Interview With Kevin Morby

Performing at The Echo tonight with Jessica Pratt!

February 28th, 2015
Jillian Goldfluss
Category: Interview

Kevin Morby has an appreciation and passion for what he does that is so palpable and genuine, you want to root for his every move. He can’t remember a time when music wasn’t the driving force in his life, and his unwavering commitment to it can be seen in his progression as a musician.
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Top Five Hollywood Bowl Shows for 2015

A selection of this season’s highlights

February 27th, 2015
Jay Chirinos
Category: News, Staff Pick

It may well be the obvious choice, but all things considered, the Hollywood Bowl has to be the best venue in Los Angeles for live music. Its outdoor setting near the Hollywood Hills is glorious, the grounds are the perfect place for a pre-concert meal or drink, and the shows themselves are aided by some of the best acoustics you’re likely to hear anywhere.
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LA Music Blogcast: Pono & The Late-Night Influence

The Blogcast crew discovers who’s the audiophile

David Fisch
Category: Lead Story, News
Blogcast Pono

I’m sure a lot of you do the bulk of your music listening through earbuds or computer speakers, and that is perfectly acceptable. You are in the majority of music listeners these days, but a select few (myself included) hear our music through these means with some disgust, and that, too, is perfectly acceptable. How the public listens to music is just one variable amongst many that must be considered when trying to produce the right quality of sound, and we explore them all for a big chunk of this latest Blogcast.
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Built To Spill Shares “Living Zoo”

New album, Untethered Moon, out on April 21!

Winnie Fan
Category: News
Built To Spill

In case you weren’t aware, Built To Spill is releasing their first album in six years, Untethered Moon, on April 21, and they’re giving us a preview of what’s to come with the release of their first single from the album.
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New Venue Coming To Los Angeles

Teragram Ballroom to open downtown this spring

February 26th, 2015
Mary Bonney
Category: News
Teragram Ballroom

LA already has a stellar list of venues in which to host a diverse range of acts from around the world, and it looks like our fair city is gearing up to add another. Michael Swier — the man behind the well-known East Coast venues Bowery Ballroom, Mercury Lounge, and The Music Hall of Williamsburg — is expanding to the West Coast, teaming up with Los Angeles business owner Joe Baxley (Broadway Bar) to launch the Teragram Ballroom.
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Review: The Lucent Dossier Experience @ Club Nokia

Pushing the boundaries of music & performance art

Lesley Park
Category: Lead Story, Review
Lucent Dossier

When a group that has its roots in burner culture is performing at the achingly swank Club Nokia in downtown’s LA Live, you best believe the crowd that’s coming out to witness it all unfold will be an eclectic bunch — Saturday’s set included a mishmash of micro miniskirts and stilettos, plaid-shirted hipsters, and playa-dusted, furry-coat-donning neo-hippies — but when The Lucent Dossier Experience’s troupe of highly skilled fire spinners took the stage, each person in the incredibly diverse crowd had the same enchanted look on his or her face.
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THEESatisfaction To Play Jewel’s Catch One

R&B duo hits LA this weekend

Melissa Karlin
Category: News

Alternative R&B duo THEESatisfaction’s music is always mind-blowingly powerful but beautiful, more like a sound installation in a gallery than a standard R&B album. Their sophomore album, EarthEE, released this week, delivers the same experimental, edgy, somewhat melodic but overall challenging beats as their debut, so if you liked that album, you’re sure to love this one.
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Raising The Heat: Top Five Make-Out Songs

The best background tracks for locking lips

Anthony Marks
Category: Staff Pick, Video
The Weeknd kiss land

Making out is great! Hopefully. Everyone remembers the feeling of their first intimate connection with another person. Your heart flutters. You don’t know how it will start, continue, or finish. Who knows what the kids are calling it these days, but my generation refers to this glorifying experience as “making out,” and it needs a soundtrack.
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