Vivian Girls contest

VIVIAN GIRLS are one of our favorite bands. They are playing at the ECHO on Sunday May 1st. This is going to be an amazing show. In celebration of all that is great we are giving away two pairs of tickets to those amazing LA music lovers. All you have to do is send your name or email address and mention VIVIAN GIRLS. Leave a comment below, follow us on twitter, or send an email to PORTINFINITE @ aol.com and we will pick a winner at noon on Sunday. Good luck.
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Make Music Pasadena: June 18th



These bands hit the streets of Pasadena on June 18th, with Best Coast and Morning Benders....

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Spectrum + The Black Ryder

Spectrum + The Black Ryder play the Troubadour tonight, April 28th.
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Dirty Beaches - Lord Knows Best

Hello music fans. This week we are giving away some pairs of tickets.

If you want to see Dirty Beaches or Royal Bangs this week at the ECHO,
please send an email with your name to PORTINFINITE @ aol.com

Mention the show you want to go to "Dirty Beaches" or "Royal Bangs"

You can also leave a message below or follow us on twitter.

Good luck!
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Austin Psych Fest 4

Prefuse 73

A Place To Bury Strangers


The Growlers

The Black Ryder


The Quarter After


Beach Fossils
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Spectrum @ Troubadour April 28th

SPECTRUM (Sonic Boom) will playing the Troubadour on Thursday April 28th. They will be supported by Black Ryder. Both bands will be at Austin Psych Fest 4 this weekend.
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Poly Styrene 1957-2011

Poly Styrene 1957-2011

We can confirm that the beautiful Poly Styrene, who has been a true fighter, won her battle on Monday evening (4/25/11) to go to higher places. Poly Styrene was born Marianne Elliot Said on June 3, 1957. She passed away due to cancer.

Poly Styrene was a punk amongst punks. A groundbreaking presence that left an unrepeatable mark on the musical landscape, she made history the moment she uttered, “Some people think little girls should be seen and not heard but I think oh bondage up yours!” The influence of Poly and X-ray Spex has been felt far and wide ever since. The seminal album Germ Free Adolescents is a landmark work and a primary influence on Britpop and Riot Grrrl. At the center of it was Poly Styrene, a bi-racial feminist punk with the perfect voice to soundtrack rebellion. Poly never sacrificed the intelligence or the fun in her music and style. Her trademark braces and dayglo clothes were a playful rejection of the status quo and of conformity and complacency. She dissected gender politics, consumer culture, and the obsessions of modern life in a way that made us all want sing along with her.

At the core of Poly’s work from Germ Free Adolescents through Generation Indigo, is a revolutionary with a genuine love for this world and the people and things in it. Her indomitable heart is all over the new material from her championing of cruelty free products and as she put it, "being conscious of the slaughterhouse culture" (“I Luv Ur Sneakers”) to giving voice to marginalized poor people worldwide (“No Rockefeller”) to tackling racism (“Colour Blind”). Poly Styrene never stopped exciting us with her incisive world-view, amazing wit, and her adventurous sound. It is impossible to imagine what modern music would be like without her incalculable contributions but it’s probably not worth imagining a world that never had Poly Styrene in it.

A thrilling work from a true pioneer and rebel in every sense, Poly Styrene’s album Generation Indigo is out today through Future Noise Music and was produced by Youth (The Verve, Killing Joke, The Fireman, Edwyn Collins).The album’s fusion of punk spirit, and fresh sounds has already received rave reviews on both sides of the Atlantic from Spin, NPR, NME, MOJO and countless others. The forward looking Generation Indigo showcases Poly’s humorous musings on pop culture, the internet and fashion whilst also tackling heavier subject matter (war and racism) with her politically aware and intelligent lyrics all in the inimitable voice of a genuine icon. Listen to the full Generation Indigo record streaming on AOL Spinner.

Poly was very proud of Generation Indigo. See an interview where she discusses the album track by track here. The album is released in the US today.

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Band of Skulls @ Bootleg


Monday, June 6 - Bootleg Bar - $15 - Doors 9p

Stay tuned for info on more tickets!

"Glam and dangerous and just a bit kinky, it's absolutely not the sort of thing that happens in the Ritzys and gastropubs of Southampton. The fact that Band Of Skulls come from somewhere so mundane makes this low-slung grimy lead single all the more impressive." - NME

"The British trio draws from the same well as The White Stripes, but not so blatantly that things get ugly: Singer-guitarist Russell Marsden echoes White in both his vocal delivery (bluesy, but not blatantly so) and in his guitar-playing (trebly but meaty, and often with an eye aimed at Jimmy Page). Marsden is joined on lead vocals by Emma Richardson, whose smoky, natural voice resembles Alison Mosshart's-she of The Kills as well as Jack White's new band, The Dead Weather." - AV Club

"These cats can rock! It only makes sense that the contributions and talents of all three members meshed together could create something like Baby Darling Doll Face Honey - one of those rare cases of an album exceeding the lofty expectations that preceded with the buzz. The styles of the songs alternate between a cool bluesy vibe to a nostalgic classic British rock to, as mentioned above, a more modern raw wet dream-like White Stripes." - The Rock and Roll Report

