Win Tickets To See Erykah Badu & St. Vincent!

Playing The Hollywood Bowl on Aug. 30th

July 31st, 2015
Sean Kramer
Category: Contest, Lead Story
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Few popular artists inject as distinct a mix of unabashed honesty and creative boldness into their music as Erykah Badu and St. Vincent, so the mere fact that these two are doing a show together already had music fans excited. Add in the fact that it’s at The Hollywood Bowl, one of LA’s most iconic venues, and we’re downright salivating.
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LA Music Blogcast: Upcoming LA Music Festivals

Catch amazing lineups (& us!) at these local fests

David Fisch
Category: Lead Story, News
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The LA Music Blogcast — the official podcast of LA Music Blog — posts on the Blog every Friday. If there are any musical topics or questions that you would like to hear us talk about on future episodes – and likely have them answered by musical guests and industry professionals – please let us know by leaving a comment below or on our Facebook and tweeting us on Twitter with #LAmbCast.

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With all of the music news primarily being about music streaming and Kanye West lately, we at the Blogcast felt compelled to have an episode about something — anything — else, so we decided to share a few of the summer music festivals we’ll be attending and that we would have otherwise mentioned earlier in the summer. We hope you don’t miss out on them due to our lack of prior acknowledgement.
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New Album Releases: July 31, 2015

Joss Stone, Titus Andronicus, and more!

Melissa Karlin
Category: Lead Story, News
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It’s Friday, and you know what that means: new music! (It’s still weird, right? It’s not just me?) Anyways, this week we’ve got new LPs from British players Joss Stone, The Maccabees, and Lianne La Havas, a solo release from The Strokes’ Albert Hammond Jr., some experimental jazz, and a rock opera from Titus Andronicus. This is a good week for music, folks.
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Win Tickets To See Empire Of The Sun!

Catch them at The Hollywood Bowl on 9/20

July 29th, 2015
Twila Grissom
Category: Contest, Lead Story
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On September 20th, Australian electro-pop duo Empire of the Sun will be headlining The Hollywood Bowl accompanied by New York-based synth-pop band St. Lucia, and you have the opportunity to win tickets to the show!
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The Weeknd Shares “Can’t Feel My Face” Video

Watch Abel Tesfaye go up in flames

Winnie Fan
Category: Lead Story, Video
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The Weeknd’s “Can’t Feel My Face” is seemingly unavoidable these days. The track has been sitting comfortably at the top of the charts for weeks now and doesn’t look like it’s going anywhere. It makes sense that The Weeknd is finally releasing a video for it, and if you watch carefully, you can catch the continuity between this and his video for “The Hills.”
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Win Tickets To See Grace Jones & Future Islands

At The Hollywood Bowl on Sept. 27th!

July 27th, 2015
Jillian Goldfluss
Category: Contest, Lead Story
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On September 27th, legendary Jamaican pop singer Grace Jones will be headlining The Hollywood Bowl with a seemingly unlikely companion, alt-electro outfit Future Islands. What do the statuesque pop idol and contemporary synth-pop act have in common? More than you’d think.
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Album Review: Tame Impala – Currents

Kevin Parker’s graduation to the big leagues

Jay Chirinos
Category: Lead Story, Review
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I recently re-read my review of Tame Impala’s show at The Fonda Theatre back in 2012 and noticed something of a patronizing tone that I tried but failed to hide. That was mainly due to my bafflement of the reception for Lonerism, a perfectly decent but heavily derivative album that saw its creator Kevin Parker treated as the second coming in the world of psychedelic rock. The judgement struck me as both reductive and misguided, and as I watched the band go through their paces in front of a sold-out crowd, their appeal still evaded me.
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New Album Releases: July 24, 2015

Albums from Public Enemy, Roger Waters, and more!

July 24th, 2015
Twila Grissom
Category: Lead Story, News
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Happy Friday, LAmb readers! Lots of great new albums are being released today for your weekend listening pleasure. From older favorites (Vanessa Carlton) to new entrants to the music scene (Strange Wilds), here are my top ten picks. Be sure to let me know what you’re listening to in the comments below!
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Blogcast: Apple Music & New Music Fridays Take Off

Is Apple Music dominating music streaming?

David Fisch
Category: Lead Story, News
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The LA Music Blogcast — the official podcast of LA Music Blog — posts on the Blog every Friday. If there are any musical topics or questions that you would like to hear us talk about on future episodes – and likely have them answered by musical guests and industry professionals – please let us know by leaving a comment below or on our Facebook and tweeting us on Twitter with #LAmbCast.

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The latest player to enter the music streaming service arena, Apple Music, has been garnering a ton of buzz since its debut nearly a month ago, and it’s being well-received by a majority of listeners, including our Blogcast co-host Naomi Robin, who can’t help but fawn over it and call it her new “boyfriend.” But as Marcus Slater and I wondered in an episode of the Blogcast that was recorded before Apple Music’s release, will it really dominate as the power player in music streaming?
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Your Guide To Insomniac’s Dreamstate

Insomniac’s first all-trance rave will be a doozy

July 23rd, 2015
Marcus Slater
Category: Lead Story, News
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Ravers rejoice! Trance music has always been one of the pillars of the EDM community, but it’s fallen behind big room sound in recent years as electronic music has exploded in popularity. There is, however, a bit of a resurgence in the works with Dreamstate leading the charge.
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