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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Festival Recap: FYF 2014

Lines versus lineups

August 29th, 2014
Angelica Corona
Category: Lead Story, Review
FYF Fest 2014 lead

Clear skies, the promise of a killer lineup, and a new location. FYF had a lot of promise this past weekend, but as with any major change (like a venue move), there were bound to be hiccups, and hiccups there were.
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LA Music Blogcast: August 28, 2014

With musical guests Grizfolk!

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

Last night marked the lovely Naomi Robin’s first show in the co-host chair across from David Fisch, and with Marcus Slater rounding up the lineup, our hosting team was in pique form! During the show they offered up their takes on the weekend’s VMAs, shared the news that The Purple One is back with new music, and even sang some of their favorite new releases!
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New Music: Marc E. Bassy – “Fairfax Interlude”

LA singer/rapper premieres kickback anthem

August 27th, 2014
Marcus Slater
Category: Lead Story, News
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Hey, Los Angeles R&B/hip-hop lovers! I come to you with an offering, a brief respite from the inescapable Chris Brown, Drake, Nikki Minaj, Top 40, payolalicious assault on your senses. Marc E. Bassy is a fresh voice and one of LA’s own. He can rap and sing well, which, frankly, puts him head and shoulders above the many folks with record deals who can’t do either particularly well.
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Soundgarden & Nine Inch Nails @ Hollywood Bowl

An epic evening of rock in Los Angeles

August 26th, 2014
Gerry Doot
Category: Lead Story, Review
Nine Inch Nails

Before I get too deep into this, let me just say that while both bands were great, Nine Inch Nails put on one of the top five performance I have ever seen. This was my first NIN show, and I am so mad at myself for never having shelled out the money for a ticket (which ain’t cheap) to one of their shows before. The group takes the concert experience to the next level of showmanship and intensity, and with Soundgarden sharing the stage, last night was one epic evening of rock at the Hollywood Bowl.
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