Show Review: Say Anything @ The Regent Theater

Homecoming show for emo rock band

July 31st, 2015
Mary Bonney
Category: Review
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Emo rock was alive and well this past Tuesday evening at The Regent Theater downtown when Los Angeles’ own Say Anything packed the indie theater with fans ready to accompany Max Bemis and company as they brought their emotionally-charged songs to life. A beautiful string quartet accompanied each rock song through the evening, adding to the full band onstage and highlighting every powerful lyric and high-energy chorus as the crowd members sang along at the top of their lungs.
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Show Review: Jamie XX @ The Echoplex

Standout set from one of 2015’s critical darlings

Lesley Park
Category: Review
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It’s still hard to believe that tickets to Jamie XX’s intimate show at The Echoplex sold out in a mere 30 seconds. Oh sure, his solo debut, In Colour, may very well be the critical darling of 2015, but you’d think that his multiple appearances at numerous festivals this year (Coachella, Hard Summer, and CRSSD) and upcoming solo show at The Shrine this October would have spread out the insane demand for this 26-year-old electronic whiz kid’s live talents.
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Win Tickets To See Erykah Badu & St. Vincent!

Playing The Hollywood Bowl on Aug. 30th

Sean Kramer
Category: Contest, Lead Story
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Few popular artists inject as distinct a mix of unabashed honesty and creative boldness into their music as Erykah Badu and St. Vincent, so the mere fact that these two are doing a show together already had music fans excited. Add in the fact that it’s at The Hollywood Bowl, one of LA’s most iconic venues, and we’re downright salivating.
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Photographer Mick Rock Talks New TV Series & More

My chat with “the man who shot the ’70s”

Anthony Marks
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It’s hard to call a photographer “legendary.” Such a term is usually used to describe rockstars and top-tier actors, but after meeting and interviewing Mick Rock — who is also known as “the man who shot the ’70s” and has taken incredible shots of everyone from Queen, David Bowie, and Lou Reed to Syd Barrett, Iggy Pop, and Joan Jett — I must say he is a truly legendary photographer.
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LA Music Blogcast: Upcoming LA Music Festivals

Catch amazing lineups (& us!) at these local fests

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. 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.

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With all of the music news primarily being about music streaming and Kanye West lately, we at the Blogcast felt compelled to have an episode about something — anything — else, so we decided to share a few of the summer music festivals we’ll be attending and that we would have otherwise mentioned earlier in the summer. We hope you don’t miss out on them due to our lack of prior acknowledgement.
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New Album Releases: July 31, 2015

Joss Stone, Titus Andronicus, and more!

Melissa Karlin
Category: Lead Story, News
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It’s Friday, and you know what that means: new music! (It’s still weird, right? It’s not just me?) Anyways, this week we’ve got new LPs from British players Joss Stone, The Maccabees, and Lianne La Havas, a solo release from The Strokes’ Albert Hammond Jr., some experimental jazz, and a rock opera from Titus Andronicus. This is a good week for music, folks.
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Review: Third Eye Blind & Dashboard Confessional

Tour wraps at Irvine Meadows Amphitheater

July 30th, 2015
Mary Bonney
Category: Review
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Monday night’s co-headlining tour stop at the Irvine Meadows Amphitheater was a long time coming for many reasons. Yes, it featured Chris Carrabba reuniting Dashboard Confessional for the first time in five years. And yes, Third Eye Blind was supporting their recently released Dopamine, their first album in six years.
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Deafheaven Announces New Album and Label

New Bermuda due on Anti- Records on October 2nd

Jay Chirinos
Category: News
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For somebody who generally dislikes any question that begins “What’s your favorite…” I find it surprisingly easy to answer the question “What’s your favorite album of the decade so far?” It’s Deafheaven’s Sunbather, the absolutely stunning sophomore album from the Bay Area shoegaze/metal band that found an audience well outside the metal scene (along with plenty of predictable haters within it). So it’s safe to say that a Sunbather follow-up, by definition, would be my most anticipated album of this decade.
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Throwback Thursday: 25 Years of Ace of Base

Reliving the apex of ’90s pop

Lesley Park
Category: News, Staff Pick
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For me, growing up in sunny Southern California in the ’90s could succinctly be summed up by Saved by the Bell and many, many car rides to school spent listening to 102.7 KIIS FM, my mom’s radio station of choice. It was this mother-daughter tradition that kickstarted my now-twenty-something-year-strong music obsession.
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