Win Tickets To Fool’s Gold Day Off At The Shrine!

Headliners A-Trak, Danny Brown, Vic Mensa, & more!

August 28th, 2014
Jeanette Hernandez
Category: Contest, Lead Story
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Good news if you’re into the independent scene and underground beats: the masterminds behind the Fool’s Gold label are taking over Los Angeles’ Shrine Expo Hall on October 12th!
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Show Review: Walk the Moon @ The Greek Theatre

Vibrant band’s high-octane set hijacked hips!

Janelle Miranda
Category: Review
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If they were feeling not-so-fresh from a 14-hour music video shoot the day before, Walk the Moon did not show it during Tuesday night’s performance at LA’s Greek Theatre. They joined Youndblood Hawke in support of Panic! At The Disco’s The Gospel Tour, and a kaleidoscope of face paint clearly indicated which fans belonged to them. These Ohio natives know how to throw a dance party, and their heart-pumping performance had everyone on their feet.
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Album Review: The Rentals – Lost In Alphaville

A dirty take on power pop

Gerry Doot
Category: Review
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From the opening notes of The Rentals’ Lost In Alphaville, I got a sense of pain, celebration, and catharsis. These are clearly pent-up noises that were waiting to break out since the band’s last effort, Resilience, which was primarily instrumental and “mood music” made to support the rebuilding of Japan after the tragic tsunami several years back. Their most recent release before that was 1999′s Seven More Minutes, and after such a scattered past as a group, it was time for The Rentals to reinvent themselves.
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Bear In Heaven Shares “Autumn” Music Video

Psychedelic music with psychedelic visuals

Winnie Fan
Category: Video
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Bear In Heaven is the kind of band that makes you question your place in reality. Their newest album, Time is Over One Day Old, is probably their most grounded release, but don’t worry — it’s still weird.
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New Music: Marc E. Bassy – “Fairfax Interlude”

LA singer/rapper premieres kickback anthem

August 27th, 2014
Marcus Slater
Category: Lead Story, News
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Hey, Los Angeles R&B/hip-hop lovers! I come to you with an offering, a brief respite from the inescapable Chris Brown, Drake, Nikki Minaj, Top 40, payolalicious assault on your senses. Marc E. Bassy is a fresh voice and one of LA’s own. He can rap and sing well, which, frankly, puts him head and shoulders above the many folks with record deals who can’t do either particularly well.
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Show Review: We Are Twin @ LA Zoo’s Roaring Nights

Local favorites close out zoo’s summer series

Megan Driscoll
Category: Review
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I hit the LA Zoo Friday night for the final installment of its 2014 Roaring Nights summer nightlife series, and let me tell you, it was a far cry from my experience last year. Apparently, word has gotten around that the zoo is a pretty sweet place to kick it after dark.
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Win Tickets To See Tokimonsta At El Rey Theatre

Playing with Made In Heights on September 19th

Lesley Park
Category: Contest
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Flying in the face of the fist pumpy bro-fest that is the modern pre-recorded big room house set, Angeleno Jennifer Lee (aka Tokimonsta) has been countering the status quo with her knack for cerebral sounds and on-the-fly mixing. Although her studio releases can be best described as chillwave ear sex, it’s difficult to describe what exactly her live sets are like since she very much draws from the crowd’s energy to custom construct each of her performances.
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Album Review: Rustie – Green Language

The return of the maximalist Scottish producer

Jay Chirinos
Category: Review
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Rustie’s last album, Glass Swords, dropped like a glitter bomb back in 2011, thrusting the talented Glaswegian to the front of the pack when it came to glistening, color-saturated takes on dance music. It was also proof that, unlike many of his peers, he could manage a seriously impressive full-length album. It was a triumph that ignited his career. Since then, the stunning double A-side “Slasher/Triadzz,” released on UK dance label Numbers, only served to cement his reputation and significantly increase the anticipation surrounding his second full-length album on Warp Records.
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