LA Music Blogcast: Oscars 2015 & TV Movie Shlock

We chat about movie music — for better or worse

January 30th, 2015
David Fisch
Category: Lead Story, News
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With Oscar season in full swing and seeing as how we are a music blog, we must consider music and the movies — both for the silver screen and the small screen (though mostly for the silver screen).
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Shaun White’s Air + Style Festival Coming To LA

Extreme sports and music collide on February 21-22

Melissa Karlin
Category: News
Air and Style LA

On February 21st and 22nd, Olympic gold medal winning snowboarder Shaun White will be hosting Air + Style, an extreme snow sport and music mash-up festival, at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. The event is perfect for the sports enthusiast and music lover alike. The centerpiece of the fest is a 16-story, 450-foot-long snow ramp, so while you’re enjoying the music, you can also have your mind blown by the gravity-defying feats of some of the best extreme snow sports athletes in the world — all from the comforts of sunny Pasadena.
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Win Tickets To See Hundred Waters At El Rey!

Experimental indie-folk act hits LA on February 13

Kristin Houser
Category: Contest, Lead Story
Hundred Waters

Indie-folk quartet Hundred Waters was one of my favorite discoveries of 2014, but they still haven’t gotten the kind of mainstream success I would have predicted. Their music is soothing but not sleepy, complex but not convoluted, the perfect balance between accessible pop and creative experimentation, and I just haven’t been able to get enough of it.
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Shy Girls Shares New Music and Announces Mixtape

Alt-R&B act dropping new songs like loose change

Winnie Fan
Category: News
Shy Girls

I’ve been eager to hear more from R&B crooner Dan Vidmar’s alter-ego Shy Girls ever since I saw him perform, and lucky me, he more than delivered this week with the announcement of a new mixtape. 4WZ will be released “any day now,” but to hold us over, he’s shared two songs from the mixtape as a teaser!
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AWOLNATION Releases “Hollow Moon (Bad Wolf)”

Sophomore album, Run, out March 17th!

January 29th, 2015
Kristin Houser
Category: Video
Awolnation

Adding yet another example to the claim that sometimes the simplest concepts can result in the coolest music videos is AWOLNATION with this week’s release of “Hollow Moon (Bad Wolf).” The track is the first single off the group’s highly anticipated sophomore album, Run, out via Red Bull Records on March 17th, and it has catapulted the release to the top of my list of most anticipated albums of 2015.
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Win Tickets To See Lettuce At El Rey Theatre

The funkiest band you will see all year!

Gerry Doot
Category: Contest
Lettuce

If you know much about modern musicians, you might know that the best come from two places: the Musician’s Institute here in LA and Berklee College of Music in Boston. That latter institute breeds the best in all fields and has produced such alumni as John Mayer, St. Vincent, and Quincy Jones, to name just a few.
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Behemoth Announces Career-Spanning Biography

Playing The Observatory with Cannibal Corpse 2/7

Jay Chirinos
Category: News
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One of last year’s most unlikely feel-good stories revolved around Polish death metal stalwarts Behemoth. Their vocalist, Nergal, was diagnosed with leukemia back in 2010 and faced something far more serious than the demise of his band. Not only was his treatment successful, but the “new lease on life” cliché was manifested in The Satanist, the band’s epic comeback and one of last year’s best albums (as long as you have a taste for the very heavy stuff).
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Father John Misty Creates Parody Streaming Service

Listen (kinda) to I Love You, Honeybear via SAP

January 28th, 2015
Melissa Karlin
Category: News
Father John Misty

Josh Tillman (or as he’s more well known as of late, Father John Misty) has introduced a new digital music service: Streamline Audio Protocol (SAP). He is using this platform to showcase his new album, I Love You, Honeybear, streaming for free! But not really.
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Mikal Cronin Shares Single Off New Album MCiii

Tracklist and tour dates released

Jillian Goldfluss
Category: News
Mikal Cronin

Garage-pop artist Mikal Cronin is making moves. After two solo records and a lengthy run touring in Ty Segall’s band, the multi-instrumental singer-songwriter is releasing MCIII, the follow up to 2013’s aptly named MCII, via Merge Records. According to the label, this is the album in which he intends to “go big” both instrumentally and by reaching a more expansive audience.
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Marco Polo Remixes Little Dragon’s “Twice”

Hip-hop producer gets busy with an LD favorite

Sean Kramer
Category: News
Marco Polo

Since releasing their excellent album Nabuma Rubberband last year, Little Dragon has essentially stayed on the road, which isn’t exactly conducive to writing new music, but here’s a little something extra to keep you covered.
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