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February 20, 2005 | Steve Hochman, Special to The Times
Vagrant Records has snagged another wandering soul -- and it could mean a transformation for the Los Angeles label best known for such young "emo" turks as earnest crooner Dashboard Confessional and the aggressive Alkaline Trio. The group in question here is the Eels. The veteran L.A.
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February 20, 2005 | Steve Hochman, Special to The Times
Vagrant Records has snagged another wandering soul -- and it could mean a transformation for the Los Angeles label best known for such young "emo" turks as earnest crooner Dashboard Confessional and the aggressive Alkaline Trio. The group in question here is the Eels. The veteran L.A.
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April 23, 2002 | RICHARD CROMELIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's not that he's a glutton for punishment, but Paul Westerberg is back for another round. Whether it ends in more rejection, in long-overdue glory or, most likely, something in between, one thing's sure: The days of corporate record business frustration are behind him. Thanks for the memories.
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April 23, 2002 | RICHARD CROMELIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's not that he's a glutton for punishment, but Paul Westerberg is back for another round. Whether it ends in more rejection, in long-overdue glory or, most likely, something in between, one thing's sure: The days of corporate record business frustration are behind him. Thanks for the memories.
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March 3, 2002 | MARC WEINGARTEN
The offices of Vagrant Records are what you might call Upscale Warehouse. The converted paper manufacturing plant on a strip of wholesale industrial businesses in Hollywood resembles those spartan loft spaces that blossomed all over California during the dot-com boom. Raw concrete floors coexist with Pottery Barn furniture, oversized photographs of Vagrant's artists hang on the walls, and two old-school video games idly hum in the back of the large main room.
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October 21, 2006 | CASEY DOLAN
Turning the spotlight on musicians making a commercial breakthrough. -- * "Still Searching" Senses Fail Vagrant Artist info: Crunchy with heart seems to be the emo-core credo and Senses Fail subscribes wholeheartedly. Singer James "Buddy" Nielsen writes very personal lyrics backed with the customary chugga-chugga of the genre. Constant touring (three Warped Tours in a row) and the video for the single "Calling All Cars" have helped this band achieve a higher profile.
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June 28, 2007 | Kevin Bronson
A whole new take on things Is Andy Herod having fun yet? The frontman of the indie quintet the Comas certainly sounds like it. Having moved from North Carolina to Brooklyn and steeled himself after the Comas' 2004 album "Conductor" sank in a record-label quagmire, Herod (and band) decamped to the snowy Catskills to record their Vagrant Records debut "Spells," a trippy, exuberant excursion that suggests My Bloody Valentine on a sugar bender.
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December 30, 2013 | By August Brown
Benjamin Curtis, the guitarist and producer behind the dream-pop band School of Seven Bells, died Sunday night in New York after a yearlong battle with T-cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma, reports the Dallas Observer . He was 35. Curtis was raised in Dallas, where he played in various local acts before he and his brother Brandon co-founded the rock trio Secret Machines, which rose to national acclaim with its 2004 debut LP "Now Here Is Nowhere....
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March 13, 2002 | STEVE HOCHMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
If American rock has recently resembled a failed anger management class at a pro wrestling match, something quite the opposite has been developing under the general radar, and it's ready to emerge. With a banner reading "Fight the Good Fight" behind him at the House of Blues on Monday, Dashboard Confessional--the stage name of young Florida singer-songwriter Christopher Ender Carrabba--presided over what was in effect a group sharing session.
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March 3, 2002 | MARC WEINGARTEN
The offices of Vagrant Records are what you might call Upscale Warehouse. The converted paper manufacturing plant on a strip of wholesale industrial businesses in Hollywood resembles those spartan loft spaces that blossomed all over California during the dot-com boom. Raw concrete floors coexist with Pottery Barn furniture, oversized photographs of Vagrant's artists hang on the walls, and two old-school video games idly hum in the back of the large main room.
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May 3, 2001
Robert Osborne, on-air personality for Turner Classic Movies and a columnist for the Hollywood Reporter, hosts "A Centennial Tribute to Gary Cooper," a gala featuring film clips from the actor's career and personal appearances by his friends and peers, including actors Frances Dee, Joan Leslie, Karl Malden and Robert Stack, film critic Richard Schickel and Cooper's daughter, Maria Cooper Janis.
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November 27, 2003
POP MUSIC Vagrant's bands on tour Los Angeles-based Vagrant Records, the cradle of emo, has become one of the most successful -- and stylistically defined -- independent record labels in the U.S. Four vagrant bands have teamed up for the Vagrant Tour: The Alkaline Trio, From Autumn to Ashes, Reggie & the Full Effect and the first band ever signed by the company, No Motiv. The Vagrant Tour, Hollywood Palladium, 6215 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood. Friday, 6:30 p.m. $15.99.
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