Top 50 Albums of 2014

Our favorites from the past year of music…

December 1st, 2014
Kristin Houser
Top 50

With the beginning of December comes the inevitable refection on the past year of music, and this year, the LA Music Blogcast crew may have assembled our most eclectic “Best of” list yet. With so many independent and lesser-known artists putting out music worthy of being considered amongst the best of the year, our writers’ individual lists ending up comprising over 170 albums. Consensus on a Top 50 wasn’t easy to come by in 2014, but like Michael Scott himself, somehow we managed.
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New Album Releases: November 25, 2014

Rick Ross, Circa Survive, and more!

November 25th, 2014
Kristin Houser
Category: Lead Story, News
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The short workweek (yay!) is being balanced out by a short list of new album releases (boo!), but despite the Thanksgiving holiday, the artists below decided to release new albums today, and for that, we can be thankful. Check out this week’s truncated list of new album releases, and let me know in the comments what you’ll be listening to first!
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Interview With WALK THE MOON

Band talks inspirations, new album, and Nerd Rope

November 24th, 2014
Christine Perez
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When WALK THE MOON announced the release date for their sophomore album and supporting tour dates back in September, their social media world stopped or exploded or changed in some capacity. Fans from all over the world tuned in to Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter to witness the band’s next move in the musicscape.
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Show Preview: Netsky @ El Rey Theatre

Pre-Thanksgiving D&B face-melt? Yes, please!

November 18th, 2014
Lesley Park
Category: Lead Story, News
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With the explosion of dubstep and trap, it’s been annoyingly difficult to hear good ol’ unadulterated drum and bass around these parts lately. All that’s going to change next Tuesday, November 25th, when Belgian producer Netsky (pronounced net-sky) brings his signature blend of funkadelic liquid D&B to El Rey Theatre for Netsky LIVE!
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New Album Releases: November 18, 2014

TV On The Radio, Ariel Pink, Andy Stott, and more!

Kristin Houser
Category: Lead Story, News
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We’re more than halfway through November now, which means the holidays are just on the horizon. For music fans, this means a dearth of quality releases as soundtracks, holiday albums, and other such nonsense take over the new release lists. Fortunately, we aren’t there quite yet, and I’m willing to bet you can find something to like on our list of the week’s notable releases below. Let me know in the comments if I’m right!
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Show Review: Run The Jewels @ The Echoplex

Rap duo explodes LA with guest spots and more

November 17th, 2014
David Fisch
Category: Lead Story, Review
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Peanut butter and jelly. Protons and electrons. El-P and Killer Mike. I have no doubt that the hip-hop collaboration known as Run The Jewels was simply meant to be.
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LA Music Blog Premiere: Valley Queen – “Carnival”

LAMB faves release new video for latest single

Angelica Corona
Category: Lead Story, Video
Valley Queen

Valley Queen brought ethereal bliss to our LA Music Blogcast back in August. During their visit, we not only got to know about the group’s roots, inspirations, and plans for the future, we also got an intimate, 2-song performance, and though space was tight, their soft harmonies and acoustic setup filled the room with melodious perfection that blew hosts Naomi and Mike away.
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New Album Releases: November 11, 2014

Foo Fighters, Röyksopp, Damien Rice, and more!

November 11th, 2014
Kristin Houser
Category: Lead Story, News
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Happy Veteran’s Day, America! Be sure to thank your military friends, co-workers, and family for their service today, then listen to some new music. Might we suggest you start with the ten albums below? These are the releases we’re most excited to check out today. Be sure to leave your sugggestions in the comments!
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Almost Acoustic Christmas Lineup Announced!

25th year of LA’s best show may be the best ever!

November 10th, 2014
Gerry Doot
Category: Lead Story, News
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It’s almost hard to believe that KROQ is throwing its 25th Almost Acoustic Christmas. What’s even harder to take in is the lineup for the epic show at The Forum. Apparently when you throw a 25th anniversary party for something, it’s a big deal.
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Festival Recap: Hard Day Of The Dead 2014

The party really got going after the sun went down

November 6th, 2014
Mary Bonney
Category: Lead Story, Review
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This past weekend, I experienced my second EDM festival, HARD’s Day of the Dead, at Pomona Fairplex (a change from the festival’s usual spot at Los Angeles State Historic Park), and while my first “rave” experience was a whimsical descent into Wonderland, HARD emphasized the production value and performances rather than atmosphere while showcasing some of the most talented DJs in the world.
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