Cover Love: Peter Gabriel’s “The Book of Love”

Things we’re all too young to know…

July 22nd, 2016
Kyle B. Smith
Category: Staff Pick, Video
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In 2011, Peter Gabriel released an album of cover songs that he title Scratch My Back. Alongside songs by the likes of Paul Simon, Brian Eno, Regina Spektor, and Radiohead was The Magnetic Fields‘ 1999 killer “The Book of Love.” The track is a humorous (“The book of love is long and boring / No one can lift the damn thing”), gorgeous, and altogether poignant and wisdom-filled take on love.
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A Cup Of Sugar From Your LA Neighbor: Brett Dennen

Brett is our neighbor, at least part of the time

Kyle B. Smith
Category: Video

There is a commonly held perception that LA is some sort of wasteland of broken dreams. While you could argue that this is somewhat true, the town is an overflowing cornucopia of successful creative talent as well.
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Tidal Presents: Sir The Baptist

Tidal’s newest spotlight artist on the rise

Ashlee Burke
Category: News
sir the baptist

Tidal Rising is a program designed to give the spotlight to newer artists who have passionate fan bases and are ready to find new fans. Essentially, it’s Tidal’s way of helping those on the verge of their big break by giving them exclusive features that only Tidal can provide. Tidal’s newest artist on the rise is none other than Bronzeville’s own Sir The Baptist.
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New Album Releases: July 22, 2016

Thought-provoking is the theme for today’s albums

Lexi Kelson
Category: Lead Story, News
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Here’s the deal. Everyone needs new music now and then to mix things up and surprise the ear drums. That’s where we come in — we’ve got ten albums for you to experience and chew on. Whether your thing is metal or folk, you won’t leave without a few new tracks.
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Adam Lazzara Calls Out Emo Night Founders

Claims local promoters “owe him some money”

July 20th, 2016
Mary Bonney
Category: News
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This past Saturday, I attended the Taste of Chaos festival where legendary band Taking Back Sunday helped close out the evening to the delight of thousands of screaming emo fans. One moment, however, gave my celebration pause.
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Happy Birthday, Carlos Santana!

One of the classiest of the classics

Anthony Marks
Category: News

As guitar master Carlos Santana grows older and wiser, so does his playing!

In fact, it’s gotten better as the decades continue to move swiftly under our feet. Santana has been on top of the guitar game since, well, the guitar started playing the game. The electric guitar, that is. I’ve seen him play solo, I’ve seen him play with a jazz quartet, I’ve even seen him jam with Dave Matthews Band. Never does he cease to amaze.
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Festival Review: Taste of Chaos 2016

Nostalgia-fueled event proves emo alive and well

Mary Bonney
Category: Lead Story, Review

Last Saturday, fans of emotional rock flocked to San Manuel Amphitheater for a nostalgia-fueled night featuring some of the biggest, most influential bands of the genre in the past decades (including a few from last year’s tour). The annual Taste of Chaos festival’s stellar lineup caused thousands to brave the heat and long lines in the name of screaming lyrics held near and dear to their hearts.
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Schoolboy Q Announces Blank Face LP World Tour

Joey Bada$$ joins tour on select dates

July 19th, 2016
Kimberly Quitzon
Category: News
schoolboy q

Great news for LA hip-hop fans: the city’s very own ScHoolboy Q has announced dates for a world tour in support of his newly released Blank Face LP! The Top Dawg Entertainment rapper has included Brooklyn’s Joey Bada$$ in the lineup for certain shows, making this a partnership sure to get fans from both coasts excited.
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