Red Bull Sound Select Presents: 30 Days in LA

30 days, 30 shows. RBSS takes over LA in November!

September 9th, 2014
Angelica Corona
Category: Lead Story, News
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November in Los Angeles is pretty great to begin with. Fall in California averages a brisk 60 degrees, we get to stuff our faces for Thanksgiving, and most importantly, the month marks the start of the holiday season! That being said, Red Bull Sound Select decided they’re going to make November even better with 30 Days In LA.
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Why Syro Is The Biggest Music News Of The Year

The glorious return of Aphex Twin!

Jay Chirinos
Category: News
Aphex Twin

On Saturday, August 16th, two strange blimps were spotted in the skies of London. One featured the year “2014,” but the zero had been replaced by a logo that was recognizable to a particularly excitable set of fans. The other blimp featured that same logo on a bright green background. In New York, the logo appeared as a stencil at Radio City Music Hall. It set off a fever of anticipation, and just a few days later an announcement came via the deep web that you-know-who was indeed back with new music.
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New Album Releases: September 9, 2014

Delta Spirit, Banks, Karen O, and more!

Kristin Houser
Category: News
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Happy Tuesday! Hard to believe how much potential for greatness can be found on this week’s list of album releases, so let’s get right to it! Check out the ten albums that have us excited here at LA Music Blog, and be sure to let me know in the comments what you’ll be playing on repeat this week!
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Show Preview: Lykke Li @ The Hollywood Palladium

Swedish singer-songwriter hits LA on Sept. 23rd!

September 8th, 2014
Lesley Park
Category: News
Lykke Li

Swedish songstress Lykke Li — arguably the mother of all contemporary indie singer-songwriter darlings — has been steadily gaining fans since the release of her debut, Youth Novels, in 2008. It’s not hard to see why. Her soulful lyrics often grapple with relationships with a certain kind of sentimental pragmatism that resonates with a wide range of women, and her accessible-yet-unique poppy sound and killer fashion sense add to that appeal.
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Preview: Voices of LA Culminating Festival

Free fest features music, food, dancing, and more!

Kristin Houser
Category: News
Voices of LA Culminating Fest lead

We’ve been singing the praises of Voices of LA all summer, but like all good things, the concert series will be coming to an end soon. Thankfully, they’re going out in a big way with an all-day fest…and you can attend for FREE!
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Say Anything and Saves The Day Announce Tour

Bands to play seminal albums in full!

September 5th, 2014
Mary Bonney
Category: News
Say Anything and Saves The Day

Christmas has come early for Say Anything and Saves the Day fans! Continuing the wonderful trend of solid pop-punk/rock bands celebrating the ten year anniversaries of their seminal albums, these two bands have announced a fall/winter tour where they will play their now-classic albums, Say Anything’s …Is A Real Boy and Saves the Day’s Through Being Cool, in full in celebration of their tenth anniversaries.
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Sir Sly Covers Arcade Fire’s “Afterlife”

LA-based trio’s new album out Sept. 16!

Angelica Corona
Category: News
Sir Sly

In anticipation of the September 16th release of their debut full-length album, You Haunt Me, LA locals Sir Sly have created one of the best covers of “Afterlife” I’ve ever heard. The original song is a solid foundation to start with and one of my favorite Arcade Fire track, but in a diluted market rife with remixes and covers of the band’s expansive catalog, to stand out with one is quite an achievement.
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Weekend Jumpstart: September 5-7, 2014

No festivals? No problem!

September 4th, 2014
Winnie Fan
Category: News
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It’s the first weekend of September and summer is winding down. However, the heat is still on in LA and we still have a ton of great shows to catch. If you’re a bit tired out from this summer’s festivals, fear not! This weekend you can catch an eclectic mix of hip-hop, classic-rock, and indie-rock acts individually!
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Show Preview: Yell For Help @ The Satellite

LAmb favorites stop by Silver Lake on Sept. 4th!

September 3rd, 2014
Kristin Houser
Category: News
Yell for Help

If you were still recovering from the holidays when Yell for Help stopped by the LA Music Blogcast in January, do yourself a favor and go back to at least watch their performance from the show (starts at 30:00. I’ll wait). Now thank me for letting you know that the LA duo of Mike Pappas and Fann will be stopping by The Satellite tomorrow night for a set full of infectious hooks, industrial-tinged beats, and female/male vocal interplay.
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