Top 5 Labor Day Weekend Dance Events

The dance acts to catch on the long weekend

August 29th, 2014
Twila Grissom
Category: News, Staff Pick
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The long weekend is upon us! As per usual, a litany of things are happening all over Los Angeles. If you are staying local and feel like you might want to get down on the dance floor at some point, here are the Top 5 events to get your dance on this Labor Day Weekend.
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New Music: Marc E. Bassy – “Fairfax Interlude”

LA singer/rapper premieres kickback anthem

August 27th, 2014
Marcus Slater
Category: Lead Story, News
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Hey, Los Angeles R&B/hip-hopĀ lovers! I come to you with an offering, a brief respite from the inescapable Chris Brown, Drake, Nikki Minaj, Top 40, payolalicious assault on your senses. Marc E. Bassy is a fresh voice and one of LA’s own. He can rap and singĀ well, which, frankly, puts him head and shoulders above the many folks with record deals who can’t do either particularly well.
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HARD Day Of The Dead 2014 Lineup Announced

Knife Party, Diplo, Calvin Harris, and more!

August 26th, 2014
Kristin Houser
Category: Lead Story, News
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School may be back in session, but that doesn’t mean your music festival season has to end. In fact, EDM fans in SoCal still have the scene’s largest festival in the area to look forward to, HARD Day of the Dead! Today festival organizers HARD Events announced the location and lineup for this year’s iteration of DotD, so start planning your costume now because this is going to be a Halloween to remember.
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New Album Releases: August 26, 2014

In The Valley Below, Ty Segall, Cold Specks & more

Kristin Houser
Category: Lead Story, News
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A recurring theme amongst this week’s new album releases is upcoming shows in LA, so be sure to pick up tickets if you like what you hear below and want to experience these new tracks in live form as soon as possible.
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The Party Heats Up When Wild Party Hits LA!

Rocking The Satellite on August 27th

August 22nd, 2014
Jaclyn Tamura
Category: News
Wild Party

San Antonio’s Wild Party has set out to make their mark in the music scene this year. Recently signed to Old Friends Records, the indie-pop newcomers are now in the midst of a coast-to-coast tour, with their first album, Phantom Pop, set for release on October 7th.
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Show Preview: Jamie xx @ FYF Fest

Vibe with Jamie xx at FYF Fest!

August 21st, 2014
Winnie Fan
Category: News
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Jamie Smith, better known as Jamie xx, has been making music as part of The xx and remixing tracks for years now. This year, however, he’s been releasing his own music, and it has all the atmosphere of The xx’s work but with a dancey kick.
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Weekend Jumpstart: August 22-24, 2014

Welcome to Festivaltown!

Gerry Doot
Category: News
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This weekend is one of celebration! Summer is wrapping up, and we only have a few precious weeks left to enjoy California’s best season. And what better way to live it up than by going to some of the incredible festivals that will be taking place this weekend? Whether you want to enjoy some of history’s most important music or see the hottest current bands, LA is the place to be this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
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Yellowcard Announces New Album, Lift a Sail

Ninth studio album to drop October 7th

Mary Bonney
Category: News
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When I spoke with Yellowcard guitarist Ryan Mendez at this summer’s Warped Tour, I could hardly believe my favorite pop-rock band had already finished recording another album. Since their reformation in 2010 Yellowcard has been on fire, putting out solid albums and touring nonstop. I absolutely loved their 2012 release, Southern Air, and the 2013 acoustic re-release of their seminal album Ocean Avenue. Just this week the band announced that their ninth studio album, Lift A Sail (Razor & Tie), will be released on October 7th, and I couldn’t be more excited!
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Yahoo! Live Brings Feed Me Into Your Home

Livestream of EDM artist’s Teeth show airs Aug. 26

Kristin Houser
Category: Lead Story, News
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I’ve hardly been shy about my love for livestreams. Not only do I spend most Thursday nights camped out at the TradioV studio to take part in the creation of the LA Music Blogcast, the LAmb’s weekly livestreamed web show, I’ve also written about the joys of experiencing Lollapalooza without braving the winds of Chicago, and “Couchella” has been an annual tradition around the Houser household for the past few years.
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