LA Music Blogcast: Top 50 Countdown – Part 2

LAmb writers discuss our Top 50 albums of 2014!

December 19th, 2014
David Fisch
Category: Lead Story, News
LA Music Blogcast 2014 Wrap Up

Lo and behold, it’s that time of the year again, and it’s usually my favorite time! It’s “lists” season, and since 2014 is coming to a close, we here at LA Music Blog collectively gathered our opinions on our favorite records of the year to help roll out our Top 50 Albums list, as well as our Top Singles and Top Music Videos lists.
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Show Review: Weezer @ The Observatory

Rivers Cuomo and company rekindle their ’90s swag

Sean Kramer
Category: Review
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For a long time, being a Weezer fan also meant being a Weezer apologist. While few can argue the impact and alt-pop perfection of the first two albums in the band’s discography, the jury has largely been split on pretty much anything frontman Rivers Cuomo and the gang have brought to the table in roughly the last 15 years — and that’s sort of putting it mildly.
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Top 5 Classic Electronic Albums

Prepare yourself for warm, fuzzy, nostalgic feels

Lesley Park
Category: Staff Pick, Video
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It’s pretty clear that electronic music has blown up in a big way in the US. What was once a subculture comprised of tunes oft listened to in a dingy warehouse has exploded into mainstream, radio-friendly hit singles played to hundreds of thousands over the course of multiple days while fireworks and lasers blast off into the sky.
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Win Tickets To See White Arrows At El Rey Theatre

James Supercave and Say Say support Jan. 23rd show

Jillian Goldfluss
Category: Contest
white arrows

LA natives White Arrows are touring in support of their sophomore album, In Bardo, a name that represents the transitional purgatory between death and rebirth. Whether you’re on board with that concept or not, it’s worth listening to White Arrow’s existential psych-electro-pop album for the hook-fueled anthems and upbeat, addictive harmonies.
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Watch St. Vincent’s Video For “Birth in Reverse”

Annie Clark in her rightful place as space-goddess

Winnie Fan
Category: Lead Story, Video
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St. Vincent’s self-titled album landed the top spot on our Top 50 Albums of 2014 list, but she’s not done being amazing yet. Her recently released video for “Birth in Reverse” is gorgeously mesmerizing and definitely deserves viewing even if it missed most “best of” cut-offs.
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LA Music Blogcast: Top 50 Countdown – Part 1

LAmb writers discuss our Top 50 albums of 2014!

David Fisch
Category: Lead Story, News
LA Music Blogcast 2014 Wrap Up

Lo and behold, it’s that time of the year again, and it’s usually my favorite time! It’s “lists” season, and since 2014 is coming to a close, we here at LA Music Blog collectively gathered our opinions on our favorite records of the year to help roll out our Top 50 Albums list, as well as our Top Singles and Top Music Videos lists.
Continue reading…

Caribou Announces World Tour For 2015

Including three dates at The Fonda Theatre!

December 18th, 2014
Sean Kramer
Category: News
Caribou

Caribou’s Dan Snaith is giving fans a little gift this holiday season, but they won’t be able to open it ’til sometime next year.
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Show Preview: The Roots @ The Observatory

Keep the party going New Year’s Day with The Roots

Gerry Doot
Category: News
The Roots

It’s that time of year. Everyone is scrambling around trying to get presents under the tree, while 50 percent of people have forgotten that it’s Chanukah. New Year’s Eve plans have been made, cancelled, and made again. Yeah, that’s the holidays in LA. It’s going to be about 72 degrees and sunny, and around the table complaints will be made about the recent storms. Fa la la.
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Throwback Thursday: Above & Beyond

A brief look at the trance trio’s past

Twila Grissom
Category: News, Staff Pick
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With the launch of their Acoustic album at the beginning of the year (which landed a spot on our Top 50 Albums of 2014), a new album announcement, national tour announcement, and historical show at Madison Square Garden, 2014 has been a big year for Above & Beyond. But where were they before they were these huge international DJ/producers? Let’s take a look back.
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