LA Music Blogcast: Top 50 Countdown – Part 2

LAmb writers discuss our Top 50 albums of 2014!

December 19th, 2014
David Fisch
Category: Lead Story, News
LA Music Blogcast 2014 Wrap Up

Lo and behold, it’s that time of the year again, and it’s usually my favorite time! It’s “lists” season, and since 2014 is coming to a close, we here at LA Music Blog collectively gathered our opinions on our favorite records of the year to help roll out our Top 50 Albums list, as well as our Top Singles and Top Music Videos lists.
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LA Music Blogcast: Top 50 Countdown – Part 1

LAmb writers discuss our Top 50 albums of 2014!

David Fisch
Category: Lead Story, News
LA Music Blogcast 2014 Wrap Up

Lo and behold, it’s that time of the year again, and it’s usually my favorite time! It’s “lists” season, and since 2014 is coming to a close, we here at LA Music Blog collectively gathered our opinions on our favorite records of the year to help roll out our Top 50 Albums list, as well as our Top Singles and Top Music Videos lists.
Continue reading…

Caribou Announces World Tour For 2015

Including three dates at The Fonda Theatre!

December 18th, 2014
Sean Kramer
Category: News
Caribou

Caribou’s Dan Snaith is giving fans a little gift this holiday season, but they won’t be able to open it ’til sometime next year.
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Show Preview: The Roots @ The Observatory

Keep the party going New Year’s Day with The Roots

Gerry Doot
Category: News
The Roots

It’s that time of year. Everyone is scrambling around trying to get presents under the tree, while 50 percent of people have forgotten that it’s Chanukah. New Year’s Eve plans have been made, cancelled, and made again. Yeah, that’s the holidays in LA. It’s going to be about 72 degrees and sunny, and around the table complaints will be made about the recent storms. Fa la la.
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Throwback Thursday: Above & Beyond

A brief look at the trance trio’s past

Twila Grissom
Category: News, Staff Pick
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With the launch of their Acoustic album at the beginning of the year (which landed a spot on our Top 50 Albums of 2014), a new album announcement, national tour announcement, and historical show at Madison Square Garden, 2014 has been a big year for Above & Beyond. But where were they before they were these huge international DJ/producers? Let’s take a look back.
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Top Five Christmas Songs Of The 2000s

Warm and fuzzy turn-of-the-century holiday tracks

December 17th, 2014
Mary Bonney
Category: News, Staff Pick
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When I moved across the country from Virginia to California, I knew the only snow I’d be seeing here in Los Angeles would be on movie studio backlots. But with the dipping temperatures and white Christmas lights strung on all our palm trees, I can’t deny the Christmas season is upon us.
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David Young’s New Audio Book Stirs the Music World

Do Lennon and Harrison reach out from the grave?

December 15th, 2014
Alice Carson
Category: Interview, News
David Young

Very seldom does an audio book stir up such an emotional reaction from the masses, but GRAMMY-nominated performer David Young’s latest work has done just that. The audio book, entitled My Experiences with Lennon and Harrison, implies by its name that Young has met the late Beatles and will therefore recount his time with them. But the audio book takes a paranormal angle because Young’s experience with John Lennon and George Harrison began in 2010 — after their deaths.
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Top Five Musical Moments On Twitter In 2014

A look back before moving forward

Twila Grissom
Category: News, Staff Pick
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2014 was quite a year for music. While many social media platforms are great places for music lovers, Twitter is one of the more powerful platforms for engagement with the music scene. Hashtags allow fans to easily see what everyone else is saying, and musicians themselves are on Twitter, sharing their own microblogging thoughts.
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LA Music Blogcast: Covers and Remixes

Do music covers serve a purpose? We figure it out.

December 12th, 2014
David Fisch
Category: Lead Story, News
Flamings Lips Beatles

Oklahoma psych rockers The Flaming Lips recently released an entire cover album of The Beatles’ finest achievement, Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band. I, David “DJ” Fisch, wasn’t particularly a fan of it, which made me question: are covers really homages? Are they disrespectful to their influencers?
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Pharmakon Returns To Los Angeles

Headline show set for February

Jay Chirinos
Category: News
Pharmakon

The final show at the Church on York in Highland Park earlier this year, before that venue was forced to close its doors, was arguably the best show I’ve ever been to. The Haxan Cloak was the star of that remarkable evening, but formidable support came from Pharmakon, also known as Margaret Chardiet. The debut album from the industrial power electronics queen blew me away last year, and her follow-up, Bestial Burden, is arguably even better for those who can stomach its terrifying and intimidating nature. Her live show is something else, so it’s nice to be able to report that she’ll be returning to the city for a headline show of her own in February.
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