed to be onl 8 songs deep. Then I started putting everything together and it was one “Oh, shit! What about….” after another. Anyway, here is another remix beast for your weekend pleasure. Some real jamaroonies in this batch so get pumped!

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MAGIC WANDS can either make good magic or BLACK MAGIC… or killer jams!

Magic Wands Black Magic

it is the person’s eyes that have the answers

♫ Magic Wands – Black Magic

Magic Wands are lovers making music and we know that lovers can make some damn good music. They are from Los Angeles, via Nashville (or something), and their Magic, Love & Dreams EP is out now. “Black Magic” is the EP’s standout jam and is itself like a successful relationship. Imagine Scuzzy Guitaro met Dancey Popp and these are the sounds made on their 12th date. Props to Travis at Buddyhead for reminding me about these guys. Head his way for their recent Daytrotter session and more on Magic Wands.

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