Show Preview: Netsky @ El Rey Theatre

Pre-Thanksgiving D&B face-melt? Yes, please!

November 18th, 2014
Lesley Park
Category: Lead Story, News
Netsky Live

With the explosion of dubstep and trap, it’s been annoyingly difficult to hear good ol’ unadulterated drum and bass around these parts lately. All that’s going to change next Tuesday, November 25th, when Belgian producer Netsky (pronounced net-sky) brings his signature blend of funkadelic liquid D&B to El Rey Theatre for Netsky LIVE!
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New Album Releases: November 18, 2014

TV On The Radio, Ariel Pink, Andy Stott, and more!

Kristin Houser
Category: Lead Story, News
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We’re more than halfway through November now, which means the holidays are just on the horizon. For music fans, this means a dearth of quality releases as soundtracks, holiday albums, and other such nonsense take over the new release lists. Fortunately, we aren’t there quite yet, and I’m willing to bet you can find something to like on our list of the week’s notable releases below. Let me know in the comments if I’m right!
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Win Tickets To See Dillon Francis At The Shrine!

With TJR and Hoodboi on Dec. 20th!

November 17th, 2014
Jeanette Hernandez
Category: Contest, Lead Story
Dillon Francis

LA’s Dillon Francis stands out from your average producer as he is the whole package — five personalities and all. If you aren’t familiar with this dude, he is a multi-genre producer whose style ranges from moombahton to electro-house. His debut album, Money Sucks, Friends Rule, just came out via Columbia Records and has reached #2 on Billboard’s US Dance/Electronic Albums list. Prior to the LP, Francis had released a lengthly list of official remixes, most recently for Deadmau5’s “Some Chords.” The man is a big deal.
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Show Review: Run The Jewels @ The Echoplex

Rap duo explodes LA with guest spots and more

David Fisch
Category: Lead Story, Review
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Peanut butter and jelly. Protons and electrons. El-P and Killer Mike. I have no doubt that the hip-hop collaboration known as Run The Jewels was simply meant to be.
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LA Music Blog Premiere: Valley Queen – “Carnival”

LAMB faves release new video for latest single

Angelica Corona
Category: Lead Story, Video
Valley Queen

Valley Queen brought ethereal bliss to our LA Music Blogcast back in August. During their visit, we not only got to know about the group’s roots, inspirations, and plans for the future, we also got an intimate, 2-song performance, and though space was tight, their soft harmonies and acoustic setup filled the room with melodious perfection that blew hosts Naomi and Mike away.
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New Album Releases: November 11, 2014

Foo Fighters, Röyksopp, Damien Rice, and more!

November 11th, 2014
Kristin Houser
Category: Lead Story, News
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Happy Veteran’s Day, America! Be sure to thank your military friends, co-workers, and family for their service today, then listen to some new music. Might we suggest you start with the ten albums below? These are the releases we’re most excited to check out today. Be sure to leave your sugggestions in the comments!
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Almost Acoustic Christmas Lineup Announced!

25th year of LA’s best show may be the best ever!

November 10th, 2014
Gerry Doot
Category: Lead Story, News
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It’s almost hard to believe that KROQ is throwing its 25th Almost Acoustic Christmas. What’s even harder to take in is the lineup for the epic show at The Forum. Apparently when you throw a 25th anniversary party for something, it’s a big deal.
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Festival Recap: Hard Day Of The Dead 2014

The party really got going after the sun went down

November 6th, 2014
Mary Bonney
Category: Lead Story, Review
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This past weekend, I experienced my second EDM festival, HARD’s Day of the Dead, at Pomona Fairplex (a change from the festival’s usual spot at Los Angeles State Historic Park), and while my first “rave” experience was a whimsical descent into Wonderland, HARD emphasized the production value and performances rather than atmosphere while showcasing some of the most talented DJs in the world.
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New Album Releases: November 4, 2014

Arca, Calvin Harris, Neil Young, and more!

November 4th, 2014
Kristin Houser
Category: Lead Story, News
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Our first new album release list of November is here! Just a few big name releases made it onto this week’s list as the industry already shows signs of slowing down with the holidays (and end of year lists) approaching, but that doesn’t make me any less excited to check out the ten albums below!
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Show Review: The Airborne Toxic Event @ The Greek

An emotional night of rock under the stars

Mary Bonney
Category: Lead Story, Review
the airborne toxic event at the greek

Last Thursday, The Airborne Toxic Event brought their emotional rock music to the Greek Theatre and along with it came a wealth of gratitude for being able to play a venue so important to the group’s history. Mikel Jollett’s soul was bared the entire night, with the frontman stopping briefly in between songs to praise the audience of diehard fans for their participation and to revel in the excitement of playing the legendary venue.
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