LA Music Blogcast: The Fontaines

Local “new-wop” group chats and performs!

July 17th, 2015
David Fisch
Category: Lead Story, News
The Fontaines

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’ve played their music many times on this program, and with track names like “Paul Newman” and “Dustin Hoffman” and “Cate Blanchett” — i.e, famous people — you really couldn’t have missed them.
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Review: The Chemical Brothers – Born In The Echoes

A long-awaited new release from big-beat legends

July 16th, 2015
Lesley Park
Category: Lead Story, Review
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Few acts have a knack for producing consistently stellar albums over the course of two-plus decades, but Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons, AKA The Chemical Brothers, can undoubtedly be counted among them. Throughout their seven-album history, they’ve produced some of the most enduring electronic anthems of all time, ranging from the luscious dreamscapes of “Star Guitar” to the brash explosiveness of “Galvanize.” Perhaps most impressively, their songs have a proven track record of holding up stupidly well against the test of time.
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Echo Park Rising Announces 2015 Lineup

See Hanni El Khatib, Deap Vally, and more for free

July 15th, 2015
Kristin Houser
Category: Lead Story, News
Echo Park Rising

Next month 10,000 fans will descend upon the Echo Park neighborhood for the fifth annual Echo Park Rising outdoor music fest, and today the organizers gave those eager fans a glimpse into this year’s lineup, which features several LA Music Blog favorites!
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Show Review: Death Cab For Cutie @ Hollywood Bowl

Washington-based indie favorites hit The Bowl

David Fisch
Category: Lead Story, Review
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It’s rare for me to see a group or artist that performs better live than they do on their studio recordings. Well, okay, maybe that does happen fairly regularly, but what I mean is that it’s rare when, after a group or artist has released numerous studio albums of which I can really only claim to love maybe one or two, they can take songs from albums I didn’t really care for and make them better right before my eyes. I see the group perform the songs I’m on the fence about or not too familiar with, and they become exponentially better alongside the songs I already love.
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New Album Releases: July 10, 2015

An eclectic mix of indie, pop, and hip hop!

July 10th, 2015
Winnie Fan
Category: Lead Story, News
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Today marks the first-ever iteration of a global album release day. More than 45 countries are taking part in this “New Music Friday” as a way to unify album release dates, so here’s to all the artists that are commemorating the occasion with new albums today!
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LA Music Blogcast: The Cerny Brothers

Americana-rock group stops by the studio!

David Fisch
Category: Lead Story, News
The cerny brothers

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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It would take me getting really, really sick and possibly dying to completely miss a podcast recording, but unfortunately, such a sickness befell me when The Cerny Brothers were scheduled to guest on the LA Music Blogcast. In my stead, writer/co-host Marcus Slater took over hosting duties and interviewed the LA-by-way-of-Illinois-based Americana-rock group alongside musician/co-host Naomi Robin.
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Interview With The Bird And The Bee’s Inara George

Catch the duo at the Ace Hotel on Sunday!

July 8th, 2015
Melissa Karlin
Bird and the Bee

In May I had the opportunity to see The Bird and The Bee at the Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, which was the LA-based duo’s first show together in five years. With a new album, Recreational Love, out July 17th and a show at LA’s Ace Hotel this Sunday, July 12th, I caught up with one half of the project, Inara George (the other half being producer extraordinaire Greg Kurstin) to discuss the new album, get details on the upcoming show, and defend Los Angeles from the haters.
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New Album Releases: June 30, 2015

A great week for lovers of rock!

June 30th, 2015
Mary Bonney
Category: Lead Story, News
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While some impressive R&B releases are dropping this week, most of the albums below fall on the rock spectrum, blending one of the most popular music genres with folk, indie, and pop. So if you’re a fan of rock music, read on to see what some stand-bys (and new favorites) have in store for listeners this week!
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LA Music Blogcast: The Best Of 2015 (So Far)

We list our favorites from the year’s first half!

June 26th, 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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A few truths exist at this point in time: Rick Ross has been arrested for kidnapping and pistol-whipping someone, Taylor Swift handles Apple better than Jay-Z handles TIDAL, and we’re already done with the first half of 2015. It’s hard to believe the year is half-over, but looking back, we might already have one of the best years in music on record, from the industry news to the releases themselves.
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Show Review: Ed Sheeran @ Hollywood Bowl

Sold-out world tour brings mesmerizing show to LA

June 25th, 2015
Mary Bonney
Category: Lead Story, Review
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Everyone loves Ed Sheeran. I knew the world-famous pop rock star had universal appeal, but it wasn’t until I sat in the sold-out audience at the massive Hollywood Bowl last night that I realized why. I am now one of the millions of people across the globe this incredibly talented, hardworking star has impressed with his unbelievable one-man-band live show.
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