Win Tickets to See Trails and Ways at The Bootleg!

Presented by LA Music Blog on May 9th!

April 14th, 2014
Jaclyn Tamura
Category: Contest, Lead Story
Trails and Ways LEAD

Before heading out to play one of San Francisco’s hottest music festivals, Outside Lands, with acts like Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, Arctic Monkeys, Death Cab For Cutie, and The Killers, Oakland-based boho indie pop quartet Trails and Ways will make their way to The Bootleg Bar here in LA for a show presented by LA Music Blog!
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Sam Morrow Ticket + CD Giveaway!

Ephemeral Release Party at The Hotel Cafe on 5/1!

April 8th, 2014
Jaclyn Tamura
Category: Contest
Sam Morrow

If you checked out our premiere of his track “14″ yesterday, you know that local Californian Sam Morrow’s rich and soulful vocals have the ability to transport listeners to a place of questioning and self-reflection. Drawing from his struggles and tragedies caused by addiction and relationships gone astray, as well as his finally being able to pull through and find his way, Morrow’s forthcoming album Ephemeral showcases the songwriter’s life in a way never told before.
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Win Tickets To See The Mountain Goats at The Mayan

Indie folk favorites hit LA on June 17th!

April 4th, 2014
Kristin Houser
Category: Contest, Lead Story
The Mountain Goats

Since discovering the service, I’ve been on Spotify near constantly while at my desk, but for the past couple of weeks I’ve been falling back in love with my vinyl collection. One album that I’d almost forgotten I owned but that I’ve listened to a half-dozen times since rediscovering it is The Mountain Goat’s 2002 effort Tallahassee.
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Win Tickets To See Netsky Live At The Mayan!

April 17th with Two Fresh and Burn Unit

April 2nd, 2014
Jaclyn Tamura
Category: Contest
netsky live lead

Revolutionary drum and bass DJ and producer Boris Daenen, better known by his stage name Netsky, will be turning up the volume at The Mayan on April 17th!
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Win Tickets To See Mogwai At El Rey Theatre

Catch the Scottish band in LA on April 17th!

April 1st, 2014
Twila Grissom
Category: Contest
Mogwai

Scottish post-rock band Mogwai’s 2014 album, Rave Tapes, has received appropriately rave reviews from fans around the world, and for good reason. Their musical style utilizes lots of distortion and heavy bass guitar riffs while playing with beautiful, melodic sounds that transition into arpeggiated chords and scrambled white noise.
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CLOSED: Win Tickets To See Steel Panther at HOB

Catch the first of the “Having a Threesome” shows!

March 31st, 2014
Kristin Houser
Category: Contest
steel panther

Whatever shenanigans you got into this weekend, I’d be willing to bet they don’t come close to the debauchery lived by LA’s favorite party animals, the men of metal band Steel Panther. These hard-partying, harder-rocking gents are known for their outrageous antics both on and off the stage, and tomorrow they’re releasing a new album, All You Can Eat!
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CLOSED: Win Tickets To See Trentemoller!

With T.O.M. and His Computer on April 5th

March 28th, 2014
Lesley Park
Category: Contest
Trentmoller

My first taste of Copenhagen-based multi-instrumentalist Trentemøller live was an astounding debut at Coachella 2011. During what had to have been one of the most stunning Coachella sunsets I’ve ever witnessed, I was having my face melted off by the electronic goodness that is Trentemøller and his live band. Percussionists, guitarists, a fucking theremin player, and Anders Trentemøller himself running around on stage and trying his hand at all the fancy musical toys at his disposal? How could I NOT want to see that again?
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Win Tickets to See Deafheaven!

Bay Area metallers head to El Rey on April 25th

March 27th, 2014
Jay Chirinos
Category: Contest
Deafheaven

It’s been almost a year now since Deafheaven released their second album, the staggering Sunbather, and my love for it remains pretty much boundless. It was my favourite release of 2013 (in truth, by a distance) and made it onto our top 50 albums of the year. They played it in its entirety at the Echoplex last year, a show I was lucky enough to get a ticket for. Now their crossover success is even more evident in the shape of a forthcoming headline show at LA’s El Rey Theatre.
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CLOSED: Win Tickets to RAC at The Observatory OC!

Rock out with Remix Artist Collective on April 9th

March 26th, 2014
Marcus Slater
Category: Contest
RAC

The Internet loves Remix Artist Collective. I really love Remix Artist Collective. The group began as the project of Andre Anjos, who found web fame remixing popular indie and electronic artists into his own style to great effect. Phoenix, Capital Cities, Joywave, Two Door Cinema Club…they’ve all been given the RAC touch. Even Porter Robinson’s “Sea of Voices,” a determinedly un-EDM track from the superstar producer, has been given a rousing, progressive remake. The guy is really good with this stuff.
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CLOSED-Win Tickets to See Mindless Self Indulgence

LA Music Blog presents MSI at HOB on April 15th

March 25th, 2014
Kristin Houser
Category: Contest, Lead Story
Mindless Self Indulgence lead

I first heard of genre-bending act Mindless Self Indulgence through my music-loving younger brother way back in the ’90s, and here I am over a decade later excited to announce that LA Music Blog is presenting the group’s show at House of Blues Sunset on April 15th! If my little bro didn’t think I was cool before, this should earn me some serious cred. Or at the very least an approving nod come Thanksgiving.
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