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Early Winters at Hotel Cafe

Last night, Early Winters (and Nightmare and the Cat) played at the Hotel Cafe.

This show was the second of Early Winters’ March residency, and 4 musicians backed up bandleaders Carina Round and Justin Rutledge.

The band started with “Turn Around,” a song that equally featured both lead singers and reminded me of The Swell Season.

Early Winters then played a song that’s not on their EP, perhaps called “What Kind of King.” A great, more electric, and slightly faster version of “Spanish Burn” was next.

“Light of Day” was a solid, catchy, up-tempo song featuring a keyboard/harpischord-like solo, followed by “Tough Love.”

The band finished its set strong with “One Time In Your Life” — the drums really drove the song and the audience responded well to the music.

Check out Early Winters’ official website here.

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Early Winters: March Residency

Early Winters is playing a March residency at the Hotel Cafe:

You can listen to 5 songs by Early Winters on the band’s MySpace.

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Gulf Coast Benefit Concert Recap

Rachael Cantu, Carina Round, Ben Lee, the Silver Lake Chorus, and Kaki King played at the Mint in LA on Thursday for the Gulf Coast Benefit Concert. Kaki King organized and emceed the concert.


-Ben Lee playing his song “Pop Queen” with Kaki King playing the guitar solo.

-Ben Lee playing “We’re All In This Together” with the Silver Lake Chorus singing back-up vocals.

-Kaki King covering “Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want” by The Smiths.

Also in attendance were Clea DuvallTegan Quin of Tegan and Sara, Zooey Deschanel of She & Him, Lara May of El May, Ione SkyeLiz Feldman, and Kate Moennig.


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Gulf Coast Benefit: Ben Lee, Kaki King, Rachael Cantu, Silverlake Chorus

On Thursday July 1st at The Mint in LA, a Gulf Coast Benefit concert will feature the following line-up:

8:00 – Rachael Cantu

8:45 – Carina Round

9:30 – Ben Lee

10:15 – Silverlake Chorus

11:00 – Kaki King

To get tickets, click here.

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