The Rocket Summer Announces ZOETIC Tour

LA stop at The Troubadour on April 12

February 11th, 2016
Mary Bonney
Category: News
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Since interviewing Bryce Avary, better known as the energetic pop act The Rocket Summer, last month about his new album, ZOETIC (out February 26th), I’ve been eagerly awaiting the tour announcement he hinted was coming — and now it’s here!
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Questlove To Perform At The Globe Theatre

The Gaslamp Killer joins in the funk

Kimberly Quitzon
Category: Lead Story, News
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Good news for fans of great beats: Questlove is going to perform at The Globe Theatre in Downtown Los Angeles! The legendary percussionist from GRAMMY Award-winning group The Roots and band leader for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon is taking over the venue on February 20th with a little help from a local favorite.
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Throwback Thursday: The Beatles Record 1st Album

This day in ’63, the Brits recorded 10 tracks

Anthony Marks
Category: News, Staff Pick
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The Beatles’ first album, Please Please Me, was recorded (for the most part) on February 11th, 1963 in less than ten hours. That’s right. Ten tracks in 10 hours. That’s impressive. I record all the time with my band, and we never get more than two or three songs recorded in a day. But then again, the gear and expectations are different now. Still, I can’t downplay the awesomeness of such efficiency. Leave it to Lennon and McCartney, honestly.
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Top 5 Upcoming Hip-Hop Concerts In LA

Check out some low-key shows in town

February 10th, 2016
Kimberly Quitzon
Category: News, Staff Pick
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Now that 2016 is in full swing, tons of artists are out of tour, with many stopping by LA in the next few months. Check out the hip-hop shows hitting our fair city that I think you’d be crazy to miss.
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Ashlee’s “I Don’t Need No Man” Playlist!

Escaping the Valentine’s Day blues through music

Ashlee Burke
Category: News, Staff Pick
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Being single on Valentine’s Day can be a drag, especially with hearts on every store window and couples being extra affectionate. In fact, if I have to stand behind one more couple groping each other and making out in line at Starbucks…well, let’s face it, I won’t do anything other than shoot daggers at their lucky, love bubble-ensconced, happily ignorant backs while stalking my ex on Twitter.
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RIP Maurice White, Founder of Earth, Wind & Fire

This guy left us with some serious hits

Anthony Marks
Category: News
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Maurice White, singer and founder of Earth, Wind & Fire, has died, but he leaves behind one hell of a legacy.
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Preview: Self Help Fest 2016

San Bernardino fest brings out the big guns

February 8th, 2016
Lex Voight
Category: News
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For its third iteration on March 19, 2016, Self Help Fest is bringing out the big guns. Not only are festival founders A Day To Remember taking over headlining duties (after a one-year break that saw Sleeping With Sirens and Pierce The Veil take over), but the almighty, incredible Underøath is staging its triumphant return from hiatus with the They’re Only Chasing Safety-era lineup.
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Beyonce Announces World Tour

“Formation” stadium tour coming this summer

Mary Bonney
Category: Lead Story, News
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Beyoncé has proven time and time again she is a pop star unlike the rest. Last year, Queen Bey dropped an incredible self-titled album complete with dazzlingly music videos to accompany each slickly produced track with no notice, and she is back at it in 2016, surprising fans with a new single “Formation” and another powerful music video this past weekend.
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Vice City Releases New Song: “Midnight”

Duo’s new song is sure to make you shake it!

February 5th, 2016
Ashlee Burke
Category: News
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New music alert! Vice City’s “Midnight” has been on constant repeat ever since I first got the chance to hear it. Between the fast pace and the trappy vibes, it’s been a go-to gym track for me. It has some style, and while it’s not exactly what I would call a head-bobbing song (you’ve seen the guys in the club, doing a fig leaf with their hands and just kind of bobbing their heads along to an errant beat), it’s a great song for shaking whatever it is that you have to shake.
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Say Anything Streams Surprise New Album

I Don’t Think It Is available for purchase today

Mary Bonney
Category: News
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Say Anything, one of the most emotionally raw emo bands of the past two decades, announced their seventh studio album, I Don’t Think It Is, a few short days ago, foregoing the usual publicity roll with a calculated countdown. By now fans should know to expect nothing less than the unusual from Max Bemis, whose outspoken personality is anything but normal.
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