Top Five Hollywood Bowl Shows for 2015

A selection of this season’s highlights

February 27th, 2015
Jay Chirinos
Category: News, Staff Pick
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It may well be the obvious choice, but all things considered, the Hollywood Bowl has to be the best venue in Los Angeles for live music. Its outdoor setting near the Hollywood Hills is glorious, the grounds are the perfect place for a pre-concert meal or drink, and the shows themselves are aided by some of the best acoustics you’re likely to hear anywhere.
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LA Music Blogcast: Pono & The Late-Night Influence

The Blogcast crew discovers who’s the audiophile

David Fisch
Category: Lead Story, News
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I’m sure a lot of you do the bulk of your music listening through earbuds or computer speakers, and that is perfectly acceptable. You are in the majority of music listeners these days, but a select few (myself included) hear our music through these means with some disgust, and that, too, is perfectly acceptable. How the public listens to music is just one variable amongst many that must be considered when trying to produce the right quality of sound, and we explore them all for a big chunk of this latest Blogcast.
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Built To Spill Shares “Living Zoo”

New album, Untethered Moon, out on April 21!

Winnie Fan
Category: News
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In case you weren’t aware, Built To Spill is releasing their first album in six years, Untethered Moon, on April 21, and they’re giving us a preview of what’s to come with the release of their first single from the album.
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New Venue Coming To Los Angeles

Teragram Ballroom to open downtown this spring

February 26th, 2015
Mary Bonney
Category: News
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LA already has a stellar list of venues in which to host a diverse range of acts from around the world, and it looks like our fair city is gearing up to add another. Michael Swier — the man behind the well-known East Coast venues Bowery Ballroom, Mercury Lounge, and The Music Hall of Williamsburg — is expanding to the West Coast, teaming up with Los Angeles business owner Joe Baxley (Broadway Bar) to launch the Teragram Ballroom.
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THEESatisfaction To Play Jewel’s Catch One

R&B duo hits LA this weekend

Melissa Karlin
Category: News
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Alternative R&B duo THEESatisfaction’s music is always mind-blowingly powerful but beautiful, more like a sound installation in a gallery than a standard R&B album. Their sophomore album, EarthEE, released this week, delivers the same experimental, edgy, somewhat melodic but overall challenging beats as their debut, so if you liked that album, you’re sure to love this one.
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LA Music Blogcast: Peking Duk

The Aussie EDM duo gets “High” on our podcast!

David Fisch
Category: Lead Story, News
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Australia can be a funny place, but it can also be pretty damn serious in regards to its music scene, which reaches from major cities to the tiniest villages. EDM duo Peking Duk sort of sits squarely in the middle, and while they are just about ready to explode into popularity with some huge support from big names and festivals, their earnestness keeps them cool and grounded.
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New Album Releases: February 24, 2015

Big Sean, Emile Haynie, Gang of Four, and more!

February 24th, 2015
Mary Bonney
Category: Lead Story, News
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Now that the Oscars are over, the red carpets are rolled up and the traffic has been upgraded from “don’t bother leaving your house” to “normal hour-long commute.” The movies have had their moment in the spotlight, and now it’s time to shine a light on the musicians with albums coming out this week!
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Liturgy Returns To Los Angeles

Love-em-or-hate-em Brooklyn act readies new album

Jay Chirinos
Category: News
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It’s been four years now since Brooklyn metal band Liturgy courted acclaim and controversy in equal measure with their album Aesthethica. There were almost as many people (including myself) that embraced that album’s strangely uplifting take on black metal as there were critics who accused the band of being “hipster metal” and bandwagon jumpers. In hindsight, it’s funny how this same dichotomy occurred with Deafheaven’s magnum opus Sunbather, and it’s easy enough to see Liturgy as a forerunner for that band’s success.
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Iggy Azalea Remixes Tinashe’s “All Hands on Deck”

Teaming up on a track before they team up on tour!

Winnie Fan
Category: News
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Tinashe’s debut album, Aquarius, was released to critical acclaim last year, so it’s no surprise that she’s picked up a few new fans. Apparently, Iggy Azalea is among those fans, and the Aussie rapper has not only recruited Tinashe for her upcoming Great Escape tour, she also jumped on Tinashe’s “All Hands on Deck” for a remix.
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