New Album Releases: May 12, 2015

Fresh mid-May releases from buzz-worthy artists

May 12th, 2015
Jillian Goldfluss
Category: Lead Story, News
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Post Mother’s Day blues got ya down? Not sure that’s a thing, but if you’re looking for some music to complement that homesick gloom, check out folkies Patrick Watson and The Tallest Man On Earth’s new releases.
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Coachella Reveals Rising Role Of Tech At Festivals

How summer of 2015 fests are getting plugged in

May 11th, 2015
Kristin Houser
Category: News
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Now that the California desert dust has settled from the Coachella Music and Arts Festival, fans are looking forward to the rest of Summer 2015’s musical adventures. From interactive live-streaming to customized experience apps, festival organizers tune into tech to keep the summer festival experience rockin’ — both offline and on.
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Third Eye Blind Announces New Album, Dopamine

Release album single, “Everything Is Easy”

Mary Bonney
Category: News
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I could hardly believe my luck when the legendary Third Eye Blind announced their summer co-headlining tour with the equally iconic Dashboard Confessional. Now it looks like 3EB fans have even more to celebrate as the band has announced that Dopamine, their first album in six years, will be released on June 16th.
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Preview: Bill Graham & The Rock & Roll Revolution

On view at the Skirball Center now through October

May 8th, 2015
Melissa Karlin
Category: News
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When I began my trek through a preview of Bill Graham and The Rock & Roll Revolution, a new exhibit at the Skirball Cultural Center, I didn’t know who Bill Graham was. I ended the day with the realization that perhaps I had always known who he was, even if I didn’t know his name. To put it simply, Graham was completely influential in the way that we now experience rock & roll and popular music as an event. He was instrumental in fostering the musician as a “celebrity” in our popular culture as well.
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LA Music Blogcast: News Catch-Up #1

We chat Barter 6, sleepy music, & farewell tours

David Fisch
Category: Lead Story, News
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Hello, reader and/or listener! You’ve caught us on a week where we really needed to deliver our opinions on recent music news that we’d been meaning to talk about, but just did not have the time to in earlier episodes! We — by which I mean me, David “DJ” Fisch, and my co-host Marcus Slater — try to catch-up on what’s been going on in the musicsphere that does not include Jay-Z or TIDAL on this week’s LA Music Blogcast!
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Throwback Thursday: Best Coast’s Crazy for You

It’s Crazy For You part deux

May 7th, 2015
Melissa Karlin
Category: News, Staff Pick
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With this week’s release of Best Coast’s new album, California Nights, I think the time is ripe to throwback to the duo’s debut, Crazy For You. The album is quintessential California and, more specifically, Los Angeles. It’s light, fun, breezy, and a fantastic expression of the LA sound.
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FYF Fest 2015 Lineup Announced!

Feat. D’Angelo, Morrissey, Frank Ocean, and more!

May 6th, 2015
Kristin Houser
Category: Lead Story, News
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Get ready for another stellar FYF Fest, Los Angeles. Organizers have just announced the lineup for the 2015 iteration of the festival, and it’s solid on all levels.
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J. Period Drops Live James Brown Mixtape

Featuring Black Thought of The Roots

Sean Kramer
Category: News
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Nine out of ten times you see or hear Black Thought, he’s going to be standing as the frontman for the legendary Roots crew. However, when he’s not rocking shows with Questlove and the gang or holding it down as part of Jimmy Fallon’s house band on The Tonight Show, he’s making incredible live mixtapes with DJ extraordinaire J. Period.
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The Flaming Lips & Miley Cyrus Collaborate Again

Pop star to make album with experimental rockers

May 5th, 2015
Anthony Marks
Category: News
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Miley Cyrus and The Flaming Lips have recorded a seven-song album together. It doesn’t have a release date yet, but it supposedly sounds like Pink Floyd meets Portishead. Ummm, this might be awesome.
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Kimmel Combines Imagine Dragons & REO Speedwagon

Mash Up Mondays features “Imagine REO Speedragons”

Mary Bonney
Category: News
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I love nothing more than outdoor concerts, and right behind the building that houses Jimmy Kimmel Live on Hollywood Boulevard is a decked-out stage perfect for hosting some of the best. Countless memorable acts have performed there, including Paul McCartney, Blink 182, and Death Cab For Cutie, and I even got to see Gotye make his US debut performance there. Yesterday, however, I saw one of the most legendary rock bands, REO Speedwagon, join forces with one of the biggest modern-day rock groups, Imagine Dragons, resulting in an unforgettable concert experience.
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