Show Review: Andy Grammer @ House of Blues Anaheim

Artist builds excitement for sophomore album

July 24th, 2014
Janelle Miranda
Category: Review
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I have been an admirer of Andy Grammer’s soulful voice for a few years now, and I even had the opportunity to participate in the filming of his music video for “Miss Me” in 2012. Even as an established fan, however, I was a little unsure about his new single, “Back Home,” and didn’t know what to expect from him Friday night at the House of Blues in Anaheim. I am happy to admit that I was wrong to have ever doubted Andy Grammer.
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Win Tickets To See Fucked Up At El Rey Theatre!

With support from Tijuana Panthers

Sarah Bellman
Category: Contest
Fucked Up

Fucked Up might be the band’s name, but their music is anything but — at least in regards to its quality. It is pretty fucked up, however, in the sense that it is monstrous, unconventional, and aggressive – just like a real hardcore band’s music should be.
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Weekend Jumpstart: July 25-27, 2014

Great shows at The Echo, Club Nokia, & more!

Kristin Houser
Category: Lead Story, News
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San Diego may be popping off thanks to ComicCon this weekend, but Los Angeles is still the place to be for music this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Check out just a few of your many options for live music below, and be sure to let me know in the comments where you’ll be dancing the weekend away!
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Kelela and Tink Seduce With “Want It”

Duo collaborates on seductive single

July 23rd, 2014
Marcus Slater
Category: Video
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Oh, now this is interesting. R&B songstress Kelela and Chicago rapper/singer Tink have teamed up for this heater as a part of Yours Truly and Adidas OrignalsSongs From Scratch series. “Want It” is a tale of lust overpowering fidelity and caution wrapped in an enchanting beat.
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Andrew McMahon Releases New Solo Music

Former Something Corporate frontman in the wild

Gerry Doot
Category: News
Andrew McMahon

Right at the peak of pop punk came this rush of bands who sounded kind of sad. The genre came to be known as “emo.” As terms tend to do in our culture (socialism, selfie, tweener, Yezus…), “emo” became somewhat misconstrued. What began as a musical genre featuring songs based on emotion (usually sappy feelings toward a girl) spiraled into a widely negative lifestyle concept focused on teenagers wearing black and cutting themselves. While this style did apply to some of the bands in the “scene,” a slew of others featured legitimate songwriters creating good music that spoke for their time.
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Win Tickets To See Rixton With T. Mills!

Pop-rock heartthrobs hit LA on August 24th

Jeanette Hernandez
Category: Contest
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British pop-rock and R&B quartet Rixton is coming back to Los Angeles, this time with one of the LA Music Blogcast’s previous featured guests, T. Mills! The show at El Rey Theatre on August 24th is all ages, and I can say without hesitation that it will probably sell out soon.
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Backstage at Dada Life’s Dada Land: The Voyage

Words from the de facto Dada Land leaders and more

July 22nd, 2014
Lesley Park
Category: Interview, Review
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Held in 2010, the final iteration of the Electric Daisy Carnival in Los Angeles — considered by many to be the incendiary spark that kickstarted the popularity of electronic dance music in the US — marked the EDC debut of a then-relatively unknown act: Dada Life. The duo swiftly went on to set themselves apart from the rest by delivering incomprehensibly energetic sets and generating some the most enthusiastic crowds you’d ever see at a dance music festival with a little help from their calling cards, bananas and champagne. Continue reading…

Spoon Releases Video For “Do You”

Eighth album, They Want My Soul, coming Aug. 5th

Jay Chirinos
Category: Video
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Following a remarkably consistent and much-loved run of albums in the previous decade, Spoon has been extremely quiet in this one. Until this year, anyway.
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Win Tickets To See We Are Twin At Roaring Nights!

Bluesy duo shakes up the LA Zoo on August 22nd!

Jaclyn Tamura
Category: Contest
We Are Twin

What’s better than a trip to the LA Zoo on a warm summer day? Well, how ’bout a trip to the LA Zoo on a warm summer night…plus a full bar, awesome food trucks, and amazing live entertainment?! That’s right; it’s time for Roaring Nights at the LA Zoo and Botanical Gardens featuring We Are Twin!
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