Win Tickets To See St. Lucia At The Regent Theater

Co-presented by us awesome folks at LA Music Blog!

September 19th, 2014
Lesley Park
Category: Contest, Lead Story
St. Lucia

There’s something to be said for musicians that can continue to blow you away no matter how many times you see them live. Having closely followed Jean-Philip Grobler — AKA St. Lucia — and his live band from their early days of opening for Ellie Goulding and Two Door Cinema Club in 2013 to their solo show this year at El Rey, I can safely say he falls into the category of being better and more brilliant with every gig.
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Hands Like Houses Reimagines Old Songs in New Ways

Flaunting their talent with captivating new EP

Alice Carson
Category: News
Hands Like Houses

In times of great fortune, a band comes along that changes the way one listens to music. Through a combination of lyrical excellence and technically driven grooviness, Hands Like Houses has forever changed how I experience music, and their newest EP, Reimagine, only reconfirms that realization.
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Interview with Jack Antonoff of Bleachers

We talk creativity, the universe, & Strange Desire

Christine Perez
Jack Antonoff Bleachers

It’s a totally typical thing. You don’t really mean to write an album. It sort of just happens. You write a song or put some notes together on a page, and before you know it, you’ve released a full-length with RCA Records and you’re embarking on a national tour.
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Show Review: Charles Bradley @ Santa Monica Pier

KCRW Summer Nights coming to a close!

Gerry Doot
Category: Review
Charles Bradley

Last Thursday night the Santa Monica Pier was crowded and electric with anticipation for one of the last shows of the KCRW Summer Nights series. All races and cultures were on hand to see Charles Bradley, a classic soul artist whose music can transcend demographics to appeal to all audiences.
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LA Music Blogcast: September 18, 2014

With guest Alice Boman!

Kristin Houser
Category: Lead Story, Video
Alice Boman LA Music Blogcast

When they weren’t comparing Apple giving the new U2 album to all iTunes users for free to the spread of sexually transmitted diseases (sure, you can get rid of chlamydia, but wouldn’t you rather not get it in the first place?), our hosts talked about their favorite new releases, Run The Jewels’ creative new Kickstarter campaign, and so much more on last night’s brand new episode of the LA Music Blogcast.
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Top Five Acts Who Stopped Too Soon

These guys, for various reasons, left us hanging

Jay Chirinos
Category: Staff Pick, Video
The postal service lead

I could fill reams and reams of paper with a list of bands that went on a lot longer than they should have. (Have the last couple of decades of Mastercard-sponsored arena tours done anything to enhance the reputation of The Rolling Stones? Didn’t think so.) It’s much more interesting to speculate about bands that cut their careers short for various reasons.
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Weekend Jumpstart: September 19-21, 2014

So many great bands, so few days off…

September 18th, 2014
Kristin Houser
Category: Lead Story, News
SSMF 2014

Still don’t have plans for the weekend? Maybe we can help you with that. An expanded music festival and a couple left-of-center acts will be taking over Los Angeles this weekend, so check out our suggestions for the best live music experiences of the weekend, and be sure to let me know in the comments where you’ll be dancing, singing, and swaying.
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Schoolboy Q Remixes Disclosure’s “Latch”

LA rapper slips himself into Disclosure track

Marcus Slater
Category: News
Schoolboy Q

I had figured that “Latch” had been remixed by everyone who had any intention of remixing it by now. The track has been out for years, and Disclosure has only grown in popularity since that song first lit up headphones across the US. However, Los Angeles’ very own Schoolboy Q has dropped a “Latch” remix now.

— cue the collective groan from the masses —

I know, I know. The song doesn’t need a remix. It doesn’t need a rap. When this popped into my email, my eyes rolled so hard you could hear them rolling.
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Win Tickets To Steve Aoki At Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Win passes to Sept. 30th performance + his new CD!

Jeanette Hernandez
Category: Contest
steve aoki

Steve Aoki fans! Electronic dance music fans! Cake fans! Gather ’round because LA Music Blog has something awesome in store for you:

We are giving away two passes to Aoki’s performance at Jimmy Kimmel Live! on September 30th!
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