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Animal Collective is nothing if not unpredictable. The Baltimore-based band has zigged and zagged over the last 14 years between gorgeous pop songs and avant-garde electronic compositions, live instrumentation and dense digital production.

So it’s fitting that the acclaimed indie giants are coming to Aspen somewhat under the radar, playing a DJ set in the cozy underground confines of Escobar.

The A-list booking for the little 170-capacity Hyman Ave. night club came, mostly, by luck, said Escobar co-owner Ian Perry. He has a handful of childhood friends who’ve moved their way up in the music business, including some of Animal Collective’s...

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Incoming: Mac DeMarco, Shakey Graves, Dorothy, Judas Priest, PPL MVR, Jamie Scott, Scott Stapp, Dustin Lovelis, First Aid Kit, Lights, Irontom, Henry Wolfe, the Beta Machines, Dads, TJ Doyle, Twin Peaks, Blonde Redhead, Tame Impala, SoKo, Generationals, Springtime Carnivore, Wovenhand, Relient K,  Flying Lotus, Run the Jewels, RAC, Field Report, Hiss Golden Messenger, Nils Frahm, the Janks, Misfits, J Mascis, SOHN, Death From Above 1979, MSTRKRFT, the Psychedelic Furs, Foster the People, Lo-Fang, Death, Slayer, Ex Cops, Crushed Out, Har Mar Superstar, Chance the Rapper, Busdriver, Hot Water Music, Bob Schneider, the Shakers, Boyce Avenue, Yellowcard, Taylor Locke, Say Anything, Hard...

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Incoming: Alex Clare, Ben Watt, Michael Franti, Kissing Cousins, Girlpool, the Black & the White, the Sunset Drifters, Mereki, Cass McCombs, Gateway Drugs, Joomanji, Dance Gavin Dance, Caught a Ghost, Jamie T, Jonathan Richman, Molotov, Mickey Avalon, Ryan Bingham, Angel Solsen, Say Hi, Act As If, Animal Games, Sarah McLachlan, Christopher Owns, Avi Buffalo, Ryan Hemsworth, Flight Facilities, Moving Units, Spirit Animal, Polaris Rose, Horse Feathers, Tyler Hilton, KIIS-FM’s Jingle Ball, Paloalto, Chrissie Hynde, Fleetwood Mac, Dr. John, Blue October, the Living Sisters, the Girls, Bela Fleck, Sebastien Tellier, Jhene Aiko, Estelle

Above: That’s Cass McCombs‘ video for “Angel Blood,” a track...

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Happy Saturday:

► The Presets headline the Regent Theatre downtown L.A. as the final date of the Check Yo Ponytail Tour. Also on the bill: Le1F, Antwon, Chela and Frankie Chan. That’s the Presets’ video for “No Fun” above. ► The Psychedelic Furs take on the Fonda Theatre with support from the Lemonheads and Royston Langdon (of Spacehog). ► Har Mar Superstar & the Pizza Underground are at the El Rey Theatre. Lizzo and Toby Goodshank open. ► You’ve got Bob Schneider at the Roxy...

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It's hard not to be a little obsessed with Happy Lives new single, "Marry Me." The Brooklyn based art pop duo, Mike Lande and Julian Beel, have seamlessly captured an austere rap style, reminiscent of Mickey Avalon, with gritty vocals, and low-tempo beats with a droning heavy base line.

We're stoked to premiere their new video, which has the camera set tight and steady on Lande as he effortlessly dishes up the lyrics with a DGAF attitude. Shot with a PhotoBooth thermal effect feel, an animated version of a dancing dude (perhaps Lande?) cuts in and out.

Keep an eye out...

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New Docudrama Follows Hollywood Up-and-Coming Talent on the Road to Success

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - October 15, 2014) - Keek Inc. (TSX VENTURE: KEK) (OTCQX: KEEKF) announced today that it has launched its first Keekisode series, Discovered.  Discovered is shot in the Hollywood Hills where six actors, musicians, models and a DJ live together in a house called the Farm. The group is trying to "make it" in the highly competitive entertainment industry. This marks the first time a docudrama is delivered to the audience as a series of 36 second or less episodes. The series was created and produced by Jared Battaglia, best known...

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Happy Saturday …

► Tarfest, the annual free, all-ages music and arts event on the Miracle Mile that kicks off at 1 p.m., brings Hunter Hunted, the Moth & the Flame, DWNTWN, Tapioca and the Flea and the Dead Ships to the La Brea Tar Pits Park. [Set times here.] ► Jane’s Addiction, performing their 1988 breakout “Nothing’s Shocking,” is joined by Failure, Cold War Kids and ††† (Crosses) at the top of the bill for the first day of the Sunset Strip Music Festival. Also performing: Nightmare and...

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On-stage Brawls, Wedding Dresses, Pints of Urine: Live Stories by Drunk Mums

Melbourne's Drunk Mums have a formidable live reputation, one where the script is shredding upon commencement, compactly confined within Tally-Os and transferred into a toxic gas-like substance. Literal and metaphorical actions that are almost certainly in direct violation of that particular venue's "No Smoking Your Set List" guideline.

But rules, right? They're created almost solely to be crushed beyond recognition — something these boys seem to take great pleasure in doing. At least in part, for the recalled stories, filtered through mildly exaggerated elements and vague alcohol-induced perspectives.

Below is...

7 months ago
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Thursday’s fun:

► The free Twilight Concert Series at the Santa Monica Pier says goodbye with its 10th and final show of 2014 — it features soul man Charles Bradley along with New Orleans’ King James & the Special Men. ► Swans and Carla Bozulich do a second night at the Roxy Theatre. ► Formidable rock trio EFG [see "Singing Bridges"] headlines the Satellite, supported by Wet & Reckless and Branden Daniel & the Chics. ► Widely praised country singer Sturgill Simpson visits the Troubadour behind his album “Metamodern Sounds in Country Music.” Cris...

7 months ago
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Incoming: Sunset Strip Music Festival, Jane’s Addiction, Failure, Cold War Kids, Empire of the Sun, Mayer Hawthorne, Tarfest, Hunter Hunted, Limp Bizkit, Linkin Park, Mosco Rosco, Fenech-Soler, Soft Swells, Rise Against, Andrew Belle, Daedelus, Karen O, Buzzbocks, Coldplay, Train, De Lux, Magic Mirror, Vulpeck, Augustines, Chuck Ragan, Cheap Trick, Diana Ross, Neutral Milk Hotel, Fatboy Slim, Blake Mills, Cloud Cult, Old Crow Medicine Show, George Benson, Meg Myers, Roll the Tanks, Monarchy, Chuck Ragan, Lovelife, Moving Units, Jungle, Katy Perry, Chvrches, Tokimonsta, Kopecky Family Band, the Dig, the Cerny Brothers, Son Lux, Ceasefire, Bell X1, Rival Sons, Beck, Bedrocktoberest, X, Lil Haydn,...

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