LA Music Blogcast: Oscars 2015 & TV Movie Shlock

We chat about movie music — for better or worse

January 30th, 2015
David Fisch
Category: Lead Story, News
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With Oscar season in full swing and seeing as how we are a music blog, we must consider music and the movies — both for the silver screen and the small screen (though mostly for the silver screen).
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Win Tickets To See Hundred Waters At El Rey!

Experimental indie-folk act hits LA on February 13

Kristin Houser
Category: Contest, Lead Story
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Indie-folk quartet Hundred Waters was one of my favorite discoveries of 2014, but they still haven’t gotten the kind of mainstream success I would have predicted. Their music is soothing but not sleepy, complex but not convoluted, the perfect balance between accessible pop and creative experimentation, and I just haven’t been able to get enough of it.
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LAmb Presents Theophilus London At The Echoplex

Feel the Vibes with Theophilus London on March 2nd

January 27th, 2015
Jeanette Hernandez
Category: Contest, Lead Story
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If I said the words “Trinidad,” “Lovers Holiday,” and “Vibes,” could you guess who I was thinking about? If you guessed Theophilus London, you’d be right! The Trinidadian-born, Brooklyn-based rapper/singer is swinging into LA for a performance at The Echoplex on March 2nd, and LA Music Blog is very excited to be presenting the show!
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New Album Releases: January 27, 2015

The Lone Bellow, a couple of Jamies, & much more!

Jay Chirinos
Category: Lead Story, News
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We missed last week’s biggest release, simply because until Tuesday afternoon it wasn’t on any release schedule (welcome back, Bjork!). Hopefully we’ve got everything covered this week, with a wealth of releases at the end of what has been a very strong January.
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Blink-182 To Headline Musink Without Tom DeLonge

Is this the end for the pop-punk legends?

January 26th, 2015
Kristin Houser
Category: Lead Story, News
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For fans of tattoos and punk music (like yours truly), it really doesn’t get much better than SoCal spring staple Musink. The weekend-long festival will be returning to the OC Fair & Events Center in Costa Mesa, CA on March 20th-22nd, and this morning, the festival’s impressive lineup of musical acts for 2015 was announced.
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Interview with Jade Puget (of XTRMST and AFI)

Punk legend talks new project and SoCal shows

Gerry Doot
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The song catalog of my first band in junior high was comprised of about 50% Misfits covers, about one each from Blink 182 and The Offspring, two originals, and a handful of AFI covers. That band sucked, but it changed my life musically. It gave me a glimpse into the world of punk rock.
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LA Music Blogcast: Pianos & Personals & PJ Harvey

Declining sales and dating tales on this episode!

January 23rd, 2015
David Fisch
Category: Lead Story, News
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While no music topic (at the time of recording) could top the announcement of the Coachella 2015 lineup, the Blogcast crew managed to sit down at TuneIn Studios in Venice to talk about that and much more, including their love for music (a music dating site was even discussed, and our hosts subsequently joined it during recording).
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Bjork Releases Vulnicura Via iTunes!

Album leak prompts early digital release

January 20th, 2015
Kristin Houser
Category: Lead Story, News
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Well, that didn’t take long! Just last week Bj√∂rk revealed plans for a new album, Vulnicura, and today it is available for download on iTunes!
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New Album Releases: January 20, 2015

Above and Beyond, Belle & Sebastian and more!

Twila Grissom
Category: Lead Story, News
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Happy new year, LAmb readers! This week’s list of notable new album releases includes some blasts from the past in addition to one of my personally most anticipated albums. Check it out and be sure to let me know in the comments if I missed one of your favorite releases of the day.
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LA Music Blogcast: Live Shows and Antics

The Blogcast enters 2015 with some exciting news!

January 16th, 2015
David Fisch
Category: Lead Story, News
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Happy New Year, everybody! We had a blast in 2014. The Blogcast crew discussed many a music topic, and we were joined in the studio by some awesome acts with exciting things to talk about and excellent music to play. Now that 2014 is over, we’re looking forward to what’s in store for 2015.
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