Gorgon City Is Coming To El Rey Theatre

Good luck standing still on Saturday

Marcus Slater
Category: News
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For a group that is the namesake of a creature in the business of turning people to stone, Gorgon City is remarkably adept at keeping bodies moving. House heads will know them from their lead single “Real” and some of their other collaborations. The uninitiated will probably hear more of them soon.
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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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Best Second Screen Apps for Music Lovers

Toggle between screens to influence the charts

Kristin Houser
Category: News
Second Screen Apps

Sure, summer is a great time to be a music fan, what with all the outdoor concerts, big-name album releases, and weekend-long festivals, but for TV lovers, it’s the season when once fertile DVRs transform into barren wastelands of reruns and half-watched Jeopardy episodes.
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Run The Jewels’ Cat-Themed Remix Album Confirmed

Producer El-P’s joke becomes star-studded reality

October 17th, 2014
Sean Kantrowitz
Category: News
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Because we live in an era when pretty much any idea can be made a reality through social media and some crowdfunding, one of the most anticipated hip-hop albums of 2014 will be getting re-released as a star-studded remix album composed completely of cat noises. Wait…what?
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Throwback Thursday: Reminiscing on Rilo Kiley

On being a better son/daughter, more adventurous

October 16th, 2014
Winnie Fan
Category: News, Staff Pick
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Jenny Lewis just announced additional tour dates to promote her latest solo effort, The Voyager, and I’m excited to see that she’ll be swinging by LA again for her last show of the year. It seems appropriate given that she got her start here as the frontwoman of Rilo Kiley, and even though Lewis recently confirmed that the band is definitely done, I’m definitely not done with them.
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Safe In Sound Festival Loses A Day In Los Angeles

Thursday stop cancelled, but Saturday is still on!

October 15th, 2014
Alice Carson
Category: News
Safe In Sound Festival

The Safe in Sound touring festival had originally been planned to bring Los Angeles its little bit of heaven tomorrow, October 16th. Then, like a godsend, the powers that be decided the tour should grace LA twice, once on the 16th as planned and then again on Saturday, October 18th. Now, sadly, the Safe in Sound festival will only take place this coming Saturday.
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Local Acts Come Together for Fallfest 2014

Grassroots festival in LA this weekend!

Mary Bonney
Category: News
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Hands-down, my favorite part of living in the City of Angels is the passion and creativity constantly surrounding me. From self-producing incredible albums to raising money on Kickstarter to fund independent films, residents of Los Angeles know that DIY is the way to go. In an attempt to create a collective of supportive, talented artists looking to do just that, members of local band Town in the City are holding Fallfest this Saturday, October 18th.
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Run the Jewels Collaborate with Zach de la Rocha

“Close Your Eyes (and Count to Fuck)”

October 14th, 2014
Marcus Slater
Category: News
Run The Jewels

Underground heroes Run the Jewels have released a new collaboration with former Rage Against the Machine frontman Zach de la Rocha. It’s called “Close Your Eyes (and Count to Fuck)” and it is aggressive as hell. It’s not like RTJ2 needed more hype, but this is very welcome.
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