Show Review: Giraffage @ El Rey Theatre

Spazzkid and StarRo support a night of fresh beats

March 4th, 2015
Marcus Slater
Category: Lead Story, Review
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Giraffage has come a long way. He started off the same way that a lot of electronic producers have been in recent years — by doing (really fun) remixes — but that all changed when he released Needs, which put a cohesive, wavy, futuristic spin on the mid-90s to early-00s R&B sound. Sure, that’s a popular thing to do now, but you can bet the producers who came after Charlie Yin were influenced by his sound. As far as I’m concerned, “Close 2 Me” and “Feels” will go down as two of the best chill beats ever. They’re iconic.
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Preview: The Preatures and The Bots @ Club Bahia

Aussies team up with LA duo for upcoming show

Gerry Doot
Category: News
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I’m always excited to find out about a show in a venue that doesn’t fit the LA hipster norm. Club Bahia has been open since 1974, primarily putting on Latin shows, but the venue is set to host a different kind of performance on April 8th, opening its doors a new audience.
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Review: Zepparella & Hell’s Belles @ The Roxy

A fresh twist on some old classics

Jay Chirinos
Category: Review
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The musical history of the Sunset Strip is equally celebrated and scorned. In its ’80s incarnation, the area was the epicenter of the glam-metal scene that made the likes of Guns N’ Roses and Mötley Crüe into worldwide stars, but it’s safe to say the sleaze factor was through the roof. These days, the Strip is something of a historical relic. Certain formerly legendary venues have become pretty much pay-to-play places, but The Roxy’s recent rejuvenation has remade it into one of the city’s best small venues.
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LA Music Blogcast: GRAMMY Talk, Kendrick, & Drake

If you’re reading this, it’s too late (but OK)

David Fisch
Category: Lead Story, News
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It’s been a few weeks since this year’s GRAMMY Awards were handed out, and much has been said about the winners and losers (as well as the sore losers — Kanye), so if you’re reading this, it’s too late (see what I did there?). But hey, better late than never, right?
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Kanye West Releases New Single: “All Day”

New album, So Help Me God, is “coming soon”

March 3rd, 2015
Kristin Houser
Category: News
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Say what you will about his taste in women, approach to parenting, oratory skills, grasp on reality personal life, Kanye West knows how to produce hits, and his latest, “All Day,” is no exception.
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Win Tickets To See Railroad Earth At El Rey!

The traditional rock ‘n rollers are coming on 3/19

Jeanette Hernandez
Category: Contest, Lead Story
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Word’s out: Americana-based new-grass sextet Railroad Earth is coming to Los Angeles on March 19th, and we have two pairs of tickets to give away to the show!
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New Album Releases: March 3, 2015

Indie, pop, the return of Cannibal Ox, and more!

Winnie Fan
Category: Lead Story, News
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Several established artists are choosing to release their latest albums this week, but don’t worry; there’s some fresh blood in the mix, too! There is also some solid variation in the types of music being released, and we all know that variety is the spice of life, right?
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Show Review: Caribou @ The Fonda Theatre

The last of three sold-out shows is also the best

March 2nd, 2015
David Fisch
Category: Review
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To start off the concert-going year in late-February was not my most ideal situation, but alas, it happened that way for me in 2015. I’m just so happy that my first concert of the year was Caribou’s third sold-out show at The Fonda Theatre. I’m not sure whether it was my two-month concert drought weighing on me or if the show actually was that great, but Caribou was damn incredible.
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Album Review: Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

Second solo album, Chasing Yesterday, out tomorrow

Melissa Karlin
Category: Review
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I’ve had a difficult time putting my thoughts on Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’ new album, Chasing Yesterday, into words. My first instinct was to say that the album is just Noel doing what he does best: making good music. How was I to expand on this ultimate finding? But then I listened to the album again while I was driving down the 5 this weekend. The rain poured down while a red, glowing mist enveloped my car, and suddenly I knew what I needed to say in this review.
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Play This Playlist: Rainy Day Comfort Songs

You might be at work, but you should be at home

Gerry Doot
Category: Staff Pick, Video
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LA natives are incessantly complaining about the rain right now, but we need it. Desperately. And as a Bay Area native, it’s kind of comforting to hear that familiar tapping on the concrete outside, not to mention it gave us a good reason to stay indoors and binge watch House Of Cards this weekend.
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