Top Five Acts Who Stopped Too Soon

These guys, for various reasons, left us hanging

September 19th, 2014
Jay Chirinos
Category: Staff Pick, Video
The postal service lead

I could fill reams and reams of paper with a list of bands that went on a lot longer than they should have. (Have the last couple of decades of Mastercard-sponsored arena tours done anything to enhance the reputation of The Rolling Stones? Didn’t think so.) It’s much more interesting to speculate about bands that cut their careers short for various reasons.
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Play This Playlist: Back-To-School Soundtrack

Did you have a nice summer?

September 15th, 2014
Gerry Doot
Category: Staff Pick, Video
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Well, summer is officially over, and it’s that time of year again. Time to buy some new notebooks, backpacks, and Jordans. Time to look back through the yearbook for that girl who wrote “K.I.T. C U next YR.” And time to buckle down and get back to studying!
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Top Five Body-Positive Songs

Embrace your body with these five tracks!

Mary Bonney
Category: Staff Pick, Video
destiny's child

With Meghan Trainor’s pro-body anthem “All About That Bass” hitting number one on the Hot 100 charts, I have been combing through my music library seeking other songs praising curvy girls. Pursuing acting and living in LA has been a one-two punch on my body image, and songs like Trainor’s remind me that it doesn’t matter what your body type is as long as you know how to “shake it shake it.”
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Top 5 Labor Day Weekend Dance Events

The dance acts to catch on the long weekend

August 29th, 2014
Twila Grissom
Category: News, Staff Pick
Gareth Emery Promo

The long weekend is upon us! As per usual, a litany of things are happening all over Los Angeles. If you are staying local and feel like you might want to get down on the dance floor at some point, here are the Top 5 events to get your dance on this Labor Day Weekend.
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Play This Playlist: Best Taylor Swift Music Videos

The best clips from Swifty’s past and present

August 26th, 2014
Mary Bonney
Category: Staff Pick, Video
taylor swift shot

Taylor Swift is our modern day Helen of Troy, although rather than being the woman whose face launched a thousand ships, it’s more like she the woman whose Instagrams launched a million likes. This past week, she completed her move from young, ringleted country singer to outspoken pop superstar with the release of her newest single, “Shake It Off,” off her upcoming, sure-to-be-bestselling 1989.
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Top Five Undercard Acts Playing At FYF Festival

It’s a Goldenvoice fest, ergo a solid undercard

August 22nd, 2014
Lesley Park
Category: Staff Pick, Video
FYF Fest 2014 undercard

If you’re lucky enough to be hitting up this weekend’s FYF Fest, you’re no doubt fantasizing about the dance party you’ll find yourself in during Phoenix’s set or the alt-rock bonanaza that will ensue when sister act HAIM shreds like it’s nobody’s business. But if everything below those familiar names on the flyer is looking like gobbledygook, here are some handy suggestions to help you navigate the madness of Exposition Park.
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Woofer Cookers: 10 Songs For Bass Heads in 2014

Give your low end a workout

August 19th, 2014
Marcus Slater
Category: News, Staff Pick
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Bass music. R&B. Dubstep. Hip hop. All these genres are in a state of flux right now thanks to the extremely lively electronic music scene. The volume of producers and singers and other extraordinarily talented people out there making music with a heavy low end is staggering. It’s a good time to be a bass head.
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Play This Playlist: Best of OC’s Pacific Festival

This tracklist will keep you dancing all week long

August 18th, 2014
Janelle Miranda
Category: Staff Pick, Video
Pacific Festival

Bummed you missed Pacific Festival at the Newport Dunes in Orange County this past weekend? Turn that frown upside down with this tasty musical compilation designed to help you shake that groove thang all week long. Bonus, disco appears to be alive and well, and there is enough cowbell in this mix to make your head spin. Play these tracks, and your bad dance moves will instantly look cool again!
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Play This Playlist: Danceable Tunes of Summer

My top dance tracks for summer fun!

August 11th, 2014
Twila Grissom
Category: Staff Pick, Video
summer

As we’re grooving our way through summer, I have been enjoying discovering new music and taking it with me to beaches, rooftops, and everywhere else I can get out into the sunshine. This is a funky playlist of tracks that are perfect for grilling, pool partying, dancing, or simply chilling and taking in the beautiful weather. Hope you enjoy these tracks as much as I do!
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Top Five Dave Grohl Beats

One of the best drummers and rock stars ever

August 8th, 2014
Gerry Doot
Category: Staff Pick, Video
Dave Grohl - Them Crooked Vultures

Listen, everybody. We in the drumming world have this term for Mr. Grohl. It’s “God.” I pretty much learned how to play drums by playing through Nirvana’s Nevermind and Foo Fighters’ The Colour and the Shape. Those are two of the most amazing rock albums of all time and largely because of Dave Grohl’s contributions as not only a badass drummer, but also a singer, songwriter, and guitar player.
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