Show Preview: Caught A Ghost @ The Echo

Songwriter/producer Jesse Nolan talks new single!

July 29th, 2016
Lexi Kelson
Category: Interview, News
Caught a Ghost

After first catching everyone’s eye with 2014’s full-length album Human Nature, Caught A Ghost has delivered once again with “If You Only Knew,” a new single that experiments with sampled vocals and gives fans a preview of the group’s forthcoming sophomore LP.
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Show Preview: Luna Shadows @ Bardot

LA indie-pop performer’s live debut this Monday!

Mary Bonney
Category: News
luna shadows

We’re in the height of summer, so what better time for local singer/writer/producer Luna Shadows to crash land on my music radar? This hypnotic multi-instrumentalist has been running her own show in the City of Angels for years — creating layered, hypnotic pop à la Ellie Goulding with an indie edge reminiscent of Lana Del Rey packaged with upbeat vocals harkening to HAIM — and this Monday, August 1st, she is set for her first live show ever, debuting in the city that inspired her lush pop melodies.
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New Album Releases: July 29, 2016

Fight the heat with some cool new beats

Jillian Goldfluss
Category: Lead Story, News
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It’s Friday! And you know what that means…you’re being rewarded with Fresh Friday tunes to get you out of that mid-summer slump. Celebrate the conquering of another work week by blasting new music louder than your AC.
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Show Preview: Magic Giant @ The Troubadour

Folk-revival band will get your attention

July 26th, 2016
Anthony Marks
Category: News
Magic Giant flowerd

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
INTERNET TROLL

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
sir the baptist

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
new album releases 072216

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
emo night la

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
santana

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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