Win Tickets To See Blake Mills!

Guitarist/songwriter plays Palace Theatre on 9/17

August 3rd, 2015
Kristin Houser
Category: Contest, Lead Story
Blake Mills

We had the opportunity to chat with guitarist/songwriter/producer Blake Mills a few years ago just as he was prepping to join Fiona Apple for a show at The Hollywood Palladium in a dual capacity — as part of her backing band and as the opening act — and the driven artist has shown no signs of slowing down in the three years since.
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Album Review: Health – Death Magic

LA noise rockers go rave and have best outing yet

David Fisch
Category: Review
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LA-based noise rock band HEALTH has returned with their third studio LP in six years (not counting their soundtrack to Max Payne 3 or their remix albums), and that is reason to rejoice. If you could imagine listening to 2013’s phenomenal chokehold-in-the-dark electronic album Excavated by The Haxan Cloak but with the addition of New Order’s post-punk/pop intricacies and Death Grips’ manic penchant for breaking off volume knobs for the ultimate ear bleed, then you’ve got this concoction HEALTH has deemed Death Magic, a hot-blooded rave record that is ready to demolish the rest of this summer and maybe the year.
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Play This Playlist: Best of The Chemical Brothers

Best of one of Hard Summer’s biggest headliners

Twila Grissom
Category: Staff Pick, Video
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Hard Summer was this past weekend (stay tuned for the official LAmb recap courtesy of Lesley), and one of the most eagerly anticipated acts of the fest was The Chemical Brothers. This British techno duo has eight studio albums, one live album, five compilation albums, two remix albums, five mix albums, one soundtrack album, and two video albums under their belt, so as you can imagine, narrowing down this playlist of their best tracks to just 10 was quite a challenge.
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Show Review: Say Anything @ The Regent Theater

Homecoming show for emo rock band

July 31st, 2015
Mary Bonney
Category: Review
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Emo rock was alive and well this past Tuesday evening at The Regent Theater downtown when Los Angeles’ own Say Anything packed the indie theater with fans ready to accompany Max Bemis and company as they brought their emotionally-charged songs to life. A beautiful string quartet accompanied each rock song through the evening, adding to the full band onstage and highlighting every powerful lyric and high-energy chorus as the crowd members sang along at the top of their lungs.
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Show Review: Jamie XX @ The Echoplex

Standout set from one of 2015’s critical darlings

Lesley Park
Category: Review
Jamie XX The Echoplex

It’s still hard to believe that tickets to Jamie XX’s intimate show at The Echoplex sold out in a mere 30 seconds. Oh sure, his solo debut, In Colour, may very well be the critical darling of 2015, but you’d think that his multiple appearances at numerous festivals this year (Coachella, Hard Summer, and CRSSD) and upcoming solo show at The Shrine this October would have spread out the insane demand for this 26-year-old electronic whiz kid’s live talents.
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Win Tickets To See Erykah Badu & St. Vincent!

Playing The Hollywood Bowl on Aug. 30th

Sean Kramer
Category: Contest, Lead Story
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Few popular artists inject as distinct a mix of unabashed honesty and creative boldness into their music as Erykah Badu and St. Vincent, so the mere fact that these two are doing a show together already had music fans excited. Add in the fact that it’s at The Hollywood Bowl, one of LA’s most iconic venues, and we’re downright salivating.
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Photographer Mick Rock Talks New TV Series & More

My chat with “the man who shot the ’70s”

Anthony Marks
Mick Rock

It’s hard to call a photographer “legendary.” Such a term is usually used to describe rockstars and top-tier actors, but after meeting and interviewing Mick Rock — who is also known as “the man who shot the ’70s” and has taken incredible shots of everyone from Queen, David Bowie, and Lou Reed to Syd Barrett, Iggy Pop, and Joan Jett — I must say he is a truly legendary photographer.
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LA Music Blogcast: Upcoming LA Music Festivals

Catch amazing lineups (& us!) at these local fests

David Fisch
Category: Lead Story, News
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The LA Music Blogcast — the official podcast of LA Music Blog — posts on the Blog every Friday. If there are any musical topics or questions that you would like to hear us talk about on future episodes – and likely have them answered by musical guests and industry professionals – please let us know by leaving a comment below or on our Facebook and tweeting us on Twitter with #LAmbCast.

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With all of the music news primarily being about music streaming and Kanye West lately, we at the Blogcast felt compelled to have an episode about something — anything — else, so we decided to share a few of the summer music festivals we’ll be attending and that we would have otherwise mentioned earlier in the summer. We hope you don’t miss out on them due to our lack of prior acknowledgement.
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New Album Releases: July 31, 2015

Joss Stone, Titus Andronicus, and more!

Melissa Karlin
Category: Lead Story, News
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It’s Friday, and you know what that means: new music! (It’s still weird, right? It’s not just me?) Anyways, this week we’ve got new LPs from British players Joss Stone, The Maccabees, and Lianne La Havas, a solo release from The Strokes’ Albert Hammond Jr., some experimental jazz, and a rock opera from Titus Andronicus. This is a good week for music, folks.
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