Win Tickets To See The Mountain Goats at The Mayan

Indie folk favorites hit LA on June 17th!

April 4th, 2014
Kristin Houser
Category: Contest, Lead Story
The Mountain Goats

Since discovering the service, I’ve been on Spotify near constantly while at my desk, but for the past couple of weeks I’ve been falling back in love with my vinyl collection. One album that I’d almost forgotten I owned but that I’ve listened to a half-dozen times since rediscovering it is The Mountain Goat’s 2002 effort Tallahassee.
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LA Music Blogcast: April 3, 2014

With more from Kiven!

Kristin Houser
Category: Lead Story, Video
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Last night marked only the second time we’ve had a repeat guest on the LA Music Blogcast, but with everything local act Kiven has going on, I think they could take up a monthly residency with us and always have something new and exciting to talk about. This time around? Their recent trip to SXSW and current residency at Hemingway’s, which LA Music Blog is presenting the fourth night of on April 23rd!
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LA Music Blog Presents: Lawrence Rothman!

2nd residency date at The Bootleg Theatre on 4/14

Kristin Houser
Category: Lead Story, News
Lawrence Rothman

As expected, my ongoing list of artists I need to check out tripled in length after I read Twila and Tim’s coverage of this year’s SXSW. With so many performers from across the globe packed into one city, I had no doubt my two fellow LAmb writers would find some previously undiscovered talent. What I didn’t expect was that one of the highlights of that list of highlights would be an LA local: Lawrence Rothman.
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New Album Releases: April 1, 2014

Band of Skulls, RAC, Thievery Corporation, & more!

April 1st, 2014
Kristin Houser
Category: Lead Story, News
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Happy April, everyone! We have ten new album releases that we think you’ll enjoy listed below, so check those out and be sure to let me know in the comments what you’ll be listening to today. No foolin’.
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April’s Best Rock Shows In LA

Rock rules LA with Golden Gods + Rainbow birthday

March 31st, 2014
Paige Montgomery
Category: Lead Story, News
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Need some suggestions for where to rock out this month? LA’s got you more than covered with twenty shows topping the list this April.
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LA Music Blogcast: March 27, 2014

The guys talk Lollapalooza, Wu-Tang, and more!

March 28th, 2014
Kristin Houser
Category: Lead Story, Video
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Are you as excited as I am that it’s Friday? While my usual weekend of couch napping and dog cuddling is going to be eschewed for a far more social one (going-away party tonight, a visit with an old friend tomorrow, and a sure-to-be-fabulous housewarming brunch on Sunday), last night was all about the music with our LA Music Blogcast hosts David Fisch, Mikiel Houser, and Marcus Slater dishing out the goods from the TradioV studio!
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2014 Lollapalooza Lineup Announced!!

Get ready, Chicago. August brings musical bliss!

March 27th, 2014
Angelica Corona
Category: Lead Story, News
Lollapalooza

Holy crap, it seems that all the buzz bands of 2013 and 2014 have decided they want to visit Chicago this summer. Well done, Lollapalooza. Aside from having a great name, you now have one of the most exciting lineups amongst an overpopulated festival culture.
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CLOSED-Win Tickets to See Mindless Self Indulgence

LA Music Blog presents MSI at HOB on April 15th

March 25th, 2014
Kristin Houser
Category: Contest, Lead Story
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I first heard of genre-bending act Mindless Self Indulgence through my music-loving younger brother way back in the ’90s, and here I am over a decade later excited to announce that LA Music Blog is presenting the group’s show at House of Blues Sunset on April 15th! If my little bro didn’t think I was cool before, this should earn me some serious cred. Or at the very least an approving nod come Thanksgiving.
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A Week in Austin, TX: Another Look at SXSW 2014

A ridiculous recap and pseudo-survival guide

Tim Wut
Category: Lead Story, Review
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I admit it’s been a crazy long time since I’ve last blogged about music and my accumulated rust is showing with my inability to dive right into this recap. However, I do wonder how something like SXSW can really be summarized, topped with a nice tidy bow. But writer’s block and procrastination be damned, I have a story to tell.

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New Album Releases: March 25, 2014

Sleeper Agent, The Colourist, Liars, & more!

Kristin Houser
Category: Lead Story, News
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The best day of the week for music lovers is here again (every seven days like clockwork, right?), and we’ve assembled the ten albums you just don’t want to miss out on today. Check ‘em out below, and be sure to let me know in the comments what you’re loving, hating, or feeling a general indifference toward.
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