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-- The 60's --
The 13th Floor Elevators
Janis Joplin
-- The 70's --
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Asleep at the Wheel
Willie Nelson
The Skunks
Townes Van Zandt
Guy Clark
Jerry Jeff Walker
-- The 80's --
The Dicks
Marcia Ball
The Butthole Surfers
Joe Ely
The Fabulous Thunderbirds
Nanci Griffith
-- The 90's --
Lucinda Williams
Arc Angels
Shawn Colvin
Alejandro Escovedo
Jimmie Dale Gilmore
The Gourds
Robert Earl Keen
James McMurtry
Toni Price
Kelly Willis
-- The 00's --
Okkervil River
The American Analog Set
...Trail of Dead
Explosions in the Sky
Patty Griffin
Sara Hickman
I Love You But I've Chosen...
The Octopus Project
Okkervil River
Bruce Robison
The Sword
What Made Milwaukee...

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Stream: Youth Code, "Consuming Guilt"

Youth Code's electro-hardocore mash is an industrial assault. Their recent single, "Consuming Guilt," off their new EP, A Place to Stand, is an intense collection of heavy synths, pounding back beats, and plenty of noise. Ryan George and Sara Taylor make up the complex duo; their use of samples and sonic manipulation create strange fusions of 80's hardcore claustrophobia with synth noise chaos. Their EP is out on Da Is Records, and stream the single below . - Jake Saunders


Their Wedding release new EP

Their Wedding is a unique clash of Matt Healy from The 1975, sister Danielle from Haim, and Alex Clare. The simply refreshing and igniting dynamic group grabbed my attention with their new EP, Wine, with my favorite single, "I Tried To Leave You". The vocals of member Celese Hernadez are so hypnotizing and spellbinding that I caught myself dancing in my living room while my mother brought groceries in. It was quite embarrassing to say the least, but the build up of vocals and their instrumentals create an overwhelming vibe that I could not shake off. Recently going through a breakup myself, this song hit me relly hard. It's about creating a sound, reliving a moment in your life that is so intoxicating and so incredible, that the only thing that can be used to create that instant flash of joy is music. Or maybe it’s not joy, maybe it’s heart break, maybe it’s anger or peace or whatever it may be; music can truly heal a person's soul and I believe Their Wedding has done a great job at provoking a multitude of emotions into this EP. And thanks to True Grit Records, the 12” vinyl is now available to download and buy. Take advantage of it. - Kayla Hay


Stream: Street Joy, "Disappoint You Girl"

Welcome another fuzzy, bluesy stomper by Street Joy, the spirited LA duo who's been sporadically releasing a handful of equally invigorating lo-fi scuzz since last year's "Wandering In Your Mind". We're not disappointed in the slighest.


Video: Modern Time Machines, "Loveletters"

Despite the rising number of shoegaze-inspired bands that have come into sight in the last few years, Modern Time Machines have gradually developed into one of the most exhilitaring acts in the local scene. Their latest single, "Loveletters", actually comes eerily close to replicating the sound that Shields brought to the fore in the late eighties. The knockout production elements in "Loveletters" are really what elevates the track to a higher plane, its searing, yet seducing guitars and reverb-drenched vocals coalesced with the video's variegated visuals. "Loveletters" is the first taste off their upcoming EP, which the band will be releasing in late 2014. 


Wrongchilde play record release show on 8.20

Wrongchilde is the solo project of Kill Hannah frontman Mat Devine, whose love-stricken anthems veer from wispy, stadium-friendly synth pop to stately ambient ballads. He's assembled a strong lineup of cameos for his debut release Gold Blooded, which features Morgan Kibby - who also took the solo route after touring with M83 - and Gerard Way, who contributes vocals to the track "Falling In Love Will Kill You". Devine is hosting a record release party at Community on August 20, who's self-releasing the album after a succesful PledgeMusic campaign. 



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Amoreux release debut EP Never Young as Tonight

Bassist Holiday J and drummer Nicole Turley came together in the heat of L.A. to create a unique and dynamic group called Amoureux. With smooth saxophones, violins, tribal drums and lo-fi synths, Amoureux offers something inspiring with every single song. Defining minimalism to its smallest form, there are simple and few elements used to create a maximum effect. The complexity in their hypnotic effects combined with their unconventional character entanglements give this album a lasting impression. They hit the nail on the head with using so little, to make so much in their music. The limited vocals add to the rawness of the orchestra, which creates this band's style. Never Young As Tonight was released on July 29 via Neurotic Yell Records. - Kayla Hay


Video: Matt Kivel, "Insignificance"

Singer/songwriter Matt Kivel's latest full-length release, Days Of Being Wild, carefully balances ruminative acoustic ballads with modestly strummed uptempo melodies. One of the songs off the record, "Insignificance", features a streamlined electric strum that's just as tranquil, coupled with a tense, bare rhythm that fully embraces the bare essentials of nineties college rock. Kivel has just released a video for the track, which features him doing the kinds of things working musicians regularly do on a daily basis over what looks like VHS camcorder-quality footage. Days Of Being Wild is currently availale via Woodsist. 




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