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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CLOSED: Win Tickets To See Lettuce At The Roxy!

FREE tickets to see America’s funkiest band!

March 18th, 2014
Gerry Doot
Category: Contest
Lettuce

I don’t know about you, but summer is almost here, and when the weather heats up, I have that special need to dance and celebrate. In other words, this bootie needs to do a little shakin’! The real question is which type of funk to listen to. The Godfather? P-Funk? The Meters? Or we can just go with Lettuce and cover all the bases.
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CLOSED: Win Tickets to See Boys Noize at El Rey

March 19th with Salva, Spank Rock, and Pilo!

March 13th, 2014
Jaclyn Tamura
Category: Contest
boys noize

German-born DJ, producer, and record label owner Boys Noize is regarded as one of the best electronic artists in the scene today. He’s remixed popular artists such as Snoop Dogg, The Chemical Brothers, Elton John, and Daft Punk and collaborated with the likes of G Dragon, Elro Alkan, The Black Eyed Peas, and Skrillex, and next Wednesday, March 19th, he’ll be coming to El Rey Theatre with Salva, Spank Rock, and Pilo! Doors to this 18+ show open at 8PM and the show starts at 9, and we’ve got a pair of tickets to give away to it!
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CLOSED: Win Tickets to The Black Lips at El Rey!

Hitting LA with The Coathangers on March 21st

March 11th, 2014
Angelica Corona
Category: Contest
the black lips

Thank God! Georgia-native garage rockers The Black Lips are coming back to LA! After an extensive tour of the Middle East, which they documented through their film Kids Like You And Me, the band is ready to release their next album. After seeing their (slightly disturbing) video for “Boys in the Wood,” I cannot wait to hear any extension of the music from that video.
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CLOSED: Win Tickets to See K. Flay At The Bootleg!

With Air Dubai and Itch on March 19th

March 10th, 2014
Jaclyn Tamura
Category: Contest
K Flay

“White, female rapper” is not a description we hear too often in today’s growing music scene, but it should be. Uninspired by the current hip-hop scene, Illinois born K. Flay decided to take her experimental writing to the next level while attending school in California. With sounds dipping into genres such as hip hop, rap, and electronica, K. Flay is shredding through the modern underground rap/hip-hop scene.
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CLOSED: Win Tickets To See The Jezabels At El Rey!

Australians hit LA on March 26th with Gold & Youth

March 7th, 2014
Sarah Bellman
Category: Contest
The Jezebels

The last twelve months have been busy for The Jezabels. The Australian indie pop/rock quartet recorded a new album that they wrote while living in London, appeared as the special guests of Depeche Mode during their 2013 UK tour, and are now prepping for their own headlining North American tour in support of the release of that new album, The Brink, which just came out February 18th.
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CLOSED: Win Tickets to Krewella at Club Nokia!

Catch the EDM trio in Los Angeles on 3/13!

Twila Grissom
Category: Contest
Krewella

EDM trio Krewella made a splash in the music scene last year with the September 2013 release of their debut album, Get Wet, via Columbia Records. Consisting of sisters Jahan and Yasmine Yousaf and Kristopher “Rain Man” Trindl, the group’s musical style draws on elements of hardstyle, dubstep, drum and bass, and house, and they’ll be bringing that blended sound to Los Angeles next week for a special all-ages show at Club Nokia. Because that sounds like a good time to us, we want to offer our readers a chance to attend the show for FREE!
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CLOSED: Win Tickets to See Papadosio!

Jamtronica takes over The Echoplex on March 13

March 5th, 2014
Lesley Park
Category: Contest
Papadosio

Electronic jam band Papadosio has been the darling of some of the quirkiest music festivals around (I’m looking at you, Lightning in a Bottle). Given their exquisite fourth effort, To End the Illusion of Separation, it’s not hard to see why. Their sound is rich, chill, jazzy, and full of absofuckinglutely stunningly constructed layers. But don’t take my word for it. Listen to the album yourself.
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CLOSED: Win Tickets To A Rock ‘N’ Roll Circus!

Dave Stewart extravaganza comes to El Rey on 3/14

March 4th, 2014
Kristin Houser
Category: Contest
Dave Stewart LEAD

While I’m all about intimate, stripped down performances (such as those we are treated to weekly on the LA Music Blogcast), every once in a while, I want to attend an event, a bombastic spectacle that delivers a full sensory experience. Dave Stewart’s “VaVoom…A Rock ‘N’ Roll Circus” promises to be one such show.
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CLOSED: Win Tickets to See JD Samson & MEN!

Political electropop act hits The Bootleg on 3/7!

February 26th, 2014
Kristin Houser
Category: Contest
JD Samson and MEN

Like many music lovers, my first encounter with singer/producer/DJ JD Samson was via Le Tigre, the turn-of-the-century dance-punk act formed by Kathleen Hanna (Bikini Kill) and notable for its political lyrics and pro-gender equality themes. (If you’ve ever wanted to feel like an anti-establishment badass from the safety of your office cubical, just cue up some Le Tigre on Spotify to go along with your bag lunch. Then maybe donate to GLAAD or something for good measure.)
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