Dumbfoundead & Others Collab On “IT G MA” Remix

The turn up is real on Keith Ape’s latest

July 28th, 2015
Marcus Slater
Category: Video
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The original “IT G MA” was, by any measure, a blockbuster success for Keith Ape and The Cohort. It was one of the few hip-hop tracks of recent memory that successfully crossed over the language barrier simply by speaking the universal language of “turnt.” In the process, though, calls of cultural appropriation mixed in with general saltiness from OG Maco inflamed the hype surrounding the tune.
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Preview: Langhorne Slim & The Law @ The Troubadour

Spirited performer returns to LA on Aug. 11th

Kristin Houser
Category: News
Langhorne Slim

Three years after releasing The Way We Move, his first album with The Law and #32 on our Best of 2012 list, Langhorne Slim is now just days away from the release of its follow-up with expectations sky high.
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Show Review: Pokey LaFarge @ The Troubadour

St. Louis showman takes sold-out show back in time

Sean Kramer
Category: Review
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Time travel is real. Perhaps not in the Back to the Future sense that most people think of when that term is uttered, but in a more subtle and temporary way, traveling back in time is absolutely an attainable and realistic experience. Everyone at Pokey LaFarge’s sold-out show at The Troubadour on Friday can attest to that. With a setlist that largely favored songs off his latest album, this year’s Something in the Water, the folk singer from St. Louis led his six-piece band through an energetic performance that genuinely harkened back to a time nearly 100 years in the past.
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Win Tickets To See Grace Jones & Future Islands

At The Hollywood Bowl on Sept. 27th!

July 27th, 2015
Jillian Goldfluss
Category: Contest, Lead Story
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On September 27th, legendary Jamaican pop singer Grace Jones will be headlining The Hollywood Bowl with a seemingly unlikely companion, alt-electro outfit Future Islands. What do the statuesque pop idol and contemporary synth-pop act have in common? More than you’d think.
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Show Review: Imagine Dragons @ The Forum

Smoke & Mirrors tour brings LA theatrical pop rock

Mary Bonney
Category: Review
Imagine Dragons

Last Friday night, fans of all ages packed The Forum to see theatrical pop rock at its finest. Imagine Dragons’ Smoke and Mirrors Tour brought a stadium-sized performance to Inglewood with a set filled with upbeat dance anthems and thunderous rock and roll songs.
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Album Review: Tame Impala – Currents

Kevin Parker’s graduation to the big leagues

Jay Chirinos
Category: Lead Story, Review
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I recently re-read my review of Tame Impala’s show at The Fonda Theatre back in 2012 and noticed something of a patronizing tone that I tried but failed to hide. That was mainly due to my bafflement of the reception for Lonerism, a perfectly decent but heavily derivative album that saw its creator Kevin Parker treated as the second coming in the world of psychedelic rock. The judgement struck me as both reductive and misguided, and as I watched the band go through their paces in front of a sold-out crowd, their appeal still evaded me.
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Janet Jackson Shares “No Sleeep” Video ft J. Cole

Already an instant classic!

Winnie Fan
Category: Video
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It’s been seven years since Janet Jackson released an album, but she’s back. “No Sleeep” is the first taste of her upcoming album, Conversations In A Cafe, and it’s a slinky slow jam that gives off all sorts of Velvet Rope vibes.
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Run The Jewels Share Meow The Jewels Details

The meow-pocalypse is upon us, apparently

July 24th, 2015
Sean Kramer
Category: News
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We here at LA Music Blog have been providing pretty consistent coverage of what is surely the weirdest music project of 2015: Meow The Jewels, the marijuana-induced-joke-turned-crowd-funded-remix-album by Run The Jewels (Killer Mike and El-P). Taking the songs from the duo’s last album, RTJ2, and replacing all of the music with cat sounds, the project is currently slated to possibly drop in September, according to El-P’s Twitter account.
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Battles To Release New Album, La Di Da Di

Experimental trio shares video and album artwork

Gerry Doot
Category: News
Battles

Imagine building an Ikea bedroom set with two friends, no tools, and all three of you blindfolded. Some parts might not end up the way you intended and you would definitely get in a few arguments, but with enough hard work and dedication, you could eventually do it (probably).
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New Album Releases: July 24, 2015

Albums from Public Enemy, Roger Waters, and more!

Twila Grissom
Category: Lead Story, News
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Happy Friday, LAmb readers! Lots of great new albums are being released today for your weekend listening pleasure. From older favorites (Vanessa Carlton) to new entrants to the music scene (Strange Wilds), here are my top ten picks. Be sure to let me know what you’re listening to in the comments below!
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