The M Machine Revamps The Visual Experience

Andy Coenen talks virtual “M” and more!

August 1st, 2014
Kristin Houser
Category: News
The M Machine

From NFC-connected festival wristbands to 3D stage projections, the live music sphere is full of high-tech offerings. One band stands above the rest, however, when it comes to using technology to transcend the typical concert experience: The M Machine.
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Preview: Joker, Ana Sia, Mikey Lion @ King King

Need last-minute plans? We’ve got you covered!

Lesley Park
Category: News
Joker Ana Sia Mikey Lion at King King

Let’s just say you’ve had a long, tedious week of work and you’re looking for some way to let loose and feel all that stress melt off your body. The best way to achieve that? Dancing the night away, of course! If you’re looking for something a little off the beaten path of big-room house, I suggest checking out tonight’s triple-threat offering from the Do LaB.
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Guitar Center Revives Unsigned Artist Program

Win a chance to record and perform with Steve Aoki

Alice Carson
Category: News
Steve Aoki Your Next Record

Some of our favorite success stories involve a mentor, someone who takes a young up-and-comer under his or her wing to teach them their ways and bring them to the next level of success. Whether in the business, writing, film, or music industry, mentors play key roles in finding the next big thing and honing their talents. After all, without Lil Wayne, Drake might be rocking a wheelchair on Degrassi: The Next Generation, and without Yoda, Luke Skywalker’s family reunion would have been dreadfully fatal.
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Weekend Jumpstart: Aug 1-3, 2014

Electronica reigns supreme this weekend

July 31st, 2014
Mary Bonney
Category: Lead Story, News
hard summer

As we slowly roll into August, the ultimate summer of concerts is still in full swing. The stifling heat in the Valley may be too much for me to handle, but by nightfall, the weather is perfect for summer concerts. Whether you’re looking to unwind or get pumped up, LA Music Blog has you covered once the sun sets on LA with these can’t-miss shows.
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Death From Above 1979 Returns To LA

Dance-punk duo is back after a decade absence

Jay Chirinos
Category: News
Death From Above 1979

About ten years ago Canadian dance-punk duo Death From Above 1979 came and went in a blaze of glory, releasing an exhilarating debut album, You’re A Woman, I’m A Machine, before their sudden break-up. With the whirlwind nature of both their music and their general existence, it has to be said that news of a second album ranks amongst 2014 least likely music stories. Yet here we are, with the announcement of the release of The Physical World, a full-length album due for release on September 19th through Last Gang Records/Warner Bros.
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Gerard Way To Release Debut Solo Album

Hesitant Alien drops on September 30th

Mary Bonney
Category: News
Gerard Way

After twelve years as the frontman for My Chemical Romance, Gerard Way announced he would distance himself from MCR fans a few months ago after the band’s breakup. Transitioning into a much-anticipated solo career, the charismatic singer has announced a release date for his debut solo album, Hesitant Alien.
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Mad Decent Block Party Coming To LA Center Studios

With headliners Diplo, Laidback Luke, and more!

Jeanette Hernandez
Category: News
Mad Decent Block Party 2014

The annual Mad Decent Block Party is coming back to the LA Center Studios on September 13th! For those unfamiliar with the tour, it started in 2008 as a small, family-style BBQ party in Philadelphia. Now it tours each year to major cities including San Diego, Phoenix, Nashville, Las Vegas, and Brooklyn, to name a few.
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Three Easy Ways to Nab the Set List

The best tricks to getting the set list every time

July 29th, 2014
Janelle Miranda
Category: News
crowd lead

You just finished watching the most epic live musical performance you have ever seen! How will you commemorate this fantastic experience and grab a one-of-a-kind souvenir at no cost to you? You need to hustle and get your hands on the set list.
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Free Show Alert: Jagwar Ma @ The Santa Monica Pier

Beachside gig from psychedelic Aussie trio on 8/7

Lesley Park
Category: News
jagwar ma

It’s understandable that comparisons would be drawn between Sydney-based psychedelic trio Jagwar Ma and their compatriots Tame Impala (anyone who’s listened to Lonerism ought to know that such a comparison is pretty lofty praise), but you’d be mistaken to write off the former as more of the same from Down Under.
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