Flea & Anthony Kiedis To Host Conservatory Benefit

With performances by Bruno Mars & Rufus Wainwright

October 31st, 2014
Sean Kantrowitz
Category: News
Red Hot Chili Peppers

When a member of one of the biggest rock bands in the world also happens to be the founder of your music school, you can expect certain perks. Ask the students at the Silverlake Conservatory of Music, which has announced that Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea will host a benefit for the Los Angeles-based music school tomorrow, November 1st, in Beverly Hills.
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Top Five Halloween Weekend Events in SoCal

Pair music with your spooky festivities this year!

Mary Bonney
Category: News, Staff Pick
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If you’re like me, you just finished elbowing strangers at a party store to get the last beret for your artist costume and are now planning what will certainly be the greatest weekend of the year. (Halloween is on a Friday? What more could you want?!)
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The Paramount Presents: Noche de Agave

A Dia de Los Muertos celebration with Lissie!

October 30th, 2014
Kristin Houser
Category: News
Lissie

Singer-songwriter Lissie’s performance at The Music Box (now The Fonda Theatre) back in 2011 still ranks as one of the best concert experiences of my life. Few artists are able to leave it all on the stage night after night quite like she does, and her down-to-earth stage banter just made her all the more endearing to a fellow former-Midwesterner like myself.
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Sleepwave, Chiodos, and We Came As Romans On Tour!

Ending 2014 with a wave of post-hardcore nostalgia

Alice Carson
Category: News
Sleepwave

In 2013, the hardcore world lost one of the most influential and innovative bands in the scene: Underoath. Besides helping set the foundation for the Christian metalcore genre, Underoath also helped start the still-going trend of having two vocalists in the band who layer screaming and clean singing in delicious dichotomy.
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Listen to Spires’ Trippy New Single “Sleepy Eyes”

Pysch-pop foursome shares a song from debut album

October 29th, 2014
Jillian Goldfluss
Category: News
Spires

Be careful when doing a Google search on Brooklyn-bred foursome Spires. They are NOT the post-metal band of the same name. They are also not the heroin-psych act The Spires, but like that project, this fuzz-rock band’s sound is heavily influenced by groups such as The Velvet Underground and The Brian Jonestown Massacre.
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Listen to How to Dress Well’s Remix EP

“What Is This Heart?” gets funked up

Winnie Fan
Category: News
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How to Dress Well’s “What Is This Heart?” has garnered a lot of praise this year, and perhaps to keep himself fresh in the minds of writers as we prepare our Best of 2014 lists, he’s just released a four-song remix EP featuring Cyril Hahn among others.
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New Album Releases: October 28, 2014

Run The Jewels, Taylor Swift, Dillon Francis…

October 28th, 2014
Kristin Houser
Category: Lead Story, News
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Several highly anticipated debuts made the cut this week on our list of notable new album releases, as did a few fresh releases from veteran acts. Check out the full list below, and be sure to let me know in the comments what you’ll be listening to first this week!
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The Bug Set For Rare Los Angeles Date

UK producer hits The Echoplex with Wolf Eyes

Jay Chirinos
Category: News
the bug

It’s not often we get to look forward to a headline date in Los Angeles from one of the UK’s most prominent exponents of bass music (I don’t expect Burial to play here any time soon. Or ever.), so the fact that The Bug (aka Kevin Martin) is coming to the US next week in support of his superb new album, Angels and Devils, is something to celebrate indeed. On Monday, November 3rd, he and rapper/collaborator Manga will be taking to the stage at The Echoplex, a venue that’s bound to put the emphasis on the head-rattling bass of The Bug’s more aggressive work.
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Imagine Dragons Release New Single

Listen to “I Bet My Life” now!

October 27th, 2014
Mary Bonney
Category: News
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Time to celebrate, Imagine Dragons fans, because the GRAMMY-winning band has released new music! For the past two years, the airwaves have been taken over by several tracks from the group’s double-platinum 2012 album, Night Visions (“Demons,” “It’s Time,” and “Radioactive,” to name a few), but the band has just released a brand new single from their yet-to-be named 2015 release.
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Attend A Halloween Masquerade On Mischief Night

Steve Aoki, Afrojack, and tyDi play The Palladium!

Alice Carson
Category: News
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Although Los Angeles lacks the brisk weather and rich yellows, reds, and browns found elsewhere in the country around this time of year, this city may just be the best place in the world to celebrate Halloween. Whether you prefer haunted houses or costume parties, this coming weekend boasts a plethora of heart-stopping, frightening, and all-around-ghoulish activities for Angelenos to enjoy.
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