J. Period Drops Live James Brown Mixtape

Featuring Black Thought of The Roots

May 6th, 2015
Sean Kramer
Category: News
james brown

Nine out of ten times you see or hear Black Thought, he’s going to be standing as the frontman for the legendary Roots crew. However, when he’s not rocking shows with Questlove and the gang or holding it down as part of Jimmy Fallon’s house band on The Tonight Show, he’s making incredible live mixtapes with DJ extraordinaire J. Period.
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Show Review: OK Go @ The Wiltern

They bring all the confetti in the world to LA

Melissa Karlin
Category: Review
OK GO Feature

“What is a performance by OK Go going to be like?” I thought to myself as I stepped into The Wiltern on Saturday night. I wondered what a band that is so creative, both sonically through their music and visually through their legendary music videos, could have in store for their physical performance, and oh boy, did they show me. As I waded through a pile of leftover confetti on the way to the exit a few hours later, I had a different thought repeating in my mind: “Fucking hell, that was good.”
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The Flaming Lips & Miley Cyrus Collaborate Again

Pop star to make album with experimental rockers

May 5th, 2015
Anthony Marks
Category: News
the flaming lips

Miley Cyrus and The Flaming Lips have recorded a seven-song album together. It doesn’t have a release date yet, but it supposedly sounds like Pink Floyd meets Portishead. Ummm, this might be awesome.
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Show Review: Sleater-Kinney @ Hollywood Palladium

20-year punk-rock veterans rock Hollywood

David Fisch
Category: Review
Sleater-Kinney Band Photo

After a relatively tough week at work, I was just about ready to kick the doors down, headbang crazily, and enjoy a loud Friday night as a way to start my weekend and get past my troubles. And I did exactly that (minus the kicking down of doors) when I attended the sold-out concert for Washington punk-rock band Sleater-Kinney at The Hollywood Palladium.
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Kimmel Combines Imagine Dragons & REO Speedwagon

Mash Up Mondays features “Imagine REO Speedragons”

Mary Bonney
Category: News
imagine reo speedragons

I love nothing more than outdoor concerts, and right behind the building that houses Jimmy Kimmel Live on Hollywood Boulevard is a decked-out stage perfect for hosting some of the best. Countless memorable acts have performed there, including Paul McCartney, Blink 182, and Death Cab For Cutie, and I even got to see Gotye make his US debut performance there. Yesterday, however, I saw one of the most legendary rock bands, REO Speedwagon, join forces with one of the biggest modern-day rock bands, Imagine Dragons, resulting in an unforgettable concert experience.
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New Album Releases: May 5, 2015

Fresh tunes abound from Best Coast to Nosaj Thing!

Winnie Fan
Category: Lead Story, News
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Cinco de Mayo on a Tuesday? A bit of a bummer, but at least a great crop of new albums are being released this week. Read on to find the perfect soundtrack to whatever type of celebration you choose to have today!
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Play This Playlist: Nirvana Rarities

Demos, b-sides, compilation tracks, and more!

May 4th, 2015
Sean Kramer
Category: Staff Pick, Video
kurt cobain

After hitting the film festivals and screening in select theaters nationwide, the ridiculously comprehensive and excellent Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck documentary will air on HBO today, May 4. Directed by Brett Morgen (The Kid Stays in the Picture, Chicago 10), the film takes a detailed and often-surreal peek into the life of the iconic Nirvana frontman, utilizing a previously-unearthed collection of video tapes, audio recordings, and journal entries from the Cobain estate to give an honest depiction of the man’s life story in a way that has never been done before.
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Show Review: Clockwise @ The Echo

Electronic/indie pop act electrifies Los Angeles

Anthony Marks
Category: Review
Clockwise

Clockwise has been running circles around the LA music scene for years, and with each revolution, he garners more hardcore fans. And these fans are unique. They anticipate his taking the stage as if he’s a pastor or president, as though they know he has a message and that he’ll be delivering it like no one else can.
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Muse: Live From The Mayan Coming to DIRECTV

Watch the band’s upcoming sold-out LA gig at home!

May 1st, 2015
Sean Kramer
Category: News
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There was a collective sigh amongst many Muse fans not too long ago when the band’s forthcoming show at The Mayan on May 15th sold out in a matter of minutes. But just because you won’t be in the room for this intimate show doesn’t mean you won’t be able to watch it at a later point — provided you are a DIRECTV subscriber.
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