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Interview – Nick Leet – Pasadena ’68 & Dakota Shakedown


By Rebecca Marx, Photo Credit Karyn Hjelden

Sometimes a social media post is so thought provoking, or utterly honest that it sticks with you and doesn’t let go. That was my reaction when I read a Facebook post last year by local musician Nick Leet of Dakota Shakedown and Pasadena ’68. I even messaged him about it. I won’t share the original post to protect the innocent, but it stripped down WHY he will continue to make music even when it seems like the odds are all stacked against it. Even in an era when an artist as successful as Mason Jennings is questioning its feasibility. Continue reading


Photo by Sasha Landskov


L’Assassins are excited to release a 7-inch for our joint project with Chan Poling of The Suburbs. Chan wrote the A side “Fire of Love” and joins us on organ on the B side “Liar”. This will be released on Pinata Records.

The single will be available at our tour kick off / single release party featuring:

L’Assassins with a Special Guest
The Krank Daddies (Chicago) – our good friends know how to bring the party!
Black Widows – their mysterious and sultry sounds kick off the night
DJ Travis Ramin – spins garage rock hits and obscure nuggets from his R’n’R vault

Listen – Crooked Saws – Way Out There

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Crooked Saws new album, This Machine Sells Cars is now officially out.