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Like fun? Try Rafter.

Fun haters beware, Rafter wants you to have a good time.  The fun quotient is undeniable when you release an album entitled Sex Death Cassette.  The man behind the music, Rafter Roberts' has turned indie music on its head by instilling a sense of humor into his songs.  Inspired by everything from funk, pop to Caribbean, Rafter's songs are fast and tend to inspire legions of people to dance with reckless abandon.


Dance til you're dead

A week from tonight you can get your Thriller step on with a killer lineup of L.A. bands at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Dead Meadow, dios and Lantvrn will each haunt you with their dirge. This spooky lineup was born to wake the undead. The show (in the Masonic Temple within the graveyard) is free and starts at 8pm on the 25th.


Best of LA #19: Happy Hollows to Play the Troubadour May 13th

A band equipped with ineffable talent is usually enough to get people to listen.   Happy Hollows has talent, that much is true.  However, this group of three has more to offer.  These people are funny.  Really funny!  Their blog is littered with videos, many of which chronicle dynamic front woman Sarah Negahdari's many alter egos.  If this band were a high school student, they would be the really, really good looking girl who you would like to hate, but can't.  Ya, she might be really hot, but she can also crack a mean joke (and who hates jokes?).  Do yourself a favor and become a fan.  You'll be glad you did. 



The Deli LA Issue #5 Release Party!

A fresh issue of The Deli LA is hitting the streets as you read this. We delve inside the stories of L.A. rockers The Henry Clay People, sweet Holmes, and folksters of The Beachwood Rockers’ Society. Gain insight into the creative processes of Emily Wells, The Happy Hollows, and Homesick Elephant. Educate yourself with Learning Music. This Wednesday at Crane’s Tavern in Hollywood a handful of Beachwood Rockers will entertain the masses:

D Henry Fenton

Cydney Robinson


Mitchells Folly

Andy Clockwise

Foster Timms

No cover, free CDs, and free Deli issues hot off the press! It all starts around 9pm Wedensday and goes way past your bedtime.



The Very Best of LA! #20: Foreign Born to Play The Echo March 26th

In my experience, those who are foreign born are unabashedly appealing.  The mystique that surrounds a visitor from a far away land is enough to whip just about anyone into a wild frenzy.  The same reaction will undoubtedly occur after listening to this band of Los Angeles natives masquerading as expatriates.  Foreign Born will transport you musically, rendering a passport completely unnecessary.