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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Premiere: We Are Scientists Perform “After Hours”

From At: Guitar Center with Nic Harcourt webseries

Angelica Corona
Category: Lead Story, Video
We Are Scientists

In the latest installment of Guitar Center’s ongoing webseries, At: Guitar Center with Nic Harcourt, Brooklyn-based rock trio We Are Scientists spoke with the show’s host about the band’s start (meeting at a Dawson’s Creek viewing) and their influences, which range from glam-rock to Marilyn Manson. The band also touched on early recordings in Berkeley, CA and the ultimate decision to transition to New York.
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Win Tickets To See Bishop Allen At Bootleg HiFi!

October 7th show presented by LA Music Blog!

September 15th, 2014
Jeanette Hernandez
Category: Contest, Lead Story
Bishop Allen

On October 7th Bishop Allen will be stopping by Bootleg HiFi in support of their new record, Lights Out, a music compilation that has been five years in the making. To promote the new album, the band enlisted the help of their friends to create a series of curious videos to go along with each track. And what exactly did these friends have to do? Oh, you know, just hula hoop in slow motion!
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LA Music Blogcast: September 11, 2014

The return of Yell For Help!

September 12th, 2014
Kristin Houser
Category: Lead Story, Video
Yell For Help LA Music Blogcast

Last night’s taping of the LA Music Blogcast featured terrible ideas, a whole lot of U2 talk, and a repeat visit by LA duo and LAmb favorites Yell For Help!
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My First EDM Festival: Nocturnal Wonderland

Insomniac fest expands my musical world!

September 10th, 2014
Mary Bonney
Category: Lead Story, Review
Nocturnal Wonderland

I have written for years about the power of live music, especially when it comes to fist-thrusting choruses and heartfelt crowd sing-alongs.  While several LAmb staffers (Lesley Park, Marcus Slater, Twila Grissom…) have been covering EDM in Los Angeles for a while now, this past weekend’s Nocturnal Wonderland marked my first time dipping my toe in the pool of trip-hop, trance, techno, and so much more.
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Red Bull Sound Select Presents: 30 Days in LA

30 days, 30 shows. RBSS takes over LA in November!

September 9th, 2014
Angelica Corona
Category: Lead Story, News
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November in Los Angeles is pretty great to begin with. Fall in California averages a brisk 60 degrees, we get to stuff our faces for Thanksgiving, and most importantly, the month marks the start of the holiday season! That being said, Red Bull Sound Select decided they’re going to make November even better with 30 Days In LA.
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Interview With Mike Einziger

Guitarist talks Incubus, saying “yes,” and more!

September 5th, 2014
Alice Carson
Mike Einziger

The luckiest of musicians enjoy a career blessed with longevity, but many can grow comfortable within their respective bands, neglecting to realize the potential that lies outside of their successful projects. For the past few years, Mike Einziger, perhaps best known as the guitarist for Incubus, has been transitioning from successful band member to legendary musician and producer, expanding his creative reach to previously untapped arenas.
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LA Music Blogcast: September 4, 2014

With musical guests Badflower!

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

Madvillain, M.A.A.D City, and…math? David Fisch, Naomi Robin, and Marcus Slater talked about it all on last night’s live taping of the LA Music Blogcast on TradioV!
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Festival Review: Budweiser Made in America – LA

A Laborless weekend of music from coast to coast

September 3rd, 2014
Alice Carson
Category: Lead Story, Review
Made In America LA 2014

When Jay-Z puts on a festival, he does it right. Budweiser’s inaugural Made in America fest in Los Angeles ran smoothly, and despite the heat, it gave this city a music-filled way to celebrate Labor Day weekend. Boasting an eclectic lineup of hip-hop, rock, and EDM artists, the two-day-long festival had something to get everybody excited. Whether you wanted to see Rise Against, Iggy Azalea, or Yeezus himself, you could watch great music and drink Budweiser all day long.
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New Album Releases: September 2, 2014

Blonde Redhead, Zammuto, Homeboy Sandman, & more!

September 2nd, 2014
Kristin Houser
Category: Lead Story, News
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A short work week but no shortage of great new albums to check out! Take your pick from the ten new releases below that we’re excited to listen to this week, and be sure to let me know in the comments if we missed a must-hear.
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