Special Force Debuts New Video For “99One”

Don’t miss their LP release show on 9/17!

August 31st, 2016
Anthony Marks
Category: Video
special force

What I like most about Special Force is their altruistic, communal approach to music. It’s not only about the hooks and beautiful melodies, but also about sharing the energy and enjoyment of sound, almost as if part of the goal is to encourage others to be loving and excellent. What can I say? The good vibes are contagious.
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Where Chromatics At?

The electronic cult-faves tease forthcoming album

Jillian Goldfluss
Category: Video
chromatics

Electronic post-punk act Chromatics has established quite the fan base since their early-2000s formation, and despite the almost complete lineup overhaul (save for founding member Adam Miller), the group has managed to maintain a dreamy, atmospheric synth sound.
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Win Tickets To Kraftwerk 3-D At The Hollywood Bowl

German electronic pioneers playing The Bowl!

August 30th, 2016
Kristin Houser
Category: Contest, Lead Story
Kraftwerk

When electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk brought their 3-D show to Walt Disney Concert Hall for an 8-night extravaganza in 2014, Lesley caught the final performance and said if she were to summarize the evening in one word, it would be “sensational.”
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Top Five Upcoming EDM Concerts In LA

Get ready for a dance-heavy fall!

Mary Bonney
Category: News
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Since attending my first rave two years ago, I have fallen in love with electronic dance music (specifically trance, but I’m still earning my kandi bracelets). I dove head first into this music scene and even traveled to Electronic Daisy Carnival this summer, where I had one of the most memorable weekends of my life.
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Festival Preview: KAABOO Del Mar 2016

Revolutionizing the festival experience

Lex Voight
Category: Lead Story, News
kaaboo del mar

Maybe you’re like me. Maybe the thought of festivals brings with it a host of stories, emotions, and memories dealing with discomfort, annoyance, and dirt. Or maybe feelings of being wholly and utterly overwhelmed despite your intense love of music.
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Show Review: Journey & Santana @ The Forum

The classics played their classics

Anthony Marks
Category: Review
Journey and santana

What an unbelievable show. My dad and I didn’t sit down once.

I had never seen Santana before, but for some odd reason, I assumed their set might be a bit boring. I was WRONG. Honestly, I’m not sure if I’ve ever been so wrong.
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Tunes For A Tuesday…

Hang in there — it’s almost hump day!

Anthony Marks
Category: Staff Pick, Video
rolling stones

It’s only Tuesday, and sometimes, the work week feels never-ending. That’s why we must remind ourselves that life rocks, especially if you’re feeling extra stressed, a little anxious, and maybe even confused. Why am I at this job? Why did I go out on a Monday night? Why is everyone arguing on the internet? Many existential questions can float through your brain on a day like today. Sometimes I just have to remind myself that I have a good life, a good job, and it all just rocks…even though it often doesn’t feel like that.
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Not Just (White) Boys’ Fun: Banshees III – Pt. 1

The beginning of the end (for now)

August 29th, 2016
Lex Voight
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Yo! Check this!

As the summer winds down, so too shall this column for the moment. I have a couple more bands I want to shout out before I give my soapbox a well-needed rest. But we are going to do this in the nouveau-trilogy style and break up the conclusion into two parts. Why? Because women are awesome.

And because I said so.

So there.
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Show Preview: Swans @ The Fonda Theatre

Probably the last time you’ll see them this way…

David Fisch
Category: Lead Story, News
Swans Live featured

You can say you’ve been to the Eight Wonders of the World. You can say you’ve gone skydiving. You can say you’ve taken a SpaceX flight to the outer reaches of the atmosphere. Can you really say you’ve experienced a Swans show, though?
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