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Southern hip-hop artists Paul Wall and Rich Boy dropped by KMEL last week to promote their soon-to-be-released albums: Get Money, Stay True and Rich Boy, respectively.
photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Rich Boy and Paul Wall

106 KMEL's Big Von with Paul Wall

Latin Rhythms

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Latin band Los Amigos Invisibles rolled out a danceable mix of disco, acid jazz and funk at The Independent Tuesday night with Si*Sé, whose latest More Shine album blends electronica, soul and Latin rhythms.


House of Soul

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

106 KMEL presented Valentine's House of Soul featuring Joe, Tyrese, Fantasia and J. Valentine at Ruby Skye.



Force of Nature

Sparklehorse, which 7x7's arts and culture editor Melissa Goldstein says has a "uniquely haunting, lullabye-goes-rock-and-roll quality," played at The Fillmore last weekend. Country-noir Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter opened.

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy


Stellastarr* at Popscene

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Race for the Obscura

Got a weakness for buttoned-up, hyper-literate bands from Scotland? No way!

Me too.

Lily Allen at The Great American Music Hall

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

The UK's Lily Allen hit center stage at The Great American Music Hall last night. With her song "Alright, Still" debuting at number 20 on Billboard's Hot 100, a string of ensuing award nominations and "Smile" hitting the top of the UK singles charts, the 21-year-old pop singer-songwriter has many in the music world taking notice.

The Electric Horseman

photography by Tim Saccenti

Moving Units at Café Du Nord

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Los Angeles band Moving Units played last Thursday at Café du Nord with The Deadly Syndrome and Test Your Reflex.

According to "The Units should appeal to anyone who loves Gang of Four, A Certain Ratio, or The Pop Group, but don't think of their music as rote recitation of bygone styles; not only is the band tight as hell, but their tightly wound, minimal, paranoid take on punk feels fully appropriate for these nerve-racking times. What's more, you can dance to it."


Tech 9 at The Independent

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

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