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Another Prawn on the Barbie!

ja prawn

Ja Prawn was born from the murky depths of the LA River in the early millennium, and has been relentlessly rocking Los Angeles' diveyest dance clubs and underground caverns ever since.  Ja Prawn is a demigod sculpted of synth sludge, apocalyptic sci-fi soundtracks, and pawn shop lo-fi glory.  After honing their sound at Don Bolles' nightclub "Ding-a-Ling" in Silverlake, CA, Ja Prawn has finally unleashed its spawn into the world. Their first album, "Everybody" is being released by vosotros.  It's instantly danceable. Have them play your mum's birthday.


There's no place like home

If you want a really Good Friday, then head down to the Natural History Museum tomorrow night to see local funk, soul, hip-hop legends Breakestra perform as part of the museums First Friday’s Series. It’s a six-month long series themed as “There’s No Place Like Home: The Science of Southern California.” The brilliant Fitz and the Tantrums will open for Breakestra, and the evening includes a curated tour, science discussion, and a DJ lounge to boot. Check out Breakestra’s new video here.


Return of the rhymesayer

Indie hip-hop wordsmith Kenan Bell has just dropped a new album of political innuendo, love songs and musings on life and whatnot-- now available on iTunes. The release party is at Spaceland Saturday April 3rd, and he’ll be opening for our Angelino hip-hop faves The People Under the Stairs on their national tour for their April dates. Photo by Angelica Bonomo.


Angus Khan- "Silver and Green"

Angus Khan describes their sound as "Angus Young and Genghis Khan in a back alley bar fight."  If that description isn't enough to convince you to watch their new video, I'm not sure you're worthy of convincing. 


The Deadly Syndrome- "Nolens Volens"

The Deadly Syndrome's sophomore album, Nolens Volens is now available for your ears to appreciate.  You can purchase it via itunes, emusic, Lala, Amazon, or the band's online store.  With these myriad options, there really should be no reason you aren't listening to Nolens Volens by Wednesday.