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Warpaint Will Help You Excell at Spelling

I can confidently aver that Warpaint's "Billie Holiday" has been stuck deeply in my head for several days.  This would quickly be deemed as problematic by most, but I'm rather enjoying it.  However, I cannot say the same for those I associate with.  I myself am not an extraordinary singer, and listening to me spell out B-I-L-L-I-E in a sing songy fashion is not what most consider enjoyable.  Watch this video and torture your friends like I have been.  Also, catch them before they embark on their European tour on May 8th at the Bootleg Theater.


Deep Sleep Ops to play the Prospector May 6th

Long Beach's own Deep Sleep Ops will be gracing the Prospector with their musical presence on Thursday, May 6th.  I'd suggest making the journey.


Mississippi Man Rumbles

Thursday night @ 3 Clubs in Hollywood it's the May version of The Rumble: Los Angeles with three more acts performing that should be on your radar. Mississippi Man headlines, backed by the Bay Area’s Ferocious Few, and L.A.’s Dirt Dress. Thursday's party is going to be a whiskey-infused mess after these three acts drop their delta blues meets 2010 rock n roll on all of us.


Shlohmo to release Shlomoshun Deluxe LP May 24


Shlohmo, aka Henry Laufer brings a keen ear to the music he makes, using mostly found sound, fragile old gear and a laptop. With beat and soundscape arrangements that leave the listener hypnotized, the songs breath life from the organic and electronic worlds colliding. Fan favorites "Hot Boxing The Cockpit" and "Antigravity" place him right amongst neu-bass contemporaries like Flying Lotus, Nosaj Thing, Ras G and others in the Low End Theory-fueled Los Angeles beat scene while a track like "7am" oozes Dilla-esque swagger; all the while remaining effortlessly cinematic. Laufer will release Shlomoshun Deluxe on May 24, as a follow-up to his acclaimed Shlomoshun EP out late 2009.


Lemon Sun release record at The Echo tonight

LA-based troubadours Lemon Sun release their new album and music video for Touch the Lightning tonight at The Echo. Frontman Rob Kolar's voice and lyrics enrapture listeners without effort-- he's a real storyteller. They're joined by Leopold and His Fiction as well as Red Arrow Messenger.