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  • Coachella 2012: Weekend Two, Day Three Bands
    Checking out the performances from Sunday, April 22 a Coachella, including First Aid Kit, Justice, Beats Antique, Beirut, At the Drive In, The Hives, Lucent Dossier Experience, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, and Fitz and the Tantrums. All pictures by Meg Strouse.
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  • Lux Interior of the Cramps, 1946-2009 (slightly NSFW)
    Erick Lee Purkhiser, better known as Lux Interior of the legendary psychobilly/punk rock band the Cramps, passed away from a pre-existing heart condition on Feb. 4. Lux founded the band in 1973 with his wife, lead guitarist Poison Ivy, in Sacramento. Since then, the Cramps have gone on to play...
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  • Backstage Pass @ KOCI
    On Saturday, 1/31, Costa Mesa-based low-power FM radio station KOCI had their latest installment of local music show Backstage Pass which, as things happen, turned out to be their last show in its current form. (See this week's Sound Guy column by Albert Ching for more info.) Bands performing...
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  • OC Music Awards Showcase Night Five @ Chain Reaction
    The OC Music Awards Showcase continues right into February at the Chain Reaction. On 2/3, Franki Doll and the Broken Toys, twentyfour64, Halos, Dolphin City, Moostache and We Are the Pilots performed. The OC Music Awards will be held April 4 at the Grove of Anaheim (see
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  • Darker My Love & Talia Rose @ the Prospector
    Indie psychedelic rock band Darker My Love dropped by the Prospector on 2/2. Talia Rose provided support.
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  • SXSW Wednesday: Friendly Fires, Joy Formidable, Fader party
    Day two at SXSW 2011 as Gimme Noise brings you photos of Friendly Fires and Joy Formidable at the Fader party, as well as some shots of rock-n-roll festies. PHOTOS BY STACY SCHWARTZ on March 16, 2011
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  • Meshuggah @ the House of Blues
    Swedish five-piece experimental band Meshuggah performed at the House of Blues on 2/1.
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  • Lucha VaVoom @ the Grove
    It's an acid trip without the acid: Lucha VaVoom have hit the road again with their really, really weird show that was once traditionally only held at Los Angeles' Mayan Theater. In Lucha VaVoom, burlesque dancers, little people and lucha libres (you know! Mexican wrestlers! In masks!) take to...
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  • Nickel Eye @ the Detroit Bar
    Nikolai Fraiture is just the latest Stroke to take part in a side project he's dubbed Nickel Eye (get it?). Along with his backing band (otherwise known as South, a UK band introduced to him by a friend), Nickel Eye has just released an album, The Time of the Assassins, featuring guest spots...
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  • The Submarines and the Morning Benders @ Detroit Bar
    Los Angeles-based indie pop band the Submarines co-headlined the Detroit Bar on 1/30 with the Morning Benders. The tour continues throughout February, ending with a hometown show at the Troubadour on the 28th.
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  • Trendzilla Slideshow: American Rag Cie, Newport Beach
    American Rag Cie has been a go-to destination for shoppers since 1984. With three retail locations in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Newport Beach, American Rag has immersed itself as a part of California culture with its eclectic mix of men and women's designer clothing and accessories. An...
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  • Insects vs. Robots & the Blue Whales @ the Blue Cafe
    Long-time local favorite the Blue Whales played at the Huntington Beach location of the Blue Cafe, 1/28. Insects vs. Robots (featuring CONTORTIONISTS! And CIRCUS PERFORMERS! And SWINGERS!) headlined, and Boston's very own Ketman were also part of the supporting acts.
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