Win Tickets To See Dark Star Orchestra

The ultimate Grateful Dead concert experience!

September 16th, 2014
Kristin Houser
Category: Contest
Dark Star Orchestra

The same way other kids would buy their dads slippers or ties for every Christmas or Father’s Day, I bought my dad all things Grateful Dead as a child. Little me knew Dad liked The Dead, and as an already-obsessive music lover, I thought an album by one’s favorite band was always the best gift you could give. Heck, I still think that.
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Show Review: The Simpsons Take The Bowl

A star-studded extravaganza at the Hollywood Bowl

David Fisch
Category: Review
Simpsons Take The Bowl

As it’s the longest-running sitcom in television history, you may think there isn’t anything new to say about The Simpsons. I’m older than the show by one year, so I really don’t even know what life is like without Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie Simpson, but I never grow tired of the show and reference it often (sometimes even when the situation doesn’t call for it).
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KCRW’s Eclectic24 Is Now On Air At 106.9FM

Tune in to the collective talents of KCRW’s DJs!

Winnie Fan
Category: News

Public radio fans rejoice! KCRW is now streaming their all-music broadcast, Eclectic24, on 106.9FM out of Santa Barbara. For those of you whose phones aren’t quite smart enough to stream the program online, you can now tune in on the radio!
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New Album Releases: September 16, 2014

White Arrows, Generationals, Sir Sly, and more!

Kristin Houser
Category: Lead Story, News
New Album Releases 091614

Several of today’s new releases are coming straight out of LA, so check out the ten albums that have us most excited for new music and support some of your hometown acts!
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Premiere: We Are Scientists Perform “After Hours”

From At: Guitar Center with Nic Harcourt webseries

Angelica Corona
Category: Lead Story, Video
We Are Scientists

In the latest installment of Guitar Center’s ongoing webseries, At: Guitar Center with Nic Harcourt, Brooklyn-based rock trio We Are Scientists spoke with the show’s host about the band’s start (meeting at a Dawson’s Creek viewing) and their influences, which range from glam-rock to Marilyn Manson. The band also touched on early recordings in Berkeley, CA and the ultimate decision to transition to New York.
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Play This Playlist: Back-To-School Soundtrack

Did you have a nice summer?

Gerry Doot
Category: Staff Pick, Video

Well, summer is officially over, and it’s that time of year again. Time to buy some new notebooks, backpacks, and Jordans. Time to look back through the yearbook for that girl who wrote “K.I.T. C U next YR.” And time to buckle down and get back to studying!
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Interview: Borgore’s Bitches Love Cake Is Layered

There’s more to #NewGoreOrder than you may think

Alice Carson
Category: Interview

Genre-bending composer Borgore is often criticized for his music’s somewhat-misogynistic content, but his newest record, #NewGoreOrder, touches on more serious issues than you may think. When I had a chance to talk to the controversial producer at Made In America fest, he confessed that many of his songs have underlying themes and that he prefers to cover up his critical world views with outlandishness and humor.
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Win Tickets To See Bishop Allen At Bootleg HiFi!

October 7th show presented by LA Music Blog!

Jeanette Hernandez
Category: Contest, Lead Story
Bishop Allen

On October 7th Bishop Allen will be stopping by Bootleg HiFi in support of their new record, Lights Out, a music compilation that has been five years in the making. To promote the new album, the band enlisted the help of their friends to create a series of curious videos to go along with each track. And what exactly did these friends have to do? Oh, you know, just hula hoop in slow motion!
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