Top 5 Beatles Soul Covers

Taking the Beatles to a whole different level!

April 18th, 2014
Gerry Doot
Category: News, Staff Pick
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It might come as a shocker to you that a music blogger is a Beatles fan. No? OK, moving on…
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Budweiser Made in America Fest Taps LA

JAY Z brings Philly’s Labor Day festival to DTLA

Marni Epstein
Category: News
Made in America

Think two weekends of Coachella is a big deal? How about one festival happening at the same time on two coasts? That’s what the Budweiser Made in America festival has planned for this summer. Los Angeles and Philadelphia — can you even handle it?
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Swans Unleash “Oxygen”

Track is latest preview of To Be Kind

April 17th, 2014
Jay Chirinos
Category: News
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Last time we heard from the veteran experimental rockers Swans was on 2012′s The Seer, a two-hour behemoth that was also one of the decade’s most overwhelming and ambitious albums so far. If you haven’t given that a listen, you should know it comes with the highest recommendation, albeit with the caveat that it is a difficult thing to swallow whole. Judging by the new songs previewed so far, Michael Gira’s band is not even considering easing off on the intensity level.
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You Me At Six Postpone Tour

Dates rescheduled for September

April 16th, 2014
Mary Bonney
Category: News
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You Me At Six’s lead vocalist Josh Franceschi has always blown me away with his soaring vocals, which perfectly complement the upbeat, lush instrumentation of his band’s infectiously upbeat songs. Unfortunately, it looks like Franceschi has been pushing his voice a little too hard as You Me At Six just announced they will postponed their North American tour due to Franceschi’s “vocal exhaustion.”
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The Greek Theatre Launches Shuttle Service

Traffic solution for 2014 season

Twila Grissom
Category: Lead Story, News
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If you’ve ever been to The Greek Theatre, you know that it’s one of the most beautiful outdoor venues in Los Angeles. You also know that the 5,900-capacity venue can cause quite the traffic jam, both before and after shows. Well, we have good news for you! The Greek Theatre has launched a new off-site parking/shuttle service for the 2014 season!
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The Downtown Fiction Release “Kiss My Friends”

Tour with You Me At Six postponed until September

Mary Bonney
Category: News
The Downtown Fiction

I have been a fan of The Downtown Fiction’s frontman Cameron Leahy for years. Growing up in Northern Virginia, the local music scene was centralized in nearby Washington, D.C., but a handful of bands rose above the suburban noise, including Leahy’s first pop-punk band, Suburban Riot. I remember watching the charismatic singer in his early teens command the attention of a packed community center, and years later, Leahy and his band The Downtown Fiction are making pop-punk music perfect for upbeat summertime days.
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Aesop Rock Releases Free Mixtape

The Blob available now for immediate download

April 15th, 2014
Jay Chirinos
Category: News
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In between awesome live shows and releasing one of my favorite albums of the year, Aesop Rock had quite a 2012. Since then, he hasn’t really slowed down, releasing the bizarre Uncluded album Hokey Fright (an album-length collaboration with Kimya Dawson), and now he has dropped another little surprise for his diehard fans with a kind-of new album.
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Coachella 2014 Standouts: Weekend One Edition

Picks from yet another stellar Coachella

Lesley Park
Category: News, Staff Pick
Coachella 2014 lead

Oh Coachella, you never disappoint me. With consistently awesome sets rife with more cameos than Queen Victoria’s jewelry box, it’s no wonder this is my and many others’ music festival of choice. My favorite weekend of the year may have come and gone, but that doesn’t mean I can’t relive it over and over again in my mind.
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Top 5 Record Store Day 2014 Releases

My picks for music lovers’ Christmas on Saturday

David Fisch
Category: News, Staff Pick
Record Store Day Logo

Cue Andy Williams or that clip of Homer Simpson frolicking in the Land Of Chocolate. That’s where my mind is right now while writing this article and waiting rather impatiently for this coming weekend when Record Store Day descends upon indie record shops across the world.
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