STS9 To Kick Off Autumn Tour Next Month

Electronic rockers stop by The Wiltern on Nov 21st

October 1st, 2014
Twila Grissom
Category: News
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STS9 (Sound Tribe Sector 9) has been artfully crafting live electronic music since their inception in 1998, and after taking a brief hiatus since last winter, they are back with a 25-date tour!
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Ought Begins West Coast Tour

Montreal quartet due for LA debut next week

September 30th, 2014
Jay Chirinos
Category: News
Ought

Since I included More Than Any Other Day in a list of albums we might have overlooked earlier this year, my love for Canadian quartet Ought’s debut album has grown considerably. The passionate and artful post-punk effort is another in a long line of fine records to emerge from the independent scene in Montreal over the last decade and a half, and indeed it has seen its release via Constellation Records, the independent label at the heart of that city’s emergence.
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The Fest For Beatles Fans Returns To Los Angeles

The Holy Grail of Beatles memorabilia for sale

Alice Carson
Category: News
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2014 marks the 50th anniversary of when the Beatles touched down on American soil. On February 7th, 1964, the four lads from Liverpool landed in JFK Airport, changing the music industry forever and spreading a Beatlemania fever that continues to infect today’s youth.
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New Album Releases: September 30, 2014

Yelle, Jamie T, Tove Lo, and more!

Kristin Houser
Category: Lead Story, News
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From England to France to Sweden to good ol’ Los Angeles, this week’s list of notable new album releases is an international affair. No matter where the artists below hail from, however, they all have one thing in common: I can’t wait to hear their brand new albums.
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Spam N Eggs Fest Brings Beats and Food to K-Town

Delicious in every way

September 29th, 2014
Marcus Slater
Category: News
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Dumbfoundead, Tokimonsta, and Far East Movement are putting on the third annual Spam N Eggs Fest in Koreatown this weekend and I. Am. Psyched. LA is the hometown for all three of these artists, and the Spam N Eggs Fest is them sorta giving back to the community that supports them. Specifically, the K-Town, mid-city area.
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Unsung Social Networks Every Musician Should Know

Using the net to get your big break

Kristin Houser
Category: News
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Wishing there was a place online to cash in on your mad karaoke skills? Think your band could slay others in head-to-head competition on the web? Or maybe you’re still looking for that killer band to join but aren’t having any luck on Craigslist?

Consider expanding your online networking beyond Facebook and Twitter to include some of the following under-the-radar, but on-the-rise, social networks.
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When Will The Loudness War End?

Industry debates whether louder really is better

September 26th, 2014
Kristin Houser
Category: News
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“Turn that music down!” is no longer a phrase reserved for grumpy grandparents and other curmudgeons. It turns out the music being released today really is louder than ever, a phenomenon sparking a cultural debate known as the loudness war.
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Chance The Rapper Kicks Off Verge Campus Fall Tour

With support from Sweater Beats and Young & Sick!

Kristin Houser
Category: News
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As if we didn’t have enough options for live music in SoCal this weekend, Chance The Rapper is kicking of his Verge Campus Tour just east of LA at Cal Poly Pomona today! Each stop on the nationwide tour features both night concerts and a daytime technology and brand engagement-based Interactive Village, and tickets for most shows will be open to both students and the general public.
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Weekend Jumpstart: September 26-28, 2014

Eclectic weekend at huge venues!

Mary Bonney
Category: News
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This fall in Los Angeles is jammed-packed with concerts, and this weekend, my must-see shows are all set in our city’s largest venues. My list below includes a little bit of everything, from soaring female vocalists to legendary hip-hop artists, so enjoy the diverse choices Los Angeles affords its lucky citizens this weekend!
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Kendrick Lamar Releases New Single “i”

Kendrick on that happy, self-love shit

September 25th, 2014
Winnie Fan
Category: News
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If you weren’t sure what to expect from Kendrick Lamar after his watershed album good kid, m.A.A.d city, prepare to get excited. Lamar’s newest single, “i,” is straight fire.
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