Show Review: Shook Ones @ The Lost Room

Seattle punks tear apart The Lost Room

February 9th, 2016
Lex Voight
Category: Review
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For having released only a handful of records, Shook Ones have managed to build a fervent following. When you take a formula laid down by Kid Dynamite and perfect it, however, it’s easy to see why. This weekend the group played The Lost Room in LA, putting on a riotously fun set and bringing some serious up-and-comers with them in the mysterious Creative Adult and the absolutely blistering Super Unison.
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Show Review: Unknown Mortal Orchestra @ The Fonda

Band headlines sold-out show in Hollywood

February 8th, 2016
Sean Kramer
Category: Review
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Since the release of last year’s excellent Multi-Love, Unknown Mortal Orchestra has enjoyed even more exposure via a slew of favorable press mentions, high-profile television spots, and a show that has earned the group a well-deserved reputation as a band that must be seen live. It’s hard to believe that just five years ago, UMO was little more than a loose concept that only existed via a single non-hyped Bandcamp release.
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Show Review: Bosse-de-Nage @ Complex

NorCal black-metal outfit makes first LA visit

February 2nd, 2016
David Fisch
Category: Review
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Fellow LA Music Blog writer Jay Chirinos and I have incredibly similar musical interests, and we’ll often trade off albums and meet at shows for acts that range from the eerily quiet to the menacingly pummeling. I told him about Death Grips. He told me about Bosse-de-Nage.
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Show Review: Demrick and DJ Hoppa @ The Airliner

Rapper talks headlining tour and hometown shows

Kimberly Quitzon
Category: Interview, Review
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Demrick and DJ Hoppa turned it up at The Airliner here in LA on their first headlining tour for Stoney Point. A year after releasing the album, they have made it back home to treat Los Angeles to a killer show in the last days of their nationwide tour.
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Show Review: Majical Cloudz @ Masonic Lodge

The duo makes one last stop on their US tour

February 1st, 2016
David Fisch
Category: Review
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Are You Alone? is the name of Majical Cloudz’s sophomore release, which landed the #25 spot on LA Music Blog’s Top 50 Albums of 2015 list and made my personal Top 10. It’s also the question you could have asked me as I attended the duo’s last stop on their US tour in support of the album, and I would have answered, “Yes.”
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Show Review: Nicole Moudaber @ Sound Nightclub

Are you feeling “La Vibe”?

January 28th, 2016
Ashlee Burke
Category: Review
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The heart of Hollywood is probably the only place where you would find a sold-out nightclub pumping out dark and funky techno beats on a Monday night. La Vibe (a new reoccurring Monday night event at Sound Nightclub on Las Palmas Ave) managed to do just that with a room filled almost to capacity with the techno-craving populous of Los Angeles.
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Album Review: Rihanna – ANTI

Highly anticipated 8th studio album is here!

Kristen Meza
Category: Review
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Rihanna’s last album, Unapologetic, was released in 2012, and fans have been eagerly awaiting the follow-up ever since. The moment that highly anticipated album leaked yesterday, I think we all knew it was a matter of time before ANTI would officially be released. We didn’t have to wait long.
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Show Review: The Wood Brothers @ El Rey Theatre

Brotherly energy rocked the house

January 27th, 2016
Anthony Marks
Category: Review
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The Wood Brothers displayed impeccable musicianship and vocal harmonies during their performance at El Rey Theatre Thursday night. For a group consisting of only three members, they put out a lot of sound. The venue was packed, and the crowd enjoyed every last second of the band’s deft musicianship, well-written tunes, and astounding jams.
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Pete Tong Broadcasts Radio 1 Show Live From LA

A music oasis from a rooftop overlooking Hollywood

January 25th, 2016
Ashlee Burke
Category: Review
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Much like the epicenter of a volcano, the roving hot spot of electronic music seems to have migrated (at least for now) away from the UK and toward Los Angeles. If there was ever any doubt that electronic music had fully taken root in the US, the broadcast of Pete Tong’s Radio 1 show at EP & LP on La Cienega Friday was ready to dispel it.
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Show Review: DJ Gina Turner @ Sound Nightclub

It was a girl’s night at Sound Nightclub

January 20th, 2016
Ashlee Burke
Category: Review
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Friday night was a girl’s night at Sound Nightclub on Las Palmas Ave. The night started with some sultry beats by Lupe Fuentes, which were followed by the female duo Eli and Fur before the evening ended with the raven-haired, beat-dropping goddess that is DJ Gina Turner.
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