Review: The Lucent Dossier Experience @ Club Nokia

Pushing the boundaries of music & performance art

February 26th, 2015
Lesley Park
Category: Lead Story, Review
Lucent Dossier

When a group that has its roots in burner culture is performing at the achingly swank Club Nokia in downtown’s LA Live, you best believe the crowd that’s coming out to witness it all unfold will be an eclectic bunch — Saturday’s set included a mishmash of micro miniskirts and stilettos, plaid-shirted hipsters, and playa-dusted, furry-coat-donning neo-hippies — but when The Lucent Dossier Experience’s troupe of highly skilled fire spinners took the stage, each person in the incredibly diverse crowd had the same enchanted look on his or her face.
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LA Music Blogcast: Peking Duk

The Aussie EDM duo gets “High” on our podcast!

February 25th, 2015
David Fisch
Category: Lead Story, News
Peking Duk

Australia can be a funny place, but it can also be pretty damn serious in regards to its music scene, which reaches from major cities to the tiniest villages. EDM duo Peking Duk sort of sits squarely in the middle, and while they are just about ready to explode into popularity with some huge support from big names and festivals, their earnestness keeps them cool and grounded.
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New Album Releases: February 24, 2015

Big Sean, Emile Haynie, Gang of Four, and more!

February 24th, 2015
Mary Bonney
Category: Lead Story, News
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Now that the Oscars are over, the red carpets are rolled up and the traffic has been upgraded from “don’t bother leaving your house” to “normal hour-long commute.” The movies have had their moment in the spotlight, and now it’s time to shine a light on the musicians with albums coming out this week!
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New Music: Ta-Ku x Jaden Smith – “Beast Mode”

The force is strong with this one…

Marcus Slater
Category: Lead Story, News
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Mark your calendars, folks. February 23rd is the day the world learned to take Jaden Smith as a rapper seriously.

At least I will from this day forward.
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Win Tickets To See Echosmith At The Fonda Theatre

Sibling act plays hometown show on March 27th!

February 23rd, 2015
Mary Bonney
Category: Contest, Lead Story
Echosmith

It’s been well over a year since I saw Echosmith perform at Warped Tour 2013, and this band of siblings has been on the rise ever since. “Cool Kids,” their dreamy, synth-pop first single, brought them to the national spotlight, and the band has since followed up with the acoustic, harmony-filled “Bright,” also off their debut album Talking Dreams.
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Kill/Hurt Records Launches Kill/Hurt/Live

The Diamond Light kicks off label’s new series

Anthony Marks
Category: Lead Story, News
The Diamond Light

Kill/Hurt Records is gaining momentum and quickly. It’s no surprise, though. In a world where throwbacks seem restricted to Thursdays, Kill/Hurt’s entire approach is a throwback as they focus primarily on releasing cassettes and vinyl records instead of CDs and digital streams, taking a truly authentic, DIY approach that is needed in our current world of instant gratification.
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New Album Releases: February 17, 2015

Noise rock and slow jams and folk, oh my!

February 17th, 2015
Sean Kramer
Category: Lead Story, News
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Getting back into the swing of things after everyone’s most beloved holiday can be a tough adjustment. But don’t worry – this week’s new releases are just what you need to help get through your post-Presidents’ Day blues.
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Interview with Adam Lazzara of Taking Back Sunday

Iconic frontman talks album re-release and more

February 11th, 2015
Mary Bonney
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Every fan of Taking Back Sunday can pinpoint where they were when they first heard the music that changed their life. For me, it was in my boyfriend’s car at the tender age of 16. “Cute Without The ‘E’ (Cut From The Team)” came on, and nothing would be the same after.
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Show Review: The Roots @ Hotel Cafe

Best band in late night does whatever it wants!

February 10th, 2015
Gerry Doot
Category: Lead Story, Review
The Roots

If you are “The Greatest Band in Late Night TV,” “The Legendary” The Roots, then you absolutely can and should do whatever the fuck it is you want. The original concept for the group was for it to be the house band for virtually any artist that came through. At their shows over the years, they have had vocalist Tariq Trotter as their frontman, and he is known for being one of the best in the business (because he is), but given the band’s concept upon inception, wouldn’t it be more fun for the members to collaborate and perform with dozens of different musicians from all genres?
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New Album Releases: February 10, 2015

I hereby dub this week the week of folk

Lesley Park
Category: Lead Story, News
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Folk artists from all sides of the Mississippi are out in full force this week with releases from luminaries old and new as well as the next generation of rising banjo-strumming whippersnappers. But with hard rock and pop releases strewn into the mix, Feburary 10th’s list of new album releases is nothing if not interesting.
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