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Holly Miranda Photos/Video @ Bootleg

Highlights of last night’s Holly Miranda show at LA’s Bootleg Theatre were “Waves,” “I’d Rather Go Blind,” “Every Time I Go To Sleep,” and “Slow Burn Treason.”

Photos & video by After The Show:

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El May & Rachael Cantu Show Recap

Monday night (8-16-2010), El May and Rachael Cantu played at The Hotel Cafe in LA.

I was pleasantly surprised that The Hotel Cafe had been renovated and was much larger than the last time I had visited 7 years ago.

El May (Lara May) played a solo set consisting of guitar, experimental looping of vocals and guitar, and piano. Highlights were when she played songs on the piano such as “Draining a Lake” and songs on guitar like “Don’t You” and “Order in the Nothing.”

Rachael Cantu played a great set with an accompanying guitarist with her. Although she didn’t play her cover of “Can You Tell” by Ra Ra Riot, she did play songs like “Thieves and Their Hands.” The use of a guitar slide gave a country twang to some songs. She ended her set with the song “Saturday,” which sounded great with the combination of just acoustic guitar and electric guitar.

Shout out to ATS reader Maribella M. who was also at the show!


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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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How To Discover New Music (Part 3)

Part 1 of “How to Discover New Music” (read it here) was about music podcasts.

Part 2 (here) was about attending concerts.

Part 3 is about interviews and playlists.

Read, listen to (audio), or watch (video) interviews with artists you like, especially interviews that focus on having artists make playlists of music that they like.

Example #1: I discovered the song “Saturday” by Rachael Cantu and “5 Years Time” by Noah and the Whale by listening to Ben Lee’s podcasts and reading a playlist he made.

Example #2: Holly Miranda tweeted a link to “It’s Okay” by Land of Talk. A playlist by Lizzie Powell of Land of Talk featured the song “Re: Stacks” by Bon Iver and “One Man” by Eulogies:

Example #3: An interview with Brian Wilson and Zooey Deschanel led me to discover “This Will Be Our Year” by The Zombies.

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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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