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Silversun Pickups
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Silversun Pickups Venue: Fingerprints Music – City: Long Beach – Date: September 2015 Celebrating the release of their excellent, electronic-tinted, new album Better Nature, The Silversun Pickups came down to one of my favorite local haunts, the great Long Beach record store Fingerprints Music – where I stop by every Friday – to deliver a stripped-down set. Singer Brian Aubert and Bass player Nikki Monninger offered energized acoustic versions of some of their...

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Bloc Party
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Bloc Party Venue: FYF Fest – City: Los Angeles – Date: August 2015 The British Post-Punk bank Bloc Party made waves 10 years ago with its album Silent Alarm and, as you could expect, the crowd was quite massive at the lawn stage. Delivering a tight set filled with hits such as “Helicopter” and “Banquet”, they however suffered from being too formal – their live cuts are...

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!!! (Chk Chk Chk)
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!!! (Chk Chk Chk) Venue: FYF Fest – City: Los Angeles – Date: August 2015 While the Sacramento post-punk band !!! (Chk Chk Chk) gained recognition for its infectious dance-punk tunes – and ungoogleable name – seeing them live brings their music to the next level, mostly thanks to their goofy leader’s antics! Wearing a simple shirt and shorts that seemed way too small, singer Nic Offer...

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