Jingle Bell Rocks! Unveils A Christmas Obsession

Holiday music gets revamped in new documentary

November 21st, 2014
Alice Carson
Category: News
Jingle Bell Rocks Wayne Coyne

Immediately after Halloween ends, America changes course and begins to prepare for Christmas. Each year it seems as though Christmas inches closer to taking over Halloween altogether, bringing tinsels and ornaments to store shelves and reindeer onto front lawns. Some people try to hold off as long as possible, but no matter your personal preference, the holiday season is unavoidable…and so is Christmas music.
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Win Tickets To See Miyavi At El Rey Theatre!

Catch the J-Rocker in LA on Dec. 14th!

November 20th, 2014
Winnie Fan
Category: Contest

Way, way back in the day when I was a little too interested in Japanese culture, I stumbled across Miyavi. His single “Pop is Dead” was a rebellious, spastic piece of work that captured what I loved about visual-kei and J-Rock. But, oh, how times have changed.
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Album Review: Ariel Pink – pom pom

The eccentric lo-fi artist comes through on new LP

David Fisch
Category: Review
Ariel Pink Pom Pom Featured

Ariel Pink is one of a very unique class of characters in the music world, specifically those of the vividly experimental, progressive, and incredibly eccentric variety. Not in the way Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips is, per se, but more like Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention, whose experimentations with song structure and leaps into multiple genres made you focus more on the attention to instrumental detail and production than the highly satirical and oftentimes hilarious lyrics.
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Throwback Thursday: Revisiting The Decemberists

Flashback 8 years to get pumped for the new album

Jillian Goldfluss
Category: News, Staff Pick
The Decemberists

The Decemberists are gearing up to release their seventh studio album, and they are hitting the road hard. They have already announced upcoming tour dates for their European and North American run and released their first single, “Make You Better,” which features Colin Moloy’s trademark crooning, inspired vocals, but lacks the distinct quirkiness that made their earlier albums so unique.
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Win Tickets To See Angel Olsen At El Rey Theatre

Dec. 4th show will be her biggest in LA to date

November 19th, 2014
Jay Chirinos
Category: Contest
Angel Olsen

There’s something bittersweet about seeing an artist go from well-kept secret to widely sought-after performer, but in the case of Angel Olsen the experience is more sweet than bitter.
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Review: Diarrhea Planet – Aliens in the Outfield

Nashville rockers release shamelessly fun EP

Jillian Goldfluss
Category: Review

Now that people have finally gotten over Diarrhea Planet’s absurdly vulgar band name, they can focus on how entertaining the group’s music is. The six-piece Nashville band broke onto the scene in 2009, quickly turning heads with their unconventional musical assembly and rowdy live shows. With not one but four guitarists in the mix, their layered guitar riffs and energy-fueled performances give way to a vigorously fun experience.
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Win Tickets To See Tokimonsta At The Observatory

With Doja Cat and Djemba Djemba on Dec. 5th!

November 18th, 2014
Twila Grissom
Category: Contest
Tokimonsta lead

What’s up, LAmb readers! If you visit this site with any regularity, you know we’re big fans of Tokimonsta, aka Jennifer Lee. This LA-born and based producer has an incredible knack for producing danceable tunes, and her fusion of vintage sounds with progressive styles is expressed well throughout all her albums and multiple EPs.
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Interview With Indie-Pop Songstress Eriel Indigo

Artist unveils unconventional single release plans

Alice Carson
Category: Interview
Eriel Indigo LEAD

Los Angeles is a mecca for artists, a place where innovative, spiritually driven and creative people gather and feel at ease surrounded by kindred souls. Like many of her peers, Eriel Indigo moved from Northern California down to the City of Angels so she could pursue her artistic dharma. The songstress just released her first single and plans to keep releasing one song a month for an entire year.
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Show Preview: Netsky @ El Rey Theatre

Pre-Thanksgiving D&B face-melt? Yes, please!

Lesley Park
Category: Lead Story, News
Netsky Live

With the explosion of dubstep and trap, it’s been annoyingly difficult to hear good ol’ unadulterated drum and bass around these parts lately. All that’s going to change next Tuesday, November 25th, when Belgian producer Netsky (pronounced net-sky) brings his signature blend of funkadelic liquid D&B to El Rey Theatre for Netsky LIVE!
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