New Album Releases: February 5, 2016

New tunes transcending every genre and generation

February 5th, 2016
Jillian Goldfluss
Category: Lead Story, News
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Living legends and emerging indie acts share the spotlight on this week’s repertoire of new releases. From artists releasing eagerly anticipated sophomore albums to American icons such as Elton John and Lucinda Williams adding yet another record to their roster, there is literally something for every generation and genre lover to latch onto with today’s eclectic array of new music.
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Gallant Releases “Skipping Stones” Feat Jhene Aiko

Check out the new voice of R&B

February 4th, 2016
Kimberly Quitzon
Category: News
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Singer-songwriter Gallant has teamed up with LA sweetheart Jhené Aiko to release a soulful new track. The duo’s phenomenal vocals are soothing on “Skipping Stones,” which is one-half of a two-track digital release coming out via Red Bull Sound Select tomorrow (the other half being “Borderline,” a collaboration with James Fauntleroy).
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CRSSD Announces Spring Phase II Lineup

Cirez D, Damian Lazarus, Kidnap Kid, & more added!

Ashlee Burke
Category: Lead Story, News
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CRSSD has finally revealed the Phase II lineup for its festival at Waterfront Park next month, and it is stacked! Fans at the 21+ fest will be treated to a variety of DJs and live acts from all across the spectrum of electronic music, and since CRSSD has also announced that Stella Artois is the official alcohol sponsor of the event, you will definitely find me yelling “S-T-E-L-L-A” at a poor, unsuspecting bartender if you attend. Because is there a better way to order a beer than by quoting Tennessee Williams?
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Serenity Gathering: A Celebration Of Spring

Festival brings music, art, and peace

February 2nd, 2016
Ashlee Burke
Category: News
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At its very center, the word “equinox” combines the Latin terms for “equal” and “night,” and it denotes the two days of the year that are equal parts day and night. Serenity Gathering music festival not only celebrates the spring equinox, but seeks to replicate its energy. Celebrating the light and equally solacing the dark, Serenity aims to nourish the soul so that like a spring sapling in the frozen ground (outside of Southern California, that is), the mind can sprout and the spirit can bloom.
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The Losses Of Jefferson Airplane

Two founding members leave us on the same day

Anthony Marks
Category: News
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Uncanny, right? Not only has this been a bad start to 2016 for aging rock stars, two prominent ones from the same ’60s supergroup have now died on the same day. The day was January 28th, and it was a sad one for rockers as Jefferson Airplane’s founding member Paul Kantner passed away along with the band’s original singer, Signe Anderson.
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The Matches Announce Select Tour Dates

Celebrating the ten-year anniversary of Decomposer

Mary Bonney
Category: News
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One of my favorite underrated bands, The Matches, came out with some huge news this week: in celebration of the ten-year anniversary of their exceptionally unique album Decomposer, the Oakland-based group will be playing four shows this June. Even better news is that one of those shows will take place here in LA at one of our city’s newest intimate venues, The Teragram Ballroom.
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Technical Grammy: The Award You’ve Never Heard Of

The Recording Academy honors tech innovators

Kristin Houser
Category: News
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For all the anticipated award-show glitz, glamour and selfie tweets, there’s one exclusive pre-Grammy ceremony fans won’t be able to catch from their couches.
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Cool Tech Projects From The 2016 Grammy Nominees

FlyLo, Lady Gaga, Skrillex & more!

February 1st, 2016
Kristin Houser
Category: News
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Last year’s Grammy Awards blew up the Internet: 20.9 million tweets, 45 million Facebook interactions, 1.7 million Shazams. Clearly Grammys viewers are plugged into technology, but they aren’t the only ones.
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New Album Releases: January 29, 2016

From vocals to beats, this week is full of newness

January 29th, 2016
Kimberly Quitzon
Category: Lead Story, News
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This week’s list of new albums is all about uniqueness. As music evolves, we see the collection of influences within so many artists vary to the point where their music is all their own. Check out some new artists on the list below as well as others who are reuniting this year after long hiatuses.
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Red Hot Chili Peppers Announce Fundraiser Show

Feb 5th concert to benefit Bernie Sanders

January 28th, 2016
Mary Bonney
Category: Lead Story, News
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While I’m trying to avoid all the political negativity that is clouding our country right now, the presidential race gave Los Angeles quite a gift this week. LA’s own Red Hot Chili Peppers announced a performance next Thursday, February 5th, at the 1,600-seat Theatre at Ace Hotel. But this is no secret show; the seven-time Grammy winners are holding this special performance in honor of presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.
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