Interview with MANIK

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

June 4th, 2014
Twila Grissom

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
Foxy Shazam

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
The Dillinger Escape Plan

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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Interview with Flagship

Charlotte rock band comes to West Hollywood

April 23rd, 2014
Christine Perez
Category: Interview

Touring with Los Angeles favorites Terraplane Sun and Brooklyn natives Little Daylight has kept the band Flagship insanely busy, but you wouldn’t know it talking to them.
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Interview With Matt Lewkowicz of Little Daylight

How to make synth-rock fun

April 22nd, 2014
Marcus Slater
Category: Interview
Litte Daylight Slider

Synth pop is here to stay, it seems. Not that I’m complaining. The marriage of indie rock and slick electronic production might be the best thing to happen to electronic music since the masses started realizing there’s more to the genre than techno. With bands like Chvrches and Keep Shelly in Athens enjoying relative popularity, this little corner of the indie rock microcosm is bubbling over with catchy bands. Little Daylight is one of them.
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Kevin Skaff of A Day To Remember on Self Help Fest

Inaugural fest set for today in San Bernardino

March 22nd, 2014
Paige Montgomery
Category: Interview
A day to remember

Today, March 22nd, A Day To Remember will host the inaugural Self Help Fest at the NOS Event Center in San Bernardino, California.
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Travis Barker Talks Musink, Memoir, and More!

Legendary drummer presents music & tattoo fest

March 20th, 2014
Kristin Houser

SoCal’s annual Musink tattoo convention and music festival is taking over the OC Fair & Events Center in Costa Mesa this weekend, and for the fest’s seventh iteration, they’ve brought on legendary drummer and tattoo aficionado Travis Barker to present. Match made in heaven? Definitely. Kinda like tattoos and music…
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Interview with Dave Aguilera of Maphia Management

Maphia CEO talks roster, upcoming concert, & more

March 17th, 2014
Paige Montgomery
Category: Interview
Maphi lead

“I think anyone who is really in this business for the right reasons is in it because they don’t have a choice.” – Dave Aguilera, Maphia Management CEO/Founder

Everyone has their own theory on what will save the music industry, whether the solution lies in live shows, satellite radio, Netflix-style albums, crowd funding…whatever. A case can be made for any and all of the above, but Maphia Management founder Dave Aguilera’s theory comes down to one thing: drive.
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