KROQ Weenie Roast 2015 Full Lineup Announced!

Impressive headliners span all rock genres

April 27th, 2015
Mary Bonney
Category: Lead Story, News
KROQ Weenie Roast

Leave it to the world-famous KROQ to come up with a killer lineup for their annual Weenie Roast, this year entitled “Weenie Roast Y Fiesta”! I should expect no less from the Los Angeles radio station, which regularly has exclusives on some of the biggest artists in the world (see last week’s premiere of Panic! At The Disco’s latest single).
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Show Review: Rufus Wainwright @ Saint Rocke

Prolific maestro dazzles in an intimate space

Melissa Karlin
Category: Review
rufus wainwright feature

When I walked into Saint Rocke last Thursday night, I noticed two things straight away: the sounds of Judy Garland crooning her way through American standards and how much smaller the venue was than I had expected given the stature of the artist set to perform there that night. What it lacked in size, this venue all the way down in the South Bay made up for in cool, and the staff was lovely.
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Rumors Of John Mayer Working With Bob Weir

Deadhead possibly collaborating with blues master

Anthony Marks
Category: News
Grateful Dead Fare Thee Well

Recently converted “Deadhead” John Mayer has been spotted at rehearsal studios with the legendary Bob Weir, guitarist and vocalist of The Grateful Dead. Not only that, they were also seen watching sets at Coachella together and even performing alongside each other on The Late Late Show a couple months back.
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Play This Playlist: Coachella 2015 Standouts

Ease the post-festival hangover with more music

Lesley Park
Category: Staff Pick, Video
Coachella 2015

I probably should be looking to the future now that Coachella 2015 has passed, but quite frankly, I just don’t think I’m over it yet. Despite having gone to the Indio festival since 2009, I keep forgetting how brutal the post-Coachella reality adjustment is. What do you mean I don’t get to wake up surrounded by music and art every day?
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The Fontaines Wrap Up Harvard & Stone Residency

Successful string of LA dates ends tomorrow

Gerry Doot
Category: News
The Fontaines

Brother and sister duo Hank and Charlotte Fontaine have gotten off to a great start this year. After a residency at the Silverlake Lounge and with one more night left of their stay at Harvard & Stone, enough attention has been garnered to keep their momentum going strong for the rest of 2015 and beyond.
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Festival Recap: Coachella 2015 – Sunday

The whirlwind adventure comes to a close

April 24th, 2015
Lesley Park
Category: Lead Story, Review
Coachella 2015

I always feel a mixed sense of excitement and relief at the start of my final day at Coachella. On the one hand, I’m eager to make the most of my last romp on the polo fields (until next year, anyway). On the other hand, every inch of my body is crying out in protest over the amount of physical exertion I’ve been subjecting it to and is eager for it all to end.
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Album Review: Bosse-De-Nage – All Fours

The year’s most overlooked great album so far

Jay Chirinos
Category: Review
Bosse-De-Nage

Back in 2012, a couple of up-and-coming Bay Area bands released a split EP. Both acts were of the black-metal-but-not-really variety, using that genre as a jumping-off point for a sound that incorporated a lot of non-traditional elements. Since then, Deafheaven has released its all-conquering crossover masterpiece Sunbather, an album that built on all of the group’s previous work (as well as the progression shown on that split EP) to create something that surpassed everything they’d done previously, Now the band that made the B-side for that EP has done the same thing.
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LA Music Blogcast: Dear Boy

The LA rockers return to chat AND perform!

David Fisch
Category: Lead Story, News
Dear Boy LA Music Blogcast

We’ve been posted up at TuneIn Studios in Venice for some time now, but surprisingly we haven’t had any of the artists that have rolled through perform for you guys. Well, that just changed, and we couldn’t be happier to present our first full electric performance on the LA Music Blogcast courtesy of previous guests and Blog favorites, Dear Boy!
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Festival Recap: Coachella 2015 – Saturday

12 glorious hours of musical variety on day two

April 23rd, 2015
Lesley Park
Category: Lead Story, Review
Coachella 2015 saturday

Historically, Coachella Saturdays have been my mellower days, but 2015 proved to be the exception as I found myself frantically running through the campgrounds at 11:30 AM trying to make sure I got to the Gobi tent in time for my most anticipated set of the festival (more on that in a bit). I was glad I did as Saturday ended up being one of the most musically diverse days I’ve had in the 7 years I’ve been going to this festival.
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Throwback Thursday: Celebrating Roy Orbison

Honoring the timeless musician’s 79th birthday

Jillian Goldfluss
Category: News, Staff Pick
lonely and blue

Roy Orbison was a pioneer of American rock music, but his life was marred by a series of tragic incidents that were reflected in his melancholic musical style and vulnerable, emotionally driven lyrics.
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