Show Review: Widespread Panic @ The Orpheum

Jam band takes over Broadway Theater District

March 30th, 2015
Anthony Marks
Category: Review
widespread orpheum

It’s been a long while since The Orpheum Theater saw a jam band like Widespread Panic take over the Broadway District for two straight nights, but that’s just what happened last week. Since forming in the ’80s, the group has been through many lineup changes, but the current iteration is the strongest because these guys know the sound they like and how to get it.
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Play This Playlist: Coachella 2015 Vibes

A playlist for preparing to head to Indio

Twila Grissom
Category: Staff Pick, Video

It’s about that time again — the great pilgrimage to the desert for musical discovery is about to commence! Whether you’re going for weekend one,  weekend two, or both, you have the opportunity to catch some great artists at Coachella this year. To get you in the mood for some sunshine, dancing, and awesome food, I’ve pulled together a little playlist of the best of the best on the Coachella 2015 lineup.
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Jamie xx Shares Video for “Loud Places”

Jamie xx skateboards out of the shadows

Winnie Fan
Category: Video
Jamie XX by Flavien Prioreau

For “Loud Places,” the latest single from his upcoming solo album, In Colour, Jamie xx enlisted the help of a familiar face: his xx bandmate Romy Madley Croft. Not only is the track a reminder of how well the two work together, but it’s also a showcase of how talented Jamie is on his own.
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Top Five Flume Remixes

Five must-listen, synth-heavy trip-hop tracks

Mary Bonney
Category: News, Staff Pick
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While I’m still a relatively new EDM fan (Nocturnal Wonderland being the festival that brought me into the fold), I am realizing this scene is so massive, it may take me years to pinpoint my favorite subgenre!
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Top 5 Albums That Will Make You Want to Go Outside

Enjoy great music in the great outdoors!

March 27th, 2015
Winnie Fan
Category: News, Staff Pick
the avalanches

It’s only been spring for a week, but temperatures have been going up. Way up. Surely that’s a sign that it’s time to get out of the house and enjoy the great outdoors.
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Album Review: Lightning Bolt – Fantasy Empire

Rhode Island duo returns with the LOUD

Jay Chirinos
Category: Review

The third song on Lightning Bolt’s latest album is called “Horsepower,” and if one word can sum up the appeal of Fantasy Empire, that’s it. After five albums of a very specific and perfectly honed sound, the Rhode Island duo has suddenly upped their game not by making any significant changes to their approach, but by adding horsepower. This is the biggest they’ve ever sounded, and Fantasy Empire’s capturing of their thunderous, galloping power makes Lightning Bolt sound more essential than ever.
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Win Tickets To See Active Child in Los Angeles

Tickets for July 10th show go on sale today!

Kristin Houser
Category: Contest, Lead Story
Active Child

Fans of Active Child (Pat Grossi) are no doubt already counting down the days until the June release of Mercy, the electronic artist’s follow-up to his critically acclaimed 2011 debut, You Are All I See, but LA fans have something else to be excited about right now: tickets for Active Child’s July 10th show at Los Angeles’ Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian go on sale at 10am today!
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Album Review: Courtney Barnett

Sometimes I Sit and Think And Sometimes I Just Sit

March 26th, 2015
Melissa Karlin
Category: Review

I don’t quite know where Courtney Barnett came from. Well, technically I do — she hails from Melbourne, the foodie capital of Australia — but she seemed to just burst onto my music radar from out of nowhere with her song “Avant Gardner.” I fell in love with the track not just because the title is hilarious, witty, and the most amazing name for a song ever, but because the track is just out of this world.
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Vans Warped Tour 2015 Announces More Bands!

We Came As Romans and Memphis May Fire added!

Mary Bonney
Category: News
Vans Warped Tour 2015

As the weather in LA heats up and summer approaches, Warped Tour is slowly releasing its 2015 lineup. The annual tour marks my anniversary of writing for LA Music Blog, so it’s one of my must-see fests each summer, and this year’s lineup is shaping up to be another great stop!
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Show Review: Rubblebucket & Vacationer @ Echoplex

A sweaty co-headlining dancefest!

Gerry Doot
Category: Review

The Echoplex was not as packed as it should have been Tuesday night when two bands, each boasting a massive surplus of talent, delivered a show deserving of a larger crowd that could match their intensity. Those who were in attendance, however, saw how well both bands played and will surely facilitate a larger audience the next time Rubblebucket and Vacationer stop by LA.
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