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Dios- We Are Dios

After an abrupt cymbal crash that opens Hawthorne, CA foursome Dios’ née Dios (Malos), new namesake album, the sound fizzles out into a swirling drone of reverb and serenity. The sound finds a low-point groove and Joel Morales sings alcohol and dumb decision go hand and hand when they’re around…epileptic tunnel vision, my body hit the ground supported by a Beach Boys harmony and a through-the-rabbit-hole lead up as the song paces itself for the segue into the group’s third album of progged-out, rainy-day songs that drift through a seaside carnival-like haze.

Most tracks flow through a sound falling somewhere between an out-of-phase computer-modded Syd Barrett (“Toss my Cookies” is the best song about ice cream sandwiches you’ve ever heard), a prog-rock drip and a more-than perfect contemporary nod to their hometown heroes, the Wilson family. There is certainly an underlying theme of a disdainful view of their modern, seemingly out-of-touch world, as Morales sings of boredom, age and getting drunk/stoned (modern man is all I am, feeling wrong and crawling on).

Apart from leaving you wanting to scoff at it all, telling the band to simply “get used to it,” the results instead manage to effectively leave the listener feeling sonically incapacitated, content and craving more. We Are Dios (Buddyhead) is certainly an early 2010 album worth looking out for.

–Matt Draper


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Pablove Across America: 3000 Miles In 30 Days


On October 10, Dangerbird Records co-founder, Jeff Castelaz, along with his friend and coach Rick Babington, will embark on a 30-day bike expedition across the entire United States, with the sole mission to improve the treatment experience for children with cancer. Castelaz’s goal is to raise $1 million in funds and to increase awareness of pediatric cancer. He will be riding in honor and remembrance of his 6-year old son, Pablo Thrailkill Castelaz, whose individual fight with cancer ended June 27, 2009 after a 13-month battle.

The Pablove Foundation supports national pediatric cancer concerns with a focus on the pediatric cancer community in and around Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, where Pablo was treated.

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In Our Ears: Mumford and Sons… new video for Little Lion Man

The PWWO crew fell in love with Mumford and Sons at this years past SXSW, not only as the brilliant musicians that they are but also just as people. They are some of the most genuine, down to earth artists we’ve ever met 🙂 They premiered they’re new music video just a few days ago for the song Little Lion Man. You can check it out below and be sure to keep your eye out for when they make it back to the states… they just got picked up by Island UK which is awesome, so its only a matter of time before they start exploding in the US. It’s gonna happen people… this we know 🙂

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You Should Know: Diamond Light CD Release Show TONIGHT! @ The Dragonfly

Tonight’s show is just 5 dollas. Check the flyer below for any other deets you may need. The Diamond Light is one of Plays Wells favorite LA artists. We are so excited to celebrate their CD release tonight! Please come out and join us!

The Diamond Light CD Release Flyer

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You Should Know: Samuel Stewart – Performs Tonight @ Silverlake Lounge + LIVE PWWO VIDEO FROM OUR ROOFTOP SUNSET SERIES!

Hi Friends,

Plays Well With Others would like to introduce to you one of our favorite up and coming LA artists, Samuel Stewart. Sam is playing tonight at the Silverlake Lounge for only 8 bucks! Whatever other plans you had for tonight, cancel them because this is sure to be the better choice. He recently joined us for our second Rooftop Sunset Series in downtown and put on an incredible set. When Sam steps on stage he effortlessly commands the attention of everyone in the room with his enchanting sound and captivating presence. We are certain that he is going to be a name you start hearing much more in the very near future!

Check out the flyer below with all the necessary info on his gig tonight and below that be sure to watch his song “Dear John” that he performed at our rooftop show…

Samuel Stewart Tonight @ Silverlake Lounge

Samuel Stewart Tonight @ Silverlake Lounge

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Hey everyone!  Please come out to this charity concert @ The Musician’s Institute.  The event will feature several local musical acts, in addition to raffles and contests sponsored by various vendors.

For more information on the Mendoza family & event details CLICK HERE

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Our friends at Falling Whistles will once again host “Summer Thursdays.”  This mellow night of music, art, and community is a great way to meet others.  Plays Well is sure to be in attendance for this night of enjoying yourself, enjoying others, and enjoying the simpler things in life.  Bring your paintbrush, your guitar, music…yourself!

To RSVP, CLICK HERE!  See you Thursday!

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