Festival Recap: Hard Day Of The Dead 2014

The party really got going after the sun went down

November 6th, 2014
Mary Bonney
Category: Lead Story, Review
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This past weekend, I experienced my second EDM festival, HARD’s Day of the Dead, at Pomona Fairplex (a change from the festival’s usual spot at Los Angeles State Historic Park), and while my first “rave” experience was a whimsical descent into Wonderland, HARD emphasized the production value and performances rather than atmosphere while showcasing some of the most talented DJs in the world.
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New Album Releases: November 4, 2014

Arca, Calvin Harris, Neil Young, and more!

November 4th, 2014
Kristin Houser
Category: Lead Story, News
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Our first new album release list of November is here! Just a few big name releases made it onto this week’s list as the industry already shows signs of slowing down with the holidays (and end of year lists) approaching, but that doesn’t make me any less excited to check out the ten albums below!
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Show Review: The Airborne Toxic Event @ The Greek

An emotional night of rock under the stars

Mary Bonney
Category: Lead Story, Review
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Last Thursday, The Airborne Toxic Event brought their emotional rock music to the Greek Theatre and along with it came a wealth of gratitude for being able to play a venue so important to the group’s history. Mikel Jollett’s soul was bared the entire night, with the frontman stopping briefly in between songs to praise the audience of diehard fans for their participation and to revel in the excitement of playing the legendary venue.
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Festival Recap: Life is Beautiful 2014

It’s official: I have a new favorite festival!

October 30th, 2014
Lesley Park
Category: Lead Story, Review
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Before I begin what’s likely to become a very long wall of text and pictures, I’ll hit you with the three-sentence summary of my review for those of you who’re looking for the Cliff’s Notes: Move over, Coachella. I have a new favorite festival. It’s taken over the place you previously occupied in my heart, and its name is Life is Beautiful.
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OK Go Releases Video For “I Won’t Let You Down”

In case it’s not already in your Facebook feed…

October 29th, 2014
Gerry Doot
Category: Lead Story, Video
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The kings of the music video are back with a new album and a new video, and unsurprisingly, both are fantastic. 
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New Album Releases: October 28, 2014

Run The Jewels, Taylor Swift, Dillon Francis…

October 28th, 2014
Kristin Houser
Category: Lead Story, News
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Several highly anticipated debuts made the cut this week on our list of notable new album releases, as did a few fresh releases from veteran acts. Check out the full list below, and be sure to let me know in the comments what you’ll be listening to first this week!
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HARD Day Of The Dead Set Times Revealed

App and map released, too!

October 23rd, 2014
Kristin Houser
Category: Lead Story, News
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Less than ten days until HARD Day of the Dead descends upon Pomona’s Fairplex, but eager attendees can start planning their weekends now because the set times for the electronic and hip-hop music festival have been released!
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New Album Releases: October 21, 2014

Cold War Kids, Jessie Ware, Transit, and more!

October 21st, 2014
Kristin Houser
Category: Lead Story, News
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I couldn’t resist including a pair of cover albums on this week’s list of new album releases, but plenty of original material is being released this week as well, including a new album from one of my favorite local rock bands, a couple of heavier offerings, and a few efforts from across the pond. Check out the full list of new album releases below, and be sure to let me know in the comments what you’ll be listening to today!
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Interview With Odesza’s Harrison Mills

EDM duo returning to LA for HARD Day of the Dead

October 17th, 2014
Mary Bonney
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Odesza would have landed in the electronic music spotlight sooner or later. Their dreamy, mesmerizing style pulls from multiple genres — classical, rap, hip hop, and indie to name a few — and the attention to detail in every song distinguishes this Seattle-based duo from the chillwave pack.
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LA Music Blogcast: October 9, 2014

With musical guest Act As If!

October 10th, 2014
Kristin Houser
Category: Lead Story, Video
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Last night’s taping of the LA Music Blogcast included possibly my favorite five seconds in the show’s entire history when cohost Naomi Robin delivered her impression of frequent Blogcaster (and my husband) Mike Houser. Maybe I’m too close to the subject, but her Kentucky accent and fish tank reference had me floored.
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