Interview with Pasquale Rotella

Insomniac CEO and founder talks festivals and more

August 22nd, 2014
Twila Grissom
Category: Interview
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With Insomniac producing three huge festivals this fall — Nocturnal Wonderland at San Manuel Amphitheater & Grounds on September 5th & 6th, Beyond Wonderland Bay Area at Shoreline Amphitheater & Grounds on September 20th & 21st, and Escape All Hallows’ Eve in  Southern California (location TBA) from October 31st & November 1st — the LA-based company’s founder Pasquale Rotella is a busy man.
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Get Lost LA: 10 Questions With Damian Lazarus

Crosstown Rebels headman talks weekend’s event

August 20th, 2014
Marcus Slater
Category: Interview
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Get Lost LA is coming this weekend for all the deep house and techno fans of Los Angeles. The event is an all-day affair with two actual parties scheduled in sequence. Frankly? Not a bad idea. The day party at the Egyptian Theater is great for people who need to sleep eventually, while the night event, “Wizardry,” will keep the crowd bumping until morning.
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Interview With How To Dress Well

Tom Krell talks touring, freestyling, and cynicism

August 15th, 2014
Winnie Fan
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Tom Krell, aka How to Dress Well, makes music that combines pop and R&B production value with a sincerity and emotionality that transcends both genres. He’s been known to hide in murky beats and distorted vocals, but with his newest album, “What Is This Heart?”, he opens up both sonically and lyrically.
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Backstage at Dada Life’s Dada Land: The Voyage

Words from the de facto Dada Land leaders and more

July 22nd, 2014
Lesley Park
Category: Interview, Review
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Held in 2010, the final iteration of the Electric Daisy Carnival in Los Angeles — considered by many to be the incendiary spark that kickstarted the popularity of electronic dance music in the US — marked the EDC debut of a then-relatively unknown act: Dada Life. The duo swiftly went on to set themselves apart from the rest by delivering incomprehensibly energetic sets and generating some the most enthusiastic crowds you’d ever see at a dance music festival with a little help from their calling cards, bananas and champagne. Continue reading…

Interview with SomeKindaWonderful’s Jordy Towers

Band on the rise plays The Bootleg Bar tonight!

June 26th, 2014
Jeanette Hernandez
Category: Interview
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SomeKindaWonderful is on fire right now. Their track “Reverse” is being played consistently on the local radio, and their self-titled album debuted in the iTunes Alternative Chart Top 10 this week, and get this: it only came out a couple of days ago!
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Interview With SKATERS

Chat with NYC punk act prior to Satellite set

June 24th, 2014
Angelica Corona
Category: Interview
SKATERS

Upon first listen, you might think SKATERS’ debut full length is a pretty good album. It spans multiple genres, narratives, and moods, and all in all, it’s a fun sound. However, those who are wise enough to take a second listen might just start to agree with me that Manhattan is one of the best albums of 2014.
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Interview with MANIK

Catch the DJ/producer at Splash House on June 13!

June 4th, 2014
Twila Grissom
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With releases on multiple respected labels (Anjunadeep, Hot Creations, Culprit, etc.), New York City-born-and-raised music producer/songwriter/DJ MANIK (aka Chris Manik) is definitely one to watch. He just released his Get It Together EP via Nurvous Records, and this month SoCal fans can catch MANIK in San Diego and at Palm Springs’ poolside festival Splash House. Whether heard in a live setting or through headphones, MANIK’s funky, progressive-electro beats are sure to keep your feet moving and your booty shaking.
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Interview with Eric Nally of Foxy Shazam

Bizarre band’s frontman chats with the LAmb

May 28th, 2014
Gerry Doot
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Some bands don’t live on the same planet as the rest of us. They do really weird shit and have the audacity to create music unlike any that’s been made before. Foxy Shazam is one of those bands. Their music is theatrical and poppy, yet abrasive and sometimes confusing. Their live show is even more outrageous, consisting of nonsensical stories, piano stomping, and the ingestion of roughly a dozen lit cigarettes.
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Ben Weinman of The Dillinger Escape Plan Interview

Founding member and guitar god talks to the LAmb

April 29th, 2014
Jay Chirinos
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Last Thursday, LA Music Blog presented a very special show at The Echoplex headlined by New Jersey’s finest chaos creators, The Dillinger Escape Plan. In the end, it was a typical Dillinger show. In other words, the greatest show on Earth.
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