HARD Day Of The Dead Set Times Revealed

App and map released, too!

October 23rd, 2014
Kristin Houser
Category: Lead Story, News
Hard Day of the Dead 2014

Less than ten days until HARD Day of the Dead descends upon Pomona’s Fairplex, but eager attendees can start planning their weekends now because the set times for the electronic and hip-hop music festival have been released!
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Throwback Thursday: Remembering Orbital

So long, Orbital, and thanks for all the raves!

Marcus Slater
Category: News, Staff Pick
Orbital

A few days ago, electronic duo Orbital hung up their hats for the second and presumably last time. Ravers across the world, young and old, please join me in a moment of silence.
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Show Review: Banks @ The Wiltern

One of two stunning sold-out nights at The Wiltern

Lesley Park
Category: Review
Banks at the Wiltern

If ever there was a time to describe an artist’s heart-stoppingly fast rise to the top as “meteoric,” it would be now. The artist in question is, of course, none other than doe-eyed Angeleno (and fellow Trojan) Jillian Banks who, for artistic purposes, goes by her last name (much to the confusion of Google). Her first official single was released only last year and was followed up by an EP, a second EP, a touring stint with The Weeknd, a feature in a Victoria’s Secret commercial, and a fresh-off-the-presses debut album, Goddess.

Not bad for a 26 year old.
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Watch El-P Audition Cats for Meow the Jewels

A classic combo of cat videos and the Internet

Winnie Fan
Category: Video
meow the jewels_still

Meow the Jewels is an actual thing that is happening now, which means that my dream of marrying cat videos to aggressive rap tracks is coming true. It also means that Run the Jewels (El-P and Killer Mike) need to find some cats stat, and luckily Mass Appeal was on hand to film part of the audition process.
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The Lone Bellow Announce New Album

Then Came The Morning out January 27, 2015

Mary Bonney
Category: News
The Lone Bellow

To follow up their critically-acclaimed, fan-beloved debut album, folk rockers The Lone Bellow have announced a January 27th release date for their highly anticipated sophomore LP, Then Came The Morning. The album was produced by Aaron Dessner (The National) and promises more of the intensely emotional, powerful country rock found on their first release.
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Review: Iceage – Plowing Into The Field Of Love

Danish punks make a deeply impressive U-turn

October 22nd, 2014
Jay Chirinos
Category: Review
iceage

When Iceage released its excellent sophomore album, You’re Nothing, in February of last year, I noted that “Morals” was the album’s most incongruous song on what was otherwise an extremely convincing post-hardcore record. Little did I know at the time that “Morals” would actually be a portent of what was to come.
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Album Review: Bully – Bully EP

Impressive EP from punk-influenced garage rockers

Jillian Goldfluss
Category: Review
Bully

Nashville’s fuzz-pop foursome Bully is energetic, fast-paced, foot-stomping fun that puts a fresh spin on ’90s grunge. Emerging onto the scene just a few years ago, the band, led by former audio engineer Alicia Bognanno, is reminiscent of The Breeders if Best Coast had written their lyrics. Still, Bully feels like it has something new to offer thanks to Bognanno’s fervent vocals and the low-fi, discordant instrumentals that guarantee they will never be classified as just another pop-punk band.
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Gorgon City Is Coming To El Rey Theatre

Good luck standing still on Saturday

Marcus Slater
Category: News
gorgon city-banner

For a group that is the namesake of a creature in the business of turning people to stone, Gorgon City is remarkably adept at keeping bodies moving. House heads will know them from their lead single “Real” and some of their other collaborations. The uninitiated will probably hear more of them soon.
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Win Tickets To See Tame Impala At The Shrine

With support from Delicate Steve on Nov. 12th!

October 21st, 2014
Jeanette Hernandez
Category: Contest
lamb-tame

Let me tell you a little bit about Tame Impala. This psychedelic rock quintet has been rocking the Perth music scene since 2007, and what started as a home-recording project has become a mainstay on the international festival circuit. Their sophomore album, Lonerism, was nominated for Best Alternative Music Album at the 2013 GRAMMYs and landed the #16 spot on our best albums of 2012 list. Need I say more?
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