Win Tickets To See Brainfeeder At Hollywood Bowl!

Come get funked up & weird on September 17

August 25th, 2016
Kyle B. Smith
Category: Contest, Lead Story
Flying Lotus

The gestation period of LA’s own eastside collective Brainfeeder is about to pop. After years of honing beats at hip spots like Low End Theory, the time has come to take the city’s most heralded stage: The Hollywood Bowl.
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Win Tickets To Bloc Party At The Hollywood Bowl

Win a pair of tickets to their 9/25 show!

August 22nd, 2016
Mary Bonney
Category: Contest, Lead Story
Bloc Party

Summer might be coming to a close, but thankfully the weather in Los Angeles doesn’t seem to know, and we plan to party at live outdoor shows until we are forced inside. My favorite venue in Los Angeles, The Hollywood Bowl, is hosting one of the most celebratory indie-rock bands, Bloc Party, plus Bob Mould and Ezra Furman, and we have the hookup for your free pair of tickets!
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Not Just (White)Boys’ Fun: T.D.B. II

The exceptions to the rule…

Lex Voight
TDBII

Have you still not read this yet??

As with anything in this world — be it individual people, artists, musicians, aesthetics, or sounds — there are certain things that you just don’t jive with, and I just don’t like that certain breed of punk/pop-punk where punk rubs up against garage. In fact, it’s one of my least favorite genres ever. I place it below country, even.
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ESH Giveaway: Spaceballs / Magic Bronson

Experience the magic of free concert tickets

Lexi Kelson
Category: Contest, Lead Story
spaceballs magic bronson

Grab some friends and head to Santa Monica High School this Saturday for a night of out-of-this-world movie & music magic. Literally though — the movie is Spaceballs and the band is Magic Bronson. Catching the theme?
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Festival Review: Eaux Claires 2016

There is something happening up in Wisconsin

August 19th, 2016
Kyle B. Smith
Category: Lead Story, Review
eaux claires lead

There is something happening up in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, and it is important. It is important because it is a sign of a vibrancy of life and art that is uncommon, perhaps even flailing, in our time. There has been this call to make America great again. As if it isn’t? If you need reassurance that this country is great, look no further than Eaux Claires.
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New Album Releases: August 19, 2016

Crystal Castles, Tory Lanez, AJJ, and more!

Anthony Marks
Category: Lead Story, News
new album releases 081916

Some very sexy albums have been cooking and are now ready to be served, so let’s indulge in this delicious concoction of creativity! Some of the sounds coming out of these albums are perfect for August but are so colorful, they can be enjoyed anytime.
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Festival Review: Day N Night @ Oak Canyon Ranch

Trap rap, surprise guests, and mosh pits

August 18th, 2016
Kimberly Quitzon
Category: Lead Story, Review
day n night

With one of the sickest hip-hop lineups this year, Day N Night Fest delivered a party for the ages at Oak Canyon Ranch this weekend. Trap rap and hip hop took over Irvine with headliners from A$AP Rocky to YG. However, up-and-coming artists like MadeinTYO and Vic Mensa were all the hype. Fans came from the Bay Area and beyond to indulge in this two-day festival catered to those ready to turn up.
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Enter To Win Tickets To Zakk Wylde At The Fonda!

Guitar icon wraps tour in LA on 9/3

Kristin Houser
Category: Contest, Lead Story
Zakk Wylde

Though perhaps best known for his role as the founder of Black Label Society and as the lead guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne, Zakk Wylde is a true Renaissance man. His business empire includes the musical (Wylde Audio merch and The Black Vatican recording studio) and the delicious (his signature hot sauce and coffee lines), and he’s acted in film and television (Rock Star and Californication).
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