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Wathana Lim

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    As Sunset Junction Day 2 starts to wind down, everyone gets a relief from the sun with a slight breeze and some cloud cover. Bands like Build an Ark and Arrested Development make the corner of Santa Monica and Sunset Boulavard just a bit more cooler with their east coast brand of funk....
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    Sun-drenched hipsters meet local families as they collide onto Sunset Junction for indie music and danger dogs. Day one photos....
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    What do you do when your female lead singer parts ways with your band and you have big gigs on already booked? No matter what, the show must go on -- and that’s exactly what West Indian Girl is doing. On Friday, the band played at L.A.’s House of Blues without the vocal stylings of former frontwoman Mariqueen Maandig; instead, Tiki Lewis filled in for the night. As they begin their rigorous hunt for a...
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    Every weekend I say to myself, "I'm going to escape this cement jungle and go get out to somewhere green", which is easier said then done. Yet each weekend rolls by and I never seem to be able to leave my 10 mile bubble radius of Silver Lake. Feeling completely guilt ridden for not taking the advantage of the abundant nature that surrounds LA (within a thirty minute drive); I went out to Malibu. Allergy...
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    Kamera @ SYNC Nettwerk. As soon as I walked into SYNC at Nettwerk, I instantly spotted the Swedish Rockers. Slim, attractive, attired in chic black outfits and polite. The night proved that there is more to Swedish music then ABBA....
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    Magic Bullets A simmering sextet from San Francisco, Magic Bullets may be the most ordinary-looking bunch of guys to start up a post-punk band. Their haircuts are short, and so are their songs. You might invite them over to mow your lawn, but you don't expect them to churn out the kind of evocative, guitar-layered songs that instantly flood your mind with moody memories. Well, at least this mind (after a slew of free...
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    Cole Alexander of Black Lips I become an honorary member of New York band Adam Franklin; their drummer and me share almost the same name (his is Than). Made awkward conversation with Robert Rejnisson (guitarist of the Icelandic band Benni Hemm Hemm) about Icelandic film stars and the weather in Phoenix. I got shoved and rushed by young whipper-snappers making their way to be front at center for the Black Lips. And I stayed...
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    With a crowd that maybe topped 35, we caught Ferraby Lionheart's appearance last night in the intimate back room of the Tangier Lounge. Your proverbial tall drink of water, Ferraby is lean to the point of looking emaciated - someone feed this man! Yet, apparent malnourishment hasn't stopped the Nashville-raised, LA-based musician from making stirring folksy pop that should resonate with anyone who's ever had a love to ponder, which is just about everyone....
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    On any given Sunday there is a barrage of things to do in Los Angeles. This particular Sunday I received an invitation from Kamran V of Spaceland Records to go to "This is not a Fugazi Show" a tribute to Fugazi (a benefit for Art Share Los Angeles ). As I made my way there I had got a flat tire, I didn't let this deter me and borrowed my loftmates car. It was...
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    Thousands of people composed of immigrants, workers and activists participate in the May Day march in Downtown LA. Several feet away from Los Angeles city hall, speakers address the masses. Every so often the crowd would explode with cheer and movement. The mood was vibrant. The streets overflowing with passionate immigrants and supporters voicing their opinions. The march was full of families and in the front of the march where a line of mothers...

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