Groove Cruise Sails From Los Angeles

Don’t miss the boat October 2-5, 2014

July 25th, 2014
Twila Grissom
Category: Lead Story, News
groove cruise

What started with a small group of 125 friends in 2004 has now grown into the world’s largest full-ship dance music cruise experience with charters annually from Miami and LA. It’s the Groove Cruise!
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Top Five Hyperdub Releases

Celebrating 10 years of the influential label

Jay Chirinos
Category: News, Staff Pick
Hyperdub

Starting a small independent label in the notoriously fickle world of electronica is one thing. Keeping it going, and keeping it both successful and relevant, is something else altogether.
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Weekend Jumpstart: July 25-27, 2014

Great shows at The Echo, Club Nokia, & more!

July 24th, 2014
Kristin Houser
Category: Lead Story, News
Lucent Dossier lead

San Diego may be popping off thanks to ComicCon this weekend, but Los Angeles is still the place to be for music this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Check out just a few of your many options for live music below, and be sure to let me know in the comments where you’ll be dancing the weekend away!
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Andrew McMahon Releases New Solo Music

Former Something Corporate frontman in the wild

July 23rd, 2014
Gerry Doot
Category: News
Andrew McMahon

Right at the peak of pop punk came this rush of bands who sounded kind of sad. The genre came to be known as “emo.” As terms tend to do in our culture (socialism, selfie, tweener, Yezus…), “emo” became somewhat misconstrued. What began as a musical genre featuring songs based on emotion (usually sappy feelings toward a girl) spiraled into a widely negative lifestyle concept focused on teenagers wearing black and cutting themselves. While this style did apply to some of the bands in the “scene,” a slew of others featured legitimate songwriters creating good music that spoke for their time.
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New Album Releases: July 22, 2014

La Roux, Nico Vega, White Fence, & more!

July 22nd, 2014
Kristin Houser
Category: Lead Story, News
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Between a new Nico Vega album and a La Roux full-length, I’m not sure where to start with this week’s new album releases. Check out our list of the best albums hitting shelves today below, and be sure to let me know in the comments what you’ll be listening to first!
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Preview: La Santa Cecilia @ Pico Union Project

Free Voices of LA show with Yuval Ron Ensemble!

July 21st, 2014
Kristin Houser
Category: Lead Story, News
La Santa Cecilia

Getting back into the swing of things at work after a fun weekend can be rough, but next week you can make your Monday a little sweeter by wrapping your day at the Pico Union Project with La Santa Cecilia and Yuval Ron Ensemble. Even sweeter yet? The show is FREE!
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The Crowdfunding Training Site for Musicians

Make the most of your Kickstarter campaign

July 18th, 2014
Kristin Houser
Category: News
Launch and Release lead

From Kickstarter to PledgeMusic to IndieGoGo, today’s musicians have no shortage of platforms for hosting crowdfunding campaigns. But how can someone who’s more used to rocking out than raising funds be sure they’re getting the most out of their online campaign? That’s where Launch and Release comes into play.
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MTV Announces Nominees For 2014 VMAs

Queen Bey dominates, obviously

Sarah Bellman
Category: News
beyonce

MTV announced the nominees for their long-standing Video Music Awards, and it looks like Beyoncé will reign supreme.
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New Music: Dave All The Rave – “Cassanova”

Bassy house music and…a Space Jam remix? What?

Marcus Slater
Category: News
Dave All The Rave

First things first: Dave All the Rave is a great name for a DJ. Even if his specialty were spinning golden-era jazz classics, I’d think it’s a great name. He doesn’t, though, and his music lives up to his spectacular title. Dave makes rave music. That’s…pretty much it. Fortunately, he’s good at it.
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