Show Review: ††† (Crosses) @ The Roxy

Chino Moreno-fronted act packs famed Sunset club

April 18th, 2014
Mikiel Houser
Category: Review
Crosses at the Roxy

The Roxy is a great venue and tons of great bands have gotten their start there, but it’s not a place where you would expect one of the best vocalists in metal to play on a weeknight. However, that’s exactly what happened when Deftones’ frontman Chino Moreno took the stage with his newest side project, ††† (Crosses), Wednesday night, leading fans to pack the club to a greater extent than I have ever personally experienced.
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Top 5 Beatles Soul Covers

Taking the Beatles to a whole different level!

Gerry Doot
Category: News, Staff Pick
Beatles LEAD

It might come as a shocker to you that a music blogger is a Beatles fan. No? OK, moving on…
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Show Review: The Knife @ The Fox Theater

Shaking the Habitual has never felt so good

Marcus Slater
Category: Review

Going to the see The Knife days before they appeared on stage at Coachella had a few distinct advantages. Mainly, if for some reason they were terrible, I could be a harbinger, a warning to all those hopeful for a enlightened experience at the festival. If they were good, though, I could hold it over the heads of my friends like a complete and utter asshole. “Who’s got two thumbs and has seen The Knife as many times? THIS GUY.”

Well, the option would be available anyway.
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French Rockers Sinner Sinners Premiere New Video

We’ve got the first look of “No Hard Feelings”!

Paige Montgomery
Category: Lead Story, Video
sinner sinners

Today, LA-by-way-of-France rock n’ roll couple Sinner Sinners is teaming up with LA Music Blog to premiere the brand new music video for their single “No Hard Feelings”!
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Budweiser Made in America Fest Taps LA

JAY Z brings Philly’s Labor Day festival to DTLA

Marni Epstein
Category: News
Made in America

Think two weekends of Coachella is a big deal? How about one festival happening at the same time on two coasts? That’s what the Budweiser Made in America festival has planned for this summer. Los Angeles and Philadelphia — can you even handle it?
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Real Estate Releases Music Video For “Crime”

Band teams up with Funny Or Die. Hilarity ensues.

Sarah Bellman
Category: Video
real estate

Have you ever watched a music video and thought, “Damn, I wish this had more product placement?” Well, neither have I, but after seeing Real Estate’s new video for “Crime,” I may have changed my tune.
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Review: Mindless Self Indulgence @ House of Blues

MSI brings the House of Blues to a boil

Marcus Slater
Category: Lead Story, Review
mindless self indulgence hob sunset

I have never been so happy to have someone call me a “rich fuck.”

Obviously, I’m not rich. I’m writer for chrissakes — dinner tonight is Ramen with a side of broken dreams. All the same, though, it made me happy, because even though Jimmy Urine slung insults and prodded the audience all night, we loved every minute of it.
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Swans Unleash “Oxygen”

Track is latest preview of To Be Kind

Jay Chirinos
Category: News

Last time we heard from the veteran experimental rockers Swans was on 2012′s The Seer, a two-hour behemoth that was also one of the decade’s most overwhelming and ambitious albums so far. If you haven’t given that a listen, you should know it comes with the highest recommendation, albeit with the caveat that it is a difficult thing to swallow whole. Judging by the new songs previewed so far, Michael Gira’s band is not even considering easing off on the intensity level.
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