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Meet The Kavanaghs

AFTER STEALING THE SPOTLIGHT AT CULTURE COLLIDE, ARGENTINA’S THE KAVANAGHS ARE SET TO ROCK THE WHISKY OCTOBER 13

So, what do four guys from Argentina who were raised on equal parts Beatles, Beach Boys and Badfinger know about playing authentic powerhouse British and American rock?

Well, as Rosario-based band The Kavanaghs proved at L.A.’s Culture Collide music fest this past weekend, a helluva lot!

In fact, when it comes to music, these guys speak the language loud and clear, effortlessly infusing Sixties Brit and American classic rock stylings around memorable original English-language songs that reinvent contemporary rock and roll without disrespecting its past.

The quartet was part of Culture Collide’s four-day (Oct. 4-7) multi-bill lineup of some of the best new bands from around the world. And all that global creative energy and vast array of music styles combusted in an amp-shaking showcase of great sets by an eclectic mix of artists that included Sweden’s Icona Pop, Britain’s The Wombats, Poland’s Coldair and New Orleans’ Royal Teeth, which had the parking lot packed and jumping along to its groovy set.

However, it was The Kavanaghs’ rockin’ show on Sunday that won the weekend.

The band — frontman/bassist Tiago Galindez, drummer Sebastian Cairo and guitarists Alejandro Pin and Diego Vazquez — ripped through a tight set of tunes from its first two albums, including the stellar summer release Love Conquers Pain.

The cool rush of fast and furious tracks like “That’s All You Need to Know,” the badass Beatles-esque anthem “Friday On My Mind” and the addictive “Need a Pity Day” filled the room at Taix with a steady stream of curious indie-music fans that danced and nodded their heads straight through to the stellar set closer, “Tonight,” the first single from Love.

Los Angeles rock fans get another opportunity to catch the band’s killer live show, at the world-famous Whisky A Go-Go on October 13, before the band heads back to Argentina to record its next album.

Linkin Park’s Game Plan

L.A. ROCKERS TO HELP LAUNCH X GAMES MUSIC AT NOKIA JUNE 29

Just when you think the X Games can’t get much more awesome, it does with the announcement that Linkin Park will rock Downtown L.A,’s Nokia Theatre on June 29 as part of X Games Los Angeles.

Performing an intimate show as part of a promo initiative the hype the X Games newest venture, X Games MUSIC, Linkin Park are sure to rock songs from its hotly anticipated new album Living Things, due June 26.

But there is some good news and bad news: The bad: It’s a private show, so no matter how good your shady connections are, you can’t buy tickets.

The good news: You can try scoring free tickets to the gig via giveways on the X Games Facebook page and the extreme sports organization’s Twitter.

If you caught the band’s Nokia show last September, you know the roof of that joint should be prepared to be blown off its hinges again.


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