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Tame Impala live

All live photos by Angel Ceballos
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The Pains of Being Pure at Heart @ Letterman

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart will be on David Letterman tonight April 19th.
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Alessi's Ark: US Tour

British folk-popstress Alessi’s Ark released the second in a series of singles on Bella Union records. This time, it’s a cover of 60s teen pop icon Lesley Gore’s “Maybe I Know.” Made famous by her still nearly ubiquitous hit “It’s My Party,” which she recorded at the age of 16, and others like the early feminist anthem “You Don’t Own Me.” Alessi feels a special kinship with Gore as a result of herself also being thrust into the spotlight in her teen years; she signed on the dotted line with Virgin Records UK when she was just 17.
“Last summer, I heard 'maybe I know' for the first time after my good friend Jake (Bellows) dreamt I performed it at a school party. He sent a YouTube link to Lesley Gore performing the song and it got stuck in my heart and brain immediately.”
Check out Alessi’s version of Gore’s song via her new video for the song.

Amid the record craziness at this year’s SXSW festival, Alessi played a quiet and comfortable set in an Austin hotel covered and photographed by the New York Times. Remarks Alessi in their story, “They handed me a piece of chocolate and asked if I had any more shows, and I said no,” Ms. Laurent-Marke said. “Then they said they were having this salmon breakfast, and asked if I’d play. I said yes, of course. I love salmon.”
“Maybe I Know can be purchased on iTunes and on Amazon mp3.
Alessi will be playing select dates in the U.S. in June, with more to be announced soon…
June 7 Club Passim Cambridge, MA
June 9 Joe’s Pub NYC (supporting John Grant)
June 11 Bella Café Washington, DC
June 14 Casbah Durham, NC
“The understated arrangements suggest you’re listening to a woman with impeccable taste, while her exquisitely resigned version of Lesley Gore’s ‘Maybe I Know’ confirms it.” – MOJO
“A bewitching stage presence and an angelic vocal make Alessi’s Ark very easy to love…this will leave you utterly spellbound” – Clash Music

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The Black Ryder

The band, hailing from Sydney Australia, relocated to Los Angeles late last year following the release of their album entitled Buy The Ticket, Take the Ride in the states by Mexican Summer They toured with The Cult across the USA for 2 months, played a sold out show at Noise Pop Festival in San Francisco with Tamaryn and The Soft Moon, kicked off the new year with shows in LA, and now the band have some brand new dates to announce opening for the likes of Broken Social Scene and Spectrum (Pete Kember / Spacemen 3 / Sonic Boom as well as some headline shows. In addition, The Black Ryder will be playing Austin Psych Festival on the 30th of April along with Crocodiles, Black Moth Super Rainbow and Spectrum.

A little more about The Black Ryder as told by The Cult's Ian Astbury:

"With auspicious sensual textured layers of melody and guitars, both Scott Von Ryper and chanteuse Miss Aimee Nash weave a densely rich tapestry of love, sex and death, mountains, oceans and astral travel.

They indicate the way to the heart of life the centre of our humanity in ritual space, in crafted chords, in veiled waves of sonic tone and drone. Rich dangerous opiated swirling attacks on the third eye lysergic and lupine in equal measure. Once drawn in by this perfume its essence stays with the listener forever.

There is only one way to truly experience the journey and that is to listen to their debut album 'Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride'.

Self-produced, self-funded, self-realized. An act of necessity formed in earnest from the ashes…. Nash Von Ryper locked themselves away to create this beautiful set of recordings.

We are struck be Aimee's beauty and Scott's sartorial gaze. They are assassins of experience of deep exploration broadcasting direct from the palace of wisdom."
Tour Dates:

The Majestic Ventura Theatre - Ventura, CA

Soda Bar - San Diego, CA

The Troubadour - Los Angeles, CA

Sons of Herman Hall, Dallas, TX


3rd May 2011 THE BLACK RYDER - line up TBA shortly
Glasslands Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

4th May 2011 THE BLACK RYDER - line up TBA shortly
Santos Party House, New York, NY

SF POPFEST - The Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco, CA
Support to be announced

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WIRE @ Coachella

WIRE us tour comes to an end this week. Saturday April 16 WIRE will be at Coachella, playing at 8pm. Sunday they will play at SLIMS in San Francisco.
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Trentemoller @ Mezzanine April 16th

Trentemoller will be playing Mezzanine on Saturday April 16th, and Coachella on Sunday April 17th.
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The Entrance Band @ Slims SF tonight

Tonight at SLIMS SF, April 15th
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Francis and the Lights @ Jimmy Kimmel

Francis and The Lights appear on Jimmy Kimmel tonight, April 14th.
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Alessi's Ark - Maybe I Know

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Coachella 2011

These bands will be performing at COACHELLA on April 15th-17th:

Foster The People

The Rural Alberta Advantage

!!! (Chk Chk Chk)

Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti

The Pains of Being Pure At Heart


Francis and The Lights

Freelance Whales

The Kills

The Love Language

Fistful of Mercy (Joseph Arthur)

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The Secret Machines - Marfa Song

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Angel Ceballos: the latest


Olof Arnalds

Smith Westerns

Wild Nothing




Har Mar Superstar


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