LA Music Blogcast: The Singer and The Songwriter

Smooth, jazzy folk duo stops by to chat/perform!

June 12th, 2015
David Fisch
Category: Lead Story, News
The Singer and The Songwriter

The LA Music Blogcast — the official podcast of LA Music Blog — posts on the Blog every Friday. If there are any musical topics or questions that you would like to hear us talk about on future episodes – and likely have them answered by musical guests and industry professionals – please let us know by leaving a comment below or on our Facebook and tweeting us on Twitter with #LAmbCast.

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What a difference including the word “the” within your search term makes because simply Googling “Singer and Songwriter” returns page upon page of artists that fall into that category. Searching for “THE Singer and THE Songwriter,” however, will lead you to Rachel and Thu, a dynamic local duo that makes music that is wonderfully mature, jazzy, and silky smooth.
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Review: Sufjan Stevens @ Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

The mercurial singer-songwriter comes to LA

June 10th, 2015
Jay Chirinos
Category: Lead Story, Review
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Covering music for LA Music Blog has taken me to many unusual and wonderful places this year to hear a wide range of music, from doom metal to modern jazz to deeply unusual electronica. And yet occasionally I’m still blown away by the simplicity of one person with a guitar. Of course, the sprawling discography of Sufjan Stevens is a little more complex than that, but this year’s breathtaking Carrie & Lowell definitely marked a return to a more stripped-down sound, with the album’s strength lying in its depth rather than its breadth.
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New Album Releases: June 9, 2015

New albums from HoneyHoney and other cool bands!

June 9th, 2015
Anthony Marks
Category: Lead Story, News
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June seems to be a popular month for album releases, with such big-name acts as Of Monsters and Men, Morgan Page, and Muse deciding to release albums today, June 9th. In addition, many bands I’ve never heard of have decided to release albums today, and after researching, I’ve decided that these 10 are some of my favorites. Listen to something unfamiliar today and support new music!
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LA Music Blogcast: Are Songs Getting Dumber?

The Blogcast crew is intrigued by a recent study

June 5th, 2015
David Fisch
Category: Lead Story, News
Song intelligence

The LA Music Blogcast — the official podcast of LA Music Blog — posts on the Blog every Friday. If there are any musical topics or questions that you would like to hear us talk about on future episodes – and likely have them answered by musical guests and industry professionals – please let us know by leaving a comment below or on our Facebook and tweeting us on Twitter with #LAmbCast.

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We typically try to cover a variety of recent music news or articles that are circulating the web-o-sphere and present it to you guys in one hour-long podcast and in some kind of organized fashion (because we have fashion sense…). However, some topics hit us in such a way that we really just have to sit down with our mics up front and talk about them for a half-hour to get them out of our systems. This is one of those topics.
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New Album Releases: June 2, 2015

Jamie XX, Florence And The Machine, and many more!

June 2nd, 2015
Jay Chirinos
Category: Lead Story, News
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It’s another strong week for album releases, and we have quite the mix to choose from — debuts of the much-hyped and the under-the-radar type, the return of a couple of extremely popular live acts, the latest album from a guy who has released so many we’ve simply stopped counting — so let’s take a good look at the latest long-players available for your listening pleasure.
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LA Music Blogcast: Kiven – Round 3

The third visit from the LA-based rock quartet

May 29th, 2015
David Fisch
Category: Lead Story, News
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The LA Music Blogcast — the official podcast of LA Music Blog — posts on the Blog every Friday. If there are any musical topics or questions that you would like to hear us talk about on future episodes – and likely have them answered by musical guests and industry professionals – please let us know by leaving a comment below or on our Facebook and tweeting us on Twitter with #LAmbCast.

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For those of you who’ve followed us on the Blog since at least last year, the name Kiven (pronounced KEY-ven) should be familiar as we’ve talked your ear off about them since their initial appearance as Blogcast guests back in March of that year. But even if you’re just joining us now, the thrill of hearing that name should be the same. Kiven is the hardest rocking LA-based band of the moment, and after you listen to this week’s interview and exclusive performance with the band, they will most definitely be on your radar in the future.
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Win Tickets To See Ibeyi At The Mayan Theater

French-Cuban twins return to LA on Sept. 18th!

Kristin Houser
Category: Contest, Lead Story
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Bummed that you didn’t get a chance to catch Ibeyi during their sold-out run of North American tour dates back in April? Turn that frown upside down because the ladies are returning to the States in September, and we’re giving you a chance to win a pair of tickets to their 9/18 show at The Mayan Theater!
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The Weeknd Releases Music Video For “The Hills”

Guess what? It’s sexy.

May 27th, 2015
Kristin Houser
Category: Lead Story, Video
The Weeknd

Need a little somethin’ somethin’ to tide you over until the release of The Weeknd’s new album later this year? How about a new music video for a song about a girl getting a little somethin’ somethin’ on the side?
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New Album Releases: May 26, 2015

New music from Alesso, Two Sheds, and more!

May 26th, 2015
Melissa Karlin
Category: Lead Story, News
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This week we’ve got new releases from a couple of LA-based bands, Made In Heights and Two Sheds, some good ‘ol fashioned Americana from Little Wings, and a bunch of experimental efforts and albums leaning towards jazz and classical. In other words, it’s a great week for music!
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LA Music Blogcast: Coachella Wrap-Up and RSD 2015

The Blogcast crew attempts to wrap-up April

May 22nd, 2015
David Fisch
Category: Lead Story, News
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The LA Music Blogcast — the official podcast of LA Music Blog — posts on the Blog every Friday. If there are any musical topics or questions that you would like to hear us talk about on future episodes – and likely have them answered by musical guests and industry professionals – please let us know by leaving a comment below or on our Facebook and tweeting us on Twitter with #LAmbCast.

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WE KNOW. Coachella 2015 is over for most, save for the people that just want to re-live the sets that did not include Drake or Madonna (we feel that is most of you out there). We’re moving on into summer fests like FYF and Splash House, but that doesn’t mean we can’t take one last listen to what Coachella brought to us here at the Blog.
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