LA Music Blogcast: The Donnies The Amys

Listen to this duo and forget the “and”

October 2nd, 2015
David Fisch
Category: Lead Story, News
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The LA Music Blogcast — the official podcast of LA Music Blog — posts on the Blog every Friday with me, David “DJ” Fisch, co-host/Blog writer Marcus Slater, and musician Naomi Robin. If there are any musical topics or questions that you would like to hear us talk about on future episodes – and likely have them answered by musical guests and industry professionals – please let us know by leaving a comment below or on our Facebook and tweeting us on Twitter with #LAmbCast.


Though The Donnies The Amys implies there are more than one of each, only Donnie and Amy make up the indie duo, who have quite a lot up their sleeves for us American folk. I say that because The Donnies The Amys actually have a lot of material released in their label state of The Netherlands, and the anticipation is building for the US to finally grab a hold of their new songs and music videos.
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Atmosphere Releases New Single: “Finer Things”

Rhymesayers label celebrates 20th anniversary

Kimberly Quitzon
Category: News

Atmosphere is continuing to surprise their fans with more exciting news! The rap duo has released a brand new single, “Finer Things,” featuring Rhymesayers’ very own deM atlaS. Slug’s lyrics flow seamlessly, perfectly pairing with deM atlaS’ background vocals. The collaboration makes for an awesome, upbeat tune that takes you back to those old Atmosphere days.
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Win Tickets To My Morning Jacket At The Shrine!

With support from Dr. Dog and Fruit Bats!

Nori Meisner
Category: Contest, Lead Story
My Morning Jacket

LA stays pretty warm all year, but if you’re smart, you still keep a jacket or two hanging around. My Morning Jacket, that is.
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Album Review: Deafheaven – New Bermuda

How do you solve a problem like Sunbather?

Jay Chirinos
Category: Review

If you want to talk about the pressure that comes with releasing a new album, try this on for size: You’ve recorded the best reviewed album of 2013, an album with its roots in black metal that took you from relative obscurity to being a much buzzed about and hugely divisive talking point. Those who praised that particular album are wondering how on earth you can follow it up, and the haters are waiting for proof that you are, in fact, a hollow bunch of metal posers and fakers.
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New Album Releases: October 2, 2015

Your favorite postmillennial bands are back!

Jillian Goldfluss
Category: Lead Story, News
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It’s a big week for angst-ridden, turn-of-the-century rock that’s managed to sustain through the many, many trends and iterations of rock ‘n roll since. And album releases are never consistent with genre, so sprinkled amongst the melancholic brooding of artists like Mercury Rev and Editors is contemporary R&B act Autre Ne Veut and the unyielding prowess of diva Janet Jackson. Still, the eclectic array of artists are all united by their relentless emotional grit and distinct vocal sensibilities.
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Show Review: Ratatat @ The Mayan Theatre

NY duo hits Los Angeles to promote Magnifique

Sean Kramer
Category: Review
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When I last checked in with electronic power duo Ratatat, they were returning from a dormant streak and were performing to a packed house in Pomona prior to the release of their fifth album, Magnifique (they also celebrated the release of that album at Sonos Studio last month). Their recent stop at The Mayan Theatre (two nights, the first of which was sold out) was more of a victory lap and featured many of the new songs blended with their older classics.
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Wiz Khalifa Drops Surprise Track

New banger: “King of Everything”

Kimberly Quitzon
Category: News
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Taylors have been raving about Wiz Khalifa’s new single “King of Everything” for good reason. The track brings back the quick-rapping Wiz we fell in love with, and from the beat to the lyrics, it could very well be his dopest song yet (particularly when compared to his recent releases).
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Top Five Bands At Taste of Chaos

Can’t-miss emo-rock bands to see this Saturday!

Mary Bonney
Category: News, Staff Pick
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Tomorrow one of the most epic lineups of emotional rock festivals comes to the San Manuel Ampitheater: Taste of Chaos. The fest brings with it a full day of some of the biggest names in emo and indie rock, and after singing along to recordings of all of these heavy-hitters at Taking Back Tuesday, I look forward to singing along with the bands themselves, the people that made me first fall in love with music in the early 2000s.
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Show Review: Glass Animals @ The Wiltern

A psychedelic two-night stand in Los Angeles

October 1st, 2015
Lesley Park
Category: Review
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Although the boys of Glass Animals are comparatively new entrants to the alternative scene, they somewhat easily filled The Wiltern to capacity for not one but two nights last week — a particularly impressive feat when you take into consideration the fact that their debut, Zaba, was only released a little over a year ago.
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Show Review: AC/DC @ Dodger Stadium

Classic hard rockers really did “Shoot to Thrill”

Anthony Marks
Category: Review
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The stadium was filled with excitable fans from all over. It was a circus. The lines for merch were as bad as those for the bathroom. Even the french fry line was ridiculous. Every walk of life was accounted for, all wearing their devil-themed, blinking horns. When the stadium filled up closer to showtime and I was able to watch those fans jumping up and down with their horns on, I truly feel like I was on the highway to hell. And it was awesome.
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