New Album Releases: September 30, 2014

Yelle, Jamie T, Tove Lo, and more!

September 30th, 2014
Kristin Houser
Category: Lead Story, News
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From England to France to Sweden to good ol’ Los Angeles, this week’s list of notable new album releases is an international affair. No matter where the artists below hail from, however, they all have one thing in common: I can’t wait to hear their brand new albums.
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LA Music Blogcast: September 25, 2014

The crew talks music news, releases, and more!

September 26th, 2014
Kristin Houser
Category: Lead Story, Video
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After a couple months packed with guests, the LA Music Blogcast hosting crew got together at the TradioV studio last night for a full hour of music news, reviews, and more!
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Festival Recap: Sunset Strip Music Festival 2014

Diverse lineup honors the history of The Strip

September 23rd, 2014
Mary Bonney
Category: Lead Story, Review
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Last weekend, the seventh annual Sunset Strip Music Festival took over the historic Sunset Strip, bringing with it over seventy diverse bands and serving as a gathering for Los Angeles rock fans eager to return to “where it all began” (the festival’s slogan). SSMF honored the history and vibrancy of the street that launched legendary bands such as The Doors and Van Halen in revered venues like The Whisky A Go Go and The Roxy, both of which housed the festival’s smaller acts while headliners including Jane’s Addiction and Empire of the Sun performed on large outdoor stages.
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Win Tickets To See Kiven At Bootleg HiFi!

Show presented by LA Music Blog on Oct. 8th!

Kristin Houser
Category: Contest, Lead Story
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We’ve been anything but quiet about our love for Kiven here at LA Music Blog. We’ve chatted with the band twice on the LA Music Blogcast, covered a trio of their live shows, highlighted them as one of our Featured Artists, and now we’re very excited to be supporting the local alt-rockers by presenting their show at Bootleg HiFi on October 8th!
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New Album Releases: September 23, 2014

Aphex Twin, Alt-J, Erasure, and more!

Kristin Houser
Category: Lead Story, News
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In addition to a few high-profile efforts, this week’s list of notable new album releases features several promising releases by lesser-known acts. You may not recognize all the names below, but give these albums a chance, and I bet you’ll find something new to like!
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Win Tickets To See St. Lucia At The Regent Theater

Co-presented by us awesome folks at LA Music Blog!

September 19th, 2014
Lesley Park
Category: Contest, Lead Story
St. Lucia

There’s something to be said for musicians that can continue to blow you away no matter how many times you see them live. Having closely followed Jean-Philip Grobler — AKA St. Lucia — and his live band from their early days of opening for Ellie Goulding and Two Door Cinema Club in 2013 to their solo show this year at El Rey, I can safely say he falls into the category of being better and more brilliant with every gig.
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Interview with Jack Antonoff of Bleachers

We talk creativity, the universe, & Strange Desire

Christine Perez
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It’s a totally typical thing. You don’t really mean to write an album. It sort of just happens. You write a song or put some notes together on a page, and before you know it, you’ve released a full-length with RCA Records and you’re embarking on a national tour.
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LA Music Blogcast: September 18, 2014

With guest Alice Boman!

Kristin Houser
Category: Lead Story, Video
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When they weren’t comparing Apple giving the new U2 album to all iTunes users for free to the spread of sexually transmitted diseases (sure, you can get rid of chlamydia, but wouldn’t you rather not get it in the first place?), our hosts talked about their favorite new releases, Run The Jewels’ creative new Kickstarter campaign, and so much more on last night’s brand new episode of the LA Music Blogcast.
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Win Tickets To See Lorde At The Greek Theatre

Young powerhouse stops by LA on October 7th!

September 17th, 2014
Alice Carson
Category: Contest, Lead Story
Lorde

For being so young, 17-year-old recording artist Lorde has already achieved so much. The New Zealand native’s debut album, Pure Heroine, went platinum, she’s won two GRAMMY awards, and her hit single “Royals” holds more than one record for the number of weeks it stayed in the #1 spot on the charts (yet we somehow still don’t know all of the lyrics).
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New Album Releases: September 16, 2014

White Arrows, Generationals, Sir Sly, and more!

September 16th, 2014
Kristin Houser
Category: Lead Story, News
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Several of today’s new releases are coming straight out of LA, so check out the ten albums that have us most excited for new music and support some of your hometown acts!
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