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Author John M. Mroch

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9 Things You Should Absolutely Know About KG Bird

After the frontman of their original band was arrested, L.A.-based brothers Chris and Tim James regrouped with the ambient indie-folk band KG Bird. Read more...

LAST NIGHT: Franz Ferdinand Rocks an Intimate Show at the Echoplex

Rhythm guitarist and keyboardist Nick McCarthy crowd surfed atop howling fans while continuing to hack away at his pearl white Gibson SG. Read more...

Las Cafeteras Remix Mexican Folk and Stories of L.A.

The seven-member East L.A. band puts a modern spin on Son Jarocho music, blending contemporary Afro-Mexican rhythms and hip-hop beats with the centuries-old musical genre from southern Veracruz, Mexico. Read more...

Band Profile: Dreamin’ of the Good Life with Fortress Social Club

The L.A. band's first full-length effort, Dreamin’ the Life, is an R&B-tinged album of 1960s rock is full of harmonious, bluesy tunes. Read more...

Band Profile: The Hindu Pirates Rock their Residency at the Echo

Not all the members of Orange County garage band the Hindu Pirates are of drinking age but that hasn’t stopped them from getting into The Echo. Read more...

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