LA Music Blogcast: Audiophiles Rejoice?

We talk the talk around TIDAL and Record Store Day

April 17th, 2015
David Fisch
Category: Lead Story, News
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Ever feel like your choices in music streaming services are just a bit overwhelming? Well, guess what! You’re about to be introduced to another one! Yay…?
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Interview With The Founders Of Taking Back Tuesday

Nostalgia-fueled community bonds over emo music

Mary Bonney
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In four years of living in Los Angeles only once have I waited in a line that stretched for blocks and not gained entry to an event. I wasn’t trying to make my way into an exclusive club or glamorous movie premiere, and no elusive band was performing (although Blink 182’s Mark Hoppus was DJ-ing). I was trying to attend The Echoplex’s Taking Back Tuesday, aka “Emo Night,” the brainchild of three sad-song-loving adults who wanted to get their friends together and scream their lungs out to music that meant so much to them.
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New Album Releases: April 14, 2015

Plenty to soothe that Coachella Weekend 1 hangover

April 14th, 2015
Lesley Park
Category: Lead Story, News
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Another week, another fresh batch of album releases. We’re seeing a little bit of a slowdown in between both weekends of Coachella, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of new tunes for you to jam to, starting with…
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LA Music Blogcast: Grimes, SXSW, and Blurred Lines

Controversy abounds on the latest episode

April 10th, 2015
David Fisch
Category: Lead Story, News
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We here at LA Music Blog — particularly the Blogcast crew, myself and writer Marcus Slater — were enamored with electronic musician Grimes’ 2012 breakthrough third record, Visions, and while three years is hardly a long gap between LPs, her next album is one of our most highly anticipated right now. While trickles of new material have surfaced, we’ve heard more about the controversy surrounding the new album than the music itself.
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Win Tickets To See The Mountain Goats At The Mayan

Indie folk rockers play LA on June 3rd!

April 7th, 2015
Kristin Houser
Category: Contest, Lead Story
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When you’ve already released 14 full-length studio albums and more than two dozen EPs, singles, and collaborations, including several concept records ranging in theme from alcoholic codependency to organ harvesting colonies on the moon, what’s left to write about? If you’re The Mountain Goats, the answer is obvious: professional wrestling.
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New Album Releases: April 7th, 2015

Albums from Toro y Moi, Matt & Kim, and more!

Anthony Marks
Category: Lead Story, News
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April is a beautiful month. Spring has sprung, people are excited for summer, and artists are releasing new music for summer. Here are some noteworthy new albums being released today. Take a listen, and gear up for the sunshine!
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Premiere: Night Terrors of 1927 Live Video

“Always Take You Back” for At: Guitar Center

Angelica Corona
Category: Lead Story, Video
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LA locals Night Terrors of 1927 recently added their talent to the impressive catalog that is the At: Guitar Center web series. During the mashup of performance and interview, the duo touched on the fluidity and ease that came with writing “Always Take You Back.” The unique sneak peak behind the songwriting process ranged from talk of casual relationships to Patti Smith’s insight on the creative spirit.
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LA Music Blogcast: To Pimp A Butterfly

We take a fierce look at Kendrick Lamar’s latest

April 3rd, 2015
David Fisch
Category: Lead Story, News
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We all thought it was going to be released when they said it was going to be released: March 23rd. But we should’ve known better than to assume that, in this heyday of surprise releases and emotional highs, Kendrick Lamar would stay the course for such a highly anticipated album. The night of March 15th, the aptly named To Pimp A Butterfly, the second major studio album and third overall from the Compton-based rapper, was released, and the world listened intently.
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Festival Review: Burgerama 2015 @ The Observatory

Fourth-year fest boasted top-notch performances

April 2nd, 2015
Jillian Goldfluss
Category: Lead Story, Review
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Tell someone you’re going to Burgerama, and they’ll immediately give you a quizzical, dumbfounded look (picture a dog tilting its head). Follow that with “It’s NOT a festival that commemorates hamburgers,” and they’ll laugh at the implication that they were not the first person to jump to that conclusion. To be clear, Burgerama does, in fact, serve hamburgers, but food isn’t the cornerstone of the weekend-long fest; that would be the celebration of psych rock, grunge, synth, shoegaze, glam, hard rock, garage rock, and anything in between.
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New Album Releases: March 31, 2015

The returns of Godspeed, Sufjan, and much more!

March 31st, 2015
Jay Chirinos
Category: Lead Story, News
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Happy end of March, everybody! We’re going out with a bang this month as today is one of the beefiest days of the year so far for new releases. A whole slew of fantastic acts are dropping long-players on the hungry public this week, so without further ado, here is a selection of the best.
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