Win Tickets To Glen Hansard At The Hollywood Bowl

With Iron & Wine and The Head & The Heart!

July 18th, 2014
Gerry Doot
Category: News
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One of the first shows I had the privilege of covering for LA Music Blog was an intimate evening at The Sayers Club with Glen Hansard and Sam Beam of Iron & Wine. It was one of the most amazing music experiences I have ever had, and next month KCRW’s Summer Concert Series brings both acts together again in a slightly larger venue.
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Weekend Jumpstart: July 18-20, 2014

Rock and rave all weekend long!

July 17th, 2014
Marcus Slater
Category: News
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Lots of fun stuff to do this weekend, including a few great rock shows. One of which is free! How awesome is that?!
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Show Preview: The Wild Reeds @ The Troubadour

LA folk favorite’s album release show on 8/9!

July 16th, 2014
Gerry Doot
Category: News
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When I saw The Wild Reeds open for Little Green Cars nearly a year ago, I knew they were something special. The combination of pure and simple songwriting, angelic harmonies, and diverse instrumentation created the perfect landscape for a style of indie folk that felt like home.
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Last Chance To Enter Dada Life’s VIP Giveaway!

Ever want to ride to a fest in a hot air balloon?

July 15th, 2014
Kristin Houser
Category: News
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This Saturday, Swedish DJ duo Dada Life is bringing their Dada Land event to San Bernardino for the world’s first DJ tour via hot air balloon! The overnight camping event, which has been dubbed “The Voyage,” not only features two Dada Life sets, it’ll also include special guest performances, water rides, a silent disco, bouncy castles, and more. In other words, it’ll be like the best birthday party a kid could want, but with booze and world-class DJs.
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New Album Releases: July 15, 2014

Bleachers, Jungle, Morrissey, & more!

Kristin Houser
Category: Lead Story, News
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From laugh-inducing musical parodies to dance-inspiring pop tracks, today’s list of new album releases will have a little something for everyone. Check it out below, and be sure to let me know in the comments what you’ll be listening to first!
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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