Festival Recap: FYF 2014

Lines versus lineups

August 29th, 2014
Angelica Corona
Category: Lead Story, Review
FYF Fest 2014 lead

Clear skies, the promise of a killer lineup, and a new location. FYF had a lot of promise this past weekend, but as with any major change (like a venue move), there were bound to be hiccups, and hiccups there were.
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Album Review: Zammuto – Anchor

Nick Zammuto’s most realized work

David Fisch
Category: Review

Out there in the Vermont snow sits Zammuto’s self-built studio. Even if you hadn’t known that the shack was a recording studio, you’d still likely believe that something was at stake there, that the building was meant to be more than what it actually is. Your eye is drawn to it. The honey-colored wood contrasts the predominantly blinding white image that serves as the cover to the band’s new album, and something most certainly is happening on the inside.
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Town In The City Releases Debut EP

Soulful folk-rock album is worth the wait

Mary Bonney
Category: Review
Town in the City

There’s no question Los Angeles is a hotbed for talented musicians, and I have been patiently awaiting the debut EP from one of my favorite local bands, Town In The City. Last Saturday evening, the folk-rock act held a release party for their highly anticipated Safe and Sound EP, and every powerful, folk-driven song was well worth the wait.
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LA Music Blogcast: August 28, 2014

With musical guests Grizfolk!

Kristin Houser
Category: Lead Story, Video
Grizfolk LA Music Blogcast

Last night marked the lovely Naomi Robin’s first show in the co-host chair across from David Fisch, and with Marcus Slater rounding up the lineup, our hosting team was in pique form! During the show they offered up their takes on the weekend’s VMAs, shared the news that The Purple One is back with new music, and even sang some of their favorite new releases!
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Top 5 Labor Day Weekend Dance Events

The dance acts to catch on the long weekend

Twila Grissom
Category: News, Staff Pick
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The long weekend is upon us! As per usual, a litany of things are happening all over Los Angeles. If you are staying local and feel like you might want to get down on the dance floor at some point, here are the Top 5 events to get your dance on this Labor Day Weekend.
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Win Tickets To Fool’s Gold Day Off At The Shrine!

Headliners A-Trak, Danny Brown, Vic Mensa, & more!

August 28th, 2014
Jeanette Hernandez
Category: Contest, Lead Story
Fools Gold Day Off LA

Good news if you’re into the independent scene and underground beats: the masterminds behind the Fool’s Gold label are taking over Los Angeles’ Shrine Expo Hall on October 12th!
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Show Review: Walk the Moon @ The Greek Theatre

Vibrant band’s high-octane set hijacked hips!

Janelle Miranda
Category: Review

If they were feeling not-so-fresh from a 14-hour music video shoot the day before, Walk the Moon did not show it during Tuesday night’s performance at LA’s Greek Theatre. They joined Youndblood Hawke in support of Panic! At The Disco’s The Gospel Tour, and a kaleidoscope of face paint clearly indicated which fans belonged to them. These Ohio natives know how to throw a dance party, and their heart-pumping performance had everyone on their feet.
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Album Review: The Rentals – Lost In Alphaville

A dirty take on power pop

Gerry Doot
Category: Review

From the opening notes of The Rentals’ Lost In Alphaville, I got a sense of pain, celebration, and catharsis. These are clearly pent-up noises that were waiting to break out since the band’s last effort, Resilience, which was primarily instrumental and “mood music” made to support the rebuilding of Japan after the tragic tsunami several years back. Their most recent release before that was 1999′s Seven More Minutes, and after such a scattered past as a group, it was time for The Rentals to reinvent themselves.
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Bear In Heaven Shares “Autumn” Music Video

Psychedelic music with psychedelic visuals

Winnie Fan
Category: Video
bear in heaven

Bear In Heaven is the kind of band that makes you question your place in reality. Their newest album, Time is Over One Day Old, is probably their most grounded release, but don’t worry — it’s still weird.
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New Music: Marc E. Bassy – “Fairfax Interlude”

LA singer/rapper premieres kickback anthem

August 27th, 2014
Marcus Slater
Category: Lead Story, News
Mark E Bassybanner

Hey, Los Angeles R&B/hip-hop lovers! I come to you with an offering, a brief respite from the inescapable Chris Brown, Drake, Nikki Minaj, Top 40, payolalicious assault on your senses. Marc E. Bassy is a fresh voice and one of LA’s own. He can rap and sing well, which, frankly, puts him head and shoulders above the many folks with record deals who can’t do either particularly well.
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