New Album Releases: August 26, 2016

End your summer with new music

August 26th, 2016
Kyle B. Smith
Category: News
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So the summer is coming to its inevitable, bitter end. What better way to cope with the waning days of outdoor frivolity than to hole up with a batch of new releases?
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CLOSED: Act Quickly To Win Tix To See Act As If!

Miss a free show on Thursday? AS IF!!!

August 23rd, 2016
Ashlee Burke
Category: News
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8/25 UPDATE: Congratulations to our winner Jamie Truong, and a big THANK YOU to everyone who entered!

There never was a more quintessential ’90s phrase than Cher in Clueless yelling “AS IF!” Which is exactly what I would say to someone if they asked me if I was going to miss Act As If’s show at The Satellite this Thursday. The band will also be taking over our Instagram this Wednesday, and we have a last-minute giveaway for two tickets to Thursday’s show for one lucky reader!
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Not Just (White)Boys’ Fun: T.D.B. II

The exceptions to the rule…

August 22nd, 2016
Lex Voight
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Have you still not read this yet??

As with anything in this world — be it individual people, artists, musicians, aesthetics, or sounds — there are certain things that you just don’t jive with, and I just don’t like that certain breed of punk/pop-punk where punk rubs up against garage. In fact, it’s one of my least favorite genres ever. I place it below country, even.
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New Album Releases: August 19, 2016

Crystal Castles, Tory Lanez, AJJ, and more!

August 19th, 2016
Anthony Marks
Category: Lead Story, News
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Some very sexy albums have been cooking and are now ready to be served, so let’s indulge in this delicious concoction of creativity! Some of the sounds coming out of these albums are perfect for August but are so colorful, they can be enjoyed anytime.
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Spotlight On Echo Park Rising Band Ablebody

Don’t miss the sibling duo this weekend

August 18th, 2016
Jillian Goldfluss
Category: News
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Echo Park Rising seems to be growing in size, roster, and attendance each year, and it is quickly being dubbed as a sort of micro version of SXSW. Bars, venues, bookshops, and cafes around LA’s resident hipster neighborhood participate in hosting art, comedy, readings, and music performances by a myriad of artists, many of them local.
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Ed Sheeran Sued for “Thinking Out Loud”

Did he copy Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On”?

August 17th, 2016
Sean Kramer
Category: News
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Ed Sheeran is the latest musician to get slapped with a copyright infringement lawsuit, this time over claims that his song “Thinking Out Loud” might be a little too close to the Marvin Gaye classic “Let’s Get It On.”
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Seu Jorge Announces David Bowie Tribute Tour

Wraps at LA’s The Theatre at Ace Hotel on Nov. 26

August 16th, 2016
Sean Kramer
Category: News
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Most American audiences got their first taste of Brazilian singer/songwriter Seu Jorge thanks to his prominent role in Wes Anderson’s 2004 film The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, which featured the musician performing a slew of acoustic David Bowie covers throughout the film (as well as on its excellent soundtrack). Over a decade later, he’s taking those songs (and many more) on the road.
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Not Just (White)Boys’ Fun: Mind Power II

We got that attitude…

August 15th, 2016
Lex Voight
Category: Lead Story, News
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Don’t know what’s going on? Check this out!

I have said it multiple times, but it’s worth saying again: this column is nothing new. People have been collecting lists like these forever, keeping notes, keeping track. Hopefully these efforts draw attention to acts that are deserving of the extra eyes and ears for far more reasons than those that inspired the discussions, but how much better is it to actively reward the acts discussed?

AFROPUNK does just that for the African-American, African descent, and multicultural communities.
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New Album Releases: August 12, 2016

A recipe for an amazing weekend!

August 12th, 2016
Ashlee Burke
Category: Lead Story, News
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TGIF! We are ready to slide into the weekend faster than some people sliding into those DMs! With the perfect surfer vibe to lead the way, a dash of punk, a pinch of rock and roll, and a huge does of a new OVO album, this week’s list of notable album releases builds a recipe for an awesome weekend!
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Top 5 Must-Hear Mixtapes

Check out the hottest rap out right now!

August 11th, 2016
Kimberly Quitzon
Category: News, Staff Pick
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A variety of well-known artists, from Kodak Black to Juicy J, have new mixtapes out right now, and with styles ranging from 2 Chainz’ trap rap to Post Malone’s mellow vibes, you should really listen to them all. If you’re tight on time, though, these are five that you absolutely can’t miss (in no particular order).
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