Win Tickets To See Tinashe At Sundance NEXT FEST!

LA hustle in film and music

July 31st, 2014
Winnie Fan
Category: Contest
tinashe NEXT FEST

Los Angeles native Tinashe makes music that’s instantly captivating — a distinct blend of sensual R&B, dangerously catchy pop, and a mysterious complexity. She’s been making waves for a while and has dropped three mixtapes since 2012, including the critically acclaimed (and free to download) Black Water. She’s collaborated with RZA and ScHoolboy Q, Chance the Rapper jumped on the remix of one of her tracks, and her latest hit was produced by DJ Mustard. This could definitely be the year she blows up.
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Gerard Way To Release Debut Solo Album

Hesitant Alien drops on September 30th

Mary Bonney
Category: News
Gerard Way

After twelve years as the frontman for My Chemical Romance, Gerard Way announced he would distance himself from MCR fans a few months ago after the band’s breakup. Transitioning into a much-anticipated solo career, the charismatic singer has announced a release date for his debut solo album, Hesitant Alien.
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Mad Decent Block Party Coming To LA Center Studios

With headliners Diplo, Laidback Luke, and more!

Jeanette Hernandez
Category: News
Mad Decent Block Party 2014

The annual Mad Decent Block Party is coming back to the LA Center Studios on September 13th! For those unfamiliar with the tour, it started in 2008 as a small, family-style BBQ party in Philadelphia. Now it tours each year to major cities including San Diego, Phoenix, Nashville, Las Vegas, and Brooklyn, to name a few.
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Karen O Releases First Video From Solo Album

Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman’s Crush Songs out 9/9

Gerry Doot
Category: Video
Karen O

Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman Karen O has one of the most unique and intriguing voices in rock and roll with the ability to recreate a slew of emotions vocally. From loud cries to shy whimpers, her emotional range will undoubtedly be a common theme on her new solo record, due out on September 9th.
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Desert Daze: Splash House August Poolside Preview

Who needs Vegas?

Marcus Slater
Category: Review

Ever have one of those days that feels more like a dream than reality? Remembering them is like reliving a fever dream. That’s what’s Splash House was like earlier this year, but I suppose a weekend spent day drinking with beautiful people by a pool will do that to you.
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Play This Playlist: LAmb HARD Summer 2014 Mega Mix

HARD goes deep for 2014

July 29th, 2014
Marcus Slater
Category: Staff Pick
hard summer

HARD Summer is this weekend, LA ragers! Are you ready to have your FACES melted CLEAN OFF by the imminent HARDNESS? YEAH!

Wait, wait, wait a second. This year’s lineup is a lot less ragey and a lot deeper. I mean, this is still Hardfest, so expect the usual suspects of Skrillex, Nero, Jack Beats, and Destructo to fuck things up at maximum volume as per usual, but this lineup also makes HARD the premier “deep” music festival in LA this year by miles.
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Show Review: OK Go @ The Echo

Fun, theatrical band rocked an LA crowd

Gerry Doot
Category: Review
ok go at the echo

OK Go seems to have more fun than most bands. Not only have they found great success writing and creating music, they have also tapped into their nerdy sides, creating all kinds of toys and visuals to accompany their live shows, not to mention their epic series of viral music videos. With a new EP out and an album on the way, Los Angeles’ own visual rockers played two shows last week at two of the town’s best venues, The Troubadour and The Echo.
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Three Easy Ways to Nab the Set List

The best tricks to getting the set list every time

Janelle Miranda
Category: News
crowd lead

You just finished watching the most epic live musical performance you have ever seen! How will you commemorate this fantastic experience and grab a one-of-a-kind souvenir at no cost to you? You need to hustle and get your hands on the set list.
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Show Review: White Lung @ Los Globos

Vancouver punk quartet brings the noise

Jay Chirinos
Category: Review
white lung

Despite the amount of attention paid to the band’s most recent album, the righteously brilliant Deep Fantasy, White Lung remains something of a well-kept secret. While that is a little exasperating in one sense, it does mean that the venues for the group’s shows remain pretty small and that their punk-rock essence remains intact. This was in evidence at Los Globos, a venue in which the gap between the stage and the audience is pretty much non-existent, and where taking photos involves balancing yourself on a stool and hanging over a raging mosh pit.
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