Coachella 2014 Standouts: Weekend One Edition

Picks from yet another stellar Coachella

April 15th, 2014
Lesley Park
Category: News, Staff Pick
Coachella 2014 lead

Oh Coachella, you never disappoint me. With consistently awesome sets rife with more cameos than Queen Victoria’s jewelry box, it’s no wonder this is my and many others’ music festival of choice. My favorite weekend of the year may have come and gone, but that doesn’t mean I can’t relive it over and over again in my mind.
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Top 5 Record Store Day 2014 Releases

My picks for music lovers’ Christmas on Saturday

David Fisch
Category: News, Staff Pick
Record Store Day Logo

Cue Andy Williams or that clip of Homer Simpson frolicking in the Land Of Chocolate. That’s where my mind is right now while writing this article and waiting rather impatiently for this coming weekend when Record Store Day descends upon indie record shops across the world.
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Play This Playlist: Favorite Coachella 2014 Acts

My favorite performers of the weekend

April 14th, 2014
Twila Grissom
Category: Staff Pick, Video

In case you didn’t hear, this little festival took place in the desert over the weekend, and while I wasn’t able to attend Coachella this year (the first year I’ve missed in six), thanks to the livestream on Youtube I was able to catch some of the music from afar.
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20 Songs You Have To Hear Live At Coachella

Afraid of missing out? We’re here to help.

April 7th, 2014
Marcus Slater
Category: Staff Pick, Video

“So many bands! So much to see! I don’t want to miss anything!”

Does this sound like you? Is the stress from a fear of missing out at Coachella driving you mad? Don’t know who to see and who to skip? Maybe I can help.
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Kurt Cobain’s Top Five Albums

The favorite albums of the late icon

April 4th, 2014
Jay Chirinos
Category: News, Staff Pick

This week marks the twentieth anniversary of the death of Kurt Cobain. I don’t really want to talk about the details of that in particular, mainly because it will be written about to death elsewhere. I’d rather remember the fact that he was in a fantastic rock band and that he had equally impeccable taste in music. Seeing as his list of favorite albums was published in his Journals a few years back, I figured it would be fun to plunder that and let Kurt Cobain do a top five today instead of me.
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Play This Playlist: Ladies That Are Awesome

Female artists that rock my world!

March 31st, 2014
Gerry Doot
Category: Staff Pick, Video
St Vincent

I remember having kind of a close-minded view of the female front-person when I was younger, probably because so much of the ’90s rock catalogue was male dominated, but lately I’ve been obsessed with female singers.
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Top Five Albums of 2014

My favorites of the year (so far…)

March 28th, 2014
Mary Bonney
Category: News, Staff Pick
Foster the People Supermodel

We are barely a quarter of the way through 2014, and I am already overwhelmed by how many incredible albums have been released. From old favorite bands to new acts, the albums that caught my eye so far this year are as varied as the people you see walking Hollywood Boulevard. Check out my list below and let me know what you’ve been spinning so far this year!
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Monster Summer Rock Doubleheaders

Your summer’s about to kick a whole lot more ass

Megan Driscoll
Category: News, Staff Pick
concert feature

Here in LA it’s perfectly reasonable to consider summer right around the corner. From what I understand, in other parts of the country that concept may be too much for your frozen, seasonally depressed mind to process at the moment. Trust me — no matter your local temperature, you’re going to want to start planning your booze-filled, hard-rocking summer now, if only to stave off any violent urges that may be cropping up these days.
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Play This Playlist: Your Soundtrack to Spring

Songs to put a spring in your step

March 25th, 2014
Marni Epstein
Category: Staff Pick, Video

Thursday was the Vernal Equinox, which means spring has officially sprung! In LA, that basically means it’s summer because it’s always 75 and sunny…or something like that. Although you haven’t yet started complaining about the heat, we’re sure it can’t be that far away at this point.
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Cruises That Rock

Make your next vacation a nonstop concert

March 19th, 2014
Megan Driscoll
Category: News, Staff Pick
Cruise Ship

I don’t know about you, but I could use a goddamn vacation. The day job’s really wearing me down these days, and I’m looking forward to my two-week return to northeast Ohio next month as if it were a tropical paradise. If Cleveland’s not your idea of a vacation, however — and why shouldn’t it be? The Rock Hall, the dining, the lake! Stop being so stuck up! — then perhaps these music-themed cruises might be more your style. You’re going to be drunk on a boat one way or the other on your vacation — why not be drunk on a boat with the musical acts you love?
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