Win Tickets To Kraftwerk 3-D At The Hollywood Bowl

German electronic pioneers playing The Bowl!

August 30th, 2016
Kristin Houser
Category: Contest, Lead Story
Kraftwerk

When electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk brought their 3-D show to Walt Disney Concert Hall for an 8-night extravaganza in 2014, Lesley caught the final performance and said if she were to summarize the evening in one word, it would be “sensational.”
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Top Five Upcoming EDM Concerts In LA

Get ready for a dance-heavy fall!

Mary Bonney
Category: News
kygo main graphic

Since attending my first rave two years ago, I have fallen in love with electronic dance music (specifically trance, but I’m still earning my kandi bracelets). I dove head first into this music scene and even traveled to Electronic Daisy Carnival this summer, where I had one of the most memorable weekends of my life.
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Festival Preview: KAABOO Del Mar 2016

Revolutionizing the festival experience

Lex Voight
Category: Lead Story, News
kaaboo del mar

Maybe you’re like me. Maybe the thought of festivals brings with it a host of stories, emotions, and memories dealing with discomfort, annoyance, and dirt. Or maybe feelings of being wholly and utterly overwhelmed despite your intense love of music.
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Show Review: Journey & Santana @ The Forum

The classics played their classics

Anthony Marks
Category: Review
Journey and santana

What an unbelievable show. My dad and I didn’t sit down once.

I had never seen Santana before, but for some odd reason, I assumed their set might be a bit boring. I was WRONG. Honestly, I’m not sure if I’ve ever been so wrong.
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Tunes For A Tuesday…

Hang in there — it’s almost hump day!

Anthony Marks
Category: Staff Pick, Video
rolling stones

It’s only Tuesday, and sometimes, the work week feels never-ending. That’s why we must remind ourselves that life rocks, especially if you’re feeling extra stressed, a little anxious, and maybe even confused. Why am I at this job? Why did I go out on a Monday night? Why is everyone arguing on the internet? Many existential questions can float through your brain on a day like today. Sometimes I just have to remind myself that I have a good life, a good job, and it all just rocks…even though it often doesn’t feel like that.
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Not Just (White) Boys’ Fun: Banshees III – Pt. 1

The beginning of the end (for now)

August 29th, 2016
Lex Voight
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Yo! Check this!

As the summer winds down, so too shall this column for the moment. I have a couple more bands I want to shout out before I give my soapbox a well-needed rest. But we are going to do this in the nouveau-trilogy style and break up the conclusion into two parts. Why? Because women are awesome.

And because I said so.

So there.
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Show Preview: Swans @ The Fonda Theatre

Probably the last time you’ll see them this way…

David Fisch
Category: Lead Story, News
Swans Live featured

You can say you’ve been to the Eight Wonders of the World. You can say you’ve gone skydiving. You can say you’ve taken a SpaceX flight to the outer reaches of the atmosphere. Can you really say you’ve experienced a Swans show, though?
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Flying Lotus To Release George Clinton’s Next LP

Funk pioneer joins the Brainfeeder family

Sean Kramer
Category: News
george clinton

If you’ve been paying any attention to Flying Lotus’s Brainfeeder record label over the last few years, you’ve noticed that it is spreading its wings and expanding to cover more than just the futuristic, Low End Theory-inspired music that its founder and initial participants are known for. And with the latest addition to their roster, the label can now count a legitimate legend amongst its ranks.
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ESH Giveaway: The Hateful Eight / Kong

Enjoy a Western-themed evening on us!

Mary Bonney
Category: Contest, Lead Story
hateful eight kong

What’s that you say? It’s been all summer and you still haven’t had a chance to catch one of the perfect Los Angeles combos of an outdoor movie screening, live music, and food trucks? Or perhaps you have and are just dying to catch another one while we still have these warm summer nights to enjoy. Luckily for you, Eat|See|Hear, the premiere summer outdoor series, continues through September, and we have FIVE pairs of tickets to give away for their event on Saturday, September 3rd!
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DJ Shadow Gets Violent In “Nobody Speaks”

Run the Jewels collaboration gets a music video

August 26th, 2016
Sean Kramer
Category: Video
dj shadow nobody speak

Although any new album from the legendary DJ Shadow is worthy of attention and discussion, one of the highlights of his recently released The Mountain Will Fall was definitely “Nobody Speaks,” a bare-bones, blues-invoking cut featuring Run the Jewels, and now the trio of collaborators has given fans even more to talk about with a new music video for the song.
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