Top Five ’90s R&B Groups

Because nostalgia for the ’90s is so “en vogue”

January 23rd, 2015
Winnie Fan
Category: Staff Pick, Video
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Nostalgia for the ’90s is at an all-time high. Friends is on Netflix, Jurassic World is coming to theaters soon, and crop tops are back with a mighty vengeance. It’s not just film and fashion either; Sleater-Kinney just released a new album, and D’Angelo dropped Black Messiah in December to remind us that the ’90s were a great time for music, too.
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Throwback Thursday: Beastie Boys’ Music Videos

A look back at the Boys’ best clips

January 22nd, 2015
Sean Kramer
Category: Staff Pick, Video
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Earlier this month, an unreleased music video for the Beastie Boys’ “Too Many Rappers” was unearthed and leaked onto the Internet. The clip — a Nas collaboration from their final album, 2011’s Hot Sauce Committee Part Two — may not have been the most earth-shattering video that they’ve ever released, but it was certainly a treat to see something from a group that arguably has the best video catalog of all time. Need proof? Here we go.
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Play This Playlist: Songs To Lull You To Sleep

A list of tracks to help tuck you in at night

January 19th, 2015
Jillian Goldfluss
Category: Staff Pick, Video
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Living in the real world can often be daunting and mentally draining, and if you’re anything like me, you may find it increasingly difficult to fall asleep as the stresses of adulthood loop on a perpetual soundtrack in your head.
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Top Five Music Resolutions For 2015

Making the new year in music the best ever

January 16th, 2015
Mary Bonney
Category: News, Staff Pick
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Now that we are fully in 2015 and I’ve already broken my New Year’s resolution (not eating takeout for every meal in one day…set myself up for a loss there), I’ve turned to my resolutions for music. That’s right. As a music journalist, it’s only fitting I have a whole list of resolutions for 2015 that have to do with what is such a large passion of mine.
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Throwback Thursday: Looking Back On The Prodigy

First LP in 6 years coming later this year

January 15th, 2015
Lesley Park
Category: Staff Pick, Video
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Decades before the laser-and-fireworks-riddled explosion of EDM in the US of A, a then-little-known band from across the pond began making some waves with their signature blend of industrial-tinged big beat.
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Top Five LA Artists Nominated For GRAMMYs

Throw your support behind these hometown acts

Kristin Houser
Category: News, Staff Pick
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Between the Golden Globes and the NFL playoffs, I found myself fully in touch with my inner fan last weekend, cheering for my favorites when they won and lamenting their losses. In just a few shorts weeks, I’ll be doing the same thing for several of my favorite LA-based musicians when they gather at Staples Center for the 2015 GRAMMY Awards, and while the safe money to win may not be on the below, these local acts deserve your support on Feb. 8th.
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Play This Playlist: The Best Of Michel Gondry

One of the greatest video directors of all time!

January 12th, 2015
Gerry Doot
Category: Staff Pick, Video
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I find it pretty damn satisfying to take the occasional stroll down music video memory lane to revisit one of the best directors of all time, Michel Gondry. The French film director has created some of the most incredible pieces of art to ever be connected to music, period, and his work with artists such as Bjork, Foo Fighters, Daft Punk, Radiohead, and a slew of other notable acts reinforced the notion that the music video could be more than a promotional tool.
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Top Five Musician Cameos On Portlandia

These artists brought the funny with Fred & Carrie

January 9th, 2015
Kristin Houser
Category: Staff Pick, Video
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Season 5 of Portlandia premiered last night, and like so many fans of the satirical sketch comedy show, I was eager to make some new memories with Fred and Carrie. That doesn’t mean, however, that I’m ready to forget some of my favorite moments from the show’s last four years, several of which also happen to include my favorite musicians.
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Throwback Thursday Is Comeback Thursday

It’s been a while…

January 8th, 2015
Jay Chirinos
Category: Staff Pick, Video
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This month Sleater-Kinney will be releasing their first album in a decade. One of our albums of the year for 2014 was Aphex Twin’s first in 13 years. In December, we were famously treated to the glorious return of D’Angelo, whose stunning Black Messiah was his first album in 14 years.
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4 Local Spring Festivals That Aren’t Coachella

Substitute or supplement your Coachella experience

Lesley Park
Category: News, Staff Pick
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The annual proverbial shot heard around the music world may have been fired with the announcement of Coachella 2015’s lineup (with some of the most polarizing reactions I’ve seen yet), but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of other reasons to get excited for spring!
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