The LA Music Blogcast Returns Via TuneIn

Listen to our first podcast on TuneIn now!

December 5th, 2014
David Fisch
Category: Lead Story, News
LA Music Blog and TuneIn

Sound the alarm! The LA Music Blogcast — the official podcast of LA Music Blog — has returned after a short hiatus, just in time to close out a year filled with wildly exciting music news and releases!
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Top 10 Music Videos of 2014

The videos we couldn’t take our eyes off in 2014

December 3rd, 2014
David Fisch
Best music videos of 2014

A lot of attention was given to music videos in 2014, but not in the way you might think. Services such as Vevo and YouTube signed new deals with labels and other publishers to promote new and existing content, and this news kind of overshadowed the actual videos themselves. Let’s not forget, however, that several creative artists did shine through the behind-the-scenes industry dealings to release truly great visual accompaniments to their aural creations.
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Top 10 Singles of 2014

The songs we had on repeat this year!

December 2nd, 2014
Angelica Corona
Top singles of 2014

Bands’ schedules are constant. After the writing, recording, releasing, and supporting of album releases, the cycle doesn’t offer much opportunity for rest for the weary. Once an artist debuts a record, they hit the road, and from that point on, fans get a couple of local shows and an album to play on repeat until we’re blessed by that next taste of what’s to come: the new single!
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New Album Releases: December 2, 2014

Walk The Moon, Wu-Tang Clan, and more!

Kristin Houser
Category: Lead Story, News
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This week’s list of notable new album releases is only seven LPs long and two of those are cover albums. It must be December.
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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
Walk the moon

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
Netsky Live

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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