Festival Recap: Life is Beautiful 2014

It’s official: I have a new favorite festival!

October 30th, 2014
Lesley Park
Category: Lead Story, Review
Life is Beautiful 2014

Before I begin what’s likely to become a very long wall of text and pictures, I’ll hit you with the three-sentence summary of my review for those of you who’re looking for the Cliff’s Notes: Move over, Coachella. I have a new favorite festival. It’s taken over the place you previously occupied in my heart, and its name is Life is Beautiful.
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OK Go Releases Video For “I Won’t Let You Down”

In case it’s not already in your Facebook feed…

October 29th, 2014
Gerry Doot
Category: Lead Story, Video
OK Go I won't let you down video

The kings of the music video are back with a new album and a new video, and unsurprisingly, both are fantastic. 
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Win Tickets To See Daley At The Belasco Theater!

UK soul musician hits LA on Nov. 6th!

Jeanette Hernandez
Category: Contest, Lead Story
Daley

Looking to spice up November with a little soul music? UK musician Daley is heading to the Belasco Theatre on November 6th, and after previously supporting such artists as Miguel, Emeli Sande, Jessie J, and Gorillaz on the road, he’s now the headliner, with this show featuring support by Conner Youngblood and Travis McClung.
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New Album Releases: October 28, 2014

Run The Jewels, Taylor Swift, Dillon Francis…

October 28th, 2014
Kristin Houser
Category: Lead Story, News
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Several highly anticipated debuts made the cut this week on our list of notable new album releases, as did a few fresh releases from veteran acts. Check out the full list below, and be sure to let me know in the comments what you’ll be listening to first this week!
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Win Tickets To See The Stone Foxes At Bootleg HiFi

Presented by LA Music Blog on Nov. 13th!

October 27th, 2014
Jeanette Hernandez
Category: Contest, Lead Story
The Stone Foxes

The Stone Foxes’ unique brand of rock exhibits a country-blues vibe and reveals such musical influences as Kings of Leon and Creedence Clearwater Revival. Founded in 2008 by brothers Shannon Koehler and Spence Koehler, the politically active group just wrapped up a tour with Social Distortion and in lieu of a traditional release for their fourth album, Twelve Spells, the San Franciscan six-piece is releasing a new song on the first Friday of every month for the next year.
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HARD Day Of The Dead Set Times Revealed

App and map released, too!

October 23rd, 2014
Kristin Houser
Category: Lead Story, News
Hard Day of the Dead 2014

Less than ten days until HARD Day of the Dead descends upon Pomona’s Fairplex, but eager attendees can start planning their weekends now because the set times for the electronic and hip-hop music festival have been released!
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New Album Releases: October 21, 2014

Cold War Kids, Jessie Ware, Transit, and more!

October 21st, 2014
Kristin Houser
Category: Lead Story, News
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I couldn’t resist including a pair of cover albums on this week’s list of new album releases, but plenty of original material is being released this week as well, including a new album from one of my favorite local rock bands, a couple of heavier offerings, and a few efforts from across the pond. Check out the full list of new album releases below, and be sure to let me know in the comments what you’ll be listening to today!
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Interview With Odesza’s Harrison Mills

EDM duo returning to LA for HARD Day of the Dead

October 17th, 2014
Mary Bonney
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Odesza would have landed in the electronic music spotlight sooner or later. Their dreamy, mesmerizing style pulls from multiple genres — classical, rap, hip hop, and indie to name a few — and the attention to detail in every song distinguishes this Seattle-based duo from the chillwave pack.
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LA Music Blogcast: October 9, 2014

With musical guest Act As If!

October 10th, 2014
Kristin Houser
Category: Lead Story, Video
LA Music Blogcast Act As If

Last night’s taping of the LA Music Blogcast included possibly my favorite five seconds in the show’s entire history when cohost Naomi Robin delivered her impression of frequent Blogcaster (and my husband) Mike Houser. Maybe I’m too close to the subject, but her Kentucky accent and fish tank reference had me floored.
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Interview with Jack Antonoff of Bleachers

We talk creativity, the universe, & Strange Desire

September 19th, 2014
Christine Perez
Jack Antonoff Bleachers

It’s a totally typical thing. You don’t really mean to write an album. It sort of just happens. You write a song or put some notes together on a page, and before you know it, you’ve released a full-length with RCA Records and you’re embarking on a national tour.
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