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West coast tour begins for OC rockers Media Jeweler, tomorrow at Beatnik Bandito

Get your rocks off with the rock band (full-stop) Media Jeweler tomorrow as they kick off their West Coast tour, saying and playing their goodbyes at the Beatnik Bandito in Santa Ana with Canyons, Slow Rose, and Rufrano. Sam and the gang will make a pit-stop in time for Pehrspace's "First Fridays" 9/4 with support from Pregnant, Bloody Death Skull, and Madame Headdress, and then it's off to the mystical lands of Norcal and beyond!

Unfortunately, y'all missed your chance at a free download of their debut album $99 R/T Hawaii, with songs that have recently been lauded by big-name tastemakers Pitchfork and Stereogum (we wrote some nice things about them, too). Media Jeweler had originally planned to self-release in August as we previously reported, but that's all changed after a solid partnership with the Brooklyn-based label Fire Talk Records, whose roster includes acts like Dreamcrusher and Advaeta. Now, the album will be cut and released in limited quantites pink and black vinyl so you can get sensual with a physical copy on or before November 20th! And of course if you pre-order you'll also get a digital download of the album, which is slated for a release September 18th on their Bandcamp. 

Because let's be honest: that round-trip airfare isn't gonna pay itself.

Check out their most recent collaboration with up-and-coming director Anthony Joseph Lucido in the music video for "Passport Invalid" below. - Ryan Mo

Chillout with indie rockers Hillary Chillton Saturday at The Smell

Hillary Chillton, or "Hill Chill" as it's affectionately inked, is a band that resides just east of Pomona in the quiet suburbs of Claremont. The five-piece rep the VLHS Warehouse in Pomona that, like DIY venues Bridgetown and The Smell, have never wavered to bring great local talent and ennervate youths to support the music community. As such, there's an opulence of hi-gain twinkle and garage dirt in Hillary Chillton's indie rock sound that balances pop sensibility without sacrificing that DIY aesthetic (their outputs are personally recorded and engineered). They're also really into Weezer and Modest Mouse — just don't harp them to cover "Float On" or "Pork and Beans".

Find them Friday at the stage of San Diego's AwesomeFest 9, or hang back and watch them at The Smell this Saturday with some local cats: the previously featured post-rock angels Young Lovers and garage punk Saiyans Dustin and The Explosions. Listen to "Devil in Tights" from their recent split with Void Boys pop punk from the Bay. - Ryan Mo

Take a breather with Elohim's latest, "Xanax"

Complimenting her first single, “She Talks Too Much”, Elohim's latest, “Xanax”, creates a stimulating, relaxing emotion similar to the effects of the actual medication. Elohim has taken on a whole new meaning to the original text as the electro-pop artist takes a step into the luxurious spotlight of true LA creativity. After closely listening to both singles of the AA-Side single, released July 24th, I have come to the conclusion that there are conscious similarities with “She Talks Too Much” and “Xanax”. One dealing with a girl who obliviously talks too much, and the other dealing with panic attacks and taking a drug that calms you down. Hop in the car, roll your windows down and cruise to The Rickshaw Shop on October 2nd in San Francisco to see her live. - Kayla Hay



Punk DIY AwesomeFest happening Labor Day weekend

This weekend, the convergence of six DIY organizers will mark the ninth iteration of San Diego's AwesomeFest. And for an event that started in 2007 as a joke in Riverside, it's certainly picked up steam.

Hosted over three days, AwesomeFest will be spread through four eminent local venues: The Hideout, The Soda Bar, The Office, and U31, all of them equally vital to the growing SD music scene. With over 60 homegrown punk acts from across the country playing, including Hilary Chillton, The Stupid Daikini, Stymie, and Upset, you can bet that this event will be absent of any corporate sponsorship. No Heineken Dome, no Toyota Charging Station, and no free bodypainting booths. On the other hand, if you're into loud garage bands, cold brews, and one of the most flagrant displays of DIY community strength over Labor Day weekend, this might just be the festival for you.

Awesome Fest 9 happens September 4-6, at venues between Washington Street and Robinson Ave., in San Diego. Set times available here. - Ryan Mo


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