New Album Releases: April 15, 2016

Find your new favorite genre in this wide variety

April 15th, 2016
Kimberly Quitzon
Category: Lead Story, News
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This week is all about fresh variety, with both new sounds and familiar faces. From Santana to Musiq Soulchild and everyone in between, the albums out today are nothing less than amazing and unique. Whether you are looking for soulful country or straight-up trap rap, this is where you’ll find it.
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Five LA Acts To Check Out At Coachella ’16!

Think local, LA!

Ashlee Burke
LA acts at Coachella

Los Angeles never has a shortage of the following: kale, Uggs, traffic, and talented musicians. As Hollywood is preparing to descend upon Indio for the annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival this weekend at the Empire Polo Club (headliners for 2016 including Sia, Ellie Goulding, Calvin Harris, Guns N’ Roses, and even Ice Cube), I wanted to shine a spotlight on some of the local Los Angeles artists who will be making the trek to the Indio Valley alongside the heavy hitters.
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Coachella Weekend One Set Times Released!

Sia and Lido and CHVRCHES, OH MY!

April 13th, 2016
Ashlee Burke
Category: Lead Story, News

While I don’t have any future bridal plans, I now feel like I can safely say that I fully understand what every bride goes through planning that magical day. Getting ready for my first Coachella, I have been looking up makeup tutorials, signed up for a clothing rental box, went on a diet, and have been texting my writing partner in crime all day/everyday about our Coachella plans. So this morning when the set times for Weekend One were released, it was like the bridal party to my Coachella addled brain!
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Win Tickets To See Gin Wigmore At El Rey Theatre

Think her name’s intoxicating? Just hear her sing.

April 11th, 2016
Lindsey Shay
Category: Contest, Lead Story

With a sound almost paradoxically coarse yet smooth (not unlike the libation linked to her moniker), Gin Wigmore’s voice is not one you’re likely to forget. The Kiwi songstress, now a local Angeleno, has been blending pop, soul, blues, and down-and-dirty rock & roll into a musical smoothie all her own since beating 11,000 other songwriters in the US-based International Songwriting Contest at the ripe age of sixteen! The first-place tune, an aching acoustic ballad titled “Hallelujah,” was one of the first songs Wigmore had ever written, alluding to a promising future for the young musician.
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New Album Releases: April 8, 2016

Indie lovers rejoice over today’s new releases

April 8th, 2016
Jillian Goldfluss
Category: Lead Story, News
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It’s a huge week for fans of indie and alternative music, as today offers a slate of new releases that spans the entire spectrum of indie subgenres. Ranging from M83’s spacey synth to The Lumineers’ signature pop-folk, there are plenty of nuanced options to keep your musical appetite satiated.
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An Evening With Counselor Claude VonStroke

The head of Dirtybird Records talks 2016 Campout

April 4th, 2016
Ashlee Burke
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In the winding streets and maze of one ways of downtown LA, a little nest was built at The Well Salon and Store in the form of a pop-up store for Dirtybird Records merchandise. The head of the funky label, Barclay Crenshaw (aka Claude VonStroke) was there celebrating the previous day’s release of his new EP, The Rain Break.
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New Album Releases: April 1, 2016

No fooling around here. Check out new music!

April 1st, 2016
Mary Bonney
Category: Lead Story, News
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It may be April Fools’ Day, but we aren’t kidding when we say there are some solid albums being released today! Several well-established bands are adding to their discographies, and from punk pop to synthpop to alt rock, there’s something for everyone.
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Win Tickets To See Paul Simon At Hollywood Bowl

Living legend hits Hollywood on June 1st!

March 31st, 2016
Kristin Houser
Category: Contest, Lead Story
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A dream of mine came true when I got the opportunity to see Paul Simon perform at The Forum back in 2014. He was co-headlining a tour with Sting, and the two split the spotlight for the night, sharing the stage for an enthusiastic crowd that had spent the last few decades falling in love the music of the two living legends.
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Show Review: Smashing Pumpkins @ Ace Hotel

A sold-out “intimate” evening, with surprises

March 30th, 2016
David Fisch
Category: Lead Story, Review
Smashing Pumpkins Ace Hotel

What more really needs to be said about the Smashing Pumpkins, one of the greatest rock bands of the ’90s? Nothing really, other than the fact that they can still surprise.
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FYF Fest Reveals 2016 Lineup!

Kendrick Lamar & LCD Soundsystem to headline

March 29th, 2016
Kristin Houser
Category: Lead Story, News
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Summers in Los Angeles just wouldn’t be the same without FYF Fest. For a dozen years, the weekend-long music festival has helped Angelenos cope with the end of the summer season, and this year’s lineup boasts the same mix of legendary headliners and on-the-rise newcomers we’ve come to expect from FYF.
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