Win Tickets To See Vacationer At The Roxy

With Brick + Mortar on October 26th!

Gerry Doot
Category: Contest

If you happened to stumble across Vacationer’s Relief this summer, it’s was probably a pretty good few months.
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STS9 To Kick Off Autumn Tour Next Month

Electronic rockers stop by The Wiltern on Nov 21st

Twila Grissom
Category: News

STS9 (Sound Tribe Sector 9) has been artfully crafting live electronic music since their inception in 1998, and after taking a brief hiatus since last winter, they are back with a 25-date tour!
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Show Review: Sam Smith @ The Greek Theatre

No dance numbers, costume changes, or flash needed

Mary Bonney
Category: Review
Sam Smith

During Sam Smith’s performance of “I’ve Told You Now,” somewhere between the soaring belts and velvety vocal runs, amongst the emotional confessions and perfect descriptions of a broken heart, I wondered, “Is this how people felt when they first saw Elvis? Elton John? The Beatles?” I had already spotted celebrities like Rihanna and Taylor Lautner at the sold-out Greek Theatre that night, but this performer was of a different breed, the kind whose raw talent guarantees him inclusion in future music history discussions.
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Ought Begins West Coast Tour

Montreal quartet due for LA debut next week

Jay Chirinos
Category: News

Since I included More Than Any Other Day in a list of albums we might have overlooked earlier this year, my love for Canadian quartet Ought’s debut album has grown considerably. The passionate and artful post-punk effort is another in a long line of fine records to emerge from the independent scene in Montreal over the last decade and a half, and indeed it has seen its release via Constellation Records, the independent label at the heart of that city’s emergence.
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Show Review: Thievery Corporation @ The Greek

A delightfully eclectic evening

Lesley Park
Category: Review
Thievery Corporation at the Greek

Seeing as how ten years have passed since I first heard and fell in love with “Lebanese Blonde” via Garden State’s much-beloved soundtrack, it was about damn time I crossed Thievery Corporation off the list of bands I needed to see.
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The Fest For Beatles Fans Returns To Los Angeles

The Holy Grail of Beatles memorabilia for sale

Alice Carson
Category: News
Fest for Beatles Fans lead

2014 marks the 50th anniversary of when the Beatles touched down on American soil. On February 7th, 1964, the four lads from Liverpool landed in JFK Airport, changing the music industry forever and spreading a Beatlemania fever that continues to infect today’s youth.
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Show Review: Cymbals Eat Guitars @ The Roxy

The band I’ve been longing to see has been seen

David Fisch
Category: Review
Cymbals Eat Guitats Featured

One of the first articles I wrote for this site involved Cymbals Eat Guitars. Heck, I think one of the first few articles for the site period was about Cymbals Eat Guitars. It’s safe to say LA Music Blog has been following the Staten Island band from the moment they hit MySpace unsigned. They’re now on indie label Barsuk Records but still exhibit as much motivation to progress their sound and expand their horizons as they did back in high school.
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Tinashe Premieres New Track & Video For “Pretend”

Will Tinashe blow you away? Bet on it.

Winnie Fan
Category: Video

Tinashe is on a roll. First, she released “Bet,” a new song from her forthcoming album Aquarius that features Devonte Hynes of Blood Orange. A few hours later, she premiered the music video for her track “Pretend,” which features a verse and an appearance from A$AP Rocky.
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