Festival Recap: FYF 2014

Lines versus lineups

August 29th, 2014
Angelica Corona
Category: Lead Story, Review
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Clear skies, the promise of a killer lineup, and a new location. FYF had a lot of promise this past weekend, but as with any major change (like a venue move), there were bound to be hiccups, and hiccups there were.
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LA Music Blogcast: August 28, 2014

With musical guests Grizfolk!

Kristin Houser
Category: Lead Story, Video
Grizfolk LA Music Blogcast

Last night marked the lovely Naomi Robin’s first show in the co-host chair across from David Fisch, and with Marcus Slater rounding up the lineup, our hosting team was in pique form! During the show they offered up their takes on the weekend’s VMAs, shared the news that The Purple One is back with new music, and even sang some of their favorite new releases!
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Win Tickets To Fool’s Gold Day Off At The Shrine!

Headliners A-Trak, Danny Brown, Vic Mensa, & more!

August 28th, 2014
Jeanette Hernandez
Category: Contest, Lead Story
Fools Gold Day Off LA

Good news if you’re into the independent scene and underground beats: the masterminds behind the Fool’s Gold label are taking over Los Angeles’ Shrine Expo Hall on October 12th!
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New Music: Marc E. Bassy – “Fairfax Interlude”

LA singer/rapper premieres kickback anthem

August 27th, 2014
Marcus Slater
Category: Lead Story, News
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Hey, Los Angeles R&B/hip-hopĀ lovers! I come to you with an offering, a brief respite from the inescapable Chris Brown, Drake, Nikki Minaj, Top 40, payolalicious assault on your senses. Marc E. Bassy is a fresh voice and one of LA’s own. He can rap and singĀ well, which, frankly, puts him head and shoulders above the many folks with record deals who can’t do either particularly well.
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Soundgarden & Nine Inch Nails @ Hollywood Bowl

An epic evening of rock in Los Angeles

August 26th, 2014
Gerry Doot
Category: Lead Story, Review
Nine Inch Nails

Before I get too deep into this, let me just say that while both bands were great, Nine Inch Nails put on one of the top five performance I have ever seen. This was my first NIN show, and I am so mad at myself for never having shelled out the money for a ticket (which ain’t cheap) to one of their shows before. The group takes the concert experience to the next level of showmanship and intensity, and with Soundgarden sharing the stage, last night was one epic evening of rock at the Hollywood Bowl.
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HARD Day Of The Dead 2014 Lineup Announced

Knife Party, Diplo, Calvin Harris, and more!

Kristin Houser
Category: Lead Story, News
Hard Day of the Dead cover

School may be back in session, but that doesn’t mean your music festival season has to end. In fact, EDM fans in SoCal still have the scene’s largest festival in the area to look forward to, HARD Day of the Dead! Today festival organizers HARD Events announced the location and lineup for this year’s iteration of DotD, so start planning your costume now because this is going to be a Halloween to remember.
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New Album Releases: August 26, 2014

In The Valley Below, Ty Segall, Cold Specks & more

Kristin Houser
Category: Lead Story, News
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A recurring theme amongst this week’s new album releases is upcoming shows in LA, so be sure to pick up tickets if you like what you hear below and want to experience these new tracks in live form as soon as possible.
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LA Music Blogcast: August 21, 2014

With special guests Hi Ho Silver Oh!

August 22nd, 2014
Kristin Houser
Category: Lead Story, Video
LA Music Blogcast Hi Ho Silver Oh

With David Fisch back in the TradioV studio last night, our hosting team was in peak form for this week’s live taping of the LA Music Blogcast. Also in peak form? Our guests Hi Ho Silver Oh!
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Yahoo! Live Brings Feed Me Into Your Home

Livestream of EDM artist’s Teeth show airs Aug. 26

August 21st, 2014
Kristin Houser
Category: Lead Story, News
Yahoo Live

I’ve hardly been shy about my love for livestreams. Not only do I spend most Thursday nights camped out at the TradioV studio to take part in the creation of the LA Music Blogcast, the LAmb’s weekly livestreamed web show, I’ve also written about the joys of experiencing Lollapalooza without braving the winds of Chicago, and “Couchella” has been an annual tradition around the Houser household for the past few years.
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Album Review: In The Valley Below – The Belt

Get ready for sensual LA duo’s debut LP

August 20th, 2014
David Fisch
Category: Lead Story, Review
in the valley below

It feels like forever ago since I first laid my ears on Angela Gail and Jeffrey Jacob and their band In The Valley Below at SXSW 2013, but at long last do I have their debut LP, The Belt, in my possession. I compare this experience to gathering light in an empty lantern. With this LP in my hands (or on my harddrive. Whatever. It’s mine.), I can recapture the memory of that day I was in Austin, when this dark, stereoscopic sound resonated from a stage out on Rainey Street and lifted the hairs right off my arms.
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