New Album Releases: February 5, 2016

New tunes transcending every genre and generation

February 5th, 2016
Jillian Goldfluss
Category: Lead Story, News
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Living legends and emerging indie acts share the spotlight on this week’s repertoire of new releases. From artists releasing eagerly anticipated sophomore albums to American icons such as Elton John and Lucinda Williams adding yet another record to their roster, there is literally something for every generation and genre lover to latch onto with today’s eclectic array of new music.
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CRSSD Announces Spring Phase II Lineup

Cirez D, Damian Lazarus, Kidnap Kid, & more added!

February 4th, 2016
Ashlee Burke
Category: Lead Story, News
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CRSSD has finally revealed the Phase II lineup for its festival at Waterfront Park next month, and it is stacked! Fans at the 21+ fest will be treated to a variety of DJs and live acts from all across the spectrum of electronic music, and since CRSSD has also announced that Stella Artois is the official alcohol sponsor of the event, you will definitely find me yelling “S-T-E-L-L-A” at a poor, unsuspecting bartender if you attend. Because is there a better way to order a beer than by quoting Tennessee Williams?
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Play This Playlist: Songs About Los Angeles

“We’d like to welcome you all to Los Angeles, CA”

February 1st, 2016
Kristen Meza
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From the beaches to the women to, of course, the weather, Los Angeles has long been an inspiration for many artists. Randy Newman even admitted in his 1983 song “I Love LA” that the sunshine was what motivated him to move to Los Angeles: “Hate New York City / It’s cold and it’s damp / And all the people dressed like monkeys / Let’s leave Chicago to the Eskimos / That town’s a little too rugged.”
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Enter To Win Weekend Passes To Air + Style LA!

Will you be there when Air meets Style?

January 29th, 2016
Ashlee Burke
Category: Contest, Lead Story
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What do you get when you mix an insanely diverse lineup of musicians, art, technology, fashion, and dozens of extreme sports experts battling head-to-head on a 16-story-high snowboard jump? You get two-day festival Air + Style. According to host Shaun White, you also get to “have a great f#%@ing time!”
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New Album Releases: January 29, 2016

From vocals to beats, this week is full of newness

Kimberly Quitzon
Category: Lead Story, News
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This week’s list of new albums is all about uniqueness. As music evolves, we see the collection of influences within so many artists vary to the point where their music is all their own. Check out some new artists on the list below as well as others who are reuniting this year after long hiatuses.
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Red Hot Chili Peppers Announce Fundraiser Show

Feb 5th concert to benefit Bernie Sanders

January 28th, 2016
Mary Bonney
Category: Lead Story, News
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While I’m trying to avoid all the political negativity that is clouding our country right now, the presidential race gave Los Angeles quite a gift this week. LA’s own Red Hot Chili Peppers announced a performance next Thursday, February 5th, at the 1,600-seat Theatre at Ace Hotel. But this is no secret show; the seven-time Grammy winners are holding this special performance in honor of presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.
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Run The Jewels Release “Meowpurrdy” Music Video

Things get a bit disturbing in cat-themed clip

January 27th, 2016
Sean Kramer
Category: Lead Story, Video
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Looking back years from now, it will be pretty evident that the “Meowpurrdy” music video was the point at which the Meow The Jewels project took a terrifying turn.
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Festival Preview: Moogfest 2016

Synthesizing music, art, and technology

January 25th, 2016
Lindsey Shay
Category: Lead Story, News
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Amidst the rising tides of murky, indistinguishable summer festival lineups appears an oasis brought to us by our glitch-pster pals at Moog.
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On The Ghost Inside & The Power Of The Scene

A brief semi-autobiographical plea

Lex Voight
Category: Lead Story, News
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I would not be who I am were it not for The Ghost Inside. More specifically, I wouldn’t be who I am were it not for Jim Riley. Outside of my immediate family members and best friend, he is the person who has had the biggest impact on my life, albeit indirectly.
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Lightning In A Bottle 2016 Lineup Released!

We don’t dance. We Woogie.

January 22nd, 2016
Ashlee Burke
Category: Lead Story, News
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If you are looking for a fun festival that has the laid-back vibe of Coachella of old plus killer music, I suggest you check out Lightning in a Bottle! 2016 marks the 10th year for the camping and art music festival that’s put on by The Do LaB over Memorial Day weekend.
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