Must Watch: Break: The Musical – Episode 2

Kate’s editor is tempted by a tango…

September 28th, 2016
Kristin Houser
Category: Lead Story, Video

Last week, staff writer Mary Bonney premiered her original musical web seriesBreak: The Musical. We met Kate, a Los Angeles music journalist, whose recent promotion came with the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to interview Carter, her rock star idol (played by America’s Got Talent finalist Brian Justin Crum).
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LAmb Sessions: Cheerleader

LAmb Sessions are back with Philly’s Cheerleader!

September 26th, 2016
Lex Voight
Category: Lead Story, Video

Where slightly circumspect pop is concerned, Cheerleader has the act nailed down. Their sound is stripped-back and easy, meant for long drives with the windows down as you feel the encroaching fall breezes stream through your hair (or across your head, in some self-referential cases).
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Exclusive Video: VOKES At Eat|See|Hear!

Concert series wraps with more than a little soul

September 21st, 2016
Kristin Houser

We’ve had some pretty major losses in the music community over the course of 2016, with some particularly painful ones in the mix. One of those artists is Prince, whose artistic brilliance and persona will remain ingrained in our collective consciousness so long as we keep spinning his records and periodically screening Purple Rain, which is exactly what happened at the very last Eat|See|Hear of the summer.
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Must Watch: Break: The Musical – Episode 1

A music journalist gets her biggest assignment yet

Kristin Houser
Category: Lead Story, News

We here at LA Music Blog have been eagerly awaiting the release of Break: The Musical, written, produced, and starring our own staff writer Mary Bonney. The original musical series follows a Los Angeles music journalist named Kate, and in today’s premiere episode, our protagonist is assigned the biggest break of her career — an interview with her rock star idol (played by America’s Got Talent finalist Brian Justin Crum) — and the news can only be properly contemplated with an uplifting song and dance.
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Tickets On Sale Now For 30 Days In LA 2016!

Third annual festival set to take over our town

September 20th, 2016
Mary Bonney
Category: Lead Story, News

If you thought festival season ended with Labor Day, think again! Tickets went on sale this morning for the third annual Red Bull Sound Select Presents: 30 Days in LA, a month-long music festival that will feature over seventy artists in venues throughout Los Angeles at some of our city’s most iconic and intimate venues all November long!
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Show Review: Local Natives @ The Greek Theatre

Natives stumble, opener steals the show

September 19th, 2016
Kyle B. Smith
Category: Lead Story, Review

Friday evening at The Greek Theatre, Orange County-born and Silver Lake-bred act Local Natives played a homecoming gig true to their name. The band is on tour in support of its third album, Sunlit Youth, a well-put together LP that evidences sonic re-routing from their previous releases.
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Win Tickets To Tal Wilkenfeld At El Rey Theatre!

Bass prodigy swings into LA on 10/3!

Kristin Houser
Category: Contest, Lead Story

Prince, Jackson Browne, Joe Walsh, Brian Wilson, Ryan Adams…Tal Wilkenfeld has recorded with some of music’s biggest names, but you might still be unfamiliar with hers. Of course, those other artists all have decades on this musical wunderkind, who has yet to turn thirty.
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Break: The Musical To Premiere on Sept. 21!

Music journalist makes original musical webseries

September 16th, 2016
Kristin Houser
Category: Lead Story, News

There’s no denying how popular musicals are. Broadway’s Hamilton has rocked the world, the unique Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is cleaning up this awards season, and Empire is one of the highest rated shows on television. The digital world has certainly kept up as well, and this Wednesday, a new original musical web series (with a LAmb connection!) will premiere online.
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Interview With Seratones’ AJ Haynes

Catch ’em 9/18 at Acerogami or 9/20 at The Wiltern

September 13th, 2016
Kyle B. Smith

This week, I caught up with Seratones frontwoman AJ Haynes, who was busy navigating traffic in her home state of Louisiana and getting ready to head back out on the road in support of the band’s much talked about “gospel in the garage” new album, Get Gone. We talked about AJ’s career as a teacher, Marlon Williams, and why punk and jazz go together like peanut butter and jelly.
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Interview: Ephwurd @ Nocturnal Wonderland 2016

Throw your W’s in the air!

September 9th, 2016
Ashlee Burke

Over the Labor Day weekend, one music festival was more “lit” than any other: Nocturnal Wonderland! It is the longest running dance music festival in North America, and it came back for its 21st year more beautiful, massive, and full of amazing music than ever.
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