Play This Playlist: ‘Murica!

A Memorial Day special edition

May 26th, 2014
Gerry Doot
Category: Staff Pick, Video

The Memorial Day holiday is a more than just a 3-day weekend during which Americans BBQ, get drunk, and go camping; it’s a 3-day weekend during which we remember those who have fallen in the name of our country, then we BBQ, get drunk, and go camping!
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Play This Playlist: Phoenix Favorites

Revisit this FYF headliner’s catalog

May 19th, 2014
Marni Epstein
Category: Staff Pick, Video
phoenix 2

The FYF festival lineup was just announced last week, and Phoenix will be headlining Day 1 of the LA festival (catch The Strokes on Day 2). That said, there’s no better time to take a trip down memory lane and revisit the best of Phoenix and their airy, Frenchified, emotional take on dance tunes.
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Top Five Musical Movie Cameos

Your favorite stars in your favorite flicks

May 16th, 2014
Megan Driscoll
Category: Staff Pick, Video
movie feature

Nothing beats a great movie — or hell, even a stupid movie — featuring a surprise appearance from a famous musical artist you love. What better way to start the weekend than by looking back at a few of my favorite musical movie cameos?
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Word to Your Mother: Songs About Mom

Paying tribute to that perennial legend: your mama

May 12th, 2014
Megan Driscoll
Category: Staff Pick, Video
mom feature

Mother’s Day was this weekend, and if you’re not a complete monster, then you at least sent yours a few carnations or an Olive Garden gift card to show how much she truly means to you. (Or maybe you are a complete monster, sprung motherless from the depths of hell — I don’t know your life.)
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Play This Playlist: 2014 Newcomers

Think of it as a newbies mixtape

Jay Chirinos
Category: Staff Pick, Video
2014 newcomers

We all love new music, right? I presume that’s why most of us are here. So for today I’ve put together a playlist consisting solely of artists who just have or are just about to release their debut albums. I’ve tried to include a little bit of everything, and you’ll have seen some of these guys get love on our site previously. Without further ado, for your listening pleasure, here are some tunes that are fresher than a six a.m. croissant.
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Weekend Jumpstart: May 9-11, 2014

Spring time fun time edition!

May 9th, 2014
Marcus Slater
Category: Staff Pick

Remember! This is Mother’s Day weekend, so before you scroll down to figure out how you’re going to party, consider that you’ll probably have to call your Mom at some point on Sunday. I’m just saying, don’t forget.
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Top 5 Late-90s Boy Bands

Tearin’ up my heart when I’m with you

Lesley Park
Category: Staff Pick, Video
Backstreet Boys

Love them or hate them, boy bands were an incredibly formidable force in the music industry during the late-90s. Sure, they were often aptly criticized for being record label-produced pretty boys, but if you were an American female pre-teen growing up in the era of the boy band, then you very likely had (and, admit it, still have) a special place in your heart for some of these Tiger Beat-worthy centerfolds.
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Play This Playlist: Tracks By Tiesto

Exploring my new favorite genre

May 6th, 2014
Mary Bonney
Category: Staff Pick, Video
Club Scene

Although I was raised on good old fashioned pop punk and pop rock, I am beginning to expand my musical horizons, which is pretty inevitable living in a city like Los Angeles, where every genre is represented.
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Top 5 LA Dance Events In May

Feel like dancing? Get out to these shows!

May 2nd, 2014
Twila Grissom
Category: News, Staff Pick

It’s the first Friday of the month, and as we round the bend towards summer, LA has some fantastic shows coming to town. If you feel like dancing, check out my picks for the events in the area that you don’t want to miss.
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Play This Playlist: Fleetwood Mac Attack

Mondays cower before the power of Fleetwood Mac

April 28th, 2014
Megan Driscoll
Category: Staff Pick, Video
Fleetwood Mac

What is it about spring that gives me such a woody for Fleetwood Mac? It’s like, if flowers had a voice, they’d sound like Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie. Defy this Monday morning to take the wind out of your sails with this heavenly compilation of Fleetwood Mac joints, all designed to make you happy to be alive.
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