Show Preview: Magic Giant @ The Troubadour

Folk-revival band will get your attention

July 26th, 2016
Anthony Marks
Category: News
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LA’s own Magic Giant made excellent use of their time between shows during a 40-day festival tour that included sets at Lightning in a Bottle, Wanderlust, and Electric Forest; the folk-revival band converted their bus into a solar-powered recording studio and wrote an album on the road.
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Not Just (White)Boys’ Fun: Heavy Rocks

Fearless, boundless, limitless

July 25th, 2016
Lex Voight
Category: News
Heavy Rocks

Yo, check this!

Few groups are as sorely underrepresented in modern music as those of Asian descent. This is a grave travesty because when they involve themselves in the extreme music genres, they invariably set new standards.

You may think this is a bit of an overstatement. I assure you wholeheartedly that it is plain not.
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Ashlee’s Playlist For Fighting Internet Trolls

When the trolls try to get you down…

Ashlee Burke
Category: News, Staff Pick

So yesterday I had the unfortunate pleasure of being trolled. Like many single women, I have recently resorted to plunging into the depths of hell, i.e., online dating. There are many options when it comes to dating apps, but I chose to use a bee-themed one that is supposed to cut down on the number of weirdos and creepers that its brethren fire-kindling-themed app is known for.
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Tidal Presents: Sir The Baptist

Tidal’s newest spotlight artist on the rise

July 22nd, 2016
Ashlee Burke
Category: News
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Tidal Rising is a program designed to give the spotlight to newer artists who have passionate fan bases and are ready to find new fans. Essentially, it’s Tidal’s way of helping those on the verge of their big break by giving them exclusive features that only Tidal can provide. Tidal’s newest artist on the rise is none other than Bronzeville’s own Sir The Baptist.
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New Album Releases: July 22, 2016

Thought-provoking is the theme for today’s albums

Lexi Kelson
Category: Lead Story, News
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Here’s the deal. Everyone needs new music now and then to mix things up and surprise the ear drums. That’s where we come in — we’ve got ten albums for you to experience and chew on. Whether your thing is metal or folk, you won’t leave without a few new tracks.
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Adam Lazzara Calls Out Emo Night Founders

Claims local promoters “owe him some money”

July 20th, 2016
Mary Bonney
Category: News
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This past Saturday, I attended the Taste of Chaos festival where legendary band Taking Back Sunday helped close out the evening to the delight of thousands of screaming emo fans. One moment, however, gave my celebration pause.
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Happy Birthday, Carlos Santana!

One of the classiest of the classics

Anthony Marks
Category: News

As guitar master Carlos Santana grows older and wiser, so does his playing!

In fact, it’s gotten better as the decades continue to move swiftly under our feet. Santana has been on top of the guitar game since, well, the guitar started playing the game. The electric guitar, that is. I’ve seen him play solo, I’ve seen him play with a jazz quartet, I’ve even seen him jam with Dave Matthews Band. Never does he cease to amaze.
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Schoolboy Q Announces Blank Face LP World Tour

Joey Bada$$ joins tour on select dates

July 19th, 2016
Kimberly Quitzon
Category: News
schoolboy q

Great news for LA hip-hop fans: the city’s very own ScHoolboy Q has announced dates for a world tour in support of his newly released Blank Face LP! The Top Dawg Entertainment rapper has included Brooklyn’s Joey Bada$$ in the lineup for certain shows, making this a partnership sure to get fans from both coasts excited.
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Minimal Effort Halloween 2016 Lineup Released!

Pull out the tricks because we’ve got your treat

Ashlee Burke
Category: News
minimal effort halloween 2016

While several high-profile raves are going down this Halloween, I want to bring to your attention one of the better underground rave scenes that LA has to offer. Over the past three years, Minimal Effort has come to represent a shift in the way LA ravers view the scene. Shying away from huge productions and glitter-bombed dance clubs, their events hark back to the underground scene where it all began.
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Not Just (White)Boys’ Fun: Banshees Pt. II

Banshee babes back to rock your face

July 18th, 2016
Lex Voight
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You know the drill.

Beware! Here thar be self-deprecating sarcasm:

As a brief yet triumphant intermission, it occurred to me that perhaps you are not like me. Perhaps you don’t like your music to sound vaguely like someone being attacked by a giant blender. Perhaps bloodcurdling screams are not to your delight. I know. It’s a long shot, but stranger things have happened. Somewhere out there, there is someone saying, “You know what? I like my music to sound sort of human.” And that’s ok. Let us not judge that person.

This is a safe space, after all. Everyone is welcome here. Even fans of *gasp* “normal” rock ‘n’ roll.
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