The Party Heats Up When Wild Party Hits LA!

Rocking The Satellite on August 27th

August 22nd, 2014
Jaclyn Tamura
Category: News
Wild Party

San Antonio’s Wild Party has set out to make their mark in the music scene this year. Recently signed to Old Friends Records, the indie-pop newcomers are now in the midst of a coast-to-coast tour, with their first album, Phantom Pop, set for release on October 7th.
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Show Preview: Jamie xx @ FYF Fest

Vibe with Jamie xx at FYF Fest!

August 21st, 2014
Winnie Fan
Category: News
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Jamie Smith, better known as Jamie xx, has been making music as part of The xx and remixing tracks for years now. This year, however, he’s been releasing his own music, and it has all the atmosphere of The xx’s work but with a dancey kick.
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Weekend Jumpstart: August 22-24, 2014

Welcome to Festivaltown!

Gerry Doot
Category: Lead Story, News
FYF Fest 2014

This weekend is one of celebration! Summer is wrapping up, and we only have a few precious weeks left to enjoy California’s best season. And what better way to live it up than by going to some of the incredible festivals that will be taking place this weekend? Whether you want to enjoy some of history’s most important music or see the hottest current bands, LA is the place to be this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
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Yellowcard Announces New Album, Lift a Sail

Ninth studio album to drop October 7th

Mary Bonney
Category: News
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When I spoke with Yellowcard guitarist Ryan Mendez at this summer’s Warped Tour, I could hardly believe my favorite pop-rock band had already finished recording another album. Since their reformation in 2010 Yellowcard has been on fire, putting out solid albums and touring nonstop. I absolutely loved their 2012 release, Southern Air, and the 2013 acoustic re-release of their seminal album Ocean Avenue. Just this week the band announced that their ninth studio album, Lift A Sail (Razor & Tie), will be released on October 7th, and I couldn’t be more excited!
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Yahoo! Live Brings Feed Me Into Your Home

Livestream of EDM artist’s Teeth show airs Aug. 26

Kristin Houser
Category: Lead Story, News
Yahoo Live

I’ve hardly been shy about my love for livestreams. Not only do I spend most Thursday nights camped out at the TradioV studio to take part in the creation of the LA Music Blogcast, the LAmb’s weekly livestreamed web show, I’ve also written about the joys of experiencing Lollapalooza without braving the winds of Chicago, and “Couchella” has been an annual tradition around the Houser household for the past few years.
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Woofer Cookers: 10 Songs For Bass Heads in 2014

Give your low end a workout

August 19th, 2014
Marcus Slater
Category: News, Staff Pick
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Bass music. R&B. Dubstep. Hip hop. All these genres are in a state of flux right now thanks to the extremely lively electronic music scene. The volume of producers and singers and other extraordinarily talented people out there making music with a heavy low end is staggering. It’s a good time to be a bass head.
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New Album Releases: August 19, 2014

Imogen Heap, He Is Legend, Kimbra, & more!

Kristin Houser
Category: News
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Another week, another batch of album releases to feed your need for new music! Check out the ten albums that have us most excited here at LA Music Blog, and be sure to let me know in the comments what you’ll be listening to today.
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New Music From We Were Promised Jetpacks

Third album, Unravelling, out October 14th!

Gerry Doot
Category: News
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When I saw We Were Promised Jetpacks back in February, I left the show feeling sweaty and emotionally drained. The Glasgow quintet has a way of doing that to people. Their constantly driving riffs are built around dynamics rather than an overly-technical performance, and lead singer Adam Thompson guides the audience through the music with gentle notes that lift to hair-raising hollers.
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HBO Releases “On The Run” Concert Event Trailer

Beyoncé & Jay Z special to air on September 20th

August 18th, 2014
Mary Bonney
Category: News
On The Run

I’m still in awe of power couple Beyoncé and Jay Z after seeing their wildly entertaining On The Run Tour at the Rose Bowl earlier this month. Thankfully, my friends who have been forced to listen to me repeatedly recount the amazing show have a chance to experience it for themselves in all its HD glory.
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Preview: La Santa Cecilia & Yuval Ron Ensemble

Free show at La Plaza de Cultura y Artes on 8/26!

Kristin Houser
Category: Lead Story, News
La Santa Cecilia

Voices of LA’s concert series has been one of our favorite things about Summer 2014 for several reasons, two of which will be teaming up for a show at La Plaza de Cultura y Artes later this month: La Santa Cecilia & Yuval Ron Ensemble!
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