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Cold War Kids

Cold War Kids means International Blues. They began in August ’04 with friends, jangly guitar, hand claps, and a Harmony amp in a storage room atop Mulberry Street restaurant in downtown Fullerton, CA. Cold War Kids strive to make honest songs about human experience in orchards and hotel rooms, laundromats and churches, sea ports and school halls. They love the …

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The Directionals

Based out of Milwaukee, WI, the Directionals have been creating a buzz for just over a year in their hometown. They embarked on a national tour this summer in support of their recently released single Serenade of Fire and their forthcoming albums Shapes and Colors, and OMNI, both to be released mid 2013. The Directionals have been compared to the …

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Empire of the Sun

Traveling, quite literally, from across the world, Empire of the Sun played an incredible set at ACL Moody Theater. These guys put on a great production, equipped with back up dancers, props, costumes, lasers, and plenty of energy to keep the crowd engaged. The venue, as expected, had amazing lighting, so it wasn’t too much of a challenge to get …

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Crooked Bangs

The band played a short set, but packed a huge punch. These guys had an incredibly engaged audience. The people in the crowd who didn’t have their eyes glued to the stage were throwing their bodies at each other and spilling beer. This made it a bit of a difficult shoot, but quite fun. Besides, where else that night would …

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311 at ACL Live

Set List: Beautiful Disaster, Jackpot, Large In the Margin, Champagne, Time Bomb, Purpose, You Wouldn’t Believe, All Mixed Up, Crack The Code, Applied Science, Do You Right, Strong All Along, Plain, Amber, BASS SOLO w/ Imperial March, Mindspin, Come Original, Sick Tight, Flowing, Feels So Good, Down Encore: Who’s Got the Herb, Creatures (For a While) PHOTO GALLERY All photos …

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The Motel Ball Band

Having seen the band play a few songs on NYE, I had an idea what was in store for me as I drove out to Sahara Lounge. The bar had real character. The stage had been drenched in Christmas lights going in all directions, and one perfectly large disco ball seemed to tie everything together. The band members mostly hail …

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Black Eyed Vermillion

Combining the elements of American roots music with the dark anger of punk and grindcore, B.E.V. will be attempting to play as many gigs as possible, depending on the bands ever demanding Rehab schedule. PHOTO GALLERY All photos © 2013 Jeff Harris. Please do not use without written permission.

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Sigur Ros

Often, when people refer to a band, the word “epic” gets thrown around rather irresponsibly. When you read about that “epic” Creed performance or that “epic” Taylor Swift show, the adjective begins to feel watered down, and rightfully so. Sure, it’s all a matter of subjectiveness, but by definition the word refers to a “long, narrative, poem” and few bands deliver a …

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Deftones at ACL

Sacramento legends, the Deftones, cruised into town Friday night, selling out the coveted ACL Live at the Moody Theater. The band is currently touring on 2012’s Koi No Yokan and any signs of aging were absent from their action packed show. The fountain of youth may have been visited by Chino Moreno and his band mates, but it seems to …

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Ed Sheeran at Stubb’s

w/Foy Vance and Rizzle Kicks, Stubb’s Amphitheater, January 19, 2013 PHOTO GALLERY All photos © 2013 Jim Chapin Photography. Please do not use without written permission. Images may be available for licensing or as prints.

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Eddie Money

Set List: Baby Hold On, Wanna Be A Rock ‘N’ Roll Star, Walk on Water, No Control, One More Soldier Coming Home, Trinidad, I Wanna Go Back, You Really Got a Hold on Me, Gimme Some Water, Maureen, Call on Me, Get a Move On, Take Me Home Tonight (Be My Baby), I Think I’m in Love, Two Tickets to …