Caribou Announces World Tour For 2015

Including three dates at The Fonda Theatre!

December 18th, 2014
Sean Kramer
Category: News
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Caribou’s Dan Snaith is giving fans a little gift this holiday season, but they won’t be able to open it ’til sometime next year.
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Show Preview: The Roots @ The Observatory

Keep the party going New Year’s Day with The Roots

Gerry Doot
Category: News
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It’s that time of year. Everyone is scrambling around trying to get presents under the tree, while 50 percent of people have forgotten that it’s Chanukah. New Year’s Eve plans have been made, cancelled, and made again. Yeah, that’s the holidays in LA. It’s going to be about 72 degrees and sunny, and around the table complaints will be made about the recent storms. Fa la la.
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Throwback Thursday: Above & Beyond

A brief look at the trance trio’s past

Twila Grissom
Category: News, Staff Pick
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With the launch of their Acoustic album at the beginning of the year (which landed a spot on our Top 50 Albums of 2014), a new album announcement, national tour announcement, and historical show at Madison Square Garden, 2014 has been a big year for Above & Beyond. But where were they before they were these huge international DJ/producers? Let’s take a look back.
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Questlove vs. Patti LaBelle Animated Video

The Roots drummer speaks on long-standing beef

Sean Kramer
Category: Video
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Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson is world-renown for his musical ability as drummer for hip-hop legends The Roots, but he’s also got a gift for gab, particularly when it comes to sharing stories of the celebrities he’s encountered throughout the 20+ years of his career.
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Kendrick Lamar Debuts New Song On Colbert Report

Rapper joined on-screen by Bilal and Thundercat

December 17th, 2014
Sean Kramer
Category: Video
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If you’re going to go out, you might as well go out with a bang, and if you really want to do it right, it should be a slightly off-kilter, unexpected, and collaborative bang. That’s how Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report is doing it, as the show just featured Kendrick Lamar as the program’s final musical guest before host Stephen Colbert departs to take over David Letterman’s Late Night slot.
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Win Tickets To See Rustie At El Rey Theatre!

Warp Records star returns to LA on January 16th

Jay Chirinos
Category: Contest
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Scottish producer Rustie has been at the forefront of the new wave of Warp Records for a few years now, ever since the release of his dazzling masterpiece Glass Swords. If last year’s Green Language did not live up to the dizzying heights of its predecessor, it still produced a couple of absolute bangers in the shape of “Raptor” and Rustie’s Danny Brown collaboration “Attak.”
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Top Five Christmas Songs Of The 2000s

Warm and fuzzy turn-of-the-century holiday tracks

Mary Bonney
Category: News, Staff Pick
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When I moved across the country from Virginia to California, I knew the only snow I’d be seeing here in Los Angeles would be on movie studio backlots. But with the dipping temperatures and white Christmas lights strung on all our palm trees, I can’t deny the Christmas season is upon us.
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Avicii Releases Yet Another Chart-Topping Track

And its music video challenges you to really live

Alice Carson
Category: Video
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This week, Avicii’s new song “The Nights” debuted and quickly soared to the top of the charts. With the track came a sensational music video featuring an intimate portrait of everything beautiful about life.
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Win Tickets To See Geographer At El Rey Theatre!

One of San Francisco’s best hits LA on January 17

December 16th, 2014
Gerry Doot
Category: Contest
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It really isn’t all that long in the grand scheme of things, but when you look at the kind of work that goes into putting together a band from the ground up, keeping one functioning for seven years can feel like a lifetime. Starting a project, working with another few members, writing an album’s worth of music, preparing to release it, promoting it, creating a social media strategy…these are things that most businesses have teams working on. Geographer did it all themselves.
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David Young’s New Audio Book Stirs the Music World

Do Lennon and Harrison reach out from the grave?

December 15th, 2014
Alice Carson
Category: Interview, News
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Very seldom does an audio book stir up such an emotional reaction from the masses, but GRAMMY-nominated performer David Young’s latest work has done just that. The audio book, entitled My Experiences with Lennon and Harrison, implies by its name that Young has met the late Beatles and will therefore recount his time with them. But the audio book takes a paranormal angle because Young’s experience with John Lennon and George Harrison began in 2010 — after their deaths.
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