Album Review: Jungle – Self-Titled

A shoo-in for 2014′s top albums of the year lists!

July 8th, 2014
Gerry Doot
Category: Lead Story, Review
Jungle

When Jungle’s debut EP was released late last year, it was clear the group was something special. Featuring simple but groovy rhythms that bounce from track to track and layers thicker than the crust of the Earth, each song on the EP is an instant dance party.
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New Album Releases: July 8, 2014

Sia, Borgore, French Style Furs, & more!

Kristin Houser
Category: Lead Story, News
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Happy Tuesday! Check out the new album releases we’re most excited about this week below, and be sure to let me know in the comments what you’re listening to today!
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LA Music Blogcast: July 3, 2014

With guest Lawrence Rothman!

July 4th, 2014
Kristin Houser
Category: Lead Story, Video
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With a three-day weekend on the horizon, our LA Music Blogcast hosting crew — David Fisch, Mikiel Houser, Marcus Slater, and Lesley Park — gathered at TradioV last night for the first episode of July. On the agenda? Analysis of Death Grips’ sudden break-up (of course), a recounting of the week’s new album releases, and an insightful interview with local electronic artist Lawrence Rothman.
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Show Review: Robyn and Royksopp @ Hollywood Bowl

Serious value for money at the Hollywood Bowl

July 3rd, 2014
Jay Chirinos
Category: Lead Story, Review
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In one corner you have Robyn, the Swedish pop star who shunned major label support to create her own brand of electro-pop, only for the world to sit up and take notice anyway. In the other corner you have Röyksopp, the shape-shifting Norwegian electronic duo that can now boast over a decade in the limelight since the release of their debut album, Melody A.M.

Do you go for a) Robyn, b) Röyksopp, or c) Both? At the Hollywood Bowl on Sunday a sellout crowd was treated to a massive dance party (on a school night!) that gave us the best possible value for our money, which was option d) All of the above.
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Win Tickets to See Foxy Shazam At El Rey Theatre!

The most bizarre and amazing band to see this year

July 1st, 2014
Gerry Doot
Category: Contest, Lead Story
Foxy Shazam

Foxy Shazam is one of the most amazing and bizarre acts I have ever seen live. When they first started releasing music, I would describe them to friends as a combination of My Chemical Romance and Billy Joel in a dog pile at the circus. I still don’t think I was far off.
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New Album Releases: July 1, 2014

Dot Hacker, Air Dubai, Matthewdavid, & more!

Kristin Houser
Category: Lead Story, News
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We’re officially done with June gloom, Los Angeles, so now nothing stands between you and the perfect summer but choosing the right soundtrack. Lots of new music releases to test out below, so prepare for a long Fourth of July weekend by giving these LPs a listen and letting me know your favorites in the comments.
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Recap: Vans Warped Tour 2014 @ Pomona Fairplex

Rocking out at the legendary summer festival!

June 27th, 2014
Mary Bonney
Category: Lead Story, Review
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Happy fourth year anniversary, LAmb readers! Every summer, my favorite music festival reminds me how much I love living in Los Angeles and getting a chance to share the incredible music scene with our readers! This year, I’m bringing some awesome interviews back with me from the Pomona Fairplex. Check out the video below and read on as I share the sights and sounds of this year’s twentieth Warped Tour, sponsored by Kia and presented by Journeys.
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LA Music Blogcast: June 26, 2014

LAmb OG Mary Bonney stops by the show!

Kristin Houser
Category: Lead Story, Video
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Last night our usual hosting crew of David Fisch, Mikiel Houser, and Marcus Slater was joined by a Blogcast noob but LA Music Blog vet, Mary Bonney! Our resident pop-punk expert was onsite at the TradioV studio to recount her experience at last week’s Warped Tour and to contribute to the team’s discussion of the best albums of 2014 (so far).
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Life is Beautiful 2014 Lineup Announced!

Music, food, Cirque du Soleil… Need I say more?

June 26th, 2014
Lesley Park
Category: Lead Story, News
Life Is Beautiful 2014

Since last year’s inaugural Life is Beautiful Festival in Las Vegas – easily one of my favorite events of 2013 — I’ve been eagerly awaiting news of the 2014 iteration. The announcement that the festival had expanded to three days was the first hint of big things to come. Months passed until finally, this week, the long-awaited lineup was announced.
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Sunset Strip Music Festival Lineup Announced!

Headliners Jane’s Addiction to be honored at fest

June 24th, 2014
Angelica Corona
Category: Lead Story, News
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Sunset Strip Music Festival has become an end-of-summer staple in LA, and the 2014 lineup has now been announced! After honoring Joan Jett in 2013, the Elmer Valentine Award honoree for 2014 will be LA rockers Jane’s Addiction. In addition to being honored, the band will headline the first day of the festival.
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