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reLaunch Party Spotlight: Touch Vinyl // POP UP

"I opened Touch Vinyl in 2012 after traveling in Scandinavia and realizing how great record shops can be for community building! Selling new and used records and hosting in-store shows and DJ sets has helped us build a great community in West LA. The sight of my favorite customers brings a smile to my face each and every time!"

- Sebastian Mathews // Founder

Touch Vinyl will be setting up their pop up shop at our reLaunch Party on January 30th! Come hang out, connect with Jenay, and support local brands!  More info here.

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reLaunch Party Spotlight: Hours Lost // POP UP

Hours Lost is an online clothing brand managed in Los Angeles. As its founder and designer, I aim to encourage people to navigate time, an intangible system, without letting it go to waste. I believe it’s important to find time for things that personally matter. I started Hours Lost while I was in college, because I craved a passion project. I had a desire to create something with a concept that would inspire others as much as it inspired me. I love making simple designs with thought-provoking messages for HL items, and discussing my work with people is what I enjoy the most. I love connecting with people, and I’m always inspired by their own ideas and acts of perseverance to do what makes them happy. - Jenay Ross // Founder

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Hours Lost will be setting up their pop up shop at our reLaunch Party on January 30th! Come hang out, connect with Jenay, and support local brands!  More info here.

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PHOTOS: Moons of Mars/ The Cold and Lovely/ Island Apollo/ WASI @The Study 7/31/15

words and photos by Shabnam Ferdowsi

The second OPEN HOUSE night at the Study on July 31st brought a diverse lineup from Moons of Mars' electro-pop dance beats, to the Cold and Lovely's low key grunge, Island Apollo's powerful indie-rock , and finally to WASI's energy-fueled pop punk. As usual, DJ Grant Owens of WeFoundNewMusic was on the decks in between sets spinning some real fun indie remixes. Basically, the last thursday of the month, you better be at the Study! It's a showcase for the indie-music lovers out there, craving for the next best sound, the next best vibe. Can't to see what more awesome bands go through!

Here are some of my favorite shots from that night. 


PHOTOS: COIN @ School Night 5/18/15

photos and words by Shabnam Ferdowsi

The Nashville babes of alt-pop outfit, COIN, played a fun show at School Night this past Monday for a packed Bardot. The girls were swooning and everyone was jamming to their energy.

Listen to their hit  track "Run" off their recent EP and stay tuned for more from these guys!


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CONCERT: Barcelona @ The Troubadour 9/9/14

by Shabnam Ferdowsi

You know when you're at a show and you start confusing the drumbeat for your own heartbeat? That's what Barcelona's concert at the Troubadour last night was like.  Their set included a mix of old and newer tunes, and their crowd was a dedicated one who was singing along with all the lyrics and swaying their arms to the lounge-y beats. I loved how their set flowed between mellower synth/electronic tracks and drum-heavy alternative favorites. Their music is developing into a blend of both, into this synth/pop/rock genre that's blossoming in the industry right now, and their fans are following along with them. 

 

This was the second night of their tour with The Young Wild, whose performance easily blew everyone away. Their energy was fuller than the space and larger than the stage and even though I didn't know the songs beforehand, I found myself reactively moving my body to the very dance-able beat. 

The night's opener was local band Verre. They only have two songs on soundcloud but released their first EP last week. The crowd had just started piling in as they started playing, but their electronic, synth-pop, indie-rock vibes were enough to get people mesmerized. 

CONCERT: Fever Charm @ The Roxy 7/27/14.

by Shabnam Ferdowsi

I fell in love with Fever Charm during our Acoustic Session shoot a couple weeks ago, so I knew I wanted to see them live. I knew they'd be great, but I had no idea there would be a mass of high school girls screaming their names and shrieking like the ultimate fangirls that they were. I'm surprised none of them fainted when frontman Ari walked to the edge of the stage and into their outreached hands!

All jokes aside though, I'm so excited to see where Fever Charm goes next. They're young, talented, know how to perform for a crowd, and seem to know quite well who they are as a band.

"Still Have You" has been my jam all summer, so click play and take a look at the best shots of the night. 

Review: Three of Clubs Tour at The Roxy.

12/12/13.Misterwives, American Authors and The Royal Concept have been on tour for the past 6 weeks, and I was lucky enough to be able to see them at The Roxy in West Hollywood last night, 12/12.

Misterwives: I was oh so pleasantly surprised by this NY-based band that I’d never heard of until that night. Funky tunes + sweet vocals + a sax= never fails. Their energy on stage was infectious, and can’t wait to see where these guys go .

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American Authors: Seeing them again after 6 months, and seeing how much even better they’ve gotten, how much they’ve honed in on their style, made me so happy! The crowd loved, and by the end of their set, the entire room was dancing and singing (screaming) along. Stay tuned for the first album coming out next March 2014!

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The Royal Concept: All the way from Sweden, these guys are definitely on their way. Mixing electronic and indie rock to create something along the lines of Phoenix, The Royal Concept’s performance was truly unique.They ended their set with their hit track “On Our Way”, which easily got the crowd yelling their hearts out to the lyrics.

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PHOTOS: The Neighbourhood @ Hollywood Palladium 10/30/13

ALL THE SCREAMING GIRLS

…. was my first though when The Neighbourhood walked onto the stage at The Hollywood Palladium last week. But soon the sound of the screaming died out as NBHD began to rock it (literally). From going to many concerts I a have learned, or rather decided, that what brings a band to the next level of talent is their ability to play a good show. Stage presence is key, and these guys were so comfortable, to suave, so charismatic up there, that all of a sudden everyone felt like a fangirl. 

Check out The Neighbourhood if you already haven’t!

The Naked and Famous @ The Wiltern 9/27/13

I have been waiting to see The Naked and Famous live in LA for two years.

On Friday, September 27, I finally did and it was magnificent. They played a collections of old and new songs, and their energy was contagious. The crowd went wild for “Punching in a Dream” and they swayed with their new hit “Roling Waves” off their newest album. 

Production-wise, I was blown away. The use of light was spot on, and I might have teared up from (just might…)

Having heard their new album? Follow TNAF to stay updated!

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