Show Preview: Maribou State @ The Echo

A Q&A with my favorite discovery of 2015

Lesley Park
maribou state

If you were to ask me what my favorite discovery of 2015 has been, I’d point you in the direction of English electronic duo Chris Davids and Liam Ivory, aka Maribou State. Their stunning debut release, Portraits, is chock-full of textural, downtempo deliciousness that is as sumptuously soothing as it is head-bobbingly groovy. 
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Top 5 Unconventional Thanksgiving Day Jams

Tracks to blast while basting that turkey

November 24th, 2015
Jillian Goldfluss
BOB'S BURGERS: Bob's Thanksgiving plans change when Mr. Fischoeder hires Bob as his chef and Linda and the kids as his family  to make a former flame jealous in the all-new "An Indecent Thanksgiving Proposal" episode of BOB'S BURGERS airing Sunday, Nov. 18 (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.  BOB'S BURGERS ™ and © 2012 TCFFC ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Thanksgiving is about family, giving thanks, over-consumption of food, and taking what we know to be rightfully ours from unsuspecting innocents — a truly American holiday. And despite being the once cool kid on the block who’s now being slammed for his lack of political correctness, Thanksgiving is still a great excuse to see the fam and shamelessly indulge while getting paid time off!
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Show Review: BADBADNOTGOOD @ Tower Theatre

Experimental jazz trio turns heads

Anthony Marks
Category: Review
badbadnotgood tower theatre

The moment I walked into the Tower Theatre Friday night, I felt claustrophobic…it was THAT crowded. All of LA’s cool kids were gathered at the downtown venue and jazzed because they would soon be treated to a show by BADBADNOTGOOD for Red Bull Sound Select’s 30 Days In LA series. This incredibly fascinating jazz trio (Toronto-based music majors Chester Hansen, Alex Sowinski, and Matthew Tavares) incorporates hip hop and a damn good time into every performance, giving Canada something to be really proud of.
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Show Review: Big Sean @ The Hollywood Palladium

Featured 2 new songs & surprise guest Jhene Aiko!

Kristen Meza
Category: Review
big sean at palladium

I didn’t have a hard time believing that Big Sean sold out the Hollywood Palladium pretty quickly for his Red Bull Sound Select #30DaysInLA show. Many fans had stood in line for hours waiting to see the Detroit rapper, and one person even said he had been waiting since 2 o’clock in the afternoon. 2 o’clock?!
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Show Review: YOB @ The Echo

Doom legends hypnotize in Echo Park

November 23rd, 2015
Jay Chirinos
Category: Review
The members of YOB often build on slow, powerful riffs  that go fathoms deep, repeating them like metallic mantras.

The resurgence of doom metal as a vital genre in the last few years is probably due to a number of factors: the return of several of its legendary acts (the likes of Pentagram can be festival headliners these days), the emergence of hugely accomplished new acts such as Pallbearer and Bell Witch, and perhaps most importantly, the prevalence of online streaming availability, which has seen fans melting the boundaries between genres and listening choices like never before.
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Play This Playlist: Best Awards Show Performances

It’s that time of year again…

Kristen Meza
Category: Staff Pick, Video
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I never tune in to award shows to see who’s going to win — I tune in to see the live performances. The AMA’s were last night, and in case you missed it, the highlights included a beautiful tribute to the victims of the Paris attacks by Celine Dion, an awkward lip-lock between Meghan Trainor/Charlie Puth, and a performance by The Weeknd that was simply fire.
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PAPA Talks New Album, New Song, and Hometown Show

LA duo hits The Echoplex on November 27

Angelica Corona

For the unfortunate few who are unfamiliar, PAPA’s music is the auditory manifestation of flirtation, and there’s no denying the infectious party nature of the band’s tone. After the release of their debut EP, A Good Woman Is Hard To Find, the band cultivated a devoted, dance-ready fan base that fueled the anticipation for the release of their full-length, Tender Madness.
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