Show Preview: Caught A Ghost @ The Echo

Songwriter/producer Jesse Nolan talks new single!

July 29th, 2016
Lexi Kelson
Category: Interview, News
Caught a Ghost

After first catching everyone’s eye with 2014’s full-length album Human Nature, Caught A Ghost has delivered once again with “If You Only Knew,” a new single that experiments with sampled vocals and gives fans a preview of the group’s forthcoming sophomore LP.
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I Took My 75-Year-Old Father To A Phish Show

Been you to have any spike, man?

Kyle B. Smith
Category: Review
Phish at the Forum LEAD

A true born and bred New Englander is in one way or another predisposed to accompanying Puritanical values. These values dictate an unwritten social code that often includes a salt-of-the-Earth work ethic, prudent moderation with regard to life’s various vices, and other behavioral expectations that can result in outcasting via scarlet letters.
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Show Preview: Luna Shadows @ Bardot

LA indie-pop performer’s live debut this Monday!

Mary Bonney
Category: News
luna shadows

We’re in the height of summer, so what better time for local singer/writer/producer Luna Shadows to crash land on my music radar? This hypnotic multi-instrumentalist has been running her own show in the City of Angels for years — creating layered, hypnotic pop à la Ellie Goulding with an indie edge reminiscent of Lana Del Rey packaged with upbeat vocals harkening to HAIM — and this Monday, August 1st, she is set for her first live show ever, debuting in the city that inspired her lush pop melodies.
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New Album Releases: July 29, 2016

Fight the heat with some cool new beats

Jillian Goldfluss
Category: Lead Story, News
new album releases 072916

It’s Friday! And you know what that means…you’re being rewarded with Fresh Friday tunes to get you out of that mid-summer slump. Celebrate the conquering of another work week by blasting new music louder than your AC.
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Album Review: 21 Savage – Savage Mode

Metro Boomin laid the heat on these beats

Kimberly Quitzon
Category: Review
21 savage

21 Savage was recently included in XXL’s 2016 Freshman Class and is on his way to the top with his newly released fire, Savage Mode, a collaborative album with Metro Boomin. The simple yet banging nine track album is a trap rap dream. It’s super low-key with haunting beats, tale-telling rhymes, and a pretty consistent sound throughout. Plus it has a feature from Future. What more could you want?
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Must-Know Artist: Vritra

Unstoppable, experimental hip hop

July 27th, 2016
Lex Voight
Category: Interview
vritra

There is something inscrutable about Vritra.

The Atlanta-born, Los Angeles-based rapper seems to be listening to something only few musicians can ever tap into, some creative heart of the universe or something. He channels it into a seemingly never-ending stream of experimental music that defies all classification or expectation. Thought it rests firmly within the realm of hip hop, it makes hungry forays into everything from jazz, to funk, to soul, to dub, to electronic, with another half dozen more genres thrown in for good measure.
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Kyle’s Top 5 Songs of 2016 (So Far)

Do songs get bigger and better than these?

Kyle B. Smith
Category: Staff Pick, Video
top five songs of 2016

Perhaps it is a bit premature to start thinking about this year’s “best of” lists, but the following songs are just too good to sit on until December. If you haven’t yet tried them on for size, let me hang a #5 tag on this dressing room right over here…
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Win Tickets To See Sufjan Stevens & Kurt Vile!

Hollywood Bowl on August 7 – be there or be square

July 26th, 2016
Lexi Kelson
Category: Contest, Lead Story
sufjan and kurt

Sufjan Stevens & Kurt Vile are teaming up for a show at The Hollywood Bowl, and this double-header will be just what your Sunday night needs to gear up for the always-dreaded Monday. And, if you’re lucky, you could go for FREE! I told you we had your back.
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