Amoeba Music Adds Dispensary to Berkeley Store

Weedheads rejoice – shopping just got easier.

September 28th, 2016
Sean Kramer
Category: News
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In life’s Venn diagram of character types, there are a whole lot of people who occupy the shared space between “stoner” and “record store patron,” and now these two archetypes will be even more deeply linked, at least in the city of Berkeley, thanks to Amoeba Music’s recent announcement that they will be adding a dispensary to the store in the city in which the mega-record store chain was founded.
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Top 5 Songs I Discovered This Month

The curse and blessing of endless music

September 22nd, 2016
Kyle B. Smith
Category: News, Staff Pick
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Like Cousin Eddie so profoundly put it when proudly gifting Clark Griswold membership in the Jelly of the Month club, some gifts just keep on giving. Music is one of them.
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Must Watch: Break: The Musical – Episode 1

A music journalist gets her biggest assignment yet

September 21st, 2016
Kristin Houser
Category: Lead Story, News
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We here at LA Music Blog have been eagerly awaiting the release of Break: The Musical, written, produced, and starring our own staff writer Mary Bonney. The original musical series follows a Los Angeles music journalist named Kate, and in today’s premiere episode, our protagonist is assigned the biggest break of her career — an interview with her rock star idol (played by America’s Got Talent finalist Brian Justin Crum) — and the news can only be properly contemplated with an uplifting song and dance.
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Tickets On Sale Now For 30 Days In LA 2016!

Third annual festival set to take over our town

September 20th, 2016
Mary Bonney
Category: Lead Story, News
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If you thought festival season ended with Labor Day, think again! Tickets went on sale this morning for the third annual Red Bull Sound Select Presents: 30 Days in LA, a month-long music festival that will feature over seventy artists in venues throughout Los Angeles at some of our city’s most iconic and intimate venues all November long!
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Break: The Musical To Premiere on Sept. 21!

Music journalist makes original musical webseries

September 16th, 2016
Kristin Houser
Category: Lead Story, News
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There’s no denying how popular musicals are. Broadway’s Hamilton has rocked the world, the unique Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is cleaning up this awards season, and Empire is one of the highest rated shows on television. The digital world has certainly kept up as well, and this Wednesday, a new original musical web series (with a LAmb connection!) will premiere online.
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On The Smiths and Unrequited Hatred

A semi-tongue-in-cheek ode to hate

Lex Voight
Category: News, Staff Pick
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We all have bands or genres that we just cannot abide.

For many, it’s the twangy pop of modern country — a genre rife with seeming self-parody that frequently intermingles hip-hop influences with folksy Southern roots amid U2-like pop-rock grandeur with none of the self-aware irony.
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Play This Playlist: Indie Side Projects

Members of your fave indie acts testing new waters

September 15th, 2016
Jillian Goldfluss
Category: News, Staff Pick
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Indie rock sometimes gets a little incestuous. Artists from one band will attach themselves to an outlier of another band to create a brand new project that may supersede or fall short of their former act. Or maybe it’s just an artist trying to re-brand themselves as a solo project with a new moniker, such as when Bradford Cox from Deerhunter created Atlas Sound or when Foxygen drummer Shaun Michael Fleming became Diane Coffee.
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Festival Preview: Sundown Music Festival 2016

When the sun goes down, the party begins!

September 14th, 2016
Ashlee Burke
Category: News
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I can’t think of a more beautiful festival setting than on the beach watching the sun go down over Southern California. There are countless songs spanning various genres written about SoCal’s beaches, its girls, and that feeling of unequivocal hope that amongst this city’s smoggy excesses lies the key to everything.
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CRSSD & BitTorrent Release Bundle Of Music

CRSSD festival has a present for you: FREE MUSIC!!

September 13th, 2016
Ashlee Burke
Category: News
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While I’m used to pretending to be completely unaware of BitTorrents and proudly show off any hard copies of albums I have hiding away in my car (the perfect way to show passengers just how “legit” I am), this fall’s CRSSD Festival is making guilt-free use of the digital platform.
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