Show Preview: Wil-Dog of Ozomatli & Jarell Perry

RSVP now for tonight’s FREE show at The Echoplex!

July 14th, 2014
Kristin Houser
Category: News
Wil-Dog and Jarell Perry

Didn’t get your fill of live music this weekend or maybe you’re looking for something to make this Monday feel less like a Monday? I’ve got the perfect solution (and it won’t eat into your weekly lunch allowance either): as part of the Voices of LA summer series, The Echoplex is hosting a FREE 18+ event tonight featuring Wil-Dog and Jarell Perry!
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Four Year Strong Releases New Song

“Living Proof of a Stubborn Youth” off new EP!

Mary Bonney
Category: News
Four Year Strong

In 2013 Four Year Strong fans held their breath as the band took a year-long hiatus after departing from their label, Universal Motown. Thankfully, 2014 heralded a comeback for the band, not only in terms of performing and releasing new music, but also stylistically as they revisted their hardcore roots.
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Cut Copy Releases Deluxe Version of Free Your Mind

Includes bonus track “Lights Shine On”

Lesley Park
Category: News
Cut Copy

Fresh off the first touring leg for their latest LP, Free Your Mind, Cut Copy comes out swinging with the release of the album’s deluxe edition. Featuring five brand-spanking-new tracks, these additions might well have convinced me to give the album another listen. As a little teaser, the band released one of the tracks, the danceably orchestral and downright lovely “Lights Shine On.”
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Pre-Order The Madden Brothers New Album

Debut single “We Are Done” out now!

July 11th, 2014
Mary Bonney
Category: News
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I wasn’t surprised that after years of writing and performing together in Good Charlotte, brothers Joel and Benji Madden formed their own project. I was surprised how much I liked their first official single, “We Are Done.” With just enough harmony-driven pop vocals to transition me from familiarity into “Okay, I’ll give this a shot,” the ’60s-inspired song was written with veteran producer Eric Valentine (Good Charlotte, Taking Back Sunday, Third Eye Blind).
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Event Preview: Summer Session @ Los Globos

2 stages, 10 bands, one night of rising LA acts!

Angelica Corona
Category: News
Summer session Featured

LA Music Blog is proud to partner with Los Globos for Summer Session, a night honoring the rising local artists of Los Angeles! The July 17th event will feature two stages and over ten bands, including the likes of Jarell Perry, OOFJ, Lena Fayre, Pyramid Vritra, and more. Trust us, you won’t want to miss psychedelic seven-piece Seasons or upbeat, guitar-driven trio Kingdoms.
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Show Preview: DJ Dodger Stadium @ The Echo

Samo Sound Boy and Jerome LOL team up as DJ DS!

July 10th, 2014
Jeanette Hernandez
Category: News
dj Dodger stadium

After joining forces to co-found LA’s Body High record label, the duo of Jerome LOL and Samo Sound Boy must have realized their pairing was a good thing because they then began collaborating musically under the name DJ Dodger Stadium. Just this week they dropped a new experimental house album, Friend of Mine, and tomorrow night they’ll celebrate its release with a party at The Echo.
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Weekend Jumpstart: July 11-13, 2014

The most dancable events for your summer weekend

Twila Grissom
Category: News
la roux

This summer weekend promises more great weather and equally great music around town. While there are literally hundreds of shows to choose from, here are my picks for the best dance music of the weekend in LA!
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Show Preview: The Antlers @ The Troubadour

Trio to play sold-out weekend July 12 and 13

Angelica Corona
Category: News
The Antlers

Since their last visit to LA after the release of their Undersea EP, The Antlers have recorded, released, and begun touring in support of a new full-length, Familiars. From their debut Hospice to Burst Apart, the Brooklyn trio has consistently astounded audiences with their earth-shatteringly beautiful perspectives, and their latest album lacks none of what we’ve come to love from the band.
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LA Music Blog Presents: July Talk At King King

Alt-blues rock band plays LA on July 23rd!

July 9th, 2014
Kristin Houser
Category: Lead Story, News
July Talk

Toronto-based alt-blues rock band July Talk is a prime example of the whole being greater than the sum of its parts. Sure, Peter Dreimanis’s raspy growl will have fans of Tom Waits and Lucero swooning, and yeah, Leah Fay’s sweet soprano is simply divine, but put the two co-leads’ vocals together and the result is beyond compare.
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Use Tech To Upgrade Your Music Festival Experience

From picking the perfect fest to finding your tent

Kristin Houser
Category: News
Coachella 2013

Today’s music fans have more options than ever for using technology to make the most of their festival experiences. From the websites to visit before purchasing passes to the gadgets you’ll want to have at your makeshift campsite, this is the tech that will make your 2014 music festival season the best ever.
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