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Teddybear Punkrockers

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Once into grindcore (and going by the name, Skull), the Teddybears are now all about electronic, dance rock. Sporting gigantic teddy bear masks, the Swedish trio belted out a bunch of tunes from their latest album Soft Machine including "Punkrocker" (which features Iggy Pop on the soundtrack). Aimee Echo of The START joined in the festivities at Popscene last weekend.

Chicago's Scions

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Chicago spin doctors Flosstradamus, whose Scion Sampler dropped at last month's SXSW, graced the stage at Mezzanine last week to celebrate the URB Next 100 issue. San Francisco's own DJ Vin Sol opened.


The Impossible Mission

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Grammy-award winning hip hop group De La Soul pulled out all the stops at Ruby Skye, sampling and rapping from funk and soul to pop, jazz and reggae. The trio, which is on The Impossible Mission tour, was joined by Prince Paul (aka DLS's producer Paul Huston), Black Sheep and Zion I.


An Evening of a Thousand Scowls

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Love Speaks

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Folk-rock singer/songwriter Brett Dennen stopped off at The Independent as part of his Love Speaks tour, which is taking him all over the U.S., Europe and the U.K. well into the summer.

Melissa's Playlist 04.11.07

courtesy of Hot Chip

Listen to Melissa's previous playlists:
April 4 playlist
March 28 playlist

Cool Erudition Never Hurt Nobody in Hollywood

Except Erich Von Stroheim … and Orson Welles … and F. Scott Fitzgerald … and Dalton Trumbo … and James Dean … and Monty Clift … and so on and so forth.

Feathered Friend

courtesy of Sub Pop

DJ AM's Birthday Bash

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

DJ AM was in the house at Mezzanine last Friday. Special guests included reality TV star and +44 drummer Travis Barker as well as heroin-chic hipster Mickey Avalon.


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