DFA Records Takes Over Avalon

Dance the Thanksgiving stupor away with DFA

November 28th, 2014
Marcus Slater
Category: News
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All the stars from the DFA label will be taking over Avalon this Saturday. That includes Hot Chip, The Juan MacLean, Nancy Whang, and The 2 Bears. This is a dance party, guys. Time to be thankful for full stomachs and funky electro.
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XTRMST Releases Self-Titled Debut On Dim Mak

Hardcore AFI side project will blow your mind!

November 26th, 2014
Gerry Doot
Category: News
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Over the course of nearly 25 years, AFI grew from the ranks of the straight-edge punk scene in the East Bay Area (alongside bands like Rancid and Green Day) to find hard-earned success by steering their sound a bit more toward the pop format. The group still subscribes to the clean and pure tenets of their original style, though, and after years of success as AFI, frontman Davey Havoc and his AFI cohort Jade Puget have created a hardcore album that celebrates the unique nature of the straight-edge lifestyle and culture.
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Win Tickets To See French Montana and Jeremih

Set It Off on Dec. 21st at Club Nokia!

Winnie Fan
Category: Contest
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If you haven’t heard “Pop That” by now, where have you been for the past few years? The certified banger has been getting parties started since its release in 2012, and the artist responsible for the track, French Montana, has gone on to collab with a lot of famous friends. In fact, he’s about to team up with R&B crooner Jeremih to set it off on tour all December.
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Win Tickets To OMFG NYE At The Shrine!

Dance your way into the new year with Eric Prydz!

November 25th, 2014
Jeanette Hernandez
Category: Contest
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New Year’s Eve celebrations are being announced left and right (you’ve got so many choices, Los Angeles!), but we’ve got a mighty tempting offer for you to consider: a FREE pair of tickets to the city’s coolest electronic gig, OMFG NYE at Shrine Expo Hall! Got your attention, electronic music enthusiasts? Gather ’round for details…
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Album Review: Andy Stott – Faith In Strangers

The Manchester producer dives deeper into the murk

Jay Chirinos
Category: Review
Andy Stott

Andy Stott’s last album, the excellent Luxury Problems released on the Modern Love label, was a breakthrough of sorts for the Manchester-based producer, who had been operating under the radar for the best part of a decade. It was a heady brew of shadowy techno dubbed “knackered-house” due to its low BPM and generally spaced-out vibe, and that album’s follow-up, Faith In Strangers, shares much of its DNA a couple of years later (along with further vocals from Stott’s former piano teacher Alison Skidmore).
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New Album Releases: November 25, 2014

Rick Ross, Circa Survive, and more!

Kristin Houser
Category: Lead Story, News
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The short workweek (yay!) is being balanced out by a short list of new album releases (boo!), but despite the Thanksgiving holiday, the artists below decided to release new albums today, and for that, we can be thankful. Check out this week’s truncated list of new album releases, and let me know in the comments what you’ll be listening to first!
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Top Picks For Record Store Day: Black Friday 2014

The five records you should pick up this Friday

David Fisch
Category: News, Staff Pick
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Thanksgiving is this Thursday, so you know what that means: this Friday is Black Friday, the both loved and loathed event that takes place the day after the most thankful holiday of the year. Black Friday is celebrated by waking up early out of your tryptophan slump to wait in long lines with hordes of people to get items that are marked down at ridiculously low prices. Regardless of your thoughts on the “holiday,” it’s an event that most Americans partake in, and Record Store Day has now been a part of it for the last few years.
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Interview With WALK THE MOON

Band talks inspirations, new album, and Nerd Rope

November 24th, 2014
Christine Perez
Walk the moon

When WALK THE MOON announced the release date for their sophomore album and supporting tour dates back in September, their social media world stopped or exploded or changed in some capacity. Fans from all over the world tuned in to Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter to witness the band’s next move in the musicscape.
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Win Tickets To See Jamie T At The Roxy Theatre

Brit makes rare LA appearance on 12/3!

Kristin Houser
Category: Contest, Lead Story
Jamie T

Coming into 2014, I had no clue it’d be the year I finally got a chance to see one of my favorite artists, punk/hip hop/folk-influenced singer-songwriter Jamie T, live for the first time. The Brit had become a bit of a media recluse since releasing his sophomore album, Kings and Queens (my favorite record of 2009), but apparently he just needed those five years to prepare for what was to come next, his Carry On The Grudge full-length.
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Show Review: The 1975 @ The Hollywood Palladium

UK indie-pop group sells out two LA stops

Mary Bonney
Category: Review
The 1975 at The Palladium

Matt Hayley is drunk. Or maybe the mesmerizing lead singer of The 1975 is just pretending to be as he takes swigs from a bottle of wine onstage, seductively wipes his mouth, and slurs his thanks to the crowd.
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