HARD Day Of The Dead Set Times Revealed

App and map released, too!

October 23rd, 2014
Kristin Houser
Category: Lead Story, News
Hard Day of the Dead 2014

Less than ten days until HARD Day of the Dead descends upon Pomona’s Fairplex, but eager attendees can start planning their weekends now because the set times for the electronic and hip-hop music festival have been released!
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Throwback Thursday: Remembering Orbital

So long, Orbital, and thanks for all the raves!

Marcus Slater
Category: News, Staff Pick
Orbital

A few days ago, electronic duo Orbital hung up their hats for the second and presumably last time. Ravers across the world, young and old, please join me in a moment of silence.
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The Lone Bellow Announce New Album

Then Came The Morning out January 27, 2015

Mary Bonney
Category: News
The Lone Bellow

To follow up their critically-acclaimed, fan-beloved debut album, folk rockers The Lone Bellow have announced a January 27th release date for their highly anticipated sophomore LP, Then Came The Morning. The album was produced by Aaron Dessner (The National) and promises more of the intensely emotional, powerful country rock found on their first release.
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Gorgon City Is Coming To El Rey Theatre

Good luck standing still on Saturday

Marcus Slater
Category: News
gorgon city-banner

For a group that is the namesake of a creature in the business of turning people to stone, Gorgon City is remarkably adept at keeping bodies moving. House heads will know them from their lead single “Real” and some of their other collaborations. The uninitiated will probably hear more of them soon.
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New Album Releases: October 21, 2014

Cold War Kids, Jessie Ware, Transit, and more!

October 21st, 2014
Kristin Houser
Category: Lead Story, News
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I couldn’t resist including a pair of cover albums on this week’s list of new album releases, but plenty of original material is being released this week as well, including a new album from one of my favorite local rock bands, a couple of heavier offerings, and a few efforts from across the pond. Check out the full list of new album releases below, and be sure to let me know in the comments what you’ll be listening to today!
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Best Second Screen Apps for Music Lovers

Toggle between screens to influence the charts

Kristin Houser
Category: News
Second Screen Apps

Sure, summer is a great time to be a music fan, what with all the outdoor concerts, big-name album releases, and weekend-long festivals, but for TV lovers, it’s the season when once fertile DVRs transform into barren wastelands of reruns and half-watched Jeopardy episodes.
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CLOSED: Win Tickets To See Broken Bells!

Danger Mouse/James Mercer collab hits LA on Friday

October 20th, 2014
Kristin Houser
Category: News
Broken bells lead

Anyone surprised by the success of Broken Bells clearly hadn’t been following either of its members’ careers prior to their teaming up. Producer/songwriter Brian Burton (aka Danger Mouse) has been turning heads since the 2004 release of his Grey Album, a mashup of Jay-Z’s The Black Album and the Beatles’ White Album, and that very same year James Mercer, the other half of Broken Bells, found himself in the mainstream spotlight when his indie-rock band The Shins were featured in the film Garden State.
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Run The Jewels’ Cat-Themed Remix Album Confirmed

Producer El-P’s joke becomes star-studded reality

October 17th, 2014
Sean Kantrowitz
Category: News
meow the jewels

Because we live in an era when pretty much any idea can be made a reality through social media and some crowdfunding, one of the most anticipated hip-hop albums of 2014 will be getting re-released as a star-studded remix album composed completely of cat noises. Wait…what?
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Throwback Thursday: Reminiscing on Rilo Kiley

On being a better son/daughter, more adventurous

October 16th, 2014
Winnie Fan
Category: News, Staff Pick
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Jenny Lewis just announced additional tour dates to promote her latest solo effort, The Voyager, and I’m excited to see that she’ll be swinging by LA again for her last show of the year. It seems appropriate given that she got her start here as the frontwoman of Rilo Kiley, and even though Lewis recently confirmed that the band is definitely done, I’m definitely not done with them.
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