Release of the Week: The Flaming Lips – Oczy Mlody

The band continues to gaze with Oczy Mlody

January 13th, 2017
Sean Kramer

One certainly can’t accuse The Flaming Lips of getting tamer with age. The group’s 16th (!) album, Oczy Mlody, is out today (which also happens to be frontman Wayne Coyne’s birthday), and the LP continues to further explore the depths of the experimental rock band’s commitment to mind-expanding, drifting sonic tendencies.
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Syd Announces Her Debut Solo Album

Check out her new single “All About Me”

January 12th, 2017
Kimberly Quitzon
Category: Lead Story, News

The Internet’s frontwoman Syd is set to release her debut solo album, Fin, on February 3rd, 2017. The announcement was made with her first single from the album, “All About Me,” and a new music video. Syd wrote and produced the album with some feature production from The Internet’s Steve Lacy, Hit Boy, Haze, Rahki, and MeLo-X, who worked on Beyonce’s Lemonade.
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Say Anything and Bayside Announce Tour!

Nationwide spring tour hits LA on April 25

January 11th, 2017
Mary Bonney
Category: Lead Story, News

If you’re like me, you’re gently easing into the new year. One thing that will make it much easier to adjust to writing 2017 on our checks and the ever-changing world around us is the slew of 2017 tour announcements coming our way! Pop punk fans can rejoice because two heavyweights, Say Anything and Bayside, have announced a co-headlining tour that will take the nation by storm this spring!
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Win Tickets To See Martin Sexton at El Rey Theatre

The best kept secret in live music

Kyle B. Smith
Category: Contest, Lead Story

Martin Sexton is a gift. I discovered his music while living in Massachusetts in 2002, and I cannot count the number of times I have seen him live since, but I can tell you this: I have never walked away from one of his shows without a brightened outlook on life, or my mind blown by the purity of his to-the-core musicality.
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Big Sean to Embark on I Decided Tour This Spring

21-date tour includes LA stop at the Palladium

January 10th, 2017
Sean Kramer
Category: Lead Story, News

Detroit rapper and frequent Kanye-collaborator Big Sean will be releasing his fourth album, I Decided, on February 3rd via GOOD Music. Then, in March, he will be hitting the road to promote its release with a North American tour.
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Release of the Week: You Me At Six – Night People

English rockers release new LP

Mary Bonney
Category: Lead Story, News

Friday, English pop-rock band You Me At Six released their fifth full-length album, Night People. The band traveled to Tennessee, Nashville, to record portions of the record live in the famous Bluebird Cafe. The sessions resulted in a ten-song LP, which has already bred five singles that show the outfit is exploring a wider rock and roll landscape.
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Coldplay Releases Crowdsourced “Amazing Day” Video

A beautiful compilation of fan footage

January 6th, 2017
Zein Khleif
Category: Lead Story, Video

“On November 19, 2016, we asked you to show us what was happening in your corner of the world…”

And thus begins Coldplay’s latest video, which then transitions into a compilation of fan-made footage encapsulating an “amazing day.”
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Tuki Carter Talks The Tuki Toker Tape

Meet the most underrated rapper in Taylor Gang

January 5th, 2017
Kimberly Quitzon

Tuki Carter is a man of many skills who specializes in music and tattoos with a touch of toking. The California-born rapper was highly influenced by Atlanta and brought both cultures together on his 2012 Atlantafornication album. After tattooing Rick Ross, he was introduced to Wiz Khalifa and found his family with Taylor Gang, eventually dropping TUKI Tape the following year. Recently, Carter dropped the Tuki Toker mixtape with features from Wiz Khalifa, Gangsta Boo, JR Donato, and JerZZ.
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Photo Gallery: Katherine Seibert’s Best of 2016

The best shots from the best shows

December 15th, 2016
Katherine Seibert

“Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.” – Victor Hugo

Music has the power to transcend time, language, and culture. Music has the ability to touch people at their core and speak to their emotions. 2016 has been an emotionally difficult year, and live music allowed people to escape reality, even if just for a moment. It’s difficult to narrow this year’s shows down to a top 10 list, but here are some of my favorite shots from 2016.
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