Safe In Sound Festival Loses A Day In Los Angeles

Thursday stop cancelled, but Saturday is still on!

October 15th, 2014
Alice Carson
Category: News
Safe In Sound Festival

The Safe in Sound touring festival had originally been planned to bring Los Angeles its little bit of heaven tomorrow, October 16th. Then, like a godsend, the powers that be decided the tour should grace LA twice, once on the 16th as planned and then again on Saturday, October 18th. Now, sadly, the Safe in Sound festival will only take place this coming Saturday.
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Local Acts Come Together for Fallfest 2014

Grassroots festival in LA this weekend!

Mary Bonney
Category: News
Fallfest

Hands-down, my favorite part of living in the City of Angels is the passion and creativity constantly surrounding me. From self-producing incredible albums to raising money on Kickstarter to fund independent films, residents of Los Angeles know that DIY is the way to go. In an attempt to create a collective of supportive, talented artists looking to do just that, members of local band Town in the City are holding Fallfest this Saturday, October 18th.
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Run the Jewels Collaborate with Zach de la Rocha

“Close Your Eyes (and Count to Fuck)”

October 14th, 2014
Marcus Slater
Category: News
Run The Jewels

Underground heroes Run the Jewels have released a new collaboration with former Rage Against the Machine frontman Zach de la Rocha. It’s called “Close Your Eyes (and Count to Fuck)” and it is aggressive as hell. It’s not like RTJ2 needed more hype, but this is very welcome.
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New Album Releases: October 14, 2014

OK Go, Stars, Foxygen, and more!

Kristin Houser
Category: News
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Lots of new albums coming straight out of LA this week with plenty of live shows to support them. Check out the albums that have us excited below, and be sure to let me know in the comments what you’ll be listening to first today!
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Seven Good Reasons To Listen To Internet Rap

Radio rap is so lamestream. Get online.

October 13th, 2014
Marcus Slater
Category: News, Staff Pick
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I don’t blame the average person for being sick of rap. I get it, truly. In the normal course of the day, it’s likely that the only hip-hop and rap music you’re going to hear are the same twelve songs currently being pumped into the airwaves 24/7.
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The Wiltern Gets Filthy With The Dirty Heads

Reggae rockers play LA tomorrow night!

October 10th, 2014
Alice Carson
Category: News
Dirty Heads

A lot of bands attempt to fuse genres, and most end up sounding like a sloppy mess of almost-there and not-quite-right. For others, however, a delightful blend arises from their efforts, and LA’s trendy neighbor Huntington Beach gave birth to an example of one of these successful genre-bending bands: The Dirty Heads.
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Throwback Thursday: John Lennon and Abbey Road

Two magnificent icons both birthed in October

October 9th, 2014
Alice Carson
Category: News, Staff Pick
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For once, a trending hashtag is perfectly timed. For this Throwback Thursday, I am celebrating John Lennon’s birthday. The late musician arrived on this beautiful planet on this date in 1940, meaning he would have been 74 years old today. Lennon gave this world so much love, an incredibly amount of hope, and so many wonderful songs, how can we not celebrate his birthday?
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The Tech Behind The Beat

The evolution of DJ technology

October 8th, 2014
Kristin Houser
Category: News
Beatport

To say that DJs are reliant on technology isn’t a bold statement. After all, people have been creating music for roughly 50,000 years, but the art of DJing didn’t emerge until just over a century ago, when the first audio radio broadcasts came on air.
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CLOSED: Win Tickets To See SBTRKT At The Belasco!

Catch the UK producer in LA on October 16th!

October 7th, 2014
Twila Grissom
Category: News
SBTRKT lead

In addition to releasing a litany of singles, several EPs, and two full-length albums, Aaron Jerome, better known as SBTRKT, has remixed songs by the likes of M.I.A, Radiohead, Modeselektor, Basement Jaxx, Mark Ronson, and Underworld, so whether you realize it or not, you’ve likely heard his work.
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