New Album Releases: February 10, 2015

I hereby dub this week the week of folk

February 10th, 2015
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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Interview With Jared Monaco Of The Maine

After months of silence, new album & tour coming!

February 9th, 2015
Mary Bonney
The Maine

One of my favorite pop-rock bands, The Maine, has spent the past few months completely off the grid. The Arizona-based quintet had previously gone quiet prior to dropping their independently-released albums Pioneer and Forever Halloween, so it should come as no surprise to fans that this radio silence has been broken with the announcement of The Maine’s fifth studio album, American Candy.
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LA Music Blogcast: Charming Liars

LA rockers chat music, male appendages, and more!

February 6th, 2015
David Fisch
Category: Lead Story, News
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For those of you following our Blogcast journey, we’re now at the wonderful TuneIn Studios in Venice, CA, and in our time there, we haven’t had on a musical guest – practically a staple of our program since the get-go. That all changes this week, when we introduce to you our first guests on the show for both the year and for our tenure at TuneIn, Charming Liars!
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Lightning in a Bottle 2015 Lineup Released!

It’s. So. BEAUTIFUL!

February 5th, 2015
Lesley Park
Category: Lead Story, News
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Um, wow, Lightning in a Bottle. Just wow.
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New Album Releases: February 3, 2015

Kid Ink, Murder By Death, Butch Walker, and more!

February 3rd, 2015
Marcus Slater
Category: Lead Story, News
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Rock is on the radar this week! New releases from Title Fight, Butch Walker, and All We Are are just a few of the albums worth listening to this week if you’re ear hungry for guitars. While this week’s releases are pretty heavy on the rock side of things, my personal favorite is a record from house music legend John Tejada. It’s an embarassment of riches folks. Dig in.
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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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New Album Releases: January 27, 2015

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

January 27th, 2015
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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