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Evan Slamka, Liz Pappademas, The Sweet Hurt & Alex Lilly @ Pehrspace, 6/7/08

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Earlier this month, local band The Sweet Hurt (MySpace) celebrated the release of their In the Shade of Dreams EP with a release party at Pehrspace (MySpace) in Echo Park, with Evan Slamka from Marjorie Fair (MySpace), Liz Pappademas (MySpace), and Alex Lilly from Obi Best (MySpace), formerly known as Colorforms (MySpace).

The recent amount of local music blogger press about The Sweet Hurt leading up to the show -- at LA-Underground, Rock Insider, Radio Free Silver Lake, and Classical Geek Theatre -- was very impressive. But it was the huge turnout of fans, family, and friends at the show -- which according to the aforementioned CGT, included "...members of The Henry Clay People, Fol Chen, Eagle and Talon, The Mezzanine Owls, Les Blanks, The Natural Disasters, Castledoor, Division Day, Le Switch, The Transmissions, The Flying Tourbillon Orchestra, The Voyeurs, The Monolators, and The Cobra Lillies" -- that cemented just how much love and respect the local music community has for The Sweet Hurt's frontwoman Wendy Wang, who can often be seen around town playing backup for other bands, including Correatown (MySpace) and HoneyHoney (MySpace).

The Sweet Hurt's upcoming shows are on July 5th at Crane's Tavern (MySpace) in Hollywood and July 28th at Mr. T's Bowl (MySpace) in Highland Park, with Plasticsoul (MySpace) and The Danbury Shakes (MySpace).