Show Preview: Maribou State @ The Echo

A Q&A with my favorite discovery of 2015

November 25th, 2015
Lesley Park
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If you were to ask me what my favorite discovery of 2015 has been, I’d point you in the direction of English electronic duo Chris Davids and Liam Ivory, aka Maribou State. Their stunning debut release, Portraits, is chock-full of textural, downtempo deliciousness that is as sumptuously soothing as it is head-bobbingly groovy. 
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Top 5 Unconventional Thanksgiving Day Jams

Tracks to blast while basting that turkey

November 24th, 2015
Jillian Goldfluss
BOB'S BURGERS: Bob's Thanksgiving plans change when Mr. Fischoeder hires Bob as his chef and Linda and the kids as his family  to make a former flame jealous in the all-new "An Indecent Thanksgiving Proposal" episode of BOB'S BURGERS airing Sunday, Nov. 18 (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.  BOB'S BURGERS ™ and © 2012 TCFFC ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Thanksgiving is about family, giving thanks, over-consumption of food, and taking what we know to be rightfully ours from unsuspecting innocents — a truly American holiday. And despite being the once cool kid on the block who’s now being slammed for his lack of political correctness, Thanksgiving is still a great excuse to see the fam and shamelessly indulge while getting paid time off!
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PAPA Talks New Album, New Song, and Hometown Show

LA duo hits The Echoplex on November 27

November 23rd, 2015
Angelica Corona

For the unfortunate few who are unfamiliar, PAPA’s music is the auditory manifestation of flirtation, and there’s no denying the infectious party nature of the band’s tone. After the release of their debut EP, A Good Woman Is Hard To Find, the band cultivated a devoted, dance-ready fan base that fueled the anticipation for the release of their full-length, Tender Madness.
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Show Review: Deafheaven @ The Roxy Theatre

Souls lifted at the metal band’s last show of 2015

David Fisch
Category: Lead Story, Review
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There’s no stopping Deafheaven. In the wake of the release of their breakthrough 2013 record, Sunbather, the San Francisco-based band has proven to be a force upon face-melting metal that we haven’t witnessed in quite some time. With rave-like performances across the globe and a new album that is Sunbather‘s equal, we won’t stop hearing from (or about) Deafheaven anytime soon.
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New Album Releases: November 20, 2015

An incredibly diverse array of new album releases

November 20th, 2015
Jillian Goldfluss
Category: Lead Story, News
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Artists who are releasing albums today can either shame their labels for choosing the same release date as Adele’s publicly anticipated new full-length 25, or they can rest easy knowing they won’t face nearly the same level of scrutiny that she will, for good or bad. Fortunately, the array of musicians who are sharing their latest projects with the world today is so eclectic and diverse that they shouldn’t be overwhelmed by Adele-mania, given that their intended demographic probably won’t subscribe to the frenzy anyway.
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The Return of Missy Elliott!

“WTF” ends seven-year recording hiatus

November 16th, 2015
Jay Chirinos
Category: Lead Story, Video
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To give you some idea of how much the music world has changed since Missy Elliott last released a single, bear this is mind: In 2007 Nicki Minaj’s career launch was still a few years away, and Miley Cyrus was still Hannah Montana. I pick these two facts in particular because “WTF” may well double up as a sly dig at one of the aforementioned artists, and Missy’s return is an instant reclamation of her crown as Queen Of Rap from the other. Trust Melissa Arnette to come back after years away and drop an absolute banger of a three-minute song.
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KROQ Announces Almost Acoustic Christmas Lineup

Tickets on sale this Friday!

Kristin Houser
Category: Lead Story, News
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It’s that time of year again! While others are making their wish lists on Amazon, those of us in the LA area have been pulling ours from the radio, narrowing down our favorite artists from the last year that we’re hoping will make an appearance at legendary radio station KROQ’s annual Almost Acoustic Christmas event. While the rest of you suckas need to wait until December 25th to find out if your wishes will come true, we found out this morning when KROQ announced this year’s lineup!
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New Album Releases: November 13, 2015

From R&B to pop, artists return with new releases

November 13th, 2015
Mary Bonney
Category: Lead Story, News
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As we near the end of the year and watch the temperatures dip and the holidays approach, there’s no end in sight for quality releases. We’ve picked our favorite albums that were released this week, so read on to check out some old and new bands clocking in with another record.
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Show Review: Ryn Weaver @ The Belasco Theater

Girl power reigns on the Misfit Toys tour’s LA leg

November 12th, 2015
Lesley Park
Category: Lead Story, Review
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It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that 23-year-old Ryn Weaver has had a colossal year. Following the release of her 2014 single “OctaHate,” which went viral pretty much immediately by way of SoundCloud, she’s attracted the attention of her esteemed peers, put out a strong debut LP, landed a spot on the Coachella 2015 lineup, and, most recently, has been headlining a tour that took her to LA’s own Belsaco Theater last Saturday.
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Show Review: Soulection @ The Regent Theater

The show that nearly shut down LA (literally)

November 9th, 2015
Kristen Meza
Category: Lead Story, Review
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Words alone cannot explain how crazy good Saturday’s Soulection show was. Even before arriving at The Regent Theater, attendees had an idea that the night would be hectic, to say the least.
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