Weekend Jumpstart: April 25-27, 2014

Another musical weekend mirage in the desert

April 24th, 2014
Marni Epstein
Category: Lead Story, News
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Whether you attended Coachella, Brokechella, or can’t remember which (hint: it’s probably the former), don’t worry because the music just keeps on coming. In store this weekend is another festival in the desert as well as some great traditional shows here in LA. Check out a few of your many concert options below, and let me know in the comments where you’ll be listening to live music this Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.
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The Faint Coming to The Roxy for Three-Night Stand

Tickets still available for June 8th show

April 23rd, 2014
Lesley Park
Category: News
The Faint

Fresh off the release of their latest album, Nebraskan dance punkers The Faint have been popping up at venues across the country promoting the everloving hell out of Doom Abuse. Given that they managed to blow the roof off of The Fonda Theatre the last time they were in LA, I was a little surprised to see that they had been booked at the smaller-capacity Roxy Theatre for their return to LA.
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Mastodon Releases New Single

“High Road” is the first preview of new album

Jay Chirinos
Category: News
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And so the drip feed of information about the return of Mastodon continues. We already knew they were taking part in a blockbuster nationwide tour with Gojira and Kvelertak and that they would be making a stop in Los Angeles next Friday, May 2nd, at Club Nokia. Now we have actual new music to listen to in the shape of “High Road,” the first song to be revealed from the Atlanta, Georgia metal act’s forthcoming new album.
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Festival Recap: Coachella 2014 – Friday

SoCal’s biggest festival kicked off with a bang!

Gerry Doot
Category: Lead Story, Review
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Coachella has come and gone, and I can’t believe how awesome it was. It had been about five years since my last visit to Southern California’s biggest music festival, and I knew going in to it to expect corporate sponsorship shoved down my throat, so putting aside my social/political views was actually pretty easy. Walking right past the Sephora, H&M, and Heinekin tents, I was continuously amazed by the incredible performances and brilliant art Coachella once again offered.
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Interview with Flagship

Charlotte rock band comes to West Hollywood

Christine Perez
Category: Interview
Flagship

Touring with Los Angeles favorites Terraplane Sun and Brooklyn natives Little Daylight has kept the band Flagship insanely busy, but you wouldn’t know it talking to them.
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HARD Summer Announces 2014 Lineup

HARD enough for ya?

Megan Driscoll
Category: Lead Story, News
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HARD Summer, perhaps Southern California’s most anticipated summer dance music festival outside of Electric Daisy Carnival, released its 2014 lineup yesterday, and that sucker is huge. Granted, five stages set up in South El Monte’s Whittier Park Recreation Area for these artists to spread across over August 2-3 is generous, but I’m still having a hard time imagining how — and more importantly, how awesomely — they’re going to manage.
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Interview With Matt Lewkowicz of Little Daylight

How to make synth-rock fun

April 22nd, 2014
Marcus Slater
Category: Interview
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Synth pop is here to stay, it seems. Not that I’m complaining. The marriage of indie rock and slick electronic production might be the best thing to happen to electronic music since the masses started realizing there’s more to the genre than techno. With bands like Chvrches and Keep Shelly in Athens enjoying relative popularity, this little corner of the indie rock microcosm is bubbling over with catchy bands. Little Daylight is one of them.
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A Great Big World Debuts “Already Home” Video

Featuring Darren Criss and Jessica Szohr

Mary Bonney
Category: Video
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A Great Big World’s ballad “Say Something” was one of the biggest love songs of 2013, and now the New York duo is following up that massive hit with a slightly happier tune.
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Arcade Fire Announces LA Shows at The Forum

Playing The Forum on August 1st and 2nd

Lesley Park
Category: Lead Story, News
Arcade Fire

A day after pulling off the greatest troll in music festival history at Coachella (Or was it? No official word yet…), beloved indie rockers Arcade Fire announced two Los Angeles stops on their Reflektor tour.  
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