New Music: Marc E. Bassy – “Fairfax Interlude”

LA singer/rapper premieres kickback anthem

August 27th, 2014
Marcus Slater
Category: Lead Story, News
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Hey, Los Angeles R&B/hip-hop lovers! I come to you with an offering, a brief respite from the inescapable Chris Brown, Drake, Nikki Minaj, Top 40, payolalicious assault on your senses. Marc E. Bassy is a fresh voice and one of LA’s own. He can rap and sing well, which, frankly, puts him head and shoulders above the many folks with record deals who can’t do either particularly well.
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Show Review: We Are Twin @ LA Zoo’s Roaring Nights

Local favorites close out zoo’s summer series

Megan Driscoll
Category: Review
LA zoo feature

I hit the LA Zoo Friday night for the final installment of its 2014 Roaring Nights summer nightlife series, and let me tell you, it was a far cry from my experience last year. Apparently, word has gotten around that the zoo is a pretty sweet place to kick it after dark.
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Win Tickets To See Tokimonsta At El Rey Theatre

Playing with Made In Heights on September 19th

Lesley Park
Category: Contest
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Flying in the face of the fist pumpy bro-fest that is the modern pre-recorded big room house set, Angeleno Jennifer Lee (aka Tokimonsta) has been countering the status quo with her knack for cerebral sounds and on-the-fly mixing. Although her studio releases can be best described as chillwave ear sex, it’s difficult to describe what exactly her live sets are like since she very much draws from the crowd’s energy to custom construct each of her performances.
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Album Review: Rustie – Green Language

The return of the maximalist Scottish producer

Jay Chirinos
Category: Review
Rustie

Rustie’s last album, Glass Swords, dropped like a glitter bomb back in 2011, thrusting the talented Glaswegian to the front of the pack when it came to glistening, color-saturated takes on dance music. It was also proof that, unlike many of his peers, he could manage a seriously impressive full-length album. It was a triumph that ignited his career. Since then, the stunning double A-side “Slasher/Triadzz,” released on UK dance label Numbers, only served to cement his reputation and significantly increase the anticipation surrounding his second full-length album on Warp Records.
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Soundgarden & Nine Inch Nails @ Hollywood Bowl

An epic evening of rock in Los Angeles

August 26th, 2014
Gerry Doot
Category: Lead Story, Review
Nine Inch Nails

Before I get too deep into this, let me just say that while both bands were great, Nine Inch Nails put on one of the top five performance I have ever seen. This was my first NIN show, and I am so mad at myself for never having shelled out the money for a ticket (which ain’t cheap) to one of their shows before. The group takes the concert experience to the next level of showmanship and intensity, and with Soundgarden sharing the stage, last night was one epic evening of rock at the Hollywood Bowl.
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Show Review: How To Dress Well @ The Echoplex

Positivity all around

Winnie Fan
Category: Review
How To Dress Well at the Echoplex

I’m going to be honest, August has been a hellish month for me, and I did not want to go out the night that How To Dress Well was playing The Echoplex in LA. The thought of taking an entire evening off to do nothing and sleep was very tempting, but Tom Krell was advertising a night of reciprocal positive vibes via his Twitter, and I definitely needed the positivity in my life.
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HARD Day Of The Dead 2014 Lineup Announced

Knife Party, Diplo, Calvin Harris, and more!

Kristin Houser
Category: Lead Story, News
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School may be back in session, but that doesn’t mean your music festival season has to end. In fact, EDM fans in SoCal still have the scene’s largest festival in the area to look forward to, HARD Day of the Dead! Today festival organizers HARD Events announced the location and lineup for this year’s iteration of DotD, so start planning your costume now because this is going to be a Halloween to remember.
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New Album Releases: August 26, 2014

In The Valley Below, Ty Segall, Cold Specks & more

Kristin Houser
Category: Lead Story, News
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A recurring theme amongst this week’s new album releases is upcoming shows in LA, so be sure to pick up tickets if you like what you hear below and want to experience these new tracks in live form as soon as possible.
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